Friday, June 20, 2014

It seems so clear.

The USA Today reported that the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) voted Thursday to redefine Christian marriage in the church constitution as the union of "two people" instead of " a man and a woman."

Genesis 2:24 reads, "Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh."

It's interesting that at the very beginning of creation, God establishes the doctrine of marriage.  Jesus restates this doctrine in the Gospels.  It's a very specific teaching.  A man...a woman.  It's seems so clear.

What also seems clear is that a number of church bodies have forsaken the clear teaching of Scripture to instead fall in line with the culture, a culture that will use any sort of guide so long as it is not God's Word.

My church body - the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod - is clearly out of step with today's culture.

Praise the Lord!