The Bible’s answer
Our Creator established rules governing marriage long before governments began regulating the institution. The opening book of the Bible tells us: “
A man will leave his father and his mother and he must stick to his wife and they must become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24) The Hebrew word “
wife,” according to Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words, “
connotes one who is a female human being.” Jesus confirmed that those yoked together in marriage should be “
male and female.”—Matthew 19:4.
Thus, God intended marriage to be a permanent, intimate bond between a man and a woman. Men and women are designed to complement each other so they may be capable of satisfying each other’s emotional and sexual needs and of providing children.
BIBLE QUESTIONS ANSWERED
What is God’s view of homosexual acts? Can a person with same-sex desires please God?
YOUNG PEOPLE ASK
Is it wrong to have homosexual urges? What should you do?