Voting for What’s RIGHT

The following appeared in an article in the Huffington Post yesterday, March 17th, 2015 …

Gay Wed RingThe tide has turned for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples seeking to be married in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A).  Following years of debate and introspection, America’s largest Presbyterian denomination has announced a change to its constitution that allows for a more inclusive definition of marriage.  Officially called Amendment 14-F, the new wording in the denomination’s Book of Order will describe marriage as being “between two people.”  About 71 percent of PC (USA) leaders approved of the change during a general assembly meeting last June. The church had been waiting for a majority of its 171 Presbyteries, or regional bodies, to approve the measure one by one. On Tuesday, this majority was reached, with 86 Presbyteries handing in decisions to support same-sex marriage within the church.

In Gen. 2:24, Matt. 19:5 and Eph. 5:31 our One true God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, repeats this same instruction regarding marriage, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”  By God’s design, marriage is to be shared between one man and one woman.  This is how God instituted marriage in the perfect bliss of Eden.  God has never changed His Word on this matter.  There’s no way to improve upon perfection.  Even in a fallen world, marriage between one man and one woman is God’s chosen way for two people to share in a taste of the perfect bliss of Eden.  By God’s grace, a husband and wife who keep their focus on Jesus Christ, and all that He has taught us about love, are able to experience great peace, contentment and joy in their union.

A majority vote by ANY body of people on earth doesn’t change God’s Word.  Even if we unanimously vote to do things a different way from what God revealed, it doesn’t make the new way “right.”  In fact, our votes have no power to make us happy in our chosen path … away from God’s way.  I feel sorrow that so many are trying to find happiness in their own way and are justifying that way because they all agree on it.  Shared ignorance does not lead us to bliss.

My heartfelt prayer is that everyone will seek the truth of God’s way alone.  I pray that no one will listen to any individual, organization or even “Christian Church” that claims to have a better way than what God has given us.  I’m not praying this because I’m heartless.  I’m praying this because I so desperately love every man and woman God has created in His image.  I desperately want them to have the joy that ONLY Jesus can give … that they can ONLY receive by living life in His way.  I invite you to join me in that prayer.

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One Response to Voting for What’s RIGHT

  1. Carl Petzold says:

    There is no doubt that you speak out of love! It is written in 1 Cor. 6:12 and 10:23 that not all things that are lawful are helpful and you did a great job explaining why God’s truth is better than any law of man.

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