1 Corinthians 7:10-11: “And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.”
The Royal wedding on Saturday past has been the subject of much of the world’s attention over the past week.
It is estimated that just under two billion people worldwide watched the wedding, or around one in four people in the entire world, saw Prince Harry, sixth in line to the Great British throne, and American actress Meghan Markle tie the knot, as they say.
Much has been made over trivial matters, such as the bride’s dress, her hair, her make-up, her father’s presence (or indeed absence, as it turned out).
Indeed, the bride’s ethnic heritage was repeatedly raised as being a notable factor in the whole debate, though of course, and this is perhaps the only occasion in this article where we are in tune with modern politically correct dogma, Meghan Markle’s racial background is utterly irrelevant.
However, the key issue at play is that Meghan Markle, regardless of the pomp and ceremony and the (worldly-speaking) litany of important public figures in attendance, was not in the eyes of God and in the light of His Word, legally able to marry Prince Harry.
This is an adulterous union.
Our passage at the top of this article says: “Let not the wife depart from her husband: But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband”.
These are not merely the words of Paul, the earthly author of the book of Corinthians, these are the words of God, as God the Holy Spirit led and inspired each earthly penman as they wrote.
For double the effect, Paul even writes: “I command, yet not I, but the Lord”.
That’s pretty clear, isn’t it?
From reading various reports of Meghan Markle’s previous marriage to a film producer called Trevor Engelson, which lasted around two years, it appears Meghan Markle was the principal driver in the separation, posting her wedding and engagement rings back to her husband.
It was also reported that in legal papers concerning the divorce proceedings, the cause stated for the separation was “irreconcilable differences”.
We’ll place that, once more, in the light of the Scripture passage we have already cited. It says: “…if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband…”
As they have legally stated their differences are “irreconcilable”, then it is plain what God says Meghan Markle must do – “let her remain unmarried”.
However, there she was, on Saturday past, in front of one quarter of the world’s population but, most importantly, before God, utterly rejecting and ignoring God’s Word.
Indeed, the Arch-apostate of Canterbury, Justin Welby (pictured, above), gave her a chance to rectify that matter when, shortly before the vows were made, he said: “The vows you are about to take are to be made in the presence of God, who is Judge of all and knows all the secrets of our hearts. Therefore, if either of you knows a reason why you may not lawfully marry you must declare it now.”
That was met with silence.
She then vowed that, “forsaking all others” she would “be faithful to him as long as [they] both shall live”.
That is a right and noble thing to vow. However, she has vowed to do it before with another, and cannot, in the eyes of God, perform those vows again in her circumstances.
She later stated that “in the presence of God” she made her vows.
What a dreadful disregard and disrespect for God that she said such a thing!
There are numerous other verses pertaining to this matter, and several are straight from the mouth of Jesus during His time on earth.
Mark 10:12: “And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.”
Matthew 5:32: “But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.”
Not only is Meghan Markle an adulteress, but Prince Harry is, by the Word of God, an adulterer.
Please pray for our Royal Family, that God will move among them and convict them of their departure from His Word.
Let us not forget that Prince William, who will most likely be King of Great Britain one day, appeared on the front cover of a gay magazine, called ‘Attitude’ just under two years ago.
In an article within that magazine, Prince William hit out against the bullying of homosexuals, and certainly bullying is wrong, regardless of the target.
However, he went on to say: “You should be proud of the person you are and you have nothing to be ashamed of.”
While our probable future King might say that, the King of Kings takes a very different view.
Leviticus 18:22: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”
Romans 1:22-27 says: “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”
Rulers are to be a “terror” to evil works (Romans 13:3), not an endorser of that which God has condemned as abominable and vile.
The subject of homosexuality brings us to the false prophet who was allowed to pollute the pulpit of St George’s Chapel, though of course the Arch-apostate of Canterbury, Justin Welby, was more than capable of doing that by himself.
Rev Michael Curry (pictured, below) took the stage, for that is what it was to him, and preached a message of absolute drivel.
His constant prattling about love and then fire was in no way faithful to the God ordained principle of ministry to preach “all the counsel of God” (Acts 20:27).
Had the fire he mentioned been in relation to the fires of hell (Revelation 21:8) and that unrepentant sinners will be there for all eternity, then he would have been on a better path.
However, Rev Michael Curry is well advanced down the broad path, which leads to destruction, and he’s taking plenty with him.
For he and his church have taken a disgracefully ungodly attitude to homosexuality, not only of those in its pews but those in its pulpits and highest offices.
Rev Michael Curry is Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the US sister body of the Anglican Church.
The Episcopal Church authorised the appointment of an openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson in 2003, and gave its backing to gay marriage in 2015.
Rev Michael Curry also has stated his support for the madness of allowing so-called “transgender” people to use whichever public toilets they so choose and publicly stressed his welcome of homosexuals into his church.
Defending his God defying stance following condemnation from other members of the worldwide Anglican Communion, he said: “Our commitment to be an inclusive church is based on our belief that the outstretched arms of Jesus on the cross are a sign of the very love of God reaching out to us all.
“For fellow disciples of Jesus in our church who are gay or lesbian, this will bring more pain. For many who have felt and been rejected by the church because of who they are, for many who have felt and been rejected by families and communities, our church opening itself in love was a sign of hope.”
While Rev Michael Curry’s church will not reject people because of who they are, God will reject people because of who they are.
If you are not saved, Jesus tells us in Matthew 7:23: “And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
It is unsurprising that the woolly message of Rev Michael Curry, who also referenced a Jesuit priest, the group which led the murderous Counter Reformation, during his sermon, was praised so fulsomely by two notorious ecumenists, we wrote about just last week, Emmanuel Church leader Alain Emerson and Rev Steve Stockman, minister of Fitzroy Presbyterian Church.
Both took to Twitter on several occasions during the wedding ceremony to stress their delight at the message of this apostate.
However, while these men will not show their followers the way of salvation, there is a remedy for sin that all may receive, and that is God’s Salvation through the precious blood of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 9:22 tells us that “without shedding of blood is no remission” of sins.
1 John 1:9 says: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Dear reader, look not to Royal figures in this earth, but instead look to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Hebrews 12:2: “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”