How Will Church Respond To This Day That Will Live In Infamy?
By Scott Ryan Anderson
I remember almost fourteen years ago after the nation was attacked on September 11, 2001, churches around the country were fully alert to the significance of what had taken place. The mood was somber and people in this country were awakened at least for a brief time.
From a spiritual standpoint, what has been perpetrated today by the United States Supreme Court against this nation is more catastrophic than what was inflicted by the terrorists on September 11. The propaganda is circulating throughout the media about how “wonderful” the Supreme Court supposedly “legalizing” homo-sexual marriage is to this country.
Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges that supposedly legalized same sex marriage in the United States spoke to Katie Couric outside the Supreme Court saying “It was an incredible experience to hear a Supreme Court justice talk about how my marriage, my relationship, how John and I matter. How we deserve respect and dignity and I started to feel a lot more like a full, equal American at that moment.” (The case arose because Obergefell was denied the supposed “right” to be mentioned on the death certificate of his “husband” who died in 2013 because their home state of Ohio does not recognize homosexual marriage.)
First of all, this contention that he was treated with inequality is specious. The fact is that before the recent immoral avalanche, NO American had the right to “marry” another person of the same sex, just as no American has the right to wed multiple individuals, children or animals for that matter – because it is immoral. That is not inequality as there are actions that none of us have the legal right to commit. The laws applied to every American.
These rogue judges in black robes may say what they want but it isn’t right and it isn’t legal. Second, the court does not have the right to “legalize” anything under the constitution of the United States.
Here’s a thought for those who still believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, ostensibly the Christian Church and Jews who take their God’s ordinances seriously. The federal court giving national approbation to a sin that has without fail brought obliteration, sack and plunder upon every civilization in world history that has embraced it should bring us to our knees.
“Perhaps the definitive work on the rise and fall of civilization was written back in the thirties by an Oxford anthropologist. In Sex and Culture, a study of 86 human civilizations ranging from Rome to Tahiti, J.D. Unwin found that a society’s destiny is tied inseparably to the limits it imposes on sexual expression. The highest levels of social development are reached only by cultures that practice what Unwin called “absolute monogamy,” in which marriage is limited to one man and one woman, sexual outside marriage is not tolerated, and divorce is prohibited…” Read more of Gay ‘Marriage,’ Distant Consequences.
The Sunday following June 26, 2015 should be one of national mourning as we saw in the book of Nehemiah, with Ezra’s prayer in Chapter 9 concluding with an acknowledgement of Israel’s sins. What is taking place is just the beginning of a direct war declaration against the nuclear family and the church. What will assuredly follow is the kind of attack that the homosexual activists have launched against bakers and photographers and other businesses that refused to give commendation and participate in their “wedding” ceremonies. Those test cases were just warm-ups for the onslaught to follow.
The day is coming America, very quickly, in which churches and Pastors are going to face the ultimatum to abandon the God they profess by performing these wedding ceremonies and also to cease what Caesar deems the “hate crime” of speaking out against homosexual behavior.
This Sunday should be a sobering Sunday in which most planned sermons should be put on the back-burner as they were following the attacks on 9-11-2001. I have no intention of minimizing the atrocity of the terror attacks that took place in the physical realm. The fact is that the terrorists had not the capacity to destroy this once mighty country. However, what just took place at the hands of the “Supreme” Court will have the capacity to bring this nation to ruin as they shake their fist at the God who made this country prosper for almost 240 years.
We look back and ask rhetorically “where was the church when a small atheist minority took God out of the public square in the 1960s?” We ask “where was the church after Roe vs. Wade?” This is our final chance to stand up and be counted after this day that will live in infamy. How will the church respond this Sunday? Many with much to lose financially will elect to become part of the leftist’s state churches. At the rate the government is moving, the true and faithful American church will be forced underground as much of the church has long been throughout the globe under the threat of persecution and martyrdom.