Pew Forum. Ultimately, the purpose of same-sex covenants, like the covenants of heterosexual marriage and celibate community, is conversion and sanctification. While the Biblical passages mentioned above do not define the institution of marriage, Genesis 2: Many monasteries and monks advocate their lay followers to see the world through the lens of karma, i. Ignatius Press. They argue that just because a majority of religious organizations may believe that gay marriages should not be granted by the state does not make it the state's obligation to observe their opinions on this matter. Making is the property of God's generosity; being made is a property of human nature.
To clarify in case it wasn't clear, my argument wasn't that cultures derive their views of marriage from the Bible per se, but that marriage is rooted in the way God created human beings and His purposes for us.
Edward P. By preserving the structure, you will ascend to perfection; God's artistry will conceal the clay within you. July 15,
Christians have long understood that fairness is not really the question.