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“Same-Sex Marriage? ”
“Same-Sex Marriage” Same-sex marriage is a controversial issue that is in the news right now. . . This issue is going to continue be a focal point during political campaigning and elections… Christians everywhere are being confronted by this issue How should Christians view such marriages?
What God expects from mankind What is the ultimate authority in our decisionmaking? God’s Word – The Bible. What does the Bible have to say with regard to homosexuality What does the Bible have to say about marriage?
Bible Doctrine - Homosexuality Genesis 19: 1 -13 Leviticus 18: 22 -25; 20: 13 Judges 19: 15 -25 Romans 1: 26 -28, 32 1 Corinthians 6: 9 -11 1 Timothy 1: 3 -11 Jude 5 -9
Differing Viewpoints The events at Sodom and with the Levite’s concubine were gang rapes. The Levitical prohibitions were under the Old Law. “Acts against nature” are not “against nature” if you’re born homosexual Two loving, committed homosexuals as companions”… that’s never condemned in the Bible Jesus never mentioned homosexuality. . .
Differing Viewpoints The events at Sodom and with the Levite’s concubine were gang rapes. The Levitical prohibitions were under the Old Law. “Acts against nature” are not “against nature” if you’re born homosexual Two loving, committed homosexuals as companions”… that’s never condemned in the Bible Jesus never mentioned homosexuality…? Matthew 10: 5 -15, 11: 20 -24
Bible Doctrine - Marriage Matthew 19: 3 -12 Matthew 5: 31 -32 Hebrews 13: 4 “Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge. ” 1 Corinthians 7: 1 “Now concerning the things of which you wrote to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. 2 Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. ”
Examining Bible Passages… 1 Corinthians 7: 3 “Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. 4 The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. ” Romans 7: 2 “For the woman who has a husband is bound by the law to her husband as long as he lives. But if the husband dies, she is released from the law of her husband. 3 So then if, while her husband lives, she marries another man, she will be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from that law, so that she is no adulteress, though she has married another man. ” Colossians 3: 18 “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them. ”
Examining Bible Passages… 1 Timothy 3: 2 “A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach” 1 Timothy 3: 12 “Let deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. ” 1 Timothy 5: 14 “Therefore I desire that the younger widows marry, bear children, manage the house, give no opportunity to the adversary to speak reproachfully. ”
Examining Bible Passages… Titus 1: 5 “For this reason I left you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are lacking, and appoint elders in every city as I commanded you-- 6 if a man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of dissipation or insubordination. ’ Titus 2: 4 …“that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed. ”
According to the Bible… All sex outside of marriage is sinful, whether heterosexual or homosexual Marriage was established by God Marriage has been defined by God Therefore, God determines what constitutes a proper marriage - not man All marriages made mention of in the Bible - are between a man and woman
In Conclusion… Same-sex marriage is totally unauthorized in the Bible. The only marriage approved of God is between male and female. All mention of same-sex relations in the Bible are condemned. All movement away from God's design for marriage and family should be opposed. God intended for children to be raised in a family with the emotional security and provided by a loving father and mother. Divorce destroys what God intended, and so does same-sex marriage.