The Bible Supports Legal Gay Marriage

Should gay marriage be legal?

Any honest reading of the Bible would indicate that same-sex marriage should be legal. In today’s study we will open up the Holy Work of God and read what he wants to say to us about gay marriage.

Romans 1:26-27
26Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. 27In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.

The Bible does seem to condemn homosexuality as a sin. It’s hard to be clear on this; The parts of the Old Testament that condemn homosexuality also condemn eating shellfish. So it’s hard to know if that was Old Covenant or some sort of cultural laws that God had set up. There are a few verses in the New Testament that mentions homosexuality. They seem to refer to homosexuality as “shameful lusts”. Whether or not being gay is a sin or not is the subject of another study. It’s a very tough question, and one of the issues that the Bible is unclear on. Here today were are here to discuss law and marriage though, specifically gay marriage.

One of the overriding concepts of the Bible is love. As a child I was always told in church that the Bible was a gospel of love. It teaches us to love each other and it teaches to love our neighbors. Likely most of us had our parents teach how important love is. Loving and caring for one another seems to be one of those thing that is built into the human condition.

One of the things you have to ask yourself is if you think any sin should be illegal. There are many things that the Bible is pretty clear on that they are sins. Gluttony, divorce, anger, hate, envy and lying are all sins and these things are all legal. Should sin be illegal? I think that our better judgment tells us that would be wrong to do. So why then have me singled out homosexuality as one we want made illegal?

Matthew 22:21
Then he said to them, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.”

Law and the Word of God are separate things and should be treated as such. Additionally, Now ask any gay person if preventing them from getting married is a hateful thing to do. You will find that the answer is yes. As children of God we should not be showing this kind of hate for one another.

Luke 10:27
He answered: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.”

We don’t outlaw the other sins of the world, so why should we outlaw this one? It goes against the love gospel that the Bible preaches. I think we all know that we should not like the sin and encourage those around us to end their sin. But putting it into a law is another issue. Laws against homosexual behavior are perceived as the most hateful thing you can do to a gay person. Should the goal not be to share your love with these people and welcome them and pray with them? You should not be trying to push them away with laws of hate. It cannot be doubted that accepting the sinner is the best way to spread the love of God.

Leviticus 19:17
You shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart; you may surely reprove your neighbor, but shall not incur sin because of him.

The Word of the Lord does not encourage us to spread a doctrine of hate. Why act in a way that encourages homosexuals to hate? Their marriage and having happiness and being with those they love does not effect your well being. If you find this hard, no one ever said that being a follower of Jesus would be easy. If accepting gays in society is a hard thing for you to do, then look at this as a challenge from the Lord on how to show love for others. We each have our ways that God challenges us. Go and meditate and pray on this, and leave here in the love of Christ.

Further reading:
You may also be interested in our Bible study discussion on how the Bible supports killing gays.

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19 Responses to “The Bible Supports Legal Gay Marriage”

  1. Michael Says:

    Homosexuality is discussed as being a sin in the new testament, in the very passage you are citing, the same people that God gave over to their lust knew it was wrong. Verse 32 clearly states that everything discussed up to this point in the chapter is a sin.

    Romans 1:22-32

    22Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

    23And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

    24Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

    25Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

    26For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

    27And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

    28And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

    29Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

    30Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

    31Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

    32Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

    • Anonymous Says:

      Well the old testament says a snake spoke to Eve. I don’t wonder around zoos yelling at snakes though..

    • Hank Says:

      This word is an euphemism for sodomy. It is in the Greek “akatharsia.” Elsewhere the term “lasciviousness;” “wantonness,” “filth(iness),” Gk. “asēlgēia,” is used.
      These are broad general terms for all kinds of sexual immorality, which to Hebrew and Greek culture is essentially all sexual activity other than natural penis-in-the-vagina copulation. Of course everything was practiced by the immoral Jews, Greeks and Romans. The Greeks used euphemisms. The Romans gave no space to morality yet recognized the immorality of their sexual practices.

  2. lock Says:

    That’s a stupid argument for claiming the Bible supports gay marriage, you could also say the bible supports pedophilia, terrorism and Cannabalism with the same logic because we are commanded to love all people. In your “interpretation” nothing is wrong with anything, just love no matter what.

    • Crown Corporation owned copyright Name withheld for as it's fraud for me to use it. Says:

      The Vatican supports pedophiles and gay priests, the U.N. Just today ordered them to comply!

  3. Matt Says:

    Yes, but terrorism, pedophilia, and cannibalism all do harm to innocent victims. Homo Sexuality does You no harm.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Divorce isn’t a sin. its marrying after you divorce (adultery) that is a sin. Now your whole entire article is invalid.

    • Justified By God Says:

      This is not an article, but it is a Bible study. I do not know how to write articles, but I know how to study the Bible!

    • Hank Says:

      Divorce was tolerated by Moses on condition that the husband issue a written letter of dismissal. Jesus revoked the concession to “hardheartedness,” permitting the husband to dismiss his wife if she practiced sexual immorality or misbehavior.
      As polygyny was always lawful, a husband could take an additional wife or wives alongside his current wife or wives. Jesus denounced putting away a wife in order to replace her.
      YHWH, the preincarnate Son of God, the Father, condemned unjustified divorcing, though He approved of putting away unconverted unbelieving wives along with their children
      (Ezra 10:3). Ez. 9:1-10:19, Nehemiah 13:23-27.
      Paul wrote to the Christians that they should not divorce their unbelieving spouses as long as the unbeliever would cohabit with them in peace. 1 Corinthians 7:10-17
      Paul also strongly advised marriage for most, in order to avoid being tempted to commit sexual sin. 1 Co. 7:2-9 This implies that the wife must be sexually available* to her husband, and the husband must service his wife’s sexual desires, and vv. 3-5 spells it out.
      * Copulation during bloody flow from the woman’s genitals is forbidden repeatedly. This is not revoked by Paul. Leviticus 15:19-33, 20:18, Ezekiel 18:6, 22:10. Copulation following childbirth is also forbidden for 40 days following the birth of a boy (Le. 12:2-4, 6-8) and for 80 days following the birth of a girl (vv. 5-8). These are health rules. Today the physiological reasons behind these rules are known: when the cervix is open and bloody mucus is flowing, infection can easily pass from the vagina through the cervical passage into the uterus and through the fallopian tubes on to the ovaries and into the peritoneal cavity (PID = Pelvic Inflammatory Disease). The seven day wait from the end of the menstrual flow or any bloody flow from the vagina (Le. 15:19, 28, “purification,” Luke 2:22) before resuming copulation is the timing for the ovum to be released into the fallopian tube. This is the basis of the “rhythm” method of contraception: to avoid copulation until after the estimated time of ovulation. Sometimes called “Catholic contraception,” before 1853 condemned as “Manicheeism.” As a note of interest, you The reverse is the Mosaic “rhythm” method of maximizing the likelihood of conception, which is the object of the Mosaic rules.

  5. John Says:

    I liked your killing gays study but this one, as lock said, is rather silly. You could use it to support pretty much anything.

  6. José Pérez Says:

    You are amazing! Congratulations (:

  7. Okpahrah P. Fennerson Says:

    Matthew 21:21 speaks Christ’s advice is,
    render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God, the things that are God’s: give Caesar the tribute and custom, and fear, and honour, and obedience, which are due to him; which may be done without interfering with the honour of God, and prejudicing his interest and glory, when care is taken, that all the worship and obedience due to God are given to him: subjection to civil magistrates is not inconsistent with the reverence and fear of God; all are to have their dues rendered unto them, without entrenching upon one another. And the Jews themselves allow, that a king ought to have his dues, whether he be a king of Israel, or of the Gentiles.

    If the bible is chief originator of our current law, then the New Testament supports the separation of Church and State. Read the book of Mark 7:24-30. Christ heals a gentile daughter, his healing was based on the gentiles faith. Also read John 4:1-42, in these chapter and verses we learn about Samaritians belief and the coming of Christ. Christ did not believe in homosexuality, however, his belief in human kind is the reason for his birth, life, and resurrection. The bible does not support nor does it conflict with homosexual behavior. The supports the separation of church and state, it supports treating people kind, it supports a life in Christ based on the believers faith.

    The first mention of marriage appears in 1999 based on Vermont institution of common law for gay marriage. The Vermont attempt was denied, then the local supreme court changed a common law suggestion into the very first mention of marriage in the constitution. In 2004 Vermont was the first state to allow gay marriage and the very first time marriage was mentioned in the constitution. People who opposed gay marriage referred to the 18th Amendment of the early 1900’s, a law ratified and then repealed on December 5, 1921. Along with this law was a rider bill or rider law. A rider bill or law is an ancillary law attached to a major law, if that law passes then so does the rider law. The law stated the marriage between and man and woman are marriage. This law ever reached approval or ratification.

    American’s are a logical community. We don’t communicate our thoughts based on suggestions or opponion, rather our decisions are based on proof and evidence. At least serious issues that impact daily life. I am a heterosexual, therefore this makes my stance on homosexuality as against it. I am also against drug use and alcoholism. I have gay members in my family, I also have drug addicts in my family and alcoholics; I do not agree with their lifestyle, but I love them. There are criminals in my family, still I love them, but not their lifestyle. When making decisions that are serious or decisions that impact our potential loved ones, these conversations need have logical input, a source of proof, and evidence. The bible is not interpretation, not at all. The bible is clear. In some cases the bible takes a stance and on other issues the bible is on the fence. On the case of homosexuals the bible and the constitutions announce one message – love.

    Okpahrah P. Fennerson ( A proud Heterosexual)

  8. Anonymous Says:

    As far as I know,from reading a good portion of the bible.(not the original,unedited version.it was rephrased.)it never stated homosexuality nor homosexual marriage was a sin.it actually never even mentioned homosexualality at all.i’ve read multiple versions of the bible,(they were rephrased) and None of them mention anything that can even refer to homosexualality.so according to my research,homosexual marriage is not a sin,but hating homosexuals because thier gay or lesbian is,since hating people is sin.

  9. Prasanth Says:

    PLEASE STOP YOUR MISLEADING SITE…MANY INTERPRETATIONS ARE WRONGLY CONVEYED…IT MAY HARM YOU…GOD IS WATCHING OVER…PLEASE THINK AND ASK GOD FOR INSIGHT….AM NO ONE TO BLAME YOU.. I MYSELF AM A SINNER….BUT YOUR MEANINGS ARE SOMEWHAT MISLEADING TO PEOPLE

    TAKE CARE

  10. Hank Says:

    Prohibition of eating pork, shellfish, etc. was a health regulation. No punishment was prescribed for violation. Male homosexuals were ordered to be put to death. Female homosexuality was unmentioned, probably IMO because lezzbo women can be fucked and bear children just the same as exclusively hetero women.
    Female homosexuality first mentioned in NT and condemned.

  11. William Crusader Says:

    Your “studies” make no sense. You specifically say that this one claiming the Bible supports gay marriage is not “one bit” contrary to your other, which states the Bible supports killing gays! Either the Bible wants us to show love to all or not. If you support gay marriage, you are encouraging and accepting as “normal” the unholy and sinful homosexual behavior! You can’t have it both ways! We either are to accept faggots and show them love…OR…we are to despise them for their unholy and sing ways and kill them.

    I believe a compete reading of everything supports killing faggots. We should of course show everyone love…but not those who consciously flaunt their sins and infect the entire moral fabric of society with their unholiness. These people are demons on Earth undermining the Word of God and must be killed.

    To argue any other position seems more like an attempt to justify your own hidden perversions. There is no justification to “love” those who purposely flaunt the laws of God. Those people must be killed. And anyone who supports them is also subverting God’s will and should also be killed. Supporting or accepting or defending gay marriage is supporting those who flaunt their sin and unholy ways. They should be killed and those who support and defend them should be killed. It is the only way to defend the Word of God and ensure His will is done on Earth as in Heaven.

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