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Friday, June 26, 2015

Supreme Court Rules on "Marriage" - Are We Shocked?

Many a man is shocked and startled at the first sight of wickedness — and yet becomes at last so accustomed to see it, that he views it with comparative unconcern. 
- J.C. Ryle

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that all 50 states must allow for homosexual "marriage."  The ruling was 5 to 4. 
Those who practice homosexuality will rejoice, but those of us who truly belong to Jesus mourn.

Abraham's nephew Lot lived in a land that was at ease and flaunted immorality.
2 Peter 2:7-8 shows us that before Lot was rescued from the just judgment of God that came on that place, his righteous soul was tormented by their lawless deeds.

The temptation and pressure will come to capitulate and accept sin and twist Scripture to the culture.  Exposure desensitizes us to sin.  Humanism and socialism try to establish new "truths" that really are like the Serpent's words to Eve making her think that she could be like God.

Entertainment bombards us with acceptance of immorality, and public education has done its best to gain acceptance for behavior that is unrighteous.
We as Christians need to be saturated in the Word of God, and to be willing to risk ridicule in showing true love by exposing people to the truth about sin, righteousness and judgment.  Romans 1 is happening, and we must not forget that this is not the first time it has happened.  God promised not to flood the world again, but the fires of hell are ready. 

Christians are Light in the Lord, and we must walk as children of light exhibiting holy behavior and exposing evil and proclaiming truth.  There is only one way to be saved from eternal wrath.  No human court's decision will stop the final Court's decision, but God's love provided a way that wrath could be appeased for all who repent and put their trust in the Savior Jesus Christ who was 100% God and 100% man.
He was born of a virgin - the perfect unblemished Lamb Who appeased the wrath of God by a sacrifice that would offer satisfaction and forgiveness for those who believe. 
He  died taking punishment for sin and rose from the dead for justification (Romans 4:25).  Those who trust in Him will have eternal life, and you will know their faith is real as He changes their desires and produces fruit.

A pastor I had back in California a number of years ago spoke of a time when they might come for him.  Yes, pressure will be put on pastors to capitulate and perform weddings that are blasphemous against God (as marriage is a picture of His relationship and covenant with His bride the church). 
Pastors may have to decide whether to abandon performing weddings eventually.

Justice Kennedy says about same-sex couples & marriage, ".... it would disparage their choices and diminish their personhood to deny them this right."
So, are there any choices that he would deny anybody with that worldview? 
Certainly many choices that people make are harmful to themselves and others. 
Homosexuality harms people, adultery and fornication and any immorality or impurity harm people...not only the individuals themselves, but it has a ripple effect to their health and everyone in their sphere.
What utter nonsense to say that not sanctioning unnatural and harmful and sinful behavior denies personhood.  If you truly love somebody, you don't endorse their delusions.

Professing to be wise, many people become fools.  They want to be gods, and so they prefer to give up absolute truth and create a fantasy world....otherwise they might have to acknowledge their accountability to their Creator.

I'll leave you with the following links with lessons from Sodom:

Remember Lot - He Lingered

A Woman To Be Remembered - Lot's Wife

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