• No it does not. The bible was written in patriarchal times - in the days when men actually owned women. As property they were less than men.
  • Applies to both the same. Lesbians and Gays are both frowned upon big time in the OT.
    • Linda Joy
      Show me the scripture!
    • Butterflies67
      The Bible foretold that this world would become debased before the end. “Wicked men and impostors,” we read, “will advance from bad to worse, misleading and being misled.” (2 Tim. 3:13) God warns us against approving of immoral conduct. (Rom. 1:24-27, 32)
    • BJA
      Romans 1:18-27 That is why God gave them up to disgraceful sexual appetites, for both their females changed the natural use of themselves into one contrary to nature; and likewise even the males left the natural use of the female and became violently inflamed in their lust toward one another, males with males, working what is obscene. Here Paul specifically condemned both male and female homosexuality. He condemned homosexual practices as unnatural and obscene.
  • Actually, there are some priests in South American countries who are SO idiotic, that they don't even believe in the existence of lesbians. Seriously, they actually believe the "lesbian" is an urban legend created by blasphemers to try to prove that homosexuality is a genetic trait that can occur in both men and women (which, of course, they don't believe) . And since there are still idiots with that belief all the way up to the present day, you can bet they didn't believe in the existence of lesbians in biblical times either.
  • You shouldn't take the bible so literally. It makes no sense if you do.
  • Okay now thats called being sarcastic. if the bible says a passage sayig "man" then it could mean both. EXAMPLE: " If man sins he will be damned to hell" it means man and women.
  • Romans 1:26, 27  That is why God gave them up to disgraceful sexual appetites, for both their females changed the natural use of themselves into one contrary to nature; 27 and likewise even the males left the natural use of the female and became violently inflamed in their lust toward one another, males with males, working what is obscene and receiving in themselves the full recompense, which was due for their error.
  • No it DOES NOT SAY Men shall not lie down with Men. It does say that a man shall not lie down with a man LIKE YOU WOULD A WOMAN. Ergo: No missionary position sex for two guys. Anything else- no sweat. And the bible speaketh not a whit about woman/woman sex.
    • Butterflies67
      The Bible makes it clear that God designed sex to be engaged in only between a male and a female and only within the arrangement of marriage. (Genesis 1:27, 28; Leviticus 18:22; Proverbs 5:18, 19) When the Bible condemns fornication, it is referring to both homosexual and illicit heterosexual conduct.”—Galatians 5:19-21.
  • God loved to watch women making out back in the day
  • "both"
  • both and both should not have sexual relations of any kind with animals....these are abominable sins in his eyes...HE hates all sins but these HE despises even more...... it really is clear...just lots that don't want to believe it!!!
  • (Rom 1:26-27) 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 recompense of their error which was meet. 'Nature' in this context is a man-woman relationship. The implication in verse 26 is that women were engaged in lesbianism. In 1 Cor 6:9, "abusers of themselves with mankind" is translated from the Greek word "Arsenokoites" which is a compound word 'Arsen' meaning male, or men, and 'koites' literally meaning couch or bed, but generally with the connotation meaning a 'marriage bed' or sex. Male-male sex is what is meant, and it's listed as a sin. To be effeminate is also listed as a sin. But, to answer the question, yes, the sin of homosexuality applies both to men and women. (1 Cor 2:14) But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. In this context 'nature' or 'natural' is our innate desires and preferences. This is the way that people use the phrase 'it's in my nature.' If a behavior or 'orientation' is in our 'nature,' that doesn't make it right. If someone is only turned on by children, he is not innocent because that's his 'sexual orientation.' We should not allow people to marry their dogs or cats because that's what feels natural to them, and it makes them happy. An addict is not innocent if he/she indulges their nature and stays drunk or high.
  • God didn't write the Bible, man did and done through man's interpretation of God's words.
  • Absolutely. The Bible is a repository of bigotry against lesbians. It is an iniquitous, damaging, poorly written rag and the less influence it has on society the better.
  • It applies to women as well.
  • A uless book that's caused nothing but trouble from the begining. Any love is good love.
  • You're right. The bible never retracts the endorsement of slavery. Paul writes to Philemon regarding a servant of his named Onesimus. Onesimus ran away - and Paul asks Philemon to excuse the offense so that Onesimus can help him. But, the bible does require 'masters' to be fair and decent to the people that report to them Eph 6:9. 'Slavery' is legal or illegal based on the laws of the state. The abuse of power is never morally right -- that is what is taught in the bible. (oops. This post was meant for a conversational deabate as a comment, not an answer to the question.)
  • Poor god was senile or in need of heavy meds when he dictated the Bible
  • Both, read the scriptures
  • In Judaism, they interpret it as applying only to men, and in fact while homosexuality in men is considered a sin, lesbianism is merely "frowned upon" as being frivolous. . I do think that the people who wrote the Bible intended it to refer only to men. Perceptions there were different - a man owned his women, and probably it didn't bother them much to see two of them getting down on each other.
  • i believe what scripture says. But we don't need it to tell us what is against nature!!
  • Anything that applies to a man in the Bible goes double for women.
  • Maybe its not seen as bad because women cant actually penetrate each other like gay men can. just an assumption.
  • The bible says a man shall not lay with a man, same to women. It speaks about all humans as man.
  • I wish I knew how to insert Microsoft word items as I have a great deal of very good information concerning this. Indeed the Bible does say a man shall not lie with a man but some information I have read on this says this deals with pederasty. Men lieing with young boys captured in battle. With regards to a woman, this is different. A woman can lie with a woman as long as she does not exclusivly lie with a woman, in other words if she is bisexual. If you should desire this information, please email me; my address is in my AB profile and I will send the information I have regarding this as attachments to the email.
  • It doesn't matter, as long as you do it standing up, you won't offend. :D
  • I would suggest that you use ALL of the passage, and not just the part that suits you. Don't forget the part that mentions: "like you would with a woman". And no, there is nothing that condemns women having sex.
  • Both,the bible says God is not a respector of men.
  • Read 1 corinthians 6:9,10,Homosexuals shall not inherit the Kingdom of God,also drunks,thieves,adulteres.If your sin defines you,you are not saved.
  • The Bible says a lot of things and if you crazy lot every followed everything it said, you'll be twisted up in a not, hanging upside, with your head up your ass...oh, wait! You don't try to do what it says and you're already that way...ha ha!
  • God made adam and eve not adam and steve i don't want to offend anyone but in todays society it is accepted but God didn't intend it that way
  • It also refers to lesbianism. It isn't biblically correct for two people of the same sex to have relations
  • Man or woman,...makes no difference. - For example the following scripture only mentions men: - (Genesis 9:6)Anyone shedding man’s blood, by man will his own blood be shed, for in God’s image he made man.  - However, in Israel murdering someone of either sex carried the same penalty. - The principle you mention applies to sexual acts performed between people of the same sex. - The Bible makes it clear that God condemns such practices,...but still grants us free will as to whether we comply with his standards,...or not.
  • My understanding is that women were consided just chattel and property .. thus to lay with another man , at that time , was to degrade a man as an insult ... it wasn't for morality purposes ... Also; in the Secret Gospel of Mark; it tells of Jesus resurecting a YOUNG boy from the dead ... Later that night , clad only in a linnen cloth, the young man came and spent the night with Jesus and Jesus supposedly "Taught him the 'Mystery' of the Kingdom of God" Jeus later REFUSED to have audience with the boy's mother and sister ... Many scholors believe that these passages were removed from the origional Bible as they INFER strongly that Jesus had a homosexual relationship with this YOUNG male ... After all; here is a guy who travels with just 12 other males. They sleep in CLOSE proximity, bathe together in rivers and streams , eat together etc .... How would THAT look in Today's society ??? What would the Christains make of THAT today ??? +5
  • Yes, it applies to both man and woman. ---- Romans 1:26-27 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.
  • According to Scripture, it applies to each person. Jesus said in Matthew 5:27-28 that "everyone" who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery from within.
  • It also applies to women. Romans 1:18- 30 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness. For what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood from His workmanship, so that men are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but they became futile in their thinking and darkened in their foolish hearts. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images of mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the desires of their hearts to impurity for the dishonouring of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is forever worthy of praise! Amen. For this reason God gave them over to dishonourable passions. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. Likewise, the men abandoned natural relations with women and burned with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error. Furthermore, since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, He gave them up to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed, and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant, and boastful. They invent new forms of evil; they disobey their parents. They are senseless, faithless, heartless, merciless. So this is a result of the falling away from God, such as when the people in the Old Testament began to worship Moloch and offered up their children as burnt sacrifices, or when they think themselves as god like the Pharoahs use to claim, and turning to self worship, to say in thine heart there is no God, or to hold man as the highest authority, relying upon mans knowledge and not Gods, and in doing so there is no objective morality, there is no ultimate meaning to life, and man therefore becomes his own law, Do as thy wilt." and this leads to a further decline in mans attitude towards himself, for he no longer believes that he has a soul, or spirit, or that he is the temple of God where the Holy spirit can dwell, but that he is merely an animal, and so the animals lusts he goes there after, and it's not just unnatural relations, (those not between man and woman) for in the bible God takes Eve from Adams side, and so therefore when the two become joined they are one flesh, but God mentions other such acts, in fact all sin is not the same, there are six things the Father hates, and seven that are detestable to him Proverbs 6:16 which are haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that run swiftly to evil, a false witness who gives false testimony, and one who stirs up discord among brothers. This is all about the state of one's spiritual life, Christians are meant to be the temple of God, how a perfect Father dwell within a temple which is committing debauchery or is drunk or lying and deceiving each other, being hateful to each other it cannot happen. Christ tells us not to befriend the world, for he will be an enemy of God, the two are conflicted. The same as the battle that goes on between the flesh, the mind and the spirit. Galatians 5:16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
  • Just dudes. The only thing better than 2 girls, is more than 2.
  • *** First we need to see the definition of the human race. (Genesis 5:2) 2 Male and female he created them. On the day they were created, he blessed them and named them Man. *** Who instituted marriage arrangement, God brought the woman to the man. (Genesis 2:20-22) . . .. 21 So God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep, and while he was sleeping, he took one of his ribs and then closed up the flesh over its place. 22 And God built the rib that he had taken from the man into a woman, and he brought her to the man. *** —Romans 1:26, 27. Why does the Bible describe homosexual acts as unnatural and obscene? Because they involve sexual activity that was not intended by our Creator. Homosexual acts cannot produce offspring. The Bible compares homosexual activity to the sexual relations that rebellious angels, who came to be known as demons, had with women before the Deluge of Noah’s day. (Genesis 6:4; 19:4, 5; Jude 6, 7) God views both acts as unnatural.
  • it does mention women with women in the bible as well all homosexuality is against god. no matter what the newage people of today try and chant to you
  • it does mention women with women in the bible as well all homosexuality is against god. no matter what the newage people of today try and chant to you
  • God created Adam and Eve with the purpose of procreation. ‘The emotion of love and ecstasy’ enjoyed by marriage partners is a gift from God. To married men, the Bible says: “Rejoice with the wife of your youth . . . With her love may you be in an ecstasy constantly.” (Proverbs 5:18, 19) God purposed that sex relations between a husband and wife should contribute toward a warm and lasting bond. Children resulting from such a union would have a good start in life. Thus God’s purpose for humans to fill the earth would be fulfilled in a fine way.​—Genesis 1:27, 28. Many organised religions are bowing to the theory of evolution. By going along with the theory of evolution, many clergymen have undermined confidence in the Bible. ‘If the Genesis account of creation is not true, then what about the rest of the Bible?’ people ask. And even clergymen challenge what the Bible says about premarital sex and homosexuality, as well as the Bible’s view of the life of the unborn.​—Exodus 20:13, 14; 21:22, 23; In the past, selfish, blatant immorality has been pointed to as a contributing factor in the fall of civilizations, such as the Roman Empire. Could what is happening now be a prelude to something even more significant? Is every part of the world now being affected by “the increasing of lawlessness,” which the Bible foretells would be a mark of the end of this entire system of things?​—Matthew 24:3-8, 12-14;2 Timothy 3:1-5.
  • The reason why homosexual male behavior is very wrong fits the same with women. This should convince you that the early Church abominated the practice!! Here is just one from the above website Tertullian “[A]ll other frenzies of the lusts which exceed the laws of nature, and are impious toward both [human] bodies and the sexes, we banish, not only from the threshold but also from all shelter of the Church, for they are not sins so much as monstrosities” (Modesty 4 [A.D. 220]).
  • The perversion is in the fact that marriage and commitment is God's intended use of sex. So , yes, it applies to women. Anyway, St Paul makes that explicit from what Leviticus just gives in typical Jewish fashion

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