Same-Sex Marriage: Where Will It lead?
As God's Word says, "Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as
with a woman. It is a detestable sin."1
On December 19 "... the New Mexico Supreme Court voted unanimously to redefine marriage to include two men
or two women. New Mexico joins 16 other states and the District of Columbia in
allowing same-sex marriage, after Hawaii and Illinois passed similar laws last month.
"There are certain laws which judges, legislators, and even the people cannot change. They are called natural
laws. The Declaration of Independence refers to these laws as the 'laws of
nature and of nature's God.' These natural laws transcend time, cultures, and
"Sir William Blackstone said any earthly law which is contrary to the natural law is no law at all. This view of
law has shaped Western law and government for over 2,000 years. St. Augustine
and Martin Luther King, Jr. shared this view of law. If there is a Creator God,
then there must be a higher law which cannot be transgressed. We easily accept
this view when it comes to the laws of physics such as the law of gravity. But
the same is true of certain moral laws, among which include the sanctity of
human life, marriage between a man and a woman, and religious freedom.
"When judges, legislators, or the people have the hubris to deceive themselves into thinking
they can violate these laws without consequences, they are blind to history and
the Scriptures. Deconstructing marriage will be the end of freedom or the
beginning of a new revolution."2
The fact is that ALL of God's laws are for the health, well-being and protection of those
whom God loves—us! When we disregard God's laws, we do so to the detriment of
ourselves, our families, and our society. If we defy God's physical law, such
as the law of gravity, we harm or even destroy ourselves. If we defy God's
moral laws, we do the same thing.
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, as our society more and more
disregards your Word and your laws, the more we are on a pathway to
self-destruction. Please send a great spiritual awakening which is a desperate
need … and please start your work in me. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer.
Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."
1. Leviticus 18:22.
2. "Liberty Alert," Liberty Council, http://www.lc.org/index.cfm?PID=14102&AlertID=1687.
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