While churches and groups argue on the topic of same sex marriage we have to wonder how does God look at the situation? Well the Bible clearly states that a man should not lie with another man (Romans 1:26-28 Leviticus 20:13 1 Corinthians 6:9) how then are same-sex marriages to be addressed. Can you just blatantly condemn and avoid someone because of their preference? Aren’t christians suppose to hate anything that opposes God’s word? Proverbs 8:13
Same Sex Marriage Christian View
The christian however isn’t suppose to hate the sinner (or those who disobey the Bible) because anyone who hates his brother isn’t of God. (1 John 4:20 ) The reality is that God looks at the heart, the outward actions are merely a reflection of what’s on the inside. There are many people (some christian some not) that manifest certain behavior because of what they have been carrying around for years.
It’s necessary to care for people, and then show them a better way, God’s way.
As far as with homosexuals God’s mandate is to love not condone, but to share with them who Jesus is and who is he? Jesus is our creator (1 Peter 2:9-10 | Colossians 1:4-16). Since he is the creator then he must know how we were designed, he must know why we have the struggles we have and how to get rid of them and give us self control (both homosexuals and heterosexuals).
A life of Peace
One writer states the following –Your hope is not in yourself; it is in Christ. Your weakness is united to His strength, your ignorance to His wisdom, your frailty to His enduring might. So you are not to look to yourself, not to let the mind dwell upon self, but look to Christ. Let the mind dwell upon His love, upon the beauty, the perfection, of His character. Christ in His self-denial, Christ in His humiliation, Christ in His purity and holiness, Christ in His matchless love –this is the subject for the soul’s contemplation. (Steps to Christ Chapter 9).
I wrote this post with the intent of not sharing my opinion because it’s easy to point fingers or to be critical. However it’s not about me it’s not even about the rights people say they want or appear to have. In the end it’s truth vs. opinions & feelings (lies). You see love isn’t about what you feel and desire love is a principle it’s something you choose to do regardless of circumstances. Love remains constant it doesn’t waver, it doesn’t hate, it doesn’t puff itself up, it doesn’t want it’s way, it’s always looking out for the affairs of others. Read about it here: 1 corinthians 13:1-13
We don’t know anyones background and so we cannot know their struggle or their heart. There are many homosexuals who genuinely want a relationship and I am sure there are those who simply want to be defiant that lack a mind of their own they just simply follow the crowd. However a genuine heart doesn’t make one right because though someone may be sincere and fight with all their heart and soul, in the end it is possible to be sincerely wrong. (Proverbs 14:12)
Bottom line if someone is wrong you cannot change them by force you can only love them, show them who God is and God is Love.
Pastor Mike Pettengill mentioned the supreme court ruling in a recent sermon and here’s what he had to say