With President Obama now endorsing (at least for this week) the idea of gay marriage, it’s time to drive a stake through the heart of this beast. First of all, to understand the inherent social danger in homosexuality, we must only take the beneficial act of homosexuality to its natural conclusion and see how society fairs. To put it simply, if everyone were homosexual, humanity would cease to exist is in about eighty years, which means that any society that promotes homosexuality is intent upon its own destruction. But aside from such stark and obvious logic, there is simply no way that homosexual marriage can truly be considered marriage from a Biblical point of view.
God created humanity in His image (Genesis 1:26,27), and when He created the humanity that would bear His image, He created us male and female. The male is different than the female, but each still bears God’s image, which means that the male represents a different facet of God’s image than does the female, and vice versa.
A man primarily represents strength, whereas woman primarily represents beauty. A man primarily represents heroism, while woman primarily represents nurture. A man in his glory represents God’s stern holiness, while a woman in her glory represents God’s attractive grace. Each reflects a portion of the image of God (who is all of these things), but neither does so completely. The astounding thing that therefore occurs within the idea of marriage is that these differing natures are brought together into one (Genesis 2:24), which means that God is fully reflected upon Earth only through the idea of marriage between a man and a woman.
Additionally, this idea of marriage is meant to be a life-long covenant between a man and a woman (Malachi 2:14), for the primary beneficiaries of the wedding of these differing male and female natures will be the children of the marriage – when the children look at their married parents they are meant to see as undiluted an image of God as is possible. Such an arrangement (and the view of the image of God it affords) best prepares the young Image Bearers for the rigors of appropriate adult life (Malachi 2:15). We tamper with such a model to our profound peril.
Gay (homosexual) marriage is an oxymoron of the most ridiculous magnitude, for you cannot wed man and man together, or woman and woman together. If you try to do so, you will only subvert the image of God in humanity, and humanity will quickly wax worse and worse in its perversions (Romans 1:18-32). God did not create Adam and Steve, or Madam and Eve, and we need to come to terms with the truth of this. It’s understandable that Hell and its mouthpieces think gay marriage a wonderful idea, but we must oppose such ideology with all of the strength we can muster.
A nation built upon Biblical principles is forever held accountable to those principles (Deuteronomy 28). Come on Church, where are you?
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Nice piece Pastor Barry, It ‘s interesting that some people including our President can not understand these truths.
Great point on the Image of God existing in two separate states in humanity. This truth has been attacked by the enemy ruthlessly. It appears that our president isn’t holding true to his claim of being a Christian. Everyone must be careful to understand that if a person truly is a Christian, they simply cannot reject the clear teachings of the Bible for their own opinions. That amounts to a rejection of Christ.
Absolutely true! Unfortunately, people today can’t (or refuse to) wrap their brains around it. Hopefully, through diligence and much prayer, we can get our nation back on the right track. Far too many pastors think that these issues are merely “political” and can be separated from the pulpit. I’m glad there are still pastors like Barry who won’t compromise the truth of the Word to be “politically correct.” Thanks Bare!!!
Great post. I enjoyed your blog cousin Barry and intend to follow your future posts. I look forward to reading your book once it’s published.