California Homosexual Laws

 

California Homosexual Laws

Today’s Star-Telegram (June 18, 2008) ran a report detailing the first day of legal homosexual unions in California.  The article stated that hundreds were “wed” on this first day of state unions.

Although we can be glad that Texas will not recognize these California unions, it is time for us to remember again the reason why we oppose this kind of relationship and union.  God, our holy and righteous Creator, chose to make one man and one woman—Adam and Eve.  Then the Lord established the institution of marriage, which is the union of one man and one woman—for life.  The Bible says, “A man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24).  The Lord Jesus reiterated this basic principle of our Maker, by declaring, “They [the husband and wife] are no longer two, but one flesh.  What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate” (Matthew 19:6).

Judges in California and Massachusetts, as well as the Netherlands, may refuse to abide by God’s design for marriage, but this God-created institution still stands.  Regardless of how many states, how many judges, how many people, and how many nations seek to overthrow our Creator’s wise design, the moral law of God stands: One husband with one wife for life. 

In former days of this country, nearly everyone agreed that homosexuality was a perversion of nature, a crime against humanity, and a violation of God’s universal moral law.  They recognized that all unrepentant homosexuals will be eternally punished and no practicing homosexual will enter God’s kingdom (1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Romans 1:26-27; Galatians 5:19-21). 

Today many people object to this moral principle.  Because of liberal education, evolutionary thought, and immoral officials, many immoral acts are now accepted by an increasing number of people.  God says that most divorce is sinful; but this has become commonplace in our society. God says that adultery is sinful; but an amazingly large number of people commit adultery, including remarriage after divorce.  God says that fornication or premarital sexual relations are sinful; but a majority of unmarried people claim they have engaged in sexual relations.  God says that sodomy or homosexuality is sinful; although most do not practice this perversion, many accept it as normal and natural. If  all of this has been accepted or at least condoned, when will other forms of sexual sin become acceptable in society, including child sexual abuse, polygamy, nudity, and prostitution?

Let every Christian stand for truth and righteousness in this age of moral relativism or outright immorality—as reflected in the current laws of California.  God’s moral law still stands and always will!  And let us also remember that any homosexual may be forgiven by a merciful God through the death of Christ—if they will only repent and forsake their ways!

Richard Hollerman

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