ROTW Certified Statistic

Behaviors

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Two-thirds (62%) of American adults favor same-sex marriage.

This ROTW Certified Statistic is based on the following research:

67%

Gallup Poll, 2018

59%

General Social Survey, 2016

62%

Pew Research Center, 2017

Scriptural Context

The first thing to remember is that God loves all of us the same. None of us are perfect! All of us have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God (Romans 3:23) The wages of sin is death, but the Gift of God is Eternal Life thru Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23) We’re saved, Not of works lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:9)

While same-sex marriages are a lightning rod for discourse between those who follow and those who refuse to follow the Word of God, it’s merely one of many things that God abhors and the world accepts. Sexual activities between men and women, outside of marriage, fall into that category and are even more prolific. In fact, Matthew 5:28 tells us, That whosoever looketh on a woman, to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

When a woman who committed adultery was about to be stoned, Jesus said, “Let him who has no sin cast the first stone” (John 8:7) and they walked away. And Matthew 7:2 tells us, Judge not, lest thou be judged. God loves all of us the same and He wants all of us to spend Eternity with Him in Heaven. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost (Luke 19:10) that none should be lost.

Having said that, sin remains sin and God cannot tolerate unforgiven sin. God never changes nor does His Word. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8) And His Word says If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. (Leviticus 20:13)

  • That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned in lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved. Romans 1:26-27
  • There is a way that seemeth right unto man but the end thereof is death. Proverbs 14:12
  • The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions. Galatians 5:16-17
  • Have nothing to do with sex sins! Any other sin that a man does, does not hurt his own body. But the man who does a sex sin sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a house of God where the Holy Spirit lives? God gave you His Holy Spirit. Now you belong to God. You do not belong to yourselves. God bought you with a great price. So honor God with your body. You belong to Him. 1 Corinthians 6:18-20
  • Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Ephesians 6:11 
  • I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s Love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow, not even the powers of Hell can separate us from the Love of God. Romans 8:38
  • For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. John 3:17
  • If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9