After reading last week’s letters to the editor and hearing the fact that my church, River of Life, had a Marriage Protection sign destroyed and replaced only to have the second one taken, I could not stay silent any longer.
I feel people are hiding behind love and burying the truth.
I try to love and respect all people and treat people as I would want to be treated. I believe all Scripture is God breathed as 2 Timothy 3:16-17 reads, All Scripture is God breathed and it is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. This verse is telling me that ALL Scripture is God breathed, so I can not pick and choose the parts I like and don’t like. I must believe it all or none.
God chose what was to be in the Bible, not me. He is the creator of the universe; he created everything. With all of man’s intelligence we are just beginning to tap into all of the wonders of the human body that God created in his own image. How can I possibly think that I know more than God. I just cannot see how we can be confused as to what God’s plan was because he states it very clearly in many areas of the Bible. Here are a few areas of the Bible that helped me see where it talks about one man and one woman.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (He created it all)
Genesis 1:27-28 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number, fill the earth.
Ephesians 5:31 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.
Mark 10:6-9 But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ 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, therefore what God has joined together let man not separate.
A YES vote is protecting marriage as one man and one woman.
I understand the Marriage Amendment is on the BACK of the ballot. Please turn it over and vote! If you miss this or leave it blank it counts as a NO vote.
This is not about what I say, it is about what God says in his love letter to us called the Bible. — Judy Mikkola, Ramsey