Category: Homosexuality


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).

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  We live in a confused and fallen world, and that confusion extends everywhere, so that even the most basic questions, like “what gender am I?” become difficult for some people to answer. Some people claim they were born as the wrong gender, or at least in the wrong body. A man may believe he is actually a female, but his soul is “stuck” in a male body. Such claims receive support from others who advocate a “gender-neutral” society. But those who view gender distinctions as nothing more than arbitrary labels or a “box” to be broken out of are actively rejecting God’s design in creation.

Fundamental to our understanding of human sexuality is that God created two (and only two) genders. Currently, the world likes to consider gender (based on a social construct) as having nothing to do with sex (based on physicality), but the Bible makes no such distinctions. The Bible cuts through the world’s confusion simply: “Male and female He created them” (Genesis 1:27). All the modern-day speculation about multiple genders—or even a gender “continuum” with unlimited genders—is unbiblical. An individual may claim to be transgender or “gender-fluid,” but that doesn’t nullify God’s design and purpose in creating him or her.

Children growing up in this confused world are bombarded with messages of confusion. Little boys are told they don’t have to be boys; girls are told they might not really be girls. Whatever they feel they are is what they are—boy, girl, or a mixture of the two. The world tells them it doesn’t matter. The confusion and ambiguity are reinforced in many ways: gender-neutral days at school, the banning of terms such as boys and girls in the classroom, the proliferation of unisex restrooms, curricula that promotes homosexual marriage, etc. It’s little wonder that some people grow up struggling with their sexual identity. But our Lord warned against leading children astray: “Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come. It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble’” (Luke 17:1–2).

Some people today state that they have “felt like the opposite gender since they were children.” But how would one know that? To what are they comparing their feelings? How people feel is all they know, and, for each person, how he feels is “normal” for him. Any comparisons to other people’s feelings would only be an assumption. Some people may become convinced that they “felt like the opposite gender” at some point in their lives, but they don’t truly have a baseline comparison.

Given enough conditioning, any one of us can be convinced that we identify more as the opposite gender. Too often, certain individuals are labeled as cross-gendered because of natural differences in mannerisms and responses, and those individuals “back-paint” the concept into their understanding of their childhood.

But this reimagining of one’s childhood is different from wishing to be another gender. A person can wish he was the other gender for many reasons, but that doesn’t make it internally so. A parent can instill that desire in a child, or a child can observe benefits enjoyed by the other gender and desire them. The child can also desire to be seven feet tall, but it doesn’t change reality.

The Bible says that God created “male and female” and He pronounced His creation “very good” (Genesis 1:27, 31). God’s plan was perfect, but, as with everything in mankind’s sphere, perfection was corrupted by sin. Sin brought anomalies, and we would be hard pressed to understand where the touch of this contamination ends in the creation. Could an anomaly sometimes occur in gender, physically or mentally? We acknowledge that a person can be born with a combination of male and female organs—although one’s true, biological sex can be determined through medical tests.

This we know, that we are involved in a spiritual battle for our souls. The world seeks to conform us to its mold, which is why we must be transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:1–2). Satan attempts to deceive us and urges us to question God’s plan. One of the devil’s ploys is to make us dissatisfied with how God made us. To some he whispers, “You’re fat and ugly.” To others, “You’re stupid and clumsy.” And to still others, “You look like a boy, but you’re really a girl.” In each case, the underlying message is the same: “God messed up on you.”

This we also know, that the whole creation groans for release from the curse and damage of sin (Romans 8:20–22). The ruin wrought by sin is addressed through the redemption of Christ. Through salvation, Jesus Christ grants us forgiveness of sin, reverses the effect of our poor choices, and compensates for our brokenness.

Each of us faces a different set of battles. Yet Christ sets us on the path to victory. Hebrews 12:1–2 states, “Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” The cross is key. Jesus pioneered our faith, and He will perfect it. His victory will be ours as well.

Some may battle heterosexual temptation, greed, pride, anger, or any number of sins. Someone else may battle gender confusion. Regardless of the battle with sin and the devil’s lies, the question we must answer is, “Is Christ and His redemptive work sufficient for our battles?” Jesus definitely claims to be sufficient for any and all of our battles, and He desires to sanctify us through His Word of truth (John 17:17).

As children of God, we should be content in this life (Philippians 4:11; 2 Corinthians 12:10). We realize that we all have limitations, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. But through Christ those limitations will not interfere with the plan God has for us to honor Him and serve Him. “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).

If a person feels he or she has been born as the wrong gender, the answer is not gender-reassignment surgery, hormone therapy, cross-dressing, etc. Those are simply worldly ways of acquiescing to the devil’s lies. “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth” (1 Corinthians 13:6). And God does not make mistakes. The one who feels he or she was born in the wrong body needs, first and foremost, to experience the transformative power of Christ. When we “participate in the divine nature,” we escape “the corruption in the world caused by evil desires” (2 Peter 1:4).

The biblical account of Sodom and Gomorrah is recorded in Genesis chapters 18-19. Genesis chapter 18 records the Lord and two angels coming to speak with Abraham. The Lord informed Abraham that “the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous.” Verses 22-33 record Abraham pleading with the Lord to have mercy on Sodom and Gomorrah because Abraham’s nephew, Lot, and his family lived in Sodom.

Genesis chapter 19 records the two angels, disguised as human men, visiting Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot met the angels in the city square and urged them to stay at his house. The angels agreed. The Bible then informs us, “Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom — both young and old — surrounded the house. They called to Lot, ‘Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.'” The angels then proceed to blind all the men of Sodom and Gomorrah and urge Lot and his family to flee from the cities to escape the wrath that God was about to deliver. Lot and his family flee the city, and then “the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah — from the LORD out of the heavens. Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, including all those living in the cities…”

In light of the passage, the most common response to the question “What was the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah?” is that it was homosexuality. That is how the term “sodomy” came to be used to refer to anal sex between two men, whether consensual or forced. Clearly, homosexuality was part of why God destroyed the two cities. The men of Sodom and Gomorrah wanted to perform homosexual gang rape on the two angels (who were disguised as men). At the same time, it is not biblical to say that homosexuality was the exclusive reason why God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were definitely not exclusive in terms of the sins in which they indulged.

Ezekiel 16:49-50 declares, “Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me…” The Hebrew word translated “detestable” refers to something that is morally disgusting and is the exact same word used in Leviticus 18:22 that refers to homosexuality as an “abomination.” Similarly, Jude 7 declares, “…Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion.” So, again, while homosexuality was not the only sin in which the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah indulged, it does appear to be the primary reason for the destruction of the cities.

Those who attempt to explain away the biblical condemnations of homosexuality claim that the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah was inhospitality. The men of Sodom and Gomorrah were certainly being inhospitable. There is probably nothing more inhospitable than homosexual gang rape. But to say God completely destroyed two cities and all their inhabitants for being inhospitable clearly misses the point. While Sodom and Gomorrah were guilty of many other horrendous sins, homosexuality was the reason God poured fiery sulfur on the cities, completely destroying them and all of their inhabitants. To this day, the area where Sodom and Gomorrah were located remains a desolate wasteland. Sodom and Gomorrah serve as a powerful example of how God feels about sin in general, and homosexuality specifically.

“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10). There is a tendency to declare homosexuality as the worst of all sins. While it is undeniable, biblically speaking, that homosexuality is immoral and unnatural (Romans 1:26-27), in no sense does the Bible describe homosexuality as an unforgivable sin. Nor does the Bible teach that homosexuality is a sin Christians will never struggle against.

Perhaps that is the key phrase in the question of whether it is possible to be a gay Christian: “struggle against.” It is possible for a Christian to struggle with homosexual temptations. Many homosexuals who become Christians have ongoing struggles with homosexual feelings and desires. Some strongly heterosexual men and women have experienced a “spark” of homosexual interest at some point in their lives. Whether or not these desires and temptations exist does not determine whether a person is a Christian. The Bible is clear that no Christian is sinless (1 John 1:8,10). While the specific sin / temptation varies from one Christian to another, all Christians have struggles with sin, and all Christians sometimes fail in those struggles (1 Corinthians 10:13).

What differentiates a Christian’s life from a non-Christian’s life is the struggle against sin. The Christian life is a progressive journey of overcoming the “acts of the flesh” (Galatians 5:19-21) and allowing God’s Spirit to produce the “fruit of the Spirit” (Galatians 5:22-23). Yes, Christians sin, sometimes horribly. Sadly, sometimes Christians are indistinguishable from non-Christians. However, a true Christian will always repent, will always eventually return to God, and will always resume the struggle against sin. But the Bible gives no support for the idea that a person who perpetually and unrepentantly engages in sin can indeed be a Christian. Notice 1 Corinthians 6:11, “And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”

First Corinthians 6:9-10 lists sins that, if indulged in continuously, identify a person as not being redeemed—not being a Christian. Often, homosexuality is singled out from this list. If a person struggles with homosexual temptations, that person is presumed to be unsaved. If a person actually engages in homosexual acts, that person is definitely thought to be unsaved. However, the same assumptions are not made, at least not with the same emphasis, regarding other sins in the list: fornication (pre-marital sex), idolatry, adultery, thievery, covetousness, alcoholism, slander, and deceit. It is inconsistent, for example, to declare those guilty of pre-marital sex as “disobedient Christians,” while declaring homosexuals definitively non-Christians.

Is it possible to be a gay Christian? If the phrase “gay Christian” refers to a person who struggles against homosexual desires and temptations – yes, a “gay Christian” is possible. However, the description “gay Christian” is not accurate for such a person, since he/she does not desire to be gay, and is struggling against the temptations. Such a person is not a “gay Christian,” but rather is simply a struggling Christian, just as there are Christians who struggle with fornication, lying, and stealing. If the phrase “gay Christian” refers to a person who actively, perpetually, and unrepentantly lives a homosexual lifestyle – no, it is not possible for such a person to truly be a Christian.

Some are under the assumption that, while the Bible condemns gay sex between men, it nowhere condemns being a lesbian/lesbianism. Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13 mention men having sex with other men, but say nothing of women having sex with other women. In the Sodom and Gomorrah account in Genesis 19, the men of the cities wanted to gang rape other men. First Corinthians 6:9 mentions effeminate men, very likely referring to homosexuals, but does not mention lesbians. So, does the Bible in fact condemn male homosexuality, but not lesbianism?

Romans 1:26-27 puts this invalid assumption to rest: “Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.” Clearly, this passage puts lesbianism on equal ground with male homosexuality. Lesbianism is described as women exchanging natural relations (with men) for unnatural relations (with women). According to the Bible, being a lesbian is just as sinful as being a homosexual male.

There’s an implication in Romans 1:26 that lesbianism is even worse than male homosexuality. Notice the phrase “even their women.” The text seems to suggest that it is more common for men to engage in sexual depravity, and when women begin to do it, that is a sign things are getting really bad. Men usually have much stronger sex drives than women, and so are more prone to sexual deviancy. When women commit unnatural sexual acts, then the degree of immorality has truly become shameful. Lesbianism is evidence of people being given over to “the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another” (Romans 1:24).

The Bible consistently tells us that homosexual activity is a sin (Genesis 19:1-13; Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9). Romans 1:26-27 teaches specifically that homosexuality is a result of denying and disobeying God. When people continue in sin and unbelief, God “gives them over” to even more wicked and depraved sin in order to show them the futility and hopelessness of life apart from God. 1 Corinthians 6:9 proclaims that homosexual “offenders” will not inherit the kingdom of God.

God does not create a person with homosexual desires. The Bible tells us that people become homosexuals because of sin (Romans 1:24-27) and ultimately because of their own choice. A person may be born with a greater susceptibility to homosexuality, just as some people are born with a tendency to violence and other sins. That does not excuse the person’s choosing to sin by giving in to sinful desires. If a person is born with a greater susceptibility to anger/rage, does that make it right for him to give into those desires? Of course not! The same is true with homosexuality.

However, the Bible does not describe homosexuality as a “greater” sin than any other. All sin is offensive to God. Homosexuality is just one of the many things listed in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 that will keep a person from the kingdom of God. According to the Bible, God’s forgiveness is just as available to a homosexual as it is to an adulterer, idol worshipper, murderer, thief, etc. God also promises the strength for victory over sin, including homosexuality, to all those who will believe in Jesus Christ for their salvation (1 Corinthians 6:11; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Philippians 4:13).

The Bible nowhere directly mentions bisexuality. However, it is clear from the Bible’s denunciations of homosexuality that bisexuality would also be considered sinful. Leviticus 18:22 declares having sexual relations with the same sex to be an abomination. Romans 1:26-27 condemns sexual relations between the same sex as abandoning what is natural. First Corinthians 6:9 states that homosexual offenders will not inherit the kingdom of God. These truths apply equally to bisexuals and to homosexuals.

The Bible tells us that a person becomes bisexual or homosexual because of sin (Romans 1:24-27). This does not necessarily mean sins the person has committed. Rather, it refers to sin itself. Sin warps, twists, and perverts everything in creation. Bisexuality and homosexuality are caused by sin “damaging” us spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically. Sin is the plague, and bisexuality is simply one of the symptoms.

Many Christians mistakenly focus on bisexuality and homosexuality as particularly evil sins. The Bible nowhere describes homosexuality as being any less forgivable than any other sin. A bisexual is the same number of steps away from salvation as the “moral” legalist—one. God offers forgiveness to anyone and everyone who will trust in Jesus Christ for salvation. This includes those involved in bisexuality. Once salvation through Christ is received, God will begin the process of destroying the acts of the flesh (Galatians 5:19-21), including any and all homosexual tendencies, and developing the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). The promise of a “new creation” is available to anyone who will trust in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17).

“Marriage equality” is the latest catchphrase to be thrown into the  gay marriage / same-sex marriage debate. The term “marriage equality” is an  attempt to reframe the conversation and ascribe a certain level of irrationality  to those who oppose same-sex marriage. To oppose the recognition of homosexual  unions as marriages is one thing. But it is much more difficult to oppose  “equality” in marriage rights. What American would deny equality? However,  attaching a new label to the cause does not change the core issues in the  debate. If “marriage equality” means “gay marriage,” Christians should be  opposed to it.

Why are Christians opposed to marriage equality? The  question itself is misleading. Not all Christians are opposed to marriage  equality, gay marriage, or whatever else it is called. Many Christians support  gay unions being legally recognized as marriages. Such Christians generally hold  that sexual morality should not be legislated and that, in a free society,  people should be able to marry whomever they want. Biblically speaking, this is  a tragic mistake.

The Bible is abundantly clear that homosexuality is an  unnatural sin (Leviticus  18:22; Romans  1:26-27; 1  Corinthians 6:9). The Bible presents marriage as God’s invention, and God  has defined it as a covenant between a man and a woman for a lifetime (Genesis 2:24; 1 Corinthians  7:2-16; Ephesians  5:23-33). Biblically speaking, a homosexual union is not a marriage. It does  not matter if the government legislates a new definition of marriage. It  does not matter if society is overwhelmingly in favor of same-sex marriage. A  homosexual union always has been, and always will be, a perversion of God’s  creation.

In modern societies that are increasingly secular and  non-Christian, the marriage equality debate is eventually going to be won by the  gay rights movement. Barring national repentance and a revival of the Christian  faith, gay unions are going to be officially recognized as valid marriages, with  all the rights and privileges pertaining thereto. But, whatever society does, it  cannot change the fact that followers of Christ are to align with, and submit  to, His Word. And His Word unequivocally declares that marriage is between one  man and one woman. As Christians, we accept the fact that we live in a secular  and ungodly nation, but we esteem the unchanging Word of God over society’s  modulating mores. “Let God be true, and every human being a liar” (Romans 3:4).

Christians do not need to fight  against homosexual couples being granted civil unions and the governmental  benefits such unions provide. Tax breaks, inheritance rights, hospital  visitation rights, etc., are not addressed in the Bible. But, when it comes to  the definition of marriage, Christians should stand firm. God created  marriage. No human being has the right or authority to redefine it. No matter  what governments and societies sanction, homosexual unions will never truly have  equality with heterosexual marriages.

Psalm 100:3—Know that the LORD, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

If it’s politically incorrect to honor God, then be politically incorrect and proud of it!

I’m saying to you, church of Jesus Christ in America, this is a call to righteousness and repentance.  This is a call to a return to absolute loyalty to the word of God.  What does absolute loyalty mean?  It means that if the president calls for homosexuals to be in the military, we stand with the word of God that sys homosexuality is an abomination unto god.  It means that if Hillary Rodham Clinton calls for children to have the right to sue their parents, we stand with the word of God that requires children to honor their parents so that their days may be long upon the earth.  It means that if the welfare department continues to tax men who will work and give money to men who can work but won’t work, we stand with the word of God that says the man who does not work, shall not eat.

In an America where the public schools have mocked God and thrown the Bible out, we lift our voices today, and every day until Jesus Christ comes, to say that God is not mocked.

This is a call for the church to defend the sanctity of life, to recognize “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life…” We say no to abortion now—no today, no tomorrow, and no forever.  We will never accept it.

We affirm that in the beginning god created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Bruce.  God intended for marriage to be between one man and one woman for life. Homosexuality is an abomination to God, and it will always be an abomination to God.  It is a choice of lifestyle, a learned behavior, and there is hope for the homosexual who wants to be set free by the power of Jesus Christ.

We affirm that the family plan is God’s plan.  In spite of the assault on the traditional family, in spite of the attack on marriage and motherhood, the family will endure forever, because it’s God’s plan.  Children are the heritage of the Lord.  Therefore, the righteous in this church today demand that the pornography industry and the homosexual community and the drug pushers of America leave our children alone.  They belong to us and we enjoy them as a blessing of God.

We affirm that the church of Jesus Christ is not a retirement center for the spiritual fat cats.  It is the recruiting center for the army of the Lord Jesus Christ.  We are here to afflict the comforted and comfort the afflicted.  We ask God Almighty to forgive us for sitting in the sidelines while hell’s legions took America by storm.  Now, saints of God around America who name Jesus as Lord and believe in this sacred text, let’s take America back.  We announce to the powers and the principalities in the heavens that we are no longer walking around in circles worrying about where hell’s legions are going to attack next.  With faith in God, with faith in his word, with faith in the blood of Jesus, we are going to charge the gates of hell until the victory is ours.

Christians of America, enough is enough.  Let us arise and do exploits in the name of God.  Let us reject the curse and receive the blessing; let God arise and His enemies be scattered, in Jesus’ name.

By: www.jhm.org

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).