Have We Redefined Marriage?

September 14, 2011

“But because of immoralities, each man is to have his own wife, and each woman is to have her own husband.” – 1 Corinthians 7:2

A hot topic that continues to be in the news is marriage – or should we say a re-definition of marriage? In every culture, for thousands of years, marriage has been defined as a lifetime commitment between a man and a woman. The only exception has been polygamy.

Never, though, has marriage been defined as a same-sex union. Now, in the 21st century, some so-called enlightened men and women have decided that society and laws should be changed to re-define marriage.

The idea of marriage originated with God when He created man and woman. In its origin, marriage was intended to be between one man and one woman. God’s Word gives two reasons for the ideal: companionship and pro-creation. You can read more about it in Genesis 1-2, the first book of the Bible. Thus began the family as God intended.

Has 21st century man become so arrogant and selfish that we suddenly decide to redefine what God has ordained? I hope not.