A Bachelor’s Stand :: By Edwin Tan

“And He answered and said to them, ‘Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no man separate” (Matthew 19:4-6).

Reminds me of a nuptial; the above-mentioned would almost certainly not be missed out in the proceedings of such an event that seals a holy matrimony. Excuse me; I would stay away from weddings; the worldly facet seemingly overshadows the Godly significance of this happening with the soppy element, which is entirely manmade! The bridal train as the couple walks down the aisle, the bridesmaid, best man, flower girls, and even page boy – something classic crooners could sing about. Anathema for a rock and roll guy who savors the twangy tunes from a Gretsch, if not a Fender Stratocaster!

Only recently, one rock and roll piece simply took on a significant meaning to the point that it stuck in the back of my brain. “Lola” by the Kinks had its debut in the early 1970s; the powerfully driven guitar intro plus rhythm often felt like an adrenaline shot. Lately, a portion of the lyrics would more than cause me to scratch my head. Boys could be girls and girls could be boys in a mixed-up world – right before many eyes as we speak! That hot potato has more than stirred up strife in numerous school board meetings. That somewhat nonsensical washroom controversy was never easy for a lot of parents to stomach – especially if ulterior motives came into play!

The degeneration continued with what I would term as gender gobbledygook. There are radical voices that call for a sweeping redefinition of gender terminology, probably taking away the pleasure of reading and writing. Their heart’s desire sees the rewriting of dictionaries based on the removal of the masculine and feminine differential. Nutty from the way it sounds. Only recently again, there is a call for the deletion of this delineation in the morgue, no more a criteria in human remains identification!

Then it became no longer fiction that everything spelled out in the Living Word was under a fierce, frontal assault by minions of the evil one. Pastors that preached the truth were heavily castigated by the law of their land; speaking in support of God-ordained marriage was deemed as an affront to the LGBT club – a hate crime!

Things have indeed gotten to a menacing overdrive, particularly when it concerns the very young and vulnerable. Like some segment of soft porn, schools are sweeping aside baseball practice for lessons in dressing in opposite-gender outfits. Then there are all the heinous grooming courses and those drag queen sessions. It goes on despite protests from concerned parents and well-meaning professionals.

It did not take very long for me to fathom the implications of all these lunacies. Kids would be rough-handled by the powers that be as their parents watched helplessly. This beats the violations relating to prisoners of war under the Geneva Convention. The abuse begins at a tender age, and it is continuous and wickedly structured. The natural developmental process is severely impaired as a confused worldview is internalized through childhood. Much worse than foster homes and institutions, the products of these setups know very little about happy endings. Quite a commonplace sad story involving law enforcement, the courts, and ultimately the penitentiaries, if not mental health facilities!

So I get the picture; whatever is in malevolent motion, with more in the pipeline of perdition, is the artwork of the evil one. By dismantling God-instituted marriage and family, the dark forces aim to reimagine society, much to its detriment.

Married folks produce offspring that, more often than not, become functional individuals. They can be a delight to be with and an inspiration for living a life of godliness. So what if you are single, divorced, widowed, or married? There is a harmonious coexistence, much like a beautifully woven tapestry! Take that all away, and life becomes chaotic and meaningless.

So I have learned to put up with some of these married ones trying to find a partner for me. Having gotten the true nature of the last days, I could appreciate their well-meaning stance or their good-natured leg-pulling. I am assured by the words of the Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 19:11-12.

“But He said to them, ‘All cannot accept this saying, but only to those whom it has been given: For there are eunuchs who were born thus from their mother’s womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He who is able to accept it, let him accept it.'”

I joyfully go about doing the will of the Heavenly Father in my single status which He has blessed me with. I firmly believe that we are assigned a station in this world according to His plan for us. Let us rejoice in this. “But I want you to be without care. He who is unmarried cares for the things of the Lord – how he may please the Lord” (1 Corinthians 7:32).

The time is indeed very short; no time for anything with the likes of Barbara Cartland and Danielle Steele. Just girding my loins and keeping the lamps burning until the day of that one wedding I must not miss!



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