Is Same-Sex Marriage a Sin?

The recent legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States has heightened the debate on whether homosexual relations are truly sinful in consensual monogamous, same-sex marriage contexts. This article demonstrates that based upon God’s definition of sin from a study of the biblical terms for sin, trespass, and iniquity, and from the biblical definition of marriage from Genesis 1–2, that all physical relations outside of the context of a one man to one woman, one flesh relationship for life is sin.

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Turabian: Murphy, Bryan. "Is Same-Sex Marriage a Sin?." The Master's Seminary Journal 28, no. 2 (Fall 2017): 135–44.

APA: Murphy, B. (2017). Is Same-Sex Marriage a Sin?. The Master's Seminary Journal, 28(2), 135–44.