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Protecting Marriage

By Angela Wittman

18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 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.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
(Genesis 2: 18, 21-24 KJV)

Dear Friends,

I am writing this essay as today, (July 11, 2004), has been declared "Protect Marriage Sunday." I am happy to report that my Pastor preached a very Biblically correct sermon this LORD's Day as he read these passages of Scripture: Genesis 1: 24-31; 2: 7,18 - 25 and Romans 1: 18-32, and then expounded upon their meaning in a message titled "Marriage, by God's Design".

His sermon would not be well received in some of our more "enlightened" and progressive churches which teach that homosexuality should not be discriminated against and who participate in performing the hedonist ritual referred to as "gay" or same sex marriage ceremonies. I can only wonder how these religious leaders do not comprehend the many warnings and the absolute condemnation of sodomy and sexual perversion found in Scripture. The LORD has spoken quite plainly about homosexual sin being an abomination. The attempt to dress-up homosexuality in the respectable state of marriage or even a civil union does not disguise the hideous sin it is. I pray we will not let this continue as it also undermines our aversion to sin. Shame on those thrusting this abomination upon us!

We are currently engaged in a spiritual battle for the very life of our nation. As the God-haters seek to destroy the God ordained institution of marriage (one man and one woman only for life) and the Biblical family (father, mother, and children), let us seek to strengthen our marriages and families through Biblical obedience.

Divorce has become quite common and acceptable in today's Church. We are no longer shocked at the immoral practice of living together without being married. Adultery no longer seems as sinful as it once was...our inhibitions have been broken down. For example, how many of us still use the term fornication to describe the sin of having a sexual relationship outside of marriage? How many of the youth in our churches are dying from our Biblical incorrectness as they contract AIDS and other sexual diseases? How many Christian women and young girls have murdered their unborn children through abortion and abortive methods of birth control?

Individually and as a corporate body of believers in Jesus Christ we need to get on our faces before our Holy God and beg for His mercy and forgiveness. Let us then truly protect marriage and family by obeying our God. I pray we will repent of our sin of silence as we watch the destruction of our nation caused by immorality within and outside of the Church. Scripture tells us that God's wrath is revealed to mankind when He gives men over to their hard hearts and depraved minds. I submit to you that we are already experiencing God's wrath.

Please be aware that I am in no way condoning homosexual sin which God refers to as an abomination when I say I will not be calling my united States Senators and pleading with them to pass a Federal Marriage Amendment. I have heard it said that a vote against the FMA is a vote for homosexual marriage. It is not; instead, I will echo and support conservative Constitutionalists like Chief Justice Roy Moore who say the "real problem is renegade courts." Judge Moore also goes on to say "Congress would be wiser to pass the Constitution Restoration Act" than a Federal Marriage Amendment. (Taken from: Roy Moore Does Not Support Marriage Amendment, CovenantNews.Com, March 10, 2004). I believe Judge Moore has proven his loyalty to God, our Constitution and States rights by his recent courageous stand against judicial tyranny.

As you think about whether or not you should support a Federal Marriage Amendment, please consider these noble words taken from the 2004 Family plank of the Constitution Party platform:

"The law of our Creator defines marriage as the union between one man and one woman. The marriage covenant is the foundation of the family, and the family is fundamental in the maintenance of a stable, healthy and prosperous social order. No government may legitimately authorize or define marriage or family relations contrary to what God has instituted. We are opposed to amending the U.S. Constitution for the purpose of defining marriage." Amen.

Published 2004.


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