Ep.879: The Gay Marriage Law – How Do We Respond?
Gay marriage, the Bible, Christianity and tolerance
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Theme Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:5-6
The world is changing. It is changing at an ever-quickening pace and in a more dramatic and fundamental way than ever, as well. Within the last few months, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of gay marriage, changing the definition of a 6,000 year-old institution. Okay, so what should we as Christians be doing now? Complain? Protest? Fight? Accept? What does the Bible really say about marriage, homosexuality and our Christian responsibilities? We want to take an honest look at what God expects from us whether we are gay or straight. We will take a look at certain texts that have been interpreted on both sides of the issue.
On this podast, we lay out some simple and basic biblical facts about what the Bible does NOT say:
- Homosexuality as physiological orientation is never discussed in the Bible, and natural gay orientation is not a scriptural concept.
- A loving gay relationship is never referenced in any of the Scriptures that deal with sexual behavior.
- Jesus never spoke or taught directly about homosexuality.
- The Bible does NOT single out homosexuality as a sin above all sins.
The Apostle Paul was clear that there are a lot of different categories of behaviors that can keep us out of the kingdom, and some true Christians had previously done these things. There is a higher standard of living for those called by God, but how does all of this relate to our times?