The Bible and Amendment 1: How to Vote Your Christian Convictions
INTRO: I want you to take your Bibles now this morning and be finding your place at Matthew chapter 19 if you would. Matthew chapter 19 and in just a moment we'll be studying verses 4-6.
This morning I want us to take a brief hiatus from our series of studies on the foundations and fundamentals of our faith, and I want to address one of the greatest threats that our faith and our families and really our very future will ever face.
You see, whether you realize it or not, as citizens of the great state of South Carolina, we are on the front line of one of the most historic and monumental battles that this nation, or even civilization, has ever faced. And the final outcome of this battle will determine the direction and the ultimate destiny of our country perhaps more than any of the other great battles that have ever been fought upon this soil. This battle will be more important than the battle of Camden or Cowpens. This battle will be more significant than the battle of Kings Mountain or Charleston. And the reason why this battle is so great is because unlike these other battles that I've mentioned, this battle isn't over a field or a frontline or even freedom itself. This battle is over the very fabric of society, the building block of civilization -- the definition of what it means to be married.
This coming Tuesday, people all over this state will begin to make their way to schools and civic centers and community buildings to take part in the greatest privilege and responsibility in the world - that of casting their personal vote - and while there are other important issues that will require your attention when you step into that voting booth, I don't know of any other article, I don't know of any other amendment that is more important and whose outcome is more significant than that of what has simply become known as ''amendment one.'' Let me read it for ...
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