THE recent Belfast Telegraph survey of attitudes to same-sex "marriage" calls for an explanation of why Christians are opposed to it.
As true marriage is not based upon a man-made tradition, same-sex "marriage" should not take place in any circumstances.
The definition of true marriage was given by the Son of God when He reiterated the words in Genesis 2, verse 24, "Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother and shall cleave unto his wife and they become one flesh."
We see, then, that marriage is a God-ordained institution providing for the union of one man and one woman. It would be blasphemous to say that God has joined together a same-sex couple. God's Word does not recognise such a union; in fact, it is prohibited.
Marriage law has been changed in the past, but only in order to correct abuse of marriage.
True marriage does not evolve, but attitudes to it may change - always for the worse when the above standard is departed from.