Human Sexuality

The first written sources or acts of homosexual relationships is in the Old Testament. The first major story with homosexuality is in Sodom and Gomorrah. Though homosexuality was not the only sin of these cities, the Bible makes it clear that this sin was one of the main reasons why God judged them. Genesis   19:1-11 speaks of the men of Sodom gathering at Lot's house and calling out to Lot, saying, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may have relations with" (Genesis 19:5). Lot's two visitors were actually angels who manifested themselves as men. Lot's carnal attempt to rescue his visitors was his offer to provide the men of Sodom with his two virgin daughters."Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof." (Genesis 19:8) But, the men of Sodom rejected Lot's offer. Finally, the angels miraculously struck the immoral men with blindness."And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door."(Genesis 19:11).   Jude, commenting on the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, wrote, "Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example, in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.
Homosexual behavior was especially manifest in Rome and Greece at that time, but which was and is a historical constant among all peoples, in differing but deleterious forms, and with different degrees of moral degeneration being realized. For the follower of the Bible therefore, homosexuality is not new, nor unexpected, but neither is it justified, rather it is unequivocally condemned, while God is revealed as giving man grace to resist and overcome sin