Gay Marriage

New York is going through a process on trying to get this Amendment passed stating that only 1 man and 1 woman gets marriage and that only heterosexual marriage be recognized.

People are getting all worked up over that because they think that it invades equality and freedom. Well for those who believe that let me tell you something the ONLY marriage that God will ever recognize is heterosexual marriage and any other marriage will not be recognized in his eyes no matter what the Supreme Court says.

America is confused on what true marriage is . One man and one woman , that’s true marriage! It seems that people nowadays like to question everything .

Well marriage is one of those long things that you can not question.I pray that not only America but the world will wake up and see that marriage is one man and one woman. To get more information on that amendment click on any word in this paragraph.

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23 thoughts on “Gay Marriage

  1. i agree with you 100%. the bible states that no man shall lay with another man, and no woman shall lay with another woman. i don’t care how society tries to twist the words, God’s law is law

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  2. I have a hard time with the idea that God’s law should be America’s law….God’s law also states that those who eat the flesh of a pig are an abomination. God’s law also states that those who work on the Sabbath should be stoned.

    Not trying to pick a fight, but I find that Christians are inconsistent in which parts of God’s law they want applied to American law.

    The Bible also allowed for slavery, polygamy, and rape laws that required a victim (woman) to marry her rapist. Should these laws be put in to effect as well in American Law?

    just my 2 cents….

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      1. I would respectfully disagree in terms of slavery and the servitude of women. The New Testament does not speak against those things.

        Again, not to be argumentative, but if Jesus dying means God’s Law doesn’t apply, then why do Christians bring it up? I just don’t understand how it helps their argument against things like Gay marriage

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  3. Hi Jeremy – I saw you stopped by on my site the other day and followed me – Thank you! I saw this post and I would have to respectfully agree to disagree with you as regards gay marriage. In Church, marriage is a Sacrament and the Church has every right to decide who can and cannot marry. In the Roman Catholic faith – you even have to take what is called “Pre-Cana” classes – and the priest can decide not to grant permission to marry if he feels the parties are not ready to do so – for whatever reason. Granted, this does not happen often but it does happen. Again, any Church has control over what it’s members/parishioners can do or not do. The Church has every right to expect its MEMBERS to behave according to its doctrine. I have no problem with that whatsoever. If we don’t like it we have the option to not attend or be a member of that church. Where I have the issue is when said church members attempt to apply that code of behavior to the world at large. Outside of a church, marriage is a legally binding social contract between two people WHO LOVE ONE ANOTHER and want to build a life together. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Love knows no boundaries and in my opinion it doesn’t matter what the gender of the two people involved is. It matters that they LOVE, and that they are willing to make a long term COMMITMENT to each other. In these days of short term, disposable relationships that’s a rare and beautiful thing. We should be doing everything in our power to encourage stable, loving and long term relationships and connections between people. Christ’s greatest commandment to his followers is “LOVE ONE ANOTHER” It is not loving to keep others from living full and complete lives in a committed, caring relationship simply because we don’t care for their sexual orientation. (and I don’t believe that’s a choice, either) . If you are lucky enough to love and be loved in return then you have everything. “To love and be loved in return is the greatest joy on earth.” Allowing people to marry regardless of gender HURTS NO ONE. I would submit that it only enhances us as human beings as it promotes a culture of acceptance and caring. I would further submit that, (and I’m not saying you did this but I’ve seen and heard it) – that a truly religious person would refrain from non-helpful hurtful criticism and instead – lead by quiet example. Sorry for the long reply, but the issue is important to me. I hope you have a great day! Best, Donna

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    1. The Church should be under God’s rules{which can be found in The Bible} and God defines marriage between one man and one woman and anything else besides that isn’t recognized by him no matter what the Supreme Court says.I know their are over 30 denominations of Christianity in the world now but some denominations are a little bit to “liberal”. If a denomination doesn’t go by what God says then its a faulty denomination and that means their going by their rules instead of God’s rule and that’s a major no no.Homosexuality is a sin and like every other sin it can be forgiven if you repent ,so marriage in God’s eyes {No im not God , im just going by what he spoke clearly about in his word which is the bible} is between a man and a woman.

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      1. Hi again I think you missed my point. The church has no say in govt (or shouldn’t) just as the gov’t should have no say in how any church runs its affairs. As long as same sex couples are not insisting on getting married in a church whose doctrine prohibits same sex marriage then nobody should be complaining. They’re not doing that. As far as I can see, same sex couples are just asking for the ability to go down to the justice of the peace and get married – period. And that’s nobody’s business but theirs, period.

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      2. OK. I see what you are saying but my article was about Gay marriage and how God only recognizes heterosexual marriage{ 1 man and 1 woman.} . As for people who want to be married to the same gender, that’s between them and God because he spoke very clearly about that in the bible.

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  4. “God defines marriage between one man and one woman ”

    I would challenge you to show me the verse where marriage is defined this way in the Bible. As far as I can tell, the Bible defines marriage between one man and as many women as he wants to marry or have sexual relations with that he owns (concubines).

    As for the church, the only time marriage is defined as “one man and one woman” is in the New Testament, and that is in a passage discussing elders, not your average Christian.

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      1. The Bible says that God’s original intention was for one man to be married to only one woman: “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife [not wives], and they will become one flesh [not fleshes]” (Genesis 2:24). While Genesis 2:24 is describing what marriage is, rather than how many people are involved, the consistent use of the singular should be noted. In Deuteronomy 17:14-20, God says that the kings were not supposed to multiply wives (or horses or gold).

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  5. jeremy-

    That verse does not say one wife, but to not have too many wives.

    Exodus 21:10 commands that if a man marries another wife, he can not neglect his first wife and gives the circumstances in which she is permitted to leave if he fails to do so. The husband is required to give his wife food, clothing and sexual relations.

    If God was concerned with marriage only being between one man and one woman, than why does he make provisions in the law for multiple wives?

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    1. Under the New Covenant he said that man can only have only one wife. Its very important not to try to find holes in the scripture . The scripture is very clear about the new covenant and one wife.

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  6. I’ll ask you again, where does it say in the New Covenant that all Christian men should only have one wife? And just to ask, why do you keep giving me Old Covenant verses and then turn around and say that the New Covenant is all that matters?

    respectfully-CA

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    1. In Matt. 19:4 we are told by Jesus that God created one “male and [one] female” and joined them in marriage. Mark 10:6-8:”But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘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 then they are no longer two, but one flesh.
      The two as one is the pattern on how marriage was to be conducted from the start. NOT three or four as one.

      Eve was taken from Adams body and given back to him as his wife (singular) showing God’s approval of what the marriage union is to be like. God always spoke of man’s “wife,” as singular, not wives. Notice it also states one father one mother.

      It wasn’t until sin made man fall (Gen. 4:23) that polygamy occurs. Cain was cursed, Lamech is a descendent of Cain and the first to practice polygamy. The first time polygamous relationship is found in the Bible is with a thriving rebellious society in sin; when a murderer named “Lamech [a descendant of Cain] took for himself two wives” (Gen.4:19, 23).

      The same Godly pattern of one man and one wife is lived by Noah. At the time of the Ark (Gen. 7:7), Noah took his one wife into the ark, all his son’s took one wife; God called Noah’s family righteous and pure. If polygamy were ordained of God, it would have made sense that Noah and his sons would have taken additional wives with them to repopulate the earth faster from the cataclysm.

      This was to be a permanent union between man and woman that they might be helpful to one another (Genesis 2:18). Marriage represents a relationship of both spiritual and physical unity.

      Hebrews 13:3-4: “Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.”

      We have examples of saints in the Old Testament going off the commandment i.e Solomon, but this is not God approved. Many of the patriarchs took more than one wife. Abraham, by recommendation of Sarah, took her maid. Jacob was tricked through Laban, into taking Leah first, and then Rachel, to whom he had been betrothed. polygamy was not wrong in ancient cultures, but was a departure from the divine institution that God ordained.

      In the Bible I count 15 examples of polygamy from the time of Lamech to 931 A.D. 13 of these men had enough power that no one could call into question their practice, they were unaccountable or no one dared approach them. Lamech Genesis 4:19; Abraham Genesis 16; Esau Genesis 26:34; 28:9; Jacob Genesis 29:30; Ashur 1 Chronicles 4:5; Gideon Judges 8:30; Elkanah 1 Samuel 1:2; David 1 Samuel 25:39-44; 2 Samuel 3:2-5; 5:13; 1 Chronicles 14:3; Solomon 1 Kings 11:1-8; Rehoboam 2 Chronicles 11:18-23; Abijah 2 Chronicles 13:21; Jehoram 2 Chronicles 21:14; Joash 2 Chronicles 24:3; Ahab 2 Kings 10; Jehoiachin 2 Kings 24:15; Belshazzar Daniel 5:2; 1 Chronicles 2:8; Hosea in Hosea 3:1,2. Polygamy is mentioned in the Mosaic law and made inclusive on the basis of legislation, and continued to be practiced all down through the period of Jewish history to the Captivity, after which there is no instance of it on record (Gen.29:15-30, Jacob and his wives.)

      Was Abraham, David Solomon condemned or approved for practicing polygamy? Well they certainly did not get blessed for it! The fact that every polygamist in the Bible like David and Solomon (1 Chron. 14:3) were punished. This should be evidence that this is not God’s will.

      God never condoned polygamy but like divorce he allowed it to occur and did not bring an immediate punishment for this disobedience. Deut. 17:14-17: “I will set a king over me like all the nations that are around me,’ “you shall surely set a king over you whom the LORD your God chooses; one from among your brethren you shall set as king over you; you may not set a foreigner over you, who is not your brother. But he shall not multiply horses for himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt to multiply horses, for the LORD has said to you, ‘You shall not return that way again.’ “Neither shall he multiply wives for himself, lest his heart turn away; nor shall he greatly multiply silver and gold for himself.” This is the command of God, and he has never changed it.

      1 Kings 11:3 says Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines violating the principle of monogamy that he was given through the law of Moses. Consider that Solomon at one time was the wisest man in the world. In I Kings 11:4: “For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.” Notice Solomon became a polytheist because he was influenced in polygamy. In his case many wives, became many gods. Scripture has always commanded monogamy (Ps.128:3; Prov. 5:18; 18:22; 19:14; 31:10-29; Eccl. 9:9).

      The fact is that God never commanded polygamy or divorce. Scripture says (Bible) He only permitted it because of the hardness of their hearts (Deut. 24:1; Matt. 19:8). Matt. 5:31-32: “Furthermore it has been said, “Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce. But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery.” God hates divorce as well as polygamy, since it destroys the family (Mal. 2:16). Whatever the patriarchs or any Christian did wrong does not change the fact the Bible condemns it.

      There are some stipulations in the law that are connected to this subject. Matt. 22:24: “Teacher, Moses said that if a man dies, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife and raise up offspring for his brother.” This is based on the commandment found in Deut. 25:5-6: “If brothers dwell together, and one of them dies and has no son, the widow of the dead man shall not be married to a stranger outside the family; her husband’s brother shall go in to her, take her as his wife, and perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her. “And it shall be that the firstborn son which she bears will succeed to the name of his dead brother, that his name may not be blotted out of Israel. ”

      Multiple wives was tolerated but never with God’s approval. Jesus told the Jews, “Because of your hardness of heart, Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way” (Matthew 19:3-8). The Mosaic law aimed at mitigating, rather than removing, evils that were inseparable from the state of society in that day. Its enactments were directed to the discouragement of polygamy; to prevent the injustice frequently consequent upon the exercise of the rights of a father or a master; to bring divorce under some restriction; and to enforce purity of life during the maintenance of the matrimonial bond.

      The Bible says adultery is not a choice, one does not have to acquire another wife to solve his urges. Jesus said if you look upon another woman with desire (married or not) it is adultery, a sin.

      Paul insisted that a leader in the church should be “the husband of one wife,” a deacon or elder must have one wife… Titus 1:6.

      The New Testament teaches that, “Each man [should] have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband” (1 Cor. 7:2). Monogamous marriage teaches us the type of the relation Christ has between himself and His bride, the church (Eph. 5:31-32). The church is called the bride, collectively as one (singular) each person is not a bride, as in plurality of wives and marriages.

      How many wives did Adam have in Gen.2:24? One, God did not take two wives out from his side. Monogamy has always been God’s standard for the human race. From the very beginning God set the pattern by creating a monogamous marriage relationship -one man and one woman, Adam and Eve (Gen. 1:27; 2:21-25). It cannot be interpreted he became one with “each wife”; then this would mean he would be a husband to each, committing adultery. God certainly could have made two or more wives for Adam, this would have endorse the idea of polygamy, but he made only one.

      The Bible clearly and decidedly states that God does not condone or allow the practice of polygamy over and over again.

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      1. You’ve left me a long and well thought argument for your position. Thanks for taking the time.

        I’m going to say I still disagree with your conclusion, but let me dust off my Bible so that I can speak directly to the scriptures you use to make your point. I’ll check in with you once I’ve had a chance to cross reference

        respectfully-CA

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