Yesterday and today, after being flummoxed by a liberal majority of our nation’s supreme court, it would be easy for the faint of faith to brush the SCOTUS decisions off as the new, “law of the land.” But as Christians know, the law of their land is God’s law, and Christians should have a compelling need and responsibility to obey HIS law above any other.
That is why we post today’s piece. It not only causes us to focus on the real issues of same-sex marriage and homosexuality, but it does so without the flotsam and jetsam of the wreck which homosexuality has shown itself.
We first quote an from the editors of The Patriot Post. An explanation pointing to what foci each Christian should give to each of the twin issues in the article:
Consequently, The Patriot editors published The Homosexual Agenda and The Christian Response online, a comprehensive yet concise review of gender-disorientation pathology. It’s an essay that anyone, inside or outside the Church, making a psychological, theological or social argument concerning homosexuality, should read. Quote Originally Published Here
Now we further quote with excerpts from the article mentioned in the quote above followed by the complete article:
“Marriage is … in its origin a contract of natural law… It is the parent, and not the child of society; the source of civility and a sort of seminary of the republic.” –Justice Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Conflict of Laws)
People of faith are constantly confronted with secular challenges to foundational moral and cultural tenets. Christians, since the dawn of Christendom, have been confronted by secular challenges to the most basic canons of our foundational guidance, those set forth in Holy Scripture. These challenges have increased exponentially in the last century, in large measure because of cultural dissolution, which is the direct result of the dissolution of traditional families — broken marriages, leaving distraught children in their wake.
Marriage is the foundation for the family, which in turn, serves as the foundation for society. The Christian marriage paradigm is built on a foundation of five principles. First, God is the creator of the marriage relationship; second, heterosexuality is God’s pattern for marriage; third, monogamy is God’s design for marriage; fourth, God’s plan for marriage is for physical and spiritual unity, and fifth, marriage was designed to be permanent.
Marriage, as an institution, is currently under assault from many quarters, one of the most menacing being the challenge to traditional sexual morality. It is no small irony that not only are homosexuals challenging the status of traditional marriage, but sexual immorality leading to broken marriages also fosters homosexual pathology. In an effort to provide some context for understanding homosexuality, this essay briefly addresses the origins and pathology of such deviance, the social “homosexual normalization” agenda, the conflict this agenda has created within the Christian Church, and an appropriate Christian response.
Before you go to the material found at the link for the article, please prepare yourself to spend a fair amount of time to read the article. Otherwise you may wish that you did.