ACTS OF ABOMINATION.............And why you should avoid them



The word 'abomination' is one that evoke fear in the mind of some believers.  In abomination, God clearly mentioned and described some misconducts that are not acceptable before Him.

When we examine the Greek and Hebrew words translated “abomination” in Scripture, we see that these words have very definite implications. Abomination is used exclusively to describe things that are disgusting, loathsome and absolutely intolerable—things that are unacceptable to God.

Christians would do well to take note of what God labels abominations. Such things, be they actions, attitudes or objects, have no place in the life of a follower of Jesus Christ. 

What is an abomination?

An abomination is something that causes hate or disgust. In biblical usage, an abomination is something that God loathes or hates because it is offensive to Him and His character. Abomination is whatever God calls abomination.  It is very important that man recognize that whatever God call abomination is abomination.  Many times, abominable acts are associated with witchcraft, sexual perversions, idol worship and ritual sacrifices.

Occult practices are also called an abomination in Scripture, so is child sacrifice (Deuteronomy 18:9–12; 20:18; 2 Chronicles 28:3). Other abominations in God’s sight are ungodly sexual relationships like homosexuality and adultery, cross-dressing (Deuteronomy 22:5), dishonest business dealings (Deuteronomy 25:13–16) etc.

Most of the references to that which is abominable or detestable come in God’s Law in Leviticus and Deuteronomy, in prophecies declaring God’s judgment against Israel, and in Proverbs. Proverbs 6 contains a list of seven things that God calls an abomination: “There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers” (Proverbs 6:16–19).

In Luke 16:15 Jesus tells the Pharisees, “What is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God”. Titus 1:16 says that false teachers may “claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.”

From idolatry to unfair scales to ungodly sexual relationships to wickedness of various kinds, abominations separate people from God. Really, all sin are not abomination, but all sin separates us from God and is detestable to Him. God’s hatred of sin makes Christ’s sacrifice on the cross all the more remarkable. It was at the cross that “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

 As He suffered and died for our sin, Jesus could identify with the psalmist: “I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people” (Psalm 22:6). Jesus took our abominations upon Himself and gave us the gift of His righteousness in return. All who put their trust in Him will be saved.

Many people who commit abominable acts can be said to be “ungodly” as those who are separated from God. Ungodliness is the condition of being polluted with sin. They act in a way that is contrary to the nature of God, they oppose God and His word, and with their heart hardened in their disobedience, they have an irreverent disregard for God. 

Some of the most notable abominations before God include :

1. Dishonesty.
2. Arrogant pride 
3. Ignoring God’s law
4. The act of homosexuality. 
5. Devising evil and sowing discord 
6. Eating what the Bible calls “unclean” animals.

Notable Abominations:

Proverbs 11:20 - The perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD, But the blameless in their walk are His delight.

Proverbs 11:1 - A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight.

Proverbs 15:8 - The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But the prayer of the upright is His delight.

Proverbs 21:27 - The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination, How much more when he brings it with evil intent!

Proverbs 15:26 -  Evil plans are an abomination to the LORD, But pleasant words are pure.

Proverbs 17:15  -  He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.

Proverbs 6:17  -  Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood,

Leviticus 18:22  -  'You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.

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 blood guiltiness is upon them.

Proverbs 6:16-19  -  Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil, A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.

Leviticus 18:19  -  Also you shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness during her menstrual impurity.
Luke 16:15  -  And He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.

Revelation 21:27  -  And nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.

Deuteronomy 17:1  -  "You shall not sacrifice to the LORD your God an ox or a sheep which has a blemish or any defect, for that is a detestable thing to the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 22:5  -  "A woman shall not wear man's clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman's clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God.

Proverbs 12:22  -  Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, But those who deal faithfully are His delight.

Proverbs 11:1 -  A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight.

Deuteronomy 23:18  -  "You shall not bring the hire of a harlot or the wages of a dog into the house of the LORD your God for any votive offering, for both of these are an abomination to the LORD your God.

1 Kings 14:24  -  There were also male cult prostitutes in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD dispossessed before the sons of Israel.

Deuteronomy 27:15  -  'Cursed is the man who makes an idol or a molten image, an abomination to the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and sets it up in secret ' And all the people shall answer and say, 'Amen.'

Proverbs 15:8  -  The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But the prayer of the upright is His delight.

Ezekiel 22:11 - "One has committed abomination with his neighbor's wife and another has lewdly defiled his daughter-in-law And another in you has humbled his sister, his father's daughter.

Proverbs 3:32  -  For the devious are an abomination to the LORD; But He is intimate with the upright.

Proverbs 11:20 -  The perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD, But the blameless in their walk are His delight.

Deuteronomy 12:31  -  "You shall not behave thus toward the LORD your God, for every abominable act which the LORD hates they have done for their gods; for they even burn their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.

Proverbs 16:5  -  Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; Assuredly, he will not be unpunished.

Mark 7:20-23  -  And He was saying, "That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man. "For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness. 

Deuteronomy 25:16  -  "For everyone who does these things, everyone who acts unjustly is an abomination to the LORD your God.

Proverbs 20:10  -  Differing weights and differing measures, Both of them are abominable to the LORD.

Leviticus 20:14  -  'If there is a man who marries a woman and her mother, it is immorality; both he and they shall be burned with fire, so that there will be no immorality in your midst.

Revelation 21:8  -  "But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."

Deuteronomy 7:26  -  "You shall not bring an abomination into your house, and like it come under the ban; you shall utterly detest it and you shall utterly abhor it, for it is something banned.

Leviticus 18:29  -  'For whoever does any of these abominations, those persons who do so shall be cut off from among their people.

Proverbs 24:9  -  The devising of folly is sin, And the scoffer is an abomination to men.

Proverbs 17:15  -  He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.

Leviticus 11:10  -  'But whatever is in the seas and in the rivers that does not have fins and scales among all the teeming life of the water, and among all the living creatures that are in the water, they are detestable things to you,

Leviticus 11:11  -  and they shall be abhorrent to you; you may not eat of their flesh, and their carcasses you shall detest.

Exodus 35:2  -  "For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a holy day, a sabbath of complete rest to the LORD; whoever does any work on it shall be put to death.

Proverbs 28:9  -  He who turns away his ear from listening to the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.

1 Corinthians 6:9  -  Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals.

The book of Revelation clearly stated that God is preparing for His people, “There shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life” (Revelation 21:27).

In the new life that God is preparing for us, there will be no room for abominations. If we want to be a part of that Kingdom, now is the time to look to God and, with His help, rid ourselves of the things that could keep us out.

The bible says in Romans 1:26-27 - For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. Check Romans 1:18 down to the end for the state of people that reject the word of God. other references to sexual perversion in the bible are as follows:


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