The most significant link between Americans and poverty are unwed parents according to the 2008 US Census. We can also add to this that 80% of abortions are children from unwed parents (US Census’ “Abortions by Selected Characteristics:1990-2005”). Of the 4.2 million children are born in the U.S. every year, 1.2 million are aborted, which means 20% of children are murdered in the U.S. (“Facts on Induced Abortions in the United States”, Guttmacher Institute). This is generational genocide. Everyone born after 1973 are survivors of genocide. This is not to bash unwed parents of children, but more so to encourage their advocacy for all of society to honor marriage and that we all teach our children the importance of marriage. This is to counter the lies that so many people have been fed.
Marriage is truly the foundation to civilization and moral society. Again, the fight for a Christian standard for marriage is essential to the survival of the United States and its prosperity. In light of the recent article from the Pew Research Center, “The Decline of Marriage and the Rise of New Families,” the media has presented that most Americans find marriage to be “obsolete,” and yet the Pew Research Center refutes this twisting by stating, “When the World Values Survey posed a similar question in 2006 that used a more starkly worded formulation (‘Marriage is an outdated institution—agree or disagree?’), just 13% of American respondents agreed.” There’s a war being waged upon marriage, and either the media is too blind and foolish to counter this or they’re fighting against marriage.
Every society without the influence of Christ has been filled with social evils. Christians must now more than ever stand against this corruption. Social evils have always brought abuse toward woman and children. Most of these social evils have been found in every society with little influence from the Christian faith. These evils are the degradation and seclusion of women, slavery of the innocent, infanticide including abortion, public lewdness, pornography, prostitution, sex-slavery, casual marriages and easy divorces, polygamy, concubinage, adultery, child marriages, pederasty, pedophilia, bestiality, rampant and open drunkenness, suicide, asceticism in the form of self-mutilation and torture, gambling, disregard for widows and orphans, and laziness. This is the world that many foolishly propagate. This is what the world will reap for their sins.
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” (2 Tim 3:1–5)
This is not to say that so-called “Christians” do not commit atrocities, or that Christians are perfect and do not sin. The lack of Christian morals among self-proclaimed “Christians” have marred Christianity and the perception of the church. There have been no societies that have been perfect representations of Christian morality. However, countries influenced by the Christian faith have stood out as the most morally civilized nations in the history of the world. Christ’s standards have morally civilized the world unlike any other worldview. There is no other to compare to the influence of the words of Jesus Christ given through His Apostles and prophets. Christ’s words have been the only words that have been to morally direct nations.
Christians cannot be non-interventionists in this world. James declared, “So whoever knows what is good to do and does not do it is guilty of sin” (Jas 4:17). Christians have to confront social evils as persistently as we would terrorism down the street from our home. What a person does in their own homes and then brings out into the street is our concern.
The Christian’s defense and promotion of Christ’s morals defends and promotes the Gospel of Christ. By this, we may tear down the strongholds that oppose God’s institution of marriage. Our evangelism goes further than to save souls, but even more so to establish marriage and bless the children of those marriages. Every time that you teach someone how to obey the Gospel to be saved (Rom 1:16; 1 Cor 15:1–4; 2 Thess 1:7–9), then you are teaching them to live a moral life and giving a better life to those so touched by Jesus Christ. The Christian life saves lives from abortion and children from poverty. Let us teach the necessity of approaching the Gospel with the confession of faith that Jesus is the resurrected Lord, and teach obedience to the Gospel by dying to sins, burial in baptism in Jesus’s name for forgiveness, and by being resurrected to a new moral life.