SO NOW we have same-sex marriage. Or do we?

Throughout the debate, we constantly heard that the main qualification for marriage was love. Even some of our clergy figured that because God was a God of love, then He had to be in favour of same-sex marriage.

What we conveniently forget, is that marriage is part of God’s creation ordinance for the benefit of mankind (essentially man and woman uniting as one flesh) and our Maker is not in the business of changing that.

By law, anything can be declared a marriage but it’s not the law of the land that makes it one. So marriage hasn’t really changed. It’s just that Parliament, in its wisdom, has now given us an illusion of marriage to run alongside the real thing - the full implications of which have yet to unfold.

R. H. Ashton Woodland Place Blackwood