“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.” (18:22 ESV)
I have a personal belief, which I won’t share with you at this time.
Homosexuality is a very inflammatory subject in contemporary society. “The Bible Demystified” blog covers several topics, and I don’t want to lose half of its readers over a single idea.
No questions about the Bible’s opinion–homosexuality is disgusting.
However, Leviticus was written 3,500 years ago when God needed people to procreate.
Nowadays, the Sexual Revolution has reduced sex to a commodity item like rice or a bag of flour (i.e. it’s no longer a precious act, but merely a round peg in a variety of round holes). Too many people inhabit the Earth, straining its resources to the breaking point.
Maybe God has a new opinion:
“Let men boink men; let women boink women!”
I do NOT know.
Children always pay the price
My older son has a 19-year-old girlfriend. Her parents are divorced. Her younger sister lives at a boarding school.
She lives at home with her mother. Oh, yeah, her mother has a boyfriend who lives with them. The mother and the boyfriend have a new baby.
Her father lives in the same city. He has a girlfriend. They live together, and they have a new baby, too.
Let’s be frank–my son’s girlfriend has a royally messed up family life.
(No, my son and his girlfriend do NOT live together.)
Gay couples, do you really want to add to this mess by adopting kids (or by using a surrogate parent)? Think about the poor children instead of yourselves for a moment . . . .
In Matthew 24, as Jesus describes the end of the world, He tells people to run for their lives “when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation’” (verse 15 NIV – UK).
Do you think it’s just a coincidence that the word abomination occurs in the Leviticus verse, too . . . .