“…O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? -Matt16:3
One of the signs of the times (negative) is liberalism. Liberalism’s greatest tool of deception is ‘word manipulation’; which has two primary components:
i.Creating new words
ii.Changing definitions of words
For example, by fiat, liberalism simply changed the definition of equality from: the state or quality of being equal; correspondence in quantity, degree, value, rank, or ability (Dictionary.com)----to “sameness.” In other words, the liberal re-definition of ‘equality’ means everyone should be the same; have the same access, or have the same amount. For example, if two people don’t have the ‘same’ amount of money, the liberal reason is because of income inequality.
Applying this to marriage, by using the manipulated definition of equality, liberalism has been able to successfully contend that unless everyone can be married to whomever they want, it is marriage inequality.
On the contrary however, there have always been stipulations on marriage—in every culture, religion, ethnicity, or nation. For example, because America has historically derived its standard of good and evil, and right and wrong from the Judaeo/Christian ethic, there are 5 fundamental marriage qualifications:
1.Gender. Male and female.
2.Number. One male and one female.
3.Age. Must be a certain age.
4.Relative/Blood kin. Cannot be closely related.
5.Marital status. Marriage is not allowed if you’re already married.
However, there are at least two other qualifications which are assumed:
6.Human Equality. Must be human.
7.Health. Must be free of communicable disease
These 7 qualifications were given by God to man for marriage…regardless of culture, religion, ethnicity, or nation.
1.Gender. The reason for the gender qualification is the continuation of humanity (Gen1:28; Matt19:1-4). To ignore this violates the “Multiplication Mandate”(Gen1:28) and destroys the existence of mankind.
2.Number. The reason God restricts marriage to one male and one female is the “One Flesh Phenomenon”* (Gen2:24; Eph5:31). The violation of which is polymory.
3.Age. The reason God restricts age is obviously because children’s bodies are not prepared for reproduction (Is7:14;Mat1:23**). The violation of which is paedophilla and pederasty.
4.Relative/Blood kin. Although this point was not true at the creation of man, one reason God
presently restricts marriage in this area is health. Many mutations are passed genetically, therefore, when close relatives marry, bad mutations are more likely to align creating health complications in offspring. The violation of this is incest (Lev18:6-17; Lev20:11-12,17,19-
21; Deut22:30; 27:20).
5.Marriage status. The reason God forbids marriage on top of marriage is strictly spiritual. First, is the “One Flesh Phenomenon”*. Second, God considers Himself married to His own (Eze16:28; Jer3:1,2,21;Jer3:8,9), and the backslider (Jer3:14). For this reason God calls idolatry equal to adultery. The violation of this is adultery, idolatry, Polygamy or Bigamy.
a.Equality. The two marrying must be human. Equality among humans exists ‘solely’ because of the gift of the image and likeness of God.***
b.Animals. Marriage is restricted to humans (Lev20:15-16)
7.Health. Prevents the spread of communicable disease (Lu8:2-4; Lev14:2-32)
These are clear Biblical guidelines that define marriage. On the other hand, they also elucidate how liberalism militates against the Judaeo/Christian ethic by re-defining marriage. Because liberalism is a doctrine of atheism, the more liberalism assumes control of the culture the greater will be Christian persecution…therefore, liberalism and Christianity cannot co-exist. To be candid, if America continues down the path of liberalism, the days of Noah will re-appear!
“When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day” -Matt24:37 (NLT)
Liberalism does not come from God(1Tim4:1)!
*See part 2 of this series
**The Hebrew word for “virgin” is a young woman…not a child. The New Testament word for virgin (parthĕnŏs) means mature young woman.
***I repeat, the ‘only’ basis for human equality is the image and likeness of God(Gen1:26-28). Evolution does not permit human equality.
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