The US Supreme Court’s decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide triggered mixed responses from Christian Communities across the country. When I read the various responses on the web I thought, “What will I do if this happened in my country?” Given below are 5 thoughts.
1. I will never lose heart
The decision indeed struck a huge blow not only to the church in America but the entire body of Christ. But remember Jesus’ words. “I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18)
2. I will pray & reach out
We lost a battle for souls. But the war is far from being over. We cannot rest but keep on praying for the homosexual community and reaching out to them. Peter agrees with me on this when he said “Noah was a preacher of righteousness.” (2 Peter 2:5)
3. I will prepare for the future
Ironically the decision not only earns homosexuals the freedom to marry but also to discriminate against the church even more. But remember Jesus’ words. “The world will persecute you. But take heart. I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
4. I will understand the times
The decision is a fulfillment of biblical prophecy concerning the end times and an indicator of Christ’s imminent return for Paul clearly says that “In the last days people will be lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.” (2 Timothy 3:1-4)
5. I will confront & condemn
The decision makes confronting and condemning the sin of homosexuality much challenging than it was ever used to be. But remember Paul’s words of exhortation to Timothy. “Preach the word in season and out of season.” (2 Timothy 4:2)
I am hopeful these thoughts will help the American Christian to step into the uncertain future not with doubt but with faith in God. God is still on the throne and in control of everything.
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