URGENT- THE CURRENT PROPOSED BILL IN ITS NEXT STAGE TO LEGALISE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE
The parliamentary sub-committee, which is tasked with considering the detail prior to its passage through parliament, has invited submissions from those who believe that they have some relevant evidence to put forward, either for or against this Bill, by March 12th 2013.
However, there has been a well-intentioned, but sadly misguided, attempt by Christian believers to oppose this bill on the grounds of worldly reason alone.
To explain: many have forgotten why they oppose such wickedness and have fallen into the trap of saying that such a homosexual lifestyle of a redefined marriage, is unnatural, destructive, medically, psychologically and socially and altogether undesirable.
However, the same may be said against smoking, mountain climbing, hang gliding, or in truth, any other activity deemed to be dangerous or unhealthy – but that is the choice of the individual.
Likewise, we may feel it very wrong that schools and society at large is to promote this ‘new form of relationship’ by legislation. Some unbelievers at the moment who are headed for a lost eternity feel just the same.
On the other hand it may be objected that homosexuality is not genetic or innate (But it may well be for all we know, it is sinful rebellion which follows a corrupt heart within, however genetically conditioned).
None of these reasons can be relied upon, howsoever attractive they may be. For all of these arguments are to descend to the level of the world – or oppositions of science falsely so called.
To the law and the testimony
The reason why – the only reason- the believer is to oppose ‘Gay Marriage’ is to be founded upon the Word of God alone. Many ills, or diseases as a result of this turning of things upside down will no doubt occur. For all the miseries of this life, ensue from sin. This is never to be the foundational argument of the Christian.
Little by little with the mantra of hundreds of millions of years being drip fed to all men, Satan has undermined confidence in the Word of the living God. With repeated attacks on Genesis, and the multiplicity of Bible versions, modern man now has scant or no respect for the Oracles of God. If we attempt to contend against sin by any other means than ‘It is written’ we shall not only never succeed – but also make our selves look foolish in the process. I say reverently, our Saviour did not enter into philosophical discussions with Satan about the health and safety aspects of casting himself down from the pinnacle: but rather replied, “it is said, thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.”
The ‘concern’ of the world for sin
I have recently attended two conferences. One on the sexualisation of children, and another on the desirability of successful marriage held by ‘The Marriage Foundation’. At these two conferences discussing these profoundly important subjects, the Word of God was not only noteworthy by its absence, but every attempt at introducing the idea that the root cause for the breakdown of social norms, was because man has abandoned his one true Authority – the Bible – was met either with polite indifference, or in one case outright hostility from some attendees. This in spite of the fact that some Christians were present, if largely silent.
Those who are concerned about the obvious horrors and disadvantages of adopting perverse practises gave many wonderful and clever reasons for these concerns. One feels an intense sadness that these are blinded by the god of this world and professing themselves wise have become foolish. Rom.1:22.
We must point out to this apostate nation which was founded upon Christian verities, that it was Jesus, our Emmanuel, the God/man, who we are told in the first chapter of John, made the worlds in six days and who said: “Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?” Matt. 19:4.
Not, as some are saying today: ‘O it really is very unhealthy for two men to marry!’
Many in the churches have been led away from their true foundation and embraced reason and science. Those in the days of the Judges found that when there is no voice of authority then every man and woman does that which is right in their own eyes.
It is very instructive to read in Romans 1 that when the heart of men becomes darkened, they profess themselves wise and become fools, and worship the work of their hands rather than the Creator; then they are given over to homosexual acts of uncleaness.
These Scriptures and such as those in Leviticus 18:22, are to be our sharp weapons wielded in faith and trust in God Whose very Word, made heaven, and earth, the sea and all that in them is.
Deniers of Truth
There are those ‘believers’ today who claim an ancient earth and a ‘partial’ flood and pour scorn on a literal six-day creation. Consequently, the lynx eyed world sees this doubt cast on the truth and dismisses the whole as an interesting work of literature at best, and at worst as a work of fiction. If you and I cannot subscribe to every Word of the Bible as pure without attempting to reconcile it with the apparent contradictions of science; then we have no right – or no strength – to fight God’s battles, however men may esteem us as learned or spiritually minded.
Had a scientist examined the remains of the loaves and fishes at the miracle of our Lord by Galilee, he would have found empirically by reason that the fishes and wheat of the bread must have been several months old. He would have been completely wrong; as every child will tell you,
The book of Genesis is not an optional extra in our receipt of Scripture, but fundamental to our hope and eternal safety. See Hebrews 11:3, and 2 Peter 3:5. We must not lay aside the trusty Sword of the Spirit, and pick up the rusty ideas of men. What an insult to the God who gave the Word.
Do please make your submissions to the website address below, but based upon the Word of our Heavenly Friend whose wisdom and power will always confound the cleverest of poor men.
Michael Hobbis National Coordinator