Does the Re-Definintion of Marriage Really Matter?
With the extraordinary pressures to re-define marriage and accommodate the demands by gay activists for homosexual unions to be accepted as "marriage", many are asking: Well, what difference does it make?
Thirteen years ago Africa Christian Action published the landmark book: The Pink Agenda – Sexual Revolution in South Africa and the Ruin of the Family, warning that their agenda was to work towards "homosexual marriages". At that time, the gay community vigorously denied that this was their plan.
Radical Social Engineering
The Pink Agenda documented, from the homosexual's own writings, that they had a radical social engineering project, not merely to have the deviant declared normal, but to have the normal declared deviant. The stated goal of radical homosexuals is to force all of society – beginning in primary schools – to conform to sexual deviancy.
At the time, the homosexual community denied that they had any intention to attack the traditional family and attempt to redefine the basic building block of society – Christian marriage. Now the homosexual agenda is plain for all to see. Bed and Breakfast owners in Britain targeted for ruinous legal action for recommending a homosexual couple to rather use any of the many other Bed and Breakfasts that had no problems with such conduct. Bakers hounded out of business for preferring not to cater for a homosexual "wedding". A Christian florist viciously persecuted out of business for preferring not to accept a contract to provide flowers for a homosexual "wedding". Pastors prosecuted in Sweden for preaching what the Word of God teaches in Romans 1, concerning the sin of homosexuality. Adoption agencies targeted for preferring to place children for adoption in homes with a husband and wife, rather than with homosexual live-in lovers. People have been fired from their jobs. Teachers have been kicked out of schools. The homosexual agenda has taken on the role of a bullying inquisition.
Whole countries are being bullied by the US State Department and European Union to decriminalise homosexual activity. Foreign aid is being withdrawn and political pressure exerted on countries such as Malawi and Uganda for their laws upholding traditional marriage.
Privileges for Perverts
Sneak attacks, assertions of victimhood, name-calling and expensive, time-wasting litigation are only some of the weapons being mobilised against those who hold to traditional marriage. It is crystal clear that the Pink Agenda is not about tolerance, but demanding approval and conformity to their perverse agenda. This includes indoctrinating children, even in primary schools, with their perverse propaganda.
Undermining Both Family and Church
The family is the basic building block of society. Marriage is an institution established at Creation by God. Marriage, a life-long partnership of love between a man and a woman, is a sacrament and an ordinance of the Church. No government has the right to interfere in religious freedom and presume to redefine a Creation ordinance.
Civilisation Itself is at Stake
At its heart, the battle to re-define marriage, to incorporate what God in the Bible condemns as perversion and an abomination, is a war against the family. It is not only a battle for the family, but it is a battle for civilisation itself. Of the 26 civilisations that are recorded in history, none have survived the pubic tolerance of homosexual perversion. The great Roman and Greek civilisations collapsed when sexual morality was subverted. Homosexual perversion represented the terminal stage of the collapse of these civilisations. Similarly, one can see in the collapse of the Aztec, Mayan and Inca civilisations, the role of sexual perversion in fuelling the collapse of those societies.
"Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie… God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations with unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were enflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion… although they knew God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continued to do these very things, but also approved of those who practiced them." Romans 1:24-32
Archaeological Evidence of the Destruction of Depravity
A visit to the Archaeological excavations at Pompeii, buried under lava from the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius also documents the prevalence of homosexual perversion in that city before it was entombed in volcanic ash.
"Who will rise up for Me against the evildoers? Who will stand up for Me against the workers of iniquity?" Psalm 94:16
The Catastrophic Consequences of Compromise and Cowardice
If you remain silent and passive while yet another vital foundation for Christian civilisation is imploded, then you will be condemning your children to continue to be bombarded with homosexual propaganda at school and in the media. You may be sure that freedom of thought, freedom of association, freedom of speech, freedom of conscience and freedom of religion will continue to be eroded. Churches will be tied up in time-wasting and expensive litigation and pastors will be fined and imprisoned for refusing to bow before this perverse agenda.
"Do not be deceived, neither the sexually immoral… nor male prostitutes, nor homosexual offenders… will inherit the Kingdom of God." 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
We must love our neighbour and reach out to homosexual neighbours with Christian love and concern, sharing the liberating Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ with them. We cannot submit to this counterfeit marriage movement or stand by while our children are subjected to brainwashing and bullying to declare good and normal what God has condemned as sinful and perverse.
"Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!" Isaiah 5:20
This is more than a battle over marriage, it is a battle for the family. It is a battle for religious freedom. It is a battle for Christian civilisation. Even more than that, it is part of the New World Order's War against God.
"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not allow yourselves to be burdened again by a yoke of slavery… you, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather serve one another in love." Galatians 5:1,13.
As we approach elections in South Africa, visit www.SAVotersguide.org to see where the party you plan to vote for stands on the issues of the homosexual agenda's war against the family.
"But select capable men from all the people – men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain – and appoint them as officials…" Exodus 18:21
Dr. Martin Luther declared: "If I profess with the loudest voice, and clearest exposition, every portion of the Truth of God, except precisely that point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, then I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Him. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved; and to be steady on all the battlefront besides is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point."
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Dr. Peter Hammond
Africa Christian Action
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Cape Town South Africa
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