Monday, August 7


Mark 10:6-9 “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”
Jesus in the passage above very clearly defines marriage. This definition by Jesus is under attack in the United States as the Supreme Court in Massachusetts has ruled that same sex marriages can not be prohibited by the state of Massachusetts. This puts Biblical teaching on marriage on a collision course with the state. Nevertheless, true Christian Churches can only recognize the marriage of one man and one woman as being legitimate and cannot perform these unbiblical marriages. Apostate Churches can perform as many same sex marriages as they want, but discerning Christians must obey God and not the state or false prophets…. Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than men (Acts 5:29)! The Bible also gives other guidelines for marriage, such as a believer should not marry an unbeliever and that adultery or desertion should be the only causes sufficient to dissolve a marriage (1 Cor. 7:15,39, Matthew 19:9). The Biblical standard of commitment in marriage is much greater than the contemporary culture practices. There can be no doubt that the little boy fishing in the photo above is best nurtured by being in a family of one man married to one woman who are committed to providing an environment that will best convey the values and morals which have given our society the freedom and prosperity it enjoys. When one studies the development of western civilization, it is clear that the Christian model for a family is the best option for society. One goal of every Christian that enjoys this family blessing should be to reach out with compassion to help, assist, and pray for those that are not part of such a family unit. In our culture today there are many opportunities to minister and help such people as our savior Jesus Christ commanded us to do. The proper response to the ungodly forces at work in America today should be one of love to all people with an uncompromising commitment to Biblical teaching.

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