Australia has voted overwhelmingly in favour of legalising same-sex marriage, reports the BBC.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics said 61.6% of people were in favour allowing same-sex couples to counterfeit marriage. 79.5% of voters took part in the non-binding postal vote.
Jubilant supporters celebrated in public spaces, waving rainbow flags and singing and dancing.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said his government would aim to pass legislation in parliament by Christmas.
‘[Australians] have spoken in their millions and they have voted overwhelmingly yes for marriage equality,’ Mr Turnbull said after the result was announced.
‘They voted yes for fairness, yes for commitment, yes for love.’
God’s first social institution
The word of God describes marriage as God’s first social institution:
Genesis 2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Moreover, those words were reinforced by the Lord Jesus himself:
Mark10:6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. 7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; 8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.
Becoming ‘one flesh’ in the full emotional, spiritual and physical sense is something a pair of gays, or two women, cannot do. A pair of homosexuals can never engage in the defining act of marriage. So they engage in a variety of confected quasi-sexual activities, all of which are condemned in scripture:
Lev 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
So, despite what Mr Turnbull says, homosexals won’t have equality or fairness. Nature itself is against them. It won’t be committment, because their relationships are inherently transient. As for love, people – brothers, a father and son, comrades in arms – can love each other without feeling the need to press the part of the body perfectly designed for the extraction of water from bodily waste into a use our gracious Maker never intended.
How gender is taught in schools
Australia’s No campaign put the focus on the definition of family. They also raised concerns about how issues like gender will be taught in schools.
Their concerns are well founded. England and Wales allowed homosexuals to get gay-married in 2013 under David Cameron’s Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act. Theresa May described the measure recently as one of her greatest achievements. Scotland followed in 2014. Only Northern Ireland holds out against the tide of sodomy.
Consequently, since 2013, students and local authority workers have been harassed by the authorities for expressing traditionalist, Christian views. Many have been thrown off courses or lost their jobs.
In addition, the earlier Equality Act 2010 laid a duty on public authorities to advance homosexuality and transgenderism. A public authority is anything from a fire brigade to a hospital to a government department to a school.
Taken together, the UK’s Equality Act and Britain’s ‘gay marriage’ Act have given the green light to activist head teachers and Stonewall’s gay activists to groom schoolchildren into positive views of a lifestyle characterised by disease, degradation and early death. The Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Rome:
Romans 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Sex and Culture
In his book Sex and Culture, anthropologist J.D. Unwin, warned that loose sexual mores would lead to cultural decline in the West.
The website EthikaPolitika says: ‘After a careful evaluation a variety of civilizations—including the Romans, Greeks, Sumerians, Moors, Babylonians, and Anglo-Saxons—a clear pattern emerged for Unwin: a perfect correlation between sexual fidelity and civilizational flourishing.
‘Though each civilization’s success correlated with strict sexual ethics, attitudes toward sex became increasingly liberalized and loosened. The consequences of the myth that sexual activity and its impacts could be confined to the private sphere soon became apparent. Premarital, extramarital and homosexual relationships proliferated and individuals began placing their individual desires over the common good. An increase in promiscuity corresponded to a subsequent decrease in the social energy required for civilizational maintenance and innovation. Ultimately, each civilization became less cohesive, less aggressive, and less resolute.’
Unwin said: ‘These societies lived in different geographical environments; they belonged to different racial stocks; but the history of their marriage customs is the same. In the beginning each society had the same ideas in regard to sexual regulations. Then the same struggles took place, the same sentiments were expressed, the same changes were made, the same results ensued. Each society reduced its sexual opportunity to a minimum and displaying great social energy, flourished greatly. Then it extended its sexual opportunity; its energy decreased, and faded away. The one outstanding feature of the whole story is its unrelieved monotony.’
Where ‘gay marriage’ is legal
Australia has joined not just Great Britain, but Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, some states of the United States and Uruguay.
Russia and Eastern Europe, Africa, apart from South Africa, and Asia, apart from Taiwan, are holding out.
Furthermore, many of those nations make the commission of unnatural acts a criminal offence.
Those countries which have legalised what Almighty God describes as an abomination, and then devalued God’s institution of marriage, are heading for judgment and disaster.
Unwin concluded: ‘Civilizations in this liminal phase then collapsed from either 1) an internal anarchic revolution, or 2) conquest by invaders with greater social energy.’
Now who could those ‘invaders with greater social energy’ be in Europe, Australia and the Western world in the twenty-first century?
Only hope is in repentance
There is however hope for each individual homosexual, as scripture speaks of them, and many other sinners, finding forgivness and release from the power of sin:
1Corinthians 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
Moreover, there is hope for Australia, Britain and the rest of the decadent West, but only if Christian men will rise up and proclaim the crown rights of King Jesus, calling for and praying for national repentance. There are not many organisations today which will give you the theological tools to do that, but Christian Voice is one of them, and you can join us on the link below:
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