Definition of Marriage.
Disclaimer: I am not writing this post to argue with anyone, so please save your energy for another blog if you do not have the same beliefs and that is your desire at the end of this post.
I use this blog as a platform of my faith and as a journal for my family. That is what you are reading if you visit here.
I believe in the truth of scripture. I believe that all of it is profitable. (2 Tim 3:16-17)
I believe you have to read it very carefully and have direction from the Holy Spirit to understand it fully.
I believe that marriage is as serious a covenant as can be- almost as serious as the one God made with His children (I said almost, after all, it is just a picture of it).
I believe that marriage is a God-ordained covenant that God defined and uses to refine and sanctify us.
I believe in God as creator and sustainer of the entire universe and all things in it, including and especially people.
I believe that God gave the first definition of marriage. (Genesis 2:18-25)
Thus, I cannot bring myself to believe we have the right to give marriage a new definition. “A definition of marriage that was established on Day Six of Creation and has been the benchmark of civilization for 6,000 years.” – Doug Phillips
Taken from John Piper’s blog (which I encourage people to read, which is in no way hateful, but very factual, according to Piper’s and most conservative Christian’s beliefs):
“God ordained marriage with the words: “A man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24). It is one thing to tolerate sin. It is another to build society on it.”
I do not believe in hating on people for their sin. I would despise being hated on for my sin.
I do believe in loving people. I do believe pointing people towards Him is the most loving thing we can do.
I will always think its interesting/unfortunate we talk about “certain” sins more than we do others.
What about pride, selfishness, covetousness, etc. How come we don’t get in fueds and uproars about those things?
I do not believe in judging unbelieving, unrepentant people by God’s standards.
However with all of that said –
Just as public laws wouldn’t get changed or made if people didn’t speak out, God’s laws wouldn’t be remembered if people did not continue to tell them.
I have a responsibility to teach my son about God and call to remembrance the things God has done and said.
He is not going to grow up in a world where they are the most popular (obviously).
And so, with all this talk/fighting on the internet. This is my very small way of standing up for what I believe God meant when He made marriage and why I will not vote otherwise. Even if I get hated on by the people that tell me to stop judging/hating/etc (John 15:18–19)
I hope I have honored Him and His word like He commands 1 Peter 3:15 –
15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect