In December 2000, the Dutch parliament passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, this made the Netherlands the first country in the world to allow people of the same gender to marry, divorce, and adopt children. The law came into effect on April 1, 2001.
Since this time many nations around the world have followed the Netherlands lead. Below is a list of countries/regions where same-sex marriage is allowed by law.
|Netherlands||April 1, 2001|
|Belgium||June 1, 2003|
|Spain||July 3, 2003|
|Canada||July 20, 2005|
|South Africa||November 30, 2006|
|Norway||January 1, 2009|
|Sweden||May 1, 2009|
|Mexico||2009 - Legal in some jurisdictions|
|Portugal||June 5, 2010|
|Iceland||June 27, 2010|
|Argentina||July 22, 2010|
|Denmark||June 15, 2012|
|Brazil||May 14, 2013|
|France||May 29, 2013|
|Uruguay||August 5, 2013|
|New Zealand||August 19, 2013|
|England / Wales||March 29, 2014|
|Scotland||December 31, 2014|
|Luxembourg||June 18, 2014|
|Finland||November 28, 2014|
|Ireland||May 23, 2015|
|United States||June 26, 2015|
|Greenland||October 1, 2015|
While the world is celebrating the “equal rights” given to those who choose the homosexual lifestyle and the enforcement of these “rights” by law, we need to consider what God has to say about this matter.
What does the Bible say about this lifestyle choice?
Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. ... Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you. - Leviticus 18:22, 24
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. Romans 1:26-27
In the spirit of prophecy we read:
Not one particle of Sodomitish impurity will escape the wrath of God at the execution of the judgment. Those who do not repent of and forsake all uncleanness will fall with the wicked. - Manuscript Releases, Vol. 8, p. 168
What do Ernie’s dreams say about same-sex marriage?
The Herald next shows me an innumerable group of men and women that begins to form and stand together. It is as if the Great Judge has caused them to band together to receive their judgment. I notice this group stand as they did when they were laid to rest. Many have the obvious results of open sin brought on by immoral practices. I am made to know that their lifestyle was allowed because so many stated it was politically correct. The Herald breaks his silence and says, “Six thousand years ago the universe watched as the Creator reached into the soil and formed from the dirt of the earth a perfect man created in His image. He then decided it would be good for this man to have a helpmate, someone he could enjoy, talk and fellowship with, and someone who would be his equal. The Creator caused this man to sleep, and from this man He created a woman in His image. He created them as male and female. Nowhere in the universe is there male or female except on the earth. The Creator sanctified their union as husband and wife and pronounced them as married. Notice this was the second institution that the Great Founder created. The first institution is the seventh-day Sabbath. The Creator then commanded that these two in their marital union, through the holy institution of marriage, be fruitful and multiply. They were to populate the earth. They were not created with a genetic makeup of a man and a man or a woman and a woman to live in this holy union or to have a sexual relationship. The Great Founder created a perfect union between a man and a woman, between a husband and a wife in the sanctity He called marriage. He never created a genetic makeup that results in a life of homosexuality. Those who have chosen this path have not chosen it because of an inherited trait or a genetic disorder. It is not anything that is connected with the Creator’s grand design. Those who live this style of life live it because of what they have chosen. It is not through what was created. Those in a position of counsel who did not assist in correcting those who lived that lifestyle, those that endorsed it and spoke smooth, soft things will give an account to the Great Judge.”
My eyes now scan over those who performed this sin of trampling on God’s holy institution of marriage. Man is standing with man and woman with woman, because they chose to sin rather than follow the marriage lifestyle that God instituted in the Garden of Eden. It is made clear to me that they will stand to receive their reward for trampling on one of God’s institutions and for breaking His holy law, which brings them the reward of eternal death. They each acknowledge it was a choice and that they have sinned. The End, August 28, 2010.
Next, the guide discusses how leaders and pastors are pushing for the acceptance of those who choose a homosexual lifestyle, even though it is immoral and an abomination in God’s sight. Whether it is practiced by men or women, this choice is not God’s design and is never to be accepted in any situation or under any circumstances. He stresses that the heavenly Father made it very clear in the Garden of Eden that He designed marriage to be only between a man and a woman. The evil design of men with men and women with women is Satan’s plan. This style of life is never to be accepted, even if it is considered to be socially or politically correct, because it is a base crime against the second institution God ordained during earth’s creation week. God is Angry, June 7, 2014
It is clear that God considers the homosexual lifestyle a choice, just like every other sin. We choose to sin, we choose to break God’s law as 1 John 3:4 tells us; “sin is the transgression of the law.” Because sin is a choice we can choose not to continue in sin and by asking God for help we can turn away from it and no longer walk in it.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9