The Bible is crystal clear on this issue. Anyone who believes otherwise is being willfully ignorant. The Bible says that homosexual behavior is an abomination to God.
Leviticus 18:22, "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination."1
Leviticus 20:13, "If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltness is upon them."
1 Corinthians 6:9-10, "Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God."
Romans 1:26-28, "For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. 28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper."
If unicorns existed, I'm sure I could get immortality from drinking their blood. If the Christian God exists, and the people who are interpreting the bible are correct, I assume going to hell would be the case as that is a key part of their religion's mythos.
Kind of a funny question. It's like asking if Santa was real, would bad people get coal. Of course they would.
The Bible clearly states its position on the topic of homosexuality. As Christians, we should not ignore that God views homosexuality as a sin. Sadly, there are many Christians who cover their eyes and ears when shown that God views it as a sin. These Christians follow the world-not God. So where exactly does God condemn homosexuality?
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. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;" (Romans 1:26-1:28).
1 Corinthians 7:2 - "Nevertheless, [to avoid] fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband" This verse plainly shows that a women shall have a husband and a man shall have a wife. It does not say for a woman to have a husband or a wife and vice versa. Its says for a woman to have a HUSBAND and a man to have a WIFE.
Yes, gay people will go to hell. It is sin in God's eyes. Unless a homosexual asks for forgiveness and repents (turns away from) their sins, they will end up in hell for the rest of eternity. We all are headed for hell. Whether we are homosexual or straight. Christian or non-Christian. Whether we sit on a Church pew or a bar stool. We all are headed for hell. Unless we put our faith and trust into Jesus Christ and turn away from our sins, we will be saved. But you need to be truly guilty of your sins and fear God for that to happen. So if you think believing in Jesus and asking for forgiveness is enough and you continue to sin whether it be homosexuality or not, you have not been saved. If you have been saved, you will feel sorrow and guilty for the sins you have committed, not continue to swim in it.
Jesus teaches loves, peace, and tolerance. He came to preach that the old understandings were, to an extent, misguided, and that God was merciful. Thus, the entire notion of homosexuality, a natural sexual inclination, being a sin is absurd. Love thy neighbor. Sins can be forgiven, no? Jesus died for our sins, no? If a homosexual is a God worshipping, genuinely good person, it seems a bit hypocritical of Christians who believe that fire is their destination.
People have to think about the time in which the bible was written, in which the world was not as peaceful as today.
Empires and Nations needed young men to get married, so they could have the next generation of soldiers to fill the ranks of their armies and defend their peoples independence.
What better way to scare people into avoiding a homosexual relationship then threatening them with hell?
Quoted part of the text from the site(look at the site for the rest) above:
The Bible was not handed to mankind by God, nor was it dictated to human stenographers by God. It has nothing to do with God. In actuality, the Bible was VOTED to be the word of God by a group of men during the 4th century.
According to Professor John Crossan of Biblical Studies at DePaul University the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great (274-337 CE), (a bust of Constantine is pictured below) who was the first Roman Emperor to convert to Christianity, needed a single canon to be agreed upon by the Christian leaders to help him unify the remains of the Roman Empire. Until this time the various Christian leaders could not decide which books would be considered "holy" and thus "the word of God" and which ones would be excluded and not considered the word of God.
Emperor Constantine, who was Roman Emperor from 306 CE until his death in 337 CE, used what motivates many to action - MONEY! He offered the various Church leaders money to agree upon a single canon that would be used by all Christians as the word of God. The Church leaders gathered together at the Council of Nicaea and voted the "word of God" into existence. (I wish to thank Brian Show for pointing out in his rebuttal to this article that the final version of the Christian Bible was not voted on at the Council of Nicaea, per se. The Church leaders didn't finish editing the "holy" scriptures until the Council of Trent when the Catholic Church pronounced the Canon closed. However, it seems the real approving editor of the Bible was not God but Constantine! This fact is revealed in the second counter-rebuttal to Brian Show's first rebuttal to this article. This counter-rebuttal makes the following important statement and backs it up with FACTS - "Therefore, one can easily argue that the first Christian Bible was commissioned, paid for, inspected and approved by a pagan emperor for church use."
I am a Christian, and no, I do not believe that gay people will go to hell, at least not any quicker than straight people. Gay people are just normal people, and can be individually good or bad, like any other group of people.
Personally, I believe that the Bible was never intended to oppose homosexuality. The very few Biblical references to homosexuality are very vulnerable to mistranslation, and I contend that the original Hebrew texts were referencing other issues entirely. This is corroborated by historical evidence that early religious societies actually used to sanction gay relationships as a rite of passage, before churches opposed that concept.
In my opinion, if there is one or more omnipotent being then said being (in my opinion) would have bigger things to worry about than peoples sexual orientation. If you are talking about God in a Christianity/biblical way than there are so many ways people can go to hell besides being homosexual. In that sense, according to the bible, a homosexual can claim Jesus as his personal savior and escape hell. But I'm far from an expert.