I have a lot to say about the SCOTUS ruling. I am sad. I am heart-broken over the ruling. I am weeping for generational sins that are being passed down. I am weeping and crying for the mockery that is being done to God’s promise—-the rainbow. I am grieving for the lost.
Just the other day I posted on both my personal Facebook page and my blog Facebook page HERE, a status shared by my friend Amy. Amy is only 19 years old. She has been raised in a family that is very active in church, reading and studying God’s Word, and sharing the truth in love. Here is the post if you missed it:
“With all these posts about the Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states, I wanted to share a few thoughts on the matter. I am against gay marriage. Plain and simple, I oppose it wholeheartedly. However this does not mean I’m a hater of homosexuals. I despise the act, not the people. So before you unfriend me for supposedly being a hater, either keep scrolling or continue reading if you want.
In the Bible God clearly says that marriage is to be between a man and a woman. Romans 1:24-27 says that because of the sins of man and the lust of our hearts He gave us up to our sins. Sexual relations with someone of the same gender is specifically listed as a sin. Because we are impure in heart and mind we worship ourselves, indulging in our desires, rather than honoring the One who created us. We have decided accept lies and give up the truth.
I am in no way saying Jesus does not love homosexuals. He loves everyone; it doesn’t matter what race you are, what gender, homosexual or heterosexual, transsexual, queer, or straight. His love is for everyone, as we read in John 3:16. Jesus died for everyone, regardless of their beliefs or lifestyle choices. He calls us to love our neighbors, not just those who agree with us. I will follow this command and continue to love His children, homosexual or not. Sin is in our nature, but it also involves a choice. Murder is a choice, stealing is a choice, homosexuality is a choice; but so is love. Love is a choice and I choose to love those who God loves.
This does not mean, however, that He is okay with people marrying someone of the same gender. God created marriage when He created Adam and Eve, therefore He and only He has the right to define it. Supreme Court did not create marriage, so what right do they have to try to change its definition? Mark 10:6-9 says that when a man and woman marry, they become one. Not when a man and another man, or a woman and another woman. A man and a woman. This is the Biblical definition of marriage, a man and a woman leaving their families and becoming one. No one but God can change the definition, though people try. The Supreme Court says gay marriage is legal in all 50 states, but earthy laws are temporary. God rules against gay marriage, and His Laws are forever.
Gay Pride is symbolized with a rainbow. God made a promise to Noah that He would never flood the earth again after the Great Flood. You know what He used as a sign of the covenant? A rainbow. For centuries the rainbow has been a sign of promise, not of pride. The rainbow is a sign of the promise of God, so every time a rainbow is posted on the Internet, it is God promising His people that He is still there and we only need to be patient and wait in love.
#LoveWins has taken over the Internet and social media. Fact is though, love did not win in Supreme Court on June 26, 2015. Love won over 2,000 years ago on the cross. Love won when Jesus died for the sins of the whole world out of LOVE. Love won when the earth shook and curtains were torn, because of LOVE. Love won when Jesus rose three days later, having defeated death and because of God’s LOVE. His love is the only love that matters. I do not support gay marriage, I support the truest form of love ever known.
Isn’t her status profound for a 19-year-old young woman? When I shared her post on my blog FB page, I had no idea the overwhelming response. Her post has been viewed thousands of times, shared by many, liked, and commented on. Amy’s message of truth and grace is traveling the globe.
I also got a comment yesterday that said they were so thankful I was sharing about the SCOTUS decision because many Christian bloggers were not.
Why is that?
Why are so many Christians not speaking out? Here are some possible reasons I thought of as to why:
- They do not believe that this decision affects them. They are not gay. They know what the Bible says so why should they worry about the court’s decision? Yet what they do not realize is that their silence could be leading others into a lifestyle of bondage.
- They have friends who are gay and they do not want to offend them. Folks, I see this ALL the time on my personal wall as well as my blog wall. This is nothing more than a cop-out. I, too, have friends and even a cousin who is gay. Yet the Bible tells us to go UNTO ALL the world and preach the gospel. It does not say to name call, treat cruelly, be mean, bully, or condemn to hell. Condemning to hell is NOT our job friends. Spreading the Gospel is. Did you know that if you sit idle and say nothing that YOU will be judged for that? You know the truth yet you refuse to share it, so the blood of their salvation is on your hands my friends. WOW. That is strong strong stuff!
- You are not sure what to say. Studying to show thyself approved is found in 2 Timothy. Friends, we need to be in God’s Word so that we can share the truth with others. If we do not dust off the Bible, we surely won’t know what to say because the words are in the Book of Life. The words about marriage are defined by God in his Holy Scriptures and we need to know what to say to others. We simply MUST challenge ourselves.
- I may lose family or friends on both my FB pages and in general communication. All of you who are reading this, you will assuredly lose friends from your social media sites as well. The Bible says that as the days continue you will be persecuted. You will be called names. You may be spat on, mocked, and defriended on FB or in life. Yet, none of that is what matters folks. Jesus said to take up thy cross and FOLLOW HIM. You cannot do that by having one hand on the cross and the other in the world. You must decide what is important to you. If you are a follower of Christ, there is no other way but His. It doesn’t matter what the world accepts, it matters what God’s Word says. I have been defriended, I have had nasty comments on FB, I have been called a bigot, and I have lost friends. The funny thing about that is none of them were from those who are actually gay. Anyone else think it is strange that the meanest and nastiest are not living this lifestyle, but rather from the “activists” for the lifestyle?
This past Sunday, I was extremely excited to hear my pastor’s sermon. After this ruling on Friday, I just wanted to feel God’s presence pouring over me as I worshiped with my husband and all my brothers and sisters in Christ. Pastor Steve had said he was working on a special service Sunday. I want to share with you his sermon. I hope you will take time to listen to it. He has such a love for people and God’s Word. Here it is….
He also did a series predicting this was coming. The Series is called Perilous Times and can be listened to HERE.
After the sermon we participated as a church in both communion and the Call to Fall. I wept. After the sermon, just seeing our church so moved, it was very emotional time. As we went to take communion, my husband grabbed me and said I’m going back to the pew. My niece was visiting us from out-of-state and she had not yet accepted Jesus into her heart. He sat with her and explained communion and what it represented. Long story short, during the Call to Fall, she went forward with my husband and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior!
The lesson in this is like the title of Pastor Steve’s message. It’s evening in Sodom. Savannah accepting Jesus shows us God is NOT finished yet. He is still on the throne with a mighty plan in place. While it is still evening in Sodom, we as Christians must now make decisions. There is still time my friends. Time is still there for us to share the truth in love, share the Gospel, and be passionate servants of Christ. What will you decide? Will you sit back and be silent or take a stand and boldly proclaim the Word of the Lord at all costs? While the SCOTUS thinks that it has defined marriage, it hasn’t. God already defined marriage. His word proclaims it. This doesn’t have to be the end. There are folks out there who are hurting. There are folks who are trapped in the bondage of this lifestyle and do not know how to get out.
Take up your cross and follow Jesus. The cost is worth it.