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Biblical Definition of Marriage

*Disclaimer: this might offend you, since this is not the popular thought anymore. But Christians are different in that they do not think like the world. They are ought to think like Jesus and what the Bible says. Thus, I will be discussing this controversial topic from a Biblical point of view.

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The devil is destroying society. One marriage at a time.

One family at a time. In fact, many families. He used divorce as one of his weapons and now he has gay marriage as another weapon.

On the 6th day God created something oh so beautiful! He created ONE man and when God saw that this man was lonely amongst the trillions of other species that He created, God creates A woman to complete the man and this world. A man can’t live without a woman. I’m serious. God said it himself, “The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.'” Genesis 2:18

For God, marriage is holy and sacred, and not to be taken lightly!

Some verses from the Old Testament addressing homosexuality:

“Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.” Leviticus 18:22

“If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.” Leviticus 20:13

Now, let’s look at some verses from the New Testament:

Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones.  In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error. Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.” Romans 1:26-28

“Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.  And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

“We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. We also know that the 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,
for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine  that conforms to the gospel concerning the glory of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.” 1 Timothy 8-11

 

The Bible clearly condemns homosexuality and supports marriage between one man and one woman. So I personally don’t understand how Christians can support gay marriage. Scripture calls us to “not conform to the pattern of this world” Romans 12:2. Of course, just as God does not hate the sinner, but hates the sin, Christians should never hate someone for their sin either. But in love, point out, as to any other sinner that they need to repent and come to Jesus.

You can believe homosexuality isn’t a sin, as well as the other sins written in Scripture. However, the Lord tell us that those people do not enter the Kingdom of God. And that’s a very scary thought. But there is hope! Jesus can cleanse us of our sins. He wants each person to come to Him in repentance and receive forgiveness!

Let’s see what else we can dig up about marriage in the New Testament…

 “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.” Hebrews 13:4

“But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female. ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh.  Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” Mark 10:6-9

“But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband.” 1 Corinthians 7:2

But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit. Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” 1 Corinthians 6:17-20

The Bible supports a marriage between one man and one woman. That is how God created marriage from the first day humans existed. And as a Christian woman married to a Christian man, I think it is such a beautiful gift.

God bless you all!

 

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4 thoughts on “Biblical Definition of Marriage

  1. To the author

    I was reading your piece and consulting my King James version to make sure the verses lined up. It appears you’ve made one mistake. Your citation from the book of Romans has the correct verse numbers, but instead it comes from the 1st chapter, and not the 2nd. I’m sure this was unintentional. but you may want to fix that before more people see this massive error and potentially assume the remaining citations are victims of such misquoting. Misquoting of scripture is one of the greatest disservices we can do to our faith.

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  2. What’s truly sad is how angry everyone gets over this subject. I don’t hate homosexuals, but whether it’s how I was brought up, being told it was wrong, or the fact that a man might be attracted to me makes me genuinely uncomfortable, I just can’t (and won’t) get on the band wagon. Thanks

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  3. You touched on this a little, but in addition to outright condemning homosexual acts (as attractions themselves are not sins), the Bible gives us a very clear image of marriage through the comparisons of Christ (the groom) to the Church (his wife). This gives us clear guidance on what marriage should look like which also explains why divorce is wrong.

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