Is Gay Marriage from God?

I want to address my thoughts to my brothers and sisters in Christ who find homosexual marriage as repulsive and disgusting as I do. What would you think if I said the answer to the question in the title above is, “yes, gay marriage is from God”?

You’d think I flipped my lid for one thing. And if you’re still reading this, let’s stand back for a minute and take another look.

You’ve read what our Lord says about various sins in Romans 1. The relevant passage is verses 26-28. Let’s look at it. Then I want to point out a couple of key phrases.

Romans 1:26-28–For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;…

The key phrases are:

“God gave them up unto vile affections…”

“God gave them over to a reprobate mind…”

Think about that. God gave them up, and God gave them over. We like to think God loves everybody so much that He never gives up on them. But that’s not what the Scriptures tell us. Let that sink in. Could there be a more horrible judgment?

One of my favorite examples of God giving people what they want is told of in Numbers 11. The Israelites in the wilderness wanted quail meat so badly. Then God gave it to them. And how! They had so much it rotted in their teeth, and many died.

So, for those who want to marry someone of the same sex, God will give it to them. That’s because God gives them up, and God gives them over. This is hardly a reward. At least not from an eternal perspective. And that’s what really counts.

Am I saying a homosexual can’t be a Christian? Or that a Christian can’t be a homosexual? No, but if you’re a believer and have homosexual desires, realize God calls that sin. He hates sin. You already know that. Don’t deceive yourself.

If you’ve read the Scriptures, you also know God forgives and enables you to repent, through His Holy Spirit. We all have our pet sins. But what matters is our yieldedness to the Holy Spirit to do that which is pleasing to our Lord.

Finally, for my brothers and sisters who are distressed by gay marriage, let the world do what it’s going to do. Guard your own heart and those of your children. As Jesus said to the church at Thyatira in Revelation 2:25, “…that which ye have already hold fast till I come.”

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