Sunday, 13 February 2011


We have Internet filter software on our computer that is meant to block all the 'nasty' sites. It does a good job although at times it can be a little frustrating. We can - or rather I can since I'm the only one who knows the password - override the filter and view sites that it deems unsuitable.

Perhaps surprisingly, a lot of the blogs I visit are considered 'unsuitable'. Before anyone starts jumping to conclusions, let me explain further. These blogs are 'unsuitable' because they fall into the category of hate/violence because they speak against same-sex marriage, divorce, abortion, or sex outside of marriage. I'm just waiting for the day it blocks me from visiting my own blog.

Because I have a problem with same-sex marriage.

I have a problem with abortion.

I have a problem with the high rate of divorce.

I have a problem with society endorsing fornication and adultery (and if you don't believe me, just watch an hour or so of prime-time television and then tell me it doesn't try to sell sex outside of marriage).

I have a problem with children being born out of wedlock, never knowing the security of a father and mother being there for each other and for their children.

I have a problem because the Bible speaks against such things.

God's plan is for one man and one woman to come together within the sanctity of marriage. To give themselves to one another absolutely. Not just physically, but emotionally as well. To commit themselves to one another totally - before they even survey the marriage bed.

If you think I'm an idealist, it's because this type of total commitment is rarely seen these days.

The world defines commitment in a number of ways - it's okay to sleep together if we're committed to one another; it's okay to have a baby together as long as we're committed - but it's becoming less and less rare for commitment to be defined as m-a-r-r-i-a-g-e. Yet without marriage, commitment is not really commitment. It's not saying 'till death us do part', it's not saying 'forsaking all others'. It is saying, 'I'm making sure I still have a way of escape if I want it.'

By contrast God's definition of marriage is totally different. God ordained marriage between one man and one woman for the purpose of Godly offspring. His plan is for life.

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh (Genesis 2:24, KJV).

But did He not make them one,
Having a remnant of the Spirit?
And why one?
He seeks godly offspring.
Therefore take heed to your spirit,
And let none deal treacherously with the wife of his youth
(Malachi 2:15. NKJV).

That's commitment!