Some of the most disturbing things being said by those who are promoting same-sex marriage are their strong statements about their Christian faith. Even our president stated that one of the reasons he switched sides on the same-sex marriage issue was because of his “Christian convictions.”
I recently read a quote by a homosexual activist who was accusing Christians of not reading their Bibles. He said, “Jesus never said anything about gays.” Is this true that Jesus never said anything about gays? It is only true in the same sense that Jesus never said anything about a Ford automobile, an iPhone, or a Boeing Jet Dreamliner. Of course Jesus never used the word “gay;” we never began to hear such terminology until about thirty years ago.
But Jesus did address the subject when He said, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’” (Matthew 19:4-5 emphasis mine) Jesus referred to the natural laws of creation that started at the “beginning.” In the beginning, God did not start with same-sex marriage, He began with male and female. This is a natural creation law. Jesus said that a man would leave his father and mother to be joined to his wife. It is clearly a distortion of facts to say that Jesus never addressed the homosexual problem. The homosexual activist is the one who needs to read his Bible.
To disagree with someone is not the same as hating them. There is no room in a Christian’s life for hatred of the homosexual, but there is a big difference in acceptance and approval. Jesus accepts everyone who comes to Him, but that doesn’t mean He approves of their behavior. Jesus treated all people with respect--even those who were being completely disrespectful toward Him; and we should do nothing less. According to the Bible, in both the Old and New Testaments, homosexuality is clearly identified as a sin. But like any other sin, there is forgiveness for those who ask.
We are repeatedly being told by today’s media that we did not choose our gender, and that is true. Gender is a gift from God. But gender is not determined by our brain, it is determined by our privates. It is easy to discover our gender simply by looking at our private parts. It recently made national news when a couple refused to allow the hospital to call their new baby a boy or a girl. They simply called the baby an “it” and said they would wait until the child was old enough to decide whether “it” wanted to be a boy or a girl. This is utter foolishness and confusion.
Because of their opposition to same-sex marriage, Christians are being accused of failing to read their Bibles and a lack of love, but this is twisting the facts and a clear distortion of the only marriage authorized by God. From the beginning, marriage was one man and one woman, and we cannot be true Christians and at the same time violate clearly stated biblical principles.