God creates people and laws, not the courts.
In the Richard Larsen essay (May 27) I am appalled at his calling “same-sex” a marriage, when the Bible claims homosexual conduct is a sin, an abomination, and abnormal. How can Larsen and the Star condone and support the court decision to legalize two people of the same sex having the rights of an institution ordained by our Creator Himself, as between ONLY a man and a woman.
Larsen used the term “rights” numerous times in his editorial as pertaining to citizens who physically choose not to “match-up” to our Designer’s standards. The Word of God in Holy Writ is clear (both Old and New Testaments) that His ordained institution of marriage is a covenental relationship between male and female persons.
God created man and woman to be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth (Gen. 1:28); and for a man to leave his father and mother and cleave unto his wife (Gen. 2:24). Everybody has known that since Adam and Eve were created by our Heavenly Father. Husband and wife are appropriate marriage partners.
Where does Larsen think “rights” come from? From his own definition of marriage? Maybe the 4 to 3 wrong-thinking unconstitutional court? From the State? Where do they get their rights? From the people. Where do they get their rights? From the immutable laws of God. All things were created by and from the Triune God through Christ Jesus, including Law and rights.
The Star claims those who understand the “Truth” about righteousness and justice (because of reading the Bible) are not, as Larsen presumes, “the tyranny of a misguided majority.” Real people with real insight instinctively know ONLY a man and woman fit together, go together, and are entitled to the special benefits of a married couple once they pledge themselves to each other in Holy Matrimony. (Common sense).
Our Creator is unchangeable. His laws are fixed for all eternity (that is why scientists and engineers and inventors can rely on specific laws of the universe and our planet), and why we can rely on the marriage institution as our Lord has designed it, not as some decide to change it. As usual, the essay from Larsen is fraught with inaccuracies, erroneous assumptions, deception and hyperbole.
Citizens should NOT applaud the court in California (as he claims), but work to pass the Marriage Amendment (November elections) to uphold what God has proclaimed since the very foundation of the world: only one man and one woman have the true “rights” of a righteous marriage.
Gerald Christian Nordskog
Chairman, Ventura County Christian Leadership
For more on the issue, please visit www.californiafamily.org