Is Marriage Redefined?
"Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter." (NIV) Isa. 5:20
Apart from the Church, the institution most targeted by Satan is the family - the foundation of all society. The enemy has always devised schemes to unsettle the family right from the Garden of Eden to now. He does so by manipulating God’s laws and instructions to deceive mankind. Sometimes the truth is reduced, extended or massaged to suit the enemy and the selfish interest of man. A typical example is the definition of marriage today.
Marriage was established by God as an institution by which a mature man and woman are united and establish a new family unit for life (Gen. 2:24). Unfortunately, the world and the enemy are twisting marriage as; “any of the diverse forms of interpersonal union established in various parts of the world to form a familial bond that is recognized legally, religiously, or socially, granting the participating partners mutual conjugal rights and responsibilities and including, for example, opposite-sex marriage, same-sex marriage, plural marriage, and arranged marriage”.
The current definition of marriage has stretched the basic composition of couples beyond opposite-sex partners. However, that does not change the word of God. Homosexualism is still not acceptable by God (Rom. 1:26-27; 1 Tim. 1:8-11). Also, the duration of marriage has been changed to mean “marry as to when it suits you”, thereby increasing the number of divorces.
Contracting marriage and the divine order of the man being head in marriage is been challenged now. Almost all aspects of marriage are been replaced but note that man doesn’t have the right to redefine divine institutions and will be held accountable.
We can’t create our own standards and that we must return to God for inspiration for marriage and family life to please God. Singles must also stay “holy” to please God. You cannot mock God by repackaging fornication in other forms/terms – it is still fornication. God is watching us all.