It’s a little scary when people quote the Bible to support this doctrine or that type of behavior. You really need to pay attention when homosexuals use the Bible to defend all things homosexual.
Take polygamy. I’ve heard several homosexual apologists argue for homosexual marriage by claiming that the Bible permits polygamy. The Bible prohibits multiple wives in both the Old and New Testaments based on the fact that at creation god made Even for Adam (Gen. 2:24) a man is to be joined to his wife not wives. In the New Testament, Jesus refers to this creation ordinance on regulations regarding divorce (Matt. 19:1–12). Notice what Jesus says:
“And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.” (19:9)
“Wife” not “wives.”
Paul writes to Timothy regarding the qualifications of an elder. He must be the husband of “one wife” (1 Tim 3:2; see 5:9; Titus 1:6).
There is a difference between descriptive and prescriptive ethics. Descriptive ethics describe what people do without condoning the behavior. The narrator is acting as a reporter – just the facts. Prescriptive ethics is what should be done, what’s prescribed by the law.
Just because Lamech, Abraham, David, and Solomon had multiple wives does not make what they did morally right. David also committed adultery and was an accessory to murder. Is it now right to follow his example?
One lesbian Chick-fil-A “kiss-in” participant carried a sign that read:
“Hey! Jesus had two dads, and he turned out OK.”
Jesus Himself makes it clear that God is His Father: “And He said to [Mary and Joseph], ‘Why is it that you were looking for Me? Did you not know that I had to be in My Father’s house?’” (Luke 2:49). The New Testament makes it very clear that Joseph was Jesus’ adoptive father: “When He began His ministry, Jesus Himself was about thirty years of age, as was being thought, the son of Joseph, the son of Eli” (Luke 3:23).
The biggest myth is the claim that Jesus didn’t say anything about homosexuality. There are lots of things that Jesus did not comment on. Rape, having sex with animals, and tripping blind people are three laws found in the Old Testament but not repeated in the New Testament. Does this mean that it’s OK to rape, have sex with animals, and trip blind people because Jesus didn’t personally condemn them?
Jesus didn’t have to repeat what was already a moral standard, and heterosexual marriage was and is the moral standard. Quoting the creation account in Genesis, Jesus said:
“Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE, and said, ‘FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH [Gen. 2:24; Eph. 5:31]?’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” (Matt. 19:4–6).
God joined male and female together. Let no man or woman try to put some other combination together.