Marriage?

Marriage?

On Friday, June 26th, 2015, a landmark decision was handed down by the Supreme Court regarding same-sex marriage. In Obergefell v. Hodges, the Court declared that same-sex couples had the right to marry because the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment guaranteed this. All fifty states are now required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples while recognizing marriages performed in other states.

Anyone on either side of this debate reacted with joy or despair depending on his viewpoint. Believers especially took umbrage with it because it contradicted the Bible’s clear teaching on marriage. Whenever a Christian is faced with any problem, he asks, “What should I do?”

Let us answer this question in three parts. “What should we NOT do? First, we should not be surprised. Paul warned us in II Timothy 3, “But understand this that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.” The nation’s fleeing from moral absolutes; its celebration of sinful practices and the erosion of religious liberty are proving this.

Secondly, we should not be disturbed. It doesn’t matter what any nation’s highest court claims or what any culture says is acceptable or unacceptable; the Word of God teaches that marriage is between a man and a woman. The matter has been settled by God.

Thirdly, we should not be unprepared. Proponents of same-sex marriage will not stop here. Their appetite for seeing the church and her foundations destroyed is insatiable. Because the Bible describes the church as salt and light, we must prepare ourselves to strive for holiness. Only that will bring true change to this country!