God has established that marriage is the first and most important building block of civilization. From the beginning of recorded history throughout all cultures, it has been understood as a union between a man and a woman without question. Just fifteen years ago same sex marriage was unfathomable. Today five justices have decided that nearly everyone on earth prior to this ruling was wrong. Furthermore, they have decided that God was wrong. If they can change the definition of marriage what’s to stop them from going through the whole dictionary and doing the same?
This ruling provides a major tool for those desiring to crush the Church. What other institution will offer resistance to this ruling with any fervor? By so doing, the Church will give opportunity to be marginalized and punished by the state and society.
The question that I’m raising is will the Sunday sermon stay the same? Will the pastors see the extreme danger that this ruling brings and remain silent? Will the congregation be lulled into an even deeper sleep with the indifference, or will the leadership spark an equal or greater reaction?
For a leader to understand this as anything other than open war against the Church should be a disqualifier at this stage of the game. I’m not trying to beat up on pastors, but hoping to challenge old mindsets that have caused us to forget that we are supposed to be proactively extending the Kingdom of God into the institutions of men as well as to the individual. This is a direct result of being spiritually side tracked which leads to our absence in the political system. The pastors have the commissioning, they have the people, they have the message, but do they have the will?
I’m not advocating seizing political power, but I am advocating that the Christian people inject sound kingdom principles into the political arena in order to yield those results that have made us great in the past. That will also mean that Christian people with a Christian worldview run for every office from dog catcher to president. It is the truths of the Christian belief that will bring good fruit.