Here is a prime example of the MASSIVE misunderstanding of the nature of the "marriage license" controversy. https://video-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xfa1/v/t42.1790-2/11932711_1904773503082181_613486052_n.mp4?efg=eyJybHIiOjQ1MywicmxhIjoxMTYyfQ%3D%3D&rl=453&vabr=252&oh=b9155f91ae4875ac191bbc7e9ec45ecc&oe=55F2D5FC
While this little video may be
humorous it defines marriage as nothing more than a set of human
traditions. And like all traditions they can change and flux with time
and culture. So the point made by the videos is, "who are we to define
what marriage is or is not for someone else".
The fatal flaw in
this thinking is to think that marriage is up for definition! Just
because cultures throughout history have had numerous traditions
surrounding marriage (some of which come out in this video) one thing
has remained constant -: marriage is between a man and a woman. This
cultural consistency, while sometimes wavering from the ideal, is not
defining but recognizing the nature of marriage. Marriage is a
"metaphysical" reality meaning it has an essence. It is something
independent of our definition. It is a reality of "nature" and more than
that, a reality defined and provided by God as an essential part of the
very nature and fabric of human existence.
cannot be defined or redefined by the Supreme Court or any other human
institution. Sure, cultures and institutions can define various
traditions AROUND marriage. And no, those traditions should never be
imposed on others but rather adopted by people who see those traditions
as helping to add meaning to the marriage process. BUT the essence of
marriage remains unchanged. Marriage is the union of one man and one
woman as defined by "nature and nature's God" to borrow a phrase from
our nation's founders.
With that in mind, how can Kim Davis, or
any other county clerk, or any Pastor or Judge or anyone else involved
in the marriage process be compelled by any human authority to lie about
or misrepresent the nature of marriage? It matters not what the Supreme
Court says about marriage - they don't define it! Just like it matters
not what the Supreme Court says about the nature and value of a pre-born
human life in the womb. Can the Supreme Court or some human law compel a
nurse or doctor to kill a child in the womb just because it's "their
job"? What happens if Peter Singer and the more radical element of the
Democrat party get their way and the Supreme Court decides the
Constitutional right to privacy also allows the mother to kill her child
anytime after birth up to one year? Will we comply simply because "it's
the law"? God forbid! As St Augustine of Hippo said, "an unjust law is
no law at all".
Brothers and sisters in Christ, these issues
before us today are profound and we must think clearly and biblically.
We must be prepared to answer and act in a Christ honoring way. We
cannot afford to be sucked into the cultural muck of relativistic
philosophy that claims reality is what we define it to be. Just because
you say "I want to be a girl even though I am a boy" does NOT make you a
girl! And just because you say, "We two women or we two men are
married" does not make it true. And these two issues are critically and
fundamentally linked as gender is integral to the nature of marriage.
Gender is a reality not up for human redefinition and marriage is a
reality not up for human redefinition.