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Christian Biblical Studies
MUSINGS ON MARRIAGE
A society which – aided and abetted by its government – attempts to formally define marriage as anything other than the coupling of a male and a female, insults not only the institution itself, but defies standard intelligence and contravenes the facts of life.
Natural marriage is principally a sexual contract designed for the propagation of the human race and therefore requires anatomical difference, not similarity. The love, affection, fidelity and monogamy that attach to it help to underpin the relationship and ensure its effectiveness, so that children are nurtured and the race continues to expand and prosper. Christian marriage is all this, and more, a picturesque demonstration of Christ’s love for His Church.
What is being proposed in the legalization of single-sex ‘marriage’ is a novel form – an imitation of the real thing, a bastard concept born of populist politics and disdain for tradition. British Christians are asked to shut up and accept the outcome as inevitable. That it has become necessary to defend marriage against the simple logic of its necessity, suggests that the argument in its favour may already be lost. (AP)