Men, I believe that one of the main reasons why the nation succumbs to the homosexual assault of holy wedlock is because of the churches' low esteem on the sanctity of marriage.
How can we expect the world to honor the ordinance of marriage as sacred if we do not regard the vows we make to each other as sacred and holy? Are we not at fault for the decline of esteem for marriage as something very sacred, established by God in the Garden of Eden, and honored by Christ when He turned the water into wine at the marriage in Cana of Galilee?
Vows are indeed sacred and we should treat them with utmost respect, coupled with the fear of the Lord.
The divorce rate in America has made a mockery of holy wedlock, thus weakening God's high moral standard. Divorce should in no way be "the norm" of the Christian church. Sad to say, with approximately 50 percent of Christian marriages ending in divorce, it is pretty much "the norm" in this nation.
We who call ourselves Christians should be weeping over the sacrilege of our broken vows that invoke the name of our triune God. Sadly, we ask: Where are the tears? This does not mean that I, as a pastor, should not be merciful and understanding to those who have, for whatever reason, suffered the sadness and hurt suffered by break-up and divorce. The church should make every endeavor to help and support a suffering couples with all the love and care we can give.
The reason why we Christians of this 21st century cannot muster the strength to fight in this day of battle and experience a resounding victory over the perversity of the homosexual agenda is that we have become weak through our failure to stem the tide of divorce. Sad to say, unless we repent, the homosexuals will put the final nails in the coffin of holy wedlock between one man and one woman.
We must ask ourselves: Is God pleased with the state of the church for the way it treats the values of a Christ-like marriage for the world to see? Answer: Definitely not. In fact, quite the opposite. We must repent that the pearls of God's design for marriage have, and are being trampled on.