SCOTUS on Gay Marriage

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The Supreme Court ruling was no surprise. The United States proclaims “life and liberty for ALL.” How could they have ruled differently?

The Bible states clearly, in Matthew 19:4-5, “Haven’t you read,” he (Jesus) replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’?”  Our country is not 100% Christian, though we were founded on Christian principles. Everyone is not subject to Christian doctrine.

Most of us do know someone caught in this situation, and many of them are Christians. When we are personally involved with these people, our friends, it makes the Christian doctrinal statement harder to swallow. The Bible also tells us — “Let your gentleness show in your treatment of all people. The Lord is near. Don’t be anxious about anything; rather, bring up all of your requests to God in your prayers and petitions, along with giving thanks. Then the peace of God that exceeds all understanding will keep your hearts and minds safe in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:5-7.

We no longer stone people for committing adultery, though that was the punishment centuries ago.

God is no respecter of persons. He loves us all. Lifestyle is between the individual and God. It is not our place to judge. But we are required to love.

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. I John 4:7-8.

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35.

The larger issue is — will the Christian Church change doctrinal stance to allow gay marriages within the church? I suspect that most will not, but some may. It compares to the controversy — is a fetus a person with a soul or a tissue which can be removed?

Bottomline: we are required to LOVE.

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About 9awalsh

A genealogist and writer who has uncovered legacy stories which must be told. I also write a blog, Deciphering Life, trying to figure out why life becomes so tangled -- www.9awalsh.wordpress.com
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4 Responses to SCOTUS on Gay Marriage

  1. Richard Lee Green says:

    When we know Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior (the only way to the Father); that love and reverence through the Holy Spirits’ power provides for us to love God and others. God is faithful and will provide for us to be gentle and loving to all people……this does not mean acceptance of a sinful lifestyle. It also provides exacting direction in what is sin and what sin is (this requires no judgement by us to determine)…….clear enunciation is in His Word (the complete Bible). God will be just in his fulfillment and cannot accept sin as He is righteous. Salvation and sanctification is available to all when we accept Jesus Christ and know he has provided payment for our sin debt…..completely and forever as we repent with a sincere heart. But, we are directed NOT to continue in sin……. God has already judged and specified!

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  2. Richard Lee Green says:

    Extracted from website “How Can I Know God”

    Home >> Is Homosexuality A Sin

    Is Homosexuality A Sin
    Is homosexuality a sin? And who do we believe?
    God is the ultimate and sovereign judge for sin. Homosexuality is sin by His order; it is not decided by public opinion or deceived/false clergy. Changing societies do not dictate God’s standards. Sin is defined by God for us in the Bible. It is the source for what God says is holy and righteous or sin and abomination. Hebrews 13:8 states that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever; he does not “go with the flow.”

    God’s Word says that homosexuality is unnatural, a perversion, an abomination, fornication, vile affections, and a great sin against Him. He states any sexual act outside of marriage is adultery (hetro or homo sexual). Sex is to be between man and woman within marriage.

    Is homosexuality a sin? What does this mean?
    God’s design for natural sexual relationships is part of His plan. Homosexuality falsifies what God designed. Sin often means not only rejecting God but denying or rejecting how and why we are made. Though it may be considered acceptable by some today — even in some churches — it is not acceptable to God. And we need to take that seriously.

    Sexual sins were rampant in the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. (This is the origin of the word sodomy.) Despite warnings, they refused to repent. God destroyed those cities and it was recorded as a warning to all future generations (Genesis 18:20-21, Genesis 19:4-5, 2 Peter 2:6). Some additional scriptures on homosexuality are found in:

    Leviticus 18:22
    Leviticus 20:13
    Romans 1:26-27
    The price paid for homosexuality and other fornications are told in:
    1 Corinthians 6:9-10
    Jude 6-7
    Romans 1:18
    In spite of the growing secular humanist trend to think “it’s ok to be gay,” it’s not a righteous lifestyle. Most vocal Christians are not homophobic, but are trying to share Christ’s love for homosexuals and trying to keep them from horrific judgment.
    Is homosexuality a sin? Is there hope for forgiveness?
    There absolutely is hope for homosexuals. God can cleanse and purify all persons from sin. As many scriptures as there are that address sin, there are more that speak of forgiveness and redemption. He is able to give deliverance to any who sincerely desire true freedom and salvation. Such is demonstrated in 1 Corinthians 6:11 (KJV): “And such were some of you: but you are washed, but you are sanctified, but you are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” This verse says “some of you were,” meaning they became past acts.

    We are offered the empowering Spirit of God to help us turn from our sins. Coming out of drug addiction, homosexuality, pornography, or other sin isn’t always easy but God will provide the way. Christians are to “love” into the kingdom, those who desire repentance and to live by His natural plan.

    Jesus Christ died on the cross for all of our sins and rose again the third day. He desires that we repent and be forgiven of our sins by coming into a personal relationship with Him.

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  3. 9awalsh says:

    You should write your OWN blog, Richard Lee!!! LOL
    Remember John 8:1-11 where the crowd brought an adulterous woman to Jesus to be stoned and how Jesus replied? ( https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+8%3A1-11&version=NLT) He said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” Then he asked the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?”
    “No, Lord,” she said.
    And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.”
    We are not the judge or jury. We are simply to welcome and love. It is not our place to punish sin of any form.

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  4. Richard Lee Green says:

    Your research and writing are much more original……….I just “plagierize” and take the easy way.. lol
    And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.”
    With Christ Love

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