By now most people know that the Supreme Court ruled for same sex ‘marriage’ and by now I’m sure most people on Facebook or in daily life have heard the controversies. We’ve seen it all – comments with genuine love and concern and comments with hate.
I don’t often post about controversial things because it honestly scares me to offend people. I try to grow my readership not offend and diminish. I also don’t want to start vain arguments because the Bible talks against that in 2 Timothy 2:16.
However, as a Christian I do want to share my heart and beliefs. I want to make sure that people who read this blog or who know me in person know what I believe. I want to share a word for Christians and non-Christians.
I’ll say this quickly and then I’ll get to my point – what God says about marriage is still true. The Bible is the final authority. Period.
Christians, myself included, why are we so surprised?
Many people in our country live and advocate a homosexual lifestyle, so the fact that they elected leaders to change the laws shouldn’t come as a shock to us. But I’m still shocked. And I’m deeply saddened.
Saddened because as a nation, in many areas, we are sinning against a very Holy God. I just finished reading the book of Ezekiel and I’m not even going to tell you I understand 85% of that book but what I got out of it is this: God is HOLY! Just the description of the creatures flying around his throne put a holy terror and holy fear of Him in my heart. God doesn’t wink at sin. He won’t let it slip by. He is too holy and too loving for that.
But here is the other thing that I’ve been thinking about a lot…
I have put a lot of hope and trust in my country. I love my country! A lot! And I think deep down in my heart I banked a big portion of my security in my country. And I think I’m wrong to do that.
BUT the thing is this:
God never wrote the Declaration of Independence.
God never promised the American dream.
God never promised earthly security.
God never promised that we would live in a land where righteousness was prevalent.
What did He promise us?
That He would be with us unto the end of the world – Matthew 28:20
That if we are godly we will suffer persecution - 2 Timothy 3:12
So what do we do now?
Well, we do what we are told to do. We continue to lift Jesus high (John 3:14-15). We continue to tell sinners that sin is sin. That God is very Holy and that sin must be and will be punished. We tell them that Christ died for our sins, that He became sin for us so that we could be made the righteousness of God in Him (2 Corinthians 5:21). We tell them Christ willing took the punishment for us.
We preach what Luke 24:47 says “that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.”
And please know that when you lift Jesus high, when you lovingly confront sin you will offend. You might lose friends and GASP we might suffer persecution you guys!
But wouldn’t you rather suffer with Christ now then to stand against Him someday?
So for us Christians – lift Jesus high. Speak the Truth in love. Know that Christ is with you.
For those non-Christians, I hope you know we love you. Whether you ever believe and accept Christ or not isn’t going to change our love for you. We aren’t perfect Christians, I’m not a perfect Christian but we hope to point you to a Savior who is perfect and who loves and died for you.
And for my final thought. I’m kind of tired of everyone stealing the rainbow and the ‘love wins’ saying. God made the rainbow as a reminder of His promises and love did not win because of a Supreme Court ruling. I’m taking it back! And to do that I felt inspired to write this little poem called “Love Wins”
Because when Adam first sinned
Christ immediately stepped in.
Because when Mary gave birth
It was a Savior who changed the Earth.
Because there on the tree of Calvary
A Savior bled and died for you and me.
Because even though my heart may groan
God is still on His Eternal Throne.
Because although there is much sin.
Christ is coming to rule and reign again.