God put marriage as the beginning point of a man and a woman’s desire to love each other and thereby start their own family. Once that purpose or order is tampered with, only chaos can result. God only does what nobody else can do. If He started marriage, it means it is only His power that can and will keep a marriage. Our modern western societies in particular have greatly adjusted marriage in all possible ways it seems. We think it is quite “modern” to start a family before getting married. Virginity is now a greatly devalued sexual currency. Our girls and young ladies in particular are realizing after giving up their virginity that they did so prematurely. Many of them do not have a life long relationship with their first sex partner.
God intended the virgin’s sex to be the sealing of a lifelong monogamous relationship; hence, the reason blood is spilled. Sex is a mighty and powerful act that cements two people. Sex is only ten percent physical. The bride and groom were meant to be sexual novices at marriage and then grow sexually with each other throughout the rest of their married lives. But instead we have people getting married, or even unmarried, who are by their experiences sexually imbalanced. The partner who has had more sexual encounters make comparisons and insists on expectations that intimidate and stifle the freedom of the other partner to learn, grow and express opinions freely.
Additionally, we are now finding all suitable ways to accept and tolerate social unions or sexual relationships between persons of the same sex. Again, tamper with God’s patented idea and the result is disastrous for us. I agree that every person has sexual desires and grows ultimately to define his or her sexual preference. I smile at this point because it is becoming a very regular occurrence to be filling out an online form of registration and meeting an item that asks you to specify your sexual orientation: straight, gay or bi-sexual.
God does not recognize nor will He accept any sexual orientation apart from being “straight” or heterosexual.
The feelings or desire for another person of the same sex is just as the challenge a teenager or young adult faces when opportunities to masturbate or to have premarital sex come along. The understanding is supposed to be that as an individual I am to choose to control my body. Unfortunately, many of us in times past would have given in to our feelings for the immediate sex available. But even so, God has plainly said that homosexuals, lesbians and any other sexually deviant person can and will be made sexually clean by returning to Jesus and surrendering the use of their bodies to the control of the Holy Spirit. The blood of Jesus brings redemption, restoration, forgiveness, healing and a powerfully new life to all sinners who want to do the right.