Friday, February 05, 2016

DIVINITY AND HUMANITY



On the occasion of the forthcoming 2016 Election, there are certain political candidates who are clearly aspiring to win the votes of the LGBT community whose number is in fact becoming more as time passes by – not because of any bad intention or unethical design on their part but basically  due to different causal factors – such as hormonal in-take, domestic background, odious personal experiences, etc., etc.  What do certain political candidates say in order to find favor with voters found among the LGBT constituents?  This:  They affirm “Same Sex Marriage” that carries therewith their intention to change the nature of marriage, to thus change as well the pertinent provisions of the 1987 Phil. Constitution and those found in the 1988 Family Code of the Philippines.  But the following citations are found in the Bible, the Philippine Constitution and the Family Code of the Phil.:

(1)  “God created man in the Image of Himself, in the Image of God He created him.  Male and female He created them.”  (Genesis 1:27)

So it is God Who is the Creator of human beings.  So it is understandable that human beings are created to the Image of God.  And God created human beings either as male or female.

(2)  “This is why man leaves his father and mother and joins himself to his wife, and they become one body.” (Genesis 2:24)  

It is only a man who can become a father in the same way that it is only a woman  who can become a mother.  Just as the word “father” actually means a man, “mother” in fact means a woman.

(3)  Honor your father and mother...” (Exodus 20:12)

 As above explicitly and clearly  said, only a man can be a father in the same way that only a woman  can become a mother.  In other words, no man becomes a mother in the same way that no woman becomes a father.

(4)  “The State recognizes the sanctity of family life and shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution. It shall equally protect the life of the mother and the life of the unborn from conception.”  (Phil. Constitution: State Policies, Sec. 12).

The words “family”  and “family life” readily presume the domestic unit composed of father, mother, and children.  Considering  its “sanctity”, the State is committed to protect and strengthen the said entity and its existence.

(5)  “Marriage is a special contract of permanent union between a man and a woman entered into in accordance with law for the establishment of conjugal and family life.”  (Family Code of the Phil.:  Title 1, Chap. 1, Art. 1).

It is categorically a man plus a woman  who can and may contract marriage as a “union”, viz., two becoming one by the intimate uniting act of carnal communion possible only between a man and a woman.