This week the Supreme Court ruled that same sex couples legally married in a state deserve the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples. This ruling struck down a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act known as DOMA. Several months ago Attorney General Eric Holder also said that the federal government would no longer defend DOMA.
As various worldviews push against the Biblically defined traditional marriage, we have opened a box of alternative life styles that are clearly not scriptural. I have often reminded folks to follow non-Christian worldviews to their obvious conclusions and this is a perfect example.
If we no longer rely on Biblical teachings to define marriage, then who decides the definition of marriage? The courts? The government? Popular opinion? I suppose anything goes and people can define marriage however they would choose. With no standard…no Truth…who is to say that bestiality or pedophilia should be outlawed? What about polygamy?
In fact, within twelve hours of the most recent Supreme Court ruling, Joe Darger, a Utah-based polygamist with three wives said this, We’re very happy with it (the decision of the Supreme Court). I think the court has taken a step in correcting some inequality, and that’s certainly something that’s going to trickle down and impact us.
Without following the absolute Truths provided in scripture, laws against these types of behaviors only remain as law until there is a strong enough cultural change to remove them. This is exactly what has happened with the homosexual agenda.
Currently thirty-seven states prohibit same-sex marriage. Since undoubtedly you will see this marriage definition argument move to the state level, I encourage you to call or write your senators and congressmen and tell them you support the Biblical definition of marriage between one man and one woman.
We are reminded in Hebrews that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Even if our culture changes, God’s Truth always remains as a foundation for Godly living.