Pope Frances is simply wrong about same-sex marriage and the Biblical interpretation of marriage.
Many American Christians who accept the bible as the living word of God were forced to take a few deep breaths last Wednesday. Last week, Pope Francis made several remarks in a documentary that indicated the Catholic Church now endorses same-sex civil unions.
Catholics view the Pope as the ultimate in biblical knowledge. The Pope is infallible and is never wrong about doctrine or issues concerning God’s ultimate teaching, His will for the church, and interpretation of the Bible itself. In short, the Pope is the ultimate authority and a representation of Peter, Jesus’s apostille, on Earth,. At least according to the Catholic faithful. However, Pope Francis is completely wrong and has been misled from the authentic teaching of the word of God.
Nevertheless, how did Pope Francis get basic biblical teaching so totally wrong?
The secular answer, according to many news outlets was the Pope “finally gets it” and has “aligned with the times”. Liberals have been trying to redefine marriage for decades. However, one roadblock always remained. it was the church. Liberals within the Catholic faith have now seized power and not are working to overthought sound teaching and God’s design for men and women. Pope Francis, coming from the liberal side of the catholic faith, seems to have agreed with his secular counterparts.
The liberal-Christian views the Bible much like a living document that can “evolve” over time. Therefore, how the Bible was interpreted 100 years ago may not be read to mean the same thing today. As a consequence, the Pope can sanction the rights of gays to enter into civil unions, one step short of full-blown marriage, because the Bible does not prohibit this type of relationship or spell it out in today’s terminology. Sadly, the Pope is splitting hairs.
The biblical answer for gay marriage is the act or legalization is a sin and should not be endorsed in any way by society or the church. Even a gay relationship is a sin. Leviticus 18:22 tells us, “Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.” When the government or Catholic church endorses so-called “civil unions” to be equal with the union of marriage, the institutions themselves are also endorsing sin. We cannot allow gay marriage or civil unions to be the law of the land here in the United States. As a society, we should know better.
God warns His people of the error of following sinful ways. The law within God’s word is not for the true believers of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, but for the lawbreakers. For God warns us in 1 Timothy 1:8-11, “8 We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. 9 We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10 for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine 11 that conforms to the gospel concerning the glory of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.”
If we allow sin to overtake the church and our country we love, everything our forefathers fought so hard for will be lost. We must pray to God our churches do not end up following the Catholic example. Also, pray for our country so we can turn against the sin of homosexuality and disallow the legalization of same-sex civil unions. Only God’s divine intervention can take our society, and the church, off this dangerous path led by false followers.