What Does Leviticus 18:22 Mean?

'You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.

Leviticus 18:22(NASB)

Verse Thoughts

Whatever translation of the Bible you choose to read, the practice of homosexuality in the eyes of God is a sin. It is detestable.. and an abomination in the eyes of the Lord. And although the Law of Moses was given explicitly to Israel, nevertheless the practice of same-sex relations, (of both men and women) is equally abhorrent to the Lord in the New Testament.. as it was in the old.

The rewriting of the Scriptures, to remove the disgraceful stigma of this gross sexual sin, which is so detestable to the Lord.. has been attempted by certain people, who remain proudly impervious to God's law - but when the inerrant Word of God is vainly manipulated and massaged to redefine truth.. in order to comply with ones own degenerate mind, and arrogant pride the abomination of sodomy is intensified.. but the truth remains forever settled in heaven.

In a few short chapters that condemns the abominable practices of homosexuality, lesbianism and bestiality the phrase: I AM THE LORD booms out the repetitive, warning-toll, forbidding these ungodly practices - and the Word of God should be sufficient prohibition for all who are born from above and seek to live godly in Christ Jesus.

Israel was cautioned not to engage in the ungodly customs of the surrounding nations and we too are strongly exhorted not to participate in the evil practices of this present evil age - for although we are in the world, we are not part of it, nor are we to participate in its evil. Indeed our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.

In a God-hating, Christ-rejecting.. wicked world, that has bowed to satanically inspired evil and the sinful practices of the world, the divine institution of Christian marriage, which mirrors the love that Christ Jesus has for His bride, the Church - needs to be a faithful witness to the world.. of the wisdom of our God - and it should also act as a reminder to fallen man of the authority our Creator has over the whole of His creation.

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, my heart is grieved to witness the degrading level to which mankind has plummeted due to sin. I repent of my part in the wicked ways of the world, whether by the sin commission or omission - whether by being enticed by the evil practices of sin or by not standing up for what is right when I had an opportunity. Forgive me Lord and in Your anger against the evil of this world.. we pray for Your mercy and grace on this generation and on those that are to come - in Jesus name we pray, AMEN.

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