Summary: A look at how we as Christians should react to the supreme courts ruling concerning same sex marriage.
So what now?
This week has been a sad week for those who put their faith in God. The Supreme court passed as Law that same sex couples are now allowed to marry. Face book has once again lit up with propaganda on both sides of this issue. Some has been well thought out insightful comments others have been just down right mean spirited and hateful.
The bible teaches that homosexuality is a sin. “For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.” (Romans 1:26–27 NAS95) The bible also teaches that they will not enter into heaven, “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals,” (1 Corinthians 6:9 NAS95) I am not the one who says this nor am I the one who will judge them. God is the ultimate judge and only he can pronounce judgment. Just like in our very own legal system. It does not matter what I say but what the judge says.
So how should this ruling actually affect Christians? Well it should desperately sadden us that this act has been legitimized by our country. It should not affect the way we see those who are involved in the same sex marriage. It should inspire us to be more courageous in speaking out for God.
I There is a children's song most of all of us know, Jesus Loves the Little Children. Lets all sing this.
A Have you ever considered that every human being that has lived in the past, that will live in the future, or that is living right now is in fact a child of God.
1 “Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.””
(Genesis 1:26 NAS95)
2 The prodigal son, “And He said, “A man had two sons.“The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the estate that falls to me.’ So he divided his wealth between them.” (Luke 15:11–12 NAS95) Did the younger son cease to be the father’s son?
B Parents love their children without limits.
1 I remember hearing a song many years back by George Strait, A love without end. Part of the lyrics said, “a daddy don’t just love their children every now and then, its a love without end amen.”
a child this song is not biblically correct the sentiment is spot on.
b When your child does wrong yes you get angry but not really because your mad, it is because you love them so much. “For whom the LORD loves He reproves, Even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.” (Proverbs 3:12 NAS95)