Does God tolerate Homosexuality?

by Pastor Jess Foglesong


Obviously, we've come to understand that God‘s government is based on Righteousness, Justice, Love and Perfection … the answer to the question: Does God tolerate Homosexuality? is -- No; and certainly (No) if we were within His kingdom living on the same sphere or level. But at this moment of time, we are not. Technically we still exist outside of his sphere. We are in the realm of '"sin." He allows us to follow along just outside of the "Big Top" (so to speak). And He allows this alternative existence because of the sacrifice of the Lamb; of His Son, Jesus: who is The Christ. We would be a lost people otherwise.

Therefore, again, does God tolerate homosexuality? Yes .... but it falls under the many inequities of sinful mankind. If one looks in the Old Testament: Genesis 6:5: … And God saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Therefore he made a decision to destroy the earth -- by water. Without hesitation He completely remade mankind: through Noah and his family. To say the least, God does not tolerate "total" evil. He will and did step in to redirect the path of man.

Later, during the time of Abram (Abraham), a city called Sodom (Genesis 18:20 - 32; 19:1, 5 - 17) became so wicked that God sent two angels into the city to rescue Lot, the brother of Abram, and his entire clan. After which the cities -- Sodom and Gomorrah -- were destroyed by searing fire. Homosexuality was rampant.

His plan all along was to generate a Redeemer; and He needed time on earth. And when He saw that things were going in the wrong direction -- he interceded. God is pure; He is divine; He is All-Righteous. His Character is unchangeable, un-wavering. His government is based on Love and Justice.

He created mankind because He wanted to … He had the desire to have a relationship with beings that could interact with him; to share the same realm -- a pure and righteous domain.

Obviously a homosexual way of life would be unknown and foreign to such existence. Life within the Kingdom of God (Isaiah 65:25) is a place beyond comprehension. Total provision is assured. Justice and Righteousness is an absolute. Love is the norm.

On the other hand, here on earth, it is a different story. Life -- although somewhat organized and harmonious -- is far from perfect. Mankind has come a long way since the beginning of civilization. Certainly we are an imperfect bunch; fragmented throughout; taking the side of evil in most cases. We have fallen at times in history, so low, that God had to step in to change directions; in order to assure the lineage of a sacrificial lamb, a servant, a leader, co- savior, a redeemer (Isaiah: 9:5,6; 42:1-25; 49:7; 52:13; 53:7,11,13) -- the Son of God


Our life is complex. Full of problems and intricacies: including the situation of homosexuality. It has been a characteristic of mankind from the beginning. It is not the norm in human behavior. It is an anomaly of the natural world. It is part of the many Sins of a fragmented and flawed mankind. You will not find it in the (lower) animal kingdom. It is and will not be part of the realm of Heaven -- the New Jerusalem (Isaiah 65:17). God allows it to dwell here on earth, because He respects man’s ‘freewill’ and choices.


We are not to judge a man or a woman's preferences (ie, orientation), but it does not mean we should advertise, encourage, foster, or promote such behavior by compromising our spiritual, biblical beliefs. God is emphatic that all must come... to His son for cleansing; but inorder for us to do so, we must accept his gift of life; that is, his sacrificial death to free us (you and me) from the hands and grip of the prince of darkness. Our job is to advise, lead, and teach the loss souls to come to the Son .... as He is the only Way; the Key to eternal life! Unless we turn back to God the father ...... our Nation will decline! Our strength and understanding can only come from above -- not from Man or the natural world!

On the subject of Same Sex marriage: Biblically or spiritually .... marriage here on earth symbolizes and illustrates the marriage of human kind (woman), and God (through Christ, Jesus) as the Bride-groom (man)! That is why illustrating a marriage between two men or two women will never, ever work ..... it is an abomination in God's eyes! The Bride-groom (Christ) will not meet and accept them at heaven's gate! ....... here on earth, though ... anything goes! But certainly NOT in heaven!


The true meaning of marriage is to be "One" with God; as illustrated here on earth as being "one" in man and woman. Illustrated in the actions of electrons in nature: the positive and the negative are in hamony working together bringing energy, light and life; on the other hand two negatives or two positives do not produce anything, lifeless, darkness, void and disarray ............ as in man and man or woman and woman. This is God's view ..... how He see us!

Therefore I emphasis again, our job as believers (in Christ) is Not to judge anyone, including those indulging in a homosexual lifestyle; but to lead them to Christ as their mediator, as their way to The Father in heaven -- as their way to stop what they are doing: a sinful way of life! and once they see the "Light" ... go and sin NO more!

But can we continue "sinning" after we receive and accept the gospel of Christ? We all sin daily, most of the time "unintentionally" ..... but it is your deliberate, intentional arrogance that will get you spiritually in trouble ...... you have a choice to stop feeding in to the evil or dark side. Know that when you accepted his gift of life ..... His spirit entered your body and lives within you ... don't insult it; instead embrace the love of His grace!

Hebrews 10:26
If we ...deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know him who said, "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," and again, "The Lord will judge his people." It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
..... you are healed; go and sin NO MORE!!!


God has solved the problem of mankind’s inequities (Isaiah 59:2,9,14, 20), in the name of the Christ, Jesus -- Son of God. God had to find a way to wash away all of our sins through the process of a sacrificial lamb. The Christ is God’s love and grace in full color. God has taken the time to come to earth, to be with us, to be like us, and to die like us, in order to fulfill the law: of Justice and Righteousness.

And so, I do hope we understand God’s position; God’s character. He is the Creator and Ruler of the Universe. He is our maker! He exist in the Positive, we exist in the negative. He is Supreme and is fully in Charge of all. We should never forget that. His grace and love assures that we have a place in His house, in His Kingdom. The day will come when His government -- based on love -- will be ushered in. Are you ready? No matter what your orientation … Believe in Him … have faith in Him.