It was, for me, a sad day indeed when I heard that America, the leading nation of the world announced that their Supreme Court had granted their approval on same sex marriages. I have kept my ears and heart open to hear responses to this “evolved” declaration, and have been surprised by the gentleness on how this has been received. To me, it almost hinges on the catastrophic for the soul of a nation. Sad indeed.
I don’t want to have any kind of theological debate (I know I’ll lose!) Yet my heart has been tugged so hard at, that the least I can do is to write about it, and give my voice to this reluctant discourse.
To my mind, there are the law institutions which hold in themselves the highest law of the land, and society has to abide by it. This is essential to maintain justice, peace and equality for all. Society needs law and order, or else there will be chaos, and more injustice. The Law is essential. But even the highest law of the land is surpassed by the Moral Law, which is often undeclared, unseen, and unheralded. The Moral Law is there for the soul – for the invisible justice ! If the Legal Law is broken there can be a shattering of a life, if the Moral Law is broken then there can be a shattering of the soul, – and that of a nation too ! Ignorance of both the Legal and Moral Law holds no excuse, and it must and will run its course, until justice has been performed.
There is no excuse, for we all have the knowledge of good and evil. It is in our DNA, we all have been wired to know what is good and what is bad. It is called our conscience ! Some may ignore it, some may deny it, some may be deceived by it, some may turn heaven and hell around to defend it, but when all is told, we know what is right and we know what is wrong. We may not understand the mechanics of it, or care about the consequences as long as we have our own way with it. It plays itself out in the choices we make in life ! God has designed us with a free will. He is Sovereign in all things – all things – but we get to make the choices for our own lives – sometimes in ignorance, sometimes in foolishness, sometimes with calculated risks, and sometimes with graceful wisdom, whichever way… the choice is still ours to make.
Taking another angle on the matter I want to quote a few words from Alan Webster’s QT 2/7/2015 concerning God’s love and sovereignty and paradoxes :
“God can be all loving but also not always act in a loving way – or so it seems from our point of view. The latest furore that has been created by the Supreme Court decision in the US is turned around at Christians who don’t agree and castigates them for being unloving. It is interesting that it is not just marriage that has been redefined, but Love too. Why do we paint the truth in a rainbow of colours to suit the listeners rather than tell it like it is. We love the Saviour part of Him, but squirm under His Lordship. Will we also turn away when confronted by the Truth?”
It seems to me that the world is changing, and rapidly at that, and some of us are being left behind. What is right has become wrong and what is wrong has now become right and acceptable. Where have the values that stood the test of time gone – into our fickle human rights ? Where are the ancient paths to follow ? It is, for me, a sad day in the history of our times.
Psalm 57:8 ….. Put my tears into Your bottle.