In America today there is a culture war that is raging like has never been seen before in all of this nations history. It is the war of the worldviews, those who believe in traditional moral values from a Biblical perspective, and those who are fighting for the total expulsion of moral values from society all together. This war is being waged in courtrooms all across this country, in our public schools, and other public arenas. It is the topic of many heated debates, and is not going to go away any time soon.
One of the biggest moral dilemmas in our nation today is homosexuality. Those who are involved in this lifestyle are out to force their agenda down the throats of America, and silencing those who hold to traditional Biblical values. Without a doubt if these people succeed in their endeavor many of the freedoms and liberties that we enjoy will be taken away. One the issues is same gender (homosexual) marriage, they want the same status as normal heterosexual couples, such a move in public policy would change America for no good, and destroy America’s Christian Heritage. This war is being met with fierce opposition by America’s Moral majority who strongly disdain the idea of homosexuals having that type of chokehold on our nation.
Q. Why do Christians believe in marriage being between one man and one woman?
A. God ordained the marriage relationship in Scripture and mandated that it be between two individuals of the opposite gender. (Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.) Notice that God created male and female, not two males, and not two females.
(Genesis 5:2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.) Notice again that God created one male and one female.
(Genesis 2:22 And Jehovah Elohim built the rib that he had taken from Man into a woman; and brought her to Man. (23) And Man said, This time it is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh: this shall be called Woman, because this was taken out of a man. (24) Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they shall be one flesh.) God took a rib from the man and made a woman out of it, He presented her to Adam, Adam understood what was taking place, and he named her Woman because she came from His own flesh and bone. God then decreed the covenant of marriage, that a man leave his parents, and the woman to leave her parents, and the two shall become one flesh, one entity, united in Holy union.
There is no way that two people of the same gender can fulfill this marriage covenant that is clearly mandated in God’s Holy Word. Man did not come from another man, or a woman from another woman. Many Christians realize that we are rapidly approaching the Coming of the Lord, when he will reign on this earth, and establish His kingdom, and he will put an end to all unrighteousness.
(2 Timothy 3: 1. This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3. Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4. Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
I would say this passage of Scripture pretty well sums up today’s culture, wouldn’t you? Notice the end of verse three where is reads “despisers of those who do good”, and the beginning of verse four “without natural affection”, you would think that some people would get a clue! (2 Peter 3:3 First of all, you must understand this, that in the last days mockers will come with their mockeries, living in accordance with their evil passions,)
Christians today are indeed being mocked for believing the Bible, standing firm on what the Bible clearly teaches about moral issues such as homosexuality. Christians have been labeled and called every name in the book (Intolerant, Bigot, Discriminators, Breeders (homosexual term for married heterosexuals), Homophobes, etc.), and we are most certainly despised by those in the mainstream media who are helping push this radical agenda.
People whose values and politics are on the extreme left are always screaming out their message of tolerance, but their so-called tolerance only goes as far as their own personal preferences. When it comes to conservative moral values and those who stand for them, their so-called tolerance goes right out the window. These individuals are not really talking about tolerance at all; they are really talking about pushing their own lack of morality, and their radical agenda to rid our nation of the Christian influence once and for all. This message of tolerance is just a disguise for what they are really aiming for, the furtherance of their extreme homosexual/anti-Christian agenda.
The term that best describes these people is ‘Christophobes”- people who are afraid of the Christian influence and who will stop at nothing to stomp it out. ‘Christophobia” is: The fear of Christianity, it’s teachings, and it’s influence in public life, and policy. These people hate everything that has to do with the Bible, and are seeking to re-write every law in this nation that might contain even a trace of Biblical principles, they are really the intolerant ones in society. What is behind all of this Christophobia? I think it is easy enough to explain, it is the demonic spirit of rebellion, and it is nothing new. People today are in love with themselves, their material goods, and what ever gives them pleasure. Man in his natural state does not recognize God, or his laws, he is alienated from God by his natural sinful nature.
(Romans 3: 10. As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
11. There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
12. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.) There are those that believe that people are basically good, this could not be further from the truth, mankind is completely devoid of anything that is good. No person on his own seeks God, God is looking for those who’s hearts are ready to receive him, are you ready to receive Him, will you turn your back on your sinful lifestyle and turn to the Living God.
(Romans 3:18. There is no fear of God before their eyes.) Which brings us to the next issue, most people do not reverence God at all, in fact many claim not to believe in any God at all, but the day is approaching when they will believe in God, and they will not have a chance to repent and be saved. (Hebrews 10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.) The day is coming when it will be too late, you have today to turn to God and receive his free gift of Salvation that he extends to all men by His awesome grace and mercy through Christ. Don’t let this day pass without giving your life to Christ, tomorrow may come, and it may not! There is no guarantee that you and I will see the sun rise tomorrow morning, today is the day of Salvation, today is the day to change your mind and come follow Christ.
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