March 25, 2013 20 Comments
The Supreme Court will be hearing two homosexual marriage cases this week. One seeks a reversal of California’s Prop. 8 which outlaws homosexual marriage. The second seeks to have the Defense of Marriage Act ruled unconstitutional. Our nation has long ago rejected the Christian faith and as such the Supreme Court will not even consider Biblical arguments against homosexual marriage, even though they should. The Supreme Court will rule 5-4 in favor of homosexual marriage, with Justice Roberts being the swing vote. Such would be an unfortunate decision as there is nothing Constitutional about the Supreme Court ordering states to legalize homosexual marriage.
There is nothing conservative or libertarian about homosexual marriage. Marriage is a social institution, created by God in the Garden of Eden. It has historically been between one man and one woman. Homosexuals have never in the history of mankind been granted to right to marry one another. That doesn’t mean homosexuals don’t have the right to marry, in fact they have the same right to marry as everyone else. They may marry someone of the opposite sex, there is no law banning such a marriage. The left is suddenly arguing that homosexual marriage is very conservative because it limits the power of government over marriage when in reality it is a massive government expansion of the definition of marriage.
Our nation is moving further away from God as the years go by. The decision the Supreme Court is likely to deliver should hardly come as a surprise to anyone. A century ago Christians abandoned education, handing it over to the state. Since then we have seen an explosion in the size and scope of government in our lives. The progressive movement knew and understood that to change the future they would have to separate children from their parents and from the church. They have been wildly successful. After just twenty years of pushing homosexuality as normal in the schools, 63% of the country has no problem with homosexual marriage. Among younger people, the number is even higher.
We Christians have erred in focusing on this issue and abortion to the exclusion of the underlying problem. While we’re right on these two issues and we’re right in actively opposing abortion and homosexual marriage, we’ve lost focus on the real problems. These are two fold. First while we focused on abortion and homosexuals, the church got progressively more liberal. This is particularly true at the nation’s Seminaries. To counter act that, many conservative evangelical churches have adopted an anti-intellectual stance. That has only hurt our cause more. We have to stand up to these people on an intellectual level, otherwise we’ll continue to lose the next generation of clergy.
Second, we stopped focusing on education. This is perhaps the bigger issue. We have legions of conservative Christians pretending like their 8 year olds are salt and light in the nation’s government schools. In reality, such parents are handing their kids over to Satan for six to eight hours a day. The notion that such young children can lead people to Christ is ludicrous. In reality, they’re being indoctrinated all day and you won’t be able to counteract that reading the Bible for 20 minutes after dinner. It should hardly be surprising that young people are fleeing the church in droves. When they were taught an anti-Christian worldview in government schools, why ever would we think they’d stick around the church as adults?
As the nation moves down the slow path to Sodom, we Christians have to get our house in order. We cannot allow ourselves to adopt worldly practices or force them into scripture in order to be liked by the world. We have to protect our children by providing them with a high quality, intellectual Christian education. Believers need to reject the last century of progressive education and return to classic Christian education. This can be done at home or in private church schools. Most importantly we need to remove our kids from government schools. If there is any lesson to be learned from the Supreme Court’s upcoming decision and from polling on homosexual marriage it’s that the progressive left gets what it wants by indoctrinating children at government schools. No Christian ought to let their children become a victim of such evil tomfoolery.