Satan is the great perverter. Satan takes
the perfection of God, and perverts it. This is how he operates.
Perhaps nothing has been more destructive to
our society here in the United States in recent years then how
he has managed to pervert God's plan for the family. No matter
what subject that I am dealing with on a particular day, I usually
share that you have the freewill to make your own choices. You
can either do it God's way, or you can choose to reject God's
way and do whatever you want.
However, when you choose to rebel against God,
there are ALWAYS consequences to deal with. Nobody forces you
to stop at a red light. You stop because it is the safe thing
to do, not only for yourself, but for the other motorists. However,
you are free to ignore the red-light and not stop, but there will
be consequences for doing that. It is impossible to go against
the plan of God, and not have negative consequences to deal with.
The Book of Genesis clearly lays out God's
plan for the family. One man, one woman, in marriage for one
lifetime. Throughout the Bible, we get God's instruction on
how a husband and wife are to live. We get instruction how they
are to raise their children. God has done a thorough job in giving
us His plan for marriage and the family. That is why the first
thing anyone who rebels against God MUST DO is reject the Bible,
since it clearly defines their choice as a sin. God's plan for
a family is NOT a man and a woman living together without being
married. God's plan for a family is NOT two men living together.
God's plan for a family is NOT two women living together. These
are perversions of God's plan for what a family is to be!
The next generation of mom's and dad's MUST
KNOW what God's plan for the family is. Young adults are being
taught at school, through the media, that however they decide
to live is fine. In this age of political correctness, they are
taught that NOBODY is wrong. If you challenge a choice the Bible
clearly says is wrong, then you are called intolerant. It is
in this atmosphere that our next generation of mom's and dad's
are growing up in, and why now more than ever this message MUST
BE SHOUTED FROM EVERY ROOFTOP! The Bible clearly teaches us that
their IS absolute right and wrong. It must become their goal
and desire to follow God's way. There are NO ALTERNATIVES to
God's plan for the family!!!
The reason is God's plan for the family WORKS!
By far the biggest perversion of God's plan for the family is
people living together. Marriage is not like buying a car where
you take it out for a test drive. You date over a period of time.
You build a spiritual foundation to your relationship. Eventually,
God will confirm it to you both, many times, that this is part
of His plan for your life. You go through a period of pre-marital
counseling with your pastor. Once you BOTH know that this is
what God wants for your life, you GET MARRIED.
To live together, there is no real commitment.
You are living in rebellion to God's plan so you live outside
of His blessings. Sex becomes part of this relationship and now
you are involved in even more sin. You simply can not choose
to ignore God, and expect Him to bless you for sinning! Instead
of God's blessings, you live hrough the consequences of your rebellion
to God. The spiritual and practical consequences of rebelling
against God can literally destroy your life! Never forget, that
is the goal of the enemy, to KILL, STEAL, and DESTROY!
I love you and care about you so much. To
the young adults reading this, I pray that as you get older,
these words will stay in your heart. YOU HAVE THE CHOICES THAT
WILL DETERMINE YOUR LIFE AHEAD OF YOU!!! Life works when we do
it God's way. Does that mean life is perfect? Of course not!
There will always be problems because of the sin-filled world
that we live in. But there is a peace, and a joy, and an abundance
above and beyond anything that you can imagine when we are living
life according to God's plan. I pray today that these words find
a fertile resting place in the hearts of those who read them.
God's Word for you today is to do it HIS WAY. GOD'S WAY WORKS!!!!
God's plan for the family is clear. One man, one woman, in marriage
for one lifetime!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother
in Christ, Bill Keller
©Copyright 2003, Bill Keller Ministries.
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