John MacArthur: “We Will Not Bow”

Family is the microcosm of society; when there is disorder in the family, society falls apart. John MacArthur preaches a thought-provoking sermon on this subject, in We Will Not Bow, which helps us to understand how America has crumbled from the destruction of its roots (the family), and has continued down its path of destruction at a terrifyingly speedy rate. MacArthur states that of all the terrorist attacks on our country from outside groups, the greatest terror inflicted upon us originates from within, by the United States Supreme Court. These attacks: the legalization of abortion and the legalization of same-sex marriage. But it isn’t specifically about each attack by itself, it’s about one single goal, which is to eliminate all forms of biblical marriage, thus eliminating family. This eliminates those small units (provided by families), that stand up against the “corruption that seeks to dominate.” If this isn’t damaging enough, churches in America that refuse to conform, are being deserted and unsupported, leaving the churches to fend for themselves.

The first significant attack on the family: the legalization of abortion. MacArthur explains, that if you go back to contraception, it all starts with the feminist movement. “Now when contraception comes in, you have sex without children. For the first time, the greatest restraint against having sex is eliminated.” It doesn’t matter then, how many a sex partners persons have, because this contraceptive prevents the conception of a child. But, wait…what if, like MacArthur says, the pill messes up once? Well, then, the child can be killed. No worries. What’s the purpose then, in waiting until one is married to start a family? What’s the purpose in even getting married? Well, there is none, because babies can be born without the sexual intercourse between a man and his wife, which leads to the next attack.

The second destruction to family was the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage–the final blow to the family unit. “Since marriage is vital to God’s design, for ordered society, sensible civilization—civilization able to enjoy common grace—since marriage is, by God’s design, His way to pass on order, to pass on peace, to pass on temporal blessing, and even to pass on righteousness from one generation to the next, family has always been under assault.” And now an actual living being can be transplanted from one mother’s womb, to that of a lesbian, so that child can be born outside the natural conception through intercourse between a husband and wife. The natural formation of a family designed by God, has been obliterated.

As MacArthur stated more than once: these corruptions are not new. In fact, they’ve been here since Genesis–after the fall. All sexual perversions including polygamy, incest, prostitution, rampant homosexuality, have all been here. So what is the goal? “The objective is not simply to redefine gender. The objective is not simply to redefine marriage. The objective is to destroy what God has designed.” Well, it has finally happened, thanks to the people in our Supreme Court.

But the pastor made an extremely profound, sincere statement that I truly believe is the best way to close this article: “We don’t bow down to Caesar. We bow to our king.” This article is basically a quick summarization of this sermon which goes into greater detail on a couple of the points I selected to go in this post. It deserves to be heard, as it will educate believers and non-believers, the true Christian approach to these very serious problems. While many will brush this aside and call it a product of hate, I pray that it will open some eyes, and open hearts, and turn unrepentant souls against their sins, and into a steadily growing relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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