An Argument Against Same Sex Marriage

According to the Bible there is no such thing as a “marriage” between people of the same sex. Not even the animal kingdom supports such a perversion. 

Secular humanism teaches that people are born gay or bisexual and have no control over their sexual orientation. The Bible repudiates this lie and Romans 1 clearly explains why people become sexually aberrant from the sexual orientation they were born with.

God’s Wrath Against Sinful Humanity (Rom 1:18-32)

The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.

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. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips,  slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;  they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

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 From this passage of Scripture we see that:

 1. God’s physical creation proves that He exists and testifies of God’s eternal power and divine nature. In other words, it is self-evident that there is a God.

 2. People who reject the truth about God, despite claiming to be wise, become fools who have no knowledge of the truth [of God].

 3. As a punishment for rejecting God and His truth (as found in the Bible), God gives them over to sexual perversion.

 4. Being given over to sexual impurity is God’s judgement and penalty for sin.

 5. Sexual deviation in any form is sexual impurity and is shameful, unnatural and wicked.

 6. Sexually deviant people will not inherit the kingdom of God because it is contrary to God’s laws.

Does this mean that sexually deviant people cannot find God and be rescued from such a terrible condition of eternal spiritual damnation. The good news is NO – they are not doomed to eternal punishment for such terrible sins and there is a way out.

The Bible says in Romans 6:23:

For the wages [penalty] of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

2 Corinthians 4 says:

The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

1 Corinthians 1:18 says:

The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God.

2 Peter 2:4-10 says:

For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment; if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others; if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; and if he rescued Lot,a righteous man, who was distressed by the depraved conduct of the lawless (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)—  if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment. This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the flesh and despise authority.

John 3:16 says:

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

The only way out of this dilemma is to turn to God and Jesus Christ, to repent of all known sin, and ask the Lord Jesus Christ to take control of your life. The Holy Spirit gives us the power to overcome the destructive power of sin in our lives. However, repentance also means that we reject our sinful thoughts and actions and come into right alignment with the word of God. This means living the way God intended us to live.

Sexual deviation is similar to any other addictions such as alcoholism or drug addiction. People are not born drug addicts. They dabble with drugs and alcohol and eventually become addicted. Another example is smokers. People are not born smokers – they develop and feed the habit and then become addicted.

Yes we are free to live as we please but there are consequences. Just as one is free to break the law of the land, there are consequences because human laws protect people. So too God’s laws protect us from spiritual harm. Smokers can argue that they are free to smoke as much as they like but must inevitably face up to the dire consequences of the resultant damage to their bodies.

“By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward” (Heb. 11:24-26).

Sin is pleasurable. That is why people choose to sin. It is a choice. We are never forced to do right or wrong. But many times we choose to sin. We do because we are enticed by our own lust (James 1:14-15). When we give into these desires, we sin.

While sin is pleasurable, the pleasure of sin is temporary. That’s why this passage speaks of the “passing pleasures of sin.” This is why people have to keep going back to sin. The pleasure of sin doesn’t last. So they have to go back for more. Ultimately, the pleasure will pass forever with no way to get it back. John wrote, “the world is passing away, and its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever” (1 Jn. 2:17).

What should we do, knowing that though sin might be pleasurable, it is passing? We should seek God and His reward regardless of the consequences. Moses gave up the “pleasures of sin” for “ill-treatment with the people of God.” Why? He was “looking to the reward” which was “greater riches than the treasures of Egypt.”

There will be hardships and difficulties in living as a Christian (2 Tim. 3:12; 1 Pet. 4:16). But in the end, the reward is more than worth it, no matter what came before. We are admonished to “lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us” (Heb. 12:1).

The Bible speaks of lawlessness and rebellion (against God). Those who live life according to their own passions or rules that contradict God’s laws will face the consequences. It’s time to stop blaming everyone else and to repent from sin and turn back to God.

See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.” (Colossians 2:8)

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