Did Jesus Speak of Homosexuality?


By Dr. Ken Matto


Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. (Leviticus 18:22)


I have personally heard many times when the subject of homosexuality comes up that someone always says to the Christian “Jesus didn’t say anything about it!”  They are very adamant in their beliefs to the point that even Christians have adopted that line of thinking.  Once again the Bible dispels such a myth and we are going to see that Jesus condemned that lifestyle.


Before we can approach what Jesus said about homosexuality we must find out who he was in times past, especially as he revealed himself in the Scriptures.  This is another case of the Bible straightening out the twisted beliefs of many Christians and giving them another tool to be brave in the presence of false teaching.


Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. (John 8:58)


In John 8:58 Jesus was answering the Pharisees and Scribes.  Jesus finally ended up the confrontation by stating that before Abraham existed Christ was already in existence.  By using the term “I Am” Jesus was claiming to be God and the Jews knew it, that is why in the next verse they took up stones and wanted to stone him to death because they thought he was blaspheming.


Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by. (John 8:59)


In John 8:59 Jesus performed a miracle by passing through their midst and they did not even see him especially since they wanted to stone him.  So they were blinded to him  and Jesus left the area, through them not around them.  Now we look at how God revealed himself to Moses.


And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. (Exodus 3:14)


So the Jews would have known that Jesus was referring to God when he made the statement of “I am.”  That phrase also connects Jesus with being the Great “I AM” of Sinai.  Now we plainly see a biblical connection between Jesus and the Great “I AM” of Sinai.  What does that tell you?  It tells you that Jesus is the Great “I AM” of Sinai.


This means that everything written in both the Old and New Testaments were penned by holy men of old through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit being eternal God, the third person of the Trinity.  Jesus, not only being the eternal Son of God, is also the Great “I AM” of Sinai who gave the law to Moses and through the Holy Spirit, gave us the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation.  Therefore everything written in both the Old and New Testaments were given under the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ.  So now let us re-ask the question “did Jesus speak about homosexuality?”  Yes he did:


Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. (Leviticus 18:22)


If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. (Leviticus 20:13)


There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel. (Deuteronomy 23:17)


22 Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him. 23 And the man, the master of the house, went out unto them, and said unto them, Nay, my brethren, nay, I pray you, do not so wickedly; seeing that this man is come into mine house, do not this folly. (Judges 19:22-23)


And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel. (1 Kings 14:24)


And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made. (1 Kings 15:12)


And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land. (1 Kings 22:46)


And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove. (2 Kings 23:7)


26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. (Romans 1:26-27)


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, (1 Corinthians 6:9)


9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; (1 Timothy 1:9-10)


Same word “arsenokoítēs” used in both 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:10 and it is the word for “sodomites or homosexuals.”


No, I didn’t forget the biggest dealing God had with the sodomites.  The Great “I AM” of Sinai destroyed four cities in Genesis 19 because of the wickedness of sodomy or homosexuality.


And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath: (Deuteronomy 29:23)


It is quite interesting that the angels who were dispatched to destroy Sodom struck the men of Sodom with blindness to the point they could not find the door to Lot’s house.  Remember what happened in John 8:59 when the Jews were going to stone Jesus?  He went right through their midst and they never saw him to stone him.  A parallel miracle took place between both events.


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)



Since the Bible has plainly established that Jesus is the Great “I AM” of Sinai and gave us the Scriptures through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in both the Old and New Testaments, then that means that all the Scriptures dealing with sodomy or homosexuality were given to us by Jesus.  So let us ask the question again.  Did Jesus speak of homosexuality?  The answer is a resounding YES HE DID!  We read them both in the Old and New Testaments.  It does not matter where in Scripture they are written because all Scripture is authoritative.  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (2 Timothy 3:16)  We do not keep the ceremonies and the feasts commanded in the law because they were just foreshadows of Christ.  However, the moral aspects of the law is what the unbeliever is going to be judged by on the last day.  Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. (John 5:45)  So now you have a solid biblical answer to those who make the false claim that Jesus never spoke about homosexuality.