Heterosexuality: the issue of our generation. Children are exposed to it at an early age, teenagers experiment with it when they should be studying for finals, and more and more adults every year engage in heterosexual activities. Yes, it has existed since the dawn of time, but is heterosexuality really in God's plan for humanity? People often ask me, "is heterosexuality a sin?" My only answer is: let's take a look at two things: We must take a look at what the Bible says about it, and then, we can take a look at the heterosexual lifestyle and see if we can find our answers there.
When it comes down to heterosexuality in the Bible, we have a clear problem: the idea of sexual orientation did not exist when the Bible was written, so the word "heterosexual" was not one that was ever used. It is in the same way you would not find any discussion on subatomic reactions in the book of Genesis' account of the creation of the world. However, if we look at the definition, we should be able to apply it to words that already exist in the Bible, in order to arrive at the most accurate interpretation by today's standards.
Definition of HETEROSEXUAL
a : of, relating to, or characterized by a tendency to direct sexual desire toward the opposite sex
b : of, relating to, or involving sexual intercourse between individuals of opposite sex
A sex act between a man and a woman is a heterosexual act. That much is clear by the definition offered by the internet. By this definition it would be fair and obvious to replace certain words in the Bible with the word heterosexual or heterosexuality in order to have a better understanding of what the Bible is really trying to say to today's people, using today's modern vernacular.
Let's take a look at one of the earliest examples of heterosexuality in the Bible:
Genesis 19:30-38Lot and his two daughters left Zoar and settled in the mountains, for he was afraid to stay in Zoar. He and his two daughters lived in a cave. One day the older daughter said to the younger, "Our father is old, and there is no man around here to lie with us, as is the custom all over the earth. Let's get our father to drink wine and then lie with him and preserve our family line through our father." That night they got their father to drink wine, and the older daughter went in and lay with him. He was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up. The next day the older daughter said to the younger, "Last night I lay with my father. Let's get him to drink wine again tonight, and you go in and lie with him so we can preserve our family line through our father." So they got their father to drink wine that night also, and the younger daughter went and lay with him. Again he was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up. So both of Lot's daughters became pregnant by their father. The older daughter had a son, and she named him Moab; he is the father of the Moabites of today. The younger daughter also had a son, and she named him Ben-Ammi; he is the father of the Ammonites of today. (NIV)
Heterosexuality is the motivation behind Lot's daughters plot to essentially rape their own father. Since there was no man to have sex with them in the wilderness, their only option was to get their father intoxicated, and have their way with him, heterosexually. While the word itself is not used in this passage, it is clear that a sex act has occurred between a man and a woman.
Let us move on to see a few verses where heterosexuality is specifically mentioned in the Bible. These are verses that are clearly commands by God for His people, and are not to be taken lightly. For the sake of accuracy and clarification, we will replace the more specific words as translated from the Greek, with a more all-encompassing term like 'heterosexuality'
Leviticus 21:9 If a priest's daughter defiles herself by becoming a heterosexual, she disgraces her father; she must be burned in the fire.
Exodus 20:14, "You shall not commit heterosexuality."Hebrews 13:4, "Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled; for heterosexuals and adulterers God will judge."Judges 16:6, So Delilah said to Samson, "Please tell me where your great strength is and how you may be bound to afflict you. [with heterosexuality]"Proverbs 6:32, The one who commits heterosexuality is lacking sense; he who would destroy himself does it.Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are evident: heterosexuality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.1 Corinthians 7:8-9 To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single as I am.Matthew 5:28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. (Notice that he mentions any woman: ANY woman. Even your wife, and mine)1 Corinthians 6:13 “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for heterosexuality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.Ezekiel 23:20 There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.
This is just a small subset of hundreds, maybe thousands of verses where heterosexuality is mentioned in the Bible. However we must understand that there are few cases, under very specific and certain circumstances, where God does actually approve of a heterosexual union. We must understand, however that all of these involve the making of a baby. But not just any baby: certain babies. God specifically asks certain people to make babies for a certain reason. It is in these cases only where such unions are permitted. There are other babies made in the Bible and God isn't a fan of some of the other babies, like Esau, Ishmael, and Ham, and he deals with them accordingly. You must ask yourself, have you been given a green light by God to make a baby? Have you had any visions or dreams? Are you called to populate a nation? If not, I would think again before removing those boxers.
Rather than exhaust you with countless verses on the subject, for those who are skeptical about the use of the Bible to dictate morality in our modern world, I sympathize. But can I appeal to your rational minds with clear evidence from the culture around us?
Below are a few images, which I think speak for themselves in regards to the heterosexual lifestyle. Clearly there is something very wrong with a world where this sort of behavior is acceptable and even deemed normal:
|Heterosexual marriage at its finest|
|This is in public. PUBLIC!|
|This could be your son or daughter on heterosexuality|
I am sorry if these images have offended anyone. They were not meant to do so, but they are posted in order to paint a clear picture of what the liberal media is trying to hide from you. The media is a powerful machine, making countless films about love stories, and romance, and commitment, but it is all part of an agenda to trap your families into accepting deviant behavior that exists in real life. Now there are those who say that heterosexuality is not just about sex. But the evidence shows otherwise. The word 'sex' is in the word heterosexual after all.
How should we deal with heterosexuals? Basically we must love the sinner and hate the sin.