I keep looking throughout Christian religious history, and I ask myself “What is marriage?”
- Is it a picture of the one body of Christ?
- Is it a life long relationship commitment?
- Is it solely for the purpose of child rearing?
I must answer these questions before I decide whether the Christian church should recognize same sex marriages?
If marriage is a picture of the one body of Christ, can a same sex relationship reflect the one body of Christ? If it is only a life long relationship commitment, the gender seems not to matter. If it is for the purpose of child rearing, then even a heterosexual marriage without child rearing would not be Christian.
I realize the problem with Christianity isn’t whether we sanctify same sex relationships, the problem is as Christians we have forgotten the purpose of marriage. I too seem not to know the Christian purpose of marriage.