The creation account found in Genesis gives us insights that no one could possibly have apart from the historical record that is the bible. There are many truths displayed in this first book of our bible, but one that probably gets overlooked is the blueprint for marriage and family.
God, for 5 days has been creating and speaking everything into existence. After each creation, God declares it is “good.”
There was only one thing in Genesis 2:18, that God called, “not good.” At the end of day six, just before God ended His creative work, every aspect of the entire universe was finished. Each galaxy, star, planet, rock, grain of sand, and atom was in place. Adam had already began naming all of the creatures. But there was still one thing lacking…
“For Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him”
Adam was alone, and in need of a mate. Therefore God’s final act of creation on day six – adding “Surgeon” to His long list of glorious titles – God formed Eve from Adam’s rib. Then “He brought her to the man” (Genesis 2:22).
By that act, God established the family for all time. The Genesis narrative tells us, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”
Leaves his FATHER and MOTHER
Be Joined to HIS WIFE
There is never an exception made to this throughout scripture. Jesus quoted that passage in Matthew 19 to underscore the sanctity and perpetuity of marriage as an institution. The same verse is quoted almost every time two believers are united in a Christian marriage ceremony. It is a reminder that marriage and the family are ordained by God and therefore sacred in His sight.
So it is no accident that, throughout history, family relationships have always been the very DNA of all human civilization. According to Scripture, that is exactly the way God designed it to be and therefore, if the family crumbles as an institution, all of civilization will ultimately crumble along with it. Aside from the moral side of things, we have children to think about as well. A man and a woman are designed by God in such a way that the ability to create new life is contained within the two and thus reproduction is made possible by their union. However, there have never been nor will there ever be, new life created as a result of a sexual union between two men or two women.
Supporters of gay rights and gay marriage today will shout that two women can take care of a child just as well as a husband and wife can. The truth however is that when a child is cared for by two women, that child is missing one of the most important parts of the family unit and that is their Dad. The same goes for a child raised by two men; he or she is missing a mother.
According to research compiled by National Fatherhood Initiative,
- Children in father-absent homes are almost four times more likely to be poor
- Children living in fatherless homes show higher levels of aggressive behavior than children living with a Mother and Father. Living in a mother only household is equivalent to experiencing 5.25 partnership transitions.
- Youths in father-absent households have significantly higher odds of incarceration than those in mother-father families.
- The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth found that obese children are more likely to be living in father-absent homes than are non-obese children.
You see, a child being raised in this sort of environment creates a whole host of problems ranging from psychological to even physical. Children were never meant to be raised in homes where either the Father or Mother is absent. God’s design requires both the Mother and Father to be present and active in raising their children. Having two care providers is never equal to having a Mother and a Father.
Over the last thirty to forty years or so, homosexuality has moved from being a sin that was illegal and detestable, to being tolerated, to now it is a protected “right.” To take things a step further, homosexual couples are seeking to trample upon the holy and sacred institution of marriage.
Now, we know unregenerate sinners will continue to lead lifestyles that are not glorifying to God. What’s more, scripture tells us that they are incapable of pleasing God (Romans 8:8.)
The troublesome thing today is that some Evangelicals are going as far as to say that there is nothing wrong with allowing homosexual couples to devalue marriage. A homosexual marriage would be a counterfeit of the real thing; the original design by God for marriage, and anytime you counterfeit something, you devalue it. I’ve heard several people recently saying that they hold the belief that we should just let people practicing homosexuality get married and the state should just stay out of the whole matter. Others simply say, “their life is none of our business.”
I agree with the statement that their lives are none of our business. But when anyone, gay or not, desires to nationally defile that which God has called holy, that DEMANDS Christians to stand up for what they believe in.
WHAT’S SO BAD ABOUT GAY MARRIAGE?
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.
Why does God condemn homosexuality? Because it obliterates God’s fundamental design for human relationships–a design that pictures the complementary relationship between a man and a woman (Genesis 2:18-25; Matthew 19:4-6; Ephesians 5:22-33).
We cannot forget John 3:16…for God so loved the WORLD…He gave his only Son. So God wants homosexuals to come to salvation just as much as He wants a child, an adulterer, or a liar.
As we interact with homosexuals and those that condone the smattering of Marriage, we must affirm the Bible’s condemnation. We are not trying to bring damnation on the head of homosexuals, but we are trying to bring conviction so that they can turn from that sin and embrace the only hope of salvation for all of us sinners–and that’s through faith in Christ. Homosexuals need salvation. They don’t need healing–homosexuality is not a disease nor is it a psychological condition in need of therapy. Homosexuals need forgiveness, because homosexuality is a sin (romans 1:24-32, Lev 20:13, 1 Cor. 6:9.) No amount of shouting, arguing, debating, counseling, or therapy will change someone’s sin nature. Only by the supernatural transformation that happens through salvation can a person be changed from the inside out.Copyright 2013 BlogLiveLove. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without prior written consent or permission.