Dr. David L. Allen | Dean of the School of Theology
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
MYTH 1 – The Bible does not condemn homosexuality.
It is common to hear the LGBT community say the Bible does not condemn homosexuality. This is especially prevalent among those who claim to be Christians. “Nowhere does Jesus address homosexuality” is a constant refrain. Of course, nowhere does Jesus say anything about mainlining heroin either.
In several places in the Old and New Testaments the Bible very clearly condemns homosexuality. Leviticus 18:21-22; Leviticus 20:13; and Romans 1:18-32, are just some of the passages that speak clearly to the issue. Not until the rise and acceptance of homosexual behavior did anyone seriously attempt to argue the Bible does not condemn homosexuality. Some have argued that the Bible only condemns homosexual behavior if it is not within a monogamous relationship. Others have argued that the biblical writers just did not understand homosexuality in the same way we do today. When the Bible speaks on homosexuality, it does so with clarity, forbidding it in any form. Continue reading →