Wednesday, March 27, 2013

We Really Weren't Created Equal- Marriage

There has been a lot of scary stuff going on lately. All this "gay marriage" talk actually makes me cringe. And I do not support it. I don't understand how any Christian can. It is firmly against what the Bible teaches. And did you know that one of the new healthcare reform measures takes away heterosexual spousal insurance coverage but allows homosexual partner coverage. If that passes, I along with millions of others will not have insurance and according to the new laws I will be required to sign up for Obamacare. Which I am firmly against. It has already closed down 2 local hospitals. And let's face it- God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah over homosexuality and sin. He destroyed them because he could not find 10 righteous people in the towns. The whole content of Genesis 19 and the last several verses of 18 are about this.

Now before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may know them carnally.
So Lot went out to them through the doorway, shut the door behind him, and said, “Please, my brethren, do not do so wickedly! See now, I have two daughters who have not known a man; please, let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them as you wish; only do nothing to these men, since this is the reason they have come under the shadow of my roof.”
And they said, “Stand back!” Then they said, “This one came in to stay here, and he keeps acting as a judge; now we will deal worse with you than with them.” So they pressed hard against the man Lot, and came near to break down the door. 10 But the men reached out their hands and pulled Lot into the house with them, and shut the door. 11 And they struck the men who were at the doorway of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they became weary trying to find the door.
12 Then the men said to Lot, “Have you anyone else here? Son-in-law, your sons, your daughters, and whomever you have in the city—take them out of this place! 13 For we will destroy this place, because the outcry against them has grown great before the face of the Lord, and the Lord has sent us to destroy it.”;

  24 Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens. 25 So He overthrew those cities, all the plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground.
Genesis 19:4-13; 24-25

He destroyed these cities. They are gone. Their inhabitants dead. Over sin and homosexuality. And before you say that it was during the old law and that it doesn't count anymore- guess what he mentions it in the New Testament too.

 "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 homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
 - 1 Chorinthians 6:9-10

So please say all you want to about God loves everyone because I agree. But if you continually sin without repenting he is clear that you will not spend eternity with him. And asking for forgiveness everytime and then doing it again and again is a slap in his face. You are not truly asking for forgiveness. You are driving the nails into Jesus over and over again. 

Marriage is between a man and a woman. It is the way that God arranged it. We were created specifically for that. The first marriage was Adam and Eve. Every marriage after is a man and a woman. There is never mention of a man should take a man as his spouse. Or a man's husband. There is only Husbands and Wives. That's it. That is marriage. That is what marriage is about. That is what GOD says. That is the way it should be.

4 comments:

  1. You know, I agree with your stance. I really do, and yet... I am left with the fact that homosexuals believe Christians hate them. Seriously, they do. The thing is the verse you quoted - it also includes the greedy, the drunkard and the swindler. Other verses add in people who cause strife or gossip into the same list with things like homosexuality and promiscuity. I pray that marriage will remain one man and one woman, but I also feel pretty strongly that this shouldn't dissolve into us against them. People are a whole lot more than their sexuality. If someone isn't a believer, that is my first concern. Once they are saved, then it's the Holy Spirit's job to change them from the inside out. We can't expect unbelievers to act like believers. That's like expecting a dead person to do aerobics. I am reminded of what I heard at a Jill Briscoe conference - "If they don't like you, they won't listen to you." Until we form relationships and show people God's love in action, they won't listen to what we have to say about their lifestyle. Loving someone doesn't mean you have to agree with them, kwim.

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    1. I actually am friends with a couple of homosexuals and they know where I stand on this. And they appreciate where I stand. And the funny thing is that they agree that marriage is not for them. I don't condone their sexuality and we are on the same page with that. But like you said they are more than that. I just think that we would be failing them if we didn't let them know what the Bible says. I agree with that for drunkards, swindlers, thieves, and all sinners. We have to teach. And actually teach what the word says, not change it or ignore it so that they will feel comfortable in their sin.

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  2. I completely understand what you are saying about teaching the Word. I don't believe in watering it down at all, but at the same time, unless a person has an inner heart transformation by the saving blood of Christ, I'm not sure telling unbelievers homosexuality is wrong is going to make a lot of difference. Is it in I Cor. that Paul talks about the Scriptures seeming foolish to those who don't know Christ personally? I actually wrote about this topic when I was reviewing a book called UnChristian. You can check it out at http://www.bronte73-freeindeed.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-elephant-in-room.html. It says what I mean a little better than I can in the comment box! :) I think it si great that you have friends who know you care about them even if you don't agree with their lifestyle. I think part of the issue when it comes to people being wishy-washy about this is they are afraid of appearing hateful or bigoted. In our society, it seems that the idea is either you agree and aren't a bigot OR you disagree which automatically means you're hateful. People no longer even understand what the word tolerance means, really. It's unfortunate because common sense and critical thinking require that people know how to disagree without being disagreeable! :) Anyway, thanks for having the courage to post your heart and your convictions. :)

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    1. It was a really, really good post. We are definitely in what seems like an all or nothing society. And it is hurting us. Thank you for encouraging me!

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