THE GOSPEL WAY Articles | Videos | Invitations | Courses / Commentaries

Home > Topics

Homosexual Marriage: Should Gays and Lesbians Marry?

Homosexual Marriage: Should Gays and Lesbians Marry?Many homosexuals demand the right to marry. Regardless of what civil law says, God instituted marriage at Creation and only He can define what marriage is and who may enter it. What does His word say?

God created the first humans as male and female and told them to reproduce (Gen. 1:26-28). The woman was created to be a companion to the man, and marriage was instituted as the relationship in which they may have the sexual union (Gen. 2:18-24). This law is still in effect today (Matt. 19:3-9; Eph. 5:31). So God requires that marriage be a lifetime commitment between a man and a woman, not between two men or two women.

Furthermore, God's plan provides a family with a father and a mother to raise the children they conceive. In God's plan, the parents should train their children to know God's will and to honor their father and their mother (Eph. 6:1-4). Obviously this requires both a father and a mother. Homosexuals cannot reproduce by any natural means, and they cannot provide children with the environment and training that children need and that God intended.

It follows that homosexuals cannot have a true marriage, and God says that any sexual relationship outside of marriage is immoral (Heb. 13:4; 1 Cor. 7:2-4). What homosexuals do is so contrary to nature that God calls it shameful and against nature (Rom. 1:26,27). He rejected it at Sodom (Gen. 19:1-13), and still rejects it today (2 Peter 2:6-8; Jude 7).

Does God love homosexuals? Of course! He sent His Son to die so they can be forgiven, if they will repent and obey Him (John 3:16; Acts 26:20). But if they continue their practice, they cannot inherit His kingdom (1 Cor. 6:9-11; 1 Tim. 1:9-11).

Note carefully: No teaching anywhere on this web site is intended or should ever be construed to justify or to in any way incite or encourage personal vengeance or physical violence against any person.

For more information about various moral issues, please visit our Bible Instruction web site at /instruct/ and study our in-depth articles. 

(c) Copyright David E. Pratte, 2005;

To study more articles like this (syndicated for reproduction) visit our Bible study topics web site. This article is freely available to be reproduced in print or on a web site under the following conditions: (1) The article must be reproduced verbatim in total without any change in content, (2) the name of the author and web site addresses must be included (as in this trailer), (3) the use must be entirely non-commercial with no fee or financial charge of any kind to the readers. Click here for more information about our copyright guidelines.  

For a complete list of Bible articles and study materials by the author please visit these web sites: and

Bible study topics: brief articles free online View our menu of brief Bible Study Topics and articles

Please bookmark our site in your favorites.


Subscribe to our free Bible study email lists. E-mail us at the Gospel Way Gospelway icon

We welcome links to us from other sites : - The Gospel Way: Free Bible Study Materials & Guides

See our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) if you have questions about our site.

Scripture quotations are generally from the New King James Version (NKJV), copyright 1982, 1988 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. used by permission. All rights reserved.

Hit-meter: 51292041