Pastor Equates The Unmarried With The Whore Of Babylon
In a sermon titled “The Ultimate Marriage” posted at SermonAudio, Pastor Sean Harris of Berean Baptist Church starts of comparing the Whore of Babylon with the Bride of Christ as each is described in the Book of Revelation.
However, this is not the standard eschatologically based interpretation describing the two great systems of belief operating throughout cosmic history.
Instead, the exposition quickly degenerates into the standard condemnation of the unmarried, the divorced, and those that happen to get married at an age other than that probably standard in the 1800's when most were dead by their mid 40's.
In other words, if you are not acceptably married, you are the equivalent of a prostitute irrespective of whether or not you are actually fornicating.
In his remarks, Pastor Harris when to the extent that he ridiculed the unmarried as obviously having no interest in woman as if they were closeted homosexuals.
But is it no interest in women or in being saddled with a bad match that will result in financial ruination once a relationship that should have never been in the first place comes to its lamentable end?
Towards the conclusion of the tirade, Pastor Harris remarked that the church needs to create a culture where getting married is what Christians do and all those that do not should be viewed as abnormal.
Technically, isn't what Christians ought to do is abide by the explicit laws detailed in the Word of God irrespective of what station of life one happens to find oneself without outside pressure for an individual to move on to the next level not so much for the purposes of their own fulfillment but rather for no other reasons than herd conformity and group approval?
Frederick Meekins is an independent theologian and social critic. Frederick holds a BS in Political Science/History, a MA in Apologetics/Christian Philosophy from Trinity Theological Seminary, and a PhD. in Christian Apologetics from Newburgh Theological Seminary.