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DEEPER IN CHRIST

Those who argue for same-sex marriage say that the purpose of marriage is companionship and faithful love. So if two men are capable of companionship and faithful love, what is preventing you from stopping them? Because in modern society, that order of priority has been changed. If we trace the traditional liturgy of marriage, we will find that the first purpose of marriage is procreation. Second, God has called you to co-creation, and then of course companionship. However, over time, in the 20th century, that order has been changed. Thus in modern liturgies and in modern churches, the pastor would say, “First of all, the

purpose of your marriage is companionship – romantic love. Just love one another, be each other’s companion. And, by the way, if you have the opportunity, have children.” In this way modern concepts have influenced modern liturgy and some churches have even dropped the procreation part. Due to these changes, we can imagine that the church has already lost or is losing the battle for the idea that marriage is exclusively between a man and a woman. It is important for us to emphasise that in God’s plans, He brings man and a woman together first to make children, second to manage to be useful in society, and thirdly to

be companions to each other. This is very important. Some church fathers went very far to say that the only purpose of sexual relationship in a marriage is procreation. Now that is a bit extreme. There were contextual problems which I am not going to deal with. But it is important for us to remember that marriage has to be biblically understood. If you think of marriage, you must think of family, you must think of children. I am not sent by the government to encourage you to make babies but I am just talking from the Bible. And it is important for us to remember that. ~ end of part 1 ~

In the remaining parts of this series, we will cover these other areas: (Part 2) External Threats, (Part 3) Tensions Within, (Part 4) Truths From Above Part 2 – External Threats will be featured in the next issue of Faithlink.

JANUARY 2019 . FAITHLINK

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Faithlink is the magazine of Faith Methodist Church, published 3 times a year for internal circulation within the congregation of Faith and...

Faithlink (January 2019)  

Faithlink is the magazine of Faith Methodist Church, published 3 times a year for internal circulation within the congregation of Faith and...

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