Were David and Jonathan gay?

David and Jonathan were friends; they were soul mates. Jonathan loved David as himself, and David’s love for Jonathan was wonderful and passing the love of women. But does this mean, that David and Jonathan were gay and had homosexual feelings for each other? Were David and Jonathan homosexuals? Did David and Jonathan had a homosexual relationship, like so many gay people, who visit a church, and some leaders of churches, who approve homosexuality, say?


Before we discuss this matter, let’s have look at homosexuality. Homosexuality (and homosexual feelings) is caused by a spirit of sexual lust and perversity. When a spirit of lust and perversity is active in the spiritual realm it becomes visible in the natural realm in the lives of people. One of the carnal result of a spirit of lust and perversity is homosexuality. Remember, that everything that happens in the spiritual realm becomes visible in the natural realm. When a person is being controlled by homosexual feelings and lust, you know that an unclean spirit of lust and perversity is active in the spiritual realm.

homosexuality, gayWhen a person gives into these lusts and homosexual feelings, this spirit of sexual lust and perversity shall control the person’s life and shall reign in the spiritual realm. This spirit shall not only control that specific person, but shall affect and try to enter other lives as well.

The more people give into homosexual feelings, the more power will be given to this unclean evil spirit and the more people will become affected and eventually controlled by this spirit. It’s no wonder that we see an increase of homosexuality worldwide. More and more people come out for their homosexuality, bi-sexuality or come out as transgender.

This spirit of lust and perversity will control the person’s life, including the mind. That’s why normal relationships in the Bible will be interpreted in a sexual and perverse way. Only a perverse mind will change godly relationships into perverse sexual relationships.

A spirit of lust becomes visible in the natural realm
through speech and actions

As I discussed in a previous blogpost “What does the Word say about homosexuality” this spirit of sexual lust and perversity shall reveal himself in the natural realm through a person(s) life; through his speech, actions, deeds, works etc. Look at the way many gay people communicate. Their way of communication often contains sexual remarks, sexual jokes or words with a hidden sexual meaning. Look at the gay pride, gay magazines, gay musicals, gay movies, tv programs which involve homosexuality, music industry, fashion industry etc. it is all erotic and evolves around sex.

A spirit of sexual lust and perversity controls their lives and that’s why sex controls their mind and their lives. Everything evolves around sex. But now, let’s have a look at David and Jonathan’s friendship.

The soul of Jonathan was knit with David’s soul

And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul (1 Sam 18:1)

Jonathan feared the Lord. During a battle with the Philistines, Jonathan trusted in the Lord and believed that God would deliver the Philistines into his hands. Therefore Jonathan left his father and his army, and he went with his armour-bearer to the camp of the Philistines. Jonathan and his armour-bearer went in faith and God indeed delivered the Philistines into his hands.

David also feared the Lord and walked in His will. When Jonathan saw David, Jonathan’s soul was knit with the soul of David. Jonathan loved David as his own soul. He had found a soul mate.

We read that Jonathan’s soul was knit with the soul of David and not his body. Jonathan’s love for David was a friendly brotherly holy love.

The covenant between David and Jonathan

When Jonathan went with David into the field, he made a covenant with him and he involved God. Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, because he loved David as his own soul; as himself.

Jonathan gave David his rope, and his garments (his armour (1 Sam 18:3-4). This was a confirmation and a prophetic symbol that the kingship of Saul would not pass on to his son Jonathan, but to David. This has nothing to do with sex, but it has everything to do with a brotherly unselfish love. But if you are being controlled by a perverse spirit of sexual lust, then you can indeed interpret this in a perverse unclean manner.

When Jonathan and David said goodbye, they cried, and kissed each other (1 Sam 20:41). This was a normal brotherly kiss and not an erotic kiss. It was very normal when two men kissed each other. Look at Isaac, Laban and Esau, who kissed Jacob, Aaron, who kissed Moses, Samuel, who kissed Saul, Absalom, who kissed everyone, who came to him (2 Sam 15:5). David kissed Barzillai (2 Sam 19:39), Jude kissed Jesus and the elders, who fell on Paul’s neck kissed him (Acts 20:37)

Jonathan loved David as himself

Jonathan loved David as a brother, as his own flesh and blood. He loved David as himself. Didn’t Jesus also give us the commandment, to love our neighbour as ourselves?

Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself (Mark 12:31)

Does this mean, that we should have sexual relationships with our neighbour? On the contrary!

You can meet someone of the same gender, with whom you have a spiritual connection with. Someone whom you consider your soul mate. You love that person as your own brother or sister and you will share a lot of things. Sometimes even more than with your own spouse. But does that mean that you have a sexual relationship with that person? No, you are just each other’s soul mate and love each other as a brother or sister. It has nothing to do with homosexual feelings or sex.

David’s love for Jonathan was wonderful,
passing the love of women

When David lamented, with his lamentation over Saul and Jonathan, who were both killed during a battle, he said:” I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women”.

So, this should be the prove, according to homosexuals, that David was gay and that David had a homosexual relationship with Jonathan. But that’s a big lie! Because if that was true, then David would also have a homosexual relationship with Saul. Since it is also written: Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives,

David’s love for Jonathan was a godly unselfish brotherly love, that was above the love he had for women. There was nothing unclean about this brotherly love. Only a sexual perverse and reprobate mind can turn this into something perverse, sexual and unclean.

If David would have been gay, shouldn’t he had the same love for Jonathan as he had for women? But that wasn’t the case. His brotherly love went above the (sexual) love for women. It was another kind of love, that wasn’t based on carnal sexual lusts, feelings and desires. It was an unselfish brotherly love of the soul

Would Jonathan have a son if he was gay?

Jonathan had a son, who was paralysed; Mephiboset. Therefore we can conclude that Jonathan also had a wife, with whom he was intimate.

David had many women

David had many women, like i.e. Abigail, Ahinoam, Maacah, Haggith, Abital, Eglah (2 Sam 3:2-5), Michal (2 Sam 3:13-14) and Bathsheba (2 Sam 5:13).

If David was gay, do you think that he would have made any effort to get his wife Michal, Saul’s daughter, back? Would he have married Michal, Jonathan’s sister, and be intimate with her, if he would have had a sexual relationship with Jonathan?

Would David have feelings of lust for Bathsheba,
if he was gay?

If David was indeed gay, would he have had sexual feelings of lust for Bathsheba? Since he was physically attracted to her, because he laid with her? When someone is gay, than the person has no sexual feelings of lust for someone of the opposite gender, but only for his own gender.

Therefore if David was a homosexual, he wouldn’t lust for Bathsheba. He only would have looked from his roof, but wouldn’t have done anything. Will the next statement and lie be, that David was a bi-sexual?

If David was gay, wouldn’t God have punished him?

God punished David, because he had despised the word of the Lord and did evil in His eyes. David had killed Uriah, by the sword of the Ammonites, and had taken Uriah’s wife and made her his own. This behaviour was an abomination for God and that’s why He sent the prophet Nathan to him. Nathan confronted David with the terrible thing he had done.

When David repented, his sin was forgiven, and he wouldn’t be put to death. But his son would die, and the sword would never depart from David’s house, because David had despised the Lord. The Lord would raise up evil against him in his own house and He would take his wives before his eyes and give them to his neighbour. And that’s exactly what happened.

If God punished David for this deed, wouldn’t God have punished him if he had a sexual relationship with Jonathan? Wouldn’t God have sentenced him to death according to the law? Since God is very clear in His Word and does according to what He has commanded. It is written:

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination (Lev 18:22)

I will put My law in their inward partsDefile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants. Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you: (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;) That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you.

For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people. Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the Lord your God (Lev 18:24-30)

If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them (Lev 20:13)

There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel (Deu 23:17)

Do God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit approve homosexuality?

Homosexuality was and still is an abomination to God. If it is an abomination to God, it is also an abomination to Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Because Jesus came to do the will of God and gave His life for His will.

I can of Mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and My judgment is just; because I seek not Mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent Me (Jn 5:30)

For I came down from heaven, not to do Mine own will, but the will of Him that sent Me (Jn 6:38)

I speak that which I have seen with My Father (Jn 8:38)

The acceptance of homosexuality in church originates from a reprobate mind

Because of the fact, that the we live in a New Covenant, doesn’t mean that God’s will has changed. After the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit testified, through the apostles, that homosexuality and being gay is a sin. The acceptance of homosexuality derives from a reprobate mind. Since they had rejected God and His Word and didn’t believe and accept His truth, that’s why God had given them up to vile affection. And this is still happening today.

reprobate mind delights in sinFor this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 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. 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(Rom 1:26-28)

The Word says, that homosexuals will not inherit the Kingdom of God

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God (1Co 6:9-11)

The Word remains the truth

No matter if people change, twist and interpret the Word out of their own knowledge, findings, opinions, feelings and experience, that are often inspired by the evil spirits of darkness, and approve homosexuality. It doesn’t change a thing about the truth. For God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, homosexuality remains an abomination and that will never change.

Do you always remain a sinnerThey will never approve homosexuality, due to the fact that they cannot have communion with the works of darkness; sin.

Jesus has dealt with sin, so that everyone, who believes in Him, becomes born again and follows Him, shall be redeemed from the sin nature (Adamic nature) and shall rule over his/her flesh and over sin.

If Jesus had to come to earth to destroy the works of the devil, then why should He now approve the works of the devil?

Homosexuality is and remains a sin. A born again believer shall discern the spirits, and shall not be entangled with the spirits of darkness. But a born again believer shall rule and have dominion over the powers and spirits of darkness, including a spirit of lust and perversity.

Isn’t it weird, that all the scriptures in the Bible about homosexuality are being rejected and that innocent holy relationships in the Bible are being perverted into sexual relationships? Why is that? Because they are blinded for the truth and they are not willing to accept the truth. Because the truth confronts them with their behaviour; their sin and that’s not what they want. They don’t want to die to their flesh, but they want to keep walking after the flesh and feed their lusts and desires. That’s why they change and adjust the Word of God to their feelings, lusts and desires.

But the Word will always remain the truth and shall eventually judge every person (Jn 12:48, 1 Pe 4:5, Rev 20:12, 15). The Word is very clear and there is not an excuse, for no one!

‘Be the salt of the earth’

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