Saturday, 8 October 2016

Same sex Marriage

I have long been pondering the subject of same sex marriage and the continuing opposition of Christians in the face of accusations of homophobia and sometimes outright persecution.  I have concluded that as much as people want to call the union of two people of the same sex, marriage, calling it such does not make it so. If I call my dog a cat, no matter how many times I call her a cat, and even change the law in order to compel her to be addressed as, and treated as, a cat, it does not nor can it ever make her a cat. She is a dog. So with same sex marriage. You can call it marriage, compel everyone to address it, and treat it as such, but that will not make it a marriage. It never will be, because in the eyes of God - and Jesus - marriage is between two members of the opposite sex (Genesis 1:24, Matthew 19:5). And the Law of God the Creator, is the only law that really counts.

So the Christian faith may well lose the battle to prevent same sex marriage being acknowledged as such in the face of the capitulation of church after church, but in the eyes of God, marriage, in the truest sense of the word, will always be between a man and a woman. Just as a dog will always  be a dog and a cat a cat.

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