At the risk of being censored by Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other search engines as well as being censored by the social media networks like Facebook in their campaign of calling the gospel truth “hate speech,” I’ve decided to weigh in on the gay marriage issue anyway in light of President Obama endorsing it. Since the internet is filled with twisted arguments to twist God’s word and to promote a twisted lifestyle, I will lend my voice to all the ones who have stood up against wickedness. But let me also say that I do not hate homosexuals and it’s wrong to perpetrate violence against them because of their chosen lifestyle. Jesus loves them just like he loves me and died for them just like he died for me in my sins. But loving someone does not mean you turn a blind eye to and keep silent about their wrongdoings.
Several times on this blog I’ve given the proof of why and how the Bible is 100% accurate and 100% reliable in what it says in its history, science, and spirituality. So that is the angle from which I write this entry. We are told in 2 Corinthians 5:10, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.” Knowing then that Jesus Christ will be the final judge of everyone who has ever or will ever be on Earth, it is good to know how he defined marriage. And given the fact that he is the one who created us, according to Colossians 1:16, then he is the one who has the right to give the thumbs up or the thumbs down for what we do.
The Bible in its absolute truth tells us the LORD God (which includes Jesus Christ) instituted marriage in Genesis 2:21-25 when he created the woman Eve to be the partner for the man Adam. “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh,” according to Genesis 2:24. Fast forward approximately 4,000 years later when God came to Earth as Jesus Christ, what did he say about marriage? Did his view of marriage evolve? We find out in Mark 10 when Pharisees asked about the lawfulness of divorce. They were in favor of divorce because the Mosaic law allowed it. They essentially wanted a change in the definition of marriage to suit their selfish desires via divorce. Jesus responded:
5 …For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. 6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. 7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; 8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. 9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. Mark 10
The Lord Jesus Christ reiterated what he established when he created male and female. He stayed true to his original intent even after 4,000 years. It was God’s intent then and will always be God’s intent for one man to be joined with one woman so they can be united as one flesh. This is what God has joined together that man should not put asunder– a command Jesus established and that can be applied to any situation regarding marriage as long as marriage exists. For man to promote divorce, adultery, “shacking”, gay marriage (which really isn’t marriage at all), or anything else that violates this command automatically makes it sin no matter what time period it is. How do we know? Because “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever,” [Hebrews 13:8].
Then what should we say about those who want things to change into something different than what Jesus said? These kind of people resemble someone Daniel warned us about in Daniel 7, “…he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws.” This is what Daniel told us about the Antichrist. Although the Antichrist definitely has not yet appeared, those who have an antichrist spirit will do things that are similar to the Antichrist, “…and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time,” 1 John 2:18. They speak great words against the most High; they wear out the saints with lawsuits, violate their constitutional right to free speech and freedom of religion by bearing false witness, and falsely accuse them of “hate speech”; and they think to change times and laws (including God’s laws in the Bible) in favor of gay rights and gay marriage to promote their sin.
The President should receive honor as ruler of this nation, but for him to presume to know better than God about what marriage is, when God is the one who created marriage and created him, is ludicrous. Since God’s ways are higher than our ways and God’s thoughts are higher than our thoughts, then we as Christians must follow Peter and the apostles lead in Acts 5 when they were commanded to stop preaching the gospel, “We ought to obey God rather than men.” Christians are not obligated to obey sayings or laws which violate God’s laws, so the President’s statement and statements of all who support gay rights are bunk.
–Harry A. Gaylord–