Homeschool Helpers Newsletter Issue 183, May 12, 2011 From Homeschool Helpers In association with Pass It On Ministries By Dan

L. White Subscribe to this free e-newsletter. The royal wedding was held recently. The ceremony was full of pomp, grandeur and grandiloquence. I was so disgusted I couldn't watch it. The royal couple, William and Kate, before they were married, lived together for months in a small farm house on the island of Anglesey in North Wales. From The Telegraph of London: "The Archbishop of York backed Prince William and Kate Middleton’s decision to live together before marriage, saying that many modern couples want to “test the milk before they buy the cow”. Dr John Sentamu argued that the royal couple’s public commitment to live their lives together today would be more important than their past. … In a television interview, Dr Sentamu was asked whether it was appropriate for the Prince, who is in line to become head of the Church of England as King, to have been living with his bride before marriage. He said he had conducted wedding services for “many cohabiting couples” during his time as a vicar in south London. “We are living at a time where some people, as my daughter used to say, they want to test whether the milk is good before they buy the cow,” he said. “For some people that’s where their journeys are. “But what is important, actually, is not to simply look at the past because they are going to be standing in the Abbey taking these wonderful vows: 'for better for worse; for richer for poorer; in sickness and in health; till death us do part.’” First of all, can you imagine the absurdity of living together and then going to get married? You each get up in the morning, shower and shave and get presentable, have coffee and eggs together, and then – Hey, Hon, – let's go get married!

A million people showed up to see the wedding proceedings. They all thought like the vicar that The Telegraph quoted. They, and countless millions around the world watching on the internet, approved what the unrepentant bride and groom had done. Such a witty saying the vicar had! Couples who live together without getting married want to “test the milk before they buy the cow”. To many people of shallow mind and even shallower character, that makes wonderful sense. We like to drink goat's milk rather than cow milk and we have done just what the vicar said. Almost all goat milk tastes like – goat! The milk tastes like a goat smells, more or less. We had one Saanen doe where that was not true at all. Her milk had absolutely no goaty taste, not even a hint. Every other goat we milked and all other goat's milk I have drunk tasted like a goat smells. I have a strong sense of smell and taste, perhaps owing to the size of my smeller, and I cannot drink most goat's milk. My wife has a sorry smeller and can drink any goat milk. Therefore, when we bought a dairy goat, we took a sip of her milk first. We wanted to test the milk before we bought the goat, along with the vicar's thinking. However, God is not a goat. Or a cow. A marriage is a covenant between an unmarried man, an unmarried woman, and God. This covenant lasts until the death of one of the parties. In no way whatsoever is it like taking a sip of milk or buying a cow. Fornication and adultery are sins against God that lead to death. This is how God looks at shacking up. Deuteronomy 22:13-29 GNB (13) "Suppose a man marries a young woman and later he decides he doesn't want her. (14) So he makes up false charges against her, accusing her of not being a virgin when they got married. (15) "If this happens, the young woman's parents are to take the blood-stained wedding sheet that proves she was a virgin, and they are to show it in court to the town leaders. (16) Her father will say to them, 'I gave my daughter to this man in marriage, and now he doesn't want her. (17) He has made false charges against her, saying that she was not a virgin when he married her. But here is the proof that my daughter was a virgin; look at the bloodstains on the wedding sheet!' (18) Then the town leaders are to take the husband and beat him. (19) They are also to fine him a hundred pieces of silver and give the money to the young woman's father, because the man has brought disgrace on an Israelite woman. Moreover, she will continue to be his wife, and he can never divorce her as long as he lives. (20) "But if the charge is true and there is no proof that she was a virgin, (21) then they are to take her out to the entrance of her father's house, where the men of

her city are to stone her to death. She has done a shameful thing among our people by having intercourse before she was married, while she was still living in her father's house. In this way you will get rid of this evil. (22) "If a man is caught having intercourse with another man's wife, both of them are to be put to death. In this way you will get rid of this evil. (23) "Suppose a man is caught in a town having intercourse with a young woman who is engaged to someone else. (24) You are to take them outside the town and stone them to death. She is to die because she did not cry out for help, although she was in a town, where she could have been heard. And the man is to die because he had intercourse with someone who was engaged. In this way you will get rid of this evil. (25) "Suppose a man out in the countryside rapes a young woman who is engaged to someone else. Then only the man is to be put to death; (26) nothing is to be done to the woman, because she has not committed a sin worthy of death. This case is the same as when one man attacks another man and murders him. (27) The man raped the engaged woman in the countryside, and although she cried for help, there was no one to help her. (28) "Suppose a man is caught raping a young woman who is not engaged. (29) He is to pay her father the bride price of fifty pieces of silver, and she is to become his wife, because he forced her to have intercourse with him. He can never divorce her as long as he lives. Fornication and adultery are not only sins against God, but are devastating sins against the sinners themselves. 1Co 6:18 World English Bible (18) Flee sexual immorality! "Every sin that a man does is outside the body," but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Doesn’t it make sense that a loving Father would warn his children of danger? Sexual sins destroy the lives and bodies of the sinners. Diseases are spread by such behavior. Emotional trauma occurs when shack ups ship out, and then this is repeated over and over. Children result from these shack ups, and they are either aborted or transported from home to home and from relationship to relationship, ruining their whole lives just as they are beginning. The vicar went on the say: “But what is important, actually, is not to simply look at the past because they are going to be standing in the Abbey taking these wonderful vows: 'for better for worse; for richer for poorer; in sickness and in health; till death us do part.’” Whether or not this marriage vow is kept depends on the moral character of the people who make the vow. People who don't respect God before marriage don't respect Him after marriage and will not pay much attention to that vow. Almost all couples who shack up together split before marriage. Almost all couples who shack up and then get

married split after marriage. That is who they are, Godless, selfish people. That vicar is viciously wrong and is promoting a pathway to death. Pro 2:16-18 (16) [Wisdom is] To deliver you from the strange woman, even from the foreigner who flatters with her words; (17) who forsakes the friend of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God: (18) for her house leads down to death, her paths to the dead. Eph 5:3-7 (3) But sexual immorality, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be mentioned among you, as becomes saints; (4) nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not appropriate; but rather giving of thanks. (5) Know this for sure, that no sexually immoral person, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and God. (6) Let no one deceive you with empty words. For because of these things, the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience. (7) Therefore don't be partakers with them. Rev 21:7-8 (7) He who overcomes, I will give him these things. I will be his God, and he will be my son. (8) But for the cowardly, unbelieving, sinners, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their part is in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death." In 1936, King Edward 8th of England gave up his throne, because he wanted to marry a divorced woman. A divorced woman could not be queen. That was not acceptable. Now the future king and queen of England have shacked up together, behavior that is below that of divorcing and remarrying, and practically the whole nation and the world totally accepts it. In such a society as this, we have to know that it is God who sets right and wrong and not society. Most Christians do not go directly to the Bible and God for what they believe. The church tends to believe what the world around them believes. If you do not go to God personally, directly and continuously, you will be swept up in the crowds lining the streets of London, cheering on Wills, Kate and abomination. This trend of holy fornication is affecting more and more once conservative Christians, as they absorb the beliefs of everyone around them. Don't get caught up in that trap. Make sure your children know that fornication is evil and deadly. This acceptance by Christians of shacking up is just steps on the way to the final perversion, the Christian Church of Sodom.

Jer 23:14 (14) In the prophets of Jerusalem also I have seen a horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies; and they strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that none does return from his wickedness: they are all of them become to me as Sodom, and its inhabitants as Gomorrah.

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