Reformed Baptist Fellowship

Counterfeit Marriage

In Reformed Baptist Fellowship on July 12, 2013 at 6:36 am

Matthew 19:4-6

… 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 two shall be one flesh?  Wherefore they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. Matt 19:4-6

If the Supreme court voted 5-4 to overturn the law of gravity, it would make not a bit of difference, the law of gravity would just keep on functioning like it ever did. Human decisions never trump physical laws, nor are they able to change them – and to think they could, would only display their stupidity and arrogance.

The same thing is true with God’s Moral Law. There are Moral Laws that are common to humanity and society that have always been true and always will be true, irrespective of what any legislature or court of law might decree.

For example: Murder has always been wrong, it will forever be wrong, and that is why Roe v. Wade did not, and will never settle the issue of abortion in our country. Forty years later the opposition to abortion is stronger than ever; Roe did not and cannot and never will change the immoral into the moral, and make the murder of innocents change from being wrong to being right.

Court decrees cannot make the immoral moral; they cannot overturn Moral Law – it just keeps functioning like it ever did, and those who think they can now violate it because the Supreme Court said they could, will find themselves just as ruined as they would be if they ignored the law of gravity, just because the Supreme Court decided to overturn it.

It is true that there is not the immediate cause and effect relationship between Moral Law and its consequences, like there is with physical laws and their consequences, but those consequences do come in due time, and the effects are just as powerful.

Moral Law rules humanity every bit as much as physical laws do, and a wise court would bow to that, and not be so stupid and arrogant as to think they can overturn The Permanent Things. They are not Gods, they do well to remember that.

Entire civilizations have collapsed due to systemic violations of Moral Law, and America is not exempt from that same fate if she persists in systemic violations of those laws.

No one violation will take a nation down, but a cumulative pattern of them will, and the ongoing subversion of the moral fabric of the nation will reach a critical mass that will produce its destruction.

Abortion is one huge violation of Moral Law in our nation, and counterfeit sodomite marriage is another. (The violation of economic Moral Law is another huge violation that is destroying us, but that is a subject for another day)

Counterfeit sodomite marriage will not become legitimate because the Supreme Court decrees that it is, it has always been wrong, and it will forever be wrong; sodomy is not a basis for forming a life on, much less a family, much less a society.

A decree to legalize it, will not settle the matter, any more than Roe settled the matter of abortion. The battle for the re-affirmation of Moral Law will rage on until it is finally re-established, or until the society collapses because of its violation, and a new society is formed that does recognize God’s Moral Law.

6,000 years of human history has demonstrated that marriage between one man and one woman is how humanity was made to function, all other forms of family formation (polygamy, single parenting, etc.) are harmful and unsustainable over time.

And counterfeit sodomite marriage? It is on the wrong side of history, it is on the wrong side of morality, and it is on the wrong side of sanity.

Pastor Max Doner
Sovereign Grace Bible Church
Lebanon, Oregon
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  2. Excellent post, Pastor Doner. Thank you.
    I will only add that while as citizens we are certainly entitled to campaign for the reversal of these evil laws and we should do so, our main charge is to preach the Gospel. Things will not change until people’s hearts are changed, and that will not happen until they are delivered out of the power of darkness and conveyed into to kingdom of Christ (Col. 1:13).

    I am writing from Britain where same-sex ‘marriage’ will shortly be an established fact in the eyes of men, though not, of course, in the eyes of God. The sad fact is that the large majority of people here, including, alas, the large majority of church-goers, have never heard the Gospel. Somehow, we need to make them hear, and that will only be done in the power of the Holy Spirit, for which we need to be praying fervently.

  3. American people still can live in a moral country!!

    Article 3 of the Constitution does not give the courts any “interpretive” power, nor does it say they are the final word on any matter. They gave themselves this power and we just accepted it. If you feel they are beyond reproach just consider the following Supreme Court decisions. They said segregation based upon race was fine. (Plessy v. furgerson); Placing US citizens in internment camps without due process is fine (Korematsu v. United States) and that a farmer is not allowed to grow food for his own family in his own farm. (Wickard v. Filburn)

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