Ten Reasons Why a Christian Should Never Attend a Homosexual "Wedding"
In today's Evangelical landscape, a seismic shift is unfolding, notably influenced by movements like Revoice and Living Out that have influenced Evangelical churches and advocate for a more inclusive approach within the church toward aberrant sexualities. Revoice, which emerged within Presbyterian (PCA) and Southern Baptist circles, promotes a perspective on "same-sex attraction" that is intertwined with contemporary pop psychology and personal experience rather than Scripture.
Similarly, Living Out calls for "inclusivity" and "empathy" towards homosexuals in the church, which has resonated with compromised Evangelical institutions such as The Gospel Coalition (TGC) and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). This trend marks a drastic departure from the historic Church and traditional, orthodox biblical views on sexuality and marriage and mirrors the broader cultural movement towards inclusivity.
This ideological shift poses an important challenge to the Evangelical Church—to navigate the tension between upholding biblical doctrine and conforming to societal pressures. For those of us committed to a traditional, conservative approach to Scripture, these developments are alarming and represent the broader Church's abandonment of biblical authority, especially on human sexuality and marriage. This juncture calls for uncompromising conviction and a firm commitment to the authority of Scripture amidst a rapidly evolving cultural and theological landscape.
In light of this recent trend to capitulate on homosexuality, particularly as it relates to Christians compromising by attending the "weddings" (we know they're not real weddings), here are ten reasons why Christians should never do so:
1.) Contradiction of Biblical Marriage Doctrine: This is probably the most obvious reason and goes without saying, but it's also the most important reason. Traditional Christian doctrine teaches that marriage is a sacred institution established by God between one man and one woman (Genesis 2:24). Attending a homosexual will be seen as endorsing a view of marriage that contradicts this foundational biblical teaching, even if that isn't the intent. Why would one attend if they didn't agree with it? Is this what God would want? Can two walk together, except they be agreed? (Amos 3:3)
2.) Implicit Endorsement of Sin: The Bible categorizes homosexual acts as sinful (Leviticus 18:22, Romans 1:26-27). By attending such a "wedding," it will be perceived that one is tacitly endorsing these practices, which conflicts with the call to live a life in obedience to Scripture. Similar to number 1, Can two walk together, except they be agreed? (Amos 3:3) The Bible calls us to "take no part" in sin, rather expose it (Ephesians 5:11).
3.) Compromise of Witness: Christians are called to be witnesses to the truth of God's Word (Acts 1:8). Participating in events that celebrate practices contrary to biblical teachings clearly compromises this witness and dilutes the message of the gospel and the call to repentance and faith.