Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Banning Straight Marriage
Green Street Church: A United Methodist Congregation
The church's motto is, "Where the Kingdom of God is breaking through!"
That is unless, of course, a fallen and degenerate society's morals, and the LGBT community demands that the Kingdom of God be subordinated to man's whims and depravity and accept sexual immorality. In that case, slap a few more boards on the door lest the Kingdom of God breaks through...
"Public Statement on Marriage, Standing in Solidarity with LGBTQ Members"
(I am unsure what the "Q" is, and I don't really want to know. I am also unsure how a person who is unrepentant and actively practicing sexual immorality can be a "member" of a church that practices church discipline. That is, assuming this congregation does that, according to Biblical standards, as commanded in the Word. Anyone else seeing a theme here? Maybe they're using the Queen James version. Who knows?)
I've written on homosexuality before, at length, and with varying degrees of harshness. I'll never forget the day a friend came to me after a rally meant to oppose homosexuality and told me that his girlfriend might be pregnant.
The irony of that is still with me, over a decade later.
It is easier for a Christian to be uncompromisingly against homosexual immorality today (in a somewhat acceptable form of un-PC behavior) than it is to be uncompromisingly against heterosexual immorality. It's more "PC" to protest a company's support of gay marriage, but you really get sideways looks -in and out of the church- when you petition a supermarket to take the filth out of its checkout aisles.
Sexual immorality is sexual immorality, gay or straight. It is condemned in unequivocal language in both Testaments, Older and Newer.
Church/state/licensing issues aside, I find Green Street Church's de facto comparison of a perverted idea of marriage to legitimate marriage completely without Biblical justification. There is, Biblically speaking, no such thing as "homosexual marriage," even if the state decides to attempt to extend legitimacy and tax benefits to such people. I am unsure that there is any basis in Scripture whatsoever for the State's involvement in marriage at all. If you had listened to the 15 minutes of sermon I recommended in the last post, you'd realize that tax exemptions for married people have no Biblical basis, either (indeed, the entire US taxation system is unjust and unscriptural, from top to bottom). We could follow this rabbit hole down deeper, but I'll stop for now.
And no, Westboro Baptist folks, dead soldiers are not God's judgment for homosexuality. Homosexuality is not the offence, although it is an offense. These days, dead soldiers are the result of the prosecution of wars that our nation has no business whatsoever fighting.
Homosexuality is part of the judgment a people receives for forsaking God. Read Romans 1- then, for conviction and a mirror (for all of us), read Romans 2. Then keep on going all the way through the book.
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