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How should Christians react to U.S. Supreme Court decision on gay marriage.

This may not be the most popular opinion but it’s what I believe. Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in support of same sex marriage for all USA.  The gay community cheered in victory. The gay supporters rallied together. Many comments and many voices all took to social media.  I watched the news reports and read the comments.  People I know, many of my friends support this decision.  I saw the flag of many colors rise above the crowds.

I couldn’t believe what I was witnessing.   So many calling out love wins and equality for all.  I wondered if I should stay silent.  I wondered what is happening to the hearts of God’s people.

I read an article by GotQuestions on what the Bible says about gay marriage. It raised several good points.  The article referenced several Bible passages on marriage.

“According to the Bible, marriage is ordained by God to be between a man and a woman (Genesis 2:21-24; Matthew 19:4-6). Gay marriage/same-sex marriage is a perversion of the institution of marriage and an offense to the God who created marriage. As Christians, we are not to condone or ignore sin. Rather, we are to share the love of God and the forgiveness of sins that is available to all, including homosexuals, through Jesus Christ. We are to speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15) and contend for truth with “gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15). As Christians, when we make a stand for truth and the result is personal attacks, insults, and persecution, we should remember the words of Jesus: “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of this world.” Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/gay-marriage.html#ixzz3eDwK7QHI

Sharing hearts

I’m not an advocate for same sex marriage and I’m not an ignorant person either.  It’s a sad day when people equate love and equality under the sinful nature of same sex marriage.  I realize this is not a popular opinion. It’s not what people want to hear.  They want to compare this love to being equal to love between a man and a woman and they claim there is no difference.  Sure I can see that.  When people fall in love, they see love.

The world is accepting this type of love. Communities, news media, and people holding high positions, whether in the entertainment world or political realm, they are supporting this decision.  They are calling it equal rights to make it acceptable, to make it politically correct, to make it right in the eyes of all who are human.

People relate to being equal. They relate to loving another person.  This kind of love between same sex partners is not what God created when he made man and woman to be united as one.  During the days of Moses, God gave the laws. When Jesus came, He gave the grace.

As Christians, we must extend the same grace.  Whether we support this decision or not, it’s not our place to put judgment on those who support this.  We are to show kindness and be a light to others. We are, in our actions to be the ones who may lead others to Christ.  We are to stand firm in our faith and continue to pray for our communities and for our leaders.

So as this decision has raised mixed opinions, we are to keep our faith,  for we know ultimately God is in control.

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