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Are We Fighting Against God?

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Guest blog commentary by Nathan A. Cherry.

There’s a Bible story that comes to my mind frequently as I read news headlines from day to day. This story, found in the book of Acts (5:29-42) is about Peter and some other disciples being arrested for speaking the truth of Christ. Oddly enough it was the “religious” leaders of the day that had Peter and the others arrested. When they were let out of prison they were told not to speak or teach in the name of Jesus anymore. But Peter replied, “We should obey God rather than men” (5:29). The political and religious leaders were about to arrest them again when a well-known and well-respected leader stood up and spoke out sort of in their behalf. He simply told the people that if Peter, the Gospel, and all this Jesus “stuff” was of man then it would fail miserably and they would be vindicated. However, if it was of God then it would succeed and there was absolutely nothing anyone could do about it; unless of course they wanted to engage in war against God Himself.

Well, as the saying goes, “The rest is history.”  This brings us to the present day. The headlines that come across my computer read like this, “California School Holds ‘Gay Day’ for Kindergartners,” “Conservative Talk Radio Added to the Endangered Species List,” and “Judicial Attacks on Marriage Continue.” (Citizenlink) With such headlines constantly on the front pages of newspapers and internet sites one cannot help but wonder who’s fighting whom?

But is it really me or any other traditional, conservative, value voting person that is being fought, or is it the absolute truth and morality that we derive from Scripture? Why is there an element in this country that wants to redefine marriage so badly when all the studies done show that families are stronger and kids grow up happier and healthier in “traditional” families? What could possibly be the benefit of exposing kindergartners to homosexual behavior? Why, in a land of “free speech” would the liberal side seek to take conservative talk radio off the air? What is to be feared in the public debate of ideas?

I can’t help but think that a better approach for the opposing side to take is the one from the above mentioned story. Let things be as they are, and, if they are right, and proper, and inherently good then all will know in a short matter of time. What is truly True rises to the top.  But, if they are indeed the wrong views then it will be equally obvious to all.

Touching on marriage. If traditional, heterosexual marriage is so outdated, bigoted, and narrow minded as we hear from the liberal side, why is it the only form of marriage and relationship that has produced every living being, and the only form that can produce a human being? Seems like things just fit better in that format than any other.  So why redefine marriage when the current definition is perfect for propagating the species and building strong families?  

I suppose I have just come to the conclusion that if the traditional values and principles this country was founded upon is simply ideas of men then they will crumble in and of themselves and it will be evident to tall. However, if they are inherently right and good with intrinsic value then we need to fight for them and abandon change. Otherwise we may find ourselves one day fighting against God Himself. 

Nathan A. Cherry holds a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Trinity Theological Seminary.  Nathan provides leadership in discipleship, culturally relevant teaching, and outreach as Associate of Ministry at Central Chapel in Hedgesville, West Virginia.

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Written by Jeremy Dys

October 28, 2008 at 3:29 pm

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  1. Why the so-called liberal “side” does what it does with regard to trying to legitimize homosexual marriage is because it is free to do so in our country. Freedom. Arrogance merged with freedom. Being permitted to do it by the powers that be. This is a decadent society. Has been for some time.

    Putting this kind of information in front of kindergarteners? Not forgiveable! They are smart enough to know that they can successfully indoctrinate these young minds with their perversion. And the parents of said children stand by and allow it? Unheard of! You don’t suppose the reluctance of the parents (families) to stand up to this perversion could have anything to do with the criminals in black robes and gavels in their unholy hands that populate American courtrooms, do you?

    What they have already done to our children is unconscionable. This is no accident; this is done by design.

    joe rorke

    October 28, 2008 at 5:06 pm

  2. Joe,
    Thanks for the comments. You are right, this is a decadent society that wants what it wants when it wants it. Judges and courts have been, and will continue to effectively strip parents of their rights as parents because parents will continue to sit by and allow it. Only when people remind everyone from judges to senators that they are accountable to us, the people, because they are elected by us, the people, will we see any measure of change.

    Nathan

    October 30, 2008 at 3:18 pm


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