Does Homosexuality Harm Anyone?

The True Meaning of Marriage

Gay marriage is the center of many debates in the evangelical community. What does God say about marriage? Why is gay marriage against God’s laws? Christian leaders Voddie Baucham, J.D. Greear, and Russell Moore unpack the homosexuality debate in terms of harm, biblical marriage, and the government. 

Voddie Baucham currently serves as Pastor of Preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, Texas. Dr. J.D. Greear is the Lead Pastor of The Summit Church in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. Dr. Russell Moore is President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. 

Russell began the conversation saying that we have to define and determine the purpose of sexuality by God’s standards. He said marriage in the Bible exists between a man and a woman, so homosexual marriage isn’t possible by the biblical definition.  

What could homosexual marriage harm in our society? According to the speakers, how does gay marriage impact State laws and procedures?
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Have you ever encountered the arguments for gay marriage addressed in the video? If so, how did you react? What did you say in response? Would you say you responded well or poorly? Why?
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What examples do you see in the church of Christians adopting the world’s definition of marriage? What harm do you see as a result of buying into the world’s view of marriage? Why?
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Voddie said we, as Christians, need to speak to the issue of homosexual marriage. What would it look like to speak up about marriage in your workplace, home, or school? Does the thought of voicing truth intimidate you? Why or why not?
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What new insights did you gain from this video about marriage? How could your perspective guide you in grace, love, and truth as you talk about gay marriage with your friends, coworkers, and family?
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As you continue to think about gay marriage, marriage, and the role of government, consider the points made by J.D., Voddie, and Russell. Pray for discernment as you speak to your friends, neighbors, and colleagues about God’s definition of marriage. Remain loyal to God’s Word and loving toward people.  

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