The Biblical Difference Between a Homosexual and a Sodomite
While there may be gays or homosexuals in the first century Christians at Corinth, but, there are those who are called by Paul as “abusers of themselves with mankind”.
The phrase “abusers of themselves with mankind” being referred to in the verse are Sodomites in the Greek scriptures. Sodomites are not homosexuals or gays: They are, by nature, users of women; but because of the overwhelming lust in them, after leaving the use of women, they have lusted with the same sex.
We can be enlightened by what happened in Sodom, before the time of Paul.
You will notice in the verse that Lot offered his two virgin daughters to these men of Sodom but, they opted to have sex with the angels, which were in male form who visited Lot.
The term ‘Sodomites’ does not refer to gays or homosexuals. They are men who, after indulging sexually with women, will want to do the same with men.
The gays mentioned by Paul to the Corinthians are ‘malakos’ in Greek, which means:
Considering all these definitions, ‘malakos’ of effeminate are not Sodomites. Homosexuals are not Sodomites; they are naturally born with a man’s body, but with preferences of a female. Gays or homosexuals can not be psychologically changed but can be spiritually guided for salvation.
The condemnation of almost all religious groups towards gays (that they can not inherit the kingdom of God) is unjust. God wants all men to be saved.
A gay, with the heart of a gay and characteristics of a gay, can be spiritually and morally upright by the teachings of the gospel of Christ. We must remember that Christ came for the healing of sinners.
I hope that this enlightened you.