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How Can Churches Respond to the SCOTUS’s Ruling to Redefine Marriage.
THURSDAY, JULY 02, 2015
Posted by: Community of Faith Bible Church | more..
By Pastor Bobby Scott

It has been more than obvious for a long time that the proponents for same sex marriage would eventually win their quest to redefine marriage in America. However, their strategy of using liberal judges to overrule the democratic process hastened this victory with a shocking swiftness that no one anticipated. Recall that the citizens of California and many other states voted to retain the traditional definition of marriage—one man and one woman in a life-long covenant one flesh union. Consider how recently politician after politician won elections running on the platform of defending traditional marriage (Bill Clinton’s support for DOMA, Obama's clear stance in the 2008 election, and Hilary Clinton's reiteration as late as 2013). All the while though, liberal justices continued to chip away at the timeless definition of marriage. And then seemingly out of nowhere on June 26th 2015, the Supreme Court in a 5-4 liberal driven ruling redefined marriage as a union between two loving adults and made gay marriage the law of the land even in states that voted to uphold traditional marriage. The fight for America’s legal definition of marriage is over. The victory in the Supreme Court for gay marriage is decisive.

So in response to the legalization of gay marriage, what is a Bible believing Christian to do? Let me offer several admonitions from the Bible.

1. Keep speaking the truth in love, the Bible commands you to (Eph 4:15). You are not a hatemongering, backwards, insensitive bigot just because you still support the biblical definition of marriage. In fact, you are in good company. Even in homosexuality-affirming cultures like the Greeks, no great thinker, no great moral leader in all of history has ever advocated changing the definition of marriage. Advocates of gay marriage would have you think that theirs is the enlightened moral high ground, but it is a position they alone hold, indicting all cultures and moral leaders in all of history. Jesus—the one whom the Bible declares and history confirms—loved greater than all, upheld the traditional timeless universal definition of marriage.

2. Know that God is wiser than five judges. No disrespect intended, but the Bible says, “Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar, as it is written,” Rom 3:4. Judges are fallible. God is not. Only those who will love the truth of God’s Word (not man’s) about marriage will in the end see through the lie that gay unions are marriages.

3. Keep affirming that God made a world of complementary opposites to make a whole. The world is comprised of land and water. A day consists of hours of light and hours of darkness. A person has a body and soul. God designed marriage between a male and a female so that as one flesh humans could multiply and fill the earth. Although the Bible states that from the beginning God made us male and female for marriage and Jesus affirms that in Matthew 19:4-5, postmodernists wrongly assert that there is no difference between same sex unions and traditional marriages. How obviously wrong is that? Try screwing two screws together rather than a screw and a nut. Why can’t Christians simply tell the truth that the Emperor’s new clothes of gender relativity are no clothes at all? A person is not black because they feel connected to black causes. Neither is an anorexic woman, who is dangerously thin, too big because she feels fat. Marriage is what God called it not what liberal postmodernist feel it should be. The ancients all knew this. Why are we rejecting it? Aristotle said eons ago:

“To say of what is that it is not, or of what is not that it is,

is false,

while to say of what is that it is, and of what is not that it is not,

is true.”

4. Stand on the truth that God made sex for marriage between one male and one female for life. Five judges can ignore and even reject that, but they can’t change that truth. Look at the consequences our nation is suffering as a result of throwing off God’s sexual restraints. How many more children will be born without a father and mother bound in marriage, and how many more STIs and STDs must we suffer through to learn that? The Bible warns in Romans 1:27, “Men committed shameless acts with men and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.” Decisions, especially rejecting God’s ways, have consequences! Sex outside of a traditional marriage is sinful and often perverted whether it be heterosexual or homosexual, extra marital or premarital. Jesus died to save and change sinners who by His grace acknowledge that they are sinners in need of His grace (1 Cor 6:9-12). Many former gays are saved and changed. Some get married; others live in celibacy. But no sinner can reject God’s call for holy living and continue to live in his/her sin and expect to be saved. This ruling will embolden many to believe that lie, but it will not change the consequences for rejecting God’s ways. The Bible warns, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death,” Proverbs 14:12.

5. Humbly remember who we are and what our mission is. The church is a community of repentant sinners who are saved by grace and who win our ongoing battles with temptation by grace. Self-righteous pharisees, who deny that they were once lost and who believe everybody else’s sins are unimaginably worst than theirs, can never have a place in Christ’s church. Our mission is to preach the good news! Jesus’ mission is to transform the nations (Dan 7:13-14). We must preach that in His great love Jesus died, satisfying the wrath of God against all our sins. He rose as the sovereign Lord over all. And He will save any and all regardless of their sin, who turn from their sins to trust in Him in sincere faith. And His-story doesn’t end with the Supreme Court’s rejection of God’s definition of marriage. This same Jesus will come again as King of all Kings. He will reject all who reject Him, and will bring an end to sin and rule all the nations in righteousness.

In the meanwhile, if we follow His ways then those who reject Jesus’ command to repent and believe will reject us. The Supreme Court’s decision assures that perhaps many will. When gays began to battle for legal acceptance, they pleaded for tolerance and understanding. Now one wonders if they will show the same tolerance and acceptance for which they once asked. Either way, Christians must preach the Gospel, which is our mission. When the laws of man contradict the laws of God, “We must obey God rather than man.”

So how can churches respond to the Supreme Court's ruling to redefine marriage? Resist the temptation to panic. Refuse to act as a political enemy of the state (Rom 13). Recognize that we need to do a better job being better Christians. Love all of our neighbors more. Unwaveringly recommit to following Christ—no matter the cost. And never compromise on the Gospel because truth doesn't compromise. It doesn't bow. It doesn't bend. It just stands (1 Pet 1:25). And believeJesus' promise that He will build His church and that nothing will prevail against it (Matt 16:18).

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