Supreme Court Ruling on Gay Marriage

“Homosexual Unions are not Marriage”

By Ray Comfort

All_smiles_Wedding_of_Prince_William_of_Wales_and_Kate_MiddletonMillions across the country are either celebrating or lamenting the recent decision of the U.S. Supreme Court, granting homosexuals the same right to marry that heterosexuals have been enjoying for thousands of years.

While the ruling will certainly impact our society, we don’t need nine justices to determine for us the proper definition of this timeless institution.

Along with countless others, I watched the royal wedding of Kate and Prince William. I listened closely as the minister defined marriage as symbolic of the relationship between Christ, as the Bridegroom, and His Church, the pure white virgin Bride. That’s why the bride traditionally wears white in a wedding ceremony. It represents the cleansed and spotless Bride of Christ, the true Church, made up of all true believers.

With a sober and cultured English accent, the minister then led William and Kate through the traditional wedding vows:

“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here in the sight of God and in the face of this congregation to join together this man and this woman in Holy Matrimony, which is an honorable estate instituted of God Himself signifying unto us the mystical union that is betwixt Christ and His Church…and therefore is not by any to be enterprised nor taken in hand unadvisedly, lightly, or wantonly, but reverently…in the fear of God, duly considering the causes for which matrimony was ordained…Therefore, if any man can show any just cause why they may not lawfully be joined together, let him now speak or else hereafter forever hold his peace.”

Marriage is not to be undertaken without serious consideration, and is so solemn the witnesses are told to speak up publicly if they can show any reason why the man and woman should not enter into this sacred covenant. No one should attempt to enter marriage unqualified—for instance, if one or both are already married, they are immediate relatives, or they are not one man and one woman.

Then the minister brought out the reason he was soberly saying these things:

“I require and charge you both as you will answer at the dreadful Day of Judgment when the secrets of all hearts shall be disclosed, that if either of you know any impediment why you may not be lawfully joined together in matrimony, you do now confess it. For be you well assured that so many as are coupled together otherwise than God’s Word does allow are not joined together by God, neither is their matrimony lawful.”

If I was at a wedding where someone was trying to enter into a marriage covenant that I knew was unlawful, as his friend, I would have to speak or forever hold my peace. If he was 2014-03-04_Geneva_Motor_Show_1377attempting to marry a married woman, it would be unlawful. If he was trying to marry a man, this is against the law, because it’s not the joining of one man and one woman as a symbol of Christ and His Church. It would merely be a legalized union between two men. Redefining this type of union as “marriage” would be like me declaring that my beige VW Beetle is a yellow Lamborghini. The two are nothing like each other. To believe otherwise is to deceive myself. Two men (or two women) is “otherwise than God’s Word does allow,” so they “are not joined together by God, neither is their matrimony lawful.”

There’s a good reason the following verses begin by warning us against deception:

“Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves…will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9, 10).

That being said, we are all in the same boat – homosexual and heterosexual – when it comes to our sin and need for a Savior. The situation for each of us is even worse than it sounds. According to Jesus, if we as much as look with lust, we commit adultery in our heart (see Matthew 5:27, 28). Each of us is in big trouble on the dreadful Day of Judgment, when the secrets of all hearts shall be disclosed. According to the Bible, we’re all heading for Hell if God gives us perfect justice.

Whether we are liars, fornicators, idolaters (those who make up their own image of God), thieves, adulterers, or homosexuals, we each need to repent of our sins and trust only in Jesus—who took the punishment for guilty sinners on the cross, and rose again on the third day.

 


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