It all seemed surreal, like a chapter out of a Stephen King novel with the villain being a modern day Judas Iscariot. While to some it may seem simply a law that allows two same genders to enter into a legal commitment, in reality… it is so much more. If you haven’t figured it out by now, the gay agenda is not about equality as they already had achieved the right to insurance, benefits, hospital, etc. by means of the Civil Union. It’s more about dominance in an attempt to change God’s Word and suppression of religious freedom.
Idaho is in the forefront warning ministers of jail time if they refuse to marry gay couples, In Ocean Grove, New Jersey, a church has spent both time and money defending their right to deny gays to marry in their privately owned church gazebo (while a state owned gazebo located just few blocks away wouldn't suffice for them) and of course we’ve heard of the Oregon family who have lost their Christian owned business and were subject to a hefty fine because they declined baking a gay wedding cake, even though I’m sure there were many other bakeries they could find to suit their needs and would not conflict with their religious convictions.
The magnitude of this decision doesn’t stop there, our children will now be subject to gay lifestyles taught in the public school system and encouraged that same sex marriages are part of the norm. Adoption agencies that are Catholic-run or Christian-owned will have to offer opportunities for gay couples to adopt. We’re at the point where denouncing the practice of homosexuality is being twisted to a hate crime and to speak out against such labels one… a bigot. This is a form of Christian persecution right here in our own backyard.
Of course, as Christians we know that no government law exceeds above God’s law. Marriage outside of the covenant of God is simply a civil union by another name but sadder still, is that a state marriage will not remove the repressed guilt that caused their rebellion in the first place.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am not a gay-hater. In fact, I’ve friends and co-workers who have chosen to live a gay lifestyle. When a gay friend lost his mother, I wrapped my arms around him and consoled him as he grieved. We have been sent to spread the good news to a world that hates us and to love the unlovely. It’s still hard not to respond in the flesh as Peter and draw a sword against someone who openly defiles our belief but we must crucify our flesh and respond as Jesus did and instead pray for their healing.
Just as Peter and the other disciples watched in horror as God the Father lifted His hand allowing the evil one to have his day, we too have entered into such a time. In order for what must come to pass to happen, the blessing of God’s covering has been raised and with that the rise of evil is becoming increasingly evident. The hard part is loving those who flamboyantly wave their lifestyle in our face... yet we must see past their sin and realize that behind the rainbow is a soul that God longs to be restored.
All in All, we must remember that God is in control and His plan will be fulfilled even in the midst of this hour.
©By S. A. Tower