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Should a Gay Couple, Once Converted, Stay ‘Married’? // Ask Pastor John

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Published on May 14, 2019

The union of two men or women is not “gay marriage.” It’s no marriage. When they come to Christ, that former relationship has no binding authority.

Today’s question is one a lot of pastors face. I know because I see it frequently pop up in the inbox. As people find Christ, are converted, and are called to live differently than their pre-conversion passions, this raises endless questions about living arrangements. This question originates as a follow-up from a listener named Cameron.

“Hi, Pastor John! In episode 920, “Divorce, Remarriage, and Honoring God,” you argued that people should stay in a second marriage, even though it was entered wrongly. You said, ‘A prohibited relationship can become a consecrated and holy one.’ My question is along this line. Does this principle also apply to people in same-sex marriage relationships or in polygamous marriages? After conversion, would you advise them to stay in similar relationships and somehow consecrate them? What makes those two scenarios different in your mind?”

Episode 1343: https://www.desiringgod.org/interview...

Related Resources:

“Would You Attend a Gay Wedding?” https://youtu.be/UousPa1ks0w

“My Friend Claims She’s Gay — What Do I Say?” https://youtu.be/fi3JqXWXyLM

“Doesn’t the Bible Tell Christians to Put Homosexuals to Death?” https://youtu.be/xhDM251BZUc

“He or She? How Should I Refer to Transgender Friends?” https://youtu.be/v2_8rNEcGho

Ask Pastor John Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

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