Summary: Christians must unite against the attacks by non-Christians to redefine what marriage is.
Intro. Today we celebrate marriage. Today I also want to remind you what is at stake in our state and nation. The world and those that despise God are attempting to change the foundation of the family. Liberalism, and even Socialism are taking over our society. This election, if it goes the wrong direction, will cast our nation into the arena of our past enemies. God is being pushed out of the public arena, it began in the schools. If the wrong people are in office, the fairness doctrine is going to be used to hush Christians and any that are enemies of the liberal agenda. The hate crimes bill is only a court case away from making it the law of the land that as your pastor I cannot call what God calls an abomination, a sin. Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Speech are at risk, even tho you are not hearing that point. THESE may be the GREATEST ISSUES of this ELECTION.
The definition of marriage is being challenged. If one of the smallest minority groups is allowed to change the Biblical and Historically acceptable meaning of marriage, the foundations will be destroyed. The first institution of God was the home. If you can destroy the home, you can destroy the church and the government. The enemy has come in the back door, sat down in the living room and has dared us to stand up against him. God’s people better wake up. If we fail, it is the fault of God’s people. This is a serious time.
GOD made ONE MAN for ONE WOMAN and told them to have children and populate the world. ONE MAN - ONE WOMAN
The very foundation of the home and the family is IN DANGER by abominable people. They will lie to get their agenda (hurts families). They do not care what the Bible says - web sites and gay writers do all they can do to twist the Scriptures - Accusing that the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah was one of inhospitality! They say God destroyed the cities because they were not friendly! Do we hate homosexuals and lesbians? NO, those that have not gone to the point of having a useless mind need to hear the Gospel. Some can be saved: 1 Cor. 6:9 "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God." The word “effeminate” is the Greek word that was used for of a boy or man that was a prostitute or a male that submitted to unnatural lewdness - a homosexual. There is no hatred - we want them to come to Christ. When they trust Christ, they no longer “are” but “were”. But they do HATE US. They are intolerant of our beliefs, and if we do not stand, society will be wrecked as we know it.
If Marriage is allowed to be altered, and its foundational meaning of one man and one woman, it will destroy our society and then next generation. It’s that serious. The church has sat by, and slept while our values, our standards and our beliefs are changing so quickly as a society that we have to ask ourselves… How does God feel about all these changes?
The framers had this beautiful saying they placed into the Declaration that says this: "We hold these truths to be self-evident…" But we are living in a day and in an age where there is no self-evident truth at all. Even the most basic simple truths of life are up for grabs. What is a man? What is a woman? What is a life? What is a marriage? Massachusetts, California, now Connecticut have had laws written by rogue judges from the bench. What is the solution in Florida? A constitutional amendment.
Things once thought unthinkable, are now being made legal. People that have no values, even associations with those that would destroy our nation, are being elected to office. And while the immoral have cried, “you cannot legislate morality” immorality is becoming the standard of living.
As the Bible says, we as a society now call "evil good and good evil." How are we to respond? With Courage and Grace. How does God feel about these changes? Just read the Bible. Do you have a personal responsibility to do right? Yes
Let’s look into the Word of God and briefly see what God said about marriage.