1 Corinthians 5:9-13 (NIV) 9 I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people— 10 not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world. 11 But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people. 12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? 13 God will judge those outside. “Expel the wicked person from among you.”
Genesis 2:20b-25 (ESV) But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. 21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. 22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” 24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. 25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.
What is Marriage?
“God ordained marriage is: The union of one man and one woman in an intimate covenant relationship lasting until death.”
Leviticus 18:22, Jude 1:4,7; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Romans 1:26-27, 1 Kings 14:24, 1 Timothy 1:9-10
How Do We Present This Truth to Believers Who Believe Otherwise?
- Bathe in prayer
- Ask questions and listen to their viewpoints
- Know God’s word to give biblical responses
- Acknowledge their love and emotion
- Be patient
- Present the truth in grace and love but stand on the truth