Same-Sex Marriage, the Church, and Matt Walsh…
Yes, this *is* a follow-up of sorts to the previous post, because I’ve gotten a lot of questions and feedback, especially after Matt Walsh penned his recent post Yes, Gay Marriage Hurts Me Personally.
And while I generally agree with Matt, this time, he’s wrong.
Let me quote (in part) a fantastic post I read on Facebook from Richie Branson, The entire post is worth reading, so take a peek at the link.
As a follower of Christ and lover of all people regardless of race, gender, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or game console preference, I’m going to be very blunt with my fellow Christians: why are you so pissed about this change in MAN’s law? Absolutely nothing has changed in the Bible. God’s law is exactly the same as it was before yesterday. The good book said that man’s law wouldn’t always line up with God’s law, so why are you upset that the Bible was correct? If you expect the nation’s legal system to teach your children about Christ then you’re sadly mistaken. God never placed that responsibility with the courts; It’s YOUR responsibility to spread the gospel and love of Jesus Christ.
Let me reiterate something Richie brought up: this SCOTUS ruling doesn’t change what the Bible says about anything, including marriage.
And it is in that vein that we (the Church in general) have failed. Have we treated marriage like the sacred covenant that we say it is, or do we just talk about it, or worse yet, just have political talking heads talk about it? The fact is, with regard to marriage, there’s not much difference in how it’s treated between believers and society as a whole in this country. That’s on us, not on society. Completely on us.
The Church has weathered far worse historically, and in many areas of the world right now, believers are weathering worse, and even dying because of their faith. Does living in ISIS- or Boko Haram-controlled territory change their faith? No, if anything, it makes them more resolute. But here in America we’re going to whine about loss of influence in a country that’s been on this path for decades, rather than committing ourselves to our faith and living it out faithfully.
That’s the crux of the matter, not the slippery-slope argument Matt and others put forth. Will we face persecution? I’m sure we will. But that doesn’t change our faith, does it?
No, it does not.
Yes, this *is* a follow-up of sorts to the previous post, because I’ve gotten a lot of questions and feedback, especially after Matt Walsh penned his recent post Yes, Gay Marriage Hurts Me Personally. And while I generally agree with Matt, this time, he’s wrong. Let me quote (in part) a fantastic post I read…