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Why no Christian should attend a gay wedding

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Why no Christian should attend a gay wedding

July 31, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — This article is intended for anyone contemplating buckling under to the pressure of the radical homosexual agenda by either participating as a vendor (e.g. wedding cake baker, florist, photographer) or as an attendee at a same-sex "marriage" ceremony. From the vantage point of Holy Scripture, this is a no brainer. Multiple books in both the Old and New Testaments condemn homosexual behavior as gravely sinful.

Even more to the point, the Bible is very clear that true marriage is a sacred union between one man and one woman. This begins with Genesis in which man and woman are together created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:27). The Old Testament goes on to liken the relationship between God and Israel to the relationship between a husband and wife (Isaiah 62:5). And the New Testament analogizes the relationship between Christ and His Church to the relationship between a husband and wife (2 Corinthians 11:2).

Our Lord began his public ministry by performing a miracle at the wedding feast of Cana (John 2:1-12).  And He was clear in affirming that marriage is the union of a man and a woman (Ephesians 5:31). Since homosexuality is considered a grave sin and marriage a sacred union, the concept of same-sex marriage is a sacrilege. It seeks to profane that which is holy.  When a same-sex couple stands before someone acting in an official capacity and repeats words that mimic marriage vows, they are, in a very real sense, openly defying God. Their alleged public profession of their "marital" relationship is the equivalent of their publicly shaking their fist at God. And, all those present are, in effect, cheering them on in their act of sacrilege.

Based on the foregoing, all authentic Christians are called to stand up for the Truth of marriage. In doing so, they will be standing up for our Lord who is the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6). Our Lord has promised that He will acknowledge before His Father those who stand up for Him, but not acknowledge those that deny Him (Matthew 10:32). Those that neither know or love our Lord will not understand this message because they are in darkness. Those that know and love our Lord will understand and heed this message because they are in the light. The darkness will not overcome the light (John 1:5).

One can call themselves a supporter of same-sex "marriage. And one can call themselves a Christian. But one cannot honestly call themselves both. This issue has caused, and will continue to cause, much conflict and consternation in our society. This is exactly what our Lord was talking about when He said that He came to bring not peace but division (Luke 12:51). The lines have never been more clearly drawn. There is no middle ground. The only question for anyone who calls themselves a "Christian" is on which side of the divide they will rise or fall.