Supreme Court and Marriage

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Supreme Court and marriage.


I don't understand it!!! It is not that complicated for a nation who claims to be Christian. According to statistics some where around 80% claim they are Christians. Just for the record I do not believe that stat because our nation would be much different if it was true. Our Supreme Court once again has a major decision to make over gay marriage. If we were a nation that stands upon the Word of God this decision would be cut and dried. Look at these scriptures:



Genesis 2:24

24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.



Proverbs 18:22

He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD



Matthew 19:4-6

"Haven't you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,' and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh' ? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."



1 Corinthians 7:1-16

Now for the matters you wrote about: It is good for a man not to marry. But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband. The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. The wife's body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husband's body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife. Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. I say this as a concession, not as a command. I wish that all men were as I am. But each man has his own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that. Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I am. But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion. To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife. To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her. And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce him. For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy. But if the unbeliever leaves, let him do so. A believing man or woman is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace. How do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or, how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?



Ephesians 5:22-23

Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.



Colossians 3:18-19

Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.



Hebrews 13:4-7

Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.



Mark 10:6-9

"But at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female.' 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.' So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."





1 Corinthians 6:8-10

8 No, you yourselves do wrong and cheat, and you do these things to your brethren! 9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.



Romans 1:26-28

26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;



1 Timothy 1:8-10

8 But we know that the law is good if one uses it lawfully, 9 knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine,



Jude 1:7

7 as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.



Remember this is God's Word not mine. We are not above God. Man's opinion does not matter when it conflicts with God's Word. Our feelings do not matter when it comes to God's Word. Our love does does not matter when it contradicts God's Word. His Word is the final authority, case closed. If you are a Christian and you disagree with God then you had better check to see if you are really a Christian because God is God and what He says goes. There is no other option.



People will say who are you to judge, I am not the judge God is and I stand upon His Word! He has told us what is sin and right, we must obey and follow. I have given my life to Christ and I will follow his Word til death.



It really isn't that complicated if we will get self out of the way, and follow Jesus. Hate sin, love people, and above all love God!



Tom
 

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The problem is...Every body is afraid they will be labeled a bad Christian or hypocrite if they publicly oppose or speak out against queers. It is easier to keep your mouth shut and not rock the boat.
 

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It is irrelevant if 80% may or may not claim to be Christians. The issue is simple. The 1st amendment gives an individual the freedom of religion, which would include other religions or no religion at all.

This is why you hear the phrase "church and state must be separate". We're not a democracy (majority rules) we're a Constitutional republic.

They won't consider Christian values, because A) the Constitution says they cannot/should not and B) they can hide behind the Constitution.

Whether we like it or not this is coming just like abortion came. What I want to see is if they try to force church's to marry gay people, which would be a huge overstep.

We may not like it, but its going to happen within our lifetimes. Here is what I always tell people when abortion comes up. "If you don't agree with it, don't participate. Let God deal with the sinners."
 

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Many need to be familiar with the correct meaning of "Separation of church and state"..... Seems when someone wants to promote their agenda that is the phrase they use.... usually incorrectly.
 

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I would say that the majority of Americans are not christian anymore. I read an article last year that stated 84% claimed to be christian, way down in the article it said that 34% claimed to be born again.

In order for you to be a christian you MUST be born again. The bible tells us so.
 

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MUP said:
Thanks for that awesome scriptural post Tom!!! The problem is, we're still a Christian nation, but, our leadership isn't. :(

Research by the Pew Research center shows in 2012, America ceased to be a majority Protestant country. Scary isn't it :(
 

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Care to guess how many Protestants are on the Supreme Court? Funny how a "Christian" nation can't seem to find any Christians to put on the highest court in the land.
 

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Grizzly Johnson said:
Many need to be familiar with the correct meaning of "Separation of church and state"..... Seems when someone wants to promote their agenda that is the phrase they use.... usually incorrectly.

Yep, Jefferson said "wall of separation between the church and the state" which was to protect the Church from the state.
 

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Now that we have acknowledged that we as Christians are a minority we can prepare for the opression that will soon come with that fact.
 

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im sad to see so many people following trend to put the equal marriage symbol thing all over Facebook. This world , I dunno what to think of it.
 

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I'm firmly against same sex marriage, but I'm also firmly against trying to legislate Christianity. God gave us all free will to do as we choose, and unfortunately our constitution doesn't necessarily protect the sanctity of marriage as God intended. Rather than gripping about it on a forum maybe we should all be reaching out to people outside of cyber space and leading them to Christ as He commands us as Christians to do...
 

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preacher man

let me say this

america is a nation not under GOD i assure you 80% no way

it is more like sodom and gommorah

and that is where we (the country not me) are headed hell fire brimstone
 

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Baxter83 said:
I'm firmly against same sex marriage, but I'm also firmly against trying to legislate Christianity. God gave us all free will to do as we choose, and unfortunately our constitution doesn't necessarily protect the sanctity of marriage as God intended. Rather than gripping about it on a forum maybe we should all be reaching out to people outside of cyber space and leading them to Christ as He commands us as Christians to do...

I tried, and man was I surprised on how many people are pro gay marriage and basically anti-christian. Shocked me to say the least.
 

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