Why should we oppose legalized same-sex marriage?
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How should Christians respond to the push for the state to recognize same-sex couples as married? How does Scripture define marriage? How does the Christian understanding go deeper than legal definitions?
Using CHRISTIANITY TODAY’s article “Why Gay Marriage Would Be Harmful,” we’ll look at the issues surrounding the cultural debate about whether marriage should encompass same-sex couples.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Genesis 2:24; Psalm 127:3–4; Mark 10:5–9; Ephesians 5:31–32; 1 Corinthians 6:12–20; 1 Corinthians 7:6; Hebrews 13:4
Identify the Current Issue
Discover the Eternal Principles
Teaching point one: God’s intention for marriage is clear.
Teaching point two: Marriage is a symbol of Christ’s love for the church.
Teaching point three: God’s standard is celibacy or monogamous heterosexual marriage.
Teaching point four: God established the ties between marriage and childbearing.
Apply Your Findings
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
Speaking Out: Why Gay Marriage Would Be Harmful, by Robert Benne and Gerald McDermott(ChristianityToday.com, February 19, 2004, 11 printed pages)
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