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 political institutions.
"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. To subscribe to "Liberty Alert," an e-Mail service without charge, go to: http://www.lc.org/index.cfm?PID=14103.
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