The most significant link between Americans and poverty are unwed parents according to the 2008 US Census. Furthermore, 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 killed in the U.S. (“Facts on Induced Abortions in the United States”, Guttmacher Institute). Everyone born after 1973 are survivors of genocide. This is not to bash unwed parents of children, but more so to encourage the advocacy from 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 not cross-examined.
Marriage is truly the foundation of civilization and moral society. 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,” yet the Pew Research Center refutes this 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the World Values Survey posed a similar question in 2006 that used a more starkly worded formulation (‘Marriage is an outdated institution—agree or disagree?’), just 13% of American respondents agreed.”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 and God as the standard of morality has been filled with social evils. Christians must now more than ever stand against this corruption. Social evils have always brought abuse toward women and children. Most of these social evils have been found in every society avoiding the influence of the Christian faith. These evils are the degradation and seclusion of women, slavery of the innocent, infanticide, abortion, public lewdness, pornography, prostitution, sex-slavery, casual divorces, polygamy, concubinage, adultery, child marriages, pederasty, pedophilia, bestiality, drunkenness, suicide, self-mutilation, torture, and disregard for widows and orphans. 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 — God’s people. No society has been a perfect representation 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 upheld human right and civilized more nations than any other worldview. No other ideology compares 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 able to influence nations.
Christians cannot remain quiet 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 anyone would address gangs down the street from one’s home. What a person does in their own homes and then brings out into the streets of the community is the Christian’s concern.
The Christian’s promotion of Christ’s morals defends the gospel of Christ. By this, the faithful tear down the strongholds that oppose God’s institution of marriage. Evangelism goes further than to save lives, but even more so to establish marriage and bless the children of those marriages. Every time that a believer teaches someone how to obey the gospel to be saved (Rom 1:16; 1 Cor 15:1–4; 2 Thess 1:7–9), then that person is teaching them to live a moral life and give a better life to those so touched by Jesus Christ. The Christian life saves lives from abortion and children from poverty. Let the faithful teach the necessity of the gospel with the confession of faith that Jesus is the resurrected Lord, and partaking of the gospel by dying to sins, burial in baptism in Jesus’s name for forgiveness, and walking in the newness of life.