Bible Study – Homosexuality and Deviance

Bible Study

Bible Study – Homosexuality and Deviance

Scripture Reading: Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind … shall inherit the kingdom of God.
—1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Summary: The Scripture teaches that homosexuality is a sin. An intimate relationship or union with someone of the same gender is against nature and God’s design for marriage. God created male and female; efforts to change one’s biological sexual identity are contrary to God’s ordained plan. Jesus loves, died for, and extends salvation to the LGBTQ+ community.

I. Standard of Truth

A. 2 Timothy 3:16 Scripture is given by God.

B. John 8:32 Truth brings freedom.

C. Isaiah 5:20-21 Woe unto them that call evil good.

II. Old Testament Condemns Homosexuality and Bestiality

A. Leviticus 18:22-24 Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind.

B. Leviticus 20:13-16 Homosexuality and bestiality are an abomination.

III. Homosexual Behavior Is Contrary to New Testament Teaching

A. Romans 1:24-28 Homosexual acts are lustful, vile, and against nature.

B. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 The effeminate and abusers of themselves with mankind.

C. 1 Timothy 1:9-10 Homosexuality is ungodly.

IV. Sexual Immorality Is Sin

A. Colossians 3:5-6 Put to death all evil desires.

B. Matthew 15:19-20 Adultery and fornication defile.

C. 1 Corinthians 6:18 Sin against the body.

D. Galatians 5:19-21 Works of the flesh.

V. Marriage Is Between a Man and a Woman

A. Genesis 2:18, 22-24 God created the union of one man with one woman.

B. Matthew 19:5-6 Husband and wife are one flesh.

C. Ephesians 5:31 Man and wife joined together.

VI. Gender Identity

A. Genesis 1:27-28 Created to procreate.

B. Matthew 19:4 God made male and female.

C. Deuteronomy 22:5 Cross-dressing is an abomination.

D. 1 Corinthians 6:9 Effeminate—Sensual and corrupt indulgences.

VII. Divine Judgment

A. Genesis 19:1-14 Sodom and Gomorrah.

B. Jude 1:7 The perverse will suffer eternal fire.

VIII. Imbibe Not the Spirit of the World

A. Romans 12:2 Be not conformed to this world.

B. 1 Corinthians 2:12-13 Receive not the spirit of the world.

C. 1 Corinthians 3:18-19 The wisdom of this world is foolishness.

D. 1 John 2:15-17 Love not the world.

IX. God Loves LGBTQ+ Individuals

A. John 3:16 For God so loved the world.

B. Romans 5:8 While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

X. Reconciliation and Salvation for All People

A. 1 John 1:9 God will cleanse from all unrighteousness.

B. 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 In Christ, all things are new.

C. Revelation 22:17 Whosoever will.


And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
—1 Corinthians 6:11