This past Sunday, I spent some time walking our faith family through a basic overview of what the biblical definition of marriage is. I have included those notes under the “Sermon Notes” section here on my website which are available for you to download on your iPad or smart phone. Disciples possess a biblical worldview, and this includes a biblical view of sexuality and marriage.
In light of the recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage, there is much fear and foreboding among Christians about what may be coming next. Let me encourage you to not cave in to the temptation to fear or lash out in angry diatribes at those who are on the other side of the argument. Remember, the Bible says that the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Marriage is here to stay. God has given marriage to humanity as one of His good gifts, and His design will always be present with us since His Word is unchanging and eternal. Sadly, a human court has decided that it is more wise and knowledgeable than the Creator Himself, and both history as well as the future will prove this to be an epic mistake. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we must pray for those who are lost and do not know Christ. We should not expect those who reject God to embrace His revealed truth, and this is because Satan has blinded their eyes. The gospel is the only hope for blind and sinful men and women, and we must declare it to an unbelieving world in love and in the power of God’s Spirit. This means that we must be clear in our biblical understanding of what marriage is and what it is not, and we must show this to people with compassionate and scriptural logic, even if they accuse us of being bigoted. Friends, I want to encourage you to stay humble, stay in the Word of God, and keep on being salt and light. Remember the words of Galatians 6:9, “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”
The battle for marriage in our culture is not lost. The war has already been won, because the enemy was defeated at the cross. Now as disciples of the risen Lord, we must pray for boldness and engage those around us with the truth of the gospel. Our mission remains the same.