Sam Rohrer on Five Moral Principles of Marriage

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Feb. 7-14 is National Marriage week. Defending marriage between one man and one woman is easy — whether examined historically, physiologically, emotionally, economically or morally, biblical marriage is best. But the moral argument is strongest because it precedes and underpins all others.

I hope you will consider these “Five Moral Principles of Marriage” we must understand and live out personally and as a culture nurture and defend.

1. Marriage is God’s idea.

God’s plan is best because God alone is Truth, Creator and Judge.  Our opinion doesn’t really matter. We have no vote, but we do have a choice. As the Source of all Authority, God’s plan for male and female, marriage, human sexuality, children and family prevails. Only He has the right to legitimately define it and to demand that we observe it.

2. God’s plan establishes biblical marriage as foundational for strong families.

Biblical marriage is the cornerstone of authority in human society. God’s foundation for societal order is upheld first by the pillar of family authority, then civil, then church authority — all nurtured by God’s purpose and limitation for each. No nation can be blessed by God without strong families. No family can be strong without a strong marriage at the center. And no marriage can be strong without following God’s plan for marriage.

3. No other combination besides one man and one woman works in God’s plan.

This principle presumes one man and one woman, united and committed, as one flesh— before God. Therefore, no government possesses the authority to legally alter or redefine marriage or family. It has no more moral or jurisdictional authority to redefine marriage than to declare natural law invalid or declare immoral actions, such as theft, murder or rape, moral.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Sam Rohrer

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