Monday, June 29, 2015
All our lives we take stands for what we believe or for things we are passionate about. This can be for serious issues or frivolous issues. Like smooth or crunchy peanut butter. Uh...crunchy...no other choice on that. But in this country in the past week a stand has been placed down for Christians to climb aboard. The same-sex marriage stand. I stand against it. 100%. It is not judgmental. It is no bigotry. It is not narrow mindness. None of these things drive me for taking this stand. It is simply God's Word and the fact that I can not stand and believe and defend any platform that promotes sin. Do I sin? You better believe it. Every single day of my life. Do I know it? You better believe it. With that said, let me explain. I will not defend my faith in God and my beliefs about His word because in reality it needs no defense. God's word is infallible. Sovereign. The only truth I need to hear and adhere. I believe what the Bible says, plain and simple. Do I understand it all? No, I do not. But here is what I do understand. God designed marriage. Not man. God formed a man and a woman to be a holy union. We as sinful people have marred this union from the beginning. Homosexuality aside, we have marred it with pornography, adultery, living together before marriage, open marriages and just sleeping around with no attachments whatsoever. We have ruined the ideals of marriage. The thing about same-sex marriage that bothers me the most is that it is now just so accepted as a normal thing. It is in our TV shows, in the news programs. There are same-sex couples on TV shows like the Today show that are having children together and this is just....normal. Last time I checked my biology book two women cannot make a baby and neither can two men. We as believers are letting sin creep into our lives and we are being lulled by it because it is starting to seem....normal. We have gone from same-sex couples to same-sex marriage to transgendered to what is next??? I want to marry my dog??? It saddens me deeply that some professing Christians are spouting all over facebook about love and acceptance and tolerance and the like. I do not do facebook. that is another post for another day. But hearing what people are posting that I know just saddens me. I am not for one second saying we do not love. I know people who have chosen homosexuality and I do love them. But I hate their sin. I will not encourage it nor defend it. If I knew someone who was going around and stealing from peoples' homes would I tolerate that? No. If I knew someone who was killing people would I not turn them in to the police? Yes, I would. If my friend was cheating on her husband, would I tell her to stop and confess to her husband? Yes, I would. If I see my grandbaby deliberately take something from their sibling would I not correct them? Yes, I would. Sin is sin in the eyes of God. We don't like that word. Sin. We don't like to think what we do is sinning. But God's Word says very plainly what sin is. Anything. Anything that we do that is against God's Word is sin. I can't whitewash that. Can't dumb it down. Can't rationalize it to fit my life. My life does not fit into God's Word. God's Word must form and fit mine. So, I will stand against this same-sex marriage ruling. I will pray that this country turns from its wicked ways and fall before a holy God and repent of its choices to follow falsehoods. I will read the Bible and try to live and apply it to the best of my ability and to pray and pray and pray. I encourage you to do that too.