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U.K.’s Same-Sex Wedding Day.

Queues formed at various venues in the U.K. last night as Same-Sex Couples vied for the distinction of being the first to tie the marriage knot under the new legislation permitting same-sex “marriage” which came into force today.

Marriage in the Bible has taking quite a hammering over the years going from the excesses of Solomon to the Pauline virtue of celibacy. One thing however has remained constant and that is the condemnation of homosexuality in all its forms.

Unfortunately heterosexual marriage has not come through the last century unscathed. The ideal of the loving parents who are honoured by their children as embodied in the Commandment (Exodus Chapter 20) has come under sustained attack. The depiction of adultery as commonplace by the media, arts, etc has lowered the expectation of fidelity in marriage. The availability of divorce for non-Biblical reasons has further undermined its status.

The post-christian culture has no Biblical boundaries to assist decision making so that people are left to follow societal norms.

Children and young people in our schools are increasingly being introduced to the Gay agenda. Under the flawed notion that it will prevent bullying, pupils are taught that Gay is O.K. But an even more flagrant abuse of Biblical norms is the instruction that pupils need to try out sex with both sexes to see which one they prefer.

In contrast the Bible advocates abstinence before marriage which is one man and one woman in a lifelong heterosexual relationship.

No matter how often the Gay lobby says it, Same-Sex “Marriage” is not equal to Marriage. Indeed the only time the Bible uses the word “equality” in connection with marriage is to prohibit marriage between a Christian and an unbeliever “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?” (2Corinthians Chapter 6 verse 14).

The Gay community has been misled. It does not matter how often you use the expression “Marriage equality” it will not make something which is different the same.

The Gospel however does not mislead. It calls us to turn our backs on self-centered behaviour to a sacrificial loving lifelong relationship with Jesus who sacrificed everything for sinners such as us. Look beyond the world’s agenda and follow Him.