After Gay Marriage, What’s Next?


I believe the decision by the Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage—in essence, re-defining marriage—opens the door to many other abuses.  Using the Supreme Court’s own reasoning, on what basis can we now deny those who prefer bigamy or polygamy an opportunity to legally cement those relationships?  Beyond that, is there any clear stopping point?  Our own government has opened a huge can of worms!

 

Behind this folly is the failure to recognize God as the author and final authority on marriage.  If marriage is the product of godless evolution, then the Bible has no authority to govern any aspect of marriage.  Judges primarily—not God—will determine what is right and wrong.  History will repeat itself in a manner similar to the days when Israel was also controlled by judges.  We read in Principle #21 in Judges, p. 329:

 

The history of the children of Israel demonstrates how difficult it is for people to live together on this earth and follow God’s will.  Even under Moses’ leadership, the Israelites disobeyed God again and again.  And shortly after Joshua died, they began to worship false gods and to violate God’s commands.  The period of the judges also speaks for itself:  “In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did whatever he wanted.” (Judges 21:25)….

 

The world as we know it will never be an ideal place to live or even to worship God.  A day will come when the Prince of Peace and King of kings will return to this earth and rule and reign.  Until then, we live in a world contaminated by sin.  For the most part, we are led by those who do not follow Jesus Christ.

 

The Apostle Paul lived during a time of chaos and confusion with leaders at the highest levels who were brutal, unscrupulous pagans.  Out of that corrupt and sinful environment came the following words:

 

First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.  (1 Tim. 2:1-2)

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