This discussion will go beyond the colloquialism “God made them Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve”; nor will it include those passages which speak on how a husband should act towards his wife and vice versa. This piece will be discussing the sexual aspects of man, woman and marriage as it pertains to homo and hetero sexuality. I will start with listing the applicable quotes to show abasic Scriptural explanation of God’s design for the sexes and marriage.
“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness;” (Gen 1:26)
“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (Gen 1:27)
And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable
to him” (Gen 2:18)
“And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Gen 2:23-24)
“Now before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may know them”. (To know them carnally is the agreed interpretation of this passage.) (Gen 19: 4-5)
Leviticus has a great deal of “shall not‘s” regarding who and what can be mated with. This is a good indication humanity has had a problem with its sexuality since, well since the Garden of Eden. Some passages teach to keep it in the species; something which OBVIOUSLY should be understood but man apparently has a problem with that concept as well. Other passages speak against various forms of incest, daughters, mother, aunts, other people’s wives and daughters, cousins, sisters, “mothers and daughters” and so on. Sexual rules abound, showing the levels of depravity man can readily sink to. However, the focus of this piece is concerning “Gay” marriage so will be confined to those passages.
“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.” (Lev 18:22 )
“If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.” (Lev 20:13)
“and He answered and said to them “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? So then they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate”. (Mt 19:4)
“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists will inherit the kingdom of God.” (1 Cor 6:9-11)
“But the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolotry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. (Gal 5:17-21)
What is the argument all about?
Much of the “Gay” argument for so called “equal” marital status has allegedly been in regard to specific “rights”. These are supposed to include hereditary rights of property, visitation in a hospital of the sick friend or “partner” as they like to call it, the ability to be included in a group insurance policy. These are not a real problem Scripturally. There is also no need for someone to necessarily be married to have these kinds of secular rights. These could and should be handled very easily by the local State Legislative branches. If two friends, or more for that matter decide to live together sharing expenses and life, there is no reason for these not to be allowed in a form of Contract Law, both in the secular world and Scripturally.
Marriage is merely a contract, an official agreement between a man and a woman for the purposes of raising a family, propagation of the species, the continuance of life. This is not to downplay its significance. This is demonstrating there is no logical reason for even the concept of “Marriage” to be brought into the discussion of the contractual rights at the heart of the argument. But the idea of marriage has been brought into this, the reason is “Sex” was added to the formula; an abnormal, unnatural sexual orientation.
To quote again regarding the percentages of homosexuals within the human community as being apparently unsubstantiated and blatantly false according to Newsweek; the true number being greatly exaggerated. “We used that figure [10%] when most gay people were entirely hidden to try to create an impression of our numerousness,’ says Tom Stoddard, former member of the Lambda Legal Defense Fund, “The Homosexual Numbers” Newsweek March 22, 1993, p37.
The Role of Sex and Sexuality
The rights of “gay” marriage have always been available. At any time these so called “rights” which are purely secular can be included in a group agreement of a legal contract. After all that is what a marriage is, a contract between the man and the woman. The difference is a person’s sexual desires and gratifications are now part of the relationship. Seeing what is on the internet is striking, frightening and the best example of what happens when sexual desires are allowed to go unbridled. People, both men and women, will do anything to themselves. It is beyond words the depravity humanity is capable of.
Next there is the idea a gay couple can raise a family. The TRUTH of the matter is this can only be done by the destruction of a normal family first. The destruction may be one of fate, where the parents are killed and there is no one to care for the child, or with the artificial insemination of a woman by someone outside of the partnered couple. In these and all other examples, a normal family of a mother, father and their offspring is perverted into something merely to satisfy the desires of the adult. The child is no longer a continuation of the parents, but a possession, a self pleasing trophy to accommodate the egos of the adults in question. A kind of self aggrandizing so called “proof” the so called adults can raise a child as well. But the qualification then becomes; does the child or children involved go on to form true normal relationships and families or continue in a abrogation of what humanity needs to continue as a growing species? This also is not “raising a family” in the same way a normal couple creates life and raises a family. The difference is in the ability to create life. That is what “sex” was and still is for. It was never intended to be merely a set of attached toys.
A normal family can make the family grow from within, creating new life. The homosexual family can only grow by taking from outside itself. It is in a sense a form of human family socialism. Hypothetically a government could force the removal of children from their real families and given over to gay families to be raised, in a form of “fairness”, “equality” and “social justice”; homosexuality is already being taught in some early year grade schools around the country. It is a frightening concept, which seeing the direction the world is going is not outside the realm of possibilities. California has been forwarding pro-Gay programs for years. This would go against Genesis 1:27. Homosexual marriages produce no fruit; they can only take the “fruit” of a heterosexual marriage. Thus the homosexual marriage would no longer be multiplying but dividing. Only through the death of a normal family can a homosexual family grow.
The legalization of Gay Marriage argument in California revealed an interesting aspect to this discussion. The Gay community had won in the courts the right to Civil Unions. All the rights of a married couple were to given them. Only one thing was held back, the word “married”. They could not use the term “married”, as that would be preserved and reserved to the union of a male and female according to its historic and true definition. The relationship would be known as “Civil Unions”, denoting the separation of Church and State in the terms. But this was not enough apparently, as the Gay community immediately protested, they wanted the word “married” as well. Why? The rights of medical insurance coverage and similar secular aspects were the supposed goals of the movement.
What would be their reason for holding out for the word “marriage”? The question then becomes, what is so important about the word and its use? The word is simple and has a very simple meaning which has meant the same thing for thousands of years; the union of a man and a woman for the purposes of creating and raising a family, with hope and faith a perpetual lineage. Religiously it also represents “the mystical bond between Christ and His Church”. So Scripturally speaking, the word “marriage” has a deeper meaning. What does this have to do with their argument? Look again to the quotes from Leviticus and the Epistles. God states quite clearly and categorically it is an “ABOMINATION” and as Paul writes, precludes going to heaven. God even had it punishable by death in Ancient Israel. So what would this have to do with it?
The desire to have the word “marriage” applied to homosexual relationships is an attempt at a back door approval by God and thereby the Church. It’s a misguided idea, the gay community knows from culture, history, religion, law and their own actions in protests that the so called “gay lifestyle” is against the Bible, the revealed Will of God and is an abominable sin. BUT, if the “state” or the “Federal Government” were to allow it, they could then force the Church to recognize and approve, thereby supposedly removing the sin from the sinful action. It is truly misguided as the Church or rather the Churches, which truly follow Scripture cannot abrogate a specific and clearly stated edict by God. Those churches that do, have turned away and have corrupted themselves, they are best considered the church of Thyratira.
“Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols” (Rev 2:20)
This tactic by the gay community is similar to the demand by ancient Israel for a secular style king instead of God as the Supreme authority. The concept being to have “man’s” secular “government” impose secular marital parameters and recognition onto the Churches. Then they would be approved by the Church and able to continue to commit their sin, having forced God’s approval. Since no one can force God’s approval, blessing or hand this is as stated “misguided”.
The fostering and propagation of the “gay” lifestyle can be easily seen as a corrupting force in society. Another way to describe “corruption” is to use it as the Bible does on occasion, as a metaphor for “disease” or “infection”, decay. A disease works on the body the same way “corrupt” thoughts and acts work on the mind and spirit. They slowly eat away at that part of the individual, ever so slowly separating them further and further from God and Christ. Is there any question the gay lifestyle spreads physical diseases? Three letters, H, I, V answers that.
The homosexual act is an act born of un-cleanliness in all three categories, body, mind and spirit. The Bible does not mention specifically the existence of germs and micro-organisms, but the Biblical lifestyle, especially the Kosher rules, are perfectly designed and suited for the containment of the spread of just those organisms. Like a computer virus corrupts the thinking of our computers, the lies of Satan act like a disease on our own minds and souls thus affecting our bodies. Sexuality is not immune to these corrupting tactics of Satan and is one of the main roads into a person’s self destruction.
Gender roles in marriage
Physically a man would bring home the “raw materials” for food (the kill from the hunt, that which was gathered, crops raised). The wife would then mold the raw materials into food for the body’s energy for the family. Spiritually the man would, like a child raising his hands to be lifted up by his Dad, lift his hands to God in praise, worship, faith, wonder and love; and from this interaction receive the spiritual powers from God and heaven. With this the man takes on the role of the creating father and would transfer the energy into his wife. Then in the image of God as the Holy Spirit, she would then mold the Spiritual energy into life, protecting, comforting and nurturing the new life as he or she grew. The new life grows into the role it is destined to be.
This is an aspect of predestination. Your gender predetermines your role in life. How you live it is your “choice”. Trying to change it either by actions or surgery goes against God’s Design and Will. These are not insignificant roles to play either. The man becomes the image of God when he imparts the energy to the woman. The woman is in the image of God when like an artist who receives inspiration and uses the paint and canvas, mixes the spiritual with the physical to create art. This is the same as when God the Father energized the universe which then molded the energy into what we call “Creation”. This is the lesson of the Trinity of God’s Family plan. Homosexuality stops this in its tracks. As previously stated, a homosexual marriage does not create life. Life ends with homosexuality; the future ends with homosexuality. God’s plan is about life, not death.
The Nature of Homosexuality
This is a restatement in short form of the previous chapter. Some claim homosexuality is “natural” others claim it is a choice. For homosexuality to be “natural” we have to understand the nature of sexuality. A member of each sex is attracted to one of the other to bring forth another of the species, thus continuing live and ensuring the future. The concepts of “Natural Selection” come in to play here as that sets up the parameters of how the genetics work to improve the species and prevent corrupting genetic mutations from occurring and continuing. When “Nature” dictates a creature to have a predilection for one of its own sex, it is to prevent it from mating, from breeding. It is by the tenants of the Science of Evolution not to propagate, not to breed nor have offspring, descendents, and a future lineage. Why does the Natural Process do this? As already pointed out, it is to prevent the continuation of diseases and future birth defects. It is the method of Natural Selection. Natural Homosexuality using this model from the process of Natural Selection can then be described as a birth defect in and of itself.
Natural vs. Choice
The other aspect of homosexuality is it being a conscious choice to live such a lifestyle, as opposed to a natural instinct. If homosexuality instead becomes strictly a matter of “choice” it is then severed from it being “natural”; thus making it an unnatural act. It becomes a conscious choice to commit a known sin for little more than momentary pleasure. This is just as bad as any extra or premarital affair if not worse. In the case of personal choice, the pleasure may not be in the sexual aspects of the action and may rest in the contradictory nature of them. The homosexual practices may be a form of protest against the Church, society, parents, God. This does not reduce its level of sinfulness, nor does it justify. Regardless of the individual’s personal motive or drive, the Lord’s opinion on it does not change. He absolutely and completely knows what is in a person’s heart. Homosexuality is inherently by its own nature a self centered, self gratifying action.
The parts of the body associated with sexuality are very specifically designed for human reproduction as well as physical pleasure. The two genders, their anatomies respectively are designed for the connection to and pleasure of the other. The physical pleasure is blatantly to entice the two into the very bizarre act of mating. Alternately, homosexuality is only towards itself, its own form or gender, inherently self pleasing; therefore a homosexual act is in and of itself nothing more than an act of masturbation by proxy. There are definitely self serving motives behind the gay mindset. Gays know the truth of sex and its purpose. They heard the Truth of Christ and the Bible’s teaching on the subject. They have denied these Truth’s for the sake of their own desires. Similarly Iran (and others) denies the Holocaust for the sake of their own anti-Semitic, anti-Christian agenda. Neo-Nazis deny the fact Jesus was the King of the Jews when they (and everyone else for that matter) hate the Jews (and everyone else for that matter). Palestinians deny the fact God promised the land to the Jews, despite the fact they know it from their own history. Those and more all have one thing in common, their desires versus the Truth. A form of a founding pillar of Biblical teachings, the tendency for man to put his will or desire(s) in place of God’s Will or Desire.
The story of Sodom at one time was fairly well known. Two strangers, Angels of God, appearing as two men visited Lot, the nephew of Abraham living in the city of Sodom on the Dead Sea. The men (“both old and young”) of the city wanted to know the two male travelers in a sexual way. So Lot offered his own virgin daughters in their place. This is interesting in that Lot, instead of “offering himself” so to speak, offered his daughters. So if nothing else, at least their sin would be minimized to “fornication” and / or “adultery”. Lot was saying “here have sex with these girls if you must have sex at all” but not with the men. It is understood the motive was protection of the visitors, the wandering stranger. But the offer of the two girls subtly shows the distancing from the male to male contact sexually.
Saint Paul had a “Cross” to bear of his own. Though what it was is never mentioned, he spoke of his struggle with this perceived flaw to his character. I do not mean to imply this was homosexuality by any means, but homosexuality can be compared to it in so much as it is a personal temptation away from God, which the individual must struggle with continually. It may be a drug addiction, a bad attitude, or sexual desire inclusive of homosexuality or any number of distractions from God. So, using Saint Paul as a model, a homosexual can achieve his / her Divine Spiritual potential by controlling the desire for their particular “demon” just as St. Paul. Homosexuality and homosexual marriages are themselves demonstrably anti-Biblical, therefore anti-Christ. The physical practices go against God’s design for mankind and the best way for humans to come into this world and grow.
The homosexual union or marriage is contrary to everything the Bible teaches about marriage and the proper partnership for “man”. Just as the Holy Spirit is the “parakletos”, to be by our side; woman was to be man’s help mate, by his side, taken from Adam’s rib, his side. The homosexual relationship is contradictory to all of these things and is thereby destructive to the “family” and the Trinity of the Family with the Father, the Mother and the Child; the future of humanity and civilization. Once the family is corrupted, the rest of the society will follow. In the end God’s Will must be adhered to for mankind to continue into the future. “Marriage” must only be how God intended, between a male and a female, as between Christ and His Church. Amen