I’m sure that there have been many posts for and against the recent SCOTUS decision regarding same-sex marriage. Just thought I’d leave my thoughts in my archive for further reference on this personal blog.
1 Corinthians 6:17-20
17 But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with him in spirit. 18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. 19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
I’m going to stand up and say that I believe 100% in traditional marriage, between one man and one woman, as God originally intended. Everyone has fallen short of God’s glory, and no, homosexuals do not get all the hate. But seeing as the Supreme Court just ruled on this major moral issue that has divided the nation, this is obviously a matter that must be understood–as a Christian and a believer in the scriptures as the Word of God, I believe that He clearly states several times that homosexuality is a perversion of the institution of marriage. Yes, we’re all sinners, but when a sin named abominable in the Bible is made legal and widely supported and promoted, something is clearly wrong with the state of this nation. Yes, God loves us all, but that does not mean that he condones what he clearly states to be “abominable” and wrong. Incest, bestiality, and polygamy are also described as sins, but why are these not receiving any attention? Because people generally see these as wrong. But God clearly listed homosexuality among these sins. Again, I feel strongly compassionate for those who support or engage in homosexual activities, and yes, we are all entitled to our opinions, but when the government makes the decision for the nation that a sin is legal, I must make a stand with for the truth as it is written in scriptures. We are all saved by Christ, and we are all given free choice by our loving Father, but just as Adam and Eve disobeyed and set the trend for generations to come, so we in this century still continue to deviate from God’s original intent for relationships and love and marriage.
Verses in support of marriage between one man and one woman:
22 Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. 23 The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman, ‘ for she was taken out of man.” 24 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
22 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church– 30 for we are members of his body. 31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” 32 This is a profound mystery–but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
4 “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ 5 and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’ ? 6 So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”
Verses that discuss homosexuality and other sexual sins:
“So I will come near to you for judgment. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive aliens of justice, but do not fear me,” says the LORD Almighty. –Malachi 3:5
Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. –1st Corinthians 6:9-10
7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground. 9 At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 11 “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”
26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. 28 Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done.
1 Timothy 1:8-11
8 We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. 9 We also know that law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious; for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10 for adulterers and perverts, for slave traders and liars and perjurers–and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine 11 that conforms to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.
1 Corinthians 7:2
2 But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband.
22 ” ‘Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.