Marriage has been a big topic this month. Primarily, same-sex marriage. North Carolina passing an amendment that keeps marriage defined between a man and a woman, and president Obama coming out in favor of same-sex marriage. Anyone who disagrees with same-sex marriage is apparently a bigot, and is mentally ill. I don’t support same-sex marriage, and never will. I’m not hating, and I’m not discriminating against homosexuals. I love the person who is acting out in homosexuality. God is love, and therefore, I love. However, I don’t condone sin. Homosexuality is a sin. Plus, who am I to redefine marriage? No human being has the authority to redefine marriage when God has already defined it in this equation: 1 man + 1 woman = marriage. Who are you to go above God, and change what He has created? Religion did not define marriage.
God’s vision for marriage is clear when kept in context:
“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” -Genesis 1:27-28 NIV
It’s unnatural for a woman and a woman and a man and a man to mix with each other, if you know what I mean. (Romans 1:26-27 NIV) Not even animals from the same-sex get with each other. It is against the cycle of life. You never see a male animal getting it on with an other male animal. Animals procreate like we do, and they do it with the opposite sex. That’s the way God created it. That is why homosexuality is wrong. It’s against nature, and it’s against God. Plain and simple.
“But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband. The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.” – 1 Corinthians 7:2-3 NIV
Here we have Paul urging married couples to have their sexual relations with each other, because at that time, there was a lot of sexual temptation flying around, so he encouraged couples to stick with sexual purity inside their marriage. Besides that, you read that it says “the husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.” It does not say anything about same-sex marital duties. God intended for the man to one day leave his mother and father to be united with his wife to become one flesh. (Genesis 2:21-25 NIV) Same-sex marriage is against God, and by trying to legalize same-sex marriage here in the United States of America is a slap to God’s sovereignty.
“God created marriage. No government subcommittee envisioned it. No social organization developed it. Marriage was conceived and born in the mind of God.” - Max Lucado
THE POLITICIZATION OF MARRIAGE
Our government needs to get out of marriage. Period. The US government should have no involvement in the lives of those who are married here in America. No political influence. Get out. Marriage is a unalienable right from God, and our government has no power to infringe upon that God-given right. The states and our government as a whole cannot alter the right of marriage that God has given to us. Meaning that state or federal government cannot pass any form of legislation allowing a different form of marriage. No body has the power to do that. Marriage is a right that comes from God, a right defined between a man and a woman, which we must honor and recognize, whether we like it or not. I don’t care if you are a guy and you’re sleeping with your boyfriend… you can do that. Not my problem. However, don’t destroy marriage. Leave it alone. Don’t touch it. Don’t play God. This nation is a nation of laws, not men. This nation was not founded on personal morals or certitude. This nation was built on God’s law. We don’t run our nation by our feelings. We run our nation by the Laws of God. If you don’t like it, alright. That’s you. Just bring it up to the big guy upstairs. Leave marriage between one man and one woman alone.