Gay marriage is a highly debated topic and a hot button issue. If you support it, you’re praised as someone who values equality. However, if you don’t support gay marriage, you’re seen as a idiot and a hateful person.
Also, the gay marriage debate isn’t going away anytime soon, since It seems like every month there is a new state who legalizes it. Therefore, the Christian must make sure they handle the gay marriage debate in the correct way. Now, let’s move to what Jesus had to say about gay marriage.
Jesus said marriage is between a man and a woman (Matthew 19:1-8). He also said He didn’t come to abolish the Law –The Law says homosexuality is wrong in Leviticus 18:22–, but instead to fulfill the Law (Matthew 5:17). Our culture desires to change the idea of marriage to also include same-sex couples. What should the Christian do? It’s actually really simple: follow Jesus.
If Jesus is against something, Christians should also be against it. Jesus is against gay marriage, so I’m against gay marriage. I’ve voted against any prop that would eventually lead to a gay person being able to marry another gay person. I’ll continue to vote like this until gay marriage eventually becomes legal everywhere. When gay marriage becomes legal, I won’t care nor will I flip out, but instead I’ll go on living my life and living it for Jesus.
Through working at Disneyland, I’ve developed countless friendships with gay people.
Some of my closest friends are gay. I love them with all of my heart. We’ve laughed together, and we’ve cried together.
I’ve always been critical on how the gay community is treated by Christians. I don’t like how we, as Christians, treat gay people like the worst of sinners. It makes me upset.
This has led some Christians to unfriend me on Facebook or just perpetually tell me that I’m wrong. This doesn’t bother me, since I know I’m doing what Jesus did (Read John 8:1-11). My gay friends know that I love them & they have even said that I have truly helped them to see Jesus and Christians in a different light. They’ve also said they see that not all Christians hate gay people and, most of all, that Jesus doesn’t hate them, but instead He loves them.
I show my gay friends the love Jesus would show them.
However, I also must say the things Jesus would say to them. Everyone should have the right to do as they please, whether if that’s to be Biblical or to be non-Biblical, but I, as a Christian, ought to be Biblical with the vote I cast. I truly wish Jesus was ok with gay marriage, but He has declared gay marriage to be contrary to His will. I have absolutely no say in the matter and I just need to obey Jesus.
I’ve read countless articles and many books about arguments for how being gay is Biblical, since they claim that the Bible doesn’t actually condemn homosexuality. However, none have been worth the paper they were printed on.
In short, they sound good to those who haven’t read the Bible. These authors use Bible verses out of context to say something out of their own mind rather than seeking to say something out of the mind of Jesus. They produce trash.
Isn’t Jesus all about love and wouldn’t He want everyone to find their true love, whether if that’s through a straight or gay relationship? Jesus is all about love, but there’s more to Him than just love. We shouldn’t emphasize one attribute of Jesus over against another attribute, since this leads to an inaccurate view of Jesus. Another key attribute of Jesus is His holiness, which means He doesn’t and can’t be in the presence of sin. All people must rid sin from their lives, including myself and gay people.
Jesus loves marriage, but not the idea of gay marriage.
Many people love the Jesus who says, “Love your enemy”, yet hate any talk about a Jesus who brings up our sin. This happens since we want a grandfather in the sky rather than a father in the sky. In other words, we want a God who allows us to do whatever we want like eat our desert before dinner rather than a God who sets rules and enforces them. Jesus is more concerned about making you holy rather than making you happy. However, making you holier ends up making you happier.
You cannot have it either/or, but we must take all of Jesus in order to experience all of Jesus. He tells me that I can’t do lot of things I would like to do. The Christian life is about saying, “yes” to Him and “no” to sin. The things I want to do must become secondary to the things Jesus wants me to do. It’s not always fun, but Jesus and His love makes giving up my sin completely worth it.
Our culture doesn’t like any of this and will hate Christians for saying these things.
If you want to be popular, don’t be a Christian. Christians follow Jesus, who was beaten and murdered for saying extremely controversial and unpopular things. Therefore, Christians will not be popular. There’s just no escaping it.
If you want to be loved by the crowd, don’t be Christian. If you want to be loved by God, be Christian. I follow the Christ, not the crowd. Christians will either be criticized for being Biblical or criticized for being non-Biblical. You’re either the fundamentalist Christian or the Christian who picks and chooses what you believe. Simple and plain, I would rather be criticized for being Biblical than to be criticized for being non-Biblical.
Dear gay people, Jesus and I love you. The gay people in my life know that I truly love them. What you do doesn’t determine how I treat you. I love you, regardless if I don’t agree with what you do.
Dear Christians, please be Biblical not only in your beliefs, but also in your behavior. Jesus said man should not have sex with man, but He also said that man should not mistreat man, including mistreating gay people.
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