Why we should be against on gay marriages?
Nowadays, we can notice and observe how our society is drastically changing. Our beliefs, cultures, values and morals have been changed through times especially in the issue of marriage. People are becoming liberal on things and somewhat approves the things that we know deep within us are wrong. People nowadays view things on another perspective. They have the tendency to do things which only “benefit” them and disregarded the right values and morals that were inculcated by their parents when they were still young in order to satisfy their selfish desires; thus, they sacrifice the truth to gratify the calling of the flesh. I am not being judgmental but speak for what I have observed. I do not condemn nor judge people who are not doing right because that is their personal choices and prerogative but I am entitled for my own view to express the thing which I know is right in my eyes and according to my conviction as a person. Wherever we go, people’s mentality is to approve and rejoice on what is “hip” in our society even it is totally wrong; thus, our society tends to have deaf ears and blind eyes and pretend that everything is all right but acting that way simply signifies that our society tolerates it. Moreover, every individual has the tendency to forget the good virtues and morals because their fleshly desires are really craving to commit such act, just like in the context of marriage. Before, people were very conscious that marriage is only for a man and a woman.
This was the original design of God that man should take a woman for his wife to procreate; neither man to a man nor a woman to a woman. Marriage is a sacred matter and it should be respected by people. People should not demoralize the real essence of marriage but uphold it. Moreover, as I weigh things regarding the issue of marriage, there are queries that came up in my inquisitive thoughts. Why do people get married? Is marriage only limited for a man and a woman? Why we should be against gay marriage? These are the queries that came up into my mind as I ponder and equate things that really bother me. When two people are in love with each other, the first thing that they have in mind is to get married. But how about if two same sex especially gays would like to engage in marriage? Is it right? Sometimes people especially the homosexuals claimed that they have the right to get married. Yes, they have the right to get married but to the right person, an opposite sex, because this was how God designed marriage. An individual has the opportunity to practice his/her own rights but each one of us should not allow our rights to cause us to sin.
The intents of this paper are to: (1) understand what really marriage is; (2) learn about the first marriage occurred; (3) know what same-sex marriage is and; (4) why we should be against same-sex marriage?
Marriage is legally recognized union of a man and a woman. Marriage is also the act r ceremony by which man and woman become husband and wife. Matrimony and wedlock are other terms for the marital relationships; wedding and nuptials refer to the marriage ceremony. Spouse and mate are common terms for a husband or a wife. Marriage is both a social institution and a legal contract and is the basis of the family. It may also be a religious contract, and in the Roman Catholic and some other Christian churches it is a sacrament. Marriage is generally intended to be a lifelong commitment, and in taking their vows a man and a woman acknowledge this commitment.
A. The first marriage
The first marriage that ever happened in this world was the union of Adam and Eve that was recorded in the oldest book called Bible. It was stated in Genesis chapter 2 verses 21 thru 25 that:
“So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. Then the man said, ‘this is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman, for she was taken out of man’. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame” (see Genesis chapter 2:21-25. The Student Bible. New International Version).
God designed Eve to be a helpmate and a partner of Adam. Adam joyfully recognized that he and Eve belonged together. In this passage, it simply explains that a woman is bound for a man alone and a man is bound for a woman alone and beyond such this is a violation on God’s holy standards.
A. What is same-sex marriage?
Same-sex marriage is an exchanging of vows between two people who have same gender either male to male or female to female. This scenario would only entails that we are now living in a corrupt world where we do not already value of what is morally right and right before our Creator, God himself.
B. Why we should be against on same-sex marriage?
As I mentioned earlier that marriage is made by God for people to procreate. And how do gays or homosexual procreate when they have same sex? Is this a violation on God’s design? Before we scrutinize about gay marriage or same sex marriage, we should look first what the Bible says about homosexuality. The Bible explicitly and constantly reminding us that homosexual activity is a sin (see Genesis 19:1-13; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9; Leviticus 18:22). When God made man, he created it perfectly. And God did not intend to make an individual with homosexual desires. An individual becomes a homosexual because of sin (see Romans 1:24-27) and because of her/his own personal choices in life. An individual may be born susceptible to homosexuality just like he/she is susceptible to violence and other kinds of sin. Marriage is made by God to be between a woman and a man. Gay marriage (also known as homosexual marriage) is a corruption or perversion of the real essence of marriage and it is an offensive act to our holy God who is the author of marriage. God condemns and prohibits homosexuality, how much more gay marriage (see “What does the Bible say about gay marriage/same sex marriage?”). Moreover, God’s image is both female and male. As God made a partner for Adam, he made Eve and did not make another Adam for partnership. This would only show that perfect partnership needs “some level of differences” (differences in gender not same sex). So it is natural for a man and a woman (married couple) to be involved sexually for this was the designed of God. If it was the purpose of God to pair man to a man or a woman to a woman, then he would probably design our bodies having both sexes (organs) in order to procreate (see “What does the Bible say about same sex marriage?: God’s plan for sexuality”).
I personally believe that everyone is entitled for his/her own right and deserves to be happy but it does not mean that I approve gay marriage. Gay marriage is the current issue that is continuously debated by different kinds of people who come from different walks of life and are brought up in different worlds. All of us have the right to practice our freedom to choose who are the people we wish being with for the rest of our lives. But it does not mean that what is “hip” in our society is already right. Everything is permissible in this world but not everything is beneficial; everything is permissible but not everything is constructive. I strongly disagree on gay marriage because it is a perversion and it against the law of God; thus, it is a sin before his eyes. It simply signifies that gay marriage is not in line in the “Will of God”. Moreover, we should uphold what is morally right for the benefits of our younger generations. What they observe in our society may bring great impacts in their lives and they may possibly follow the corrupt pattern or acts of this world.
Genesis chapter 2:21-25. The Student Bible. New International Version
“What does the Bible say about gay marriage/same sex marriage?” http://www.gotquestions.org/gay-marriage.html
“What does the Bible say about same sex marriage? God’s plan for sexuality”. http://www.christiananswers.net/q-eden/edn-f018.html