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The Marriage Debate Read Article

February 2023

The Marriage Debate


This article is about my understanding of the nature of marriage from a Biblical, Christian point of view. It covers created sexuality (based on Genesis chapter 1 & 2), fallen sexuality, and redeemed sexuality, before moving on to consider what the arguments and beliefs are of those who agree with same sex civil partnerships and same sex marriages. I have grouped this last debate around five words which I think are key: Diversity – Identity – Equality – Love – Minority.

I then move on to look at four important passages of Scripture, two from the Old Testament and two from the New, which are interpreted in different ways according to which side of the debate you are on. I then ask this question: ‘Is love all we need, or do we need love in the context of law and truth?’