By Fr. Mikhail E. Mikhail

 

 

This book discussed the causes of homosexuality, the Coptic Orthodox  Church and homosexuality, homosexuality against God and Christianity, homosexuality against the Church, homosexuality against humanity itself,  and society, and overcoming homosexuality.
 

Introduction and Conclusion of The Coptic Orthodox Church's View on Homosexuality


Introduction

Homosexuality is almost as old as man. The first mention in recorded history concerns Lot and the well-known history of Sodom and Gomorrah, which took place over 4000 years ago. Throughout all those years, homosexuality has never been accepted as a normal behavior and people have never been open about it comfortably.

Conclusion

Homosexuality is a sin condemned by God in the Old and New Testaments. The Old Testament not only considered homosexuality a sin, but found it to be a capital offense that is punishable by death. "If a man lie with mankind as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination,  they shall surely be put to death, their blood shall be upon them." (Leviticus 20:13).
 

In the New Testament in Corinthians 6:9-10, it says: "No effeminate nor abusers of themselves with mankind shall inherit the kingdom of God."
A Christian person is one who basically seeks to obey the word of God. A homosexual is deceiving himself if he thinks he can practice the lifestyle and still go to heaven.
Homosexuality is a sin, and a homosexual who wants to recover should see   it as such and repent.

                                                              Father Mikhail E. Mikhail, D. Min.

 

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