What Has Changed?

The Supreme Court has legalized homosexual marriage. As Christians sort through the ramifications of this, we ask ourselves, “What has changed?”

1) Legally: our culture changed its definition of marriage. Socially: the word “marriage” hasn’t had a biblical meaning for many for a long time. Divorce, adultery, cohabitation, fornication, homosexuality and other forms of sexual immorality have long been defiling “the marriage bed”  (Heb. 13:4).

2) Cultural acceptance of depraved behavior: legalizing an activity once forbidden will aid in normalizing it. Yet, God’s word has not changed one iota. Such sings as inhibriation, abortion, gambling or divorce for any cause, etc., will find approval with men (Prov. 14:12), but God still condemns them as sin. He condemns those who commit such things, and those who give approval to those who do (Rom. 1:32b).

3) National morality: this nation has long supported unrighteousness (Prov. 14:34). While we continue to grieve its ever our increasing moral decline, we acknowledge that no nation of men is sinless (Rom. 3:9-18). But our salvation is not based on our national identity, but our identity with the kingdom of heaven and the cross of Christ.

For the Christian, nothing has little or moral substance or faith changed. We are still promised persecution for godly living (2 Tim. 3:12). Sin is still sin (1 John 3:4) and its wages are still death (Rom. 6:23). Souls still need salvation (Jas. 5:19-20). The gospel still needs to be preached (Mark 16:15-16). The truth is still the truth (John 17:17). The longsuffering of the Lord is still salvation (2 Pet. 3:15). Jesus is still coming (Rev. 22:20). Rather than entangle ourselves in the affairs of this life, let us seek to please Him who enlisted us to fight the good fight (2 Tim. 2:4). Let us continue to be salt and light in a sin-sick and lost world, leading souls to salvation in Christ Jesus.