Humphrey he discusses his beliefs against gay marriage. He strongly believes that in marriage and every marriage the opposite sex together as one is a natural relation unlike same sex couples. He says that same sex activists are trying to grant homosexual couples and marital status, and are not only causing a problem in America, but within churches as well. Humphrey specifically states, “For the defense of marriage in both civil society and church, Christians must look to-and guard-the deep theological foundations of marriage,” he strongly believes he has to protect the tradition of marriage. He believes that theological foundations are already under attack, and states that on June 3, a church in Canada made the decision to bless same sex unions in formal ceremonies.
From the very beginning of time, God created Adam and Eve, man and woman. God blessed the man and the woman with the words “Be fruitful and multiply” (Sacred text). From this point on it has been known that a marriage should take place between a man and a woman. Like I stated above same sex couples do not have the ability to do as God blessed, “Be fruitful and multiply.” In the church homosexual practices are known as “sins gravely contrary to chastity.” Whether or not people believe that homosexuality is a sin is, in fact, their own opinion. People who engage in these same-sex relationships will suffer consequences whether they want to or not.
Religion is already something that gives people rules, regulations and restrictions to live by; however, divorce is a thing which can determine who you spend the rest of your life with and is so important that everyone should have the choice to make that decision. Many religions allow divorce but even then have loop holes or certain ways of going about getting a divorce. Christianity, in general has a negative outlook on divorce, however Christian denominations vary in their tolerance of it. The Catechism of the Catholic Church strictly forbids divorce, in many cases divorcing your partner and marrying someone else is regarded as committing adultery. This opinion is often held because of the fact that you have consummated your marriage with your partner; hence you must stay with them for the rest of your life.
In the article by Rose Solari titled “In Her Own Image”, she talks about the idea that woman should be allowed to be heads, leaders, priests, or pastors of their church (Solari 19-27) . However, the bible states in many different scriptures or verses that women should not. In the Lutheran Missouri Synod denomination of Christianity, they believe that God has many places in the bible that go against the women being religious leaders above men. These examples are more popularly found in the New Testament which is odd because that is where most people look for a more realistic way of living in this generation. However, the examples are found throughout.
A reflection on the Hebrew bible, put into written form between 800 – 200 B.C., states explicit rules about sexual behavior, such as the forbidding of: 1. Adultery 2. Homosexuality 3. Incestuous Relationships The focus on marital sexuality and procreation and the prohibition against such things as the above listed, formed the basis of sexual attitudes for centuries. Thus becoming the cultural norm of our present day existence.
The Bible states, “What God has joined together, no human must separate.” (Mark 10:9) Ultimately God’s plan in marriage should not be broken or compromised. The Catholic Church defines natural marriage as a marriage between one man and one woman. The main conditions that are required from a natural marriage are
The Bible clearly spells it out in many cases. One of the first that comes to mind is in Exodus twenty-one which talks about that if someone strikes a pregnant women and causes harm, then he shall be pay life for life (Exodus 21:22-23). As Christians, we are called to a higher lifestyle than those of the world. Christians are supposed to be the example for others to lead them to Christ. We are also supposed to keep our bodies blameless.
Same Sex Marriage Latonya Roberts XBCOM/275 08/04/2013 Craig Slone The controversial topic I have chosen to write about is Same Sex Marriage. This article was written by an organizing called TFP student Action, this organization was founded in 1973 to help defend moral family values and tradition. The title is called “10 Reasons Why Homosexual Marriage is Harmful and Must be Opposed. The article goes on to explain different reasons as to why same sex marriage is wrong. The article talks about how it’s not a marriage and that marriage has always been between a man and women yes this is true but same sex couples want to be able to express their love by legally marrying their partner.
Divorce When couples are at the alter and give their wedding vows, they solemnly promise to be together ‘till death do them part. Both partners must help one another in good and bad regardless the circumstance. Reality only strikes after the first years of marriage in which divorce seems to be the hot trend within newlyweds. Until the 1960’s, divorce had been a relatively rare phenomenon according to Probe Ministries. Couples never thought much about it.
However, through human relationships, we are capable of achieving an easier life. We are made by God to interact with family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and classmates. In Romans 7:1-4, Paul talks about the holy sacrament of marriage. Romans 7:2 says, “For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.” This scripture explains that marriage between a couple is so important that if a woman’s husband dies, she would not be considered an adulteress. By today’s standards, 50% of marriages end in divorce.