Churches Can Blame Themselves For Friday’s Supreme Court Ruling

If you are a believer, don’t act so surprised at Friday’s Supreme Court’s decision to allow gay marriage. This was brought on at least partly by the great majority of churches compromising on divorce and remarriage (Matt 19:9, Rom 7:2-3) over the last few decades. After all, if you can accept adulterous marriages into the church (II John 9-11), why not gay marriages?

A couple of quotes are in order:

· “Some conservative groups believe that divorced people who marry another spouse are living in sin. However, the number of divorces in the United States has led most denominations away from that teaching.” (Anthony Dunnavant in the Orange County California Register)

· “Why was I willing to let so many divorced and remarried couples know that they are welcome and wanted while refusing that same welcome to gay and lesbian couples? How could I say to the remarried couples, whose second marriage was clearly condemned by the plain meaning of scripture, ‘You are welcome and wanted,’ while saying to the two mothers raising their adopted child together, ‘I love you, but I hate your sin’?” (Ken Wilson, founding preacher of Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor)

If we are going to stand for God’s truth that gay marriages should be terminated (Rom 1:26-27), we are going to have to do the same with adulterous marriages (Mark 6:17-18) to be consistent.

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