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Same Sex Marriage, A Civil Right but a Bible Wrong

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Sermon shared by Rodney Johnson Sr.,

January 2010
Summary: This sermon reminds that God instituted marriage for man and woman not SAME SEX.
Denomination: Baptist
Audience: General adults




Text: Matthews 19:4

Terms that has distorted the sanctity of humanity:


Gays-Men desiring men.
Ms. Thing-Gay man.
Lesbians-Women desiring women.
Transgender-Acting different from the way one was born.
Bisexuals-People who go both ways.
Transsexual-Sexual changes.
Heterosexual-desire for the opposite sex.
Transvestite-Men who dress like a women.
Sugar in the tank-Gay men.
Funny-Gay men or women.
Sweet-Gay men.
Faggot-male homosexual.
Freaks-Unusual or abnormal behavior.


Marriage is under attack in three ways:

A. Those who believe that’s it’s optional (Live together)
B. Those who believe it’s disposable. (Drop one and Try another)
C. Those who believe it’s re-definable. (Same sex marriage)




*Marriage is a union between a man and a woman. It is governed by the principles of the word of God. *


Scriptural Prohibitions against Same-Sex immoralities:

• Genesis Chapter 19 (Men acted perversely)
• Judges Chapter 19:15-25 (Men acted perversely)
• 1 Kings 14:24 (Temple Prostitutes)
• Romans 1:26-31 (Unnatural affections)
• Lev. 18:22 (Prohibition against same sex immoralities)
• Matt. 19:4 (He made men and women different)
• Mark 10:6 (He made men and women different)

(Important note: Sex between animals and people is explicitly forbidden)

• Ex. 22:19
• Lev. 18:23
• Deu. 27:21

I. SAME SEX LOVE IS PERSMISSIBLE IN THE BIBLE. (In a genuine friendship way only)

• Esau and Jacob (Genesis 33:4)
• Ruth and Naomi (Ruth 1:16)
• David and Jonathan (2 Sam. 1:26)


II. SAME SEX MARRIAGE IS PROHIBITED BY THE BIBLE.

• Lev. 18:22
• Rom. 1:25-27


III. SAME SEX MARRIAGE UNDERMINES THE DIVINE SYMBOLIZIM.

• Symbol of Christ and the Church
• Not Christ and Christ
• Not the Church and the Church


IV. MARRIAGE IS GOD DEFINED AND GOD ORDAINED.

• Matt. 19:4-6 (Male and Female)
• Matt. 19:4-6 (Union between two flesh)


V. THE PATTERN FOR MARRIAGE.

• A Prayerful choice
• A Prayerful couple
• A Perpetual covenant


VI. THE PICTURE OF MARRIAGE

• Christ______Groom
• Church_____Bride
• Christ’s love for the church
• Church faithfulness or faithlessness to Christ.
• Savior’s love and the eternal worth of the bride.


VII. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MARRIAGE.

• He -man needs a she- man.
• Woman fits man psychologically. (Gen. 2:18)
• Opposite sex are often best friends.
• Woman fills the void in man.


VIII. THE PROBLEM OF SAME SEX MARRIAGE.

• No natural intimacy
• No Procreation (Gen. 1:28)
• God did not give same- sex partners the ability to obey Him because it was prohibited by Him.


IX. GENIUINE PARTNERSHIP REQUIRES SOME LEVELS OF DIFFERENCE.

• Men are physically stronger.
• Women are for the most part, more compassionate.
• Women are frequently more loyal. (The women at the cross)
• Men are not easily deceived.) (Adam was not deceived.)
• The differences between the sexes compliment each other.



Conclusion: The final authority for what constitutes marriages is not the church nor the state but the LORD.
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