Essay about The Issue Of Same Sex Marriage

811 Words Mar 13th, 2016 4 Pages
The issue of same-sex marriage is something of a hot topic in our country these days. In March, Michigan decided that same-sex marriages were legal, then later the same day, that ruling was stayed, and then finally, later the same month, a federal appeals court stayed the ruling indefinitely (Egan, 2014).
The theological voluntarism approach suggests that God decides what is right and what is wrong. These are absolute morals that never change. God decides moral principles, and they are fixed and eternal. If God says that homosexual sex is wrong, then it is wrong, and homosexuals cannot be allowed to marry (Waller, 2011). According to a majority in this country, to determine what God says, we must turn to the Bible. There are numerous passages that suggest that homosexuality is wrong. I Corinthians 6:9-10 suggests that homosexuals are wicked and will not enter the kingdom of God. Genesis 19 suggests that Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because of homosexuality, as does Jude 7. Leviticus 18:22-23 suggests that homosexual sex is detestable. Leviticus 20:13 suggests that gay homosexual sex is so egregious, that offenders should be killed if they are caught. “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.” So, according to those that look at the ethical world with a theological voluntarism approach, same-sex marriages are unethical because God said so.
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