From the desk of Douglas M. Williams, Sr. –
“And the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that man shall be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him’…Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man…Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:18, 22,24).
“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply’” (Genesis 1:27-28).
Jesus referred back to the truth of the above scriptures in His teachings (Matthew 19:3-6). Also, other Bible writers tell us the same thing (1 Corinthians 7:2; Hebrews 13:4). Paul states this truth at Ephesians 5:31, and compares marriage to Christ and the church as the church is the bride of Christ.
Not only does the Bible teach God’s design for marriage, but the majority of people through the ages, and even to this day, accept God’s plan for marriage. Not only does the Bible teach this, but it is logical as man and woman were to multiply and replenish the earth.
The Bible condemns same sex marriages (Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Romans 1:26-27), and says those who practice sin cannot inherit the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Galatians 5:19-21). But let us hasten to say that those guilty of any sin can be forgiven as they repent and obey God’s teachings as those did in Corinth (1 Corinthians 6:11).
More and more the trend is toward immoral things, and a tolerant attitude toward what is specifically condemned in the Bible, the Word of God. Part of this may be ignorance of what the Bible teaches is right, but it seems there is a “don’t care” attitude and rebellion against known facts which the Bible teaches and most people accept.
It matters not what license or privilege may be granted by the laws of state, because God’s laws by virtue of his creating male and female takes precedence over all human laws. The Bible teaches we must obey God rather than men (Acts 5:29).