I must write. I can’t help it. I see the travesty that has just come down from the U.S. Supreme Court and I’m grieved. SCOTUS has taken something that God has given to us, marriage, and turned it into something profane before the LORD. Just as Lot was grieved over the actions of his fellow citizens of Sodom, so too, should we be grieved at what SCOTUS has done today.
As Isaiah said:
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.
It is tragic that our country has completely turned its back on God and His word. Tragic in the sense that now an authoritative body has declared to those men and women in our country that struggle with the sin of homosexuality, “do what is right in your own eyes.”
Those of us who stand for the truth, that sin is sin, and all need the gospel, will have our characters impugned, and our employments terminated, our homes removed. If you think that I’m using a bit of hyperbole, then your head is in the sand. It has already started for those in the marriage business and will become even more prominent for those of us in ministry of Christ. This is because the gaystapo will never be satisfied with what just took place. They will seek to silence anyone who still disagrees with their wretched lifestyles. But stand we must.
As I mentioned on FB earlier, Christians have been given a choice: capitulate and live with the world, or stand for the truth and live with Christ. In other words, we are truly being challenged on our faith. The rubber is meeting the proverbial road, so to speak. We are all being faced with a choice that has real consequences. No longer can we sit back and think, “well, that is happening in Canada, at least we are safe in the U.S.“
The persecution, thought control, political correctness that has ruled Europe and Canada for the past 50 years is here, in our laps, at our doorsteps. The great tribulation has arrived, and there is no rapture to rescue us from it. For the longest time, American Christians have lived with the protection of the First Amendment, but that protection is no longer there. The Supreme Court just did away with the First Amendment. Yes, technically, it’s still there. But what the Supreme Court has done is say that gay marriage is far more important than our religious freedoms.
I hope that people of faith do not capitulate to this ruling. Yes, it may be the law of the land, but it stands in contradiction of the law of God. God’s law is binding for every Christian (another reason to understand why His law is so important and should not be put aside as so many Christians have done). By binding, I mean that only God’s word (law) can bind the conscience. Human laws that seek to do the same and are contrary to God’s Law should be stood against.
Actually, I think it is our own government that we should stand opposed to because they do stand against God’s word. Our government has become immoral. We are to continue to submit to it (as Paul did to Rome), but not where the government causes us to do, or to support something that is contrary to God’s word. We must continue standing for the truth even in the face of persecution.
I know I’m not the only one bothered by this ruling. Here are few things friends have said on Facebook and their blogs:
I like what Carlotta wrote on FB:
Not surprised at the SCOTUS decision on gay marriage. No panic as God is still in control. I just don’t think he favors the U.S. anymore as we have turned our backs on Him as a nation. A modern day Sodom and Gomorrah.
Neil added at his site:
Keep standing up for the truth. Those supporting this decision are lost souls who are just performing their job descriptions with incredible precision. The question is whether we Christians will live out our job description: Being salt and light for a world that desperately needs it.
I weep for my nation as we depart from God and our foundation. Never in my life would I expect our nation to embrace perversion and moral cowardice. What’s worse, there are those who pretend to be Christians supporting this infamous decision. I used to wonder about the parable of the Sheep and the Goats that Jesus shared in Matthew 25—now I see it playing out in front of me. I fear for my children’s future in a wicked and Godless nation. I think all Christian churches should call for a time of weeping, fasting, repentance and prayer for our nation in it’s headlong rush to rebellion against the one true living God! May God have mercy on us!!!
And finally, a word of encouragement from King David:
1 Do not fret because of evildoers,
Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity.
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass,
And wither as the green herb.
3 Trust in the Lord, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
4 Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass.
6 He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light,
And your justice as the noonday.
7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath;
Do not fret—it only causes harm.
9 For evildoers shall be cut off;
But those who wait on the Lord,
They shall inherit the earth.
10 For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more;
Indeed, you will look carefully for his place,
But it shall be no more.
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth,
And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
12 The wicked plots against the just,
And gnashes at him with his teeth.
13 The Lord laughs at him,
For He sees that his day is coming.
14 The wicked have drawn the sword
And have bent their bow,
To cast down the poor and needy,
To slay those who are of upright conduct.
15 Their sword shall enter their own heart,
And their bows shall be broken.
16 A little that a righteous man has
Is better than the riches of many wicked.
17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken,
But the Lord upholds the righteous.
18 The Lord knows the days of the upright,
And their inheritance shall be forever.
19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time,
And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
20 But the wicked shall perish;
And the enemies of the Lord,
Like the splendor of the meadows, shall vanish.
Into smoke they shall vanish away.
21 The wicked borrows and does not repay,
But the righteous shows mercy and gives.
22 For those blessed by Him shall inherit the earth,
But those cursed by Him shall be cut off.
23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord,
And He delights in his way.
24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down;
For the Lord upholds him with His hand.
25 I have been young, and now am old;
Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken,
Nor his descendants begging bread.
26 He is ever merciful, and lends;
And his descendants are blessed.
27 Depart from evil, and do good;
And dwell forevermore.
28 For the Lord loves justice,
And does not forsake His saints;
They are preserved forever,
But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off.
29 The righteous shall inherit the land,
And dwell in it forever.
30 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom,
And his tongue talks of justice.
31 The law of his God is in his heart;
None of his steps shall slide.
32 The wicked watches the righteous,
And seeks to slay him.
33 The Lord will not leave him in his hand,
Nor condemn him when he is judged.
34 Wait on the Lord,
And keep His way,
And He shall exalt you to inherit the land;
When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.
35 I have seen the wicked in great power,
And spreading himself like a native green tree.
36 Yet he passed away,[a] and behold, he was no more;
Indeed I sought him, but he could not be found.
37 Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright;
For the future of that man is peace.
38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together;
The future of the wicked shall be cut off.
39 But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord;
He is their strength in the time of trouble.
40 And the Lord shall help them and deliver them;
He shall deliver them from the wicked,
And save them,
Because they trust in Him.