Our way vs God’s way

Posted on March 15, 2012

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Back in the 60s, illegitimacy and cohabitation were relatively rare and frowned upon. As government and society chose to accept this new “awakening to modern ways” people were adamant that it would have no negative effect on society and that it was just progress. We see all around us now the negative social effects which have come from accepting the changes in how people were deciding to live their lives. Fewer marriages, increases in divorce, single parents, fatherless children, domestic violence and welfare payouts.

But people fail to see the link – every single time!

Now that the government is setting its sights on pushing through civil marriages. The obvious goal of the PM is the social acceptance of gay marriage. I don’t believe this to be through any deep rooted belief of his that gay marriage is right, it is purely a political move.  But what he is proposing is a monumental change to our society.

For starters, the very definition of marriage itself would have to change. For *thousands* of years the definition of marriage has been “the life-long union of a man and a woman”. Why? … Because it is Biblical! For someone like David Cameron and his cronies [and those who have already allowed this to happen in other countries] to think that they have the right to make that kind of change to such an institution is beyond belief. Scrambling the definition of marriage will be a shock to our fundamental understanding of human social relations. Once it is scrambled I would put money on the next step being the requirement for marriage to embrace relationships where there are more than two partners.  I’m not going to even get into how  is will change education and the way that children in pre-school and in the foundation and early years of education are taught about relationships and the concept of homosexuality.

“So a man will leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, and the two will become one body.” [Gen 2:22]

An interesting item in The Guardian yesterday made reference to a quote by Lynne Featherstone [Liberal Democrat equalities minister] where she stated that “churches did not “own” the concept of marriage.”. Well no of course they don’t, but neither do politicians. Marriage is God’s idea. You only have to read the verse from Genesis above to see how God intended it to be, the “uniting” of man and woman is referring to marriage. We in our own societies and cultures have added all the trappings and regalia that goes with celebrating marriage, but they’re just the extra bits. The act of marriage is a spiritual bond made between three spiritual beings – man, woman, and God.

“Therefore what God has joined together, let no man separate.” [Matt 19:6] 

It’s not a piece of paper, it’s not a short-term commitment, a chance to have a party and get smashed, to see who can have the brightest orange fake tan! It’s not something you do on a whim… you’re not being asked if you want to go to the movies! it’s a lifelong commitment that should be entered into with all the seriousness, sacrifice, dedication and understanding that should be accorded it. Sadly a lot of people spend far more effort and energy and devotion in planning the wedding day than they are willing to put into the actual marriage.

So while the government continues on its mission to fix things that ain’t broken, consider this…

“The most important things in life are the intangibles. They are things such as love and hope, friendship, brotherhood and even nationhood. Without these intangibles life for us would be like those of wild beasts where we eat, sleep, multiply and die. To destroy human life one does not need a bullet, bomb or gun. One only needs to destroy the meaning of those intangibles. To damage society we need only to degrade their meaning.  I implore the Government to consult, think and pray well before changing the meaning of marriage and family life. It is truly, as they say, “the foundation of human society.”   Lawrence Fortune, El Dorado

Yet again Satan is convincing man that his own way is better than God’s way. There is a war being waged for your soul, for your eternity, and if you are not on the side of the Creator… then guess whose side you’re on.

The devil will deceive people that it’s no biggie to change the definition of and the sanctity of marriage *as God intended it to be* – but that’s what he’s good at. It will all be done in the name of “human rights” and “acceptance”  and “progress”. The devil isn’t about progress and acceptance and he isn’t interested in your human rights. He wants to distract us, lie to us, deceive us and convince us that OUR way is the best!

The Word of God is my standard, and I hold fast to that. It’s not always the “popular” view, but who wants to sacrifice their eternity for a few years of being popular.

What ‘s your standard?

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