What do you think of same sex marriage? The Church didn’t see it coming, and we’re left scrambling. Some Churches see themselves as inclusive, and they will conduct gay marriages. Other Churches are taking a “wait and see” approach. The Church I belong to is sticking to what is written in the Bible, that marriage is between a man and a woman. I agree with my Church.
Now you may see me as being an intolerant bigot. No, I’m a repentant sinner. There’s this saying I like; “Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes“, and I am going to. Please hear me out.
Jesus was very clear about divorce, and marriage being between one man and one woman. You can read it for yourself in Matthew 19:3-11.
My story “The Kingdom” began when I was a divorced woman with a married man. At first, I didn’t regard that as being a terrible sin. I mean, he was going to get divorced! Do you see how messed up that was?
When I got to know God, He showed me that He regards divorce, adultery, and homosexuality as sin. It was a struggle for me to trust God to get me out of all of that. I got there with a lot of help from my friends and support from people in different churches.
After my divorce God in His mercy gave me a second chance, and I was able to leave all of that behind me. I am now very happily married to a man who loves the Lord as much as I do.
What do you think the Church is here for? It’s to deal with sin. We’re like a cross between a school and a hospital. We teach the truth, and bring emotional, physical and spiritual healing to those who are wounded by sin. That is what we do, knowing that we ourselves are sinners. We are not perfect, we’ve been forgiven.
The church is there to help turn our lives around, so we can go the other way. That is what we are. We are like a lighthouse – an oil filled one. Oil is a symbol for the Holy Spirit. If your Church is offering same sex marriage – run. It’s a Church without any oil.
Jesus told a story about a Bridegroom and oil in Matthew 25, the parable of the 10 virgins. That Church is not interested in dealing with sin, or your spiritual condition. The Church is supposed to deal with sin, not accommodate it in the name of “tolerance” or “inclusiveness”!
We can’t change the marriage covenant. It would mean abandoning our faith to do it. You might as well be asking for a lighthouse to move! Here’s a clip about the USS Montana and a lighthouse.