I began writing this story the same day that the Supreme Court in our country begins hearing arguments in a case dealing with same-sex marriage. Depending on how the court decides, same-sex marriages could become legal in the United States.
We in this country have been getting farther and farther away from Gods as we turn our backs on His laws and His precepts in favor of our OWN desires. We have become so politically correct in this country it's hard to speak without offending somebody.
The line between acceptability and non-acceptability is ever-moving . . . ever changing. This battle over same-sex marriage is just another brick in the wall between us and God.
I was listening to audio of some of the court proceedings today. One of the judges asked the question, "What if two men and two women came in and they ALL wanted to get married to each other. We currently do not allow polygamous marriages here but that could be next. Where will all of this end?"
Well, I know exactly where it will end. Standing in front of Jesus we ALL will give an account for our actions. I would not want to be an unrepentant sinner on THAT day.
Marriage is clearly defined as being between one man and one woman in Matthew 19. This is Jesus speaking.
"4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." - Matthew 19:4-6 - Matthew 19:4-6
I highlighted the word wife because some say that the word "wife" could mean a man OR a woman. I have also heard it said that, "Jesus never said anything against homosexuality." Wrong on both counts . . . and I will prove it.
Below is a link to an on-line Greek Interlinear Bible. It is the one I use in my word-for-word translation research for some of my stories. Click on it.
Greek Interlinear Bible
Now click on Matthew 19. A PDF will pop up. Begin scrolling down to verse 5. Read it word for word and find out what the Greek actually translates as. The answer rests in the Greek word gunaiki. Note the English word below it . . . in all caps. WOMAN.
Still despite all of the proof about what God thinks, what really matters in our highest court is, what do WE humans think. Not all of the justices are Christians. Many have their own opinions about what's right and what's wrong. We have lost ourselves as "one nation under God" and instead have become "one nation, under self."
I fully expect the court to rule in favor of same-sex marriage when they release their judgment at the end of June. If they don't I would be surprised. I believe that God has turned His back on us and removed His hand of protection from this once-great country.
I have been praying for the attorneys involved in the case, the justices and our country, but I fear that God has had enough of us and our ways. Read this passage from Paul and see if you don't agree that these verses perfectly describe the sinfulness that exists in Ferguson, Baltimore and "every town, USA" May God have mercy on us.
"28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32 Though they know God's righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them." - Romans 1:28-32
People have told my that I am intolerant and/or judgmental. I disagree. I am a Christian. GOD is the one who is not tolerant. He is the One who judges . . . and I am with Him. God loves us all. He wishes that none of us should perish. But He is an incredibly just judge. He has told us time and time again that he wages of sin is death. He will knock down our weak, idolatrous little wall that we have worked so hard to build. He will judge who is right and who is wrong, not nine men and women sitting in a cold, dark room in Washington D.C.
"All in all it's just another brick in the wall."
Another Brick In The Wall - Pink Floyd