Monday, April 20, 2009

The Problem with Same-Sex Marriage

One of today’s top stories on MSN was the comments made my Ms. California, Carrie Prejean, a finalist in the Miss USA pageant. Fox News also interviewed both Ms. Prejean and Perez Hilton, one of the judges who voted against Ms. Prejean because of her answer opposing same-sex marriage. I am always annoyed at the arrogance of those who are trying to railroad same-sex marriage as an acceptable way of life. But there are many problems that exist within the confines of same-sex marriage for any person who truly professes to be a Christian. I admire Carrie Prejean and others who have stood their ground against the bullying of those promoting the same-sex marriage agenda. The church has done a poor job of presented a strong and solid defense against same-sex marriage for others of the faith to explain and stand. But I am sure after reading this post it will all come together for the reader.

Regardless of how upset or offended one may become in reading my opinion on same-sex marriage, it is a work of the devil to promote a false image of God, His nature and His divine plan for creation. In Ephesians 5:22-31, gives great detail into what God desires for marriage. It reads:

For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. 25Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26to make her holy, cleansing[a] her by the washing with water through the word, 27and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church— 30for we are members of his body. 31"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh."

In the beginning God created man and woman in His own image then command that they would go forth and multiply. This is the first problem with same sex marriage as it rejects God’s plan for creation. Two men or two women can not reproduce of themselves. They would have to use an alternative method of bringing forth offspring that meets the natural means of reproduction. They would have to borrow from the offspring of others who reproduced through natural methods. The greatest problem with same-sex marriage is that one would have to reject the nature and image of God in order to accept it. In Genesis 1:26 – 28, the Bible gives the account of God’s creation of man, an incredible representation of God allowing the fullness of His image and nature to exist in humanity.

It reads, Then God said, "Let (D)Us make (E)man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them (F)rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." 27God created man (G)in His own image, in the image of God He created him; (H)male and female He created them. 28God blessed them; and God said to them, "(I)Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth."

In creating two separate beings, man and woman, we are able to get a glimpse of the full nature of God, He created us in His image, which means He is fully feminine and fully masculine at the same time. When we marry and become one flesh we become the fullness of the likeness of God. In marriage we reproduce the fullness in our offsprings. When a man and a woman come together as one in marriage, then they represent the two natures of God. Same-sex marriage totally distorts this image and nature of God and creates a false god. God is not only man or only woman. When putting same-sex marriage in the same context of traditional marriage, we see the root problem. We have been created to bring glory to God. Distorting God’s nature or His image does not bring Him glory, it insults Him.

The church has been too focused on the moral issues of same-sex marriage and should be focused on the greater problem; the redefining of the nature and the image of God. Christians should be quick to reject any doctrine, teaching or lifestyle that would opposes what God has said about who He is. Those who would do so like the faith necessary to engage in an authentic relationship with Him. Hebrews 11:6 says, And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who (A)comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.In Christianity, people of faith, take God at His Word. We accept what He says as true and absolute. We accept that God created man and woman for a specific purpose. We accept that in marriage we become one and represent the work of Christ over the church. In the fullness of His humanity, He came to redeem the fullness of humanity created in the image of God both man and woman. Ms. Carrie in her opposition of same-sex marriage did what was right to do. She may not receive a crown in the Ms. USA pageant, but there is a greater crown that awaits her in heaven.


  1. You hit the nail on the head about her reward being in Heaven. After all, "what does it profit to gain the whole world and lose your soul?"

    Excellent perspective in this post!

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