“Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.” (1 John 3:4)
The unbelieving world calls homosexuality “love.” But it’s love without law and therefore lawlessness. The Mosaic Law is the reflection of God’s moral character. He doesn’t change and neither does his law (Malachi 3:6). Heaven and earth will pass away before one jot or tittle will pass from it (Matthew 5:18). So what does God’s law say? To “lie with a male as with a woman … is an abomination” and the penalty is death (Leviticus 18:22, 20:13). Love fulfills the law, so homosexuality isn’t “love” (Romans 13:10). It’s lawlessness and sin.
God gave Moses his law c. 1440 B.C., nearly 3000 years after creation. But this law wasn’t something new. From the beginning, God “made them male and female” (Matthew 19:4; cf Genesis 1:27, 5:2). He joined Adam and Eve together in marriage and they became “one flesh” (Matthew 19:5-6; cf Genesis 2:22-24). Therefore, the divine concept of marriage is one man and one woman for life. Anything else is lawlessness, abomination, and sin. The penalty is eternal death in hell.
What produces sexual lawlessness? Atheism. Lawless people don’t fear God or recognize his moral authority in their lives (Psalm 36:1, Romans 3:18). They refuse to let his law stop their sinful mouths; they refuse to be “guilty before God” too (Romans 3:19). Even the truth of divine judgment – eternity in hell – doesn’t make them quake in their boots. Only God’s grace, through Spirit-led conviction of sin, can save lawless people and transform them into saints.
- Saints always obey the speed limit, even when no policeman is behind them.
- Moralists sometimes obey the speed limit, but only when a policeman is behind them.
- Lawless people never obey the speed limit, even when a policeman is behind them.
Saint, moralist, or lawless person: which one are you?
 New King James Version (NKJV), unless otherwise noted