Saturday, February 25, 2012

Reaping the Whirlwind

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.
Galatians 6:7

For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.
Hosea 8:7

Statistics show that a great number of Christian young people are viewing homosexuality and homosexual marriage as okay.

I think there are several reasons why this is happening: Most churches have failed to address the subject and my generation has embraced both divorce and birth control as okay. In the vacuum and in sin, a perfect storm has been created. There are other reasons but I'm going to roll with these three today.

As with many other "controversial" issues, homosexuality had not been properly addressed as sin by most churches yet the culture is ramming it down our throats. Scripture is very clear that sodomy is sinful but the typical young person will not hear that in church.

The Bible is also very clear on divorce but churches are not. If you look up the word divorce in the New Testament, in five minutes you will know more than the average churchgoer. Divorce and especially remarriage are only allowed in very specific situations.

The church has now become very accepting of divorce and remarriage for almost any reason. In this reality, the foundation of marriage has been severely eroded.

On the subject of birth control, very few Christians are aware that artificial birth control was universally condemned as immoral by every church prior to the 1930's. Now you would be hard pressed to find many Protestants who know that let alone live by it. Again, the foundation of marriage has been eroded.

The way we were created shows God's intention for marriage. The marital sex act was designed to be both unitive and procreative. Many Christians now believe it is okay to remove the procreative. They think they know better than God.

Can you see how these erosions have given room for homosexuality and homosexual marriage? The church in accepting a liberal view of divorce and remarriage has disrespected the meaning of marriage. In accepting artificial birth control, we have weakened marriage by disrespecting one of the purposes of marriage.

If the potential for reproduction is not essential to marriage then why shouldn't two same-sex persons be allowed to marry?

So I have given my thoughts but I haven't backed them up. That gives plenty of room for the reader to reject my conclusions and I understand that. If you disagree with me then you should look into these things for yourself; that is what integrity would require. At a later time I may expand on each but not today.

In creating these erosions to the foundation of marriage, we have sown the wind. The younger generation and society are now reaping the whirlwind.

If you have stayed with me to this point I thank you. I hope my thoughts will help many to think on these things and to look into them further.


1 comment:

  1. Good article Phil! What has also led to the demize of traditional marriage is the "test tube baby". Now that women can be artificially inseminated, why get married, or even have a father in the mix? Very sad state of affairs because people are inventing their own families. Who needs a dad or a mom, and why not 2 dads or 2 moms? Really a plan of the enemy to negate God's plan for balance of both the mother's and the father's role in the traditional family setting. We haven't even seen what we'll reap for that! God help us!


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