The Attack on Marriage

Why is there such an attack on marriage today? Why?
Divorce attacks marriage, ending it. Pornography attacks marriage, destroying the intimacy God ordained and bringing distrust into a relationship founded on trust. Fornication destroys marriage, as it robs one of the innocence of entering into marriage with purity and the blessing of God. Adultery attacks marriage, as it destroys life’s greatest commodity: trust. Premarital cohabitation (“living together” before marriage) attacks marriage, as it violates the sacredness of sexual expression, mocks the vows of marriage and vastly increases the chances of divorce. Homosexuality attacks (true, authentic, Biblical, orthodox, historic) marriage, as it is a violation of nature and nature’s God and the very purpose of marriage. Transgenderism attacks marriage, as it decimates God’s foundational creation of male and female, the two entities needed to have marriage. Abortion attacks marriage, ending the purpose for marriage. Pedophilia attacks marriage, as the futures of young children are destroyed, even before they enter into marriage. Domestic abuse attacks marriage, as it violates God's command for the husband and wife to love, honor, cherish and protect each other.
Institutions are now attacking marriage. Academia is attacking marriage. Hollywood is attacking marriage. The media is attacking marriage. Some churches and denominations are attacking marriage. Shockingly and ignorantly, much of the business world – now progressive – is attacking marriage. Even more remarkable, the (woke) sports world is now attacking marriage. And government, which is supposed to support marriage and the family, has been brutal to marriage. We will stop there, but the list of abusers of marriage goes on and on.
Why? Why all this attack on ONE thing? On marriage?
In Genesis 1 and 2, God established (in this order) three things:
  • Gender specificity – male and female
  • Marriage – one man and one woman
  • Procreation – bringing forth life from the act of marriage
In our society, the Enemy has attacked these exact three things, but in reverse order:
  • Against procreation by killing babies through abortions (1973, Roe v. Wade)
  • Against marriage by mocking what is obvious from, not merely the Scriptural texts, but natural law - that a male and a female "fit" together, psychologically, spiritually, intellectually and physiologically; and against the notion of a mommy and a daddy. Two men don't provide that. Two women don't either. (And if two daddies are so good, wouldn't three daddies be better? Or four? Or ?) (2015 Obergefell v. Hodges)
  • Against the "male/female" gender specificity assigned by God (2016, the year in which Obama coerced the State of North Carolina to allow men into women’s bathrooms, and Obamacare including trans, forcing it nationwide)

With that background, the question still stands: Why? Why the attack on marriage? For the answer, let’s go to the Hebrew words in Genesis 1 and 2. Click here to see a 15 minute video answer to the question of “Why is there such an attack on marriage?”
Dr. Jim Garlow
Well Versed

Rosemary Schindler Garlow
Well Versed

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