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Pastor Kevin West: Marriage, the Beauty of God’s Design

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In today’s Huntington Herald-Dispatch, Rev. Kevin West from Christ Temple Church in Huntington explains his reasons for supporting an amendment to West Virginia’s constitution to define marriage as one man and one woman.  He explains:

Many careless and insensitive remarks have been made over the years about this subject. These remarks also have caused damaging offenses and crippling bitterness for many people. It is for that reason I struggle to write about the preservation of the marriage covenant between one man and one woman.

Although I disagree with the same-sex “marriage” agenda, neither do I affirm the antagonistic approach that brings condemnation through self-righteousness.

I believe God’s love is unconditional regardless of the choices we make, even if the choices are not what I consider ideal. However, accepting God’s love requires us to first understand God’s love from His perspective and, secondly, allowing the necessary changes to occur that bring true righteousness, joy and peace in our lives that only God can bring.

My decision to support the preservation of the marriage covenant between one man and one woman is based on the beauty and effectiveness of the institution prescribed by God through the mandate to man to be fruitful, multiply and replenish the earth and for a husband to love his wife as Christ loves the church.

To read the entirety of Pastor West’s guest editorial, click here.

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Written by Jeremy Dys

February 12, 2009 at 2:31 pm

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