When considering sexuality from a religious view, I often hear that Jesus never said anything about homosexuality. But that’s just not true.
- Jesus is God. God wrote the Bible by divinely speaking to 40 authors over 2000 years from 3 different continents in three different languages. Jesus IS the Word (John 1:1-5). Therefore, you cannot pick and choose what Jesus said and what He didn’t (except for direct quotes made by Jesus when He was wearing skin on the earth) because the entirety (“all”) of Scripture is Jesus talking. (See 2 Timothy 3:16)
- Genesis 2:24 – “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. “One flesh” is a sexual statement referring to sexual intercourse.
- Jesus directly refers to this early commandment by God when He addressed marriage in Matthew 19:4-5. “He answered, have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh?”
- Jesus himself used the sexual term “one flesh” about 4,000 years after it was first spoken in the beginning.
- Also note Jesus referring to man and woman in marriage. In fact, the entirety of marriage is ALWAYS referred to in this way throughout the Scriptures.
What’s all this really about? Authority.
The entirety of desiring to argue Biblical sexuality is, at the root, an argument about authority. You’re either willing to bring yourself under the authority of God’s design for life and godliness or you want to go it alone in autonomy. If that’s your choice, please read Romans 1: 18-32. Verse 32 is especially weighty. Any deviance from what God has commanded is SIN.
Confusion and Autonomy
We live in a culture that is now celebrating confusion and autonomy (autonomy is NOT freedom, by the way), but there is absolute truth that can be found that will stop the confusion and root you in certainty of right and wrong. It’s the absolute truth that will set you free to live in peace.
Jesus said, “Then you will know the Truth and the Truth will set you free.” What is truth? Well, Jesus said the Truth is Him: “I am the way, the truth and the life.” John 14:6
So if the Son makes you free, then you are unquestionably free.
John 8:31-36: 31 So Jesus was saying to the Jews who had believed Him, “If you abide in My word [continually obeying My teachings and living in accordance with them, then] you are truly My disciples. 32 And you will know the truth [regarding salvation], and the truth will set you free [from the penalty of sin].” 33 They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been enslaved to anyone. What do You mean by saying, ‘You will be set free’?” 34 Jesus answered, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, everyone who practices sin habitually is a slave of sin. 35 Now the slave does not remain in a household forever; the son [of the master] does remain forever. 36 So if the Son makes you free, then you are unquestionably free.