Thursday, December 5, 2013

Why the Church Should NOT Re-think "Gay Marriage"

Our society is attempting to manipulate the word "marriage" in order to make it sound like "gay marriage" is plausible. More and more, people are beginning to lose their sense of right and wrong, get on this wicked bandwagon, and buy into this perverted distortion. Nathan Hoffman explained it well:
Separating man and woman from marriage is like separating sodium and chloride. Remove either chemical from the equation and it’s not salt anymore. It’s lost its saltiness and is good for nothing. Remove either man or woman from the equation of marriage, and it’s not marriage. Calling it “gay marriage” is like having a water bottle filled with nothing but oxygen and calling it water. Sorry, but you’re missing part of the equation.
—Nathan Hoffman
I do not think I could have said it any better myself. Nathan Hoffman has it straight to the point. As Eric Hovind said, "Redefining 'marriage' to include 'gay' is like redefining 'circle' to include 'square.' It does not work. It is attempting to change the entire concept of marriage. When we leave the absolute standard set forth by God’s Word, we are in big trouble."

There is nothing for the church to re-think in regard to this perverted distortion known as "gay marriage." God has repeatedly said "No" to same-sex relations. They are a perverse distortion of the absolute standard set by God for all men and all women; that "man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh" (Gen. 2:24). There are no exceptions! What God has called wicked and perverse, we do not have the right to attempt to call "good." God has forbid it, it is forbidden, end of argument.

One of the many problems that arise is when this issue hits close to home. All of a sudden people forget themselves and lose their intelligence and start trying to defend their friends and/or family who have chosen to follow the gay lifestyle. They begin trying to make excuses for them. I am sorry, but if your son or daughter or niece or nephew or uncle or aunt or anybody close to you decides to become a rapist or murderer or thief, it does not matter how much you love them, you do not get to excuse their sin. Rape, murder, and stealing do not suddenly become alright just because someone close to you is guilty of committing them. The same goes for those who have chosen to follow the gay lifestyle. You can still love them, but do not attempt to excuse them and change God's Word because of it. Wrong is still wrong no matter who is on the other side of it; your husband, your wife, your children. They still stand guilty and condemned no matter how much you love them. Sin does not suddenly become alight just because someone close to you is guilty of committing it. Be wise and agree with God. Do not attempt to go against Him.

It does not matter how much you love the person that is close to you, or how much you do not desire for them to go to hell. If they are guilty of sin, any sin—and we all are, they are already condemned and sentenced to hell. Trying to change that reality by denying it does not actually change a thing. You can lie to yourself all you want and make all the excuses you want for your loved ones, but come judgment day they will stand condemned before the throne of God. You would be wise not to make it harder on them by attempting to excuse their sinful behaviour and trying to justify it for them. Agree with God and what God has said, keep reminding them of God's standards, and keep praying for them. More importantly, pray for yourself that you would uphold God's truth regardless of what happens around you. You need to be strong in the face of adversity, not sway with it.

"You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination." (Lev. 18:22). "If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them." (Lev. 20:13). "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 toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error." (Rom. 1:26-27). "For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh" (Gen. 2:24, cf. Matt. 19:4-6; Mark 10:6-9; Eph. 5:31; 1 Cor. 6:16). The standard for what constitutes marriage is clear. Anything short of this is an aberration. Period.

Why should the church not re-think "gay marriage"? Because the equation for marriage is man plus woman. God created this equation and made it the only standard by which human relations should be engaged. If you remove one of the elements from this equation, you no longer have a marriage. Two men or two women do not constitute a marriage. If the church believes God, trusts His Word, and obeys Him, there is nothing for the church to re-think on this matter. God has already spoken and the matter is settled.