Example of Noah: Hebrews 11:7 “By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.”
How did Noah condemn the world? Jesus isn’t going to ask Noah to give the judgment of condemnation upon his peers at the final day of judgment, is he? No, surely not. Well, then how did Noah condemn the world? Noah was “a just man, perfect in his generation.
Noah walked with God” (Genesis 6:9). All the world around was wicked. Noah’s righteousness glared in the face of evil. Folks might say to God, “No one could live righteously,” and there stood Noah proving them wrong. “No one could have a faithful wife and children,” and there stood Noah proving them wrong. “No one could sacrificially serve and humbly obey God,” but Noah lived a life of righteousness whose source was God. This righteousness would glaringly condemn their wickedness.
Why the attack on marriage? If we go to Genesis 2:18, Matthew 19:4-9, Ephesians 5:21-3,3 or 1 Corinthians 7 we see the design of marriage. We learn marriage is a union between a male and female. God designed this union for the duration of life. The spouses leave their mother and father to form their home. Their lives are to be blended. The sexual relationship is to be shared only within marriage and with their own spouse.
All those who live by this righteous standard called “marriage” condemn all those who have violated it in the same way Noah’s righteousness condemned his peers. All fornicators, adulteresses, adulterers, homosexuals, etc. either have to admit guilt of their sin or fight to redefine the institution of marriage itself when in the presence of those married. Just in recent years we see a growing number of those who have decided to fight to redesign the institution of marriage.
No man EVER designed marriage: Keep in mind that the righteous who live by the design of marriage didn’t design it, they simply submitted to God! God is the One who designed marriage and He is the One who will have final judgment on all those who strive to redesign it.
Hebrews 13:4 “Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.”
Why the attack on marriage? All those who are living God’s plan reveal the sexual sins of others as a glaring fault. Attack God’s plan or repent and submit. This is the question of our day! (midtowncofc.org)