Can God bless same-sex marriages?


From the Bible viewpoint, and that is God’s viewpoint, no. The Bible doesn’t say anything about two persons of the same sex being “married.” God instituted marriage between a man and a woman (Genesis 2:18-25), and Hebrews 13:4 says: “Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.”

The bed has often been defiled. Homosexual behavior is often mentioned in the Bible, and always explicitly condemned, even being called an “abomination” by the Lord (Leviticus 18:22). Adultery, prostitution, incest and all forms of sexual practice outside of heterosexual marriage relations are also condemned. Indeed, “God has made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions” (Ecclesiastes 7:29).

“Yes, but times have changed,” we are told. The so-called “gay” life-style is now a normal option, “they say,” and even “same-sex” marriages are acceptable. Premarital sex and adultery are common today. All over the world, often such practices even impact Christian homes and churches. Indeed the world has changed.

But God has not changed, and His commandments and purposes have not changed. “For I am the LORD, I change not” (Malachi 3:6), He says.

In the last book of the Bible, the glorified Christ said that the “fearful, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderer and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the Lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death” (Revelation 21:8).

The Greek word for “whoremongers,” incidentally, includes anyone who practices or promotes illicit sex of any kind and the Bible says that “whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.”

However. God will forgive and purge away any of these sins when they are repudiated and Christ is accepted as Savior.

If you have a Bible question write to Pastor Lenard, Grace Baptist Church 12721 – 75th Street North, Stillwater MN 55082. 651-430-3132