Several days ago, President Obama and Vice-President Biden publically expressed their support for homosexual marriages. After several days of thought and reading I have decided to respond. I’m sure you’re thinking, “Why are you waiting so long to say anything?” I really don’t know because I’ve known ever since the news came out that I would have to write this piece. However, I didn’t want to take the traditional Christian approach of blowing my top and bashing people over the head with the Bible.
I would like to begin by saying that given the moral depravity of our society, I feel that it is the Church’s responsibility to be the moral compass of society. We who follow Christ must realize that we are to proclaim the truth to our culture. the book of Jude is clear that we are to “earnestly contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints”.
The Bible is very clear regarding homosexuality. In the Book of Genesis, we are told that God made man in His image We are also told in Genesis that God made both a man and a woman and the normal course of life was for men to leave their homes, take a wife, woman, and live together as a family unit.
The apostle Paul told us in 2 Timothy that in the last days, perilous times will come. A time when people are lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God. I believe that we are in those times. I believe that we as Christs followers needs to realize that we are sinners as well. the difference is that we have experienced the grace of God. We must lovingly and gracefully present the truth of the Word of God.
Are we going to change the world and end these sins and other “abominations” that bother us? Probably not. It’s probably going to get worse instead of better. Remember two things. First of all, share the love of Christ with everyone we meet even if we think they are “worse” sinners than we are. Secondly, don’t be afraid to take a stand for the truth. We must continue to earnestly contend for the faith!