The Same Sex Marriage Debate

There has been a lot of emotions running very high over this debate. Gay-Marriage-300x222[1]
In this p
ost I want to put forward the arguments from both sides in as clear a way as I possibly can, hopefully allowing people to see what is what. Because my job is to write in an uncomplicated and as brief a way as possible  (though that has proven difficult in this case)I haven’t included
Scripture references or a list of resources; these can be easily found for both
sides of the argument if needed.

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About Mark Neale

Husband to Sandra, dad, grandpa, Christian educator, and a John Maxwell Team Member.
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2 Responses to The Same Sex Marriage Debate

  1. savedbygrace says:

    Jesus replied,
    “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard.
    But it was not this way from the beginning.
    I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife,
    except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery.”
    – Matthew 19:8-9

    They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away.”
    “It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law,” Jesus replied

    But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’
    For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife
    and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one.
    Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”
    – Mark 10:4

    I love how Jesus made a point with the Jews

    the Divorce Law was written by Moses, not God.
    Divorce was not God’s idea.

    marriage between a Man and a Woman is a Picture of

    Jesus marrying the Church.

    still, marriage points to Jesus

    I believe God was making that point very clear.

    even the Law, the Law that God has given, points to Jesus (galatians)

    ………………

    having a 2 or more wives just like somolon did, was not God’s idea as well.
    although permissible, but not beneficial. (all things are permissible, but not all are beneficial)

    ………………

    civil Law institutes marriage. we have contract to sign. obligation to fulfill .

    but to God’s people, marriage is not just a contract but a covenant.
    for a convenant to be broken, it involves death. “till death do us part”

    God only accepts marriage that are in the bounds of His idea of what marriage is.
    God’s idea of marriage is “man and woman”, for “man and woman” speaks of Jesus and the church

    about same sex marriage, sadly between God and them, I think they are not considered as married before God.

    before the civil Law, yes they are married (if the country has such law).
    and they are bound as well to Contracts and responsibilities.

    but the can never say “till death do us part” for their marriage is never a covenant.

    now, “same sex marriage”, will definitely have “same sex divorce” as well.

  2. savedbygrace says:

    oh, i love this words from the author

    $ “Having said that, when it comes to same sex marriage I am not homophobic (I do not have an irrational fear of people with same sex attraction), but I am homo-sceptic. I do not believe that people have to change their orientation to follow God, whether they be a heterosexual married man with a roving eye or man who is attracted to other men”

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