Monday, May 07, 2007

You shall not commit adultery: Dt 5:18

"You shall not commit adultery." (Deuteronomy 5:18)
God is concerned with marriages. God is the author of marriage, "For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh." (Genesis 2:24) and He commands that it be held in honor by all, "Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge." (Hebrews 13:4) Because God is the author of marriage, He alone has the right to define marriage. Marriage is not to be defined by our culture, not is it up to the government to define it, rather God has defined it and it is His definition that we should adopt.

The scriptures is clear that God had defined marriage as being between a man and a woman. God's laws clearly state:
"You shall not have intercourse with your neighbor's wife, to be defiled with her. You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination. Also you shall not have intercourse with any animal to be defiled with it, nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it; it is a perversion." (Leviticus 18:20, 22-23)
It is incumbent upon governments not to over reach their bounds and attempt to redefine marriage and family. In my country, governments at all levels are feeling the pressure to redefine marriage to include marriage between two men or two women, something that is clearly against God's laws. In facing such pressures, governments must resist the pressure to accommodate and must continue to support and encourage marriage and family as defined by God.

David Robison

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