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The Inviolable Law of Nature and Nature's God in Marriage: A Word of Warning to Republicans




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April 24, 2013 | 1935 views | Post a comment

By Dr. Michael Milton

Editor’s note: A version of this article was first published by the Reformed Theological Seminary.

When the rats begin to scramble on board a ship, it is a sure sign that the boat is sinking.

First the self-described individual, freedom-loving libertarians--and now Karl Rove--believe that conservatives can embrace same-sex marriage or just leave it to the state as it is a personal “liberty” matter: “Let the church regulate marriage and leave the state out of it. Let the state allow whoever wants to be married to be married. It is a legal contract, not a religious ceremony, for goodness sake.”

Nonsense.

The nation we live in was and is grounded in “inalienable rights” that come from God, not from government. This truth is the very ground of our civilization. So, too, just as there are certain God-given or “natural” rights that come to mankind--and that government is designed to guard, not dispense or arbitrate but to defend--so, too, are there “inviolable laws” that are incumbent upon mankind. This is not a “religious” matter, but a matter of “natural law” that transcends government and social trends and attitudes. One of those inviolable laws is the law of marriage. It is a “creation ordinance” in that it extends to the very beginning of humankind. It is embedded within our species as surely as murdering another person is or stealing from another is.

Jesus, when questioned about divorce, appealed to this creation ordinance and said, “It was not so in the beginning.” He went on to describe marriage as between a man and a woman and in that union, spiritually, physically, and socially, they become one; the two genders come together and become “one flesh.” Biology itself defends the arrangement, and without ever appealing to St. Paul, I could appeal to the universal law that is placed in man's heart to defend heterosexual marriage. No one has the right to take away freedom of thought or choice unless that freedom turns to licentiousness by hurting another--or by denying the inviolable laws of nature and nature's God.

Make sure that the nation marks this well: A people who will deny the inalienable rights of nature and nature's God will perish from the earth. For freedom cannot be shackled in the human soul. And be certain of this as well, that when you deny the inviolable laws of nature and nature's God, including marriage of one man and one woman, civilization will not stand.

The church did not invent marriage. The church (and the synagogue) seeks to bless what God has placed in the very nature of mankind and the order of His universe.

To give in to libertarian or licentiate, muddle-headed notions and cries for transforming what is encoded into the very law of life is to not only go down with the ship, but share in the culpability of destroying it.

Marriage is an inviolable law that cannot be tampered with by man. It is lunacy and suicidal to think and act otherwise. And that is just what the Republicans are doing if they join the ranks of conscience-seared and sadly mistaken people who so cavalierly dislodge the veritable cornerstone of human civilization.

Dr. Michael A. Milton is Chancellor and CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary and a contributor for The Center for Vision and Values. © 2013 by The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. The views & opinions expressed herein may, but do not necessarily, reflect the views of Grove City College.
 
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