Some people argue that Jesus never said anything about homosexuality. Since Jesus was silent on the subject, they say, he was either neutral on the matter or He affirmed it. These same people try unsuccessfully to place Jesus and John (the disciple whom Jesus loved) in a homosexual relationship, and do the same with King David and Jonathon.

 

Actually, Jesus addressed all sexual disorders by affirming marriage and gender distinctions as they were from the beginning. Matthew 19:4-6 records this interaction between Jesus and the Pharisees.

 

And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one's wife for any cause?” 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’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

 

When asked a question about marriage and divorce, Jesus went back to the beginning. Creation not the culture provides the basis for His answer. His approach reminds me of how the FBI investigates counterfeit currency. They do so by making their agents study authentic currency until they know every last detail found on a real dollar bill. That way they can spot a fake easily. By reminding them of the norm established in the creation story about human sexuality and marriage, Jesus addressed all deviations of any kind in the future including homosexuality and so-called “gay marriage.”

 

Besides, to say that Jesus never said anything about homosexuality assumes an incorrect view of Scripture. “All Scripture is inspired by God” (2 Timothy 3:6). That means the Bible’s black letters are no less the inspired Word of God than the red letters. Jesus is the ultimate author of the entire Bible, including what it says about homosexuality in Romans chapter 1.

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