And for Christians, the Supreme Court decisions on this issue will not be surprising, whatever the outcome is. The social battle on moral issues like the sanctity of marriage has been lost as predicted multiple times in the Bible when it talks about the depravity of the end times.
State and national legislatures, governors, the White House, and possibly the Supreme Court have succumbed to Hollywood and media pressure on issues advanced by the gay agenda. Also for the first time ever, the American public now supports the idea of same-sex marriage by a majority.
Two of the cases that the Court is planning to review in March include Hollingsworth v. Perry, which will examine whether gay and lesbian Americans have a fundamental right to marriage, and Windsor v. United States will examine the federal law that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
The first case is a result of Prop 8 in California, and the Court will analyze whether denying a licence for marriage to a gay couple is unconstitutional. The second is more important fundamentally and morally only because a group of 9 people will decide or re-decide something that us as Christians believe God has already ordained: the definition of marriage being between a man and a woman.
Who would have thought at any point in history up until about 10 years ago that we will have to potentially re-define marriage? The concept was so absurd that such thing was never brought up in the age of the Church including the Enlightenment, Reformation, and Great Awakenings, until society decided to have a sexual revolution in the recent past.
The Church tried to speak out against the inclusionary definition of marriage, but its voice was not loud enough, and even if its voice would have been loud enough, the biblical message is so antithetical to modern society that it would have just hardened so much more the ones pushing the same-sex agenda.
We live in an age where truth is relative. Morality is relative. People want and need to define their own morals. The Word of God however claims absolute truth status, and this does not go well with moral relativism.
The redefinition of marriage, although morally devastating for society, will not affect our faith or our walk with God. What society does apart from God should not affect us unless it results in persecution against our biblical views.
Let’s not forget the teaching of Peter and Paul who warn us about moral decay in the last days…
2 Peter 3: 3 “…you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.”
2 Tim 3: 1“There will be terrible times in the last days. 2People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5having a form of godliness but denying its power.”
This is why I believe that from a moral standpoint I think things will go from bad to worse. I believe Christians will be hated for their views which are grounded in the Bible, even though we do not wish to force them upon anyone.
Society will continue its course of choice. The Church however, the true body of Christ, will stay on its own eternal predestined course to glorification.
The Supreme Court almost sounds like some kind of a fair-righteous-Godlike institution, but the truth is, it’s only what (as fair, righteous, etc)the men that sit on it are 😉
The real voters are really 4 conservatives, 4 liberals and one more wishy- washy… and I am afraid the vote will be as political as can be regardless which way it will go. Come to think of it, the US Constitution doesn’t say one way of the other about this issue–I don’t think back then anyone could even imagine that some day society will come to such a decision… And I think, to be proactive, the constitution should be amended to specifically articulate that man cannot marry a beast–I’m sure in a few years that will become an issue too–it makes me really sick.
You’re not the only one looking ahead, Val… I wonder if pedophilia will ever come up in the future, that is if the American Psychiatric Assn will remove it as a “disease” from the DSM5 manual of mental illness. Ditto with bestiality. I would like to think that mankind will not stoop so low.
did you see the Gospel Coalition article posted yesterday that outlines exactly that? The shocking thing is, that it is our neighbor, Canada, that seems to be pushing for paedophelia to be reclassified as an orientation. History repeats itself. When the degradation of children becomes accepted (even if only by psychiatrists – at first, because according to TGC, it follows a familiar pattern) a civilization collapses.
Noooooooo…! I just read it…
Please God, do not let this happen!
I had such a sick feeling in my stomach when I read it. Should the Lord tarry in His return, I fear for our children’s generation. We know that God is our protector and He will be with us, but imagine the darkness and evil in the land, if Satan succeeds in this degrading agenda. They even have their point by point plan as to how they will push towards acceptance. And they know it already worked once… God help us
Oh…Rodi…don’t worry…these are not the worse of times..I believe that these are the best of times …still…compare with what will come….a little history would prove that things were much worse back before the law was given… in certain places ( Afghanistan for example) it is mind blowing to hear what goes on there… talk to someone that went there ….in 20 years we will be talking about the good old days of 2012….unless there is a major catastrophe ( the size of WW2) ..that will put some sense in people…
it sure looks like pagan times, where everything goes… with no moral absolutes or barriers. Meanwhile christians don t even see it coming. For once TGC did a good thing in sounding the alarm.
Classifying pedophilia as an orientation is one thing, it is more of an intellectual play. As long as we have laws against it we are protected, at least in the near future.
Also I would like to think that as long as the Church is still here and the Holy Spirit still dwells in the body of Christ things would not spin our of control like in the pre-flood world or like in ancient Canaan.
But I am sure that’s what many said before 1950 with respect to our current moral crisis…
all good points. We will have to trust in God!
We always have to trust God of course, but with regard to what the legal system holds in the future it should be clear to all. Once laws are on the books to prevent ‘discrimination’ based on ‘orientation’, and once this has been won up to the Supreme Court level, then that fight is over. The fight will move to classifying everything as an orientation because the legal protections will already be in place.
However, as the Chuch we must remember that our fight is not to convince the world to live by our values (as convenient and comfortable as that might be, it will never happen). Living by our values alone will not save anyone. Our job is to serve God and share the Gospel.
Very correct Matt. We are not called to preach values because it is not our job to change people into accepting a certain value system. It is the work of the Holy Spirit to change any one person. Our job is to share the Gospel message and the truth.
Could not have said it better…
“A Queer Thing Happened to America,” by Michael Brown is a very good book that talks about the Gay agenda and its history/propaganda. The plans for brainwashing the younger generation using the public school system is already set in motion in many schools from California to Maine. This kind of change doesn’t happen overnight.
Another book written by William F. Buckley Jr., “God & Man at Yale,” takes you inside the point of view of the immoral mentality this generation has accepted as “the norm.”
Not too long ago, Kirk Cameron was under quite a bit of heat from Hollywood and the media for responding to a question on the definition of marriage. He pointed to the Bible and agreed with the God ordained family unit being between a man and a woman. Anything else is “detrimental to society” he said. Apparently calling perversion for what it is, brands you as discriminatory and hateful. We are surely living in the end times. It may not be as awful as the pre-flood days, but then again, we are not living in those places where the people are suffering the worst.
FOR GAYS ONLY: Jesus predicted that just before His return as Judge, there will be a strange, spontaneous, mind-twisting fad – a global steamroller notable for its speed, boldness, violence, and impudent in-your-face openness. In Luke 17 He called this worldwide craze the repeat of the “days of Lot” (see Genesis 19 for details). By helping to fulfill this worldwide mania quietly coordinated by unseen spirit beings, gays are actually hurrying up Christ’s return to earth and making the Bible even more believable!
They’ve actually invented strange architecture: closets opening not on to bedrooms but on to Main Streets where kids can see naked men having sex in “Madam” Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco Brothel District. We wonder how soon S.F.’s underground saint – San Andreas – will get a 10-point jolt out of what goes on over his head (see the dire prediction about cities in Revelation 16:19)!
What’s really scary is the “reprobate mind” phrase in Romans 1:28. A person can sear his conscience so much God turns him over to S, the universal leader of evil who can turn such a person into Mr. Possessed with a super-human strength that many cops together have trouble restraining.
Remember, gays don’t have to stay bound to their slavery. Their emancipation is found in a 5-letter name starting with J – no, not James or Julia. As soon as they can find out the all-powerful J name, gays will really start living!