Fantasy Marriage — by Rev. D. K. Dykema
An insignificant minority often tends to rule in matters of perversion and illegitimacy. A small percentage of people in combination with excess media attention has managed to subvert the public with the plea for legalizing homosexual marriage. The Massachusetts high court and, not surprisingly, denizens of San Francisco’s town hall have stated their support. “Who will it hurt?” ask a disoriented slough of blockheads. “Everyone deserves equal standing,” chime the community of social and political knaves.
Every day multiple emails proclaim a gaggle of crazy cyber gospels. Look younger in 20 minutes ... lose weight while you sleep ... passion should last forever ... earn a degree in 10 days, learn a foreign language in 5 days. The litany of fools doggedly replicates itself day and night. Willing takers are being softened up and nudged toward purchase as the clock ticks and the seasons flower and fade. A petty group of internet muggers sit hunched over foul keyboards plying their counterfeit trade.
A similar scene, act two, brings us to the same-sex marriage hallucination. These desperate takers can only wish for any real recognition of their grim and deadly tryst. Incapable of creating an authentic status, they haggle for a scrap of prestige to be shared with that unique institution decreed by God in Eden.
Ordinary human marriage between a man and woman receives its honor and regard from the biblical illustration it displays of a relationship that is infinitely more glorious. The Bride of Christ is the title that designates those given by the Father to the Son. The Bride makes herself ready for her holy Groom who has secured her salvation at the cross and will come to take her to Himself in eternity. The repulsive dissonance of homosexual coupling cannot mar the beauty and grandeur of the one, true union. This loathsome pretense, however is, sadly, a revealing commentary on the degradation of our culture.
Far from being harmless or inconsequential, this uncleanness is a perverse sign. People marked for wrath and judgment, in desperation, attempt to strike at God. Their frustration in not being able to make good their attack is expressed in contemptuous and demeaning activity, usually self-inflicted. This effort to assail God manifests itself in degrading dress, filthy words, body punctures and other masquerades that distort and disorder. Left unchecked, this activity will draw down God’s anger in further, more widespread judgments. Frequently some form of disease or artificial dependency is used to bring just and accelerated resolution.
By means of this distortion, Christians are blessed to see more clearly the beauty and strength of lawful sex and marriage. Minds that are tuned to the holy truths of the Bible are built up and expanded to glory in the great prototype of marriage, the reality of the Son of God and His eternal love for His Bride, the Church.