Monday, November 22, 2010

Marriage Takes Three


Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor.
Ecclesiastes 4:9
Our Wedding Celebration: June 27th, 2009 

In today's society men are the women, and women are the men. Is this Biblical? Is this right? Absolutely not. God created man for a woman and woman for a man. Not, woman for a woman, and a man for a man. A lot of you may be reading this and thinking..."Are you talking about homosexuality?" Yes, I am referring this to same sex couples. But it goes much deeper than that issue. I am also talking about the great desire now a days to become a feminist. Men, us women need you to be men: Strong, Wise, godly, Caring, Sensitive. Men, act like men...you can and will never fully take a woman's place. Ladies, us men need you to be dependent, compassionate, submissive, hard workers at home and or other places, loving, kind, considerate.You can and will never fully take a man's place. God has designed men and women much differently.  


God's plan:

"So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them."

"And the LORD God said, 'It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.' Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. And Adam said: 'This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.' Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed."


God's image is both male and female and is reflected in a godly union between male and female where the creative power of God, His life-giving, His self-giving and His moral nature are perfectly expressed. This is only possible in a heterosexual union. This is what God desires for us!  The Holy union between a man and a woman, who are in the confines of marriage is part of God's divine plan and purpose. Those who are not following this divine plan, are not in the Lord's will. Women be women, and men be men. 


When God created a partner for Adam He created Eve - not another Adam. It's not, Adam and Adam or  Eve and Eve. It was Adam and Eve, a perfect Holy union. This means that perfect partnership takes some level of difference as well as a level of similarity so great that Adam could cry out loudly, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh". Sexual intimacy between a man and a woman is the normal method of male/female bonding (emotionally and physically) because it corresponds to the design of our bodies and because it is the normal means by which offspring are created. Life is precious! Why taint God's perfect and Holy plan? This is the way we were truly designed! 

If God had intended the human race to be fulfilled through both heterosexual and homosexual marriage, He would have designed our bodies to allow reproduction through both means and made both means of sexual intercourse healthy and natural. What drives same sex couples to want to begin a "relationship" is lust...not love. (It is no relationship, if there is no true love in it). It's a game, filled with selfishness and rebellion. Homosexual intercourse carries a high risk of disease, this is recognized in Scripture where gay men are said to receive in their bodies the due penalty for their error. Women are not exempt from getting a disease. These diseases are deadly!

"In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion." 

"For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due."
-Romans 1:26-27


"Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God."


"Knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine,"


These three references from the Scriptures indicate that homosexual passions and acts are unnatural, shameful, wrong, contrary to sound doctrine and deny entrance to the Kingdom of God. This being so they cannot be the basis of a Christian marriage sanctioned by God's Church. The Church exists to save people, not to bless the means of their damnation. No marriage can be sanctioned by the Church if the very basis of the marriage involves acts that put the couple outside of eternal salvation.

 No matter what our society may legislate, the law of God is clear - that a marriage is not a godly marriage if it is a same sex union. Same sex marriage and "relationships" are all sinful in God's eyes. We are all sinners and we all sin and fall short of the glory of God. God sees all sin the same. Stealing something to God, would be just as bad as killing someone or raping someone. We are all equal in God's eyes. God is no respecter of persons. He loves us all the same. He hates all sin the same. God doesn't hate the sinner...He hates the SIN because He is a just God, who cares for his creation, and desires for us to live right lives, and to follow his will. 

Marriage is a fundamental social institution that does not exist just for the emotional satisfaction of two individuals but for the greater good of the community which stands under the blessing or curse of God. Societies that put emotional fulfillment before right actions and principles will soon give way to a multitude of addictions and deep corruptions and collapse.

 God will judge any society that institutes same sex marriages.
I also believe that God will judge a society that permits adoption of children or the use of sperm banks by same sex couples. His Word stands over society and when it is deliberately flaunted in the name of progress and enlightenment, then it is not light but deep darkness that results.
We cannot bend the principles of God's Word to suit vocal minority groups. While some nations may enact laws permitting these evils, the true church of God must stand resolutely firm and never allow the sanctioning of same sex marriages by Christian clergy.
 No church that takes the Bible seriously can sanction a union between homosexuals or lesbians.


THIS...IS WHAT TRUE LOVE IS:

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, NIV

*Note, this is really in the Bible. :) 


                                                                        
THIS...IS WHAT TRUE LUST IS:

Lust is impatient, lust is not kind. It does envy, it does boast, it is self-seeking, it is easily angered, it keeps record of wrongs. Lust does delight in evil and rejoices with the lies. It never protects, never trusts, never hopes, never perseveres. 
-2 book of opinions

*Note: 2nd book of opinions is not really a book in the Bible just FYI. ;)





 Do you agree with God's way, or disagree?









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