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I am now a simple Grandpa who's life is made richer as each grandchild is born. My wife and I have raised five children and the 30 year love labor of raising them has begun to yield sweet fruit..... And then there are fruits of 30 years in ministry ... I am a satisfied old man full of the joy of the Lord.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

When The Church Became Impotent

I am concerned that the church seems to have no response to abortion, same sex marriage, and the sexual decline in this country. It all seemed to start back around the early 1960's if I remember well. Wasn't this the same time that birthcontrol came into the mainstream? Does anybody remember? Can you make the connection?

If God's mandate for man was be "fruitful and multiply", when did it change to something else? And what is the result of changing our "marching orders" without official sanction? Islam has not changed their understanding, why have we? The empty jobs in Europe attract the multitudes birthed to Islam and the very climate of the continent is changing.

How can you reply to a homosexuals request for same sex marriage if you have removed the primary reason for marriage? The bible clearly states that the purpose of marriage is to have Godly children.

Malachi 2:13-15 You cover the altar of the Lord with tears,
With weeping and crying;
So He does not regard the offering anymore,
Nor receive it with goodwill from your hands.
14 Yet you say, "For what reason?"
Because the Lord has been witness
Between you and the wife of your youth,
With whom you have dealt treacherously;
Yet she is your companion
And your wife by covenant.
15 But did He not make them one,
Having a remnant of the Spirit?
And why one?
He seeks godly offspring. NKJV

Here it is in the NLV
You cover the Lord's altar with tears, weeping and groaning because he pays no attention to your offerings, and he doesn't accept them with pleasure. 14 You cry out, "Why has the Lord abandoned us?" I'll tell you why! Because the Lord witnessed the vows you and your wife made to each other on your wedding day when you were young. But you have been disloyal to her, though she remained your faithful companion, the wife of your marriage vows. 15 Didn't the Lord make you one with your wife? In body and spirit you are his.* And what does he want? Godly children from your union.

When we changed the number one reason for marriage (having children) and replaced it with "companionship" we lost much. We lost the reason for and definition of marriage.

If all marriage is, is cohabitation and companionship then why shouldn't the homosexuals have these nice things also? If children are secondary then why are we surprised when people don't want them? If marriage is all about sex then is it any wonder that sex becomes the focus of marriage and not responsibility?


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