Before I begin writing what I would like to say today, I would like to take this time to wish Gordon's son a very Happy Birthday! Even if you don't have contact with me, I want you to know I care about you, and for you. I love you. May God bless you, always.
If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that I wrote about what I call Love Sin.
You'll also know that I was very upset over what I saw on ABC's Good Morning America, recently. Polygamists were interviewed and their book was promoted in a positive context.
Although the first (1st) and foremost upset to me with regards to this issue, is the fact that God made marriage to be between one (1) woman and one (1) man. Not one (1) man and multiple wives, or one (1) woman and multiple husbands.
However, leaving religious views aside for a moment, how can this exist legally? If we realtors can see it, why can't our government?
Since polygamy is illegal in Canada and since everyone must file taxes, and since each family receives benefits from our Canadian government, I find almost unbelievable that no one in the government has recognized what is going on. I'm sure the same thing holds true for U.S.A.
The only thing I can think of is that possibly our government is turning a blind eye to the truth.
After all, if someone like me could discern truth regarding this situation, surely professional government officials could do so. Wouldn't you think? Or, am I crazy?
Does this mean I am sin-free, thinking about this issue? Absolutely, not!
Am I trying to point out the sin of others, without taking the plank out of my own eye, first? Absolutely not!
No one is sin-free. Certainly not me!
We all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).
That is not the point I am trying to make, with regards to the government. When it comes to our government, it is amazing how people are taken to task, when it comes to some areas of legislation. Yet, in other areas, the breaking of existing laws is just totally overlooked.
So, in essence, I believe our government is overlooking those who are breaking our laws, because they don't quite know what to do about it.
If an issue were to be made, don't you think that it would open the door for religious confrontation? I do, especially since most of the people I've seen who live in a multiple marriage or polygamy, are originally from other parts of the world, where their religious values are the norm.
In any case, they are breaking the law, because polygamy exists. Man's law of our land. And, even more importantly, God's law.
It's sinful, whether you choose to believe it or not. How do I know this? Because, it is God who told us so, in His Word, the Bible.
Read it for yourself. You'll find it truly is sin, even if some do call it love.
Until next time...
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