1/11/2023 Written by Steve Papale
In December President Biden signed into law the Respect for Marriage Act. It replaces provisions that define, for purposes of federal law, marriage as between a man and a woman and spouse as a person of the opposite sex with provisions that recognize any marriage that is valid under state law. The only who is celebrating more than the White House is Satan himself.
God created marriage and the first human relationship was between Adam and Eve as husband and wife. Children raised in traditional families with a mother and father have a higher likelihood of emotional and social stability and that a Godly lineage will continue. The family is a pillar of the church and the foundation of society. Traditional marriage, one man and one woman is designed by God to produce life. God is the source of life.
Satan hates the things of God and knows if he can destroy the family, relationships will be broken, chaos ensues, the church suffers and ultimately people fall away from God. The law Biden signed was just a symptom of a society that has moved away from God. Much of what we are seeing in our culture today ultimately attacks traditional family.
Around my neighborhood there are a bunch of those yard signs that proclaim the cultural platitudes of today like “Science is Real” and “No Human is Illegal.” Great for virtual signaling. Included in the list is the statement “Love is Love.” Sounds good. We all crave love. Thing is the statement is a trap. It’s a lie. It has no boundaries. It is based on self so anything is ok so long as it feels right and validates a self-image. The idea of God as the creator of relationships and rule giver is removed. It is portrayed as intolerant and hateful. We are seeing the fruit of this infestation with a parabolic increase in young people with gender confusion and opposition toward biblical marriage and family. This results in less people getting married (and having children), high divorce rates including in the church and increasing focus on self-fulfillment. Instead, we are seeing people marrying their pets, rocks or trees, themselves and even their own children. Chaos is increasing.
The woke movement with its Marxist roots is the delivery system for much of this. Marx believed the nuclear family along with religion interfered with brainwashing and controlled social engineering. Sound familiar? Today culture pushes ideas like equity, tolerance, racism, fairness, victimhood and self-identity. All are antithetical to the Judeo-Christian foundation of which our country was created, namely faith and family. These are Marxist ideas adapted for American society to achieve its goals. Refer to the Great Reset and future antichrist kingdom.
God is love and the source of love (1John 4:7-8). And He defines in His Word what it looks like and establishes its limitations. In marriage that love is expressed between one man and one woman. But the devil wants to redefine love and thereby attack the marriage and the family. Real love can only happen when you love someone more than yourself. For the Christian that is God first and others second.