Biblical Principle #288: Law of Moses Forbid Homosexuality

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Principle

The Law of Moses prohibited Israelite homosexuality.

Explanation

We previously established that it was GOD who created:

  • Man.
  • Woman (for man).
  • The concept of marriage, defining it as: a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife.
  • Sex, as GOD brought the woman to Adam (as a gift to him), for pleasure, procreation, companionship, and to be a helper—a team to work and enjoy life together.

Since each of these are GOD’s creation, He set the guidelines on how they should work. In the Law of Moses, GOD said:

22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.

Leviticus 18:22 OSB

The penalty for Israelite homosexuality under the Law of Moses was death:

13 If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both committed an abomination. They shall be put to death, for they are guilty.

Leviticus 20:13 OSB

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