“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”

—Genesis 1:27

If we’re going to deal straight up with bold, biblical answers to life’s most serious questions, we must deal with this question: Are same sex relationships the same? Are they equal? How are we to be tolerant or intolerant?

We are compelled as the church to rise to the challenge of our own culture and of our own times. Homosexual marriage, gay rights are taking center stage in all art forms such as television, radio, movies, music… you name it! This subject has moved from the margins of our culture to the mainstream of our culture.

We can either fold our tents as God’s church, go home and say nothing, and wait to go to heaven, or for the sake of our families, our children, and our nation, we can rise as a church and respond biblically with a worldview that honors God and supports the message of Christ.

Before there was any kind of an institution on earth, political or otherwise, even the church, there was one primary structure of all created order and that is the family! God created us to live in relationships divinely designed together as man and woman.

So let the church be the church! Let us stand firmly upon God’s Word and God’s truth, and act aggressively, not apathetically with our witness of the Gospel. The change in our culture will be because of God’s people, God’s church making a difference in your own community for Christ.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO TAKE WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS AND NOT WHAT WE WANT THE BIBLE TO SAY!