Miles McPherson: Speaker, Pastor, Evangelist
Speaker, Pastor, Evangelist

On a lighter note...

From Sunday's message:

 

Why Support Biblical Marriage? (Part 2)

Last week's California Supreme Court decision to make it illegal for the state's citizens to protect the truth nature of marriage raises all sorts of implications. People have asked me why I am taking the time to lead the battle.

Last week San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom said gay marriage throughout the entire country is "inevitable. ... It's going to happen, whether you like it or not." Well, this has nothing to do with whether we "like" gay marriage or not. It's not up to us; God has made it clear in His Word that homosexuality is wrong, and marriage is between a man and a woman.

Regardless of how you feel about the Bible, it's clear from Scripture that God didn't just create humans so that they could decide which they wanted to be, male and female. No, he created male and female in preparation for the
institution of marriage, a relationship reflecting the full glory of His image.

Marriage is a picture of Christ and His Bride, the Church. And the devil wants to destroy the church -- as a matter of fact, Satan wants to destroy God's image. The evil one is having a field day right now, and I believe
things are going to get worse before they get better.

This isn't a political or cultural battle; it's a spiritual battle being fought right before your eyes. This issue is so much bigger than either side realizes. As Satan uses the marriage issue to attack the image of God, I urge you to pray for our state. Pray for our leaders. Pray for our legal system and that the eyes of the judges be opened to what is going on around them. Pray for wisdom and discernment in our words and our actions as we move forward with this. God does not always call us to win the battle here on earth, but He does call us to stand up for what is right.

What side are you on?

Miles
 

Why Support Biblical Marriage? (Part 1)

By now you have heard about last week's California Supreme Court decision to overrule the people's will (as voiced with a 61% vote in favor of Proposition 22) and allow same-sex marriage in our state. In the days following this destructive ruling, I have had numerous opportunities to comment in the news media. (For example, see this San Diego Union-Tribune article.)

People ask me why I'm taking a stand. There are many reasons to fight marriage being redefined according to the trends of our culture. From a practical standpoint, just in terms of our society and its future, let me ask you this. Do you think two men should be able to marry a preteen boy? Do you think a polygamist middle-aged man should be able to marry a dozen or more young girls? If you answer no, then what is the foundation for your position? Where do you get the reason for your moral stand?

It comes down to this: On what basis do you draw the line? Marriage is not just a civil tradition, concocted by the government, or five judges in San Francisco. It is an institution designed by our Creator, who made human beings in His image. There are spiritual implications here that go way beyond the social problems that will be created by this ruling. I want to talk about that in my next blog entry.

Where do you stand?

Miles

P.S. The California Protect Marriage Act initiative on the November ballot asks voters to add this new language to the California Constitution: Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California. (See ProtectMarriage.com.) The months leading up to November will be filled with media messages about marriage. Don't be misled. Visit Rock Church and click on the blue "Protect Marriage" button for more information on how can help.

It's now more important than ever to do something.
 

Signing off in Jamaica

 

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