‘Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”… And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man He made into a woman and brought her to the man… Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.’ (Genesis 2:18,22,24)
Marriage is not about two people only – it’s about two people and God. More precisely - one man, one woman, One God. Vows are made before God and God then marries the man and woman – not the preacher or the celebrant. We are mere witnesses of a much bigger event. ‘Marriage’, therefore, can only be true marriage, if it fulfils God’s definition of ‘marriage’ (man, woman, God). Any other ‘marriage’ is not marriage at all but rather two people making promises to each other – and thus a very cheap imitation of the real thing.Marriage is on “God’s turf” and by His terms, and therefore the current bill to legalise same sex marriage in New Zealand is an outright infringement of politicians and gay activists into God’s territory. It’s not Christians or Christian tradition they are taking on but God Himself… If it’s the legal status they’re after – they’ve missed the point. Marriage is not theirs to ‘take’ – it is a ‘state before God’ – something way out of their reach which does not need celebrants or legal status or politicians’ approval. Without God and His approval – they have ‘nothing’.