Courts of Men vs. Court of God

Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34).

“The Supreme Court’s first rulings on same-sex marriage produced historic gains for gay rights Wednesday: full federal recognition of legally married gay couples and an opening for such unions to resume in the nation’s most-populous state” (The Washington Post, Robert Barnes, 6/26/13).


The majority of Supreme Court Justices ruled that a key part of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional. Furthermore, that DOMA writes inequality into the entire United States Code; that it demeans the couple, whose moral and sexual choices the Constitution protects. And that the DOMA was written to convey moral disapproval of homosexuality and “a stigma upon all who enter into same-sex marriages made lawful by the unquestioned authority of the states.”


In the end, when all is said done, there ultimately is only one Judge and Lawgiver – God (Ps. 75:7; Isa. 33:22; Jam. 4:12). And God has ruled on this matter a long, long time ago. In fact, since the very beginning He gave His law for all time in regards to marriage.


Jesus declared: “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate” (Matt. 19:4-6; cf. Gen. 2:20-24).


God made them male and female (Gen. 1:27), not male and male, or female and female. The sin of homosexuality is an abomination in the eyes of God (Lev. 18:22). It is described in the Bible as “against nature,” “shameful” (Rom. 1:26-27), “unrighteous” and they “will not inherit the kingdom of God” (I Cor. 6:9-10).


Sadly, we are witnessing in many ways the cultural rot and decay of our nation. An increasing number of people “call evil good, and good evil” (Isaiah 5:20). And sadly an increasing number of people “rejoice in doing evil, and delight in the perversity of the wicked” (Prov. 2:14).


The apostle Paul tells Christians to live “without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life” (Phil. 2:15-16).


Men may change positions and compromise their principles and morals. Immoral rulers and judges may pass laws that legalize sin, corruption and perversion (Prov. 24:19-25). But God does not change (Mal. 3:6), nor does His Word change – it endures forever (I Pet. 1:22-25)!