What is the difference between an adulterous marriage and gay marriage? According to God’s word, nothing whatsoever. Both are an abomination and are guaranteed eternal damnation. Is it any wonder why so many denominational churches condone gay marriage when their membership is filled with adulterers and adulteresses?
Since the beginning of time, God intended for one man to marry one woman for life. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24). God never granted man the right to divorce his wife, but for the hardness of their heart did Moses permit it (Mt 19:8). Jesus did not make it easier for man to get a divorce, but harder. No longer could a man divorce his wife for any reason. Jesus said, “And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, commits adultery: and whoso marries her which is put away commits adultery (Mt 19:9). Whenever a man divorces his wife for any other reason than for fornication, he has committed adultery and caused his wife, if she remarries, to commit adultery.
Despite what man perpetuates today as truth, a woman was never granted the privilege of divorcing her husband and remarrying. This was not so in the Old and New Testaments (Deut 24:1). How do we know this as truth in the New Testament? The apostle Paul wrote, not once, but twice, these words concerning women and marriage: “For the woman who has a husband is bound by the law to her husband as long as he lives. But if the husband dies, she is released from the law of her husband. So then if, while her husband lives, she marries another man, she will be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from that law, so that she is no adulteress, though she has married another man (Rom 7:2-3). And again Paul wrote: “A wife is bound by law as long as her husband lives; but if her husband dies, she is at liberty to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord” (1 Cor 7:39). If a woman divorces her husband, she must remain unmarried or be reconciled back to her husband (1 Cor 7:10-11). The death of a woman’s husband is the only reason a woman can be remarried to another man (a Christian), and not be considered an adulteress.
The homosexual and lesbian lifestyles are an abomination before God. Paul wrote concerning such these very harsh words, “26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them”. (Rom 1:26-27, 32 f; Lev 18:22). It is more than noteworthy that any sexual immorality is worthy of such death. Yet, God specifically pointed out by the apostle Paul that homosexuality and lesbianism is a heinous crime against nature. “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God” (I Cor 6:9-10).
What God has joined together, let not man put asunder (divorce) (Mk 10:9). Therefore, the opposite is also true. What God has not joined together, let man put asunder (divorce). God doesn’t grant marriage between the perverted. This includes any kind of illegal marriage. Adulterous marriages and gay marriages are not ordained by God. God only ordained marriage between one man and one woman for life (Eph 5:31)!