A federal judge, John E. Jones III, recently ruled that the ban against same-sex marriages in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is unconstitutional. In this ruling the judge noted also that by restricting marriage to male/female couples the due process and equal protection clauses of the 14th Amendment have been violated. Same-sex couples who desire to marry in Pennsylvania now can do so and those couples already “married” will be recognized as being legally married.
Over many decades of time the U.S. Constitution has been cited as a source of authority which grants “rights” to the citizens of our republic. And indeed it does grant many legitimate rights to us – freedoms and privileges which some people in other places throughout this sin ravaged planet do not have. Unfortunately this has been applied in areas that clash with laws and principles as set forth by Almighty God Who brought a vast universe into existence by simple spoken commands a long, long time ago!
It is extremely important to keep a proper perspective and remember that the Constitution does not supersede the moral laws of God nor does it legally shift the boundaries God has set in place regarding human behavior and relationships!
Judges and politicians with less physical vision than that of a bat and with less moral sensitivity than that of an alley cat have declared that the U.S. Constitution grants sodomites the right to marry each other and lesbians the right to marry each other. And there are not a few within churches that profess to be Christian in faith that agree on this!
God has explicitly revealed what the moral standards via the holy Scriptures are and where the boundaries have been established. Same-sex intimacy is absolutely forbidden and is labeled to be an abomination, not merely sin as such. An abomination is sin intensified many times over! Further, marriage is strictly between a male and a female – a “one to one” arrangement as originally revealed in the book of Genesis – a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave unto his wife and the two shall become one flesh. Jesus confirmed this in His teachings as revealed in the New Testament. Even the Old Testament personalities violated this by taking more than one wife and also taking unto themselves concubines! And this always led to trouble and conflicts within the family structure.
At no place in the entirety of God’s revelation is there even a tiny hint that same-sex intimacy and marriage are acceptable and given God’s approval and acceptance. But judges, politicians, and church people in sheer ignorance send a message to the mighty Creator of the heavens and the earth, saying, “Your standards are now null and void!”
The other critical area whereby the Constitution has been interpreted as giving “rights” which conflict with God’s standards is in the matter of human life itself. Back in 1973 the most tragic decision ever to take place in U.S. history was handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court – in summary that decision said that it is the constitutional “right” of a female to destroy her unborn child! For over 4 decades we have, as a republic, sanctioned the intentional mutilation and murder of over 56 million unborn children! Killers are paid big dollars to do this with no charges ever filed. Judges, politicians, and even church people give whole hearted approval to this, the United States’ unique version of holocaust!
God claims to be involved in the formation of a human in the womb from the time conception has taken place (Jeremiah 1:4,5; Psalm 139). And if God claims to be involved in the formation of human beings and He has a purpose for each one so conceived, what is going to happen eventually when other born human beings decide that certain unborn human beings should no longer live? And how will God eventually deal with a nation that has made a deadly decision which states that it has a “document” that overrules God’s plan and purpose for human life? Want to try sleeping on that tonight?
The satanic tactic is still quite effective from the time it was first used long ago in a place known as Eden – “Has God really said that?”
The only thing our corrupted society has to look forward to in the future is God’s full response to our deadly choice in making our Constitution the rule rather than His laws – one thing guaranteed – it will be no Sunday School picnic when it happens!
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. [Galatians 6:7,8 (KJV)]