Total truth remains totally true for all, regardless of whether we choose to recognize it or stubbornly, foolishly, and pitiably choose to deny it. As Pearcey notes, “Christianity is the key that fits the lock of the universe.”
Indeed, when we slip and fall, gravity hurts, in the physical sense, whether we’re Christian or pagan. Likewise, when we fall from grace – when we sin – death, which is “the wages of sin,” hurts in the eternal sense.
Though we have no salvation from gravity, we do have salvation from sin, in and through the person of Christ Jesus. He sits atop heaven’s throne, along with God the Father, on the decidedly superior flip-side of our transcendental Two-ist reality.
There is we. And there is He.
God was the first defender of natural marriage. After all, he designed it. Jesus reiterated that design, making it abundantly clear and beyond refutation that marriage is, always has been, and always will be the union of the binary opposite, magnificently different male and female of the human creation.
Declared Christ: “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate” (Matthew 19:4-6).
Note that, rather conspicuously, Jesus did not say: “At the beginning the Creator made them lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT). For this reason a male, female, or shemale will leave his, her, or whatchahoozie’s father and mother, father and father, or mother and mother and be united to his or her wife – and/or husband – and the two or more will become one flesh. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.”
So important, in fact, is the natural, God-ordained union of man and wife in the covenantal bond of marriage, that God uses this union as the metaphor for Christ’s covenantal bond to His “bride,” the Church.
Equality does not mean “sameness.” In fact, when it comes to matters of sex, marriage, sexuality, family, and procreation – which, by their very nature, require binary and biological compatibility – sameness becomes, quite naturally and necessarily, unequal. It’s a nonstarter. A man cannot give birth to a baby (I demand “birth equality” now!) because men and women are different.
Likewise, a woman cannot give birth to a baby without a man. That’s because, thank God and again, He made us different. “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’”
There is “marriage equality,” and then there is marriage reality. Marriage exists in the Two-ist reality. “Marriage equality” persists in the One-ist fantasy.
Thank God men and women are different.
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