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The Sanctity of Marriage

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  1. The Sanctity of Marriage John Isaac Edwards

  2. The Sanctity of Marriage “A strong America must also value the institution of marriage. I believe we should respect individuals as we take a principled stand for one of the most fundamental, enduring institutions of our civilization. Congress has already taken a stand on this issue by passing the Defense of Marriage Act, signed in 1996 by President Clinton. That statute protects marriage under Federal law as the union of a man and a woman, and declares that one state may not redefine marriage for other states. Activist judges, however, have begun redefining marriage by court order,

  3. The Sanctity of Marriage without regard for the will of the people and their elected representatives. On an issue of such great consequence, the people’s voice must be heard. If judges insist on forcing their arbitrary will upon the people, the only alternative left to the people would be the constitutional process. Our nation must defend the sanctity of marriage” President George W. Bush (January 20, 2004 State of the Union Address)

  4. The Sanctity of Marriage “Marriage” - “The act of uniting a man and woman for life; wedlock; the legal union of a man and woman for life. Marriage is a contract both civil and religious, by which the parties engage to live together in mutual affection and fidelity, till death shall separate them. Marriage was instituted by God himself for the purpose of preventing the promiscuous intercourse of the sexes, for promoting domestic felicity, and for securing the maintenance and education of children.” Noah Webster (1828 American Dictionary of the English Language)

  5. The Sanctity of Marriage Civilization MARRIAGE

  6. The Sanctity of Marriage • Marriage is an order divinely created Gen. 1:26-27; 2:18-24; Ps. 148 • Marriage is a mirror of the divine image Gen. 1:26-27; 5:1-2; Jas. 3:9 • Marriage is a divine representation of the spiritual relationship between God and man Is. 54:5-6; Jer. 3:14, 20; Hosea Rom. 7:1-4; 2 Cor. 11:2; Eph. 5:22-33; Rev. 19:7-9

  7. The Sanctity of Marriage Destructive forces at work: Cohabitation Unscriptural divorce Adultery Same-sex relationships Civilization MARRIAGE

  8. The Sanctity of Marriage • “The fact is, no one chooses to be gay any more than someone chooses to be heterosexual. If I had a choice, I certainly would not choose to be gay, but it is who I am. I do feel reassured that the updated translation of Christian scripture clarifies the fact that homosexuality is not a sin. I thank God for who I am and hope to continue to do God’s will.”

  9. What about adultery? • “The fact is, no one chooses to be an adulterer any more than someone chooses to be monogamous. If I had a choice, I certainly would not choose to be an adulterer, but it is who I am. I do feel reassured that the updated translation of Christian scripture clarifies the fact that adultery is not a sin. I thank God for who I am and hope to continue to do God’s will.”

  10. What about incest? • “The fact is, no one chooses to be incestuous any more than someone chooses not to be incestuous. If I had a choice, I certainly would not choose to be incestuous, but it is who I am. I do feel reassured that the updated translation of Christian scripture clarifies the fact that incest is not a sin. I thank God for who I am and hope to continue to do God’s will.”

  11. What about bestiality? • “The fact is, no one chooses to practice bestiality any more than someone chooses to be heterosexual. If I had a choice, I certainly would not choose to practice bestiality, but it is who I am. I do feel reassured that the updated translation of Christian scripture clarifies the fact that bestiality is not a sin. I thank God for who I am and hope to continue to do God’s will.”

  12. What about pedophilia? • “The fact is, no one chooses to be a pedophile any more than someone chooses to be heterosexual. If I had a choice, I certainly would not choose to be a pedophile, but it is who I am. I do feel reassured that the updated translation of Christian scripture clarifies the fact that pedophilia is not a sin. I thank God for who I am and hope to continue to do God’s will.”

  13. The Sanctity of Marriage • “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Ps. 11:3). • Honor God’s laws governing marriage • Marry one with a Scriptural right • Separate yourself from impure relationships • Fill your role in the marriage relationship • Teach future generations the sanctity of marriage Civilization MARRIAGE