Marriage is a sacred union between a man and a woman which was, is, and always will be ordained by God (Gen. 2:18-24). It was God who said, “It is not good that man should be alone,” and it was God who made a “help meet” called “Woman” for the man whom He created (Gen. 2:18-22). Marriage, as God designed it, is not a union between homosexuals or lesbians.
Marriage is a union of two people who were “legally free” to marry each other. ” Those who are “free to marry” include people who have never married, people who have been married but whose mates are dead, and men who have divorced their wife only”for the cause of fornication” (Matt. 5:32 cf; 19:9). Romans chapter 7 and verse 3 is still applicable today: “So then if, while her husband lives, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.” And that only if she marry “in the Lord” that is, to a Christian man (1 Cor 7:39).
Marriage is a legal union between two people who have formed such a union in accordance with the laws of the land AND the law of God. (Rom. 13:1). Such marriage must be consummated by their coming together in a “one flesh” relationship (Gen. 2:24). It was God who ordained and designed marriage (Gen. 2:18-24) and it is God who “joins” two together (Matt. 19:6). This is why God “hates divorce” (Mal. 2:6), and why no person should dare put it “asunder” (Mk 10:9). Moreover, the sacredness of marriage is compared to the relationship which exists between Christ and His church (Eph. 5:22-32).
Marriage is a lifelong commitment in good times and bad times, not to be taken lightly. As Christ so loved the church and gave himself for it, even so, a man is to love his wife and give himself for her (Eph 5:25). Wives are to be taught to love their husbands, being obedient to them, bearing them children and training them in the Lord (Tit 2:3-5 f; Eph 6:1). Man is the provider and woman is his help meet (1 Tim 5:8 f; Gen 2:18). Truly it has been said, “Behind every successful man is a good woman!” Even so, “Whoso finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of the Lord (Prov 18:22).
Marriage was given to man to prevent fornication. Therefore, all sexual acts between two legally married individuals is sanctified by God (Heb 13:4) . Let not either one hold back sexual relations between each other unless it be with consent (1 Cor 7:2-5). Marriage is given for procreation (Gen 1:22,28). A godly marriage is one of the requirements for a qualified elder and deacon in the Lord’s church (1 Tim 3:2,4,11,12). Therefore man, be content with your wife, and woman, be content with your husband (Heb 13:5). Man, praise your wife (Prov 31:30). Woman, reverence your husband (Eph 5:33). God has blessed your union! (Gen 1:28 f; Heb 13:4)
Those who are scripturally married should endeavor to make their marriage all that God intended that it be, and a worthy example for others to follow. Let all who are legally married seek not to be loosed from that marriage. Let all who desire to be married make sure that they are in compliance with God’s law governing marriage. Let all who are not scripturally married depart from such carnal unions. Let all homosexuals and lesbians repent from their abominable life styles, and remember that God never joins a man with another man or a woman with another woman in any circumstance.