Nowadays, we can notice and observe how our society is drastically changing. Our beliefs, cultures, values and morals have been changed through times especially in the issue of marriage. People are becoming liberal on such issue and somewhat approves things that we know deep within us are wrong. Just like an article released on June 3, 2009 entitled New Hampshire legalizes gay marriage simply “recognizes the legality of gay marriage.
The present governor John Lynch has approved the bill that takes effect on the 1st of January. The governor boldly clears out that every gay couple will receive the rights, respect, and responsibilities under its law in New Hampshire and has the freedom to do things like other couples.” This would definitely show that some politicians (democrats) nowadays view issues on another perspective. They have the tendency to do things which only “benefit” them and disregard the right values and morals, that are inculcated by our ancestors that are handed down to our parents and to the present generation, in order to satisfy their selfish desires; thus, to some, they sacrifice the truth to gratify the calling of the flesh. I am not being judgmental but speak for what I have observed.I do not condemn nor judge people who are not doing right because that is their personal choices and prerogative but I am entitled for my own opinion to express which I know is right in my eyes and according to my conviction as a person. Wherever we go, people’s mentality is to approve on what is “hip” in our society even it is morally wrong; thus, our society tends to have deaf ears and blind eyes and pretend that everything is all right, however, acting that way simply connotes that our society is demoralized.
Moreover, every individual has the tendency to forget the good virtues and morals because of his fleshly desires that are craving to commit such act, just like in the context of marriage. Before, people strongly believe that marriage is the union of a man and a woman. This is the original design of God that man should take a woman as his wife to procreate; not a man to take a man or a woman to a woman.Marriage is a sacred matter and it should be respected by people. People should not demoralize the real essence of marriage but uphold it.
When two people are in love with each other, the first thing that they have in mind is to get married. But how about if two same sex especially gays would like to engage in marriage? Is it morally right? Sometimes people especially the homosexuals claim that they have the right to get married. Yes, they have the right to get married but to the right person, an opposite sex, because this is the original design of God. An individual has the opportunity to practice his/her own rights but each one of us should not allow our rights to cause us to sin. What I am saying here is not stereotyping however I am just justifying on how marriage being designed since the foundation of the earth. If God really allows marriage for same-sex or gays, he should not make Eve as the helpmate (wife) of Adam but instead make another Adam.As I scrutinized the passage from the Christian book, my belief is confirmed. The first marriage that ever happened in this world was the union of Adam and Eve that was recorded in the oldest book called Bible.
It was stated in Genesis chapter 2 verses 21 thru 25 that:“So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. Then the man said, ‘this is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman, for she was taken out of man’. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame” (see Genesis chapter 2:21-25. The Student Bible. New International Version).God designed Eve to be a helpmate and a partner of Adam.
Adam joyfully recognized that he and Eve belonged together. In this passage, it simply explains that a woman is bound for a man alone and vice versa and beyond such is a violation on God’s holy standards. Furthermore, as I mentioned earlier that marriage is made by God for people to procreate. And how do gays or homosexual procreate when they have same sex? Is this a violation on God’s design? Before we scrutinize about gay marriage or same sex marriage, we should look first what the Bible says about homosexuality. The Bible explicitly and constantly reminding us that homosexual activity is a sin (see Genesis 19:1-13; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9; Leviticus 18:22). When God made man, he created it perfectly.
And God did not intend to make an individual with homosexual desires. An individual becomes a homosexual because of sin (see Romans 1:24-27) and because of her/his own personal choices in life. An individual may be born susceptible to homosexuality just like he/she is susceptible to violence and other kinds of sin. Marriage is made by God to be between a woman and a man. Gay marriage (also known as homosexual marriage) is a corruption or perversion of the real essence of marriage and it is an offensive act to our holy God who is the author of marriage. God condemns and prohibits homosexuality, how much more gay marriage (see “What does the Bible say about gay marriage/same sex marriage?”).
Secondly, God’s image is both female and male. As God made a partner for Adam, he made Eve and did not make another Adam for partnership. This would only show that perfect partnership needs “some level of differences” (differences in gender not same sex). So it is natural for a man and a woman (married couple) to be involved sexually for this was the designed of God.
If it was the purpose of God to pair man to a man or a woman to a woman, then he would probably design our bodies having both sexes (organs) in order to procreate (see “What does the Bible say about same sex marriage?: God’s plan for sexuality”).In addition, an article entitled California high court upholds gay marriage ban points out that “gay marriage or same-sex marriage is a big shame to our society; thus, activists against gay marriage or same-sex marriage shouted “shame on you” in the court premise. These demonstrators pledge to continue their fight against the said issue.” This strong emotion of retaliation against gay marriage pictures out that commoners are concerned to our society and what future will it have if issues like this continued to be legalized to some state.As a conclusion, I personally believe that everyone is entitled for his/her own right and deserves to be happy but it does not mean that I approve gay marriage. Gay marriage is the current issue that is continuously debated by different kinds of people who come from different walks of life and are brought up in different worlds. All of us have the right to practice our freedom and to choose who are the people we wish being with for the rest of our lives.
But it does not mean that what is “hip” in our society is already right. Everything is permissible in this world but not everything is beneficial; everything is permissible but not everything is constructive. I strongly disagree on gay marriage because it is a perversion and it against the law of God; thus, it is a sin before his eyes. It simply signifies that gay marriage is not in line in the “Will of God”.
Moreover, we should uphold what is morally right for the benefits of our younger generations. What they observe in our society may bring great impacts in their lives and they may possibly follow the corrupt pattern of this world in the future.