The Election and the Sanctity of Marriage

Strong families are the bedrock of any society. In fact, the very first institution that God creates in the Garden of Eden is marriage (family). The bible says, in Genesis 2:24 “For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.” Notice that the first institution created by God is very specific. A “man” leaves his home and is joined to his “wife.”  The bible clearly defines here that marriage is between a man and a woman. When a society decides to move outside of God’s created design they are rebelling against God’s natural created order. This rebellion is neither safe, nor wise.

It isn’t popular for pastors to talk openly today about what the scripture says about things like homosexual relationships and the sanctity of marriage. If you do speak about it then you better get ready. People will attack you from without the church and from within the church. The ones from within the church will say things like, “we are all sexually broken people, or judge not lest you be judged.” While it is true that we are all sexually broken and that a lustful look is sin (Matt. 5:28), how does it follow that pastors shouldn’t openly herald in a confused society that homosexuality is wrong? In fact, I will go farther than that…… It is a pastoral duty in a sexually confused society for the preacher of the gospel to clearly articulate God’s design for marriage and family, the bedrock of a civilized society.

In 2016, Joe Biden (A self-proclaimed Catholic) officiated a wedding at his house. This wasn’t a biblical wedding of course, but a wedding between two White House staffers, Brian and Joe. Biden remarked after the wedding, “Proud to marry Brian and Joe at my house,” he wrote. “Couldn’t be happier, two longtime White House staffers, two great guys.”1 When the nuclear family is messed with, don’t be surprised that a society blows up like a nuclear bomb. Someone may say, the Spirit of God changes hearts, not legislation. In conversion of course this is true. However, we have laws against murder, even though someone may want to murder his neighbor. Is this not legislating morality as well? Laws exist because the human heart is wicked (Jer. 17:9). When a societies laws protect wickedness and punish the righteous that society has turned its face in pride against a Holy God. Isaiah 5:20 says, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who turn darkness to light and light to darkness, who replace bitter with sweet and sweet with bitter.” The platform that Joe Biden is running on does not support the biblical view of marriage. While Trump has been wishy washy on the marriage question recently, it is clear that if Biden/Harris are elected, America will be the snowball running down the hill at warp speed.

I am not indicating here that moral legislation will save souls. It most definitely will not. Only Jesus Christ can do that (Jn. 14:6). I am saying that good laws are good for everyone in society and that those laws are best when shaped from a biblical worldview. Marriage is not to be trifled with. Vote for the party that best supports the sanctity of marriage.  

“For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged natural relations for that which is contrary to nature,and likewise the men, too, abandoned natural relations with women and burned in their desire toward one another, males with males committing shameful acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.”

                                                                             –Romans 1:26-27

–All scriptures quoted from the NASB bible.

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