Hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron, forbid people to marry. For everything God created is good. Nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer. 1 Timothy 4:3, 4-5
If nothing is to be rejected when received with thanksgiving, then can same-sex marriage be consecrated when bathed in the word of God and prayer?
If clergy–who are ordained, set apart, and elevated above laity, consider a couple to be united in holy communion–then on what grounds could a believer possibly object to the wedding of a same-sex couple?
Finally, is it hypocritical for heterosexual believers who live in ungodly ways to prevent same-sex couples from marrying?
With these few verses to Timothy, the Apostle Paul seems to suggest that those in the church of Ephesus needed to check their own spirit before preventing others from marrying. Do these verses support same-sex marriage?
Worms fer thought. What says you, mate?
Have we stretched this passage ter far? Sailed over tha edge? Be fer ya keelhaul me, think on how some others might see this verse and ponder how ya might respond in kindness ter thar way of thinking things.