While teaching on divorce, Jesus defined marriage in Matthew 19:4-6 referring to Genesis 1:27, perfectly harmonizing Old and New Testament…
4 And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made[a] them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’[b] 5 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’?[c] 6 So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”
Godly marriage is clearly defined as being between a man and woman. Marriage is the first institution that God ordained after creation. Marriage is the foundation of the FAMILY, SOCIETY and the CHURCH.
Godly marriage, and its proper order are so dear to God that He uses as an analogy for His relationship with Israel (Ezekiel 16:1-63, Hosea 2:2-23, Isaiah 54:5), Christ’s relationship with the His church ( Ephesians 5:25-27, Revelations 19:7-9, 2 Corinthians 11:2, Revelations 21:2).
It is the example of God’s order and altering it is sin and rebellion against Him. It is also wrong to make unrighteous laws that condone sin (Isaiah 10:1).
What people do is their business, and between them and God, but making laws that condone sin opens the door for God’s wrath on the nation that accepts them.
Hatred and violence are not the weapons to fight the attack on the family. Too many Christians react in anger rather than love.
Name calling is not love, being mean-spirited and hurling insults is not love, and violence is definitely not love…
2 Corinthians 10:4-5
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ
…the weapons are the Fruit of the Spirit…love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”(Galations 5:22-23).
I must say this…This, however isn’t the only attack on marriage.
The enemy is also attacking marriage with adultery, abuse, irreconcilable differences, careers, selfishness etc., but no one is trying to make laws concerning these behaviors.
Fight for the family with weapons that help and change the heart…not hurt.