How should Christians respond? For those who believe the Bible is God’s Word, what should we do when laws are passed or upheld that go against our faith and conscience? Pray.
Not surprisingly, the Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry in all 50 states, a historic decision striking down gay marriage bans and defying nature, reason, and the Constitution.
First, the Obamacare ruling.
With the Supreme Court issuing its second major decision upholding abortion funding in Obamacare, we have the choice to speak up or do nothing. Their decision in King v. Burwell rules that millions of Americans can receive taxpayer subsidies allowing them to purchase health care plans under the [Un]Affordable Care Act. Inconvenient pregnancy? No problem. American citizens will pay for your abortion.
Next up, no government declaration can change what God previously established.
It doesn’t matter that the majority of people oppose Obamacare and homosexual behavior. We are way beyond the point in America where government power trumps the will of the people. Moreover, it was wrong of Supreme Court justices Ginsburg and Kagan not to recuse themselves from this case seeing they gladly participated in same sex “marriage” ceremonies in the past.
Regardless, five progressive Supreme Court justices have now redefined marriage – the only definition known throughout history – completely ignoring 51 million American voters who have cast ballots in favor of biblical, natural marriage in state constitutional amendments.
In an 1820 letter to militia officer William Jarvis, Thomas Jefferson wrote,
You seem … to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy … Their power is the more dangerous as they are in office for life and not responsible, as the other functionaries are, to the elective control.
Jefferson was one of several who warned that the courts could gain power little by little, advancing like a thief “until all shall be usurped from the states.” We truly do not give America’s Framers and Founders enough credit for their wisdom and foresight.
More than 30 states have voted to ban same-sex marriage in recent years, but homosexual activists have won numerous court battles recently, including today’s daunting decision.
When something good, moral, and biblical is eliminated or removed; something bad, immoral, and unbiblical often replaces it.
Francis Schaeffer said:
We as Bible-believing evangelical Christians are locked in a battle. This is not a friendly gentleman’s discussion. It is a life and death conflict between the spiritual hosts of wickedness and those who claim the name of Christ.
Opposition is guaranteed. Most of us understand that living our faith in public will attract resistance, ridicule, and even hatred. If we remember our struggle is not against flesh and blood (Ephesians 6:12), we will not take it personally when people come against us.
Religious leaders in America should now be bracing for a cultural and legal assault on churches, ministries, and religious schools. Non-profits holding to Christian values must prepare as well.
Our founders realized if sinful men violated their God-given parameters as well as constitutional limits of their office, government could become abusive. Since they established a system in which all three government branches were accountable to the people, they would be astonished today that the citizens the Constitution was written to protect have done little to resist the corruption, growth, and immorality of the United States government.
We are continuing to witness the consequences of Christians taking the path of least resistance (reminds me of the 1960s all over again). The world often interprets our silence as approval so we need to speak up about all sin and the need for repentance, and live the truth regarding marriage. We also must pray for a country that has turned its back on Almighty God, and for a lukewarm church in desperate need of revival.
Christ is our anchor and God never changes, however the stakes have been raised and the faith of true Christians will be tested. God is watching, and He knows those who are His.
For the Lord is our judge, The Lord is our lawgiver, The Lord is our king; He will save us. Isaiah 33:22
Marriage: Ordained by God, Redefined by the SCOTUS
Writing: “The majority of people oppose homosexual behavior” simply isn’t true:
If Christians are offended by gay marriage, they should make sure they marry someone of the opposite gender.
Rather than condemning others, Christians should be kind and compassionate…and focus on helping the less fortunate. When is the last time you worked in a soup kitchen or volunteered at a homeless shelter?
Thanks for your comments. The majority actually do oppose the unnatural, unhealthy behavior – not the people, homosexuals. I love people enough to tell them the truth and all sin is against God’s law, not just sexual sin. I am not offended, I say let them have civil unions. Just don’t call God a liar and attempt to redefine what He established, marriage between one man and one woman. This is supported by anatomy, biology, and world history in addition to Scripture. We will all be judged; and it is impossible for any man to “condemn” someone else. Don’t believe all the polls, they change like shifting sand with the wave of cultural trends. It does not change God’s eternal truth. As for doing good works, I agree focusing on helping others is important, but there are many, many ways to serve others than the two you mentioned and no one is saved by good works; we are only saved by grace through faith & forgiveness in Jesus Christ.
It is sad that the very ones who take the offensive, the practicers of the sins described in the Bible as abomination to God, are the ones who act offended. Christian believers do not want to see you roast throughout eternity. We also know that Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed for exactly the same behavior. Therefor, we pray for your deliverance even though you are spiteful toward us.
When the last believer is saved, Jesus will call His Bride, the Church and all unrepentant will remain to go through terrible times on earth. None of your good works such as working in homeless shelters or soup kitchens will do you any dood on judgment day. Now is the day of salvation. You will remember these words as you weep before The King of Kings and are banished into torment for eternity!
“Whenever we point our fingers in blame, there are three pointing back at us.”
“May we hold ourselves accountable, resisting judgment and blame. May we do what is in our power to do in order to affirm the inherent worth of all beings, our great commandment.”
Rev. Rod Debs
Actually, in Acts 6:2-4, we read: “And the twelve (apostles) summoned the congregation of the disciples and said, It is not desirable for us to neglect the word of God in order to serve tables. But select from among you, brethren, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will put in charge of this task. But we will devote ourselves to prayer, and to the
ministry of the word.”
So, it not necessarily a rite of passage to feed at a soup kitchen; it’s up to us to be in the Spirit and see where He puts
us — when all the time the bottom line is to conform to the image of Christ (Romans 8:29). Conformity to His image has everything to do with being born from heaven (John 3:3); or else one’s faith is hollow.
Jesus also pointed out that the “poor,” as in financially destitute, will always be with you; and we will have opportunities throughout the ages — yet even in this case (Mark 14:7) He set the precedents to focus on Him before everything.
Moreover, I commend David on his essay.
I cant understand why so many christians are shocked and disappointed. All this kind of nonsense was foretold to happen in the end times. It has to happen and get ready for a whole lot more. This world is not our home, we are not of this world, we are a sub-culture. We have been crucified with Christ. We are no longer our own. We are not americans who are christians..we are christians who live in a culture called america.
Jesus said follow me, not CNN. Not polls. Not the status quo. Be separate. Stay consecrate. Dont become “A Lot” living in sodom.
Trust in God with all your heart. Do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.
By the way, are you a believer in Jesus Christ for convenience sake, or a disciple of Jesus Christ?
That difference may explain why you are so shocked and disappointed.
Last year! And did not cave in to deviant behaviors of any kind as laid out in Bible as deviant. The whole org was trying to get people out of their deviant destructive lifestyles by Holy Spirit and Bibles parameters and power not promote or ignore these destructions of body soul and spirit!
We as Christians can’t control where society wants and chooses to go, bu we can learn form our own mistakes and make a stand for righteousness in our own generation.
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You people who take the bible literally scare me. The fact that you’re so mean, judgmental, and sure your view of the world is the ONLY possible answer to unknowable questions is arrogance and ignorance. So many contradictions in the Bible…
Genesis 1 and 2 disagree about the order in which things are created, and how satisfied God is about the results of his labors
The flood story is really two interwoven stories that contradict each other on how many of each kind of animal are to be brought into the Ark–is it one pair each or seven pairs each of the “clean” ones?
The Gospel of John disagrees with the other three Gospels on the activities of Jesus Christ (how long had he stayed in Jerusalem–a couple of days or a whole year?) and all four Gospels contradict each other on the details of Jesus Christ’s last moments and resurrection.
The Gospels of Matthew and Luke contradict each other on the genealogy of Jesus Christ’s father (although both agree that Joseph was not his real father).
Perhaps you should try being nice and supportive rather harsh and judgmental.