Law of the Land

Today is a day that no doubt frustrates many Christians. On this day, homosexual marriage became law of the land. I have my own personal views on what constitutes as an actual marriage and the government is not part of it. My opinion, however, is neither hear nor there. What’s is here and there are the new battles we face as Christians. Hopefully, everyone is prepared. I cannot imagine that people didn’t see this coming. As Christians, we shall face persecution of which most of us have never seen in America and we must be able to stand strong in the faith as we will be increasingly labeled as hateful and bigots for having a differing view.

Sin has flaunted herself in public for as long as time can remember and it has always been the parents job to do what is right so that their children may not fall into sin. But sin is a foul temptress who lures us all with precious little sweets and blinds us to the consequences. So we give sin a pass. And then we give her another pass. And suddenly, sin doesn’t seem so bad. In fact,  she’s quite nice to you. She invites you over to dinner, helps you out when you’re in trouble, and brings you up when you feel down. But that’s the thing with sin. She may be very giving, but she’s also very needy. As soon as you do not give her what she wants, she lashes out against you, calls you vile, reminds you of all the “nice things” she did for you. And this is how you repay her?

Sounds an awful lot like an abuse relationship, doesn’t it? Well, like so many people in an abusive relationship, we stay with them for their sake. Because we care for them. Because we love them. Because Christ loved them. We’ll get kicked, stepped on, slapped around, insulted, etc., and we won’t file for divorce. Instead, we’ll stand up and tell them the truth. We won’t lie to placate them. We won’t bury our heads in the sand. We’ll tell them the truth with love and compassion because we care for them. Just like Jesus Christ who is in the most abusive relationship of all: with us.

Sin doesn’t always wear nice leggings and a corset. Sometime she bakes cookies. When she invites you over for cookies and games, go and have fun. But if she asks you to support her ideals, call her out for what she is. For yourself. For your children. For your neighbor. She may hate you for it. But then again, she may thank you.

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4 thoughts on “Law of the Land

  1. John J Flanagan says:

    Indeed, those churches, individuals, and ministries that refuse to affirm homosexual marriage will be subject to accusations of bigotry, persecuted, prosecuted and fined, or possibly face prison. Despite glib statements to the contrary, religious liberty is most definitely the social and legal battle of our future. Unfortunately, joining in the chorus against biblical believers will be the progressive churches as well. Welcome to the persecuted Church.

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    • John J Flanagan says:

      I have been so naive in the past, never entertaining the idea we would reach where we are today in America, yet the Bible which I have been reading all of my adult life predicted much of what we now see happening.

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      • The Author says:

        Indeed, John. It’s been coming a long time, but I think with how rapidly things have changed over the last 15 years or so, the shock of it all is overwhelming to some. I’m a bit overwhelmed myself and I’m not even slightly surprised by it.

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  2. eilerspizza says:

    “Sin doesn’t always wear nice leggings and a corset. Sometime she bakes cookies.” An excellent way to state it!

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