Thursday, June 18, 2015
Are We Supposed to 'Take Back" Government?
Have you seen Chalcedon's post?
Christian Marriage is Married to the State
Isn’t the reason that Christians accept the state-licensing of marriages because of the fallout of divorce? Don’t Christians believe they need the state to guarantee things like alimony and child support? Isn’t it the benefits provided by the state that is part of the driving motive of the legalization of gay marriages? Gays “want in” the state licensing of marriage, but why are Christians not wanting out? What business is it of the state to rule over God’s primary covenantal institution—the family?
If it’s a question of alimony and child support, the Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 6:7, “Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law with one another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? Why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?” The greater sin, he said, was going to the wicked for judgment.