Sunday, April 10, 2005blame it on holiness...
Context: I received this e-mail a few days ago:
MARCH FOR TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE IN CANADA
Support traditional marriage by joining together with other Canadians and let the government of Canada know our wishes. It is vital that the Parliament of Canada uphold marriage as only the union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.
Marriage is worth defending!
Join us in Ottawa for a rally in support of traditional marriage in Canada on Parliament Hill on APRIL 9, 2005
Gather at the Supreme Court (corner of Kent & Wellington) -- at 12:00 - 12:30 PM
March from the Supreme Court to Parliament Hill 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Speeches and Music 1:30 - 4:00 PM
Let your voice be heard!
Seems pretty good doesn't it? I mean, this is the kind of thing you would think a "serious" Christian would put his support in right? Well, I didn't go. Why? Because I suspected this. Did you spot it? Yep, you got it, it's the Romanist pope! And you see all those nifty signs the people are carrying? Yep, Romanism again!
Now some of you may be saying to yourselves: "So what? It's a march for the traditional definition of marriage, something both the Romanist and the Christian believes in." Well the problem is perspective my friends. Let me ask you this: would you join a march supporting school prayer if you knew it were sponsored by the KKK? Would you take part in a rally against hate crimes if you knew that the organizers were the Gay and Lesbian Association? Would you join a campaign for lower taxation if you knew that those who are leading the campaign are reputed for tax evasion and fraud?
You see, the fact that I may have some points in common with the KKK, the Gay and Lesbian Association and con-artists doesn't change the fact that everyone of these groups are an abomination to me; I don't ever want to be seen associated with any one of them! I don't want to hear their speeches, I don't want to read their detestable literature.
So, using the EXACT same reasoning, I just can't see how it would be acceptable for me to stand side by side with an IDOLATOR, to protest HOMOSEXUAL marriage.
I know volumes have been written by respected "Christian" men like Dobson, Graham and Packer on how it is acceptable to join hands with other religious groups to effect social change, but I'm sorry, I just don't buy it. I don't see this philosophy in the Bible, rather, I see verses like:
"But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy." (1 Peter 1:15-16)
"And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." (2 Corinthians 6:16-18)
God doesn't need a "moral" majority to effect social change. Did He not change the whole city of Nineveh with the reluctant preaching of ONE man? Did not a handful of Christians turn the world upside down 2000 years ago (Acts 17:6) ? Of course they did, and that's the point.
Instead of climbing in bed with the Romanist whore (and the multitude of other false religions), should we not rather spend time on our knees, begging our Heavenly Father for His grace and mercy on our respective societies? Should we not rather, like Jonah, walk the streets of our cities, preaching the Gospel of Truth, by which the Lord saves His people and brings times of refreshing?
Is there any problem with my logic here?
(PS: please...please spare me the anecdote of a man who refused normal/physical help from firemen in a burning house, because he was waiting for the miraculous...the anecdote is lacking because getting out of a burning house with the help of firemen doesn't involve SIN. Joining affinity with the ungodly is SIN - 2 Chronicles 18)