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No More Marriage Ceremonies in Churches

 

White church with bell

With the advent of the homosexual marriage Supreme Court decision, it is heartbreaking to witness pastors cower to the unethical demands of our vile government. Many appear to be withdrawing from the marriage covenant ceremony … no longer pronouncing “man and wife.” They will no longer perform marriages in fear of lawsuits, jail time, persecution, etc.

Now, how can born again believers allow some vile homosexual threats to dismantle them? How can overseers cause the crumbling of the church to a degree?

This is all non-Christ-like! Christ suffered and died for every person in the name of righteousness unto salvation! As Paul stated to the Jewry, “You have not resisted to the point of death.” (Hebrews 12:4) He is obviously criticizing Jewish-Christian cowardliness. It is distressing to hear the words, “We have to be careful, we might be sued by the government.”

Christians are losing their lives in certain parts of the world for their faith. They are suffering barbaric deaths, while homegrown Americans complain of their churches being sued and losing tax exemptions. My, my, we are weaklings!

The perverse LGBT movement is satanic to the core, so why submit?

It should not surprise what a queer spokeswoman stated before the camera: “The push for gay marriage has less to do with the right to marry – it is about diminishing and eventually destroying the institution of marriage and redefining the traditional family.” Other liberals have spoken similar statements, and not necessary from the gay standpoint.

Gays and lesbians are simply acting the part within the “marriage equality” agenda to establish their overall hidden plot. Their unspoken desire is to eliminate marriage altogether. And pastors are paving the way for these activists to execute their goal.

The homosexual movement hates everything about Biblical Christianity. Nasty activists will perform all necessary to abolish sacred unions, punishing those who adhere to them. And why? Because the marriage covenant is established before God who hates all sexual promiscuity. Gays despise the LORD because He condemns their vile behavior, which stands outside of Biblical marriage.

The compliance of pastors, they extinguishing marriage ceremonies, are caving into the lawless society of sexual deviancy … conforming to the ultimate goal of the LGBT concealed agenda.

Pastors, unfortunately, are now telling couples to be married by the state. A pastor will tell a couple to be married by the lawless government; and then, he will consecrate the marriage or bless it or both. Now, why would any believing couple desire to be married by a judge, representing every evil thing as a government enactor, simply to obtain a marriage license? I cannot imagine a true Christian being married by a person who performs homosexual marriages.

I will add, my husband and I have been married 36 years and no one has ever requested we show our license, and I doubt if anyone has requested proof of our license through the Bureau of Vital Records. Plus, what if Christian couples and pastors are fined? Well, I say so be it. Our God can take care of our every need. He owns the earth and all in it. He is the omnipotent LORD of all who pre-orchestrated our lives before the earth was formed.

There are bold pastors who through personal convictions, have not signed a marriage license in years, and there has been no repercussions. I do know one personally.

I appreciate what one man wrote: “Most pastors end a wedding ceremony saying, ‘By the power vested in me by the state, I now pronounce you man and wife.’ Wait a minute, how can that be justified from Scripture? Does a preacher teach a class, preach a sermon, or counsel a family or anything else by powers vested by the state?”

We are to obey the laws of the land, but not when they conflict with the holy laws of God and His Word. Scripture teaches, we obey God over man. (Acts 5:29) And this includes in all circumstances whereby one is told to disobey God. The apostles and countless others were imprisoned and killed for refusing to be silent, continually preaching the Gospel when it was considered illegal by others to do so. They are our example of not walking in any compromise.

We must be encouraged by the fact satan was defeated through Christ, when He died on the tree of crucifixion and then arose. Yes, satan is active everyday in every evil way, but we are commanded not to fear him. And one day he will be cast into the fiery pit of hell.

The facts should incite us to inquire of ourselves, are we not willing to take up our stake and follow Christ unto a tortuous death? Christ commanded us to count the cost of following Him.

How many believers through the years actually counted the cost with the contemplation it might be unto execution?

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The marriage covenant was formerly written in a Bible with witnesses, which made it legal, and no one can say such a marriage would not be legal today. Many of our great-grandparents were married this way.

Of course, it is good to have copies of the written, formal document in case the Bible is burned in a fire, or a home flooded, or whatever.

My maiden name is sometimes requested; therefore, it must still be one of my legal names to prove who I am.

From Wikipedia regarding marriages licenses:

http://https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FMarriage_license:

“Today, they (marriage licenses) are a legal requirement in some jurisdictions and may also serve as the record of the marriage itself, if signed by the couple and witnessed. In other jurisdictions, a license is not required. In some jurisdictions, a “pardon” can be obtained for marrying without a license, and in some jurisdictions, common-law marriages … and representation are also recognized. These do not require a marriage license. There are also some jurisdictions where marriage licenses do not exist at all and a marriage certificate is given to the couple after the marriage ceremony had taken place.

Article 16 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares that “Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.”

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I did notice, on the Internet, some Christians questioning if they should obtain a marriage license. Some have already decided they will not.

For me personally, I would rather not see believers obtain marriage licenses due to the fact, the government has made marriage completely corrupt, including the fact, it places no merit on the marriage covenant before God; plus divorce is easily accessible. In their eyes, our children are owned by them, because we gave our marriages over to the state when we licensed ourselves with the government:

https://l.facebook.com/l/hAQGLaF29AQFDWus4sTnH0qBQXq1uSvlHfsLqBjXqLwm12w/https%3A%2F%2Frealitybloger.wordpress.com%2F2011%2F12%2F16%2Fdo-you-own-your-children%2F

We know, authorities own no concept of marriages executed between Christian believers, with the commitment, “Till death do part.” This covenant is consecrated unto God and to please God, who calls marriage good. “He who finds a wife finds a good thing.” (Proverbs 18:22)

“Let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.” (1 Corinthians chapter 7—the chapter on marriage and singleness)

We must seek the Scriptures and request spiritual discernment from the LORD respecting every area of our lives.

In love and discernment, Val Lee

To learn of God’s personal love for you, please check here:

https://vallee7.wordpress.com/category/paradise/

(My photo of church)

February 3, 2016 Posted by | homosexual activist, Homosexual marriage, No More Marriages, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Supreme Court’s Decision on Same Sex Marriage … A Nation on Fire

Fire in them there hills (photo shot with my telephoto camera from the side of our yard)

Over 3,000 acres burned north of Emmett, Idaho. Thankfully, by the next morning the fires had been mostly extinguished.

The brushfires of the other night remind me how our world appears to be blazing with more and more laws being enacted apart from the will of the of the American people who enjoy freedom of religion and the free exercise of, and free speech. Many states have voted in opposition to same-sex marriage, including California; yet, the will of American citizens has been abolished by judges who no longer believe in state and individual rights; and today, this includes the US Supreme Court.

Many believe money is behind this orchestration, with judges being paid under the table through powerful, money-rich lobbying groups who also extend alluring perks. Insiders additionally believe this to be the case regarding Obamacare legislation demands by the US Supreme Court.

This all reminds me of the idol business in the days of the Acts of the Apostles. Idol merchants were gaining money from the fools who were buying their idols or images to worship; all being performed in disobedience to God’s holy ordinances—2 Corinthians 6:14 and following, and many other passages. The merchants rose up with the agenda mantra, “Great is Diana of the Ephesians.” And they riled a crowd to chime in, providing strength in numbers, to cease the convicting preaching of Paul who exposed the lifeless idols cannot save, but Jesus Christ can. This message with conversions was robbing the merchants of their fat pocketbooks. Ephesians were turning from idols to serve the living and true God of the Bible.

People love to worship the works of man’s hands, including uplifting the arts of men, without offering glory to God who equips men with artistic abilities; nothing arising from ourselves—nothing apart from Him who crafts each person uniquely in the womb. Though, of course, many works of art should be burned due to their depictions of immodesty and other subject matters, which do not stand within the holy, pure and innocent truths of God’s Word, the Holy Bible. Someday all immoral subject matters will be burned.

Also in Acts 19, we note the on-fire believers, burning their magic books, those which encouraged sorcery, as do Harry Potter books today and countless other same-themed writings. This burning act, which refused compromise, resulted in a multitude of Ephesians coming to a saving knowledge of Christ, coupled with powerful preaching. “The Word of the LORD grew mightily and prevailed.” Bold believers gripping unafraid stands for God ushers in revival.

To gain an insiders’ view of homosexuality, an investigator ventured into a typical gay bar to film/interview those of this persuasion and found many admitted going after young boys and molesting them with no remorse. Of course, no one will find morals in such places or within the lifestyles of diseases and death.

In the military, with the withdrawal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, record numbers of sodomy cases have arisen. There have been approximately 14,000 reported rapes in one year, and those who dare to expose are persecuted in dreadful ways. It is believed this figure is low, being men are often ashamed to tell, and knowing the consequences can be unbearable. Even though those who sodomize deserve the death penalty, they are often protected. It is all about glorifying homosexuality and its destructive agendas.

You can rightly surmise with the new “counterfeit marriage” ruling, even more crimes of pedophilia and sodomy will be overlooked and more widely condoned, knowing such approval is already peeping out from under sexual agendas to the sickening of conservative hearts.

We also perceive authorities will be persecuting those of the lifestyles of life in expansing ways. There are no diseases or death by them; yet, punishment seems to await! Less people will be allowed to stand on natural marriage alone in this new realm when it comes to various businesses and now, possibly churches.

Of course, militant homosexuals despise natural marriage and desire its elimination. Homosexual, Kevin Jennings, President Obama’s former safe school czar, and one who our president upholds highly, stated, “presumed heterosexuality … is an artifact of oppression.” Is it any wonder, on the night of the US Supreme Court’s decision, our president had the white house illumined in rainbow colors as a sign of victory for the perverted of our land?

Christians need to be reminded of 2 Peter chapter 2, verses 4-6: For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly; and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah (cities full of homosexuals, homosexual agendas and homosexual sodomy) into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly;

God commands born again believers to intercede for our Christian freedoms that the Gospel might continue to spread and not be hindered. We are to pray for governing authorities to allow us to witness to others and to live peaceable and quiet lives.

Excerpt from 2 Timothy chapter 2: I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus …

Love in Jesus Christ the righteous, and the hope of glory for born again believers, Val Lee

To learn of Jesus Christ’s personal love for you, please check here: https://vallee7.wordpress.com/category/paradise/

June 29, 2015 Posted by | Homosexual marriage, Kevin Jennings, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment