The Debacle That Is The “Gay Marriage” Issue

Posted: May 10, 2012 in Articles, Constitution, Founding Fathers, Freedom, government, Liberty, Politics, Religion
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1 Samuel 16:7:  But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

 

1 Corinthians 6:9:  Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality,

There’s a lot going on in this country today.  So many people are at odds on this issue or that issue and we all seem to be devolving as a society as we make decisions that limit the effects of the blessings of God on this great land known as the United States of America.

The recent admission from our President that he has “evolved” to the decision that he now supports gay marriage has surprised many in the black community and having talked to many of my brothers and sisters they now feel betrayed by a man whom so many have put their total and unmitigated trust in.

I’m loathe to understand how anyone could be surprised at this for if the same people who routinely defend this president had done their homework and truly vetted then candidate Obama they would have surmised as I have when checking his past that he has a history of saying one thing and then doing what is politically expedient (just as many on the left and right do also).

Now I’ve been accused of just not liking the President because he is a democrat or whatever else the talking heads of the liberal elites put out as talking points of the day for those who just read the news and not investigate it but nothing could be further from the truth.

I think that he is a loving father, great family man, graceful in stature but just as God warned us in 1 Samuel 16:7 (the scripture reference above) I look past his celebrity-like status and his historic rise to the highest office on Earth to see that he just as many politicians on both the left and the right have “heart issues” that only can be dealt with by submitting the entirety of our lives to God through the ministering of the Holy Spirit.

As a Christian there are many points that I disagree with the President on and the debates that I have with his worshipers (I mean followers) are legendary as I try to open their eyes to the fact that he is just another politician that is only as good as the God that is inside of them and there is no one that can tell me that God would approve of gay marriage and regardless of how they feel for him President Obama is sorely underestimating the community he claims to come from if he thinks that they support him on this issue.

Just as I told my conservative friends that President Bush was no true conservative I told my democrat friends that President Obama was not the democrat of their fathers and mothers but that he is a true socialist and “Alinsky-ite” that will do and say whatever they have to say to accrue and maintain power.

These same people felt assured that the support of gay marriage line would not be crossed by this president when I’ve said as often as I could that one day when it was politically expedient he would be in support of it.

Knowing that I’ve been correct in my assessment of President Obama (just as I was in calling out President Bush on his faux conservatism) has not brought me joy because I see the hurt in many people’s eyes today as they feel betrayed but that my dear brother and sister is why we are not supposed to put our trust in mere men but in God and only God.

Homosexuality is no different from any other sin and must be dealt with on God’s terms if one is to have victory over it. 

Just as the liar must stop lying, the adulterer must stop committing adultery, the alcoholic must stop drinking, and the fornicator must stop fornicating so is it with the admitted homosexual and his/her sin.

God never stops loving the sinner but he does hate the sin and when we read the Bible God makes it clear on how he feels about homosexuality.  He knows that for some that the urge to commit this sin is strong but just as it is with any other sin He has provided a way to deal with it and that is through the gift of His Son Jesus Christ and the sacrifice that He made on our behalf so that our sins including homosexuality could be dealt with and that is exactly what He did on the cross at Calvary.

Simply put, no matter the sin be it any of the fore mentioned or homosexuality God’s desire is for us to choose Him and His ways over anything that we desire so that we may have life and have it abundantly but we have to choose Him and for the admitted homosexual it means that he/she must abstain from the sin behavior just as the liar must abstain from lying, etc., it all comes down to choice. 

Not the choice of whether or not the person is gay or not but whether or not they will choose God over their individual wants or desires.

Admittedly this is tough just as it is for the addict that is dealing with addiction but it can be done and God’s love can and will conquer all if we allow him to come in and shine His light in these dark areas that can lead to death.

If we are truly believer’s in God’s word we cannot stand by and accept that the acceptance of gay marriage in this land is a done issue and to hear a professed Christian as the President says he is accept that this should be the law of the land is disturbing to say the least and heartbreaking as I fear more for His relationship with God than I do any of the debilitating policies that he has brought upon this country with his ascension into power.

We must pray that God turns President Obama’s heart back toward His word, we must pray that the legislature, the judiciary and all of the people who WE put in charge realize that this country is one God away from devolving into anarchy and chaos. 

We must pray that we can raise up politicians that fear God’s word and are not afraid to live their lives in a manner that is pleasing to God.

And lastly we must pray and ask for God to forgive us for removing Him from His rightful place as the true head of this country and installing men/women on both the left and the right to Lord over us who are or have become morally bankrupt of the things/ways of God.

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

 

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Comments
  1. Alesia says:

    Very well said.

  2. Right on point. I enjoyed reading your post. Thanks for sharing!

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