In a recent interview, Grammy and Dove Award winner Lauren Daigle was asked her opinion about homosexuality.
Domenick Nati: “Do you feel that homosexuality is a sin?”
Lauren Daigle: “You know, I can’t honestly answer on that. I have too many people that I love, that they are homosexual. I don’t know. I can’t say one way or the other. I’m not God, so when people ask questions like that, that’s what my go-to is. I just say read the Bible and find out for yourself. And when you find out, let me know, because I’m learning, too.”
Okay, Lauren. Well in Matthew 19, Jesus said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh?'”
Leviticus 20:13 says that if a man lies with a man as with a woman, they have committed an abomination. The Apostle Paul refers to this in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 when he says that men who practice homosexuality will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Revelation 22:15 says among those who are outside the kingdom are the dogs, a word used in Deuteronomy 23:18 to describe homosexual male prostitutes. Romans 1:26-27 says that those whose hearts are darkened exchange natural relations for those contrary to nature: women burn with passion for women, and men commit shameless acts with men.
If you care for your homosexual friends, the loving thing to do would be to tell them to repent and follow Jesus. Don’t be flippant about behavior God has promised He will judge, when we understand the text.
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes…” Romans 1:16
“Partiality in judging is not good. Whoever says to the wicked, ‘You are in the right,’ will be cursed by peoples, and abhorred by nations, but those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, and a good blessing will come upon them. Whoever gives an honest answer kisses the lips.” Proverbs 24:23-26
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments… Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him… If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father’s who sent me.” John 14:15, 21, 23-24