The Controversy over “Same-Sex” Marriage

Marriage began in the garden of Eden, after God had made Adam. God acknowledged that “it is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him” (Gen.2:18). The helper He made for Adam was Eve, a woman.

Jesus Christ confirmed this in Matthew 19:4-6. He said that “have you never read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said ‘for this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh?’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh.”

Later in the New Testament, we find further confirmations of the Bible’s general condemnation of all homosexual behaviour. Paul makes it clear that one of the final outcomes of a society’s rejection of God is its legitimising of homosexual behaviour. In Romans 1 he shows the downward spiral. Firstly he points out concerning all people, that “since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse” (Ro.1:20).

Secondly he shows that “though they knew God, they did not honour him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened” (v.21).

Thirdly, he says that “professing to be wise they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures” (v.22).

Fourth, Paul comments that “therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonoured among them” (v.23).

Fifth, he shows that “they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever” (v.24).

Sixth, he says that “for this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire for one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error” (v.26-27).

Lastly, Paul adds that “just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil…” (v.28-29).

Sodomy is thus anti-God, anti-Christian and hostile to the family and the community. There simply is no way to legitimately rationalise homosexual behaviour, while at the same time attempting to hold to Biblical truth.

How can Christian people lovingly deal with homosexuals? One of the most loving things to say to a person who is engaging in foolish, evil and destructive patterns of behaviour, is to tell that person the truth about themselves. Of course, sometimes the truth hurts people, and they may react negatively or angrily.

But the accusations of homophobia directed against Christians are in my experience, pure nonsense. I don’t hate or fear homosexuals, but I consider their behaviour disgusting and perverted, and I believe there should be no place for homosexual behaviour in any community. The notion of “same-sex marriage” to me is equally ridiculous, perverse and disgusting. Why is that? Because that’s how God considers it.

The notion that Christians should not be discriminatory in this matter, is pure nonsense. The Bible never identifies discrimination as being sinful. On the contrary, Christians ought to be the most discriminatory people on the face of the earth, because they want to serve and please God, Who is highly discriminatory.

No doubt there could be some reading this who would say, “that sounds like you’re a promoting a theocracy.” My best response to that is to quote David Chilton:

The fact is that all law is ‘religious.’ All law is based on some ultimate standard of morality and ethics. Every law system is founded on the ultimate value of that system, and that ultimate value is the god of that system. The source of law for a society is the god of that society. This means that a theocracy is inescapable. All societies are theocracies. The difference is that a society that is not explicitly Christian is a theocracy of a false god.[1]

Carle Zimmerman‘s book “Family and Civilisation” (1947) to some degree confirms the truth of the scripture. He examined many societies from the time of the Greeks and Romans, and claimed that it is the traditional family structure that is at the heart of every healthy society. He added that the social acceptance of adultery and homosexual behaviour is a sign of a society in self-destruct mode.

No society needs same-sex marriage, because it is evil and destructive for everyone. Christians should never feel guilty in wanting to uphold the traditional family. Furthermore, we should not feel guilty in denying homosexual people the right to “marriage.”

Marriage is a covenant between a man and a woman, for life. That’s how it was at the beginning, and Jesus Christ endorsed it. What’s changed?

[1] David Chilton, “Paradise Restored,” 1999, p.219.

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