Copyright June 1, 2015
No matter what the Supreme Court says, two people of the same sex cannot marry – they can only enter into a civil contract between themselves and the state if allowed to do so by man’s law (the same thing people of the same sex do if they get a state marriage license and certificate). Two people of the same sex cannot marry. Marriage is a covenant between a man, a woman, and God.
True believers, as opposed to those religious heretical apostates who claim to be Christians but who support all kinds of sin should keep in mind that all law has a hierarchy (a line of authority). The authority of a given law depends upon its place in the hierarchy. For example, God’s law is the highest law. In America, the next highest law is the United States Constitution. Below that are state, county, and city, constitutions and laws, in that order.
The Supreme Court interprets (and many times misinterprets) the Constitution. The writing is on the wall. It won’t be long before the Supreme Court will declare that the Constitution requires that marriage can be between any two (and maybe more) consenting individuals (regardless of the sexes of those individuals).
But be of good cheer, dear believer. Even should man’s law say that sodomy is not a sin and that sodomite marriage is legitimate, God’s law is still the highest law and God’s law says that sodomy and lesbianism are sexual sins and that marriage is the union of a man and woman under God. God is allowing mankind to do exactly what he told us mankind would do; but the chief means of bringing about the end time one world government was unexpected: the legitimization of a sin which is an abomination to God and an attack on the order of the basic institution ordained by God, the institution of marriage, and the family.
What about appealing the lawfulness of sodomy and sodomite marriage to the Judge of the Universe? The Judge who knows all things, created all things, and ordained all lawful powers does not hold court in a secular manner. He operates outside of time and outside man’s temporal procedures. He weighs all the facts and judges from His throne. In some ways, individuals, families, churches, and nations suffer the natural, God-ordained consequences for violation of His laws. Sometimes, God decides to judge in the here and now through temporal means. The temporal consequences of sexual sins (any sex outside the marriage of a man and woman) have been apparent since time immemorial: STDs, stress, grief, broken marriages (unions of man and woman), broken families, heartache, feelings of guilt for one’s abominable actions, etc. A nation which allows, encourages, and or legalizes sexual sins will be judged temporally.
In addition to temporal judgments, God’s final judgment is reserved for all who refuse to repent and accept Jesus Christ as savior from their sin. The prayer of all true children of God is that all will repent of sin, sexual or otherwise, and trust Jesus Christ to save them from their sin.
The fate of nations who accept gross sexual immorality is made clear in the Bible. For example, Leviticus 18 goes over a litany of sexual sins including adultery and sodomy. Then, Leviticus 18.24-30 records that God commanded the Israelites:
“Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants. Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you: (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;) That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you. For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people. Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God.”
Bible study reveals God’s sure judgment of unrepentant men and women who commit vile sexual acts and of nations which embrace such acts.
“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee” (Titus 2:11-15 ).
Love requires that God’s children “speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority” the truths of his word. By obeying God in this matter, individuals and nations are made aware of the truth and given a chance to repent, get right with God, gain God’s blessings, and avoid God’s curses.
Virginia Passes Legislation Forcing Churches to Allow “Transgender” Males into Women’s Bathrooms (04720)(Of course, this will be contested in court. Regardless of the outcome of such contest(s), keep in mind that the established church (incorporated, 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(1)(A) churches have voluntarily given up much of their First Amendment protections and placed themselves under the 14th Amendment for many purposes. Churches who choose to remain under the First Amendment for all purposes are not subject to state legislation. Contact this Churches under Christ Ministry for more information.)