Almost two years ago, our President ignited a media firestorm when he personally endorsed gay marriage, a personal nod to gay rights activists on the heels of North Carolina’s approval of an amendment banning same sex marriage. One only guesses he timed his endorsement for purposes of political gain; he shared his “evolved” view on the eve of a trip to plead for funds from Hollywood elitists. After his announcement, 21 million dollars poured into his re-election campaign coffers, the choice to come out and support gay marriage obviously delighting his ostensibly liberal supporters. With Twitter abuzz and the media ablaze, does it really matter? Does the Obama/Biden decision to champion gay marriage impact America? Simply put, yes.
According to news reports, the President’s panel of spiritual advisors expressed varying reactions to the President’s announcement, some expressing disappointment while others supported Obama’s decision. One advisor suggested Obama arrived at his moral epiphany after prayer. An obvious question begs to be asked…to what “god?”
“Man sees the outward appearance, but God sees the heart,”
reads I Samuel 16:7. No human possesses the ability to peek into the heart of man, investigating whether the Holy Spirit resides there or not. So, only the President knows whether his claims of Christianity be authentic. However, the Bible teaches in Matthew 12:33,
“Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit.”
Hinting God initiated a change of heart to embrace a sinful lifestyle reeks of heresy. Why? God hates sin.
Notice, God hates sin…not the sinner.
An account in the life of Jesus in John Chapter 8 confirms this:
8 1 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
2 At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. 3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group 4 and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” 6 They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.
But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. 7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9 At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
11 “No one, sir,” she said.
“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared.
Many people stop the account there in justifying their lifestyle choices. However, Jesus added one more important statement,
“Go now and leave your life of sin.”
In supporting gay marriage, some argue God changed his opinion on homosexuality between the Old and New Testament. Old Testament Law leaves no doubt about God’s view on homosexuality, but does the New Testament remain strangely silent? Romans 1:24 and following says,
24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
God’s pretty clear on the topic. But God’s also clear on the sinful nature of pre-marital sex, adultery, murder, lying, stealing, cheating and a plethora of other behaviors falling into the category of sin. When our opinions “evolve” and in turn contradict God’s Word, who’s wrong? We are. The Bible states clearly,
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8
What God labeled as sin in the Bible, remains sin today. Sadly, our culture hurtles toward self-destruction because of an “everyone did what was right in his own eyes” ideology.
Humanity’s evolving opinions matter not.
“For all men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the world of the Lord stands forever.” I Peter 1:24-25