Christian actor and activist Kirk Cameron has given a revealing interview about the seriousness of marriage and the threats to the institution. Cameron said that redefining marriage is not the biggest threat, as some might think, but "fornicators and adulterers" pose the most serious threat. Cameron is leading marriage seminars in Alabama this month.
"When people get too focused on redefining marriage, you're distracted from the bigger problem – fornicators and adulterers," Cameron told AL.com. "If the people sitting in the pews are fornicators and adulterers, the church will destroy marriages much more quickly than those outside the church. When God's people mock marriage, God doesn't take that lightly."
The actor noted that he did not think homosexual marriage was as much as threat as people made it out to be. Rather, Christians who deviate from God's commandments are the much bigger threat and need to be dealt with seriously since their actions could harm the church and other members.
"I think the greatest threat to marriage is not other people's definition of marriage. The church isn't taking God's definition of marriage seriously. It's not other people sabotaging marriage that's the problem. Marriage is still important to people. They know that marriage is worth fighting for. They want it to be strong," he added.
To that effect, Cameron has starred in the movie "Fireproof," which dealt with the topic of a couple trying to save their marriage. The movie was a huge success, and Cameron decided to use it as a tool in order to help those who may be in similar scenarios. He will be leading several seminars entitled "Love Worth Fighting For" in Alabama this month but noted that they are not just for couples but for everyone, as they are "really about relationships."
"I think there's great hope," Cameron said of refocusing Christian culture and society on God. "There are those who want to get it right, to turn from our wicked ways, to get marriage right, to get family right. Instead of complaining about a culture, we need to say, 'Show me how to create a culture.'"
"The church determines the moral temperature of the culture," he explained. "On our watch we've let morality decay, the commitment to love and marriage fall apart. We've given in to an anti-biblical Christian worldview. We're simply failing to do our job as the church. We need to be faithful in our own house."
But Cameron remains hopeful that things can change if enough people get onboard and are willing to take a stand for Christ.
To learn more about his seminar, "Love Worth Fighting For," click here.