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No More Marriage Ceremonies in Churches

 

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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

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