To The Editor:
Today there is a great debate and division about marriage in our nation. Marriage from a biblical point of view is a divine institution to form a permanent union and bond between a man and a woman. God ordained it as a sacred, and holy, as a life long covenant, a commitment until death. Gen 1:27-27 says God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, be fruitful and multiply.
The point is this; He did not create two men or two women or one man and two women or two women for one man etc. His intention is one-man one woman for life to procreate, and love each other as life long helpmates. Many states have not overruled the authoritive word of God on the definition of marriage. There is now 18 states that have legalized gay marriage.
Gen 2:24 says therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. It is black and white crystal clear, Gods intention is a marriage to be between a male and female period.
Jesus reaffirms what God said in Gen 1 and 2, in MT 19:6 so then; they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate. A wife is female a husband a male. Man has not listened to God or fears Him for what God instituted as sacred. Jesus said let man not separate, interfere, manipulate, twist, warp or change, what God has instituted.
Whenever marriage is mentioned in the Bible, it is always between a man and a woman. God will never ordain, bless or approve marriage between gay couples ever. God, does not change His mind Numbers 23:19, or tolerates sin, the soul that sins shall die Ezek 18:20. Jesus told the woman caught in adultery go and sin no more.
This letter is not a criticize, condemn, or judge others but to make aware, to those who are misinformed on what the word of God says about the sanctity of marriage. Who do not go to church, or know the bible. It is for those who believe its okay, and God will look the other way.
Many are being misled, and deceived into believing as long as you love someone, even of the same sex, its okay God wants you to be happy and you can marry them. You may be thinking this is none of my business, I feel it is, because I care for you, who do not know the truth.
Our nation has become corrupt, evil, greedy and sexually immoral, we need to repent, as well as the church and fear the living God our creator. If God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for practiced sodomy and other immoral behaviors Jude 1:6-7, why will He now look the other way? He will not, it is detestable Lev 18:22.
Look at the devastation, destruction and calamity that have happened in the past year, it is Gods judgment. Am I blaming this all on gay marriage? No, of course not, I am blaming it on all sin. God is telling the world to wake up I am coming.
I write this out of fear of Gods righteous judgment upon the world because of our rebellious hearts. Hebrew 10:31 says it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Please pray with me for revival in our country and in his church.
As always, this letter is written in love. We must repent of our sin and turn to God. God is love and will forgive you, if you repent. Amen.
Pastor Cliff Boice
Massena Baptist Church