The SCOTUS Ruling on Same Sex Marriage

SCOTUS Same Sex Marriage Ruling
SCOTUS Same Sex Marriage Ruling

1 Thessalonians 5:8-11 KJV

But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

 

The Christian world is fairly reeling over the Supreme Court’s recent ruling over same sex marriage. Many are prophesying the next wave of persecution. Some are mourning the death of our nation. A few are pointing to the imminent coming of Jesus Christ. I am reminded that our Anabaptist forefathers preached that Christians should be wary of every government and focus instead on obedience to Jesus Christ.

 

Paul addressed the passage for our consideration to a group of believers who also saw the darkness of the days in which they lived and gave them these words of counsel:

Be sober

Don’t get crazy, fearful or panic. Level headed people handle difficult situations much better than those who lose their minds during them.

 

Don’t get angry

God has not appointed us to wrath. There will come a time when God Himself will pour out His wrath. Ours is to reach out to attempt to rescue them, not to “help God” judge them.

 

Practice faith, love and hope

In other words, fight our fight with spiritual weapons. The weapons of our warfare are still not carnal and they are still mighty.

 

Comfort one another

There will be casualties and wounded in any warfare, even spiritual ones. Comfort each other when needed.

 

Edify one another

Build up believers.

  • Encourage them
  • Equip them
  • Strengthen pray for, preach to and teach them

It is difficult to say just where all of this will lead.

  • Perhaps to the coming of Christ
  • Perhaps to a wave of persecution
  • Perhaps to a return true Christian experience

What we can know is that nothing has happened to change God’s plan.

  • Stay true
  • Stay faithful and
  • Stay in the battle for the Bible

For this and more than 3000 earlier Daily Visits with God visit Marvin McKenzie’s blogger page. There you will find daily visits going back to 2007.

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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