“Bible Believing Christians Cannot
Support Same-Sex Marriage Message Expressing Equality!”
Ramesh C. Reddy
It is saddening to see those who profess to
be followers of Christ, who want to change the religious definition
of marriage set by God Himself. Their reasoning is based on ‘equal
rights for all’ comparing heterosexuality with homosexuality but
there should be no comparison. If God defined marriage to be between
a male and a female, then this same God cannot define marriage to
between a male & a male or a female & a female.
If God never granted equal rights to
heterosexuals and homosexuals when it concerns the sanctity of
marriage, how is it we think that we know better than God to be
supporting gay marriage?
If we are crying for equal rights for
homosexuals to be married and God is against it, then we are in
essence saying that God is wrong and we are right. That is the worst
sin because it becomes the sin of presumption thinking we know
better than God what constitutes right and wrong.
We will be
treading on the likes of Satan when he fell.
"How art thou fallen from heaven O Lucifer, son of the morning!
How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will
exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the
mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will
ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most
High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the
pit." (Isaiah 14:11-15)
"Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of
God! How unsearchable His judgments, and His paths beyond tracing
out! "Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been His
counselor?" "Who has ever given to God, that God should repay Him?"
For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be
the glory forever! Amen!" (Romans 11:33-36)
Showing equality or fighting for equality is not
always the right thing to do when it goes against the Word of God.
Marriage is one example.
Since gay marriage is not approved by God
Himself, we should not even entertain the thought of fighting for
equal rights for homosexuals union to be recognized as a marriage.
Throughout history, marriage has had a sacred
definition of the joining of a male and female in holy matrimony and
that definition should not change no matter how much our times
change. This is because God’s Word is timeless and changeless and so
"Every good and perfect
gift is from above, coming
down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who
does not change like
shifting shadows." (James 1:17)
There have always been rules for marriage and
God will not break those rules because we want the rules of marriage
to be changed in the name of equality.
“Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives
for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too
may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not
decrease!” (Jeremiah 29:6)
This can only happen in a heterosexual marriage
worked out by God in His plans: “So God
created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them,
“Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.”
Jesus said, “But at the beginning of creation
God ‘made them male and female’. For this reason a man will leave
his father and mother and be united to his wife.’ So they are no
longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man
not separate.” (Mark 10:6-9)
“Marriage should be honored by all, and the
marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the
sexually immoral.” (Hebrews 13:4)
Sexually immoral include those who are
involved in same sex marriage because it is God who said,
wrath of God is
being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and
wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since
what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made
it plain to them. For
since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his
eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being
understood from what has been made, so
that men are without excuse. For
although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave
him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were
they claimed to be wise, they became fools and
exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made
to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.
Therefore God gave them over in
the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the
degrading of their bodies with one another. They
exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and
worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is
forever praised. Amen.
Because of this, God gave them
shameful lusts. Even
their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In
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. Furthermore, since they did not think it
worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to
a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done.” (Romans 1:18-28)
We who profess to be followers of Christ should
be helping those caught in sin to come out of this sinful trap
instead of supporting them in the name of equal rights.
should do that with the love of Christ.
We need to ask ourselves as followers of Christ,
will we be known for serving the Lord first and foremost or
serving the whims of humanism, an outlook or system of thought
attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or
supernatural matters by rejecting religious beliefs?
We should never kid ourselves thinking we are
doing the work of the Lord by supporting secular humanism in the
name of equal rights for we can never serve two masters.
Jesus said, “No one can serve two masters.
Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be
devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God
and Money!” (Matthew 6:24)
This principle can definitely be carried over to
serving God vs. serving Humanism too. If we say we serve God then we
will hate the philosophy of humanism including gay marriage and love
what God stands for! If we serve secular humanism we will be devoted
to promoting gay marriage, etc, by despising what God stands for. We
cannot serve both God and humanism. There is no middle ground.
As followers of Christ, we should not even be
seen at the forefront of supporting gay marriage because we will be
going against what God has defined as marriage.
Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are
really my disciples. Then you will know the Truth, and the Truth,
and the Truth will set you free!” (John 8:31b-32)
Jesus never said that following His teaching
would be easy but He has promised, “I Am the
Light of the world, if you follow me, you won’t be stumbling in the
darkness but living light will flood your path!” (John 8:12)
If we are not serving God then we will be
serving Satan because secular humanism is from the pit of hell
“Why is my language not clear to you? Because
you are unable to hear what I say. You belong to your father, the
devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a
murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is
no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he
is a liar and the father of lies.
Yet because I tell the truth, you do
not believe me? He who belongs to God hears what God says. The
reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.” (John
Can I think I belong to God when I go on
supporting gay marriage because it is the humanistic thing to do
when God has clearly forbidden it?
I cannot claim that because Jesus reminds me,
“If you love me, you will obey what I
command. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another
Counselor to be with you forever—the Spirit of Truth. The world
cannot accept Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But
you know Him, for He lives with you and will be in you.” (John
When Christ is in us, He will never tell us to
support or do anything that goes against His Word. When we do
support things contrary to the Word of God, we are going on our own
leaving Christ behind in support of the world.
“For the word of God is living and active.
Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing
soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and
attitudes of the heart!” (Hebrews 4:12)
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for
teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so
that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work!”
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)
God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but
each one is tempted when, by his own evil
desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then,
after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and
sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
Don’t be deceived, my
dear brothers. Every
good and perfect gift is from above, coming
down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who
does not change like
shifting shadows. He
chose to give us birth through
the word of Truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of all he
created!” (James 1:13b-18)
"Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do
what it says. Anyone
who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man
who looks at his face in a mirror and,
after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he
looks like. But
the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and
continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing
it—he will be blessed in what he does.”
As followers of Christ, we should never be
thought of as one who gives more value to the world than Christ
“From this time many of his disciples turned
back and no longer followed him!” (John 6:66)
“For whoever wants to save his life
will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. What
good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits
his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? For
the Son of Man is
going to come in
his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each
person according to what he has done.”
"If the world hates you, keep
in mind that it hated me first. If
you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is,
you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out
of the world. That is why the world hates you."
The world hates Dan Cathy and his statements regarding the sanctity
of marriage because he gave it from a biblical perspective
condemning gay marriage. In the process, the people of the world
have condemned him and are speaking out to boycott Chick Fil A but
thanks be to God that on ‘Chick Fil A Appreciation Day’, Chick Fil A
set a record for sales because many Bible believing Christians
finally took a strong stand for something.
We as Christians will either stand for something of value in the
Kingdom of God or we will stand for nothing. We cannot have it both
you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once
you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. Dear
urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to
abstain from sinful desires, which
war against your soul. Live
such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of
doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and
glorify God on
the day he visits us.” (1 Peter 2:10-12)
Christ never promised that it would be easy to
follow Him. On the contrary, Christ used words such as ‘will you go
too?’, ‘deny yourself’, ‘pick up your cross’, etc.
“From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer
followed him!” “You do not want to leave too, do you? Jesus asked
the Twelve. Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go?
You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that you are
the Holy One of God!” (John 6:66-69)
Then he said to them all:
“If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his
cross DAILY and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will
lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.” (Luke
Let us stand for Christ and what His Word
declares regarding marriage and all issues instead of going our own
way to promote rights that are contrary to the Word of God.
"Seek the Lord while
he may be found; call on
him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his
way and the evil man his thoughts.
Let him turn to
the Lord, and
he will have mercy on
him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon. “For my thoughts are
not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares
the heavens are higher than the earth, so
are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your
As the rain and
down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish, so
that it yields seed for
the sower and bread for the eater,
so is my word that
goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for
which I sent it." (Isaiah 55:6-11)
Reddy’s Rhetoric takes you into the world of
marriage exhorting Bible believing Christians to stay true to their
beliefs like Chick Fil A's founder Dan Cathy by not supporting
same-sex marriage which goes against the Word of God.