Yesterday, I received a CNN video interview link, that just happened to be an interesting topic, and somewhat spiritual, in nature. The individual, the CNN correspondent was interviewing, is David Tyree, former NFL player, for the New York Giants.
He made a controversial statement, about what he believes, would be the outcome, if same-sex marriages were to be legalized.
He stated that it would lead to anarchy. Anarchy is, political and social disorder due to the absence of governmental control.
So, today, this will be the topic of my first blog entry. I have included the link, below, so that you may view the video, and draw your own conclusions.I do not wholeheartedly agree, with the latter part of his statement, as it relates to a presence of government. But, I do agree unequivocally, as it relates to the consequences of our actions, when you go against the precedent, that God has set forth, and instituted.
We saw it in biblical days, with the state of Sodom and Gomorrah. You can go back and read it for yourself, I don’t need to go into it here. But,what I was really intrigued by, was, watching was how contentious, annoyed, and almost combative this correspondent was to David’s answers. I get this alot. When people who are still carnal minded, ask for your view on a spiritual matter, and they don’t like the answer you give, they often become agitated and aggressive. It’s not my answer, it’s God’s answer, you don’t have to like it, and neither do I. But as a Christian, I’m commanded to abide by it.
As David stated," my peace is in God’s sovereignty. His position, His dominion, His authority".
It always amazes me to see people on diverse forums, debating about whether or not, they agree with what God has said. What you gon’ do impeach him, cause you don’t like the way He governs what's His?
Firstly of all, I know that a carnal minded man cannot understand things of the spiritual. So a lot gets lost in translation, when you're trying to have a spiritual conversation, with someone who has no concept of where you're speaking from. The Bible says that we must not be conformed to the things of this world, but we must be transformed, by the renewing of our minds. Until your mind changes, your "opinion" won't change.
The anchor kept asking him to explain what he meant by “unnatural”. Come on now, really? She knows exactly what "un-natural" means, and exactly what he meant by it. NOT NATURAL. UN-NAT-U-RAL!
But, human nature, this sinful nature, that we inherited, tends to want to justify, and make exceptions, to God’s rule, as it relates to what we do. She said, studies at UCLA, shows that kids, who are raised by lesbian parents, are more tolerant of others. I would have liked for her to show some tangible evidence of that, in the same way, she pressed him, to show evidence to the contrary. How is that evidence measured? By what the kids and parents say? Then that statement is put into a case file, as part of their scientific study? Hmmm..!
If you have not been regenerated, and engrafted into the family, you have a different Father, and your rules are different, anyway.
She then went on to say that other athletes in the NFL and NBA, support the passing of the bill, i.e, Charles Barkley, and others. And what? Who are they? Charles cannot influence my opinion one way or the other. In fact he told us a few years back, that he is not a role model, and I agree. Seeing as how he is a known, and convicted, purchaser of illegal “services”. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind if they legalized prostitution, in every state too. And, just because it’s legalized in Nevada, doesn’t make it right, or moral.
When time ceases to exist, they’ve ALL got to bow before Him, just like everybody else, and acknowledge, that he is the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, and give their account to the Master.So to Charles, and all the others, who do not agree with the written Word of God, stay in your lane. The Master is busy running the universe, and keeping the breath of life, flowing through your body. I don't think He's worried about who in agreement, or not, with what He ordained and instituted, from the foundation of the world.
The first man, Adam, was not like us, physically,yes. Anatomically, no. The Bible says male and female, created He them, and called HIS name Adam. After naming the animals, he saw that each of them had a pair, or a mate. Then, Adam realized, and saw, that there was nothing like himself. God then spoke, and said that it is not good for man to be alone, and reached inside of him, and fashioned a woman out of the side of the man. Out of the womb of man..in essence, which is why Adam called her woman, womb of my womb, flesh of my flesh, bone of my bone. She was an express image of him. Complimenting and adding to him, everything that he wasn’t, and lacked. The softer side of him, the more sensitive side of him, the more emotional and intuitive side of him. His helpmate.The thing that we are to leave mother and father for, and cleave to, and become one flesh, with. No longer twain, but, one. They can, and are able to, cleave together and become one. Because, they were one in the beginning! They fit together perfectly, in intimacy.
This is why God condemns, the coming together of a woman and a woman, a man and a man, because they do not fit. They were not designed to fit. It is not the way He ordained it, or specified, for it to be. It is unnatural. He said be fruitful and multiply, procreate, because everything we need to carry on the life force, is inside of man and woman. Not woman and woman, not man and man. That is why the “coming together” of themselves is so explosive, because they were together before, in the beginning. They fit.
The woman is the body and the bride of man. Just as the church is the body and the bride of Christ. Just as the woman was birthed out of Adam’s side and body, the church was birthed out of the body and the side of Christ. That’s why when Paul speaks about marriage, at the end of his synopsis, he says “I speak to you regarding the mystery of Christ and the church” as it relates to union of a man and woman. We are playing “like-as” roles in marriage.
The man’s role, is to play Christ, her role, is to play the church. Marriage is supposed to be a visual drama of what He did. He loved us, and sacrificed Himself for us.
She is to respect and submit herself to him, as her Lord, just as the church does. He is to love and sacrifice himself for her. So, that even when people can’t see our Bibles, they can see what it speaks of, through us. This shall be done until He returns. As we know in heaven there will be no marriage, or giving in marriage. This is because we will not need a covering, a protector, a provider, a nourisher, or a cherisher in each other, because He will be our sufficiency.
I could go on and on, because there is so much more to what I am saying. But, you get the jist. My conclusion is, I agree with God, and Mr. Tyree, that it is unnatural. Just as abusive marriages are unnatural, and single parent households are unnatural. I understand that some of these things, are not our fault, but it is our problem.
It is not my intention to bash, hurt, or anger anyone, it is to open up dialogue, and get us all thinking. As a Pastor I am charged to stand on the truth. Sometimes, it's not popular, and people don't want to hear it. But conviction and repentance will bring about transformation. I know it has in my life. There were a lot of things said, that I didn't necessarily want to hear, at the time. But, I took heed to them and asked My Father to help me. To help me walk in love, and obedience, and He did just that! He's still doing it.
Tomorrow, I think I may deal with the other side of this interview, and give my view on the consequences of these aforementioned issues.Please feel free to comment. It does not matter to me whether you’re on the left or the right, if you agree, or do not agree. I welcome all viewpoints, as this is my opinion, as well. These are topics for discussion, which is the point of this blog.
Be blessed and encouraged, today!
God loves you and I do, too.