There has been an all out war, a powerful attack waged against marriage today. There are those who want to redefine marriage, weaken marriage and put a new face on what marriage really is, but the main problem with man assuming this position and even thinking these thoughts is the fact that traditional marriage is God’s idea. God had a plan when he set forth the family as the first and most powerful institution on the face of the earth. In marriage and in the family relationship we get a glimpse of unity and one accord. We also see in marriage the vivid picture of Christ and His relation to His church. A relationship that can never be broken. Today’s society is laced with groups of people with agendas that are contrary to God’s idea of what marriage truly is. Because we have a breakdown in the marriage covenant we have a breakdown in the family and ultimately a breakdown in our communities. Being a Black American I see all so clearly the effects of broken marriages and dismantled families and how the effects of the two play out in my community. Just as God has a plan for marriage and family, the devil also has his plan for marriage and family and it can be clearly seen in scripture “The enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy.” When we observe what’s happening in our culture we see the plan of the devil at work and I must say he’s doing a great job fulfilling his plan. Now the question is posed to us (the church) what will we do? Will we hold marriage as sacred and holy? Will we acknowledge that marriage and family is God’s idea consisting of one man and one woman? Or will we disrespect this great institution through no fault divorce or by not taking a stance against ones who are trying to redefine what marriage is.
This could be the greatest hour of the church. One in which we can clearly draw the line in the sand and hold fast to the ideals an principles set by our Creator God. When the night sky is the darkest that’s when you can see the stars most clearly. Now is the time for Christians who believe in what God has established to be ready to go against this worlds definition of right and wrong and be willing to be persecuted and shunned for what we really believe. Lets hold a high view of marriage not because it makes us look righteous in man’s sight, but lets hold it high because it is God’s idea and He’s the standard.