Did Jesus Christ ever define marriage?

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. But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. 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–

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  1. AMEIN brother ! I couldn’t have said it better myself and agree with you. Yes we are to love the homosexual because as a living, breathing being, YHVH/Yahusha created them also, but the spirit of the seed of evil inclination which called the fallen nature of man, they listen to, believe and heed a false voice. My heart aches for them because they can not see this, however if they sincerely seek The Living Truth or His Living Word and obedience to His Principles and Instructions, He will hear their plea and He will deliver and heal them so that their feet are set on the path of right-ness. No, it’s not easy to deny and put down the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye and the pride of life, but if they want Eternal life then they must seek the Door and go through it, the Door is Yahusha ha Messiah, and absolutely no one comes to the Father YHVH except through Him, whether homosexual or straight, we all have transgressed His ways for our own and fall short of His glory, that is why He came to redeem and restore us to Himself, once for all through His shed blood, burial and Resurrection, our Perfect example! My prayers lifted up for each and all my fellow man, May Yah Bless you and remove the blinders from you eyes, the stoppers out of your ears and circumcise your heart to seek Him and find Him, then obey Him. It is possible because He promised and His Promises are sure, He can not lie, neither does He tempt anyone with evil, but we are tempted and drawn away from Him by our own heart motives and intention.
    Please allow Him to take His rightful place on the throne of your heart today, and don’t turn away from His voice which grieves the Holy Spirit by which we are sealed in Him.
    Shalom to all and Praise Yah for people like Harry who will continue to stand for His Truth in Jesus (Yahusha ha Messiah)

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  2. I’m would agree with you also that’s why we have to pray “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy KINGDOM COME. Thy WILL BE DONE in EARTH, as it is in HEAVEN.”

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  4. WASHINGTON STATE will have gay marriage on the ballot this fall. THe comments above are fairly useless because it is preaching to the choir. Of course people who read this thread are already predisposed to abhor gay marriage. How will you convince people with no sound judgement or ethics to understand this travesty? In the old testament it says that if a man loves mankind like womenkind, it is an abomination to the Lord and punishable by death. It says if a woman loves womenkind like mankind, it is an abomination to the Lord and punishable by death. Seems clear enough to me. And I’m an atheist. Certain things we simply know are right or wrong. Like killing etc. So, how do you get the message to non believers who say your ideas are for a different time? I oppose gay marriage. I do believe that in the USA all people are equal under the law. So, what do our states and the federal government have to say about marriage? Darn little other than provisions for blood tests, not marrying your sister, etc. But the government should have NOTHING to say about what constitutes a marriage, in my opinion. Marriage is personal. To those of you with faith in God, it cannot be honestly accepted. I propose that the approach should be to prove that it is not in the purvue of the governments to rule on marriage. It is not in their charters. However, they do need to see that all citizens have the same RIGHTS. For Boeing to cover the partner of a same sex marriage is not the RIGHT of the employees. It is a decision of a corporation to do so. For FORD or any other corporation to specifically say that they will not recognize marriages of certain types, leaves them open to untold attacks from both sides.
    So, cut the benefits our government gives to married people so that the gays are then even. Do not recognize ANY marriages, period. Now, have our laws permit visitation at hospitals by same sex partners… I don’t care. Take away the tax exemptions for married people who do not have children. I think the Married-Head of Household, provision in our tax laws is simply without merit. If a man and woman are married and both healthy, they should both work. Why should we give them special privileges? For a couple with kids getting a break proportional to the size of the family does seem ok to me. So, don’t redefine marriage. Keep the government out of theology. Make it a level playing field where no one benefits from being married except those who take on the responsibility of raising a family.
    Pretty simple huh. Now, how can we push forward against those who simply deny your argument based on religious concepts. I think we can win if we get the government’s meddling to be declared improper and beyond the scope of USA Federal and State Governments. We cannot stop gays from getting married even if it is not recognized by any governments. What we can do is keep the government from ruling in articles of faith and morals. …anyone know how to start this? I’m sending this to my Senator and Representative and to Washington State elected officials and shall try to find the local groups opposing gay marriage and try to help them. But again, don’t think we can win this using quotes from the Bible. Right or wrong, the bad guys will call the arguments extreme as they do concerning abortions. Peace, Bob

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    1. [So, cut the benefits our government gives to married people so that the gays are then even. Do not recognize ANY marriages, period.]

      That’s one of the goals of fighting for same sex marriage–to reduce or get rid of accepting marriage altogether. By doing so, you just play into the hands of the gay rights activists. The CrossExamined blog gives several valid points that could be presented to the government. This one is entitled “Gay Marriage: Even Liberals Know It’s Bad” by Frank Turek:

      ‘Why not legalize same-sex marriage? Who could it possibly hurt? Children and the rest of society. That’s the conclusion of David Blankenhorn, who is anything but an anti-gay “bigot.” He is a life-long, pro-gay, liberal democrat who disagrees with the Bible’s prohibitions against homosexual behavior. Despite this, Blankenhorn makes a powerful case against Same-Sex marriage in his book, The Future of Marriage.

      He writes, “Across history and cultures . . . marriage’s single most fundamental idea is that every child needs a mother and a father. Changing marriage to accommodate same-sex couples would nullify this principle in culture and in law.”

      How so? The law is a great teacher, and same sex marriage will teach future generations that marriage is not about children but about coupling. When marriage becomes nothing more than coupling, fewer people will get married to have children.

      So what? People will still have children, of course, but many more of them out-of wedlock. That’s a disaster for everyone. Children will be hurt because illegitimate parents (there are no illegitimate children) often never form a family, and those that “shack up” break up at a rate two to three times that of married parents. Society will be hurt because illegitimacy starts a chain of negative effects that fall like dominoes—illegitimacy leads to poverty, crime, and higher welfare costs which lead to bigger government, higher taxes, and a slower economy.

      Are these just the hysterical cries of an alarmist? No. We can see the connection between same-sex marriage and illegitimacy in Scandinavian countries. Norway, for example, has had de-facto same-sex marriage since the early nineties. In Nordland, the most liberal county of Norway, where they fly “gay” rainbow flags over their churches, out-of-wedlock births have soared—more than 80 percent of women giving birth for the first time, and nearly 70 percent of all children, are born out of wedlock! Across all of Norway, illegitimacy rose from 39 percent to 50 percent in the first decade of same-sex marriage.

      Anthropologist Stanley Kurtz writes, “When we look at Nordland and Nord-Troendelag — the Vermont and Massachusetts of Norway — we are peering as far as we can into the future of marriage in a world where gay marriage is almost totally accepted. What we see is a place where marriage itself has almost totally disappeared.” He asserts that “Scandinavian gay marriage has driven home the message that marriage itself is outdated, and that virtually any family form, including out-of-wedlock parenthood, is acceptable.” But it’s not just Norway. Blankenhorn reports this same trend in other countries. International surveys show that same-sex marriage and the erosion of traditional marriage tend to go together. Traditional marriage is weakest and illegitimacy strongest wherever same-sex marriage is legal.

      You might say, “Correlation doesn’t always indicate causation!” Yes, but often it does. Is there any doubt that liberalizing marriage laws impacts society for the worse? You need look no further than the last 40 years of no-fault divorce laws in the United States (family disintegration destroys lives and now costs tax payers $112 billion per year!).

      No-fault divorce laws began in one state, California, and then spread to rest of the country. Those liberalized divorce laws helped change our attitudes and behaviors about the permanence of marriage. There’s no question that liberalized marriage laws will help change our attitudes and behaviors about the purpose of marriage. The law is a great teacher, and if same-sex marriage advocates have their way, children will be expelled from the lesson on marriage.

      This leads Blankenhorn to assert, “One can believe in same-sex marriage. One can believe that every child deserves a mother and a father. One cannot believe both.”

      Blankenhorn is amazed how indifferent homosexual activists are about the negative effects of same-sex marriage on children. Many of them, he documents, say that marriage isn’t about children.

      Well, if marriage isn’t about children, what institution is about children? And if we’re going to redefine marriage into mere coupling, then why should the state endorse same-sex marriage at all?

      Contrary to what homosexual activists assume, the state doesn’t endorse marriage because people have feelings for one another. The state endorses marriage primarily because of what marriage does for children and in turn society. Society gets no benefit by redefining marriage to include homosexual relationships, only harm as the connection to illegitimacy shows. But the very future of children and a civilized society depends on stable marriages between men and women. That’s why, regardless of what you think about homosexuality, the two types of relationships should never be legally equated.

      That conclusion has nothing to do with bigotry and everything to do with what’s best for children and society. Just ask pro-gay, liberal democrat David Blankenhorn.’

      For more good articles for this topic, see the CrossExamined blog.

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