"The key to understanding the Bible is to look for Jesus in the Bible. Jesus is the hero of the Bible. If you read the Bible and don't find Jesus, re-read it! The Bible has one hero, His name is Jesus; one villain, that is Satan; one problem, that is sin; one solution, that is salvation. That is what the Bible is all about." -Dr. Adrian Rogers

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Sovereign Definer

Friday, the indiscriminate decision was made to make homosexual “marriage” legal in the state of New York. Of course, I am infuriated and brokenhearted that this decision was made; however, for a very different reason than you might think. You see, marriage was defined in the beginning by God as one man and one woman, for life; and no one—no matter how hard they may try—can erase or change that definition. Therefore I am brokenhearted that we live in a nation that would fly in the face of the One who has blessed beyond measure, and say that we know better than He.

Today I pray with “America’s pastor,” Billy Graham, who once prayed,

Heavenly Father, we come before You today to ask Your forgiveness and to seek Your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free.

Over the years, God has taught me to have a bitter hatred toward sin and yet to love people still. My heart breaks for those who were responsible for passing this so-called law on Friday and I want them to be saved. However, in a way, I am not worried. I know that these people are only like little children who have their imaginary friends. As unhealthy as it may be, it is not real. What they have is not marriage at all, and one day they will all realize that God is right.

A little over a year ago Kirk Cameron wrote the following in a newsletter that I received from Living Waters ministries:

Recently, I was doing an interview for a marriage conference called "Love Worth Fighting For" and was asked what I thought of "gay marriage". I later thought more deeply about the subject. That phrase doesn't even make sense and confuses terms. Marriage is defined by God. He defines it in His Word as a covenant union between one man and one woman, for life. There is no other kind. To say "straight marriage" would be redundancy. Anything else is not marriage, it's... well, something else. I know a man who struggled with homosexual thoughts, became a Christian, and waged war against his sin. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, guided by the light of Scripture, he "put to death the deeds of the flesh" and was "transformed by the renewing of [his] mind," and "washed by the water of the Word". While some cry for the "right" to redefine holy institutions, those who have Christ living within them grow increasingly away from deformities, faults, and error, into loveliness, honor, and spiritual beauty. Notice this is a process. A walk, Paul says. Step by step, growing over time, into the perfect likeness of Jesus Himself. God's solution to homosexual desires is not to change the definition of marriage, but to change the desires of the man by making him more like Jesus.

This post is not about homosexuality; it is about living in opposition to the Word of God. Isaiah 5:20 does indeed say, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” If you do not know Jesus as Lord of your life today, you have no doubt done that. It is time for a change. You have given the devil a place in your life, but stand up and say, “In the name of Jesus, be gone!” Turn completely from all sin today and acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord. If you do that, He will save you today and keep you saved forever.

No comments:

Post a Comment

This blog is intended to help you. I want to be able to post all comments and questions you might have, so I ask that you follow a few rules in order for me to do that. Any questions/comments that don't follow these guidelines will be thrown out:

1. Absolutely no profane, blasphemous, or immoral comments.

2. Comments containing links will not be approved.

3. Please keep your comments relevant to the post on which you are commenting. All irrelevant comments will be rejected. Remember, your comments should be helpful to other readers as well.

Thank you so much for reading!