Dr. Michael Milton Commentary: Attacks on Marriage and the Dying of the Light
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 26, 2014 /Christian Newswire
/ -- "For abandoning the oath he swore in taking office and his duty to defend the common good, Attorney General Holder should be impeached by Congress" (See more at: cnsnews.com/news/article/penny-starr/black-pastors-impeach-holder
). The Reverend Bill Owens, Founder and President of the Coalition of African American Pastors did not mince words as he spoke at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on February 25, 2014.
Reverend Owens urged citizens to join him in defending the culture against the "brazen attacks" by the U.S. President on marriage: "Our elected leaders are bent on destroying marriage, remaking it as a genderless institution...In pursuing this intention, the president and his administration are trampling the rule of law..."
We could not have imagined that Ronald Reagan's "city on a hill" would ever come to this. Even the current president (and his administration) who is the object of Reverend Owens' petition, campaigned in 2008 on his belief that marriage was a sacred institution between a man and a woman. Yet a day after North Carolina voters, by an overwhelming majority, passed a constitutional amendment in 2012 protecting the institution of marriage as set out in the Bible, President Obama declared, mysteriously, that his views had "evolved." The President's remarkable evolution, which Darwinian scientists would give an arm and a leg to observe in real time, amounted to nothing short of a new set of values allowing for his extraordinary departure from humanity's received traditions and biology itself, plus the teachings of the world's greatest religions and traditions of Western Civilization. Now, that is quite an evolution! The problem is, evolution in the scientific world has not been demonstrated and such a claim for evolution in the philosophical world is not to be trusted. We have to believe that (1) the president was insincere, and that he did not believe in the sanctity of marriage in the first place, or (2) he believes in Biblical marriage, but sees no threat to marriage from homosexual relationships sanctioned by the government. Regardless, he has chosen to advance his supposed lux ex tenebris -- light out of darkness -- at the expense of lux liberates -- Light and Liberty. The Bible teaches that codifying homosexuality into a societal norm is degrading to a people (Romans 1:32). It is the opposite of progressive. Such national sin marks a downward spiral towards judgment. In addition, biblical marriage is the law of our land in the vast majority of our states. It is usually overcome, not by the votes of the people, but by manipulative courts or legislatures. This is wrong. The light of the Word will be taken from us. The law will be trampled under. The freedom of the American people is at risk. More than that: our souls are in danger.
The attack on the sanctity of marriage is tantamount to a siege on the city on a hill and is producing a dying of the light. We must pray for broken hearts among our leaders and ask God to forgive us and heal our land. I see no other way out but a God-sent revival. Then will the light that once lit that city on a hill shine again.Michael Milton, Ph.D. (University of Wales) is the Teaching Pastor of "Truth that Transforms with Dr. Michael Milton," a television broadcast ministry of "Truth in Action Ministries" ("Truth That Transforms with Dr. Michael Milton;" www.TruthInAction.org; Sundays: NRB, channel 378, DirectTV; - 10 PM EST). "Truth that Transforms" was founded by Dr. D. James Kennedy in 1974. Dr. Milton, a former pastoral intern under Dr. Kennedy and graduate of Knox Theological Seminary, also founded by Dr. Kennedy, is the President and Senior Fellow of the think-tank, "The D. James Kennedy Institute for Christianity & Culture." The author of 18 books, including "Silent No More: A Biblical Call for the Church to Speak to State and Culture," endorsed by Michael Reagan, David Limbaugh, and Rev. Franklin Graham, is also a singer-songwriter with four albums released, a Presbyterian (PCA) pastor, church-planter and founder of a Christian academy in Kansas City. Dr. Milton, an educator, former seminary president and professor, is also a former Top Secret U.S. Navy linguist, and is presently serving as a U.S. Army Reserve chaplain (Lt. Col.). A frequent speaker, writer on issues of faith and culture, Milton is the author of the syndicated "Dr. Michael Milton Commentaries." He resides in North Carolina with his wife and son. www.michaelmilton.org