The institution of marriage pre-dates recorded history, including the law and the church. It also predates the nation since it is an international institution held by various cultures and not a British one. In almost every culture marriage was generally accepted as being between one man and one woman, a heterosexual relationship. The nature of marriage is a lifelong commitment between one man and one woman. Marriage and family is the pillar of any healthy society. Marriage and the family are under attack. It is the building blocks for society. Marriage is the institution through which children are born and raised, educated, taught discipline and respect for other people and property. It instils in children guidelines, truth, values that can be passed on from one generation to another.
Today marriage and the family are under attack, it is in crisis and to try and fix it they are trying to redefine it. This is a sign that our society has lost its way. There are numerous reasons for this but the way to fix it is to go back to the origin not to redefine it. It is being attacked by the media, by promotion of free and loose sex in holiday programs such as Ibiza. Educationalists are teaching alternatives in schools. The responsibility for teaching our children and our values about sex has been hijacked by the education system and government legalisation and teach their values on sex education, teaching our children about safe sex, STDs, contraceptives, masturbation, body image, homosexually relationships and more. Instead they should be teaching abstinence and the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases. They should be taught the importance of marriage between one ma and one woman who love one another and commit themselves to a loving life long relationship and the joy of family.
Distortions of the marriage union exist such as group sex, multiple partners, homosexuality, promiscuity. Sexual promiscuity is the main cause for sexually transmitted diseases. Figures for the growth in HIV in the UK on 29th November 2012 Alarm As HIV Cases In UK Soar To Record High A record number of people in the UK are living with HIV, with almost a quarter of those with the virus not aware they are infected.
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) says there are about 96,000 people who have the HIV – an all-time high. When this is not governed the spread of such diseases becomes endemic. Laws are supposed to be for the good and for the protection of society. It is important therefore that laws are clear and precise and are not changed to shake or take away the foundations for society.
What Will Redesigning Marriage Lead To?
The present push from the leading political politicians in the United Kingdom to Redefine Marriage from being to one man and one woman and make it law for same sex marriage is causing present confusion and opening the door to future disaster for structure of society and destroying wholesome family values and historical foundations of our nation. It is not just redefining human laws but redefining Gods laws. Can you imagine what will be the future steps of redefining marriage? It will lead to same sex marriage, may lead to having three four or more people married to the same person in in one household, or even worse child brides and grooms or sexual communal living, maybe even including an animal in the marriage union? What will the minorities who are perverts demand? How bizarre and distorted. Can the government not see that they are tampering with the perfect model designed by God. The ramifications of the present trend to redefine marriage will have repercussions that will bring down our nation morally and judicially and spiritually.
A false concept of freedom is to allow people to do whatsoever they think is right for them regardless of norms and standards laws and morals. We belong to a national entity and there are laws to guide us how to live with each other within society. We have the right for freedom and liberty, for ownership of property and other common laws in our nation. When e violate these laws we should be held accountable. We cannot take the benefits of society and the law tht we agree with and reject what we do not agree with. The only time one should be disobedient to the law is when it contravenes Gods law as Peter did in acts 4 and it affets our conscience before Him.
God Designed Marriage (see our series on Relationships)
God designed as a stabilizing factor for the entire human race—not just for Christians. The designer knows best how a marriage should be and operate. This how society and our government will find their way again.
Genesis 1:27-28 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
“And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” (Genesis 2:18).
Genesis 2:21-25 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
So God designed the union of a man and a woman to be one flesh. Marriage is divinely ordained and it brings companionship between the two people, the ability to procreate if they desire to do so, and brings stability to society. We have a man and we have a woman. It is only these two that can procreate to make another human being. We do not get babies for two sperm but from a female egg and a male sperm. That’s the way God designed it. First we have individual freedom then To promote or be involved in multiple sexual relationships, a same sex marriage, polygamy
Marriage—Christ and the Church
The Apostle Paul endorses marriage between one man and one woman. “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Saviour of the body. Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. Ephesians 5:22-33