Sunday, March 6, 2011

Jesus Words About Marriage

Jesus tells us that Marriage between a man and woman is a holy union instituted and established by God.  He said in Matthew 19:5-6 that when a man and woman come before God in matrimony that they are no longer two, but are joined together as one flesh.  He quoted from Genesis 2:24, and He used the word "cleave" which means to join fast, cement, or glue

Marriage is a sacred bond that is not to be taken lightly, or interfered with in any way, by any person, including the President or Judges of the Courts.  In fact, Jesus emphasized the sanctity of marriage, saying, "therefore what God hath joined together, let not man put asunder (i.e. divide or separate)."  However, most people in our society today no longer view marriage as sacred.  Many couples are entering into loveless marriages which only seal their fate for failure.  Others are forsaking their marriage vows by engaging in adulterous relationships and affairs. 

Furthermore, Courts and judges in some countries are now passing legislation permitting "same sex marriages" which further makes a mockery out of this holy institution, and only to this world's detriment and destruction.  Thus, this is where a law known as DOMA came into play back in 1996.  DOMA defines marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman for purposes of all federal laws, and provides that states need not recognize a marriage from another state if it is between persons of the same sex. So the purpose of DOMA has been to protect and defend traditional or biblical marriage which is the only union decreed and outlined by the Laws of God, as ACCEPTABLE or PERMISSIBLE.

Jesus said in Matthew 19:4 the following, "Have you NOT read , that he which made them in the beginning made them male and female."  Paul, in a letter to believers at the Church of Rome, urged them to avoid engaging in behavior similiar the heathen and unsaved, saying in Romans 1:26-28, 32 the following, "This is why God has given them up to degrading passions; so that their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural; and likewise the men, giving up natural relations with the opposite sex, burned with passion for one another, men committing shameful acts with other men and receiving in their own persons the penalty appopriate to their perversion."  In other words, since they have not considered God worth knowing, God has given them up to worthless ways of thinking; so that they do improper things." CJB

Remember, God created marriage to be a union between a man and a woman.  For God's Holy Name will never figure into the equation of "same-sex unions", "loveless marriages", or "adulterous affairs."

Watch this presentation 

Dr. Robert Gagnon - What Does the Bible Teach About Homosexuality? from Pure Passion on Vimeo.

Dr. Robert Gagnon is an Associate Professor of New Testament at Pittsburg Theological Seminary and the author of arguably the best book ever written by any scholar on what the Bible teaches about homosexual behavior.

In this episode, Dr. Gagnon answers the hard questions and teachings of both Jesus and the Old Testament on same-sex marriage, homosexuality, and even incest.

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