Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Biblical Marriage

Make no mistake, the Bible is perfectly clear about marriage. There is no room for debate by Christians about whether ss couples can be married according to Scripture.

Three times God's design of marriage is noted in Scripture. In the very beginning of the Bible, specifically quoted by Jesus, and then by Paul.
First, we are told that male and female were created in the image of God. To desecrate that union in marriage by only including one gender is to desecrate the image of God.

Second, in Matthew 19, Jesus quotes God's design for marriage between a man and a woman when the Pharisees bring up divorce. When the disciples question the absolute union of marriage, Jesus offers three options that all involve celibacy. The first, a eunuch born that way, refers specifically to homosexuals.

Third, in Ephesians 5, Paul quotes God's design for marriage as a mystery reflecting the Bridegroom (Christ) and the Bride (the Church). It would literally be marrage to depict that union as two grooms or two brides!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Chandelier Surprise

Just had one of the most unique, surprising God blessed days ever.

I sold my lawn tractor this morning, so Sandy decided it was time to replace the light fixture in the dining room. In desperation I checked Craigslist and found three matching stained glass fixtures. If you know me, a good deal is way better than a new deal... Opposites attract. Sandy 'suggested' we visit the light store first.

We arrive at the light store on the pike. Sandy goes to the gold plated ones (guessing by the price). I begin a desperate search for the sale section. Off in a corner is ONE single sale tagged fixture. We both like it! Turn the tag over, and the sale price is $430. Marked down from $3720. After I get off the floor, we ask why the mark down. Apparently the tilt isn't from being stuffed in the corner, that is the way it hangs.

Now, I have barter genes. I negotiate a “if you give me the right price, I'll be idiot enough to risk a hack saw dismantle/fix of a $3720 chandelier.” Sandy reluctantly agrees with that look on her face.


Two sales ladies begin the dismantle, when shortly we hear a gasp. We look up to see the fixture hanging perfectly level. The hand blown glass globes each weighed drastically different. In fact, the sales girl whined when she lifted the first one off at how heavy it was.

We selectively replace the globes, and there hangs a perfectly balanced $3720 chandelier sold at a silly stupid price. Clearly evidenced by the exclamation of the store manager from across the showroom floor...

Sandy's happy. I'm happy. REALLY happy.

In the scheme of eternity, none of this is more than a hill of beans. But today, it was God cleverly blessing the socks off two of His kids.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Real marriage has always been and will always be a committed relationship between one man and one woman. Demanding it ain't so doesn't make it so.

It is the only relationship that reproduces naturally, a father and mother raising their children.

It is the only relationship that is the birthing place of every single other type of relationship.

It is the only relationship that reunites two completely unique parts. A complimentary union, instead of a duplicated half.

It is the only relationship that sexually fit together by design. There is no abusive violation of design.

It is the only relationship that restores a male and female to the very original roots of our creation, pre-gender.

It is the only union that blends two different genders bringing perfect balance. A same gender union lacks diversity and is off balance.

All this says nothing about the cultural, historic and religious distinctions that marriage wholly embraces.

It clearly has, needs and deserves a special and unique definition. It is absurd and sacrilegious to equate ss couples.
For ss couples to be equated to marriage,
the demand is that children be removed from consideration
to equate ss couples to marriage.

And that mother and father be removed
to equate ss couples to family.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

I remember when the Church rose up against divorce. Most couples worked through the ups and downs of marriage because of God, and maybe more so, because of the children. But then psychologists claimed divorce had no affect on children.

And the government intervened with no fault divorce. And the Church decided it was more important to welcome divorced people than to protect the life-long devastation it imparts on children.

I remember when the Church rallied against legalizing abortion. The shame of immorality reined in promiscuity. But doctors said the cost of back alley abortions was too great.

And the government intervened once again. And the Church decided not being harsh was more important than 40 million children being murdered.

Now the Church is being challenged to call ss couples the same as marriage. The courts say mutually sterile, duplicated gendered halves are equal to marriage.

And the government is once again poised to intervene. And the Pope is recommending that once again the Church step back.

Can't help but wonder what on earth that means for children.

All that is left is, "...and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death." Matthew 10:21

Isn't that the logical response when we have brutalized the bonds of marriage and family at the expense of children?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Distinctions of Marriage

Marriage is a miraculous union of two genders,
a union so profound,
it is described as the union of Mars and Venus.
It reunites humanity to the roots of life,
while at the very same time
hosting the best and natural
birth place of future human life.
It is the blend of masculinity and femininity.
The wisdom of logic and intuition united.
Strength and delicacy perfectly balanced.
Protection and nurture combined as one.
A complimentary merging that multiplies the unbiased blend of humanity's genders.

A ss couple cannot equate to a single one of these distinctions.

I want to thank and give credit to Kimare'a
for the incredible insight and timeless wisdom of these poetic thoughts.
No matter where or what our culture stoops to,
these things will never change.

And there is not one thing anyone can do to change these facts.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will on Earth

Psalm 72 is a Psalm for our time.

The prayer of a father for his son's reign.
And at the same time, the heart of God for the Messianic King of Kings.

A justice where the greatest looks out for the least.

A justice so perfect, so encompassing
that even the earth responds with unrestrained fruitfulness.

A justice so contagious, so powerful,
it overpowers all enemies without weapons of war.

A justice so amazing it unites all mankind in perfect peace.

His Kingdom comes.
His will on earth as it is in heaven.

Let our voices pray so,
And our hearts long for.