Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Biblical Definition of Marriage

If any of you have been keeping up with the media lately, I'm sure you have heard all about the same-sex marriage act that was legalized nationwide.
 
When I first heard that same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide, my heart shattered.  I couldn't believe that a nation originally founded on Christianity could make this abominable act legal.
 
Marriage is supposed to be a picture of Christ and the church, and same-sex marriages are not God's original design.  Rather, they are man's perversion of what God has ordained.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 states, "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexuals nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."
Leviticus 20:13 also mentions the abomination of homosexuality: "If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable."
In the Bible, it is clear that God ordained marriage for one man and one woman only. 
 
As Jesus stated in Matthew 19:4-7, "Have ye not read, that He that made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘For this cause shall a man leave father and mother and shall cleave to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh’? Therefore they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder."
This message couldn't be any clearer.
 
I've had people ask me, "What kind of Christian are you if you go around bashing on homosexuals when Christ preaches about love more than anything?  What kind of hypocrite are you?"
 
I've heard and read these comments far too many times.
 
I've tried making it clear to anyone who asks me these questions, but for some reason they never seem to understand it.  They still turn around and exhort hurtful remarks about us Christians and the so-called 'hypocritical' lifestyle we're leading.
 
Just to make it clear to anyone who may be questioning the Christians' response to this legalization; we do not hate homosexuals. 
Hating the act and hating the individual committing the act are two totally different things.  As Christians, we are called to love one another.  It is a part of our Godly behavior.  It's not just something we are commanded to do, it's something we choose to do, because it's what Christ did for us. 
He loved us when we didn't deserve it! 
 
"But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." - Romans 5:8


We can love the sinners, but that doesn't mean that we should support and encourage them to continue sinning.  If we are to be imitators of Christ, we shouldn't be supporting that which God detests.  If we go about claiming to be Christians and yet support this diabolical sodomy, then are we really saved?  Can we truly call ourselves followers of Christ?  No!  It is impossible to be a Christian and yet support that which God abhors.
 
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Our nation needs the prayer now more than ever, folks.  Will you join me in prayer for our country and nation?
 

1 comment:

  1. I was not surprised, but was very sad when the Supreme court approved that. Yes, I'm praying too.

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