The legalization of same sex marriage continues to dominate the news. In this politically correct climate that relinquishes morality to the relativistic whims of society, stating that homosexuals should not marry is now unpopular. Should a woman be allowed to marry another woman? Should a man be allowed to marry another man? Should they be given legal protection and special rights to practice their homosexuality? The Word of God condemns homosexuality. There is no leap of logic to conclude that homosexual marriage is also condemned.
The Old Testament declares: “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. . .” (Leviticus 20:13; see also 18:22; Deut. 22:18)
The New Testament declares: “For 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 recompense of their error which was meet.” (Romans 1:26-27; see also I Cor. 6:9-11; I Timothy 1:8-11)
The Bible is not ambiguous on this subject. I am vexed to find liberal theologians attempt to explain away the crystal clear teaching of the Word of God on the subject of homosexuality. Charles Darwin wrote The Destiny of the Species in 1859. I do not agree with his theory of evolution, but I do not try to explain it away as if Darwin really did not mean what he said. Because of journalistic integrity, I will not to attempt to use words by Darwin to negate the thesis of his book. I have more respect for a homosexual who says that he knows the Bible teaches homosexuality is a sin, but practices it anyway, than I do for the liberal preacher who convolutes the Bible to teach that it is acceptable with God.
Paul taught that God’s design for sexual relationships to exist exclusively between a husband and his wife. (Eph. 5:31, 33) Therefore premarital sex is out, adultery is out, orgies are out, adultery is out, homosexuality is out, bestiality is out, pedophilia is out. The sin of homosexuality is in the news because they demand acceptance.
Some homosexuals say, “God made me this way, with these desires, so he must have intended me to have and fulfill these desires.” Many desires of man are of the flesh or Satan and not of God. The person who has a desire to get involved with pedophilia does not get that desire from God. Some men have a proclivity toward violence; this does not justify his beating his wife.
Some homosexuals argue that homosexuality is natural since it occurs in the animal world. It is true that this behavior occurs in the animal kingdom. But, it is also true that we see animals eating their prey alive and even their own young. We see savagery, cruelty, and extreme brutality. Yet, we do not condone such behavior in our society. Proponents of the natural order argument are not consistent. They should not pick-and-choose the situations that best fit their agendas. They should be transparent and not compare us to animals. We are not animals. We are made in the image of God.
Those homosexuals and lesbians that have been legally married in the few States that permit it should get a divorce! They were not united in “Holy Matrimony” ; they were bonded in “Unholy Mockery”!
“Sin that use to sneak down dark alleys, now struts down main-street.” — (Adrian Rogers)