President Barack Hussein Obama stated that “America should be proud” of the 5-4 Supreme Court Decision in favor of our nation accepting gay marriage. Furthermore he stated that “We have made our union a little more perfect.” What really hurts those who know the Lord, is that this ruling by the oligarchy known as the Supreme Court comes close to July Fourth. Our nation has left the Judeo Christian ethic, and our morals more so resemble classic Hindu philosophy– anything is all right just so you do not hurt anyone. Ten years ago this would have been inconceivable. The law of the land no longer resembles the law of God. What happened in order to enable this sanctioning of what the Bible calls an abomination? The millennial generation does not believe in moral absolutes, and our nation’s Bible base has obviously been rejected. For two hundred years our Biblical foundation has made us the envy of the world as we received blessing after blessing. Our president said this country is no longer a Christian nation during his first inaugural. This ruling is what he was talking about. This ruling is the legacy of Obamanation, pure and simple.
Patrick Henry was the vocal firebrand of the American Revolution. He thundered “Give me liberty or give me death” at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia prior to the Revolutionary War. Later, he refused to run for president because of his disappointment of the Supreme Court being given too much power. In those days we did not experience fallout from this grave error since we were truly one people: we were nearly 99% Protestant Christian on July Fourth, 1776. But now we see the wisdom of his mindset. One conservative Supreme Court justice, Anthony Kennedy, threw his vote to the side of the liberal camp on this occasion and determined the outcome. Yes, one man trampled on over two hundred years of American history, our Christian heritage, and made gay marriages the law of the land. People in grass roots America still believe sodomy to be a perversion but our intelligentsia knows so much more! The people in power call us fly over country and do not respect the backbone of America and our beliefs, nor do they desire to truly represent us.
This ruling has created several “firsts.” It is the first time in the recorded annuls of man’s history that homosexual marriage has been made law. Although this lifestyle was replete throughout the Roman Empire, even among the emperors themselves, marriage was never an option. Likewise the Greeks and many other ancient civilizations were affected by homosexuality, but once again, marriage was not on the table. It is the first time that a great many in the public eye of our nation are going against their own consciences because they fear man more than they fear the Lord. I watched Fox News today and it was plain to me that the newscasters were trying to sanitize a ruling that they knew was wrong. It is the first time that the laws about sodomy in Russia and Uganda are more Biblical than those of the United States of America, since the laws of those nations still perceive homosexuality as a sinful lifestyle.
How do we function as Christians as we observe our nation rejecting our Godly heritage? We must realize that no matter how God judges this nation (…And He Is And He Will!), that He will watch over the body of Christ just as He protected the Israelites during the Assyrian and Babylonian captivities. God knows them who are His and will protect them in the palm of His Great Hand. Praise the Lord Jesus Christ who said “My kingdom is not of this world.” You and I need to simply perform the will of God in our lives the best way we can, given the circumstances. Seek the Lord and His kingdom first. Keep your focus upon Him and Him alone. The following is a favorite verse of mine in times like these: Isaiah 26:3 King James Version (KJV) 3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Do you have homosexual friends? If you do, that is wonderful. Exemplify to them the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ and encourage them to repent from this sin. You and I are sinners, and outside of repentance and receiving forgiveness from our Lord and Savior, we are no better than anyone else. Christianity is one beggar showing another beggar where to find bread. Love the sinner and encourage them to turn from their sins.
The following are the passages in the Bible, God’s Holy Word, that are the foundational basis of holy wedlock that God determined from the beginning:
Genesis 2: 21-24
And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Matthew 19: 3-6 King James Version (KJV)
3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
This is the only marriage that has ever been sanctioned by God.
Maranatha, Pastor Steve