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Dan Cathy, owner of Chick-Fil-A was recently asked in a religious interview about his view concerning marriage. He responded that he believed in the traditional biblical view of marriage between one man and one woman. Because of Mr. Cathy’s statement about marriage, the media has lambasted him and made him out to be an evil, unkind and unloving person. They have turned this man’s statement about marriage and distorted it into some kind of anti-homosexual slander campaign. All Mr. Cathy did was simply state the biblical view of marriage. In reality, the media is simply upset that someone spoke out about God’s view of marriage. Oh, how we need more people like this man who will stand up and say what God has already said on marriage and against homosexuality.
What does the Bible teach about marriage? It’s simple: one man and one woman for life. God said, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24). Jesus said, “So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate” (Matthew 19:6). Paul said, “ let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband” (1 Corinthians 7:2). The God of Heaven never intended divorce to be a part of marriage, but rather made it permanent—for life (Romans 7:1-4).
What then does the Bible say about homosexuality? The Bible condemns homosexuality as an evil and ungodly practice that will cause people to be lost in Hell if they do not repent. The Bible says, “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination” (Leviticus 18:22). Not only was this sin an abomination in the sight of God, it was a sin deserving of death. “If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them” (Leviticus 20:13). In the New Testament, God also condemns the practice of homosexuality. Paul said, “For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 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. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting ” (Romans 1:26-28). The New Testament goes so far as to say that homosexuals, if they do not repent, will not go to Heaven. The Scripture says, “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” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10).
Like Mr. Cathy, how we need to have the backbone and the courage to take a stand for God’s view of marriage and speak out against the heinous and ungodly practice of homosexuality. And, may we support businesses and people who stand for the truth and hold fast to God’s Holy Word!
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