I am a follower of Jesus. I think you should be one too and would love to talk with you about it, but if you don’t want to talk about it, I still hope we can maintain our friendship.
I have grown up around the world, lived in a variety of places with a wide range of people from a whole host of backgrounds. In all that time, I have learned how to understand and be understanding, how to love and share with people who see things different than me.
The reason I begin this way is because I want to give my view on a difficult issue of current cultural importance. From the title of this blog, you know my topic. I do not intend to answer all objections to traditional Christian views of sexuality. I simply want to deal with one: it has been said that Jesus does not mention homosexuality or gay marriage anywhere. Such a statement is misleading. For though Jesus never says the words “homosexuality” or “gay marriage,” he does give his definition of marriage.
In Matthew 19:4-5 Jesus says:
4 And He answered and said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, 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’?
I have no idea how this applies to politics. I know, for my part, it doesn’t change anything between me and you no matter what your beliefs. I simply want to point out that this is what Jesus said marriage is, and as his follower, this is what I believe…