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“Any Further Attempt to Prevent Historical and Legal Change is Fruitless”

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A13914.jpgSo says Howard Simon, the executive director of the ACLU of Florida, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision not to hear any of the gay “marriage” cases. In other words, get on the side of the gay “marriage” juggernaut, or be steamrolled. Resistance to the cultural ascendancy of the redefinition and twisting of marriage is futile. If you so much as attempt to prevent the imposition of the gay “marriage” agenda, you’ll be damned to the wrong side of history. The statist, secular gods have spoken!

But then I wondered how God sees things, and how God’s people should therefore see things. Mr. Simon’s statement is that of a man who “scoffs and speaks with malice; [who] loftily . . . threatens oppression, [who] sets [his] mouth against the heavens, and his tongue struts through the earth.” (Psalm 73:8-9). He is of those who arrogantly speak: “Who is the Lord that I should listen to His voice?” (Exodus 5:2). “They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption” (2 Peter 2:19).

Whatever Mr. Howard and those of like mind may have to say about the supposed inevitability of gay “marriage,” their words are a fleeting vapor, with no more truth or power than the morning mist that hangs over one’s front lawn. Even if gay “marriage” becomes legal in all 50 states, their words will pass away, but Jesus’ words “will never pass away.” What God says about masculinity, femininity, sex and marriage is what will endure – legal or not – for it is good, true and beautiful. God “who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds in derision” such presumptions against His Word and ways. God alone “changes times and seasons,” and decides what is “inevitable” and what isn’t. Even the wicked King Nebuchadnezzar had to acknowledge that God’s “dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom endures from generation to generation; all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing; and he does according to his will in the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand or say to him, ‘What doest thou?'” We Christians should have the utmost confidence in God’s continued rule and reign, and it is His promises which we should bank on in light of yesterday’s folly by the Supreme Court.

As for the future, I agree with Russell Moore: “The sexual revolution didn’t start at Woodstock. It is always with us. We ought to have the confidence of people who have heard a word from God and the compassion of a people who are on a mission with God. The Supreme Court can do many things, but the Supreme Court cannot get Jesus back into his cemetery plot.” Our commanding orders remain the same: “We are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We beseech you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made [Christ] to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Cor. 5:20-21).

-D

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Written by Michael Duenes

October 7, 2014 at 9:20 pm

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