I do not watch beauty pageants. I believe that Christian women should not parade themselves in immodest clothing such as nightgowns and swimsuits. Today this even includes some of the regular day-to-day clothing that women fashion. The Bible makes it extremely clear that both men and women are to be modestly clothed (Gen. 3:21; 1 Timothy 2:9).
That being said, I wanted to give a few comments on what I read about concerning Miss California's recent comments after being asked about same sex "marriage." Her response was basically that she wasn't there to judge anyone else, but she was raised (and still believes) believing that marriage was between a man and a woman. It appears that her statement outraged the judge that asked her the question, and he has since written some terrible things about her. I am glad that she at least stood up for what she believes to be right.
However, a much bigger problem exists here, and this is that the belief that marriage is to be between men and women should not be presented as an opinion. It is not just her opinion or my opinion; it is the rock solid standard of the Almighty Creator. Scripture makes it clear from the very beginning. Yahweh created Adam and then made this man a helper comparable to himself - the helper was a woman, not another man. He commanded the two of them to be fruitful and multiply, something that can only be done in the man-woman marriage context. Yahweh even goes on in the Genesis account to say that there comes a time when a man must leave his father and mother. Notice again that the man is leaving his father (man) and mother (woman), and then cleaving to his wife. This shows the family unit begins with the marriage of a man and a woman.
What Christians need to do is quit worrying about how people will feel about their standards (which are God's standards) and quit worrying about being politically correct. If Yahweh's word teaches it we need not be ashamed about believing it and proclaiming it. We can always proclaim it in love, but love includes rebuke (Lev. 19:17). We are called to command sinners to repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand (Mt. 4:17). Repentance includes a turning away from sin and a turning to righteousness. If thieves, murderers, drunkards, revilers, adulterers, fornicators, and yes homosexuals want to inherit the kingdom, they must stop practicing their sin. This is the law of Yahweh.
Blog by Matthew Janzen. Lover of Yahweh, Yeshua, my wife and 5 children. All else is commentary.