Where have I been? I didn’t know until now. I just read an article entitled,”Dictionary Redefines ‘Marriage’ to Include Same-Sex Couples”. What really shocked me is that this happened in 2003. Here’s part of the article:
Dictionary Redefines ‘Marriage’ to Include Same-Sex Couples
One major dictionary company has defined marriage in broader terms than the U.S. government. Merriam-Webster tacked on a secondary definition that counts unions between same-sex couples as “marriage.”
Thu, Mar. 19, 2009 Posted: 07:27 PM EDT
One major dictionary company has defined marriage in broader terms than the U.S. government.
Similar to the definition of marriage under federal law, Merriam-Webster states marriage as “the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law.” Every state in the nation recognizes marriage on similar terms except for Connecticut and Massachusetts.
But the dictionary runs askew from legal recognition of marriage by the federal government and almost all the states by tacking on a secondary definition that counts unions between same-sex couples as “marriage.”
Merriam-Webster added the secondary meaning for marriage in 2003, even before gay marriage was legalized anywhere in the country. Whereas the company’s dictionary editions prior to 2003 stated no mention of same-sex marriage, the latest version now defines marriage also as “the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage.”
The change went unnoticed until WorldNetDaily recently reported on a YouTube video calling attention to the marriage “redefinition.”
Isn’t that amazing! For years people, some preachers included, have been re-naming sin, to soften the impact, but this is a new low. Now you can’t even trust the dictionary to give you a proper definition of a word. That’s why we must examine everything in the light of God’s Word. It alone is an infallible guide. This new definition might make some folks feel more comfortable in their sin, but they are still condemned in the sight of God. If that is your case, you better think about it! The solution for your sin is not defining it away, but the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, which cleanses us from all sin. THINK ABOUT IT!