God’s Word About Marriage
God’s Word is very specific about marriage. God made It clear in Genesis (2:18) that it was not good for man to be alone and God created the woman. The first marriage in the Bible is between a man and a woman. Marriage between a man and a woman was instituted by God with Adam and Eve. (Genesis 2:24) states: “Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh.” Jesus reaffirms this in Matthew (19:4-5) “He answered, ‘Have you not read that he who made them from 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’?” So, the man and woman are no longer two but, one flesh. Marriage is between a man and a woman, only. Even with regard to temptation the Bible speaks about how each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband (1 Corinthians 7:2). The Bible says no such thing as a same-sex, plural, or any other type of marriage in the Bible except for one that is only between one man and one woman.
It’s important to note even though we find ourselves in a culture that doesn’t value the things of God or respect the way He has created and designed things (marriage, value of life, our world, our bodies, etc.), that doesn’t give us the right to not love others. God is love but, is also a consuming fire. Jesus taught us to love our neighbor like we love ourselves (Mark 12:31). We must not judge but, rather love them and pray for them so that God will open their spiritual eyes and they can make sense of what they are doing. God loves everybody but, He despises sin , we can find his Grace by repentance. Repentance is sincere regret for our sins and that’s what our Lord wants from us. He doesn’t want a man or woman with a perfect heart but, rather a contrite heart (Psalm 51:17). Our God Is perfect and just and he will love us no matter how we have lived. All we have to do is repent our sins and seek a relationship with him.
So, in conclusion marriage is only between one man and one woman. That’s what the God’s Word says and His Word is the authority. He is the creator and designer of marriage so He knows what’s best for all of his children and how it all works. We as Christians need to reiterate what real marriage is, in these times when the definition can be confusing to so many. We need to go back to the Bible, this is the spiritual food that we need for a better life and best of all eternal life with our Lord and Savior. These are the moments all of us as believers need to love and minister to those who don’t have an accurate understanding of marriage. Before we write someone off with their sin, let’s remember just how sinful we still are and how much all of us need Jesus (Romans 3:23).