Gay marriage! The Supreme Court says it is OK, but there is One more
supreme than the Supreme Court – He who is King of kings and Lord of
lords! What does Jesus Christ think of all this. What is His verdict?
Today’s attached devotional will explain. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Mark 10:1-12 (ESV)
1 And he left there and went to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan, and crowds gathered to him again. And again, as was his custom, he taught them.
2 And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” 3 He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” 4 They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away.” 5 And Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. 6 But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ 7 ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, 8 and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. 9 What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”
10 And in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. 11 And he said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her, 12 and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”
“In the discussion of divorce in Mark 10:1-12, Jesus is portrayed by Mark as appealing to both Gen. 1:27 (‘God made them male and female’) and Gen. 2.24 (‘for this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and will be joined to his wife and the two will become one flesh’). Jesus then adds the comment: ‘So they are no longer two but one flesh; thus what God joined together, let no one separate’ (10:6-9). This suggests that, at least in Mark’s view, Jesus accepted the model for marriage and sexual union presented in Genesis 1-2.
“Jesus, then, understood that marriage was ordained by God ‘from the beginning of creation’ (10:6) as the union of a man and a woman, not of a man and another man, or a female and another female. He shows no awareness, much less acceptance, of any other pattern ¾ even though no Jew in antiquity could have been oblivious to homosexual relationships among many Gentiles. There was no need for him to comment on whether homosexual unions should be permitted and, if so, whether his stance on divorce and remarriage should apply to them too. The creation texts authorized only one type of sexual union. It would have been a foregone conclusion for him that homoerotic relationships and human-animal unions, both proscribed in Leviticus, were unacceptable. The whole point of Jesus’ stance in Mark 10:1-12 is not to broaden the Torah’s openness to alternative forms of sexuality but rather to narrow or constrain the Torah’s sexual ethic to disallow any sexual union other than a monogamous, lifelong marriage to a person of the opposite sex.” [Robert A. J. Gagnon, The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics, (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2001), p. 193-194]