It is a life with and fornot a life apart from others. There are the words of psychology, sociology and genetics. While there are people of many diverse beliefs and convictions — including gay and lesbian people — who oppose same-sex marriage, here are 10 foundational truths that inform the traditional, orthodox Christian belief. Jesus Christ died on the cross for all of our sins and rose again the third day. The writers of the Bible had neither the understanding of it nor the language for it. It can be difficult, as it is for heterosexuals who are required to live in celibacy. My purpose is not to criticize the declaration's reasoning but to draw your attention to one paragraph as the starting point for our conversation:
But as you get to know him, he will impact your life.
God's bridge to humanity This brings us to covenant, defined by the Westminster Confession as God's "voluntary condescension" which bridges "[t]he distance between God and the creature. The same is true for her in Adam. Any way of life that accepts or encourages sexual relations for pleasure or personal satisfaction alone turns away from the disciplined community that marriage is intended to engender and foster. We reject the false doctrine, as though the Church could and would have to acknowledge as a source of its proclamation, apart from and beside the one Word of God, still other events and powers, figures and truths as God's revelation.
We can be grateful that the Church of Rome has broken decisively with the now widely-discredited model of homosexuality as a "disease.