Or “If Gender is Arbitrary so is the Number”
This has been discussed before.
Marriage is defined as a union between one man and one woman. This is a biblical issue and isn’t really open to discussion. People attempt to redefine marriage, but the genesis of the concept is found in the garden. Marriage can’t be anything else than what it already is.
It would be like trying to redefine a square as a shape with three sides. We would tell our geometry student, no, that’s a triangle. Although related to a square in that it has sides, a triangle is a completely different concept. We don’t entertain the idea that the child may be right or just has a different perspective. A square is what it is. Pass or fail.
What advocates of same-gender unions don’t seem to realize is that if gender is negotiable, then so is the number. Why stop at two? Why not have 3, 5, or 25 people enter into a “marriage” so that everyone involved can benefit by our current laws?
Or how about age? Why 18? Or 16? Why not allow children to enter into a “marriage” with an adult? Who’s to say that this would be inappropriate?
The answer? The definition of marriage as revealed by God. It has already been decided that anything other than the union of one man and one woman is inappropriate.
Are there hard realities associate with the application of this truth? Sure. Divorce and remarriage is not an easy issue. Polygamy in the Old Testament has to be explained. Government and business may need to grapple with same-sex partner benefits. But the issue of marriage is solved. It is what it is.
Reflecting on Genesis 2:18-25
P.S. Another thought: If the day comes when society at large disagrees with a biblical view of marriage, then maybe that’s when the Church should get out of the “marriage” business altogether. More on that later.