Marriage


Genesis-2-24

But from the beginning of creation, God MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE. “FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH; so they are no longer two, but one flesh (Mark 10:6-8).  

I don’t know what is a selfie. I don’t know how the pound sign (#) became a hashtag. But, more importantly, I do not know when God redefined marriage.

Red-letter atheists will contend that Jesus never said a word about marriage. (We can’t expect unbelievers to know, or even correctly interpret, the Word of God.) Might our Lord be tried in a court of law — even the Supreme Court — for hate speech because he dared to quote from the Torah?

How unimaginable that the testimony of Mark’s gospel might be used as evidence to convict the Son of God. May I so be convicted.

Truth becomes a lie:

Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper (Romans 1:24-28).

When did an unnatural act become an alternative lifestyle — to be condoned by society?

Evil speaks truth, but with a distorted twist. Right becomes wrong, and good becomes bad. Satan did not lie to Eve when he told her she would not die from eating the forbidden fruit (Genesis 3:4). Indeed, Eve ate of the fruit and lived. But the serpent’s deception concealed a greater truth that, by sin, Adam and Eve would eventually pay the price for their transgression.

And, so, evil seeks to undo the societal construct by which men and women (for millennia) have sworn a solemn vow. Make no mistake. It is a God construct. The institution of marriage is a typology of the relationship between the Son of God and His church. It is Holy … inviolate … undefiled … and unchanged.

“Oh,” some will say, “Alternative families should have the same rights and privileges to rear children.”

Ah, that is the point. Only a man and a woman can procreate — and by design.

Any other definition is a corruption and, dare I say, an abomination.

The people have long denied the sanctity of life … and, now, the holiness of marriage.

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life (Galatians 6:7-8).

May God have mercy.

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Scripture — New American Standard Bible, Lockman Foundation, 1995.

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