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Objections from the Church

These questions come from Kevin DeYoung from the Gospel Coalition and are intended for a believer to convince themselves that Gay Marriage is contrary to God’s Laws. Take a look at these questions and develop your own answers and understanding. We discuss questions like these in our small group and realize we all arrive at different responses through our experiences, soul-searching and through prayer.   It is always important to see both sides, as well as the middle of a disagreement, particularly if we want to maintain relationships during discussions. 

List of Questions

How long have you believed that gay marriage is something to be celebrated?


What Bible verses led you to change your mind?


How would you make a positive case from Scripture that sexual activity between two persons of the same sex is a blessing to be celebrated?

What verses would you use to show that a marriage between two persons of the same sex can adequately depict Christ and the church?


Do you think Jesus would have been okay with homosexual behavior between consenting adults in a committed relationship?

If so, why did he reassert the Genesis definition of marriage as being one man and one woman?


As you think about the long history of the church and the near-universal disapproval of same-sex sexual activity, what do you think you understand about the Bible that Augustine, Aquinas, Calvin, and Luther failed to grasp?


What arguments would you use to explain to Christians in Africa, Asia, and South America that their understanding of homosexuality is biblically incorrect and your new understanding of homosexuality is not culturally conditioned?

Should your brothers and sisters in Christ who disagree with homosexual practice be allowed to exercise their religious beliefs without fear of punishment, retribution, or coercion?

Will you speak up for your fellow Christians when their jobs, their accreditation, their reputation, and their freedoms are threatened because of this issue?

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