A Promise Kept. "Justice Has Been Served"
President George W. Bush pledged to America and the world, that Osama bin Laden would be caught and brought to justice following the 9-11 attacks on our country. He was quoted by Associated Press on December 14, 2001 saying bin Laden will be taken "dead or alive" ---no matter how long it takes.
A promise kept.
Last night President Obama announced to the country and to the world "Justice has been done."
May God bless all those who risk their lives daily to protect America, in military service to our country.
2-3 Billion Hear Definition Of Marriage
The Telegraph reported that an estimated global audience of 2 to 3 billion people watched the Royal Wedding in London---with messages of congratulations from space.
And they all heard the true and only correct definition of marriage.
Whatever you may think of the British, The Church of England, or the Royals themselves; the message about the institution of marriage from the Church was very clear.
The Lord Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, told the couple, their guests, and 2-3 billion people, "Marriage is intended to be a way in which man and woman help each other to become what God meant each other to be, their deepest and truest selves."
"In a sense," he said, "every wedding is a royal wedding, with the bride and groom as king and queen of creation, making a new life together so that life can flow through them into the future."
Bishop Chartres said, "William and Catherine you have chosen to be married in the site of a generous God, who so loved the world that He gave Himself to us."
I have linked a 2-minute YouTube video of these comments.
In 1999, the Church of England issued a 9-page statement on the church's position on marriage that includes a reference to the union as between one man and one woman. Under the heading "Why Marriage Is Important," the statement says, "Marriage is a pattern that God has given creation, deeply rooted in our social instincts, through which a man and a woman may learn love together over the course of their lives."
Their "Statement" also defines 3 blessings that belong to marriage; traditionally described as the procreation and nurture of children, the hallowing and right direction of natural instincts and affections, and the mutual society, help and comfort which each affords the other in prosperity and adversity."
Take Away points.
Marriage is important because:
1. The procreation and nurture of children.
2. The hallowing and right direction of natural instincts and affections.
3. Mutual benefit to society and to each other.
Other relationships may be meaningful to those involved in them, but they cannot be marriage.
CNS NEWS, whose live headline links to stories, can be seen daily on our website, along with live CBN News and FOX News, has detailed some of Rev. Chartres' opposition to so-called homosexual "marriage". He has called for an investigation of a ceremony involving two gay priests exchanging rings and vows.
While I do not personally accept all the theological positions of the Church of England and certainly not their American Episcopal counterpart, they, unlike their American cousins, have gotten it right on marriage.
And last week, they delivered the marriage message to nearly half the world. May God be praised.
Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Informed. Be Active. Be Blessed.
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