If you believe in God Almighty and in the absolute truth of His Holy Word, the Bible, then you know that marriage and family are the foundations of a healthy society. Solid families, held together by good and strong marriages are essential for good and beneficial societies. The Biblical standard is given as one woman and one man for life. This forms the structure to then build a family around. For here the basics are laid out for blessings and consequences, order and leadership, training and discipline. Included, of course, is the over-laying of love as a key motive for the relationships to grow and flourish.
It should come as no surprise then that the world, under the influence of Satan, would be always working to destroy this foundational building block of a good society. When societies begin to crumble, adherence to God’s laws begin to crumble also. Excuses show up for not adhering to the Ten Commandments or anything else that God has established. Whether the issue is with “obeying parents,” “misusing God’s name,” “murder,” “coveting,” or “theft,” the problem comes back to a selfish motivation of not wanting anyone telling us what to do or how to live. The result is a society that promotes every sin as OK and with no consequences. So the criminal serves no time in jail, a broken marriage is understood as common and often a good thing, sexual relations are promoted as healthy and affirming in any situation and combination, profanity is seen as a strong way of exerting influence.
Marriage is often receiving the brunt of the attacks from the Left. They see marriage as the ultimate threat to freedom of an individual, including children. From the their perspective, minors should not be forced into marriage, but given every freedom and opportunity to express themselves sexually. Enter the nation of Peru and what they are dealing with at national levels. “On its official website, PROMSEX welcomed the eradication of minor marriage, describing the practice as an “extreme expression of gender inequality.” But at the same time, they insist that these same adolescents have the right to have sexual relations, “to enjoy adequate sexual and reproductive health and, therefore, to live their sexuality in a safe and informed way, free to make the decisions they prefer.”
Of course these also embrace the LGTBIQ+ rainbow flag, along with the variety of sexual orientations and acts that go with them, effectively pushing away all notions of a Biblical perspective of marriage. “The gender feminists insist that the young have access to a wide array of contraceptives, the morning-after pill, and abortion. They also say that young girls can even chemically or surgically “change” their sex. That is, they can do everything except get married.”
We have been given instructions on how to tell the world of the Good News of Jesus Christ. It does not include ignoring God’s commands on our lives. Rather, as Jesus said, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” -Matthew 28: 19 – 20
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