“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
“And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”
Marriage is a divinely created institution – a union between one man and one woman.
That’s the way God planned it.
I know it sounds old-fashioned to say this, but it’s true. And someone has to say it as 21st century man tries to put it asunder.
We traditionally think of that quote from Jesus as relating to the destruction of an individual marriage. But it relates to us in a new way today when, for the first time in 5,000 years, a civilized society actually tries to redefine marriage.
That’s what the so-called same-sex marriage debate is all about – not rewriting laws, but redefining words.
Marriage is a union between a man and a woman. It will always be so. Were there times in the past, and even in the present in some other cultures, that stretched the definition to permit polygamy? Yes. But, as Jesus put it, “from the beginning it was not so.” Was there a time when close relatives married? Yes. But as the human race became fruitful and multiplied, it became unnecessary and frowned upon. Has homosexuality been around for thousands of years of recorded history. Yes. But at no time did any civilized society have the audacity to redefine marriage as a union between people of the same sex – not even Sodom and Gomorrah went that far.
There’s a reason for that.
It will spell the death of that civilization faster than will a broken economy, tyrannical leadership, illegal immigration, unsustainable debt, high taxes, government corruption, even child sacrifice – all terrible ills we currently endure.
No self-governing society can exist without marriage. It is the building block of civilization. And it is facing its most dire attack yet in America today.
That’s because there is a small but powerful and vocal minority of people who seek to affirm and validate their own sinful lusts by forcing their will upon the majority. And they are winning.
They’re not winning by changing the hearts and minds of the majority. They’re winning through intimidation, coercion, bullying, manipulation of the law, judicial fiat and, most of all, by the moral capitulation of men and women who should know better.
I can understand the longing and desires of people caught up in a sin and seeking validation of their lifestyle. I have sympathy and compassion for them. What I cannot understand are those who don’t recognize the magnitude and gravity of the threat this movement portends for America and who treat marriage as if it is just another issue du jour.
Justice Antonin Scalia warned about this a few years ago in his Supreme Court dissent in a case that overturned sodomy laws in the state of Texas. He explained that when courts overrule the will of the people on matters of sexual morality, they ensure that laws banning same-sex marriage, bigamy, polygamy, incest, prostitution, masturbation, adultery, fornication, bestiality and obscenity would all fall by the same misguided legal logic.
That was seven years ago.
Some people scoffed at Scalia’s prediction.
Today, we’re seeing an all-out legal and cultural assault on the institution of marriage, using the same tired arguments about “bias,” “discrimination” and archaic moral codes.
Nothing short of a massive spiritual revival or cultural counter-revolution will save us now.