Learn the facts about homosexuality and the Bible. The truth will set you free.
John 5:39; 8:32:
said, "You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you
have eternal life; but it is these that bear witness of me… You
will know the truth and the truth will set you free."
frequently showed how the Bible had been used incorrectly to hurt
people. See Matthew 5:17-48. Here Jesus said that he had
come to fulfill the Law, not that he had come to force you to keep the
Law! In this passage Jesus corrected several mistakes in the Old
Testament by saying repeatedly, "you have heard it said, but I say unto
you." Things that Jesus corrected were based on quotations from
the Bible. Jesus corrected mistakes in the Bible.
spent most of his time dealing with abusive and oppressive religion and
showing how he had come to replace law with love. He taught his
disciples to think objectively and logically about their relationships
with God and with other people.
"burden of proof" concerning Bible condemnation and rejection of gay
people is upon those who use incorrectly translated and out-of-context
passages to hurt people who were not intended in the original
texts. Frequently I have been asked to prove that the Bible does
not condemn homosexuals. That question is backwards.
No word for "homosexual" exists in biblical languages. No reference to sexual orientation exists in the Bible. The 6 Bible passages
used against gays are either translated incorrectly or taken out of
their correct setting of condemning idolatrous religious practices and
applied incorrectly to people of the same sex who love each
other. The Bible nowhere condemns love, affection or sex between
people who love each other. No word for "sex" exists in the
the verses that are used to condemn people for their sexual orientation
are examined carefully in context and with the accepted methods of
academic research and logic, there is no evidence that the Bible says
that homosexuals are evil and hated and rejected by God. No evidence
exists in the Bible to prove God's rejection of gays. The case against
gays and lesbians is "dismissed for a lack of evidence."
never mentioned homosexuals or any issue related to sexual
orientation. If you follow Jesus, you accept everyone
equally. Jesus is proof that God loves and accepts all people including you
See: THE BIBLE AND HOMOSEXUALITY
Further discussion of Step 6 can be found in my book Steps To Recovery From Bible Abuse in the following Lessons:
(Click on the Bible references to see them.)
No. 21. "GAY PRIDE DAY IN SODOM"
Genesis 19:1-11; Genesis 38:1-30
No. 22. "WHAT ABOUT LEVITICUS?"
Leviticus 18:19-22; 20:9-13; Proverbs 6:16-19
No. 23. "DISCOVERING THE TRUTH IN PAUL"
No. 24. "HOMOSEXUAL GHOSTS"
1 Corinthians 6:9-10; 1 Timothy 1:9-10
On to Step 7