Is gay marriage the biggest issue?
I have written a blog on my thoughts on gay marriage and Homosexuality in general.
It’s an issue, but I think there is a bigger issue.
But the bigger issue at hand is the evaporation of men and women getting married.
We have tons of (heterosexual) people who just live together. With no thought of getting married. (This is called sexual immorality in the Bible.) Several of these couples claim to be Christ followers.
This is a problem.
God is against men and women ‘shacking up’ before marriage. Many ask why? What does it hurt? If you look at the statistics and the outward evidence men and women who live together have more emotional issues and relationship problems than those who chose NOT to live together before marriage. But overall the major issue is that God forbids it. That should be more than sufficient.
Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. 1 Cor 6:18-20
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. Heb 13:4
God has a creative order. He wants men and women simply to follow and obey Him.
So is gay marriage an assault on the idea and institution of marriage? Yes! But the bigger issue, and frankly what has brought us to where we are, is men and women choosing to ignore the mandate of God to become man and wife, and saying ‘I think my way is better.’
It’s not better, and honestly it’s one of the main reasons why our country and our world is in it’s current moral state that it’s in.
So…I’d like to give us a few simple ideas on how to get out of this mess.
1. If you are living with your boyfriend/girlfriend and you’re not married. STOP IT!! Repent. Ask Jesus to forgive you.
2. If your boyfriend is sleeping with you, but refuses to marry you. LEAVE HIM! He’s not worth your time. Any dude that won’t commit to marry you, but wants your body does not really care and/or love you. Period!
3. Just get married. Don’t waste your time on long engagements. Those are just silly.
Here’s the deal…if we continue in sexual immorality, God promises us that we will not make it into heaven. ( 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 )
So if you’re sleeping with your boyfriend/girlfriend does that mean you’re done in God’s eyes? NO WAY! There is always a glimmer of hope.
1 John 1:9 says: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
If we repent there is always forgiveness and there is redemption. Why would you not want God’s grace in your life on this issue?