Here are some of the defenses of sodomy and how a Christian can answer them:
1)Jesus never said anything against it. Answer: Jesus never expounded on bestiality, incest and many other sins. Jesus did not come to rewrite the Books of Leviticus and Deuteronomy. He came to fulfill the law (Matthew 5:17; Luke 24:44). Jesus actually said in the aforementioned scripture that “He came to fulfill the law of Moses, the psalms and the prophets.” This includes the entire Old Testament. (i.e. Jesus completed the entire Old Testament). Elsewhere, our Lord said “the scriptures cannot be broken.” In other words, the Bible is totally united and stands together. Jesus did, of course, refer to the judgment in Sodom in Luke 17:28-29, hence His complete harmony with of all of the scriptures is again fully evident.
2)Christians are homophobic and full of hate. Answer: In Webster’s Dictionary, phobia is defined as “an irrational, excessive, and persistent fear of some thing or situation.” I have no fear of this lifestyle, however, I do find it very sinful. I believe the Bible. The Bible calls adultery and drunkenness sins as well. So am I also aduleraphobic or drunkenphobic? No. Sodomy is a sin just like the others and contrary to the desires of many, has no special exemption in the Bible. Truly born again Christians hate no one. We simply understand this to be a sinful lifestyle. Adultery, fornication and stealing are also sins. Christians do not hate anyone who engages in any particular sin.
3)David had a homosexual love for Jonathan. Answer: David loved Jonathan greatly as his brother in Christ and as a kindred spirit. They were both brave and anointed by God. As a man, I love my father, grandfather, sons, uncles and others. But what has this to do with sexual intimacy? Absolutely nothing because it is not there. There is an ole saying: “People get what they are looking for.”
4)Homosexuals are born that way. Answer: We are all born sinners. The next time a drunk kills a family of four, would we say he could not help himself since he had a proclivity for drink and was born that way? Perhaps the thief could not help himself because he was a kleptomaniac. Right? I could justify my adulterous affairs because I was born with an insatiable lust and could not be faithful to my wife. We are ALL born sinners (Romans 3:10,23) and without excuse. Repentance from sin (Luke 13:3,5) and believing in the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31) is the ONLY remedy for anyone! But praise the Lord, that is all we need.
5)The sin of Sodom was pride, fullness of food, the abundance of idleness and neglecting the poor. Answer: This idea comes from isolating one solitary scripture– Ezekiel 16:49. Sodom was not the recipient of fire and brimstone because of the aforementioned sins. These sins mentioned in Ezekiel did, however, lead to sodomy. The old adage is true: “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.” To pigeon-hole this scripture and ignore the multitude of other scriptures that refer to Sodom is ludicrous. Genesis 19 tells us plainly what the majority of the occupants were doing only hours before her destruction. Jude 7 refers to Sodom and Gomorrah engaging in sexual immorality and strange flesh. Throughout the Bible, people who participate in these abominations are called Sodomites. This term is used as a reference to this way of life to this very day. People throughout history have fallen into pride and apathy as pointed out in Ezekiel, yet were not judged and eliminated by God in one day.
Jude 7 is a powerful indictment against this lifestyle as is I Corinthians 6:9 and many other scriptures, but the passage that expounds on it fully is Romans 1, and especially verses 26-27. Starting with verse 18, Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, tells us what happens when mankind refuses to submit to God. God is evidenced to everyone through our consciences within and the creation around us (vs. 19-21). As the chapter progresses we learn that God gives people over to “a reprobate mind,” whose hearts pursue vile affections and worship the creation rather than God. As this passage builds up to a crescendo, the culmination of man’s rebellion against God is to do that which is not only ungodly but also unnatural: Romans 1:27: “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.” Lesbianism is expounded on in verse 26.
Sodomy is, of course, the sin referred to in Sodom and Gomorrah. Although all sin goes against God, this is a sin that was worthy of immediate judgment and raining fire and brimstone upon them and destroying the two cities completely. The same thing happened when Christianity was in its’ infancy in the Roman Empire. The wicked twin cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were totally destroyed after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 24, 79 AD. Archaeologists have unearthed Pompeii and found triple X rated frescoes on all of the walls of the inhabitants. Since the city was destoyed by an ash like tidal wave, everything in the city was preserved. Someone etched in the word “Sodom” on one of the walls. People were frozen in the positions of whatever they were doing as the judgment came upon them totally unexpectantly and suddenly. Their lifestyles paralleled Sodom and that is how they were judged! All of the Christians in the Roman Empire realized that Pompeii was judged for her wickedness and compared this city to Sodom. I have noticed that younger people today do not understand that this lifestyle goes against the will of God. In the Christian church today, youth teachers have to do research and reveal what the Bible says about sodomy in great detail since the students have been taught lies by our culture and schools. I have noticed that many younger Youth Pastors and other leaders do not seem to take the Bible for what it says. This wisespread sin and its’ acceptance by so many, some who even call themselves Christians, is yet another sign, the tenth sign mentioned in this blog, of the soon return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Luke 17:28-30: “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.”