The Simple Legal and Biblical Argument for Marriage

On the assumption, marriage is considered a “right” in the first place…

Homosexual activists claim there is a “right” to marriage.  From where do our rights come according to the founding document of our country?  Our Creator, that is, God.  In the very next sentence, we learn that it is the government’s job to secure our rights.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed….”

So now that we know our rights come from God, let’s see how God defines marriage:

Matthew recorded in his gospel these words of Jesus:  “Have ye not read, that he who made man from the beginning, Made them male and female? And he said:  For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be in one flesh.”  (Matthew 19:4-5)

Mark recorded in his gospel these nearly identical words of Jesus:  “But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female.  For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother; and shall cleave to his wife.  And they two shall be in one flesh.”  (Mark 10:6-8)

In both accounts, Jesus says the Creator’s plan–from the beginning of creation–was for a man to marry a woman.

(Even in ancient times, before the coming of Christ, marriage was always a heterosexual union, despite some men having multiple wives.)

Since our rights come from our Creator, and our Creator’s plan for marriage–“from the beginning of creation”–is a marriage between a man and a woman, and since “governments are instituted among men” “to secure these rights,”  the job of our government is to secure marriage as is.

Rights are not given by government.  If they were, they could also be taken away by government.  That is why our Founders acknowledged our rights come from God.  Since marriage is a creation of God, governments do not have the authority to change the very essence of what marriage is.  If government had the authority to redefine the very nature of marriage as created by God, then government could change anything with regards to religion or religious liberty, such as requiring Christians to pay for things that violate core beliefs of their religion, such as contraception, sterilization, and abortion drugs–all life issues.  Oh wait….

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Published in: on March 25, 2013 at 20:54  Comments (3)  
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