After creating man and woman, “God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.’” (Genesis 1:22)
Man and woman were created by God to be given in marriage to one another. God blessed the marital union from the beginning. The purpose of the marital union is to be fruitful and multiply, to fill the earth, subdue it, and to have dominion over it.
The sacredness of the union between man and woman in marriage, the fruitfulness of the marital union, and man’s dominion over the earth are being vigorously attacked. The purpose of the attacks is to undermine who we are as man and woman, our relationship with God, and our relationship with His creation. These attacks are attacks at the root of our humanity and our relationship with God and his creation.
As the evil one twisted God’s word when he spoke with Eve in the Garden so as to get her eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, he how twists God’s words regarding the sacredness of marriage, life, and our relationship with God’s creation to once again separate man from God. Man was tricked in the Garden, and once again he is being tricked by the evil one’s twisting of words.
We need not be intimidated by these attacks. Marriage may be redefined, abortion may continue another two-score or more, and the earth viewed as superior to man for more than another thirty years, but such works of the evil one will not stand. God will prevail; His plan will be accomplished.
Does this mean that we must relax, because victory is at hand. No, it does not. It means we must persevere in faith and with hope, and battle these evils by speaking the truth with love. As always, we are to persevere in prayer.