You have heard it said a Picture is worth a thousands word but what if the picture is only “half true” in its depiction?
As I teach I often remind people that a half truth is a whole lie.
Take the picture above for example. You can find this on numerous blog spots and web pages but what none of them tell you is that it has been taken out of the context of the book of which they took the Bible verses from for the depiction. Now I don’t know the original artist intentions or his heart or the heart of all those who used this picture but this I do know they are promoting a half truth and a half truth is a whole lie. The large title at the bottom of the pictures states “Biblical Family Law” and again I don’t know the artist heart but one thing is clear this statement is totally 100% inaccurate and un-Biblical.
First let’s take the picture as a whole and then we will dissect it into its four parts and explain the whole truth about each of them. As a whole picture what is being portrayed here is that God and his word, the Holy Bible, approves of some acts of men but disapproves on one in particular. That being the one with the “X” across it Homosexuality and in that is also the issue of same sex marriage. I want to make a comment before we move into the individual four parts.
No where in the Bible has God delegated “marriage” to the institutions of man or his governments. No man, religion or government set up Biblical marriage and as such none of these has God’s approval of instituting it. Matthew 19:4-6 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
By this we can determine that God is the author of marriage and it is only to be between one man and one woman. this is a work of God by faith for those who are Christian and they are joined together forever by God’s power and not by any human institution of Government.