Is Homosexuality a Sin?
To understand the basis of this question is to understand the answer.
To do this, first we need to set aside “sin” – all of it, no matter what it is or what category society or religion may place it within. Next, we must ask ourselves, who is God? Do I recognize myself for who I am, a created being, and Him as my Creator? Do I recognize that I am not God?
Anyone who is not afraid to answer these questions truthfully will come to the realization that we ARE created beings, and we are NOT God nor can we ever become God. Without that realization, the question of sin, any sin, will for you remain subjective.
Why? Because sin is anything that separates us from our Savior and Creator, Jesus Christ, who is defined as love, light, and all that is good. If I refuse to recognize Jesus for who He is, then I will never see sin for what it is, and am doomed to continue to be a slave to it.
Anyone who does not see Christ first for who He is will never fully be willing to align with biblical principles, no matter what they are. They may be willing to follow Him to a certain point, as far as it agrees with their current philosophy and ever changing culture, or as long as it is a benefit to them personally. The first sign of conflict will bring about a point of decision where they must choose the approval of man verses the approval of God. If they do not truly see Christ, they will yield to the approval of man every time.
Who is Christ the Messiah? He is Jesus!
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome (or understood) it.” John 1:1-5 NIV
“As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:16-17 NIV
“And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 NASB
“He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND Lord OF LORDS.” Revelation 19:13-16 NASB
The choice is yours. Discovering who He is, this is the first step in understanding what He has created you for, and is the only way you will discover and fulfill your purpose and destiny.
“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.” Ephesians 1:17-21 NASB