Posted by: Derek Guyer | August 23, 2008

Destroyed From Lack of Knowledge


The home is under attack. It’s being defeated, and we’re watching it all happen on the news, at our kids’ baseball games, and everywhere else we go in public.

In California, gay couples are coming out of the woodwork to take what God created, marriage, for their own selfish desires. It’s no longer what God has brought together, but has now been turned over to the courts to bring together.

All across the country, husbands and wives are going to their kids’ baseball games where one spouse or the other is sleeping with the parent of another child on their children’s team. They sit at the game with their own spouse. Sadly, no one knows anything of it, except for the two “lovers” sitting apart from each other, who are totally connected emotionally. They glance over at each other, holding a far more intimate secret than they’ve ever carried with their spouse. They’ll leave the game and through text message, email, and private phone calls, set up their next rondevue where they’ll continue to betray their own spouses.

Lisa and I were out as a family a while back spending some time together when a man walked past us in a store and stood waiting for someone or something. He kept smiling at Caitlyn, but was obviously preoccupied. We soon found out he was waiting on his little girl, I’m guessing about the age of 2, being dropped off by her mother for her “weekend with Dad”. As the mother walked up, the little girl started crying and throwing a fit. The parents were both embarrassed and so were both of the grandfathers accompanying them. What was it about this couple’s past that made it so difficult for them to lay aside whatever had gone wrong? Was it an affair? Was it personality issues? I have no idea and frankly it’s none of my business. We were just left in an awkward position when they chose to meet two feet from where we were sitting. The really hard part was watching the little girl cry so hard when her father was holding her as her mother walked away in tears. The little girl couldn’t understand what was happening nor why it was happening.  By the looks on their faces, I’d say her parents couldn’t understand or handle it either.

It shouldn’t be this way. Marriage, as God instituted and designed it, is being mocked, torn apart, and utterly destroyed. The fabric of God’s vision for the home is being torn in two, and it isn’t just happening in the world. This is happening in our own homes. Christians everywhere are being caught in these traps, and Satan is having a field day with them.

I’d love to be able to tell you that my home has nothing to do with these types of things, but I’d be lying. We have suffered from an affair and the foundation of our marriage was rocked. We’ve seen the devil’s handiwork and suffered from the aftermath.

Our culture has very little clue about God’s original design for marriage. We speak about what we want, need, love, hope for and on and on, but rarely do we step back to just look at what God brought together. We rarely understand what he’s done in the beginning. Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.” As a result, homosexual marriages are legal, husbands and wives are cheating on each other, and children visit their parents separately.

When was the last time you stopped to look at what God says about marriage? Did you even know he has very specific instructions about how to handle sexual intimacy and problems with physical abuse? How about this: Did you know he asks the wife to respect her husband and the husband to love his wife, but never the reverse?

Unless you understand the will of God and his original purpose for creating the marriage institution, how can you expect to live within it comfortably? If you don’t know what he says, read. If you don’t understand, ask for understanding. If you don’t seek his will, understand that you’re likely living outside of it.

“Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

Psalm 37:4

Father, let our delight be in you. Your ways are higher than our ways, so show us your way.

I have disabled comments, as of 4:46 EST on 8/24/08. I have no problem with profitable discussion, but I believe the points have been proven and this has now turned in a direction I’m not interested in pursuing. I will not allow the blog to be a place for quarreling and pray the lines are clear to all who are reading. Thanks for understanding.

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  1. It’s lucky for you that God created bigots! Your holy bigotry is truly admirable, and I hope all families will look to people like you so they will know who to discriminate against in the name of God!

    Keep us the good work! And don’t forget, thank God everyday for creating gays for you to discriminate against. Also, thank Him for making you superior.

  2. I’ll admit that it’s tough for me to read the truth in Scripture. It’s piercing, especially because we all stand guilty before it.

    Sadly, what you appear to be calling discrimination and bigotry is what God speaks very clearly about. It doesn’t just convict people who have turned to a homosexual lifestyle. The truth hurts all of us, because again, we’re all sinners and stand in a condemned position before God. I’m no less a sinner than anyone else and desperately need the grace and truth found in Christ, just like everyone else.

    “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” II Tim. 3:16-17

    I pray you see it has nothing to do with me or anyone else being superior, but everything to do with the people of God trying to live the righteous and holy lives he’s offered us.

  3. Derek,

    The truth you have read is in your heart. You are just making scripture fit your bigotry.

  4. “Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God.” I Corinthians 6:9-10

    It’s tough for all of us to accept things that don’t fit the way we want to live, but it doesn’t change whether they’re true or not.

  5. Bigots will not inherit the Kingdom of God, even if they claim God told them to be a bigot.

  6. I’d like to set up an example to preface my question, if I may. Since Buddhism is a non-theistic religion, a Buddhist marriage has nothing to do with any god(s) at all; it’s all about the two people involved and their love and respect for one another. In that way it deviates from the modern Christian norm, just like same sex marriage. It’s not about glorifying Jesus or “growing in the Lord” or anything like that: only the simple fact that two people who love each other would like to formalize their relationship and be together forever.

    My question is this: is a Buddhist marriage valid and moral, despite being non-Christian in nature? Despite the fact that it could be interpreted by outsiders as a totally selfish act? Why or why not?

  7. Thanks for the questions, Reynvaan.

    Whether Buddhist, Hindu, or anything else, I still believe God is God. That makes him Lord, whether anyone acknowledges him or not. So, I do believe marriage, as God institutes it, is valid.

  8. Believing in God doesn’t make him Lord.

  9. Great point, manupmen. God doesn’t force himself to be anyones Lord. He gives us all a choice. We can either choose to acknowledge him and accept eternal life or deny him and accept the condemnation that goes along with choosing that way.

    “Two roads diverged in the woods, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” -Robert Frost

  10. If you are claiming that God’s stance is, “Believe in me or I’ll kill you,” then you are a terrorist.

  11. “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written:
    “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
    the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”
    Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.” 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

  12. I Corinthians is a fine piece of fiction.

  13. ==… thank God everyday for creating gays …==

    Where does He say this, expecially in view of the fact that He condemns what we now call “homosexuality.”

  14. ==Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God?==

    Whose wrong?

  15. ==You are just making scripture fit your bigotry.==

    Actually, he’s not making It up.

  16. ==thank Him for making you superior.==

    Actually, He separates the goats [unrighteous; disobedient] from the sheep [Righteous; obedient]. Those who are born again and are obedient are sanctified by His Righteousness.

  17. ==I Corinthians is a fine piece of fiction.==

    For the disobedient, it is. Thinking that allows the disobedient to try to justify their disobedience. How convenient. All the disobedient gotta do is say, “It ain’t true!” and VOILÁ! they can ignore it. It must be magic!

  18. Mr. Incredible, quoting a work of fiction repeatedly does not make it true.

  19. ==is a Buddhist marriage valid and moral, despite being non-Christian in nature? ==

    The purpose of the union of a man, as husband, and a woman, as his wife — the Godly, marital unit referenced throughout the Word of God — is the production of Godly children [Malachi 2:15 AMP]. “Godly” refers to what is of God, and “what is of God” refers to the product of His Word. A buddhist is not Godly.

  20. Mr. Incredible, the purpose of marriage is for two people to pledge themselves to each other.

  21. ==… thank God everyday for creating gays …==

    ==It’s lucky for you that God created bigots! ==

    If He created you homosexual and he created us bigots, what’s your beef?? If you can’t change, neither can we.

    If He created us bigots, we are victims of that creation, not the perps.

    However, God created nobody homosexual, nor bigots.

  22. ==Mr. Incredible, quoting a work of fiction repeatedly does not make it true.==

    That’s true, and that’s why we don’t quote it to MAKE it true. What we quote IS true.

  23. ==..the purpose of marriage is for two people to pledge themselves to each other.==

    Not according to the Word of God.

  24. Mr. Incredible, there is no word of god.

  25. God joined a man, as husband, and a woman, as his wife — WHAT, not who. It’s the template. The blueprint. In Malachi 2:15, He says that the purpose of that union is the production of Godly children.

    However, nothing says that the man cannot claim to be homosexual. Nothing says that the woman cannot claim to be homosexual.

    How come, after all this time — if homosexuality has been around for eons — there isn’t more than <2% of the population that claims to be homosexual? Shouldn’t there be more of you people?

  26. ==Mr. Incredible, there is no word of god.==

    I agree that there is no word of god. There is the Word of God, and, for you, there isn’t one of those either.

  27. ==…the purpose of marriage is for two people to pledge themselves to each other.==

    Why only two? Why, allof a sudden, do you wanna preclude a third, or a fourth, person from enjoying marriage to the other two, or three?

  28. Mr. Incredible, I am definitely in favor of three or more.

  29. We know you’re choking on this.

  30. ==Mr. Incredible, I am definitely in favor of three or more.==

    However, you limited it to two. Now it’s three, or more. Which is it?

  31. This is you:
    ==…the purpose of marriage is for two people to pledge themselves to each other.==

    Then:

    ==…I am definitely in favor of three or more.==

    If, by “marriage,” you mean between two, then what’s this about three, or more????

  32. Mr. Incredible, I am in favor of as many sexual partners as possible.

  33. ==…the purpose of marriage is for two people to pledge themselves to each other.==

    Then, you got no problem with two sisters.

    How ’bout a father and his son? A mother and her daughter? A father and his daughter? A mother and her son?

    How about — going along with your change of the definition of “marriage” — the mother, father and the son and the daughter? Can we get the dog in there someplace?

  34. ==Mr. Incredible, I am in favor of as many sexual partners as possible.==

    So, you were wrong when you defined “marriage” as being between two, is that it?

  35. So, why did you say “two”? Dishonesty?

  36. Mr. Incredible, I had two sisters once, it was great.

  37. This is you:
    ==…the purpose of marriage is for two people to pledge themselves to each other.==

    Then:

    ==…I am definitely in favor of three or more.==

    Then:

    ==I am in favor of as many sexual partners as possible.==

    You keep on changing your argument.

  38. ==Mr. Incredible, I had two sisters once, it was great.==

    So, you have no problem with two sisters marrying. We see.

  39. Mr. Incredible, I am altering “two” to be “as many as possible.”

  40. ==I am altering “two” to be “as many as possible.”==

    So, when you said “two,” you were lying?

  41. How about two sisters?

  42. We know tht this is just sticking in your craw.


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