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TODAY’S WORLD: Marriage Manipulated

It is impossible to “redefine” marriage…..


In 2001 the Netherlands became the first country to legalize “same-sex marriage”.  Significantly perhaps, the legislation came into effect on the 1st April, which is commonly known as April Fools’ Day. By the end of 2012 ten more countries – as well as nine states in the U.S. – had followed the Netherlands in allowing this radical practice to be introduced.  A world-wide revolution is currently underway with many more countries intent on making “same-sex marriage” legal.


Moral perceptions have certainly changed during the past 50 years. Until 1967 homosexuality was a criminal activity in Britain and men found guilty were imprisoned. In the U.S.A. some laws relating to sodomy in certain states remained in force until 2003. The public and unashamed admission that an individual is “gay” is known as coming out of the closet. “Out of the Closet and into the Cabinet” is therefore in more ways than one a very apt summary of what has taken place. Relationships that were frowned upon less than 50 years ago were “closeted away” as they could cause the downfall of politicians. Today these same relationships are considered quite “normal” – with members of a government’s “cabinet” unashamedly admitting to being “gay” and publicly putting themselves on show as such. Those who say this is not normal are branded as “dinosaurs”.


When the Conservatives were elected in Britain in 2010 there was nothing in their manifesto to suggest that “same-sex marriage” would be legalized during the next parliament. However, in spite of the fact that the greater percentage of voters in the country are against it, and knowing that pursuing this goal could make the Conservatives a minor party, Prime Minister David Cameron is pressing ahead determinedly. Resignations from his own party are being treated with indifference by the Prime Minister who seems to want the Conservatives to appear trendy and progressive. It has been reported that the main force behind the redefinition of marriage is Mr. Cameron’s own wife, Samantha. However, when the world-wide nature of this revolution is considered it will become plain that David Cameron is not prepared for his country to stand alone. He wants his own “fools’ day”.




Civil partnerships for same-sex couples were introduced by the previous Labour Government in 2005 and in reality are not very different from marriage. However, during Prime Minister’s Questions in February 2013 David Cameron announced that he did not support civil partnerships. He stated: “I am a marriage man. I am a great supporter of marriage. I want to promote marriage, defend marriage, encourage marriage.” However, Mr. Cameron does not mean marriage in its original sense. He has manipulated the word to make it mean something completely different.




Marriage is something that can never be redefined. It has an original meaning that cannot be altered. It is not a human arrangement but a divine institution. At the beginning of human history the Lord God stated that in marriage a man would “leave his father and his mother” and “cleave unto his wife”. Furthermore they would become “one flesh” (Gen.2:24).  A current English dictionary is correct when it defines marriage as “legal union sanctioning the cohabitation and sexual intercourse of a man and woman.” It is “a relationship between husband and wife.” Clearly “same-sex marriage” fails to achieve any of this.




Homosexual relationships are condemned in Scripture in Leviticus 18:22. They are seen to be a result of abandoning God and a feature of His righteous judgment in Romans 1:25-27.  According to Holy Scripture, “same-sex” relationships are an indication of a decadent society. We are plainly told that those who persist in such practices are “unrighteous” and “shall not inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Cor.6:9). Evidently some in the church at Corinth had practiced it before conversion but had repented and had been “washed … sanctified … (and) justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Cor.6:11). We must not be deceived: those who persist in homosexual relationships (regardless of the love they have for one another) will never enter heaven unless they repent, forsake their ungodly lifestyle, and ask the Lord Jesus Christ to save them.


“Same-sex marriage” is not a subject for discussion.  Almighty God has pronounced it wrong. It is an utter misnomer and contradicts His purposes. The record in Scripture of God’s righteous judgment on Sodom and Gomorrah is for our warning. Promoters of this aberrant behaviour today will face this same God and His righteous sentence unless they repent.