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They hear that their cause is lost, that demographics and the march of history have doomed their campaign to keep marriage only between a man and a woman. But the young conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage ‚ÄĒ unlike most of their generation ‚ÄĒ remain undaunted.
Last week, the Heritage Foundation released a report by Ryan T. Anderson, 31, in defense of traditional marriage,"Marriage: What It Is, Why It Matters, and the Consequences of Redefining It.‚ÄĚ Mr. Anderson, a Heritage Foundation fellow, has also held briefings for members of Congress, their staff and others to explain his arguments against same-sex marriage, and he and two co-authors released a book last year laying out their case in depth.
Still, the fight is shaping up to be a difficult one, with public opinion increasingly seeming to shift in favor of same-sex marriage. More than 100 high-profile Republicans recently filed a brief...
Sir, I agree with you. It should be the first priority of A Christian to point out: The Roman Road Romans 3:10 As it is written, "There is none righteous, not even one." Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. Romans 10:13 For "Whoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved."---NASB
But--this is not a Christian nation, so when you're talking to a Unitarian, mainliner (who should know the above --doesn't hurt to repeat it to them. or to an atheist who doesn't (Really good reason to point the above out). There are truths in universal Revelation as well as particular,Romans 1:18-20
Rev Dr R E Knodel, Jr wrote: The fatal flaw in this effort to defend marriage lies in its secularism...!
Thank you Dr. Knodel for your emphasis on the Word of God. The issue here seems to be this a group that is working in a secular society and dealing with secular legislatures. They know not God nor recognize His laws. It is like dealing with Pharaoh, they would say who is the Lord that we should obey Him? You would get as far by saying that this is the word of the government of Antarctica, they would say why should we listen to them, we are not under their law. Our power is in proclaiming the Word of God and prayer. Theirs is to work through the legal channels that are available.
The fatal flaw in this effort to defend marriage lies in its secularism. They're trying to use human opinion, statistics, logic, etc. But God is jealous for HIS ORIGINAL AUTHORITY. Until we base our arguments, case, etc on "Thus Sayeth the Lord!" (Ie the Bible) God will not prosper our effort. But this is precisely what evangelicalism (much less conservatism) is unwilling to do. God is mocking is for our timidity. I fear even the "reformed" church is fearful of speaking to the social issues based on God's Word. Let us fearlessly begin to speak boldly on the basis of God's word! We may have to suffer for righteousness, but we would begin to win some of these battles. God's name would be involved in the struggle!
I'm surprised that the NY Times gave quite a few links to articles which are extremely good. I think I'll save the one, e.g., Marriage: What It Is, Why It Matters, and the Consequences of Redefining It. The writer of this one may or may not be Christian, but he gives a good secular argument on the importance of marriage. I would think there might be quite a few Christians in the Heritage Foundation? Anyway, a good article to keep track of, :thumbsup" One have to remember when your arguing with atheists or mainline Christians (Is there much difference? :-7 ) One has to have The Secular Case Against Gay Marriage. There are quite a few good articles out there. Oh, by the way, it would be handy to have a copy of the Evangelism: Treading the Roman Road as well.
Note as soon as a Republican politician has a degenerate descendent they come out in favor or queerness.