Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Same sex marriage..."Out of Order"

As our country drifts farther away from God, we find our Senators debating the issue of a constitutional amendment banning 'same-sex marriage.' "Same-sex marriage" sounds like 'legalized sodomy.' The debate as one could only imagine is going to be uphill, regardless of which party is in power. Same sex marriage now, and what later? Legalized prostitution? Legalized polygamy? Legalized incest? Legalized beastiality? There are verses in the Bible that point to the fact that homosexuality is a sin (Rom. 1:24-27; 1 Cor. 6:9-11) however the Genesis account provides for us a clear testimony of what God thinks about what marriage is. We call this 'The Creation Order.' Here we find that God designed one woman for one man (i.e. Eve for Adam):

"And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh." (Gen. 2:21-24)

Same-sex marriage is just plainly 'out of order' at least out of the Creation Order. Herein lies the issue: God has already defined for us what marriage truly is, and no one can debate God on that and expect to win in the end.

And speaking of ends, Jude 7 also deals with this sin and points out exactly what the results are of such sins..."suffering the vengeance of eternal fire." That does not sound like a politically correct, modernist 'seeker-friendly' statement, however it is basically God's Word.

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