We have reached a moral dilemma. We have reached the time of lawlessness. The truth is we have been here for quite some time but now I believe it is complete.
The recent Supreme Court decision goes against the first basic institution of God – marriage. Marriage, to me, is a Divine institution created in the Garden of Eden and predates all civil government. It is God that brought the woman to man and gave us the words,
Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Gen 2:24
Those words are repeated in the Bible three more times in Matthew, Mark, and Ephesians.
It is an important precept.
The Court decision attacks this precept based on the Constitution – a great document but a man-made document.
For me the Constitution cannot usurp the laws, commandments, and precepts of God.
But set that aside for a moment.
When man-kind laws overrule that which God has declare then you have a moral dilemma.
As I said we have been here for a while and the ones that got us here are not elected officials or appointed judges. It’s not lawmakers or politicians.
It is the church.
For far too long the church has turned a blind-eye to the internal sin happening within her own pews.
The church has for far too long ignore divorce and fornication within her walls. Pastors have committed the very sin they preach against Sunday after Sunday. When their back is against the wall and there is a danger of losing income by alienated those in their church with sound Biblical doctrine, they will change and accept carnality in the church.
To me this is what is spoken of in 2 Thessalonians 2:3;
Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,
This falling away is the moral dilemma of the church and the nation. It is not a falling away from those attending church. In fact some churches have exploded in population. But some churches with the largest crowds have compromised the message of the Cross.
It is a falling away from sound biblical teaching and the morals and precepts of God.
It is not the responsibility of the government to teach biblical morality, ethics, and virtue. It is the responsibility – the duty of God’s people to teach these things through righteous living in Jesus Christ.
But when the divorce rate of the church is as high as the non-believers, then you have a moral dilemma.
When there are members in the church that are drunken, fornicating, doing drugs, and living together, then you have a moral dilemma.
I will admit that I have been guilty of the moral dilemma under my pastorate. I must repent of my failure as a leader and I must help those to break the chain of moral bondage.
Lord help and bless Your church.