Friday, June 26, 2015

Marriage

The Bible is what defines Marriage to me.

Genesis 2:24  "Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother and shall cleave unto his wife and they shall be one flesh." 

And in Mathew 19:4 Jesus shares this verse and truth again. 
And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at 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 then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”

That settles it for me.

I'm going to believe what the Creator of this world and all that is within and not what five people in black robes say. 


27 comments:

  1. Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it. History shows that civilations/countries that turned away from a Holy God to whatever they wanted, lost their countries to others. Hmm!! I to will hold to the Word of God and will pray for Believers first and then for those who do their own thing. As in Galations 6:10.
    Have a wonderful time in your beautiful new home. It looks fantastic.
    Love from NC

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  2. You have that right to believe as you wish here in America. On the flip side, others have the right to disagree. There are many different religions, and all have differing beliefs and believe they are the one "right" religion. Luckily in America we are not a theocracy( those never seem to work well) and one belief system doesn't override another. This ruling doesn't affect what marriage is to you. It also doesn't force pastors to marry people against their beliefs. It just gives the same rights to gay citizens who are also tax paying, American citizens, the rights they deserve.

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    1. There will come a time when pastors are required to do gay weddings or face consequences, mark my words. Gay marriage has not been recognized in society until recently. This is so much bigger than yesterday's ruling

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    2. Doctors/nurses do not have to participate in abortion. I'm not sure why a pastor would be forced to do a gay wedding.

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    3. Actually I've read of some cas s where doctors & particularly nurses have been fired for refusing to perform or participate in abortions. But gay marriage is a bigger issue than that as far as conservative free speech is concerned. And have you not already heard the outcry about bakers, florist & wedding venues that have refused to serve gay weddings because it goes against their conscience? Do you really believe that churches & pastors will not be next?

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  3. Oh, also as a nurse I will tell you not everyone is born male or female. It is quite common.

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    1. A small percentage of children are born with a disability where their sex can not be determined externally. However with DNA testing it can easily be determined. It's a disability just like my daughter was born without an eye. Things happen but it is not a defense of homosexuality or gay marriage.

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    2. It happens more often than you realize and no, their sex cannot always be determined. The point is God doesn't create only male and female. He creates all.
      http://www.who.int/genomics/gender/en/index1.html

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    3. Also, I am confused as to why some parts of the Bible are adhered to and others not?
      I have read the Bible 3 times and there are sooooo many rules most Christians have stopped following. I don't get it.

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    4. We believe the whole Bible is true, but when Jesus came and died for our sin, the Old Testament was fulfilled. In the OT the Jews were given many rules, but the following of the rules did not remove their sin. In the New Testament, Jesus' death did what no rule could do however Jesus and the NT still teach a moral code. The changes Jesus made were in the hearts which extended to living a holy life for God. He forgave a woman in sin, but then told her to "go and sin no more" The New Testament teaches believers to live holy lives and how to do so. It clearly tells us that homosexuality is sin in Romans 1 and also in Galations 4 There are many sins to abstain from and God can help us do so.

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    5. Also Joy in Belgium (I love your name) I read the article that you posted. It was interesting. But even in the article it calls the problems that those children have as an abnormality. Most of the kids with those kind of issues, are also mentally delayed and not able to have normal adult relationships. The number of children who live to birth are very small too as there are usually abnormalities. I don't see how that can be something that people who have an agenda for homosexual rights would use .....

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  4. If it was just a religious ceremony I would agree with you 100%. However today in America it is a legal contract that provides for the welfare of both spouses. This decision today gives everyone equal protection under the law.

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    1. it will not give legal protection to people who do not want to participate in their sin

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    2. What do they need protection from?

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    3. Keep watching the news....

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  5. Oh my! What do you think you need protection from? This is America. You do not, nor do I believe you ever will, have to participate in this which you don't believe in. You will never be forced to "participate in their sin". You can choose, however, to participate in loving and caring and excepting what others believe. Personally, I don't understand how love and commitment could ever be something to fear.

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  6. Really? Check back with me in a few months or years. This decision will have far reaching aspects for ministers & churches.

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  7. Yvonne, my son is gay and is SO happy about the supreme court ruling. I do disagree with you that pastors will be forced to perform a marriage for someone they do not feel right about doing. I am not Catholic, I am assuming that a Catholic Priest would not be forced to perform a wedding for me just because I wanted him to......maybe I'm wrong about that, but I'm pretty sure that there are people that have the authority to marry people, but they can choose not to for their own reasons. I'm not Jewish, I don't think I could find a Jewish rabbi to perform a wedding ceremony for me, etc. I think that is completely different than a gay person going in a store to buy flowers for a wedding and the people refusing to sell them flowers. If a gay person goes to a doctor and the doctor does not morally agree with being gay, does that doctor have the right to refuse to treat that person??? I think we need to look at people as human beings first. I really think that if a minister is not comfortable with performing a wedding ceremony for a gay couple, that couple certainly would not want that minister performing a ceremony that would obviously mean so much to them. They would look for someone that will be happy to be sharing in their excitement. By the way, I've known since my son was very, very young that he was gay. He did not become an adult and just decide that he was gay, I don't believe he can change who he is, but I also believe that God loves him no matter what. He is one of the most caring, loving people I have ever met. He works with people that have disabilities, such as your children have. That is what is important to me, as a mom, that he is a good person, with a good heart, that gives back to the world.

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    1. I don't think gay people should be shunned as in not given medical treatment or whatever ....However I do believe other people should not be forced to be a part of something that goes against their conscious.

      I have friends who are gay and they are absolutely wonderful folks who would do anything for someone. But being a good person is not enough. God loves us all so much that He sent His son to die for our sin. He sent the bible so we'd have a guideline on how to live. Either we believe all of God, or way even bother believing some things about Him? He is a God of love but one day will be a God who judges us all

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    2. Well, Yvonne, I'm sure your friends are happy to hear that you don't think they should be shunned, as in given medical treatment or whatever....smh. Being a good person may not be enough for you, but if you want me to believe that God does not love my son, or your friends, you will not be successful. Just like I won't believe that God doesn't love you and I, even though I am pretty sure that you and I may disappoint Him at times. I honestly do not think that you know how you come across as someone that is above everyone else in your knowledge and beliefs. Instead of being encouraging, you are discouraging, instead of being prayerful, you are judgmental. And I'm not talking about being judgmental about someone being gay, but about the confidence you have in your knowledge of how God will judge any one. Apparently your God and my God are two different Gods, and please, no need to tell me that the God I believe in is not the right God, or I'm not believing the right way, I get it.

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    3. Read what the bible says. I didn't write it but I bel it came from God.

      I don't base my beliefs on the actions of others or on myself. I'm very fallible. But God & His word aren't fallible

      Im confident in what the bible says & it does tell us that one day God will judge us all. I don't think I'll come out squeaky clean but I am focusing on living my life for God & Using the WHOLE bible as my guide

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  8. I believe in God. I do not believe in the crazy rules the bible has laid out for us. Found this on facebook.. couldnt say it better myself.
    homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstance.

    Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them gthat Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate. I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements of God's Laws and how to follow them.

    1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A ufriend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?

    2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

    3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness - Lev.15: 19-24. The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

    4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

    5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it?

    6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination, Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this? Are there 'degrees' of abomination?

    7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle-room here?

    8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?

    9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

    10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? Lev.24:10-16. Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)

    I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy considerable expertise in such matters, so I'm confident you can help.

    Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.

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    1. God's word is eternal and is unchanging. The OT was written for the Jews and when Jesus, their promised Messiah came, He fulfilled the law. Therefore much of the law was done away with. When Jesus died on the cross, the veil in the temple was split open from top to bottom. That signified that mankind could come to God directly and ask for forgiveness of sin. The law was in place to govern man's actions. When Jesus died, it was fulfilled

      However Jesus taught on marriage in Matthew 19, as between a man and a woman. The New Testament was from God and taught homosexuality was a sin. Read Romans 1 and Galatins 4

      If a person is going to "believe" in God. What God do they believe in? One they make up themselves? sounds like that is what you do. My advice is either believe in God and who He is through the scriptures or just forget Him. Because a made up God and a bible that is missing pages is a very weak belief system.

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  9. Oh how I hope none of your children,grandchildren, or great grandchildren are born gay.Its obvious they won't have your blessings.I learned the hard wAy-NEVER spit upwards because you just never know when it is gonna fall downward andsmack hit your face! For those that will tell me to learn grammar well I'm trying I'm learning English. its not my first language.

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    1. My kids will always have my love, but if they are not walking with God, I will not give them reassurance that they are alright with God. I'm not prideful, my kids, grandkids or anyone in my family may struggle in different areas, but that doesn't make God's word wrong. I'm going to serve God regardless of what any one around me does.

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  10. Oh how true your statement to this person is. Anyone who reads the Word out loud will also be prey. Sad but when they trade the truth for the lie from the father of lies, everyone will
    suffer.
    Thanks Yvonne.. I too stand with you.
    Love from N C

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