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After the Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

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I’ve been watching the tidal wave gathering steam over our nation. It’s been rolling and building strength as the days and years pass. 

It amazes me how the American culture has become so opposed to offending people, but so fearless about offending God.

Fueled by the manipulation of the media and government leaders, the tide has changed. What was once wrong is now considered right. Not only considered right, but celebrated.

What was good and right, is now considered wrong. Those who are virtuous are viciously attacked, persecuted, and bullied. Take for example the people who applauded Bruce Jenner for “being himself” are the same people who condemned Tim Tebow and told him to “keep his beliefs to himself.”

And the division in our nation? I have never seen anything like it. Division is dangerous – and I believe it’s calculated. When the people are divided and busy warring with themselves, the government gets away with whatever it wants. Ask the Rwandans who survived the genocide.

And I wonder, does the public not see what’s going on? The manipulation of the mind? Have we lost our ability to discern? Deception is rampant.

There is a movement now where the majority of people in our nation are made to think they’re the minority. Caught up in the tide of supposed popular opinion, I see those in the majority flipping sides to viewpoints of the actual minority. 

There are leaders in the secular arena working to change the very values and foundation of our nation – with no discussion. They have been very successful at bullying people into silence – all in an effort to gain power and impress their ideologies on the masses in a tyrannical sort of way.

With the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage yesterday, I am reminded that America has no qualms about offending God. The reality is there are many people who don’t have a clue what offends him – or even believe he exists.

When I heard the ruling, I literally fell to my knees. I hate to think how our rebelliousness in many areas is grieving God in the deepest places of his heart. (Genesis 6:6) Hurting his heart hurts mine – with my own grievances as well as those of our nation.

God doesn’t just call us to confess our sins. He calls us to repent of our sins . . . to turn away from them trusting him to help us overcome that sin in our lives. He wants to give us fullness of life. 

As John Piper said yesterday, “We (Christians) weep over our sins. We don’t celebrate them. We don’t institutionalize them.” 

God makes himself clear in the Bible regarding marriage. It is a sacred sacrament established by him as a reflection of himself. (Genesis 1:28, Genesis 2:23-24, Matthew 19:4-5, Matthew 19:8-9, Leviticus 18:22) This sacrament is a covenant between God, one man, and one woman.

As a sacred institution, marriage between one man and one woman is his best plan for those he created in love. 

Things to Pray for After the Supreme Court Ruling

1) That Christians will allow their love for God to overflow to other people regardless of their beliefs and choices in life – demonstrating the same love, grace, and compassion God has shown us. Every person has value and deserves to be treated with respect. Hatred is never right.

2) Fervently pray that those who support same-sex marriage and homosexuality will respect the rights of Christ-followers to live out the principals of their faith in their churches and personal lives – as well as in their businesses. For an authentic Christ-follower, a relationship with God does not stop at the door of their business. The personal attacks, persecution and destruction of the faithful has to stop.

3) Pray for religious freedom to be upheld under the Constitution of the United States. Pray American citizens will vote for Presidents who will appoint Supreme Court Justices who honor the Constitution, interpret the law correctly, and stay within the parameters of their duties to interpret the law rather than write the law.

4) For unity. Pray for Christians to stand together in unity and truth regardless of their denominational differences. Pray for unity in our culture as a whole.

5) Pray for a renewed sensitivity to the heart of God and a body of believers who would rather live to please God than to please the culture . . . a people who have a sincere concern about offending God.

Why we can have peace

1) God is still in control and is moving his plan forward daily. It might not seem like he is, but we know from history that he does not abandon his will as he accommodates the free will of man. God was not surprised by this ruling. He is not surprised by the rebellious nature of people in our culture. God’s purposes always prevail. They always have. 

2) God has always kept his promises toward his faithful ones and will continue to do so. The evidence is all over the Bible – and in our personal lives. He is good – always good.

3) The government, haters, and some media outlets may try to root God out of our nation, but they will never root him out of our hearts. He will remain there and he will win in the end!

Question: Who are you most opposed to offending? God or man?

A Resource Worth Reading/Using:

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Lisa~ 


 

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5 Comments

  1. dee dolloff says:

    Excellent, Lisa! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Pamela Spears says:

    I couldn’t agree more, Lisa! I will join in fervent prayer!

  3. Kathleen says:

    Thank you for an excellent post that offers hope! I too posted a blog with a similar title: http://www.kathleensfaithwalk.com/raising-kids/after-the-same-sex-ruling/

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