Romans 1 Firmly Condemns Homosexuality

Romans 1:24,26-27 reads, “Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves … For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 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 recompense of their error which was meet.”

Since the following terms are used to refer to homosexuality in this passage, you would naturally think the passage is condemning such practice, wouldn’t you?:

• uncleanness

• dishonour

• vile

• change the natural use

• against nature

• leaving the natural use

• unseemly

• error

Homosexuality is condemned in this section of scripture along with: fornication, wickedness, murder, deceit, haters of God (verses 29-31). If a preacher denied that homosexuality in this passage is a sin, would he also deny that these other mentioned practices are sins?

Isn’t this an open and shut case?


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