Christian morals



23. Is homosexuality a disease?



No, homosexuality is not a disease (cancer, pneumonia, fever and AIDS are diseases, but homosexuality is not a disease). Therefore, homosexuals don’t need to be healed in order to become heterosexuals. But homosexuality is a perverse inclination, a sin to which many men and women give themselves over, and from which they need to be set free. And in order to be set free, they must repent of their sins and believe in Jesus Christ. Those men who lie with other men, therefore, commit a sin, that is to say, they transgresseth the law. The law says: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination” (Leviticus 18:22), and Paul says: “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet” (Romans 1:26-27). Things are clear, those who have sex with people of the same sex commit a sin against nature, they give themselves over to vile passions. They cannot enter the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:10), unless they repent and forsake their vile passions, and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.