Yep, Jesus DID Speak Against Homosexuality in the New Testament!
by Fred DeRuvo
Not long ago, I watched a short video that featured the Perpetually Perturbed Morgan Piers trying to prove that Jesus said nothing about homosexuality, therefore, Christians should shut up as well. As usual, it was an attempt by Piers to castigate Christians and it backfired on him as it usually does. It’s not that difficult to do since he seems to lack the brainpower necessary to coherently and intelligently address the issues.
Piers didn’t believe that one of his guests would actually be able to repudiate what he said. It simply proves that Piers doesn’t mind putting himself out there for a bit of the old “smack down” as one article notes.
Biblical scholar, Dr. Michael Brown – who received his PhD in Semitic languages – had no difficulty educating Piers on the reality of what Jesus actually said concerning the issue of homosexuality. Of course, another guest on the show disagreed with what Dr. Brown said and tried to opine that the laws as stated in Leviticus had nothing to do with homosexuality, but actually had to do with a lack of hospitality. It’s a very worn out and tired way of interpreting Scripture, but some are hard-pressed to let their pet pronouncements go, even when backed up against the wall, leaving them with no face-saving exit.
As noted in the video, Dr. Brown points to three separate sections of Scripture that prove that Jesus did, in fact, speak against the practice of homosexual sex.
As Brown notes, Jesus came to fulfill the law, not destroy it. By fulfilling it, He upheld all aspects of it and this includes those commands in Leviticus where it is prohibited for a man to lie with a man (Leviticus 18:22; 20:13). Obviously, the Bible is not saying that a man who lies down for a nap cannot take a nap alongside of another man who is also taking a nap. In this context, a man lying with another man includes intercourse. It implies sex between two people and since Dr. Brown has a PhD in Semitic languages, he would know, wouldn’t he? For generations, Jewish rabbis have concluded that this is the literal meaning in this command.
Brown also points to the fact that Matthew 15 concludes that all sexual acts outside of marriage are wrong, sinful. In fact, we also note that Jesus said that if a man lusts after a woman, that man – as far as God is concerned – has already committed adultery with her in his heart. It’s as good as done, even if that man only thought about it and that’s as far as it went (cf. Matthew 5:28).
Brown also referenced Matthew 19, where Jesus essentially states that marriage is between one man and one woman (cf. Matthew 19:4-6). It seems pretty clear that Jesus, while not specifically mentioning homosexuality/lesbianism referenced Scriptures that were completely opposed to it. Yet today, we argue about what Jesus actually said or did not say. People twist His words until gay people (and the left) wrongly believe there is nothing He said that would condemn homosexual acts.
Jesus did not speak about drugs, did He? He didn’t specifically speak about many things, but the principles He applied to life, based on the Scriptures cover many of these areas.
Did Jesus speak against abortion? Not specifically, yet He spoke about murder and how wrong it is, though today, the left is busy redefining the meaning of abortion as well as the meaning of murder. Many are of the opinion that a baby can be “aborted” even after its born if the mother (some will say “parents”) does not want it. In essence then, that baby does not “become” a baby even after it is born unless the mother wants to keep it. How absurd is that?
It becomes thoroughly asinine and godless when people who want to justify their own actions twist Scripture to mean what they want it to mean. It also proves that they are not interested in what Jesus truly had to say. They skim through the New Testament and see that Jesus did not directly utter the words “homosexual” or “sodomite” as Paul did, so they conclude that Paul went way beyond whatever Jesus actually meant.
They do the same with the word “abortion.” Jesus didn’t use the word, therefore, He must not be opposed to it.
Unfortunately, this type of “reasoning” makes God a liar and proves that these individuals who twist Scripture as they do, do so because of their own wants and desires. They are no more interested in truth than Satan is, so they do whatever they can to make Scripture appear as though it supports their actions when in reality, it condemns them.
One day, they will wake up to the reality of what they’re doing. In fact, I would contend that they do know what they are doing, but they simply ignore it. They are like those Paul describes in Romans 1 who continually work to ignore the truth of Scripture since they hate it so much. Eventually, God gives them over to their passions so that they will not only fully believe their lives, but they will begin to worship the creature instead of the Creator (Romans 1:18-32).
I pray that for their sake, they will wake up to the truth before they breathe their last breath.
For more on this subject of homosexuality and how GLAAD and others within the militant gay community are doing everything they can to silence the opposition, read this article by Michelle Malkin, December 20, 2013.