Some might be of the opinion that I am only adding to the noise. But I cannot stand by while so many in the Church are deceived.
This post is for those whom claim to be followers of Jesus, not the ones whom have flat out rejected Him.
First and foremost, the Church of America is responsible for the SCOTUS ruling on Gay Marriage. The church has long forsaken the preaching of holiness and in that has abdicated their place as a moral authority in a broken world. The nature of Christianity is that of complete and utter influence. The Gospel of Jesus is that of Transformation. If followers of Jesus truly hold to His teachings, the Culture around them would be transformed. Instead we see the culture transforming the Church.
Secondly, the Church has done a horrible job at clarifying what the Bible truly teaches. In a culture that is driven by instant gratification we see the Gospel of Jesus being stripped down to a toothless gospel that is self-centered, non-confrontational and not God-centered.
The line is being drawn in the sand. On one side you have those whom hold to the true teachings of the Bible, and on the other you will find those whom want to pick and choose what to believe.
Bonhoffer once said, “When Christ calls a man, he bids him to come and die”.
As a Follower of Jesus, you do not get to pick and choose what you want to believe. As a true follower of Jesus, you are dead to sin.
Paul lays this out in Romans 6:
1 Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace? 2 Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it? 3 Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his death? 4 For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives. 5 Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was. 6 We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. 7 For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin. 8 And since we died with Christ, we know we will also live with him. – Rom 6:1-8 NLT
I am absolutely astonished to see fellow ‘brothers’ and ‘sisters’ who claim that the SCOTUS ruling is a true victory and that true love wins. The church in America is not filled with little Christ’s, but rather little self’s. Many believe that public opinion is more important than God’s.
With the fruit that is being produced in many ‘Christian’ lives I would seriously question their salvation. For if you truly love Him, you will follow His commands.
If love really does win, than many would be turned to Jesus! True love breaks the chains of bondage! True love sets the captive free! True love leads people to Jesus! True love does NOT call evil good or good evil! True Love does NOT triumph into sin.True Love Wins looks like a Man hanging on a cross, giving up everything, that you might turn from your wicked ways and turn to Jesus!
Marriage has been under attack for a very long time in the United States. Gay marriage is another domino that has fallen away from God. When will the Church of Jesus arise in America?