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God created the first humans as male and female and told them to reproduce (Gen. 1:26-28). The woman was created to be a companion to the man, and marriage was instituted as the relationship in which they may have the sexual union (Gen. 2:18-24). This law is still in effect today (Matt. 19:3-9; Eph. 5:31). So God requires that marriage be a lifetime commitment between a man and a woman, not between two men or two women.
Furthermore, God's plan provides a family with a father and a mother to raise the children they conceive. In God's plan, the parents should train their children to know God's will and to honor their father and their mother (Eph. 6:1-4). Obviously this requires both a father and a mother. Homosexuals cannot reproduce by any natural means, and they cannot provide children with the environment and training that children need and that God intended.
It follows that homosexuals cannot have a true marriage, and God says that any sexual relationship outside of marriage is immoral (Heb. 13:4; 1 Cor. 7:2-4). What homosexuals do is so contrary to nature that God calls it shameful and against nature (Rom. 1:26,27). He rejected it at Sodom (Gen. 19:1-13), and still rejects it today (2 Peter 2:6-8; Jude 7).
Does God love homosexuals? Of course! He sent His Son to die so they can be forgiven, if they will repent and obey Him (John 3:16; Acts 26:20). But if they continue their practice, they cannot inherit His kingdom (1 Cor. 6:9-11; 1 Tim. 1:9-11).
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