By now, you’ve heard of the landmark 5-4 ruling by the United States Supreme Court in favor of same-sex marriage.
As a Christian pastor, I’m deeply grieved at the Court’s decision to ignore biblical revelation and redefine God’s institution.
Indeed, marriage is God’s institution, and He has clearly defined it for us.
From Creation itself, God made marriage a sacred union between a man and a woman:
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.—Genesis 2:24
Jesus quoted from this passage, affirming that marriage between a man and a woman was God’s special institution “at the beginning”:
And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 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?—Matthew 19:4–5
To attempt to expand the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples, is actually a redefinition of marriage that undermines the very core of what it is. And an honest assessment of what is taking place indicates that the redefinition will not stop with today’s decision.
So what does this decision mean for Christians? How should we respond to it? (more…)