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Guest Column

May 11, 2013

The evangelical view of same-sex marriage


Nowhere does Jesus nor the whole of Holy Scripture support or endorse same-sex marriage. Same-sex unions, much less marriage, are simply contrary to the Creators design for the good and welfare of humanity.

I hope I have provided some valid arguments, both secular and religious, to help others understand the position of many evangelicals. I’d be remiss as an evangelical pastor not to offer hope and deliverance for those who struggle with this particular sin, or any other, by referring them to this Scripture: “Be not deceived homosexuals…will not inherit the kingdom of God, and such were some of you. But you’ve been washed, you’ve been sanctified, you were justified in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

David W. Steensma is pastor of Wells Bridge Church.

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