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Homosexuality is treason against the family, and the family is the backbone of every successful nation.

Genesis 1:27: So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Genesis 2:22-24: Then the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. 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.” Therefore, a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

In the account above, we can see the establishment of the family government. God designed the family to be a reflection of Him, as we have one husband, one wife, and children, making them three persons inside one unity known as the family. God did not simply design the family to reflect His nature, but also to be one of four spheres of government (self, family, civil, and ecclesiastical) that would help direct each person to obey the law of God.

Within this government of the family, God set the cornerstone to be marriage. Where marriages are strong, families are strong; where marriages are weak, families are weak. It is through the family that traditions, morality, and even liberty-loving patriotism are naturally reproduced and passed down to the next generation. This is why families are so vital to nations, and consequently, why marriage is so foundational to it.

John Adams put it this way, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” What this founding father understood was that we needed biblical virtue in our society, or we will crumble as a nation. The only way we can effectively pass down the necessary religious morality is through the biblical prescription of a family, and this family must have the cornerstone of a marriage between one man and one woman.

Right now, in the Iowa Republican Party, there is a battle going on about the very issue of whether we should list biblical marriage in our platform. The answer is obvious: yes, of course, we should—anything less would be treasonous to our nation. If we are to rightly understand what once made our nation great, then we must also understand what we must preserve or conserve in order to return her to her former greatness.

What made America great was not her love for liberty or low taxes but the societal covenants that were able to be made through like-minded values that reflected the glory of Nature and Nature’s God. Simply put, America was once lifted up by God because of her righteousness, and this started with getting the family and marriage right.

Some of the reasoning given for why we should move on from one-man and one-woman-only marriage is that it is no longer a popular position. They cite that about 71% of Americans approve of homosexual marriage. Well, if that is true, then 71% of Americans are wrong. We are not a democracy; we are a republic; you would think a party named “Republican” would understand this distinction. In a democracy, 51% of the people decide what is right—it is mob rule. In a republic, people may vote, but there are certain principles rooted in the laws of nature and spelled out for us by nature’s God that are not up for a vote—marriage is certainly one of those issues.

To me, this whole idea of taking biblical marriage out of the party platform seems odd not only because of what has already been spelled out but also because of our state’s history. In 2010, Iowa’s reaction to the supremacy of tyrannical justices granting the wrong of gay “marriage” was to do what has never been done before nor since and vote out 3 of those tyrants in a statewide retention vote. It is possible that vote was the biggest political upset of this century so far, yet here we are.

Apparently, the Iowa GOP platform committee knows better than the Bible, our founding fathers, and the people of Iowa, so they are going to remove marriage from the platform or at least make it quite the fight to ensure it stays enshrined. This hubris of the platform committee is absolutely an embarrassment to our party and should in no way be tolerated.

As Republicans, we must fight for what made America great if we want to see her return to her former glory, because we know the Democrats won’t fight for it. Now is the time to make your voice known that we do not want to become the Democrat-lite party, but we actually want to stand for what is right and lead our nation back to her former greatness.

Author: Sam Jones

Pastor Sam Jones currently serves as Senior Pastor of Abundant Life Christian Fellowship in Humboldt, IA. He married the love of his life Sarah in 2013; they have two sons Thomas and Henry. He is most known for his teachings on the 4 spheres of delegated government and being a voice for the pre-born. In addition to his Pastoring schedule, Pastor Sam is an avid podcaster and has been known to dabble in radio as well. His political commentary has appeared in dozens of news outlets across the country including: The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, and The Iowa Standard. Pastor Sam is the author of 5 Steps to Kill a Nation. He is also a co-author of Social Injustice, Church and State, and Enemies Within the Church Bible Study.


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