What God Said To Us That We Missed With This Homosexual Marriage Legalization

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I have been in funk since I heard the news that our Supreme Court made homosexual marriage legal in our country. I was even asking myself, why was I feeling this way? It really wasn’t a shock. I hoped for a different outcome, but in my gut I knew it would fall out the way it did.

I have felt what so many other Christians have felt. How did 5 individuals without constitutional authority for such a decision inflict us so? Why is Congress so cowardly, our President so ungodly, and a majority of our Supreme Court so traitorous? There are waves of anger, followed by torrents of fear. Our society in leaving God’s natural order sets in motion the unraveling of society itself. Then there are rainbow lights at the White House, …, well, you know all about those things.

There are arguments that love is all that matters. Funny, we don’t use that line in brutal crimes of passion. It seems all are going crazy. We can make a value judgment that homophobia is wrong, but we had better not say homosexuality itself is wrong. Morality all, with where we got it only being different. There is the Lord on the one hand, and man as lord on the other, but I digress.

It came to me why I was so low. I was grieving. I grieved as one who heard of the death of one he loved. Even if you know the death is coming, you still have the pangs of grief.

I grieve because I know what God said in Romans 1: 18-28. It is the only thing I have not been hearing Christians say. Read there how God gives the theological underpinnings of the Sodoms and Gomorrahs of our world. They ran so far from God and then (verse 26): “For this reason (exalting man over God) God gave them up unto vile affection”. “Vile affection” is then described as lesbianism (Verse 26b) and homosexuality among men (verse 27). In verse 28 they did not want to “retain God in their knowledge” and so “God gave them over to a reprobate mind.”

Did you catch it? It is not that legalizing homosexual marriage is going to bring great judgment from God, but it is the judgement from God that brings the full unraveling of that country. I know of no country in history that ever crossed that threshold and came back. I love this country of mine. The stars and stripes, the strains of our national anthem, the story of the founding fathers—these things still give me goosebumps. So I grieve today as I know the Word of God is always true. God just said to the USA that He gave us up!

I will not, however, sink into my grief. I praise the Lord that the future of my country has no bearing on my Christianity. Christ lost no power when my country turned so grievously. His Kingdom is secure even if my country is not. Though the fall of my country may lead to persecution and pain, and that pain may affect my body, it can never touch my soul! I am still safe in Jesus!

What then are we to do?

  1. Never give up the promises of God. Stay faithful and close to Christ. Do not allow the sadness for your country impede your joy in Christ.
  2. Resolve to be true and firmly committed to God’s Word. For example, there may be pressure on pastors to officiate homosexual weddings. I have thought this through including possible consequences, and I will NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER officiate a homosexual wedding. Christ is worthy of my faithfulness no matter what!
  3. Resolve to be true even if pressure comes from non-governmental sources. We are living in days of pressure to accept a bankrupt sexuality and a bombardment of words supporting it and some we love may come out as a homosexual. We must love unconditionally and ever demonstrate that love all the way without yielding ground on what God clearly said. If a loved one decided catching rattlesnakes by the tail or drinking poison was their calling in life, would you accept it? Or love them while holding the line that they should not do that?
  4. Share Christ with individual homosexuals, love them sincerely; again, while holding the line. Truth is always the most loving thing to share.
  5. Pray for personal and local revival as revival is not tied to the government even if it is as anti-God as is possible.

Yes, I grieve, but my hope is secure. God bless.

12 thoughts on “What God Said To Us That We Missed With This Homosexual Marriage Legalization

  1. We grieve with you. My husband has stated in almost the exact language, those things you have written. I believe we are looking ahead to a spiritual battle that many Christians are not armoured for.

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  3. I also wonder if the reason this is happening is to waken the American church up to the fact that we are not impenetrable. I feel we’ve been asleep for a very long time. We’ve been comfortable. This is the only nation at the only time in history where being a Christian has ever been comfortable. i’m not so sure that was meant to be. So perhaps God is allowing/bringing this to make the church what it is supposed to be, rather than condemning a nation. Why should we be so upset when the world acts like the world? Rather, let’s look forward to the great things this can do for genuine Christianity.

      • I would have to say that “Christianity” is in the pits in the U.S. We’ve had our ease, and now we are full of nominal attendees who’ve merely sunk into a social construct rather than a personal union with Christ, which I would contest means our churches are full of people we will not be spending eternity with. For this cause, I am not afraid of persecution. In fact, I welcome it. It will separate the sheep from the goats. It will purify the Church of Christ. All the while, the only thing we will lose is prosperous ease. I think it is a fair trade-off. Painful, howbeit.

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  5. Since Genesis there has been homosexuality and you folks are surprised? And based on the Scriptures, “…no new thing under the sun,” there has been, there are and there will continue to be homosexual unions.

    We failed; plain and simple. We became more enamored with building programs, youth camp, midnight cries, bus ministries, camp meetings, conventions, clubs, cliques, golf outings, hunting, fishing, bake sales, etc. and missed the most important calling; actually, our commission.

    “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.”

    We reconciled the pleasures of this world to ourselves and failed to be the ambassadors that Christ demanded we be. When the unloved and confused needed to be reconciled to Christ, there was not Christian available to point them to Jesus so they gravitated toward another love. I also am guilty of failing to redeem the time given to me by the Lord.

    It took God placing me a country where homosexuality is overlooked and/or relegated to insignificance by the general population to fully understand the mindset of the homosexual. I have spent countless hours talking and witnessing to them. They went to the church and Christians, but they were rejected, ridiculed and reviled.

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