Is it a coincidence that homosexual love is barren? It provides no fruitfulness, no life-bearing. Why? Because God designed sexuality to be fruitful, and only heterosexual couples can produce offspring. Even if you take the moral aspect out of homosexuality and just look at the science—it tells us about the law of biogenesis: “life comes only from life.” Only males and females can have children; it is by design.
When God created humankind, He created them in His image — both male and female. The unity of mankind is symbolized in God’s intention of the marriage relationship. Jesus says in Matthew 19:4-6: “Have you not read that he who made them from 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?’ So they are no longer two but one…”
There is a unity in the heterosexual marriage that is created to not only be fruitful, but to reflect the way God feels about us. The bible is full of symbolism between God and His Church, as the Bride and Bridegroom, to show how love is to be fully expressed. It is a Holy relationship.
In our society today, it is dangerous to speak against gay marriage. Those who have done so have been harshly criticized to the point of loosing jobs, business and other acts of lambasting. I would assume it’s because those who favor gay marriage highly value tolerance, and all should be able to “love who they wish.” I do know that a small percentage of Christians have been hateful towards gays, and that is not Biblical. Jesus would not have done that. Gay people are not any worse than the rest of us, as we all have fallen short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23).
I am told in the Bible to love God and love people. However, the culture of forced acceptance to see marriage defined in whatever way is the “current trend” is not okay for any disciple of Christ. To be forced to believe gay marriage is perfectly fine goes against what is taught in the Holy Scriptures. Freedom of Religion says we have the right to believe as we choose, and yet in today’s society, we are being told to reject our belief in marriage as defined Biblically.
Yes, we need to “love our neighbor as ourselves” even if they are gay; we need to remember we are ALL SINNERS; and the sin of homosexuality is listed right along with “lawless and rebellious people, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, sexually immoral people, practicing homosexuals, kidnappers, liars, perjurers…” (1 Tim. 1-8:10). So, we should not single out homosexuality as THE worst sin. All sin is abhorrent to a Holy God. We should not treat gay people badly.
In return, Christians should not have to embrace a re-definition of holy matrimony. I am not sure homosexuals understand why Bible-believing Christians cannot embrace gay marriage. There is good reason. Can’t we find middle ground without finger pointing and hatred of each another? Since the laws are being changed, Christians are being labeled as bigots and hate-mongers. We’re told we cannot believe that marriage is only between a male and female. Who is now being bigoted (one-sided, dogmatic, etc.)?
Yes, spewing out hate and treating our fellow citizens badly is absolutely unacceptable. True Disciples of Christ should never do that, and those who do, aren’t recognizing the log in their own eye. I am sorry for their actions, as not all those who claim Jesus is Lord act in loving ways consistently. They should. Regardless, I’ll do my part to be kind, respectful and even tolerant of homosexuals, but to change the religious belief of millions of Christians who’ve understood marriage to be between a man and a woman for thousands of years is simply not right.