Does the Bible specifically condemn same-sex marriage?Posted by: briantheliberal
Not homosexuality or homosexual behavior, actual marriage between two people of the same sex. Is this actually mentioned in the Bible itself? Note: The Bible claiming that marriage is between a man and a woman doesn't count as actually condemning same sex marriage.
Yes, the Bible condemns same-sex marriage (Please provide specific verse)
No, the Bible does not condemn (or mention) same-sex marriage
Read Leviticus 20:13
I read the bible, and it specifically says that homosexuality is condemned.
Romans 12:2 Says: "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." Romans 1:26-27 says: "For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error." Leviticus 20:13 says: "If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them." Mark 10:6-9 says: "...from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” 4 different sections, old and new testament. Genesis proclaims that it is not good for man to be alone, I shall make a helper for him. And he created the female from Adam named Eve. A man and a female; both made in God's image. And God said it was good. We know that God's plan is not for Homosexuality; it is for the life of fertility and love of 2 different genders. The corrupt society today, even some members of the Christian Church, believe that being Gay is not wrong because people should what they want to do. This is hypocritical of course, as they rebuke those in favor of family values. To quote Job 20:5 "That the exulting of the wicked is short, and the joy of the godless but for a moment?" The world may be enamored now, the word of the Lord stands forever. His laws and his ways are greater than our own. In 50 some odd years, the Church might well be fighting groups that advocate adding new books to the Bible or something stupid like that. The Bible is clear; those who disagree mostly quote Jesus and Paul for saying 'love your neighbor as yourself'. Yes, we must everyone as we all commit sin and are imperfect. However, this does mean that we should support groups that intentionally commit sin. Sin is wrong, and letting people what they want without morale remorse is exactly what the Bible says is wrong. If I want to start stealing things from jewelry stores, I shouldn't get to just because I want to and I have a right to make choices.
Since the bible also specifies that sex is part of marriage, I think it's a given that same-sex marriage is as taboo as same-sex sex.
yes it does condemn it. I am not against homosexuality I am bisexual myself so don't think I am and I'm not a Christian but I know for a fact that the bible says that it an abomination.
1st Corinthians 6:9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality
(1Corinthians 6:9,1-1)"Or do you not know that unrighteous people will not inherit God’s Kingdom? Do not be misled. Those who are sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, men who submit to homosexual acts, men who practice homosexuality, 10 thieves, greedy people, drunkards, revilers, and extortioners will not inherit God’s Kingdom.And yet that is what some of you were. But you have been washed clean; you have been sanctified; you have been declared righteous in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and with the spirit of our God."
Ephesians 5:25 Husbands love your wives, 1 peter 3:7 Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, 1 Corinthians 7:3 , each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband, Colossians 3:19 Husbands, Love your wives, and do not be harsh with them, Ephesians 5:28, Ephesians 5:22, Ephesians 5:31, Ephesians 5:33, Proverbs 18:22, Proverbs 31:10, 1 Timothy 3:2, 1 peter 3:1, Gen 3:16, Titus 1:6, Titus 2:5, Matthew 5:32, Matthew 19:4-6, Ecclesiastes 9:9, The bible is the living word of God, an instruction manual of sorts to express God’s will for mankind. What you will find here is verse after verse after verse that instructs husbands and wives, how to conduct themselves and the roles they have been assigned in the family unit. Take note that not once is there ever given instruction on how husbands are to act with husbands, or wives with wives. If God condoned same sex relations, why is it not mentioned once in his word? Husband in the original Hebrew is Aner meaning a man (properly as an individual male) and wife gune meaning a woman; specifically a wife. These are not just titles but gender definitions. Yes the bible does not specifically come out and say that homosexual marriage is unacceptable, this is because God has already made his view on homosexual practices clearly known, as are his reasons for instituting the bonds of marriage. Your wording and handicaps for this pole cause a huge bias in the answers (but you knew that when before you asked). It would be akin to asking a scientist to explain evolution without fossils.
Absolutely! Besides the story of Sodom and Gommorah, the Old Testament says “You must not have sexual relations with a man as you would a woman. That is a hateful sin." The New Testament says "Do not be fooled. Those who sin sexually, worship idols, take part in adultery, those who are male prostitutes, or men who have sexual relations with other men, those who steal, are greedy, get drunk, lie about others, or rob—these people will not inherit God’s kingdom."
I agree that the bible may condemn same-sex marriage, but it also says love thy neighbor. I do believe that it also specifically says that it is up to Him to judge, not us. You may disagree, but if you were a true Christian, you would also know that it is not for YOU to judge and condemn another being.
Leviticus 20:13 1 Corinthians 11:9 and others... I have not found anything truly against same-sex MARRIAGE yet, except the 1 Corinthians scripture which simply says woman is for man. But homosexuality/same-sex sexual relations are clearly forbidden. But I think people are just really trying to be technical. In marriage, people have sex/intimate relations. I assume it's the same in same-sex marriages. Thus, same-sex marriages/gay marriages are actually forbidden.
Condemn Homosexuality: Leviticus 18:22 Romans 1:26-27 1 Corinthians 6:9 Gods Plan for Marriage: Genesis 2:24 1 Corinthians 7:2-16 Ephesians 5:23-33
It specifically condemns homosexuality, and it does not allow for the consideration of same sex marriage as even a question, as marriage in the Bible is defined as something that can only be formed through a conjugal relationship between a man and a woman.
The bible does say that homosexual acts are condemned, but it says nothing directly about gay marriage.
Those who use the Bible to justify their opposition to marriage equality obviously haven't read it, or haven't read it carefully. The Bible doesn't say that homosexuals shouldn't be allowed to marry, it says that homosexuals shouldn't be allowed to breathe. Unless one agrees that the punishment for homosexuality should be death, they should not use the Bible to justify their bigotry. They simply are not bigotting on a Biblical scale.
Not marriage specifically.
Please regard my arguments in this debate. http://www.debate.org/debates/According-to-the-Protestant-Christian-Bible-KJV-is-Homosexuality-Sinful/1/