Gay Marriage

There has been a lot of press addressing the issue of “gay” marriage. Here are some observations about this conflict that has polarized our nation. Also, be assured that this article is not a hateful, vitriolic rant but, to the contrary, a loving plea that Christians and non-Christians alike see the truth about this fleshly flavor of the moment, which has soured our social stomach and is killing our country like a contagious cancer.

First, there is no such thing. As King Herod’s marriage teaches (Matthew14:4), civil government calling something “marriage” doesn’t make it so. If it were the case, then Jerry Springer’s unaired show featuring Mark Matthews, who “married” his horse, Pixel, would be acceptable[1] (Leviticus 18:23). God joins a man and a woman for life (Genesis 1:26); this is the only recognized relationship that can be correctly called a marriage.

Further, homosexuality isn’t “gay.” When Satan wishes to influence society to sin, he certainly does not identify the perversion in biblical terms or it would immediately be repugnant and disgusting to moral people. Therefore, to be a sodomite is as offensive as being a whore (Deuteronomy 23:17). The practice is perverse, vile, and an abomination (comp. Leviticus 18:22) and a poor, personal choice (Romans 1:18, 25, 28). Homosexuality is an exercise of “vile passions” (v. 26), the product of a “debased mind” doing “those things which are not fitting” (v. 28) and shameful (v. 27). Those who practice such, and even those who approve of such practices, “are deserving of (eternal spiritual) death” (v. 32); this eternal result will not be gay.

Finally, to expect the press to report objectively or accurately on the issue is delusional. Don’t be intimidated by what appears to be a victory in Satan’s camp. The forces of evil have limited time (Revelation 12:12) in their losing cause (John 16:33) and if they want to bluster and brag, don’t allow it to compromise your purity or your dedication to righteousness. Remember the king of Israel’s comment to Ben-Hadad, “Let not the one who puts on his armor boast like the one who takes it off” (1 Kings 20:11). Don’t think for a moment that the fight for right is over (Revelation 2:10) and don’t forget Who has the last word in the matter (2 Thessalonians 1:7-10).