While the Bible does address homosexuality,  it does not explicitly mention gay marriage/same-sex marriage. It is clear,  however, that the Bible condemns homosexuality as an immoral and unnatural sin.  Leviticus  18:22 identifies homosexual sex as an abomination, a detestable sin. Romans 1:26-27 declares  homosexual desires and actions to be shameful, unnatural, lustful, and indecent.  First  Corinthians 6:9 states that homosexuals are unrighteous and will not inherit  the kingdom of God. Since both homosexual desires and actions are condemned in  the Bible, it is clear that homosexuals “marrying” is not God’s will, and would  be, in fact, sinful.

Whenever the Bible mentions marriage, it is between  a male and a female. The first mention of marriage, Genesis  2:24, describes it as a man leaving his parents and being united to his  wife. In passages that contain instructions regarding marriage, such as 1  Corinthians 7:2-16 and Ephesians  5:23-33, the Bible clearly identifies marriage as being between a man and a  woman. Biblically speaking, marriage is the lifetime union of a man and a woman,  primarily for the purpose of building a family and providing a stable  environment for that family.

The Bible alone, however, does not have to  be used to demonstrate this understanding of marriage. The biblical viewpoint of  marriage has been the universal understanding of marriage in every human  civilization in world history. History argues against gay marriage. Modern  secular psychology recognizes that men and women are psychologically and  emotionally designed to complement one another. In regard to the family,  psychologists contend that a union between a man and woman in which both spouses  serve as good gender role models is the best environment in which to raise  well-adjusted children. Psychology argues against gay marriage. In  nature/physicality, clearly, men and women were designed to “fit” together  sexually. With the “natural” purpose of sexual intercourse being procreation,  clearly only a sexual relationship between a man and a woman can fulfill this  purpose. Nature argues against gay marriage.

So, if the Bible, history,  psychology, and nature all argue for marriage being between a man and a  woman—why is there such a controversy today? Why are those who are opposed to  gay marriage/same-sex marriage labeled as hateful, intolerant bigots, no matter  how respectfully the opposition is presented? Why is the gay rights movement so  aggressively pushing for gay marriage/same-sex marriage when most people,  religious and non-religious, are supportive of—or at least far less opposed  to—gay couples having all the same legal rights as married couples with some  form of civil union?

The answer, according to the Bible, is that  everyone inherently knows that homosexuality is immoral and unnatural, and the  only way to suppress this inherent knowledge is by normalizing homosexuality and  attacking any and all opposition to it. The best way to normalize homosexuality  is by placing gay marriage/same-sex marriage on an equal plane with traditional  opposite-gender marriage. Romans  1:18-32 illustrates this. The truth is known because God has made it plain.  The truth is rejected and replaced with a lie. The lie is then promoted and the  truth suppressed and attacked. The vehemence and anger expressed by many in the  gay rights movement to any who oppose them is, in fact, an indication that they  know their position is indefensible. Trying to overcome a weak position by  raising your voice is the oldest trick in the debating book. There is perhaps no  more accurate description of the modern gay rights agenda than Romans 1:31, “they are senseless, faithless, heartless,  ruthless.”

To give sanction to gay marriage/same-sex marriage would be to  give approval to the homosexual lifestyle, which the Bible clearly and  consistently condemns as sinful. Christians should stand firmly against the idea  of gay marriage/same-sex marriage. Further, there are strong and logical  arguments against gay marriage/same-sex marriage from contexts completely  separated from the Bible. One does not have to be an evangelical Christian to  recognize that marriage is between a man and a woman.

According to the  Bible, marriage is ordained by God to be between a man and a woman (Genesis 2:21-24; Matthew 19:4-6). Gay  marriage/same-sex marriage is a perversion of the institution of marriage and an  offense to the God who created marriage. As Christians, we are not to condone or  ignore sin. Rather, we are to share the love of God and the forgiveness of sins  that is available to all, including homosexuals, through Jesus Christ. We are to  speak the truth in love (Ephesians  4:15) and contend for truth with “gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15). As  Christians, when we make a stand for truth and the result is personal attacks,  insults, and persecution, we should remember the words of Jesus: “If the world  hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it  would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have  chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you” (John 15:18-19).