|THE PARABLE OF HETEROSEXUAL
From the very beginning of Creation, man was designed to have a female companion; an “helper for him”. It was not good that man should be alone (Genesis 2:18), and so Yahweh Elohim formed from the dust of the ground, animals: “brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name” (Genesis 2:18-19). But these potential “helpers”, being formed independent from the Man proved to be unsuitable. Being independently created, they could not empathise with him, share his feelings and emotions, and become joined to him for the purpose of procreation. So Yahweh Elohim formed Eve from the rib of Adam, to be his wife:
From these events, we observe several important principles:
1. It was considered by Yahweh Elohim not to be good
for man to dwell alone.
From the very beginning then, we see that the institution of Heterosexual marriage was ordained by Yahweh. It is important to note that this cannot be said of Homosexual relationships: the Bible nowhere describes Homosexual “marriage.” In no place is it stated that such an arrangement was ordained by the Creator as Heterosexual Marriage was – nowhere is it sanctioned by Scripture. But, as we have shown here Homosexual practices are forbidden by Scripture.
The Master, Jesus Christ specifically sanctioned the model of single-partner Heterosexual marriage. Speaking to the Pharisees, he said:
By contrast, however, there is no record of the Master sanctioning Homosexual unions. It is clear that the Bible model for marriage – as endorsed by Christ himself – is one man with one woman, for life.
A SYMBOLIC ARRANGEMENT
Scripture draws particular spiritual lessons from the ordinance of Heterosexual marriage. The relationship between a man and his wife is to be representative of the relationship between Christ and his ecclesia – his “bride”. So the Inspired Apostle draws comparisons between the two:
A brief summary of some of the points of comparison between Adam and his Bride, and Christ and the ecclesia appears below, taken from “The Way of a Man with a Maid” by Bro Ron Abel:
From these passages, we find that Heterosexual Marriage carries with it a spiritual application: - Scripture uses it to typify the relationship between Christ and his “bride”. Marriage is therefore a living parable; it reflects the loving union between Christ and his Ecclesia.
However, by contrast, Scripture does not draw out any
spiritual lessons from Homosexual relationships. It doesn’t even
mention Homosexual ‘marriages’ – it doesn’t recognise
them. Every reference to the practice is couched in negative terms of
condemnation. This is a major difficulty for those who would defend and
advocate Homosexuality – such relationships find no place in the
Word of Yahweh, and such relationships are not used by Scripture to teach
spiritual points. Homosexual relationships are, by definition, very different
from the Bible ordinance of Marriage, as approved by the Master, Jesus
Christ; and can find no Sanction from Scripture.