Friday, March 18, 2011

Gay Marriage

A sensitive subject, I know, but I still think it needs to be discussed.  Do you know there has never, in the history of civilization, been gay marriage...EVER!  So somehow we think that we know better than every other civilization and every other religious leader, including Gandhi, Mohammad, Jesus, and Buddha, that has ever existed what is best for a successful society.  

Gay marriage is taking something that has been the bedrock of all civilizations and casting it into muddy and uncharted waters.  God is the one that ordained marriage and that it is to be between a man and a woman.  

The Bible says that the purpose of marriage is to produce godly offspring and the two flesh shall become one.  Gay marriage cannot accomplish either of these.  The average lifespan of a homosexual male is 45 years old.  Do we as a society want to promote a lifestyle that leads to an early death and disease? 

God knows that a healthy society needs healthy marriages and that children grow up best with a mom and a dad who love each other.  Unfortunately, the church has made a mess of marriage and that is why society isn't listening to us.  It is said that Christian marriages end with almost the same divorce rate as secular marriages but this may be a myth:
Professor Bradley Wright, a sociologist at the University of Connecticut, explains from his analysis of people who identify themselves as Christians, but rarely attend church, that 60 percent of these have been divorced. Of those who attend church regularly, 38 percent have been divorced.
Even if only 38% of Christian marriages end in divorce (which is still way too high), it is not going to be helped by a first grader being asked at school, "Who do you want to marry when you grow up, a boy or a girl?" 

We, as believers, need to start exemplifying to society what good marriages should look like then maybe they will listen to us.  We need to have good reasons why we don't believe gay marriage is good for society starting with the truth that the results of gay marriage are no offspring to carry on a society.  It simply is not the natural order of things, it is not God's way, and neither is it good for society. 

That being said, we must love all people, including gays, and allow the love of Jesus to shine through us to them.  If we are to fight for marriage, it must in the arena of our Christian example to accept all people where they are and pray that God will work in their lives. 

Didn't he make them one, united in body and spirit?

And why one?  Because he wanted them to have godly offspring.

So guard your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth.

Malachi 2:15