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How Should the Church Respond to Gay Marriage? (Romans 1:25-28)

Nathan Herrlin, 2017-09-03
Part of the FAQ series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

What does the Bible say about homosexuality?
Genesis 2:18,22-25; Exodus 20:4; I Corinthians 6:18; Ephesians 5:3

Why would God limit something as beautiful as sex?
Not only is it beautiful, it is also powerful.
God-given boundaries are there to protect our joy, not to steal it.
Every “Thou shalt not” in scripture is God’s way of saying, “I Love You”.

What about homosexuality?
Romans 1:25-28

We should be the kind of people who are easy to love because of the way we respond to those with whom we disagree.

Romans 1:25-28

25for that they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26For this cause God gave them up unto vile passions: for their women changed the natural use into that which is against nature: 27and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another, men with men working unseemliness, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was due. 28And even as they refused to have God in [their] knowledge, God gave them up unto a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting; (ASV)

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