Marriage, Homosexuality, and Government

Certain states are now allowing same-sex marriages. What does the Bible have to say about these things?

Marriage

  • Established by God in the beginning (Genesis 2:18-24; Mark 10:6-8)
  • God joins two people together (Matthew 19:6)
  • Marriage is for one man & one woman for life (Matthew 19:4-6)

Homosexuality

  • Contrary to nature (Romans 1:26-27)
  • It is a chosen practice (Romans 1:25-27)
  • It is sinful (1 Corinthians 6:9-10; 1 Timothy 1:10)
  • Those who practice it can change (1 Corinthians 6:11)

Government

  • Government’s role is not to establish or define marriage
  • They are to punish evildoers (Romans 13:3-4)
  • They are to protect the innocent (Romans 13:4)
  • They are to provide and maintain a secure, free environment (1 Timothy 2:2-4)

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