Gay Marriage is not Marriage

Nov 6, 2022 by

by Calvin Robinson:

The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony is under threat from revisionists.

“The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptised persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament.” The Catechism of the Catholic Church holds firm a standard definition of marriage as the Christian sacrament of Holy Matrimony. Between one man and one woman for the purposes of procreation and education of offspring.

Likewise, the Anglican Communion holds to Lambeth Conference Resolution I.10, “in view of the teaching of Scripture, upholds faithfulness in marriage between a man and a woman in lifelong union, and believes that abstinence is right for those who are not called to marriage” and “rejecting homosexual practice as incompatible with Scripture.”

This has been the consensus amongst Christians for 2,000 years. Why, then, is a growing number of bishops within the Church of England looking to alter that fundamental Christian teaching to allow the blessing and/or marriage of two men or two women?

Civil partnerships and civil marriages are an option for people outside of the Church, so this is not an issue of equality. Within the faith, Christians who are not called to marriage are called to a life of celibacy. The Bible lays this out quite clearly and is re-affirmed in the Church of England’s “Issues in Human Sexuality” (1991).

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