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Who will ultimately decide the policy debate over marriage? On Tuesday, April 28, the nine justices on the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments regarding the definition of marriage. The consolidated cases will be coming from the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals (MI, OH, KY, TN). We can and should pray, but we must realize the battle will not end with marriage regardless of what the Court decides. The full agenda is to uproot America’s moral anchors.

Will this pivotal decision be the Roe v Wade of marriage? Similar to that tragic turning point in our nation back in 1973, many of us believe redefining marriage for the entire country is way outside the authority of government. It will only lead to a chaotic, genderless institution where anything goes including polygamy, pedophilia, cohabitation, open marriages, and other societal dangers.

The burden should be on those suing to overturn lawful marriage policy that has existed throughout the history of the United States. Can they successfully prove male-female marriage laws are unconstitutional? The truth remains unchanged; marriage will always be a God-ordained, monogamous relationship between one man and one woman. It precedes kings, judges, and civil government.

American citizens have voted in favor of protecting natural marriage in a majority of states, but in 26 of those, federal judges have overruled the people. This is not only unbiblical, it is against the Constitution and a far cry from our founders intentions that power rests with the people.

This very recent debate over marriage is essentially an argument between men over politics; but for those of us who are Bible-believing Christians, the matter was settled thousands of years ago. Confirming God’s design for marriage in the book of Genesis, Jesus Christ stated:

“Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE, and said, ‘FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” (Matthew 19:4-6)

But our society is no longer going God’s way. There are even so-called churches and religious leaders that have endorsed homosexuality and same-sex unions. When some who profess Christianity accommodate sinful behaviors and lifestyles, it merely muddies up the truth and leads to further cultural confusion.

We sometimes forget the authority of God’s Word that never changes, and the fact marriage is sacred and foundational for healthy families and societies. It also goes without saying marriage based on natural law is necessary for procreation.

The Left has used lies and massive deception to call evil good and good, evil (Isaiah 5:20). They have succeeded in convincing many who are uninformed to drift from belief in our founding principles and history. The goal is not only to redefine marriage, but to reform America into a godless, secular, pagan culture with no moral accountability.

Due to increasing sin and growing acceptance of homosexuality, they insist marriage should be whatever man decides it to be. However, many anthropologists and historians maintain that the alleged “innate” sexual orientation of homosexuality didn’t exist until about 150 years ago when it became a product of Western society. Before that time, homosexuality was known as something one could do, not something one could be.

Even though there is evidence of same-sex behavior and relationships throughout history including pre-modern times, individuals or groups identifying as gay cannot be found in any society prior to the 19th century. Though the marriage debate is well known, the facts and truth are not. Those who demand cultural or political change based on a modern social construct just don’t know much about history.

Increased sexual activity, especially homosexuality, seems to flourish in nations that have experienced an increase in materialism and standard of living without any comparable increase in moral convictions or spirituality. In America, identifying sexual orientation and preference seems logical to some because we live within the system a conforming culture created.

Let’s flip the discussion for a moment. Why do you suppose there are no classifications of “heterosexuals” in the Bible or in past societies? Historians believe there was no heterosexual orientation simply because it was not necessary! Natural law along with reason and common sense provide enough evidence to support marriage between a man and a woman.

The question is not necessarily whether or not the Supreme Court will overturn the biblical and historical definition of marriage. The question is how will committed Christians respond if the Court does redefine marriage? Will we continue in our silent compliance or will this be the wake-up call the church in America needs?

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obama-wasserman-schultzSome might ask how Democrats can be so proud of their extreme position on abortion, but Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has doubled-down, insisting there be no limits on when a mother can end the life of her unborn baby. We can thank Rand Paul for challenging them to justify the murder of a seven-pound unborn baby even up until moments before being born.

Wednesday, Paul stated, “Ask her when life begins, and you ask Debbie when it’s okay to protect life. When you get an answer from Debbie, get back to me.”

Abortion being a sacrament to the left as well as big business leading to millions of dollars in donations, Shultz reiterated the Democrat Party demands no limits on abortion, adding, “I support letting women and their doctors make this decision without government getting involved. Period. End of story.”

Here’s the thing; most of us believe every life is created in the image of God and should be valued, and this is not merely a social, financial, or political issue. It is a moral issue. Our tax dollars should not help fund something we know is sin and we strongly oppose. The abortion business seems to help doctors and the Democratic Party leaving millions of women in anguish. They’ve done some excellent (read: evil) marketing through the years.

In other disappointing but not surprising news, the New York State Assembly just passed a law allowing for abortion up to the moment of birth. Many “anti-lifers” refuse to defend their reasoning because they attempt to make a distinction between just inside and outside the birth canal. Many of us would like them to logically explain how an unborn child who is one day away from his due date can be dismembered or shot in the heart with poison, but a new born baby can’t? Theirs is an indefensible position and yet, government, Hollywood, and the media generally defend the so-called right to choose.

Tragically, more black babies are aborted than born in the Democrat stronghold of New York City. Hispanics are not far behind as they account for 31% of all abortions in New York. Don’t you find it strange that in a liberal media claiming to support minorities, rarely does anyone address the truth? Roughly 78% of Planned Parenthood clinics are located in minority neighborhoods and inner cities. No one sees any connection between the eugenics, population control, and racism endorsed by Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger, and abortion policy today?

If you support abortion, but claim to follow Jesus Christ and identify as a Christian, please examine your worldview on the subject of life. Search your heart. You may find you have bought into progressive propaganda and have an inner contradiction needing to be dealt with. How can you defend the moral relativism in society today and profess faith in a holy God and trust the Bible which promotes absolute truth?

Over 80% of American citizens favor abortion restrictions, but who seems to be winning this cultural battle? The extremists with the loudest voices have made progress and have the advantage, but they are not winning public opinion. Their agenda however, will continue to be forced on all Americans until more of us unashamedly speak up by preaching the gospel and protecting all life including the elderly.

When people sincerely return to faith in God or become genuine Christians for the first time, their worldview must necessarily change which affects their behavior and politics. Sure, we may win a few surface battles and pass more pro-life legislation, but until we commit to praying and seeing hearts changed, things will continue to go back and forth and truth will not prevail.

Are you willing to speak up for the most vulnerable among us? Do you have a biblical Christian worldview? If your answer is yes, then your actions and words should line up with your faith, and you will stand for life.

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