Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Does the Bible support same-sex marriage?

Answer:
No, it does not. Same-sex sexual activity is condemned in the Bible (1 Corinthians 6:9-10). Whether or not a couple is legally “married” does not seem to matter in regards to this sin. God’s plan for marriage is one man and one woman. 

Jesus said concerning marriage: “...“Have you not read that He who created 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 FLESH’? “So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” (Matthew 19:4-6)

Since homosexual sex acts are condemned in the Bible, and since marriage is defined by Jesus as being between a “man” and a “woman”, one can conclude that the Bible does not support same-sex marriage.

CS - NASB95