Marriage is a R-I-T-E Not a R-I-G-H-T

Everyone is talking about gay rights and the right to same-sex marriage.  They all believe that somewhere in the US Constitution that it says they have the right to marry whomever they please, but they’re wrong.  There is nothing in the Constitution that says marriage is a right.

The truth is, the whole concept of marriage comes from the Bible.  The first marriage was Adam and Eve.  It was also God’s first covenant made with man.  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.”

Herman Cain, former GOP presidential candidate, was recently talking about marriage on radio show and played a clip from Al Sharpton about same-sex marriage, gay rights and civil rights.  After hearing Sharpton’s comments, Cain said something that I felt was worth sharing.  He said that marriage is a r-i-t-e and not a r-i-g-h-t.  To redefine marriage is nothing more than redefining other sins such as adultery and fornication. Cain said:

“Not making gay marriage legal across the country is not deciding people’s prerogatives.  You see, the laws already protect everybody. Secondly, any two people can agree contractually to anything. You can agree to sharing property. You can agree to transferring property.”

“All it takes is a legal agreement,” he continued. “In some states they call it a civil union, but remember, a civil union isn’t defined as the same thing in every state. And what Al Sharpton has done with his perspective on this — he has changed the goalposts. He has shifted the subject to talking about rights — r-i-g-h-t-s. Marriage is a r-i-t-e.”

Marriage is a biblical rite, not a constitutional right.  To redefine marriage is to redefine God’s Word and biblical principles.  No man, no government, nothing here on earth has the right to alter God’s Word and His statutes.  But sadly, millions of people today believe they have that right to alter God’s Word.

To legalize same-sex marriage, in reality, is no different biblically than legalizing lying, stealing, murder, lust, covetousness, greed, malice, hate and worshiping other gods.  When people claim that they have the right to gay marriage, they’re claiming they have the right to sin.  In fact, they are correct; they have the right to sin, but with that right is the right to spend eternity in Hell.

I was told a long time ago by a very wise minister that the only right we have is the right to go to Hell.  As descendants of Adam, we are all sinners and no sinner can escape the eternal judgment of Hell without repenting of their sins and accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  Once a person surrenders their life over to Christ, they no longer want to sin or live a sinful lifestyle.

At one time, our government protected the biblical rite of marriage with the Defense of Marriage Act.  Today, Obama is asking the Supreme Court to declare DOMA as being unconstitutional, opening the door for acceptance and legalization of same-sex marriage, and the fruition of Romans 1:18-31 which is taking place in America.  Once that happens and we approve of those unnatural lusts, God’s wrath and judgment are at hand and the end of our nation is near.