a reply to: KJVBible
Well Dear KJVBible
Marriage is not just Sex as you have told, is a union certainly, but is a link of love in between two souls, two spirits and two minds, it is not
restricted to sexual intercourse.
This is the difference of what God joints and what the world try to put together, when something comes from God it starts in the level of feelings,
mutual understanding, mutual support, affection, consideration, commitment, a link of Love.
When something does not come from God starts and remains only in the level of animal instincts and passions. Now, there can be sex without marriage
at all, a violation or rape is the classical example, those are sexual crimes that in the eyes of God never constitute marriage at all, it does not
matter that who is violated never before have had sex.
A proof of that Marriage is a union that is primarily in the level of spirit and soul is that the New testament is rich in passages where it is
stated that there is a mystical marriage in between Christ and his Church, and of course that does not have nothing to do with sexual intercourse by
sure. This mystical marriage has a physical vehicle that is the communion, when you eat or drink the consecrated body and blood of Christ.
Now, it is extremely important to underline that civil unions never have been equivalent, in the eyes of God, as marriage as a sacrament. Marriage
according with theology is a sacramental union, so how can be a civil union sealed by the decision of a judge , a secular authority, a truly
marriage in the eyes of God?
As far as I know neither the Orthodox, the Roman Catholic or the Episcopalian churches, and I believe that is the same case for all the Lutheran ones,
recognize at all civil marriage as a sacrament. Since marriage as a civil union is by definition not a sacrament, but a contract in between two
individuals, in some sense it doesn't bring nothing new that the Churches opposes Gay Marriage as a sacrament, since they don't recognize any union
granted by a judge as Marriage.
Nevertheless, it is known that in ancient times there was indeed a Sacrament that was used by Christians in the first centuries of our era to seal a
kind of union in between people of the same gender, its name was adelphopoesis.
Adelphopoiesis is the result of the decision of two individuals of the same gender to share their lives, to live together in the same home and honor
and protect each one the other, so it is a link of love, not based in sexual aspects by the way, but in genuine pure affection.
Here some links about it:
This sacrament was created to facilitate the life of people that for any reason can't find a partner to go into marriage but at the same time do not
want to live the rest of their lives in solitude.
This is the kind of solution that a compassionate Christian approach can offer to the couples of the same gender that are living their lives without a
blessing of the Church. Adelphopoeisis is not Marriage, but it represents anyway an association in between two persons based in feelings, in love and
in mutual respect.
What the Bible condemns is not in general physical expressions of love in between people of the same gender, there is nothing in the scriptures
against kisses, hugs, petting, cuddling, what it is expressively and clear banned is to practice sodomy, something that can occur by the way even in
between partners of opposite genders and is no less sinful if so.
Who ever commit sodomy, that is to try to perform intercourse through the use of any part of the track is sinning, according with the scriptures,
even if they are husband and wife under the sacrament of marriage.
Even modern medicine warns us that these kind of sexual practices are extremely risky to incubate or transmit illnesses, including fatal ones as
Syphilis, Aids or Ebola, it doesn't matter if its kind is hetero or homosexual.
There is a lot of extremism and fundamentalism in those sectors that are opposing any kind of affection in between persons of the same gender and
demonizing it. That kind of attitude is pushing millions of human beings out of the spiritual life, so in some way is the real root cause for which a
lot of Homosexuals leave their families of origin to look for refuge in a pseudo culture that try to isolate them from the rest of the society, the so
called LGBT one.
The Angel of Lightness
edit on 10/1/2014 by The angel of light because: (no reason given)