Skip to comments.The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage [October Conference in Nashville]
Posted on 06/22/2014 2:40:27 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
The ERLC National Conference will address The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage to equip Christians to apply the gospel on these issues with convictional kindness in their communities, their families, and their churches. This event will be held at the iconic Opryland Hotel on October 27-29, 2014.
Are you and your church prepared for the moral revolution surrounding homosexuality and same-sex marriage happening across America? While human sexuality and social institutions are being redefined before our very eyes, the Bible presents marriage as an unchanging picture of the gospel through the union of one man and one woman. The gospel announces that the story of Jesus is greater than the sum total of our sexual desires.
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Actually, the Bible's picture of marriage changes over time.
A description of what “is” does not make an imperative.
Don’t confuse the “is” with the “ought”. The “ought” is clear, as stated by Jesus Christ:
...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.
Monotheism and monogamy emerged at nearly the same time in the history of Israel for the commoners.
Kings were another matter and lived by different rules.
I guess your referring to the early OT practice of polygamy.
That’s true but it was never considered an abomination like homosexual practices.
The Bible’s “picture” of marriage was given in Genesis when God caused a sleep to come over Adam and He made a wife for him, from his own body, so that Adam would see that she was like him, yet different, but of the same “kind”, as opposed to the other animals...who were NOT his kind. While there were some men with multiple wives, God did not condone it. He ALWAYS spoke of homosexuality as an abomination. God’s design for marriage is clear. A male and a female that devote themselves to one another, making a union of one, in God’s eyes. Before sin entered the world, there was no perversion of sexuality in any of God’s creatures.
>> Actually, the Bible’s picture of marriage changes over time.
“Changed” despite the secular changes occurring today.
Debatable. He certainly seemed to approve of Jacob and his four wives, with the tribes of Israel all descended from them.
David was also not condemned for having multiple wives, only for theft of another man's wife and his murder.
I’m puzzled at what our Iranian minister said today when he spoke of same sex marriage, homosexuality and the deaths of Christians in the middle east. He said we live in the age of a new Babylon. I’m wondering what he met by that.