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Jesus said that He came not to abolish the law, but to fulfill it. In other words, the Old Testament law, even in Jesus’ day, was still in force and Jesus accepted it. That is the same law that condemns homosexuality in the Book of Leviticus.*
In order to defend the traditional view of homosexuality, an evangelical minister is willing to concede that the Old Testament law is still valid. This law is also upheld when discussing tithe and other topics. However, when it comes to the Sabbath and dietary laws of clean and unclean meats, these same theologians deny its validity. But if the Sabbath was abolished by Christ, if the dietary laws of clean and unclean meats were done away with, what reason do we to say that homosexuality is still forbidden in the New Testament? Sure, we can quote a few texts here and there, but the truth is that once we deny the Old Testament laws on which the New Testament laws are built we have lost half the battle.
Below is are some excellent articles. One deals with health and the health benefits of avoiding the oink-oink. The other deals with the issue of the dietary laws and demonstrating how the New Testament never abolishes those laws in the same way it never abolished the sexual laws. Jesus wasn't down with swine back then, and he isn't down with swine today.