Q. 1. I heard homosexuals saying that Jesus supported their lifestyle because He never said anything against it in the Gospels. They say “Since Jesus is not on record against it so he must be for it.” How does a person argue this kind of statement?
A. 1. First of all, it is true that there is no words from Jesus recorded in the Four Gospels regarding the subject of homosexuality. That does not mean that He did not say anything about it. It should be remembered that the Gospel of John concludes with the following words: "Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written." [Jn. 21:25]
It should also be remembered that Jesus said He would not leave us alone. "But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you." [Jn. 14:26] Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would remind us of His teachings, those mentioned in the Bible and those that are not mentioned.
In view of all the above, we now look at the life of Saint Paul who preached the Gospel. St. Paul did not fabricate his teachings; they came direct from Jesus.
"For I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel that was proclaimed by me is not of human origin; for I did not receive it from a human source, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ." [Gal 1:11-12] Hence Saint Paul tells us that his teachings have been revealed to him through Jesus Christ. [1 Cor 15:8]
Based on the teachings of Jesus, Saint Paul stated the following Biblical passages that are found in the New Testament:
"Do you know that wrongdoers will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! Fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, sodomites, thieves, the greedy, drunkards, revilers, robbers - none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God." [1 Cor. 6:9-10]
"Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it legitimately. This means understanding that the law is laid down not for the innocent but for the lawless and disobedient, for the godless and sinful, for the unholy and profane, for those who their father or mother, for murderers, fornicators, sodomites, slave traders, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to the sound teaching that conforms to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which He entrusted to me." [1 Tim. 1:8-10]
"Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the degrading of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them up to degrading natural intercourse for unnatural, and in the same way also the men, giving up natural intercourse with women, were consumed with passion for one another. Men committed shameless acts with men and received in their own persons the due penalty for their error." "They know God's decree, that those who practice such things deserve to die - yet they not only do them but even applaud others who practice them." [Rom. 1:24-27, 32]
From these Biblical passages, it is obvious that Jesus condemned homosexuality!
Let it be remembered that Jesus also said, “Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me, and whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.” [Lk. 10:16]