However, most of us don't realize it because there is a change that's been underway for decades. Sadly, most have lost some revelation and power found in covenant in the church and in marriage. Many are missing out on the wonder and the marvelous eternal mystery that marriage points to.
For example, in “Taking Marriage Back Through Covenant” I shared about the history of “no-fault divorce” introduced in 1970 by President Ronald Reagan. “No Fault Divorce” is merely part of our adversary’s strategy to undermine God’s design. If we look at this in context in America we see this decision sandwiched between taking prayer out of schools in the early 60’s and legalizing abortion in the early 70s. This was followed by the removal of the 10 Commandments from school. This is merely one example in our adversary’s long term strategy to undermine truth which ultimately hurts people and God’s design for families. What is the fruit of these decisions?
- Divorce more than doubled - click here for Marriage and Divorce what to the Stats Say?
- 59+ million of the most innocent unborn murdered by 2016 - click here for source document FS01AbortionsinUS.
- Families without fathers has risen dramatically such that 72% say that this is the most significant social problem in America - click here for The Extent of Fatherlessness.
There are two main things to draw from the article “Taking Marriage Back Through Covenant.” First, there is a way, a strategy, for God’s people, His church to take marriage back out of the hands of the state right now. God wants to restore this glorious mystery and the power of covenant back to local churches and families. It just requires the Church to understand and embrace biblical covenant and to function according to His divine design. When we do, we will see divorce in the Church decline dramatically.
Note that when I say "when WE DO" I emphasize when we recognize the truth and ACT UPON TRUTH, then we will see the Church have a real impact in our society. It's like James says, show me your faith without your works and I will show you my faith by what I do.
Second, the article illustrates how that state government has violated an eternal principle and operated outside of its jurisdiction when it comes to marriage. The purpose of this article is to illustrate with forceful words the mystery of God’s design for marriage.