Tuesday, June 30, 2015
the decision to legalize gay marriage
I was really sad to hear the news about legalizing gay marriage when I was at work last week. It reminded me of in 1 Samuel (8) where the people begged for a king, and God warned the people thru Samuel that he would be a tyrant, and they didn't listen. They begged for a king, and so God gave them what they wanted. And it reminds me of another verse. 2 Timothy 4:3: "For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear." I was also saddened to see the many supportive posts of Christians that I know, and the silence from leaders and pastors. I know at the church we visited, they didn't mention it. I think that is cowardly. Decisions will have to be made at churches if they will perform a gay wedding ceremony. There will be much fall out and consequences from those decisions. I don't think you can just say "love wins" and move on with your day. If you believe the Bible, then you are saying sin is ok. Proclaim it. Support it. Celebrate it. And again, sin is sin in the eyes of God, I struggle with other sin issues, as does every human sinful being, but you can't just say legalize stealing, murder, lying, etc and that will make it ok. Again, an issue where I don't feel I have the words to convey my thoughts. I read many pro/and against articles this weekend, and these were some of the snapshots that I thought worth sharing. 2 Corinthians 4:4: The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. My heart goes out to those who struggle with this issue. I hope they can find the freedom through Jesus to be able to get out of the web of lies and sin. Addendum: These are mainly my thoughts based on responses I've seen from self-proclaiming Christians. God's laws are for His followers, and one cannot expect unbelievers to follow them. I also read an interesting article last night that made mention of other sexual sin, example pre-marital sex, which is equal sin in God's eyes, and one that is rampant in our culture, including in many churches and gets hardly any attention compared to the 2% of the population that identify as gay. Sin is sin to God. Some verses to encourage: Romans 12:2 - And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. 1 Peter 2:9 - But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Romans 12:1 - I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service. 2 Corinthians 7:1 - Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 1 Peter 1:16 - Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.