Australia Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

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On December 7, 2017, Australia legalized gay “marriage.” They re-wrote the civil definition of marriage to refer to “the union of two people,” instead of a man and a woman. Of course, regardless of what the government says, this violates God’s design for marriage, so it’s not real marriage. God as the Creator has defined marriage (Genesis 2:24) as between one man and one woman, and we don’t have the authority to redefine what God has created.

A video by CNN shows Parliamentarians rejoicing at the legalization of same-sex “marriage,” hugging, singing songs, and even wearing rainbow socks and scarfs. Now, these lawmakers may well celebrate the perversion of God’s marriage ordinance, but they need to shudder at the thought that each of them will one day answer to God: "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God" (Hebrews 10:31).

In the video, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull exclaimed, “What a day! What a day for love, for equality, for respect!” No, Prime Minister, it’s not about "love" and "respect.” It’s about you and other Parliamentarians exalting sin and mocking the God who created marriage and mocking his Word—for which God will have the last say in his time.

It’s all about morality—who determines what’s right and what’s wrong?

It’s not about equality, since everyone is equal before God. It’s all about morality—who determines what’s right and what’s wrong? God or man? Australia chose man’s word over God’s Word and sadly will reap the detrimental consequences in many ways.

Many Christian leaders and lawmakers urged the Australian Parliament to add religious freedom protections into the same-sex marriage bill, but they declined to do so. They claim that other religious freedoms exist that will protect Christians and others. But, as we’ve seen in the UK, Canada, and now here in America, that won’t be the case. The LGBT lobby is not content to have tolerance for their views—they want to push their mindset on the culture and force everyone to affirm and celebrate their sinful behavior. It’s only a matter of time before Australians begin to experience the loss of freedom of speech and the free exercise of religion that those in other nations have experienced.

It’s more important than ever for Christians to think biblically on this issue and to teach their children to also think according to God’s Word. I encourage you to read “Pro-Gay Theology: Does the Bible Approve of Homosexuality?” to learn more.

We also need to pray that those who are caught in this lie will come to know the true freedom that comes through Christ:

If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. . . . Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. . . . So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. (John 8:31–32, 34, 36)

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
Ken

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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