What does the bible say about being Gay or lesbian?

Are you going to hell?


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  • if you realize it is wrong, and you stop this act.. you won't go to hell. otherwise you will.

    before anyone starts grumping at me about this, when God created Adam and Eve in the garden.

    they lived perfectly, there was no sin. Satan in form of a snake came upon Eve and convinced her to eat from the forbidden fruit that (God told them not to eat from). Satan told her that if she ate the fruit, she would be like God, which was a lie. For them eating from the fruit, God sent them away from the garden, because they both disobeyed God. and now they were no longer sinless.

    God does say in the Bible that it is wrong to sleep with the same sex. It was never meant to be like that. God made it so a man could be with a woman.

    I do believe it is wrong. you can hate me all you want for standing up for my God.

    but, at least I know where I am going.

    read the Bible and study it, others will say that you won't go to hell. but, I think they skipped the story of sodom and gomorrah! where it clearly says that God hates that act.

    hope this helps!

    • I admire you for standing up for your beliefs.HOWEVER, if you want to get technical you can't say "i know where I'm going" because no one does.God said, "thou shall not judge" and yes I judge all of us do.we all look and someone and we're like "oh no ma'am go home and change"or something but as far as getting into heaven and hell?there's only one person that can judge that and, in my belief, that's God.i believe it was very unfair that you judged that person.i don't think you meant to but you did

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    • Genenowok, they aren't born like that. it's THEIR CHOICE. God gave us the free will to our choices, because then why would we have bisexuals? why do some people drink but some people don't like it? again it goes to it is OUR choice to like and dislike and to be or not to be.

    • Lol misskiss you just judged her as well...

      Jenlovee - Yes, you are on the right path, I'm happy for you!

      Gene - you can't be born homosexual... seriously.

      like the other person said, it's free will. we just have to decide in the end whether we want to spend eternity with God or in hell.

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  • please if god can forgive people for killing his only son he'll forgive the lez and gays lol. not like they're do anything wrong just loving their fellow man. Sorry I know a few and I'll defend them to the end as long as they don't ask me to join them lol

    • Lol why would someone down this?

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    • Okay, It was God's will for his son to die on the cross. It was God's plan for Jesus to die on the cross for OUR SINS!

      I agree with MrSchneider!

    • Wow you people are way to serious about this. everyone sins at some point and god is forgiving you can't help who you love. If there's one thing I've learned from my friends you don't choose to be gay. when you fall love it will always surprise you who ur heart chooses and there's nothing worse then fearing that because you can't make ur heart love another u'll go to hell my friends have to believe they'll be forgiven because they can't change their hearts. You love who you love end of story

  • A year ago I was asked this question at my school, & spoke on the matter to help some people out. This is some of what I said in response. Please ask 4 more info!

    I would like to state that I am not in any way attacking homosexuals. I believe in loving the person & hating the sin. The Bible takes a clear stance on homosexuality.

    Looks at God’s plan start at the very beginning.

    Gen 2:18, 24

    "The LORD said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him." “For this reason a man will leave his father & mother & be united to his wife, & they will become one flesh”

    In Lev. 18 God speaks out against sexual sins, such as adultery & impure relationships. Vs 22 reads: " 'Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable”

    The orig. translation of detestable means "to curse, to call God to witness & abhor." God is serious about his commands! It goes on in vs 20:13 to say,

    "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."

    God is serious about the sin nature of homosexuality! I’ve heard the argument that, “that’s the Old Testament & we don’t follow all the rules in Lev.” If you want to take that point of view, the New Testament speaks out plenty against homosexuality as well. In Rom 1:26-27, Paul writes about the people who have turned to sin & immorality. “B/c of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their WOMEN exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women & were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, & received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion”

    Paul goes on in 1 Cor 6:9-10. “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God”

    Morality is not just for those who respect and follow the law. 1 Tim 1:8-11-“We know that the law is good when used correctly. For the law was not intended for people who do what is right. It’s for people who are lawless & rebellious, who are ungodly & sinful, who consider nothing sacred & defile what is holy.….The law is for people who are sexually immoral, or who practice homosexuality, or are slave traders, liars….who do anything else that contradicts the wholesome teaching that comes from the glorious Good News entrusted to me by our blessed God.” The Bible is the final authority for both belief & behavior, including sexual behavior.

    An acceptance of homosexuality is spreading through the church & corrupting the Christian faith. If we keep accepting sin, & changing the truths presented to us in God’s word, then we are undermining the entire foundation of our faith, that God’s word is HOLY.

  • God created homosexuals; why would he hate them?

    • Have you read the bible?.......

      but I guess these days... God doesn't make us in his image, we make Him in our own.

      that's why everyone's ideals and views on God and religious doctrine is so FLEXIBLE.

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    • Its not that he hates them, he loves everyone unconditionally, but he won't allow them into heaven. unless they go through purgatory

      but then that gets complicated

    • God did NOT create them as homosexuals. I DO believe that being gay, lesbian, bi is a sin, and we are all sinners. ALL they have to do is repent from their sins, and don't 'whine' about how 'hard it is to repent from being gay' because that then makes you sound like a baby.

  • hell no. I don't think so. or maybe I didn't read that part yet,but I'm Protestant ^_^ booyah!

    • Ah protestant. the wanna-be true religion of christ.

    • It's not hard to find if you read the Bible. There are numerous references to homosexual behavior being forbidden in both the Old and the New Testaments.

    • The wanna-be true religion of Christ? Why would you call it that?

  • Jesus never said anything about homosexuality, the only people who did were mortal men with as many sins and imperfections as anyone else, so it's not surprising there is bigotry written into a text that has 2,000 years old. FYI: The Bible also says eating shrimp and lobster are abominations against God and that it's ok for men to sell their daughters. Safe to say, it wasn't meant to be taken literally. Jesus said to love your neighbors and to do unto others as they would do onto you. Funny how that gets lost in translation when people want to justify their ignorance.

  • I feel that only GOD can judge, and ONLY GOD know's your heart.. I'm not sure what the Bible says entirely because I am still newish to my study of the Bible. I think if God wanted homosexuality, he would've made it like that in the first place. It was adam and eve not adam and steve.. etc.. Good luck and God bless

  • God said he loves all his children equally.

    i know someone who's gay that discovered it when he was quite young and

    fought it hard.he went to church all the time, prayed to God to help him with those thoughts

    to "rid" him of those feelings.he said he just couldn't get rid of them and he was scared because

    he was always taught, as I was, that it's always man and woman.

    he's the sweetest guy you'll ever meet and the most religious.he goes to church EVERY sunday

    yet, last time I checked, he was in a long-term relationship.

    one minute I want dr. pepper the next I want mt dew. that's how people are.

    one minute you'll be going to hell and the next you'll be going to heaven.

    everyone judges but the only judgement that actually counts comes from God

    and we'll never know what that is.

    no matter what you are or believe he still loves you.

  • I'm a Christian and bisexual. There are two different things going on that people get confused on: Same-sex BEHAVIOR and same-sex ORIENTATION. The Bible only speaks about behavior, never about orientation. (Yes! Look it up.) Our concept of an orientation didn't come up until the 1860s with Ulrichs in Germany. (Again, look it up.) To believe the Bible condemns something that wasn't discovered for thousands of years makes as much sense as the Bible condemning iPods.

    The Bible condemns heterosexual who act like homosexuals. As the Bible writers were assuming everyone was a heterosexual. Also, keep in mind the Bible condemns all sex outside marriage. Since there was no gay marriage in those cultures, any gay sex would be extra-marital and thus condemned. The Bible says NOTHING, good or bad, about actual lesbians or gay men.

    And for anyone who brings up Adam and Eve, I'll take you serious when you live without electricity, meat, clothes, houses, and friendships outside your marriage, like Adam and Eve lived.

    • Not so...go to Romans Chapter 1 you'll find all you need to know about God's view on this.

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    • Your explanation is simply stupid. Why? Because true heterosexuals will never have any sexual desires toward the same sex. For that you should be either by or homo.

    • The bible says in Ecclesiastes 1:9 "there is nothing new under the sun" therefore orientation is not new under the sun as well as electricity, meat, clothes, and houses. Homosexuality is a CHOICE and addiction and IS preventable as well as being a sin and is repentable through Jesus Christ. And what do you think being homosexual is? It's not what you call yourself it's who you have sex with therefore it's the behavior not orientation.

  • the bible states that homosexuals will be stoned to death.

    Not my opinion, but the opinion of people millenniums ago. Fun, huh?

    • As far as I know that has never been stated in the bible...try researching such an answer before posting it

    • I have researched it, thanks. Maybe you should before making comments.

      People are allowed to be gay. They aren't allowed to take place in intercourse.

      The result in doing so is above.

  • the bible's stupid..

  • I know what my handy "Atheist's Guide To Burning Religious Fanatics At The Stake" says about that...

  • Yup, you're going to hell by the law of the bible buddy. lols

  • The Bible says homosexuality is wrong. If you are gay that does not mean you automatically going to hell. Whether you are going to heaven or not is between you & God. No one else has the right to condemn you, we are all guilty of something...

  • you can be christian and gay. the only thing that's sinful about it is actually practicing homosexuality, not being homosexual. ultimately god decides who goes to hell,

  • That would fall into the sodom and gomorrah category.

  • if a man is to lay with another man the way he lays with a woman, they have both are abominations.

    go to ur bibles index and look for homosexual.

    it doesn't matter what anyone THINKS its what the bible says. I don't think abominations go to heaven. that's just me. its wrong. and if you know its wrong, and you still do it, you go to hell.

    its quit simple.

  • All this talk about how God supposedly created heterosexuals and homosexuals is confusing me.

    Maybe I'm the weird one or the odd one out, but I'm pretty darn sure my parents created me by having unprotected sex... And I'm also pretty darn sure no one forced them do it either, especially not some old fella with a beard being all "yo yo yo, multiply!"

  • no you're not going to hell but it mentions it being an abomination in Leviticus.

  • Yeh God is meant to be against homo sexuality. But I wouldn't believe the bible at all-God didn't write it.

    • Yeah but He sent us the Quran which is written by Him and nobody else and you have millions of people who can approve this ;)

    • Those millions of people can't prove anything. None of them were there to see it.

      But you're right in that there are millions of people who believe that the Quran is the word of God ;)

      (Wasn't it the angel Gabriel who dictated it to a human, by the way?)

  • Honestly I don't think God gives a damn about who you choose to be with. It amazes me how some people dwell on that issue as if there aren't bigger things to worry about. I doubt anyone goes to hell over it, after all the Lord needs to save room for real criminals like lying cheating, politicians, child rapists and serial killers!

    • You didn't include animal tormentors into your list. Unless animals are not worth mentioning for you.

  • If you believe in God then I'm pretty sure that this is the common belief. From what I've read being homosexual/lesbian is a ticket straight to hell. However, I think religion is a load of bull so I don't know loads about it and strongly believe in loving whoever you want. Your gender/race/sexual orientation does NOT judge whether you are good person or not. While I don't believe in any God I do believe in being a good person and this is what I strive to be. I don't need some God to tell me what makes a good person and what doesn't.

    PS. Science for the win!

  • dont listen to the bible. if everyone listened to the bible we'd be stoning to death girls for having sex before marriage and children for talking back to their parents, needless to say theree'd be a lot of dead people in the world if that held true. I'm suppose to be catholic, and technically I did the whole lke CCD thing but the bible is old news and needs to be adapted to our new societal norms, just like every other social institution has done.

  • well according to my parents god doesn't like gays or lez or even bi people. I don't believe in god and that's one of the reasons why. I'm not gay or bi or whatever but I have A LOT of friends who are

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    • MrSchneider I will agree with phileagles

      you are letting others decides something in your life for you.

      Isn't that what the bible/god does??

    • Haha touche (sp?)

  • Doesn't the Bible say God created us all? If he didn't approve of homosexuals he wouldn't have created them.

  • you can't be gay... but you can be a lesbian.. =] (for real)

  • If God's always watching us, we might as well entertain him;)

  • Look. I'm bi(leaning towards les), and I'm Catholic. I wouldn't be Catholic if it meant I was going to hell for being bi. I figure that even if it says that you will go to Hell for being gay/bi/les (Which it doesn't), that God doesn't really care. If you're a good person and you are pure of heart, you're going to Heaven! It is NOT a sin to be gay/bi/les! God created us in Her own image. Also, you have to take into consideration the norm of the time. You couldn't be gay/bi/les, but you could own and sell HUMANS!

    It really depends on what you believe, but as far as I know(and my parents were theology professors), you are NOT going to Hell! God love all Her creations! If you want to know more, you can message me, I'm always willing to talk!

    • First of all...u seem to be referrin to God as a "her"... god created us in HIS own image. in case you haven't read the bible.... god totally destroyed an entire city only once. and that was for homosexuality. that's why homosexuality is called sodomism. face the truth.

  • It says "a man who has sexual relations with another man as a man does with a woman both men should be put to death for they have committed a hateful sin and they have put death upon themselves"

    • Excuse my french, but where in the hell does it say that?!

    • Snickerz it says it in Leviticus 18:12 and some other places in Leviticus

  • The truth is Jesus Christ came on this earth in the flesh and lived a perfect sinless life while he was here. He willingly died and horrific death on the cross for our sins. His whole body acsended into heaven on the third day after his death. He did this so that we can be saved from hell, experience a loving relationship and fellowship with Jesus and grow to become more like Jesus. This is the message of the true gospel. Homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom of God because homosexuality is a sin (sin means disobeying God's plan for our lives.)

    Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? (heaven) Do not be decieved: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolater nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 1Cor 6: 9-10

    Some of you think that God judges the heart and if your loving and good enough you'll get to heaven. The truth is it doesn't matter if you emmulate the likes of Mother Theresa, this idea is not true at all because God makes it clear that not one of us human beings is good we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Good works will not make up for the sins that we commit in our lives. Jesus Christ never sin at all! until you can emmulate him fully and become a robot you will not get into heaven by good works. It does not matter if you've never murdered anyone or raped a person or even if your not a homosexual! All it takes is one sin to keep us out of heaven. It could be as simple as a white lie, or stealing a paper clip, using God's Name in vain (as in a cuss word) or even lusting. Jesus said if you look at a women with lust you commit adultery in your heart. Sin is sin, no sin is better than the other its all the same in Gods eyes. The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? Jer 17: 9.

    For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith...it is a gift from God- not by (good) works, so that no one can boast. Eph 2:8

  • No your not going to hell. Yes the bible says Man shall not lay with Man but God didn't write the bible. So how does anyone know what God really thinks about being Gay.

    • Although God does say that he loves His word, the word is the Bible, if God loves it so much there must be a good reason for it.

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  • [The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision.]

    King David is presented in a homosexual situation: 1 Samuel 18:17,21


    "lying close to the breast of Jesus" at the Last Supper (John 13:23,25, 21:20).

    The churches commonly accept that feeling homosexual is no sin but homosexuals acts are considered sins (by churches, NOT by me, but I'm Bible reading atheist )

    • This is right. It speaks specifically of the actions. For many people, I don't think their sexual preference is completely under their control. Interesting question then, is it the preference that makes you homosexual or the homosexual acts that make you homosexual? I would think that it is same sex activities that actually make one homosexual. So as long as the woman doesn't begin fornicating with other women she should be fine from a religious standpoint.

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    • Murderous feelings don't make anyone a murderer, unless he gives in to them.

      But elsewhere it is written:

      "Thou shalt not desire they neighbours wife" : there it is not even the intent, but the mere desire that is considered "wrong."

      (my neighbours wife is pretty (Oh May, my soul!!!)

      Reading the Bible (or the Qu'ran for that matter) you can always find sentences proving the contrary of other sentences.

    • The bible in and of itself is contradictory.

      i didn't choose to be straight.... get my meaning?

      question though: I'm not one of those thinking jesus was gay, but didn't he sleep wit prostitutes?

  • First off, we've all heard the Leviticus thing... as well as that the Bible has contradictory statements everywhere and that it even talks about gays in a different light in other places. I'm talking science only right now.


    Idk if I can change anybody's mind on this, but all of today's scientific evidence seems to point to homosexuality as something that's biological and not something that you have a choice on.

    Btw, I'm not talking about Sigmund Freud's scientific evidence where he sat in a chair and theorized stuff about a bad childhood making you love your homeboys instead of your homegirls. I'm talking about scientific evidence that says that if your got certain genes and you don't get the right chemicals in the womb - chemicals which are completely out of the mother's control, btw - your brain will like your own gender.

    Homosexual behavior has been observed in over 400 specific animal species throughout the globe. Given what we know about the biological causes of homosexuality, it's likely that every animal species that sexually reproduces has homosexuals.

    Now I don't claim to know God (the Christian one or the other ones) personally or what his intentions were. But, assuming you were to take those earlier statements at face value (you're kind of deluding yourself if you're not btw), you'd logically have to kind of have to go down a track that would hit these stops:

    - Alright, so humans aren't the only organisms on this globe that are homosexual

    - Well, if creationism is true, God made us this way just as he made everything else...

    - Would he really mess up every single sexually reproductive species?

    - Alright, so maybe we should look at it in the "divine watchmaker" way...

    - So he created life and then just sorta let it evolve into what it is today

    - If homosexual behavior occurs in a vast number of animal species, possibly EVERY animal species...

    - How would homosexual genetics survive if they're so wrong for life?

    - Alright, let's go back to creationism, maybe he created gays for us to hate...

    - But he loves all those he created, right?

    - Even if he's going to make their living life a hell and then send them to hell?

    - Well, let's try it another way...

    You see where I'm going, right? If you want to assume that God hates gays, it can't be explained.

    I'm not denouncing religion or Christianity or society or anything. Society is what it is and for the most part, it's possible to explain why people act the way they do in society. I don't have the power to change it, only to accept it and try to be a good person within it.

    But it's up to you people out there to do the same and make the world a good place for yourself and those around you, even if it's just by treating people nicely and making them feel good about themselves. So if you can explain why people act a certain way scientifically and you can't explain why that act is wrong, why hate them? If you can't see a reason why God would hate them, why try to come up with one?

  • The Bible is a big book of contradictions. What it says in one place it usually gives a different position on in another place. Generally it contains negative comments towards homosexuality, but it also says any individual wearing clothing of 2 different materials should be stoned and that slavery is normal and acceptable. Another favorite of mine is where it says that anyone touching the skin of a pig should be killed. Maybe that one isn't so bad, it would cut down on the NFL monopolizing my tv set. It is best not to put too much stock in exactly what the Bible says.

    • You have to bear in mind the origin of the Bible. It was assembled by the counsel of Mycena by the order of a Pagan Roman emprer for the purpose of quelling the tensions among the many religions of the day. By decree, all romans had to become Christian. The books of the bible were selected from the many books circulating at the time to best meet those needs. Many more books existed, but were not included.

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    • Wow all good stuff to look into, thank you

    • If we do consider the origin of the bible for certain aspects we should apply it the same way with all aspects of life...I personally believe, being a liberal homosexual christian, that the bible is incomplete and has flaws and we are supposed to se it as a bridge that has gaps and not as a whole. If we believe it is complete and has no gaps or flaws then we have all sinned and are still sinning as we speak and are not repenting of everything that we have sinned.

  • Who cares what the bible says...Its not exactly something you choose...If your gay your gay period.There's nothing you can do about it. There are so many gay and lesbian people out there who are good people and caring just like everyone else. I'm sure 'God' wouldn't overlook those traits. I have a few gay and lesbian friends and they have an awesome personality. So, don't say gay people are going to hell because that doesn't make you a good person, especially in this world. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and If you think gays should go to hell then go ahead and think that...but no need to make it public.

    • No one is born gay. If someone chooses to be homosexual, then they will not go to Heaven.

  • The Bible strictly forbids and condemns any and all homosexual sex ACTIONS in both the Old and the New Testaments. I don't believe there are any references to same sex gender attractions. It would be kind of unfair if it did, because for many homosexuals I don't think they chose to be attracted to the same gender.

  • Doesn't matter what the bible says or doesn't say. Being gay is not something people can control about themselves, and no "benevolent" god deserving of worship or even respect would condemn someone for something beyond their control.

    • You can control whether you are gay or not, and it is a sin to be gay.

  • According to the bible, yes, you are going to hell. "No man shall lay with another man as he would a woman."

    No, that doesn't mean I personally have anything wrong with anyone based on their sexuality (my gfs are mostly bi and my first kiss/relationship was with a boy). But the bible clearly says homosexuality is unpure and the result of an unpure act is being sent to hell.

  • My mattress label sez that removing it is a felony. I don't that that seriously either.

    • Lol

    • LOL, it says it's a felony if by someone who isn't the purchaser. "Not to be removed except by purchaser"

    • Funny what happens to the meaning out of context.

  • Bible says that homosexuality is a sin. However it is no more of a sin in His Eyes than any other sin (stealing greed adultery etc.) all that matters is that you believe and love Jesus... after that He died for sins soooo... yeah

    • That does not mean that it is okay to be homosexual. If you ask for forgiveness, you must mean it. You cannot say: "It does not matter if I commit this sin, because I can just ask for forgiveness later."

      In that case, you do not care whether you commit that sin, and you are not sorry about it.

    • well that depends on arminianism or calvinism, however I agree with you but there are somethings that people will still give into and people beat themselves up too much about it they have to know that the only way to be saved is through faith... not works

  • i find it quite funny when people say they don't believe in god

    • I find it quite funny how people live their life by words in a book.

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    • A god like one in the Bible = mass murder and genocide

      Someone added the numbers mentioned in the Bible and made a rough estimate where numbers weren't mentioned:


  • The Bible just says its a sin. That doesn't mean you automatically go to hell, because Christ saved you.

    • That does not mean that it is okay to be homosexual. If you ask for forgiveness, you must mean it. You cannot say: "It does not matter if I commit this sin, because I can just ask for forgiveness later."

      In that case, you do not care whether you commit that sin, and you are not sorry about it.

    • I guess I wasn't clear. All I'm trying to say is that its a sin. But its not like its an unforgivable sin or something.

  • Why does it worry you? Think about it: There are many religions that currently exist. Now imagine all POSSIBLE religions and all POSSIBLE forms of higher belief. The likelihood of Christianity actually being right is phenomenally small.*

    If you are gay or lesbian, knowing what the Bible says is not going to change what you do, so why worry about it?

    *Unfortunately, the statistical likelihood of my personal religion being right is EXACTLY as small, but I still think I'm more correct than most other people :-)

  • Hmmmmm... Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors ass?

  • Everybody has sin. What is the difference between being gay and peeing on your neighbor's car?

    • Sin is sin... any type of sin you make is the same as the other.. If you committed murder or stole... You'd be thinking that murder is worse but its not, its as equivalent as the other... I see your point

    • Venial and mortal

      ones serious and the other is not as serious

  • In the book AJtogoicus 13:6 it says, "thou shalt fornicate with either gender and not suffer the wrath of others and nor shall you be denied entry into heaven for what is written by man shall not be held by God."

    • In Leviticus too, there something like that, and Paul too is said to have told things like that. I never heard about that book and Google says:Your search - 'the book AJtogoicus - did not match any documents'

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    • This made my day. They googled your book. If it really ever is published, I'd like a copy please.

    • I'm not stupid, I'm just very unfamiliar with Christian beliefs/texts/etc. I assumed it was made up the first time I read it, but googled it after jacquesvol seemed to think it was real. I'm curious, so I had to check at least. So this means I was right then, I assume. It's not nice to pull people's legs. :p I actually worried I was wrong in assuming it was fake after you continued with the prank. It still would be nice if that was a true Bible quote, though.

  • The bible was written by men, not god or jesus, so their are going to be biased opinions and different outlooks.

    I believe that if you're gay because god made you gay then it's part of his plan and you're fine.

    But if you're gay because of your own choice (which isn't usually the case) then its a sin.

    I just believe in "love your neighbor as yourself", god made people the way they are for a reason, and he gave us freewill to make our own decisions.

  • Ok, there are multiple sections in the bible that possibly reference homosexual acts, or stories that can be interpreted to be addressing them (example Sodom and Gomorra). I'm not going to speculate on the possible interpretations of them I'll just look at the couple of passages that are not a story but more a statement. In looking at these passages, I'm taking them as literal and not invoking what many believe as being common sense that must be applied. Applying common sense requires interpretation and that is where objectivity is lost.


    Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.


    If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

    Taking that literally, a man having sex with another man would be interpreted as a sin. As far as committing a sin vs going to hell is concerned, I'm not well versed enough to speculate, let's just look at acceptance.

    Now this will be probably repeating what someone below mentioned but here's a few things I noticed about these:

    1. This does not address homosexuality, this addresses simply the act of a man having anal sex with another man. It is somewhat limited in the homosexual acts that it condemns (example is felatio ok?) but that's another argument. It does not say anything about a man who has feelings or desires for another man. This suggests that if a homosexual couple lived their lives together committing to celibacy that would be ok.

    2. This doesn't say anything about lesbians or more specifically lesbian sex (A woman lie with woman as she lieth with man?). I'd be somewhat curious to see a feminist equal rights debate on this.

    3. It also doesn't mention consent. If a man raped another man, both have still committed the act. For those who have studied ancient greek and and roman wars, that was somewhat prevalent.

    Remember this is taking literally what is written. Many will argue that you have to apply common sense to how these can extend to apply to various circumstances. In doing so, most people try to invoke their own sense of what's right vs what's wrong. This is where interpretation comes into play, in which everyone has their own interpretation.

    Taken literally most people will agree that there's a few details that still need to be ironed out. Once interpretations are introduced, that's when everything becomes grey person to person.

    Personally I'm atheist and I take the view of "hell is where all the interesting people are."

    • why? because you love dawkins and his alien theorys about the world?

    • Why am I atheist? I was atheist long before I had even heard of Dawkins, and I haven't been following him so I'm not up to date on his alien theories about the world.

      I'm atheist because I see too many implausibilities with the "God created the universe" idea. However I did not reply to the question to start an atheist vs theist debate, I was merely trying to look literally at what the bible said about the subject of homosexuality.

      Note: Look up logical fallacies, specifically ad hominem.

  • I don't know what the bible says, but what the bible should said is:

    Enjoy your life as much as you can,

    love who you wanna love,

    just don't hurt anyone,

    and live without the fear of hell.

    cause you only get one chance to live.

    For me that's the bible should be.

    *I'm atheist*

  • Marriage = 1 man+1 woman PERIOD!

    • That's right! Anything else is unnatural, and definitely a sin. For it is written that homosexuals will not go to the Kingdom of Heaven!

  • God is a being of love... he wouldn't make a gay person and then decide to burn their ass in hell, for being the way he created them. (I say he, though I believe God to be beyond masculine or feminine.) Get real you born agains!

  • The bible is totallly specific on this subject. If you have a bible go to 1 Corinthians 6 vs 9.

    • Totally. I agree. Being gay is a sin. People should stop trying to prove that it is not a sin, because it clearly says that homosexuals will not go to Heaven.

  • John 3:16

  • In the bible homosexuality is no greater or less than any other sin. Its a sin according to the bible and all sin can b forgiven can't it?

    • Yeah but that does not mean that it is okay to be homosexual. If you ask for forgiveness, you must mean it. You cannot say: "It does not matter if I commit this sin, because I can just ask for forgiveness later."

      In that case, you do not care whether you commit that sin, and you are not sorry about it.

  • it says 5:17 Thou shall not have sword fight in thine bathroom

  • If you are orientated towards animals, or children, or objects even...are you going to hell? I believe these things put a person on the road to hell, until they repent and accept forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Sexual perversion is sin, whatever form our depraved imaginations think up. God loves all of his creations but its our sin he has a problem with...thats my belief :)

  • Old testament? Thou shalt not!

    New testament? Thou shalt not! (but if you repent and quit doing it, your forgiven.)

  • your not going to hell for being gay but for practicing it. the way I see it, its a lot harder to get into hell than it is to get into heaven.

    i just hate f***ing homos. they're f***ing disgusting

    • Just be aware that it is a sin to swear.

    • so I don't care. I'm not going to hell for it.

  • The bible forbids homosexual acts not the nature of being homosexual. I've asked a (catholic) priest about this and he replied that homosexuality itself is not a sin however the acts are. The view is mainly that sex is meant for procreation and homosexual sex is not viable for reproduction therefore it is a sin. But to simply be homosexual and not carry out homosexual acts like sex is not a sin.

    THEN AGAIN, the bible states to not eat pork, lobster, and the old testament is a giant eating guide (as told to me by a jewish friend).

    The real answer would probably be if god exists in the first place, then he/she/it is the only one able to judge you therefore the real answer is unattainable until after you die. I figure that after you die you won't be too concerned about being gay throughout your life since that's already over and done with =)

  • Yes. homos are going to hell, according to the bible. it's very stupid. Don;t beleive the lies of the religious books. Atheism is the way. \m/

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