1 Corinthians 6.9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men
Homosexuality, cross-dressing, adultery, fornication, and beastality (did I get them all?) are all condemned by God. Why?
First, practitioners of these activities are loved by God but commanded by God to cease and desist from them and to confess them to Him as evil while seeking His pardon for participating in them. He is only too happy to give this pardon since that is why He came to earth as one of us and died for us on the cross, to exchange our rebellion for His righteousness with us. This exchange occurs when we repent from these and all our rebellious deeds and commit to following Jesus in obedience to everything He has commanded.
The Bible begins with God creating male and female in His image. This places equal and significant value on all of humanity. From the original two God created, all humankind has been birthed, giving all people, regardless of gender, male and female, color, or any other measurable factor, equal dignity, and value.
God implemented a covenant and a command when He formed the original two people. God’s command was for the two to be fruitful and multiply. This command remained God’s means for populating heaven and the new earth. An immense privilege and holy purpose for humanity to bear children and get them into heaven. The covenant was and is for the man to unite with his wife in a sacred relationship to come together in a conjugal relationship to bear these children. This relationship and the purpose for this relationship, bearing children, is the answer to our question.
Homosexuality is condemned because two men or two women gratifying each other physically cannot accomplish the purpose for which God gave the means for procreation to humanity. Sexual pleasure is our greatest pleasure, proving God is good, but not to be used or focused primarily upon ourselves but for the benefit of our partner. Sexual pleasure is to be enjoyed while procreating to accomplish God’s purpose, not for selfish indulgence. Homosexuality cannot produce what God wants and becomes sexual indulgence for our pleasure and purposes.
Adultery is equally condemned because it violates the sacred union two people made when they committed to one another in marriage. Adultery destroys relationships and trust in a family, thus making raising godly children, the purpose of our procreation in the first place, much more difficult. Marriage is to reflect God’s relationship with His church. As God is faithfully committed to His people, the husband, and wife are to be faithfully committed to one another until death. Adultery destroys commitment creating chaos in the home.
Fornication is also equally condemned. It is the attempt to indulge in sexual pleasure without the commitment to the results of that pleasure. It has led to the murder of millions by aborting the result of procreation by those without commitment to the original purpose of that activity. Fornication focuses on the pleasure of the fornicator, seeking to indulge themselves without regard to the consequences of their actions. Fornication has led to much abuse, disease, and death.
The healthiest place for sexual activity and for children to be trained as healthy adults is a marriage relationship between one man and one woman. History and social science continue to affirm that God’s way is the best. As Creator, His way is the designed way. As Judge, violators of His way will be condemned for ignoring and dishonoring Him when He has clearly stated His purposes, including how and when we are free to indulge in sexual activity.