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May 22, 2010

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Q: How should a Christian respond to “gay marriage”?

New Answers Book 2A: The “gay marriage” issue has been headline news across North America and on other continents. Even the acceptance of gay clergy has been widely noted in both secular and Christian media outlets.

Some who defend marriage as a union between one man and one woman claim that it can be shown that cultures that have not adhered to this doctrine have reaped all sorts of problems (whether the spread of diseases or other issues). Thus, they claim, on this basis, it’s obvious that marriage should be between one man and one woman only.

Even though such problems as the spread of HIV might be shown to be a sound argument in this issue, ultimately it’s not a good basis for stating that one man for one woman must be the rule. It may be a sound argument based on the pragmatics of wanting to maintain a healthy physical body, but why should one or more human beings have the right to dictate to others what they can or can’t do in sexual relationships?

Ultimately, it comes down to this: How does a culture determine what is right and what is wrong? If the majority agrees on a set of standards, what happens when that majority is replaced by a different majority? Instead of following the ever-changing opinions of man, we have to discover what God’s word says, and stand on that as our authority.


Continue reading to take a thorough look at this pertinent issue and the biblical response in chapter 15 of the New Answers Book 2.

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Playing God?: A team of scientists has succeeded in creating artificial life. But just how “artificial” is it? Read more.


Anniversary of catastrophe: Three decades have passed since the devastating eruption of Washington State’s Mount St. Helens. Read more.


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