Is there a scripture in the New Testament about homosexuality?

@lisan23 (444)
United States
May 29, 2009 11:53am CST
I know there are some, however what bothers me is when some Christians claim Christianity is a sin then quote scripture in the Old Testament. Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't the majority of Christians follow the "laws" set out in the New Testament and not the Old? Or are they just picking and choosing which portions of the bible the wish to follow? Because the Old Testament has a lot of rules and laws that I wouldn't expect any reasonable person to follow. So help me out here, because I'm confused.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
29 May 09
Hi lisan, There are those who say that they take the Bible literally, both the old and new Testaments but I'm not one of them. I think that Christians should follow the teachings of Christ as found in the gospels. There is no doubt that Jesus taught far more then is recorded, but it's enough to show us a far better way then that contained in the old Testament. As for homosexuality, Jesus did not condemn it, although it was very common in his day, in fact there is a passage where many believe he is saying that homosexuals are born that way, it is Matthew 19:12. Blessings.
@sulynsi (2836)
• Canada
29 May 09
Sorry, I meant to add that ALL of us have a tendency to do things that are wrong in God's sight. We all are imperfect, thanks to Adam. We all need to work on trying to get closer to the way we should be. That's why God provided us His Word. So we're not in the dark about what is right or wrong.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
31 May 09
Hi again lisan, I'm afraid that we have to agree to disagree on that scripture, but is it really fair that homosexuals be expected to live a life of celibacy? Blessings.
@MrPKitty (103)
• United States
29 May 09
Don't let them fool you. They are just picking and choosing. Because they'll tell you homosexuality is wrong because it's in the bible, (old testament) but if you bring up the eating and dressing restrictions in the bible, (old testament), they dismiss it because it's from the old testament. Funny huh?
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
29 May 09
I've noticed the same thing from certain more hypocritical denominations.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
30 May 09
Yes the world is full of sin and sinners. And yes people pick and choose which tenets of the bible that they will adhere to and even when they will observe them and when they will "slip", and even justify their actions. I am not certain that there is a specific passage anywhere in the bible that pertains to homosexuality, but I know the reason the religions rail against homosexuality is that they do not observe the tenet to be fruitful and multiply their number upon the earth because homosexual relationships bear no fruit. No children to pass on the things that they have learned to.
• China
30 May 09
Just as what you have said,the Old Testament has a lot of unreasonable rules to follow while the ancient people had to obey it.So now why have you to be confused with the new one.Just think the people in the future will treat it as the old one.
@John4Christ (1598)
• India
30 May 09
Ohk lets take it this way...... If the current president of your country retires and a new president comes in, there are lots of changes which occur in the way of working and might even plan to chalk out the plans which the earlier president had made..... So i feel that people were little unaware about what god is all about during the old testament and there were many traditions which were followed.....like animal sacrifices, they were so common in olden days but in new testament we see that god send his only begotten son to save mankind and hence we were freed from offering animal sacrifices.....i am sure most of the Christians don't do it...... So I feel it is justified that the new testament is indepth and is followed by Christians all around the globe......
@tundeemma (896)
• South Africa
30 May 09
i don't think its in the new testament but the old testament is strongly against it and it does not matter where it is found in the bible, any part of the bible is against it, it only happens that the old testament is strongly against it that men should not do what belongs to women and women should obey the same
@yaztocal (19)
• United States
30 May 09
Really, why is homosexuality a sin???? There is not a logical explanation for it, yet the majority of the world agrees that it is indeed a sin. Let's think about this for a minute. What is the definition of a sin? Something that harms yourself either in the afterlife or which harms others here on earth. The old testament has a bunch of rules, yes, and most of them relate to harming yourself in the afterlife. The dying argument that homosexuality is "against nature" because people cannot conceive from it is just ridiculous to me. Why is procreation a MUST HAVE in nature? If the answer is to keep mankind going, there are plenty of straight people who can do just that. Bottom line is, it boils to down to belief. Let's not kid outselves, there is no logical reason why homosexuality is a bad thing, only beliefs that it is. As far as harming yourself in the afterlife - well, why? Others are not harmed in this life, why should they be harmed in another completely different life? The concept of homosexuality being a sin is manmade, even if it is in the old or new testament.. it is truly manmade. it won't hurt you to accept others, it only hurts others.
• United States
30 May 09
Most of them.... just "picking and choosing' which ones to follow. For instance, the 10 commandments are basically followed.. except the Sabbath one of course, we have too much to do on Sundays to truly follow that one! He must not have meant it for us!! :) Really though, the Old Testament gave us a picture of God and the things He likes and doesn't like. It was a model (Galations says it was a "school master" ) to bring us to Christ.. to the New Living Testament... Where the Old Law is all summed up in two.. love God with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself! Romans 1 discusses the sin and cause of homosexuality. It is also mentioned in other passages depending on the translation you choose to use.