As Christians, we are commanded by our Lord to be salt and light. To be a light in the dark world around us. In all areas of our lives, we should be seeking to glorify our Lord and Saviour, desiring to walk after Him.
Why, then, should we, as a God fearing, God honouring people, who desire to stand for God’s truth, step lightly aside as our government seeks to destroy marriage as we now know it?
Why should we feel as if we can’t offend people by standing up for what we believe is right — especially when the Bible, the Holy Word of God, is what is dictating to our conscience?
Why can’t we stand up for our fundamental rights’ as a state? Why can we not be a state that stands up for truth, that stands up for what is right, that supports the state officials who have dared to defy the federal government, when the government has dared to defy the Alabama constitution — to dictate to us, against our consciences — that we should allow two men, or two women, to enter into a “marriage” contract, and that we should recognize it as such?
When God created marriage, He created it in His own image. He called it good. It was perfect. It brought together two very incomplete human beings, a man and a woman, and completed them. No, it wouldn’t be perfect, because marriage consists of two very great sinners. Always it will. But when a marriage relationship is founded on God, when the foundation for the new home is based upon His Word, then they are sanctified through their differences, and brought closer to God, and to each other. This was His good and perfect will. “And He created man in His image, in the image of God He created them, male and female created He them.” He purposely made two separate human beings. Two totally, completely different creatures. Man and woman. Male and Female. And He brought them together, because their differences complimented each other. Together they could further His kingdom, together they would not easily be defeated by the wiles of the devil, together they could make a difference. An impact on the lives of their generations after them.
Yes, this is a serous attack against Christendom as we now know it. It is a serious attack against freedom loving people. Some people may scoff, and think that we are making a big deal out of nothing. But think about it. If the federal government can go against the constitution of Alabama, that was voted upon by Alabamians, where will they stop? Will they strip us of all our rights as a people? If we see someone doing great evil in the sight of God and man, should we let them do it? Or would it be more loving and kind to go to them and stop them, pointing out the way of redemption?
Is it really a matter of discrimination? Because, after all, if I were to speed down the highway, I would get a ticket just like the next person. If I were to walk into an eating establishment with my shoes off of my feet, I would be asked to leave, just like the person beside me if they were without shoes. And if I were to be found in a sinful relationship, I would have the same things said about me as the next person. I would have the same consequences as anybody else caught doing the wrong that I was doing. It really isn’t a matter of discrimination. It is a matter of wanting to be sin and not wanting any consequences to come down upon you.
We would like to invite you to join us Saturday, June 6, 2015, at 3:00 in the afternoon, in Montgomery, Alabama, at the capitol, as we rally together and support those in the government who are defending our rights. As we gather together to show the world that Christians are not afraid to take a stand, even if that stand means that we get a reputation for being intolerant. For being discriminating.
We need to be strong in the Lord, and in His courage, and dare to defend our rights as a nation, as God fearing people, and pray for His guidance and wisdom, that we would be as gentle as a dove and as cunning as a serpent.
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I am a 23 year old young lady who is redeemed and saved from my sin only by the grace of God. A bibliophile at heart with a love of history who desires to see the Word of God practically applied to all aspects of our daily lives -- in our homes, in the grocery store, in the political realm. I strive to put my jumbled, chaotic thoughts down onto paper -- reducing them into black and white rows, letters, sentences. Into some semblance of sanity. And I share them here with all of you, where I can challenge you, make you think, and cause you to ask questions. I am the oldest of eleven children living the country life in the deep south.