Lord’s Day Worship
We meet every Sunday at 10:30am at the Stevens County Sheriff's Ambulance Training Center in Colville, WA.
Kenton Spratt, Pastor
P.O. Box 45
Colville, WA 99114
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Jonathan and Alyssa, it is a genuine honor for me to be here with your family and friends and to oversee your exchange of vows this morning. But, I think, we may have to offer an apology to our society for what’s happening today (and I don’t mean saying sorry).
Alyssa, you just vowed to enter into covenant with Jonathan and said that you would obey him – and this word is in your vows not out of empty tradition, but because you believe that word ought to be in your vows. And not only that, but you cut off any possibility of escape by vowing to do this for as long as you live (not the convenient, “for as long as you love,” but the truly confining, “as long as you live”). The question must be asked: Are you in your right mind? Many would question your sanity. There are many in our culture who would say that this is not just silly, not just an outmoded, quaint, tradition, but who would say that this is a positive evil, that it is sexist, and that it is demeaning to you.
And it is for this reason that I wish to offer a brief apology to the trousered apes of our culture who would oppose your actions and your vows. And I am not engaging in name calling here. The fact is: either you stand before me as man and woman made in the image of God and living under His authority or you stand before me as cercopithecoids who happened to evolve opposable thumbs. If you are merely genetic overachievers you can do as you please, you can mate when you please (with or without anyone’s consent), you can behave toward one another how you please, and you can leave each other when you please. It’s, literally, a monkey house. There are no posted rules for the animals in the zoo. And therefore anything goes. Continue reading Continue reading