"Marriage is not a human invention, it is the creation of God; it did not originate in the mind of man, but in the mind of God. This being the case, man cannot change the definition or purpose of marriage to suit himself. The redefinition of marriage is the negation of marriage."
"And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh."~Genesis 2:18-24
"And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,' and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”
"For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate."
What does the Bible tell us about marriage?
-Marriage was created by God.
-Marriage is a life-long covenant between one man and one woman.
-The husband and wife are no longer two, but one.
Two men united in marriage remain two men, and two women united in marriage remain two women. However, a husband and wife united in marriage creates something new - a "one flesh" union. This marital oneness reflects the oneness of God, and as the oneness of God creates new life, marital oneness has the potential to create new life via children.
~Kristin J. Tremba
Our society today not only wants to re-define marriage, but wants to label anyone who disagrees as discriminatory or intolerant. But, as Christians, we are called to love others as Jesus loved us. "This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends."~John 15:12-14 What does that really mean? Jesus loved us so much, that he wanted to save us from our sin. Are we loving our children if we let them do anything they want, even if it's wrong? Of course not, we love them so much, that we want to protect them from harm. In the same way, we show love to others by letting them know that Jesus died to save them from their sins. It is not love to approve of or tolerate sin because it makes someone happy. We are to love others so much, that we want to save them from death and destruction.