Pastor Ron Roddey Controversial Topics Series - What Does The Bible Say?
"Same Sex Marriage"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Matthew Chapter 19
19:1 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he
departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan;
19:2 And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.
19:3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto
him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
19:4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which
made them at the beginning made them male and female,
19:5 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?
19:6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God
hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
19:7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of
divorcement, and to put her away?
19:8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts
suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not
19:9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be
for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso
marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
19:10 His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his
wife, it is not good to marry.
19:11 But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save
they to whom it is given.
19:12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's
womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and
there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of
heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.
19:13 Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should
put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
19:14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to
come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
19:15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.
19:16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good
thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good
but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the
19:18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder,
Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not
bear false witness,
19:19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy
neighbour as thyself.
19:20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my
youth up: what lack I yet?
19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that
thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven:
and come and follow me.
19:22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful:
for he had great possessions.
19:23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a
rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
19:24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through
the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of
19:25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying,
Who then can be saved?
19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is
impossible; but with God all things are possible.
19:27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken
all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which
have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in
the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging
the twelve tribes of Israel.
19:29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters,
or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's
sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
19:30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be