Posted by Gary on December 30, 2011
Acts 5:29 “But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.”
As of New Year’s Day 2012, same sex civil unions with the permission of the State of Delaware become possible. We are quite aware of the rejoicing that will take place as many declare that the state has given them this long awaited legal privilege. Governor Markell has spoken, speaking of the law he said…
“…it serves the greater good to speak out and oppose bias, prejudice or outdated laws that ‘lessen any one of us.’”
It appears that being judgmental isn’t wrong for some people. Apparently it isn’t wrong to call people who hold the Bible as the Word of God, “biased”, “prejudiced” and “outdated”. Sorry, a slight digression, back to the matter.
The State of Delaware has granted permission for people of the same sex to join together in union and has made a moral declaration that this union ‘serves the greater good”. But we have a dilemma, God has said otherwise. God has not permitted such unions but forbidden them, He has not called them good but sinful:
Leviticus 18:22 “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.”
And for those of you who insist that this is the Old Testament (as if that matters), here are your New Testament references:
Romans 1:18; 24-28 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them…
…Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper…”
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.”
The situation is something like this…My wife and I are the first and chief authority in our children’s lives (apart from God of course). Let us imagine that one of my children ask me and my wife for something that we deem would not be right for them and we give them the answer, “no”.
In this scenario this child of ours goes to school and tells his teacher of the request that they made of us and tells the teacher that they would really like the object of their desire. The teacher is in sympathy with our child and wants them to have the object and takes them to the principal and relays the situation and the principal is also in sympathy with our child and together the teacher and principal tell our child that they may have the object and give it to them.
Now, our child may seem quite happy because two people of authority have granted them what they wanted. Our child might feel quite happy and quite safe for two valid authorities in the structure of their life has granted permission.
But there is a problem here isn’t there? Granted, the teacher and principal are rightful figures of authority in the life of our child but is their authority greater than mine as father or my wife’s as mother?
This is the rationalization of the homosexual community…they have found an authority that has granted them what they want. They have gone to the legislature and the legislature went to the governor and our homosexual friends have obtained their permission. The problem is that the authority, government, (which has been made to serve God by the way, Romans 13) is not a greater authority than God Himself. It may well be that the legislature of Delaware and Governor Markell have said, “Yes” but the problem is that God has said, “No”.
To those in the homosexual community who may read this post, let me assure you that I don’t hate you. Nothing could be further from the truth. I love you and love you enough to warn you with the truth. Be careful not to take the permission of the State of Delaware as your justification to disobey God. For a short time you may be happy and feel safe because the state has granted permission but hear me, a day is coming when the state nor the governor will be able to help you, they will be busy answering for themselves.
Do not feel safe because a lesser authority has granted you permission in rebellion against their source, the God of Heaven. God has given you His Word, your conscience and your bodies to testify that same sex behavior is sinful. Be saved, the State of Delaware cannot permit what God has forbidden, nor can it save you on the day when Christ judges the world in righteousness (Acts 17:30-31).
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