I am not at all shocked by the Supreme Court’s ruling to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states. In fact, I would have been shocked had it ruled against it. Because the truth is, that is what is in the hearts of the American people at large.
I could write about my thoughts on the ruling and the state the country is currently in. Believe me, I have thoughts on it. Several in fact. However, I decided to encourage my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ to see this as an opportunity to change the world. We are the light are the world! We can change not only America, but we can change the world! We are light and we are love in a dark and hurting world. You can bring light into the dark places and show love to all the broken lives.
I am not condoning the decision, nor the gay lifestyle. Homosexuality is not a natural thing, it is a choice. God created man and woman, not two men or two women. Had God intended for people to marry each other regardless of their sex, He would have created men to reproduce with other men, women with other women, etc. However, God created man and woman. You need one of each to reproduce which is one purpose God gave mankind (Genesis 1:27-18). God would also not create people to have a natural desire that He calls unnatural (Romans 1:26-28) and includes it with other unrighteous acts of lust and sin (I Corinthians 6:9-11). The Church needs to understand this. The Church also needs to understand that we are to love people, but hate sin just as God does. We do not condone a gay lifestyle, but we love those caught in a life of homosexuality. Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to accept and agree with something in order to love others. If your child gets into drugs, do you hate them? No, you hate the act or lifestyle they are choosing to live, but you love the child. It’s the same with homosexuality. Homosexuality is an action/choice, not a being. It is no different than any other sexual sin. Any sexual relations are meant to be between one man and one woman in the context of marriage.
The world can change the definition of marriage, however, we as the Body of Christ needs to keep God’s definitions. Church, we need to know these things in order to minister to a broken world. If you just go along with what the world says, you’re no different than the world. We are not supposed to conform to the world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2). If your mind is not renewed to the things of God, then you cannot discern what good, acceptable and perfect in God’s eyes according to that scripture. However, if you can’t have compassion and show love, then you’re not doing any good. Jesus ministered love and compassion; not judgment and hatred. However, Jesus did not just jump on the bandwagon and go along with what was popular. He certainly made known right from wrong, but He still ministered love. You can disagree without hating. Shine your light and show love!
This ruling shows what is in the hearts of people. We can have thousands of the best politicians who will uphold all Godly and Biblical morals, but they will never be elected because people elect politicians. Elected politicians reflect what is in the hearts of the people. So, if we want to see a shift in the policies and politics of this country, or even in the world, then we need to shift our focus. We need to turn our focus from politics and governments to the hearts of the people in this world. We will never see a change in the world until hearts are changed.
So, was I shocked, no; disappointed, yes. I can’t change the ruling, or do much about the politics in this country, but what I can do is help change the hearts of the American people. And I intend to do just that.