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  • Genre:RELIGION
  • SubGenre:Christian Theology / Ethics
  • Language:English
  • Pages:210
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543985351

The Reasonability of Marriage In A Changing World

by Anderson Ruffin

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Society once based its actions on Christian absolute values built on biblical principles. Christian absolutes are those truths and standards of Scriptures which cannot change. They are becoming less affirmative and less practical in the world today. We have marginalized (if not outlawed) Christianity in public places. Society now bases its beliefs on relative moralities that are designed to alter some values and have decided to accept that a person can do what he or she likes and is answerable to only themselves. Most people knew what was right and wrong. Some behaviors were sinful. In recent years, more and more people are rejecting God and have come to the recognition of barring Him from society. Not only have some people attempted to get rid of God, but they have also eliminated God from their consciences by changing Christian absolutes. Covenant marriage has been the central figure in the existence of humanity. The creation of the institution of marriage is from God. Any humanistic attempts to destroy marriage will immediately fail in any effort to depart from the original plan of God.
The unbelievers have compromised God's word on covenant marriage, and it has become unethical. The gates of hell will never prevail against covenant marriage. Peter's confession of Christ reveals, "And Jesus answered and said unto him, "Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven" (Matt. 16:17–19). The gates of hell will never prevail against the Church and covenant marriage. Satan is attacking the sanity of covenant marriage more than any other institution in society. Satan is trying to get us to toss out God's plan for marriage, from the beginning, and incorporates man's desirable appetite for engineering new truthful absolutes. Satan has kidnapped humanity in principle and is holding us hostage. God's final answer to this saga will be judgment and destruction like in the days of Noah. Jesus came down to a devilish world to die for the sins of humanity and to restore God's moral foundation to avoid such a catastrophe. Humanity must become yet again ethical, consecrated, sanctified, and holy. We must get God's plan of covenant marriage back in control and restored to its place of prominence. Fake president, fake lawyers, fake news, counterfeit churches, and phony marriages shall pass away. "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away" (Matt. 24:35). God's plan for marriage will never pass away. Many are questioning, how do you know Bible principles on marriage are true? Did marriage come from God? If so, why did He create it? How do you know that God exists? Why can't I have my view of marriage? The Bible is an account of God's historical truths concerning the meaning of marriage. Nowhere does it support same-sex marriage to animals, and things like cars. God's plan for marriage is between a male and a female. God is the author of marriage established in Genesis. "The LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; and the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. Adam said, this is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man. Therefore, shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed" (Gen. 2:21–25). The Bible contains God's clarification of covenant marriage when we have strayed away from the normal. Same-sex marriage is just the words of men but not the word of God. Marriage has changed in many ways and shifted toward a worldly interpretation and has lost its spiritual values, and it's like sugar that has lost its sweetness, and like music without good-sounding harmony. It is vital that the institution of marriage reestablish its claim on God's authoritative approach. The same bees no longer make the honey.
About the author
Dr. Anderson Henry Ruffin grew up in Lisman, Alabama and learned to pick cotton and pull corn from the stalks as a child. Determining to find a way out. Dr. Ruffin attended Alabama State University graduating with a bachelor and master's degree in music education. He earned a Doctor of Ministry from Virginia University of Lynchburg, Virginia. Dr. Ruffin taught in public schools forty-four years as a band director. Within the last decade, the world has shifted dramatically in the economy, the political landscape, in our personal view of covenant marriage. Each generation needs to be informed, whether it's the aging Baby Boomers or the young Millennials, approaches marriage with a different set of questions. We need to be wise. We cannot know the message of the Bible for today until we know its meaning.