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Why Bible Believing Christians Must Stand For Marriage! "GOD's Way"!
A "Short Series" Teaching by Pastor Dick Helms July 15, 2004


THE WORD ~

"So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." (Genesis 1:27, NKJV)

"Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh." (Genesis 2:24, NKJV)

"“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5:13-16, NKJV)


A word ~

During the week of July 12th, 2004, the United States Senate brought the FEDERAL MARRIAGE AMMENDMENT up for a vote. While the motion was defeated this time, the ammendment will be back. Why is this important to us as Bible believing Christians? The answer is simple. Without a Constitutional Amendment, marriage as we know it, and as set forth in Holy Scripture, will very quickly become obsolete. I could write volumes on the civil and societal reasons for stopping this travesty but others more versed than I have already done so. Instead I will herein strive to set forth the foremost reason that Bible believing Christians must standup in opposition to the grave national sin of same sex marriages.

In His creation, God has ordained three institutions for the benefit of mankind; The Family, the Government (Nations) and the Church. All of these institutions are created to reflect various attributes of God, but none as great as marriage, which is a very reflection of the triune Godhead itself. Additionally, the family (one man, one woman bearing children) is the very first institution ordained by God and therefore the very foundation, the bedrock, of all God created human society/civilization, including the other institutions.

 Same sex marriage is a full frontal assault on the very reflected nature of the Triune Godhead divinely intended in the institution of marriage between one man and one woman at the creation of the world. (Genesis 1:27, 2:24) The Christian church cannot stand by and allow this to happen.

If we, called by His Name, stand silent as our elected representatives refuse to act; we by that silence are affirming this attack on God’s institutions, and yes, the attack on His very person.

Therefore, we must act. Sometime soon call your congressman and both senators and let them know that you strongly support a Constitutional Amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Watch the news and the next time this is before congress, call again. And again and again and again.

Even if our representatives ignore our calls, by our action we will have done our duty before Christ in standing for Him and His Word as set forth in Matthew 5:13-16. Thereby, we who are called by Christ’s Name will stand innocent of this great sin in our land.

Here are a few tips for when you call your Congressman or Senator.
 

  1. Pray first! Ask God for his wisdom and his words that you may be heard.
  2. Be very respectful. Remember that our elected officials are in fact “established by God” (Romans 13:1) and therefore due our respect.
  3. Be brief, stating your “strong support” for the Constitutional Amendment. Be sure to preempt any “leave it to the states” argument by explaining that judges are overriding the states will on “constitutional” grounds and therefore the ONLY solution is a Constitutional Amendment.
  4.  Say thank you, even if it is just for answering the phone.

Thank you for taking time to read this humble message. I pray that God will open your heart that you will truly hear it and act accordingly.

Now may He who is able, our Lord Jesus Christ, bless you and yours exceedingly abundantly above all that you ask or think, according to the power that works in you, to Him be glory in the church by Jesus Christ to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. 


If you do not know your Congressman or Senator’s phone numbers, you can call the Congressional House switchboard at (202) 225-3121 or Senate at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to your representative or senator. If you don’t know the names of your representative or senator just give the operator your zip code and they will connect you.

 


This "Short Series" Teaching may be reproduced without charge and in its entirety for non-commercial and non-political purposes without prior permission from ChristRing Ministries. Copyright 2004 ChristRing Ministries, All Rights Reserved.

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