Wednesday, June 26, 2013

DOMA Gone - What does it mean?

Today the Supreme Court of America in a 5-4 decision struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.  And the Supreme Court decided the defense of Prop 8 had NO standing in California.  As the homosexual community celebrates, Christians must wake up and realize that America has indeed changed.

Religious Liberty is officially under attack!

Here are some questions that highlight this new day and the dangers therein:

1.  If churches deny marriage ceremonies to homosexual couples - what will the Government do?

2.  If a Pastor refuses to marry a homosexual couple - what will the Government do?

3.  If a church continues to preach and teach the Bible and what it says about homosexuality - what will the Government do?

And if that is not enough:

4.  If the Government says churches cannot discriminate against homosexuality - what will the churches do?

5.  If the Government says a Pastor must marry heterosexuals and homosexuals - will Pastors still participate in the marriage ceremonies?

6.  If the Government says the Bible cannot be taught where it deals with homosexuality - what will churches, Pastors, and people of faith do?

These questions are no longer hypothetical.  These questions today became real for Christians in America.

And by the way, it is not the fault of the Supreme Court of our President.  It is we Christians who have sat idle in our clubs excusing ourselves from witnessing for way too many years!  And when we did teach, we did so in such a weak manner that few learned much of anything!

We will now see what all of this means.  When will we wake up?

It is time we realize that our only path now in America is the path that Daniel lived within 2 evil forms of Government.  In both, he rose to power and even more importantly, he was respected.  Our conduct, words, actions, and ministry will now be under a microscope.

All is not lost!  God is still on the throne and we have NO excuses in realizing that Christianity must be busy about reaching people.  We must leave our club mentality at the altar and get out in the communities serving and sharing.  We must care and love!

We must be Christians!


Jonah said...

How can you call yourself a Christian? Isn't God supposed to be about love and acceptance. If we are all made in God's image, why is it ok to discriminate against another cild of God? You are talking as if being gay is as bad as committing murder! Also, the government isn't going to force a church or a preist to marry anyone. There are plenty of places gay people can go to get married. And they are not forcing Churches to stop preaching what they believe. There are plenty of other hate groups protecting that right, and I also believe in the right of freedom of speech and religion. Well you probably won't actually post this comment because it doesn't agree with you... so I hope I at least made you think. Thanks for reading this. By the way: I am an 18 year old Jewish boy.

Tim G said...

Thank you for stopping by. I think if you will read the ruling, not what others say, you will discover that the arguments used by the majority are opening a door wide for what is mentioned in my post. It is a slippery slope and the slide is in place.

I do believe and know that God loves everyone. You will discover that in my post I do not say otherwise. As God loves all, God also hates all sin. The following texts reveal the position of God on the act of homosexuality:

Rom 1:24-28
24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves,
25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.
27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;

He loves the sinner - he hates the sin. Jesus died to free all of us from the curse of sin. And it is important to remember that all sin is equal except denying Jesus as Lord.

I minister to all. And yet I will not compromise what the Bible says clearly regarding any sin - including the sin of homosexual acts.

Again, thank you for stopping by! I pray you will know the love of God and His Son Jesus and that you will experience the abundance of life that is found in Jesus!