My Stance on Marriage

March 27, 2013

By Janet Walgren

Governments make laws that courts can rule are legal and constitutional; however, governments and their courts can not make something that is immoral moral; that’s God’s jurisdiction.

We are all brothers and sisters, literal children of a Heavenly Father who loves us. We are loving beings because of our heritage and Godly nature. God gifted us with physical bodies capable of expressing our love in a sexual way for a purpose, and He gave each of us a strong natural desire to do so. Along with the strong desire to express love in sexual ways came strict commandments limiting sexual expression to a man and a woman who were married. God’s purpose for giving us the ability and desire to engage in the sexual expression of love within the bounds of marriage was:

  1. To provide physical bodies for His children and
  2. To provide the necessary desire for a father and mother to cleave to each other and sacrifice all of their selfish desires, when required, in order to preside over, provide for, protect and nurture His children.

God, not governments began the institution of marriage in the Garden of Eden when He gave Eve to Adam as his wife. He then set the boundaries for the physical expression of love to be within the marriage covenant. This marriage covenant provided a contractual structure in which the institution of a family was to operate and came with heavy responsibilities that were assigned to both the husband and wife when they entered into this covenant or contract.

God also condemned unauthorized sexual activity and warned of extreme adverse consequences for individuals and nations who ignored his divine law in regards to sex and the divine marriage contract. History is replete with examples of civilizations that were brought to extinction because they perverted the right way of the Lord, altered divine contracts and ignored moral laws.

I am afraid that America is on the brink of destruction. Ruling something to be legal will not make it moral.

So, why do I care?

God has decreed consequences for those who ignore His laws… consequences that I prefer not to suffer. Here are a few examples from the Holy Bible:

The destruction of cities, nations and all the inhabitants therein:

24 Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven;

Nations will be cursed with bad leadership:

16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.

17 Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows; for every one of them is a hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

25 Thy men shall fall by the sword and thy mighty in the war.

God has just as much, if not more, to say in the way of condemnation of those hypocrites that commit sins of a financial nature.

Ask yourself: “Is my lust for money or immoral sexual gratification worth the consequences of war, famine, pestilence or the annihilation of an entire civilization? Do I really want to see my wife ravished and my children dashed to pieces before my very eyes? Do I want my sons, brothers or husband killed in battle?

Historically, the righteous suffered and even perished along with the wicked when their civilizations were destroyed. And, that’s why I care what others think and do. I don’t care to suffer the consequences that come from other people’s choices.