WHAT DOES THE BIBLE TEACH REGARDING SODOMITES LESBIANS and KATAMITES ?
By Richard Merrell.
PO Box 107 Wentworth Falls
NSW Australia 2782.
The Bible teaches that sodomy and lesbianism is an abomination to God, and that all the unrighteous including catamites who practice such abomination do NOT inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
Sodomy/Lesbianism is an ABOMINATION to God.
You shall not lie with a male as with a women. It is abomination Lev.18:22
If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them. Lev. 20:13
For whoever commits any of these abominations, the persons who commit them shall be cut off (put to death). Lev. 18:29
The city of Sodom was destroyed because of the practice of males with males, who we call sodomites
Lot's two visitors who were angels struck the men of the city of Sodom with blindness. they had come to Lot's house and asked, " Where are the men who came to you tonight ? bring them out that we may know them carnally"...But the men reached out their hands and pulled Lot into the house with them, and shut the door. And they struck the men who were at the doorway of the house with blindness. Genesis 19:5,10,11
The angels then told Lot to take his family out of Sodom for they were sent to destroy it. "For we shall destroy this place, for the outcry against them has grown great before the face of the Lord, and the Lord has sent us to destroy it." Genesis 19:13
Sodom was an example of judgement from which all other cities were to take as a warning, the city is used of course to mean the people and their evil ways. " as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similiar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh ( male with male, female with female, male and female with an animal), are set forth as an example, suffering the punishment of eternal fire." Jude 7
A stern warning is given by Jesus to those cities who know of Sodom and do evil ( Sydney is one of these ) for Sydney has sunk to strange flesh among it's inhabitants. It will therefore be more tolerable for Sodom on judgement day than for Sydney, a city rejecting God. Yeshua/Jesus speaking to those he was about to send forth said, " And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet. Assuredly, I say to you, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgement than for that city." Matthew 10:14,15 see also Mark 6:11; Luke 10;17
That Katamites do NOT inherit the kingdom of God is made clear in 1 Corinthians 6:9,10 where we read, " Do you not know that the unright- eous will NOT inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor catamites*, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, (sodomites) nor theives, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God."
* Anal sex was considered shameful (especially for the passive participant), of particular shame was what was called a katamite (catamite, in most translations) who was a male prostitute who was the passive in anal sex.
AND SUCH WERE SOME OF YOU !!
" And such were some of you, But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Yeshua and by the Spirit of our God." 1 Corinthians 6:11. Praise God that salvation extends to all who call upon him. We want to see this for katamites, sodomites and lesbians washed and cleansed by the PRECIOUS BLOOD of the Messiah Yeshua our Lord. Turning from their sin unto life eternal.
Romans 1:27-31 declares that sodomy and lesbianism is nothing but UNRIGHTEOUSNESS. The Government of the State of New South Wales, Australia, condones the practice of the Sodomites and Lesbians and also encourages the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in Sydney each year.
1 Timothy 1:9,10 states sodomy is lawless and insubordinate, the city of Sydney is an example of this and will I believe be made an example of by God when he sends forth disaster upon it soon, lest they repent. Sydney can choose between Sodom or Nineveh, Sodom was destroyed but Nineveh repented when warning was given, " then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it" Jonah 3:10. I have sent warning to the Premier of New South Wales and the Press to warn the public of the coming catastrophe. Indeed it will be more tolerable for Sodom on the day of judgement than for the City of Sydney.
THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CHURCH !!
LO ! the church also must preach the gospel and not compromise with the evil of the sodomites, lesbians and catamites within the body of Christ, under the false notion that God loves them, and therefore it is OK for them to be immoral; such a notion is a wile of Satan and not of God, for the scripture declares that 'For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:' Colossians 3:5,6. the church must proclaim that such a thing is wickedness for which the judgement of God comes upon the sons of disobedience, the sons of the devil and not of God. see 1 John 3:6-10; God will purge the church with fire, for judgement begins in his house, this is said to Israel, but applies to the church too in that the church is the body of Christ, the temple of God. And if the church joins to a harlot God can and will destroy anyone doing such evil. It must be noted that the meaning of the text 'he that is born of God does not commit sin', John 3:9; has this meaning from the Greek, 'he that is born of God no longer PRACTICES sin', this means that we no longer walk in sin, we no longer live in sin. before we were born from above we did practice, live in, and walk in sin daily, but now that we are 'born from above' we no longer do so, in fact it is 'impossible' for any who are 'born again' to 'continue on' in sin day by day, 1 John 3:8; for Christ now dwelleth in those who are 'born from above.' Indeed the very reason for John writing his first epistle was that 'ye sin not' And 'if any man sin we have an advocate with the Father, even Jesus Christ the righteous' 1 John 2:1
LO! the church cannot afford to placate the sodomites/lesbians/catamites found 'within' and even teach such a practice is not sin. We must stand firm and practice righteous judgement 'within' the church, 1 Corithians 5:9-13; against any immorality found amongst any persons in the church. God will judge those outside the church but we must stand firm against all unrighteousness and every imagination that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and Christ. Our weapons are not carnal but mighty in the Spirit of God, hallelujah !! 2 Corinthians 10:4; Ephesians 6:10-17.
'The Christian man confines himself to the female sex'...Tertullian c. 197
'The coupling of two males is a very shameful thing'.......Tertullian c. 200
'Such sins are committed by fornicators, adulterers, abusers of themselves with men, effeminate men, idolaters and murderers'...Oregin c. 245
'The sin of Sodom is contrary to nature'.....Apostolic Constitutions c. 390
'The fate of the Sodomites was judgement to those who had done wrong, and instruction to those who hear. The Sodomites had fallen into uncleaness through much luxury. They practiced adultery shamelessly, and they burned with insane love for boys'....Clement of Alexandria c. 195
'Men play the part of women, and women that of men, contrary to nature. Women are at once both wives and husbands......O miserable spectacle! Horrible conduct !'...Clement of Alexandria c. 195
"They do not abstain even from males, males with males, committing shocking abominations, outraging all the noblest and comeliest bodies in all sorts of ways'....Athenagoras c. 175
I MAKE MENTION OF SODOMY/LESBIANISM, APPALLING TO BOTH MALE AND FEMALE
"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. "Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them." Romans 1:32. See also Leviticus 18:22, Genesis 19, Romans 1:18-32, I Corinthians 6:9-11, I Timothy 1:10, and Jude 7.
"The foolish shall not stand in thy sight, thou hatest all workers of iniquity." Psalm 5:5. See also Leviticus 20:23, Leviticus 26:30, Deuteronomy 32:19, Psalm 5:6, Psalm 11:5, Malachi 1:3, Matthew 7:23, and Romans 9:13.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16. See also John 13:1, John 17:9, Ephesians 5:25, etc.
"Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them." John 12:39,40. See also John 10:11,26, Matthew 11:25,26, Acts 13:48, Romans 9:19-24, etc.
"Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the LORD." Jeremiah 6:15. See also Jeremiah 13:23, Romans 1:24-32, Ezekiel 16:49-50, etc.
"Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity." II Timothy 2:19. "Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness...unto vile affections...to a reprobate mind." Romans 1:24-28. See also II Timothy 2:24-26, Psalm 5:5, I Corinthians 6:9-11, Acts 17:30, Jude 22,23, etc.
"And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh." Isaiah 66:24. "For without are dogs..." Revelation 22:15. See also Mark 9:44, Luke 16:23, Revelation 20:15.
Sodomites are wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly (Gen. 13:13), are violent and doom nations (Gen. 19:1-25; Jgs. 19), are abominable to God (Lev. 18:22), are worthy of death for their vile, depraved, unnatural sex practices (Lev. 20:13; Rom. 1:32), are called dogs because they are filthy, impudent and libidinous (Deut. 23:17,18; Mat. 7:6; Phil. 3:2), produce by their very presence in society a kind of mass intoxication from their wine made from grapes of gall from the vine of Sodom and the fields of Gomorrah which poisons society's mores with the poison of dragons and the cruel venom of asps (Deut. 32:32,33), declare their sin and shame on their countenance (Isa. 3:9), are shameless and unable to blush (Jer. 6:15), are workers of iniquity and hated by God (Psa. 5:5), are liars and murderers (Jn. 8:44), are filthy and lawless (2 Pet. 2:7,8), are natural brute beasts (2 Pet. 2:12), are dogs eating their own vomit and sows wallowing in their own feces (2 Pet. 2:22), will proliferate at the end of the world bringing final judgment on mankind (Lk. 17:28-30), have been finally given up by God to uncleanness dishonoring their own bodies among themselves, to vile affections, and to a reprobate mind such that they cannot think straight about anything (Rom. 1:23-28), have wholly given themselves over to fornication and gone after strange flesh (Jude 7), must be pulled as faggots from the fire (Jude 23), and have no hope of Heaven unless they repent (Rev. 22:15), which they can't do in their prideful state (Jer. 6:15). They need to hear this truth if they are to have any hope of penitence, faith in Jesus Christ and salvation (I Timothy 4:2-4).
'For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 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: 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. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.' Romans 1:18 - 32
The following poem says it all.
THE WICKEDNESS OF MAN
They worship not the Creator -Who is blessed forever: amen
But they bow before the creation;
And worship the creature in men.
So God gave them over to passions
Both women and men as well,
They work that which is evil
For them, their own place is hell.
The sodomite, catamite, the lesbian
Have turned from the natural way;
Working that which is unseemly
To their lusts they have given sway.
Women with women in wickedness;
Men that mate with their kind
The sight of them all is in darkness
They all have a reprobate mind.
Their practices are the damnation
A recompence which is meet;
God has given them over to Satan
The cup of their sin they must eat.
For they have changed the glory of God
Into an image of corruptible man,
Of birds and fourfooted beasts
They have made God whatever they can.
This wickedness of man might be
A sin that you practice too?
I say repent and turn unto Yeshua -
John 3:16 for you.
Richard Merrell 1997
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