Sunday, September 21, 2008

Call unto Me

We had our night of prayer last Friday, and it was wonderful in every way. It was a blessing joining with so many churches for prayer, and I rejoiced seeing the body of Christ uniting for prayer. Golden Springs, Chino Hills, Upland, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and many other fellowships were represented, and I was so moved by the excitement and anticipation I sensed in the sanctuary. We gathered to pray for our state and our nation, but especially for our marriages. Ultimately, society rises or falls on the foundation of its families, and with the radical re-defining of family, it is really the church's responsibility to stand up and re-emphasize just what a family is. God tells us that marriage is His idea, and in Malachi 2:11 He goes so far as to refer to marriage as the holy institution which He loves. Marriage is defined in scripture as the union of a man and a woman, creating a composite unity: the two becoming one.  Because we believe in the traditional definition of marriage, we oppose changing it to accommodate willful sin and this is why we joined in prayer this last Friday. I would encourage you all to pray for our marriages, and to guard your own, as well as turning out to vote in November. We need to make our consciences known, and you can do it in many ways, including at the ballot box. Remember, all it takes for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.  

2 comments:

:corinne: said...

What a wonderful yet simple way of explaining the importance of marriage Pastor. It's so simple but why don't people get it? And instead the world is trying to corrupt and tear the purity that it represents! I'm continuing to pray for this upcoming election! I love that our churches are coming together.

gvelazco said...

great blog Pastor, how awesome is Gods intention marriage between a man and a women, much more is intentions for all of His children. hope and a future with Him, blessings and joy, why would anyone want to miss that. let us continue to pray for our friends and families that they my taste and see that the Lord is good!