Q: Mr. Clark, it isn’t clear to me why Christians are against same sex relationships. I believe when two people really love each another they ought to be able to express their love? Isn’t the bible a book about love? I really would like to know the answers to these questions. Christians are so freaked out about this when it has nothing to do with them.
A: I wouldn’t be so apprehensive about how Christians feel about same sex marriages. I would however, be curious too know what are God’s thoughts regarding the topic. There’s a great shortage of curiosity in these days toward the mind of God on the behalf of those interested in seeing same sex marriages legalized. Christians are repeatedly blamed on this subject, but faulting believers can never survive the fact that God is the origin behind the Christians position.
Isn’t the bible a book about love?
The bible is unquestionably a message about love. But the problem isn’t how much God loves us, its how much we love God. The bible confirms God’s love for us; in which he gave the life of his son. But how do we prove to God we love him in return? The response is simple we must be willing to give up our way of living when it contradict the will of God. The bible puts it simple saying if we love God “Keep his commandments”. The keeping of God’s commandments is the contract of our relationship.
“Don’t have sex with a man as one does with a woman. That is abhorrent. Don’t have sex with an animal and violate yourself by it. “A woman must not have sex with an animal. That is perverse”. (Lev 18:22-23)
“Because they do this, God has given them over to shameful passions. Even the women pervert the natural use of their sex by unnatural acts.” In the same way the men give up natural sexual relations with women and burn with passion for each other. Men do shameful things with each other, and as a result they bring upon themselves the punishment they deserve for their wrongdoing”. (Rom 1:26-27)
“Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire”. (Jud 1:7-8)
“Turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds). (2Pe 2:6-8)
I posted the verses above directly from the bible and I’ve chosen not to add any comments. The bible (God’s mind) is clearly perceived in the above verses.
I believe when two people really love each another they ought to be allowed to express their love?
The love we have for one another must be governed by the word of God. The word of God divides the difference between what is true love and what is truly lust. Lust is a passion that is mistakenly related to the word love. In any rate, lust is a passion, zeal, craving, or feeling that is outside of the will of Go. The word of God approves what we as a people are feeling, we can possible have faith that our feeling are inline with the will of God. On the other hand, when our love for a person is outside of the will of God it is biblically define as lust.
Lust derives from our own temptations. Therefore “We are tempted when we are drawn away and trapped by our own evil desires. Then our evil desires conceive and give birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death”. (James 1:14-15)
The bible governs how we express love and love isn’t a cloak to commit sin. True love is measured by the love God gave us and it doesn’t matter how much we love one another if we do not love in the manner God has outline. For example, someone could claim they love a wife or child and to prove their love they are physically and mentally abusive. You see, in his own mind his action proves his love for his family. But his actions are out of the will of God. Now should he have the right to express his love in this manner just because he thinks it right? NO! He simply needs guidance in his relationship with his family. Likewise homosexuals are in need of guidance in their love relationship with humanity and this guidance is only found in the word of God.
Christians are certainly against same sex marriages, simply because the relationship itself is against creation and even worst, it’s against the word of God that governs our lives as Christians.