How did we get to the point where matrimony, an institution founded by God with our first parents Adam and Eve, became so misunderstood and perverted? The Church will never abandon the sacrament of holy matrimony, but natural matrimony and its recognition by the State is almost entirely lost.
Here’s the historical progression:
In AD 30, the infallible Son of God declared:
“For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be in one flesh. Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.” (Matthew 19:5–6, D-R)
Yet for the first time in 1500 years, marriage was declared non-sacramental and determined by the State and not the Church? Check. (Thank you Martin Luther, John Calvin, Thomas Cranmer)
Divorce accepted as “just fine”? Check. (Thank you Henry VIII)
Contraception accepted as “morally responsible”? Check (Thank you 1930s Anglican Communion)
Homosexual “marriage” declare an inalienable human right given to us by the Creator? Almost there.
Notice that the destruction of marriage is an “inside job.” It was almost always baptized people who worked it over. Satan finds it much more amusing to accomplish his deeds in this way.
Blessed Louis and Marie-Azelie Martin, pray for us.
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