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Monday, July 17, 2017

Would you attend a 'gay wedding?"

A question for you.  Would you attend the wedding of a friend who says he is gay?

I have thought about this topic over and over and prayed about it. God tells us to LOVE our neighbor, right? God tells us to treat others the way we ourselves would want to be treated, right? God tells us that we shouldn't judge, right?

So, why is this such a tough question?  Whether or not to attend a gay wedding?

First, we should define the word 'marriage.' If you believe the Bible is true, then it follows that you should believe a 'marriage,' by God's definition, is between a man and a woman,  Not a man and a man, or a woman and a woman, or a child and a parent, etc.  (see Romans 1:26, 27 specifically, but you should read Romans 1 in its context)

(Although if you read below, Merriam Webster has caved to what is now 'legal' in some states/countries, rather than holding to the TRUTH)
The text below is taken from

Usage of marriage

The definition of the word marriage—or, more accurately, the understanding of what the institution of marriage properly consists of—continues to be highly controversial. This is not an issue to be resolved by dictionaries. Ultimately, the controversy involves cultural traditions, religious beliefs, legal rulings, and ideas about fairness and basic human rights. The principal point of dispute has to do with marriage between two people of the same sex, often referred to as same-sex marriage or gay marriage. Same-sex marriages are now recognized by law in a growing number of countries and were legally validated throughout the U.S. by the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015. In many other parts of the world, marriage continues to be allowed only between men and women. The definition of marriage shown here is intentionally broad enough to encompass the different types of marriage that are currently recognized in varying cultures, places, religions, and systems of law.

 The legality of a matter has no bearing on whether something is right, true and moral. Abortion is legal, but that certainly does not make it right or moral. Our modern day society is taking words and phrases and trying to change them into what they would like them to mean, rather than what they truly mean. I hope we are all intelligent enough to see what is happening. Basically, if your sin doesn't fit within the context of a word or phrase, then you must change the word or phrase to fit your sin. This is a shameful practice that needs to be condemned.

That's why the whole 'gay marriage' phrase hit the fan with most Christians. There can be nothing homosexual,  perverse, or twisted about 'marriage.' Marriage cannot be between two pigs- or a goat and a man. Marriage its core...a heterosexual union between one man and one woman. There is nothing or nobody who can change that fact.  But on they try.

Now, don't get me wrong. I'm all for every person deciding what kind of life they choose to live, but don't try to steal time-tested, God-ordained institutions and make them into what they are NOT. If a person wants to live a gay/lesbian lifestyle, that is his or her choice. If you want to partner up for a lengthy period of time...fine. But, don't call it a marriage. A civil union or civil partnership is what you should call it. I am all for people having the benefits they should have in life, i.e. medical and life insurance, etc.  A 'civil union' contract should allow that to happen.

I came across an article that I thought was very adept at addressing this issue.

Click here to read the online article

As Christians, we cannot allow ourselves to "go with the flow" of the world.  We have been set apart, separated to God- to bring glory to Him, and to bring as many others with us as we can. God bless you for taking the time to read this. I hope it brings clarity.