The Supreme Courts War against God
We all are aware of the Supreme Courts decision to allow same sex marriages in the United States. This was against the wishes and sincere hopes of morally-minded Americans, but now it has been done and there seems no way to reverse the decision.
The latest news is that the same Court ruled against a Kentucky county clerk who says her Christian faith should exempt her from having to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. For two months, County Clerk Keim Davis has refused to issue any marriage licenses at allwhether straight or homosexual. The result is that four couples have sued her for denying them of the privilege of being married as sodomites. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, September 1, 2015)
This situation encourages us to make several observations and suggestions. First, very few clerks across the country have chosen to refuse people of the privilege of marriage. But it would seem that if something immoral (such as sodomite unions) is required of one who has a particular job, then the sincere and conscientious Christian simply must not choose this particular position. This would be little different from the fact that there are hundreds of other jobs in America that are not fit for the Christian to take. In all things, the follower of Jesus must choose to follow the Lord and refuse to submit to an immoral decision. Let the unbelievers choose to partake of an immoral relationship, but not the consistent follower of Christ.
Second, we would ask the question, If sodomy or homosexuality is against the will of God, why wouldnt an adulterous remarriage also be against the will of God? God warns against homosexuality in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; 1 Timothy 1:9-10; Romans 1:26-28; and Revelation 21:8. But He also disallows divorce and the adultery that comes from an illegitimate divorce and remarriage that is condemned in places like Matthew 5:31-32; 19:9; Mark 10:11-12; Luke 16:18; and Romans 7:2-3. Why should one oppose homosexuality but not oppose the adultery of remarriage? Would Keim Davis refuse to grant a marriage license to divorced couples seeking to marry?
Third, we cant always expect the pagan civil government of the United States (John 18:36) to cater to our Biblical conscience as believers. While it may be wrong for the Supreme Court to issue the judgment they did and while it may be sinful for the courts to demand this, still we should expect this of a government that refuses to abide by the moral Law of God. We should not be surprised with what they did for they are merely walking according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience (Ephesians 2:2).
Fourth, we are to obey the government in all that is permissible and right, for it is the minister of God that serves His will (Romans 13:1-7; 1 Peter 2:13-17; Titus 3:1). But we must refuse to obey when the government seeks to force us to disobey the revealed will of God. It was right for this sincere lady to refuse to cater to these sodomites, but should she have simply waited until she was fired from this position? As Peter and the apostles said, We must obey God rather than men (Acts 5:29).
Fifth, it shouldnt be surprising that the civil government would want us to obey their dictates regardless of our conscience. Since their mind and their conscience are defiled (Titus 1:15), they assume that our convictions are so superficial that we would be willing to violate our conscience in order to acquiesce to their unjust demands. Instead, the Christian realizes that his conscience is a precious gift from God and must not be defiled, disobeyed, or violated. We are bound to maintain a perfectly good conscience before God at all times (Acts 23:1).
Sixth, if a particular job requires us to do anything morally wrong (such as a job with the county marriage license bureau), we must simply refuse to take such a position in our job-seeking or refuse to continue with the job if we have worked for some length of time. There are many occupations and professions that are simply not for the Christian, thus he or she should not even consider such a job. Thus, a Christian will inevitably face sinful requirements on certain jobs, such as working in Walmart or Target, or any other department store chain. Further, working in a grocery store will surely require a massive amount of wrongful activities for the Christian. Working in most entertainment places will inescapably require sinful duties. This may be true also in the public education field, particularly in the upper grades and in college, for there would be a massive number of things that the Christian could not teach or do.
Seventh, currently there is widespread discussion on what should be done if a Christian cake-maker, photographer, or florist is approached by two sodomites who want his services for their homosexual wedding. Obviously, the Christian cannot accommodate such a request since an immoral union would be sinful and endorsing or promoting such a union would place us in a position of approval. The believer must plainly say No. But the same would be true of most remarriages for this would require celebrating or furthering an adulterous union, thus the Christian must not partake of this either. In all of these cases, the Christian must show that the reason for his refusal is not because he wishes to not serve the public but because he isnt able to partake of a sinful relationship. In the case of the county clerk, she could serve whites and blacks, tall and short, males and females, and any otherbut obviously she could not promote a sexually immoral relationship. As Paul would say, do not share responsibility for the sins of others; keep yourself free from sin (1 Timothy 5:22b).
Eighth, the Christian who owns his own business must be careful to maintain a clear moral stand so that others will know where he stands on issues of the day. Many simply drift along and take the views of society around them. The Christian must be different. He is under a different Masterthe Lord Jesus Christ. And whatever Christ says is what the businessman must believe and obey. Jesus asks, Why do you call Me, Lord, Lord, and do not do what I say? (Luke 6:46).
These are some of the points that come to mind, but surely there are many more that could be mentioned. We probably are shocked at the Supreme Courts recent decision and more of them that have been made in recent years. I suppose that there have been bad and unscriptural decisions since the beginning of this country, but we can definitely see that a single Justice gave the deciding vote to allow this perverted decision. At one time in the early years of the nation, people looked on sodomy as a crime against nature and condemned it repeatedly in their writings. Not so any more. We are living in a new eraan era of immorality, humanism, and degeneracy.
No one knows what could be around the corner. But it would seem that the Court as well as local courts will not be satisfied with ones refusal to participate in a sodomite perspective, but they will force Christians to submit to their immoral agenda. We used to be able to depend on the First Amendment to cover our refusal to do what we find offensive, but even this is seemingly falling.
Will the time come when a school teacher is required to teach about homosexuality in a positive wayinstead of condemning it as gross immorality? Will the time come when a teacher is required to distribute literature that pictures homosexuality as just another alternative lifestyle? Will this become a requirement for hiring? And will an employee for a company be forced to undergo sensitivity training to learn how to accept sodomy as legitimate?
Whatever is on the horizon, let every consistent and sincere Christian determine to condemn sin in all of its expressions (including adultery, homosexuality, and all forms of fornication) and stand for righteous and pure relationships. We can see that all of this is actually part of a concentrated war against God and His way of living. Are you willing to fight in this war for the Lord? Thats the only way for the believer.