Why Is Marriage Just for Two?

by Ken Ham

For years I have been asking the question “why only two?” to those people who support gay marriage. You see, the idea of marriage being between only two people is biblically based. Marriage is for two people—a man and a woman—because God created it to be that way in Genesis. Since He is Creator, only God has the right to say what marriage is and what it is not. But if we are able to redefine marriage to be whatever we want it to be, then why stop with marriage as just between two people?

Well, this is exactly what we’re seeing happening now. In the news recently was a story of what is claimed to be the first gay marriage between three men. The marriage of this “throuple” in Thailand took place this past Valentine’s Day and was quickly a viral sensation. According to the news report, one of the men who got married said, “Some people may not agree and are probably amazed by our decision, but we believe many people do understand and accept our choice. Love is love, after all.” Another one of the men reportedly stated, “We love each other and live together like brothers; hopefully this is something the world can understand in the 21st century.”

This marriage perfectly illustrates how our world has redefined morality and perverted love. Instead of basing it on an absolute standard—God’s Word—our world simply does whatever is right in its own eyes, just like with the Israelites at the time of the judges (Judges 21:25), and then takes the God-given definition of love and perverts it to fit their lustful passions (1 Thessalonians 4:3–5). As our Western world moves further and further away from a biblical worldview, we will see instances like this increasingly happening here in America as well.

As a nation, America has quickly drifted away from a biblical definition of marriage (as it has drifted away from God’s Word) and has largely openly embraced gay marriage. Recently it was reported that hundreds of American businesses, such as Google, American Airlines, and Johnson & Johnson, have signed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of gay marriage. Reportedly, another friend-of-the-court brief was signed and filed by over 300 Republican lawmakers, operatives, and consultants in support of gay marriage. As many of you know, the issue of gay marriage is headed to the US Supreme Court to determine if it’s constitutional for states to individually determine whether or not gay marriage is legal. In light of this upcoming decision, these briefs are being submitted to show overwhelming support of gay marriage. This shows how far our culture as a whole has drifted from biblical values, and it’s only going to get worse if our culture continues to ignore God’s Word as it has been.

As Christians, we need to stand boldly on the authority of God’s Word from the very beginning. We can’t allow the world’s way of thinking to influence our views on morality. As our Creator, God sets the rules, and we need to base our thinking on His revelation to us in His Word. And we need to boldly proclaim the gospel from the very beginning. The only thing that can change this nation is the gospel of Jesus Christ!

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,

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

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