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Describe Christian's views on marriage: Explain why some people disagree with these views.

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Describe Christian's views on marriage: Explain why some people disagree with these views. There are many different views about marriage especially about same sex marriages. Some people disagree with Christian's views on marriage as Christians believe that same sex marriages are wrong in God's eyes. There are also many reasons why a couple want to get married, these include: * A baby is on the way and they want the child to have married parents * The couple will be better of financially * The couple want to show their love and commitment to each other * It gives both parties security under the law * The couple want to declare their love for each other in front of witnesses Each Church has different views on marriage but they all link back to Jesus' teachings in the Bible. The Roman Catholic Church regards marriage as a sacrament, which is an outward sign of an inward blessing from God. The Catholic Church believes strongly in the celibacy of the clergy. ...read more.

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These purposes are outlined in the wedding service. Two people vow to 'love and cherish, for better for worse, in sickness and in health, till death do us part.' The priest asks for God to protect the couple and help them through their marriage so they can remain faithful to each other. Marriage is a commitment and given by God as a means for a man and woman to find happiness together. Some people may disagree with Christian's views on marriage because they do not believe in God. They not only disagree with the views of the Christians, because they are based on the teachings of Jesus, but they sometimes hate that Christians have something they don't but they won't accept our faith. Non-Christians sometimes go against the beliefs of Christians because they disagree with reasons for marriage and the beliefs of the Church such as no sex before marriage and life long commitment. What 'alternatives' to a Christian marriage now exist in society and give reasons for these. ...read more.

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The Bible clearly states that same sex relationships of any kind are wrong, "If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their heads." (Leviticus 20:13). "Surely you know that the people who do wrong will not inherit God's kingdom... those who are... men who have sexual relations with other men, ... these people will not inherit God's kingdom. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11). As a Christian I find same-sex marriages unacceptable, but I know that not all people believe in the Bible and in America they have freedom of religion, same-sex marriages are now legal in America. In conclusion I think that God created man and women to be married and that even though it is good for people to be married in a Church, as long as opposite sexes marry wither it be in a registry office or Church it is right not wrong like same-sex marriages. Hannah Martin ...read more.

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