The Supreme Court Decided, Now So Must We

Folks, let’s be honest and get right to the point: all Hell is about to break loose upon the Christian church, its leadership, and anyone who dares hold on to the biblical definition of marriage. Make no mistake, demonic forces are gleefully frothing at the mouth, along with those they are influencing, at the buffet of litigious opportunity that has now been afforded them.

At this point you’ve no doubt hear the news: the Supreme Court has redefined marriage to be whatever makes a person happy, therefore making it a constitutionally protected right.

Because of today’s ruling, we will be seeing attacks on the Church and Christians from every conceivable angle. They will use today’s decision as the basis for ending tax-exemption, closing churches, and imprisoning ministers. The rainbowed sky is the limit.

Supporters of the new law will threaten and intimidate Christians in the workplace; deny benefits and contracts; force Christian colleges to close; refuse degrees from Christian universities; encourage investigations by DHS and Child Protective Services; silence free speech; and a long list of other things. Without doubt, the LGBTQ agenda is the tool of the new cultural cleansing that the enemies of American conservatism and freedom have long dreamed of.

But what now? What must we do? Well, I was sent the following link to an article by Jay Richards. I would encourage all of you to read it.

The Supreme Court Redefines Marriage: What We Must Do | The Stream.

Also, I want to forward a link to an article in the Baptist Press which includes statements from Southern Baptist leaders. I stand in agreement with them.

http://www.bpnews.net/45036/54-marriage-decision-christians-will-stand-fast

But as easy as it would be to throw up one’s hands and quit, now is not the time. Frankly, now is the time for the wheat to be separated from the tares. Now is the time for those who have long said there is a line they will not cross to not cross that line.

I have made my decision: I will not cross that line.

 

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9 responses to “The Supreme Court Decided, Now So Must We

  1. Garrett R.

    Praying for our country today with you Brother Anthony. Keep up the good work. Let’s live Galatians 2:20 and be “crucified with Christ”!

  2. Reblogged this on a simple man of God and commented:

    I was going to write something about the SCOTUS decision on marriage, but I will let Anthony take it from here!

    Daniel

  3. david andre davison

    The following paragraph was of interest to me concerning religious protection. This is from the majority opinion of the Supreme Court, on the Same-sex Marriage ruling:

    “Finally, the First Amendment ensures that religions, those who adhere to religious doctrines, and others have protection as they seek to teach the principles that are so fulfilling and so central to their lives and faiths. Pp. 23–27.”

    http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/14-556_3204.pdf

    As a layman, I wonder of this will offer protection to the “church.”

    God Bless!

    -Dave

    http://www.christianupdate.wordpress.com

  4. I do not think this new ruling from SCOTUS will hinder the church in it’s pursuit of God’s purpose anymore than the 1967 ruling that made interracial marriages legal. As Ed Cyzewski wrote yesterday “If God is going to condemn us over anything in America, it’s going to be our indifference and inaction when it comes to feeding people, giving out clean water, offering shelter, visiting the sick, and helping the prisoners, not a Supreme Court ruling”

    • Sally, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Make no mistake, I truly appreciate it. That being said, I have to take issue with a couple of assumptions on which your comment is based.

      First, no ruling, no matter, will hinder God’s will being fulfilled through the Church – that is true. However, my post was not addressing what God can do through the Church, but what the ruling will do to the people IN the Church. This ruling stands to usher in great stress upon the average Christian, especially those in ministry. There is no doubt their will be government-sanctioned persecution under the guise of protecting “constitutionally-guaranteed rights.”

      Second, I do not agree with your assumption that interracial marriage is the same thing as two people’s sexual preferences. But of course, this argument is also based on the fundamental understanding of what marriage actually is and what it’s for.

      Thirdly, I don’t know what Ed Cyzewski has written, but the argument at the heart of his quote is one I hear a lot, but it’s one that is so incredibly unfounded that it makes me both laugh at its audacity and cry at the thought that so many believe it. The assumption is that the church is NOT doing any of these things…and that’s insane! I’m sorry if this comes across as me yelling through my keyboard, but the whole notion of churches doing nothing for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the homeless, and the prisoners is incredible. Has he never heard of soup kitchens? Homeless shelters? Food banks? Orphanages? Prison ministries? Hospital visitation? Summer mission trips to the inner city by thousands of Christian kids donating their time, money, and sweat? The special offerings those in need? Do I need to go on? Who goes to foreign countries and puts their lives on the line to treat terminal illnesses? Have you never heard of Samaritan’s Purse? Medical missions?

      No, God is not going to judge the American churches for not doing enough. If anything, they may be guilty of associating faith too much with works. For crying out loud, has this guy never heard of the liberal “social gospel”? However, it is completely biblical for God to judge a nation for godlessness, wickedness, and pride, specifically as a result of wicked and perverse leaders – and we’re not just talking about the Jews of the Old Testament.

      Please, Sally, don’t take this as me ranting at you. I just had to express where I thought – and it is only my opinion – where your comment went astray. I hope you will continue to come back.

  5. I was sorry to hear about the SCOTUS decision, though not surprised. We had ‘marriage equality’ become law here in New Zealand in 2013.
    Psalm 37 is a great comfort when thinking about these things – we know that God is sovereign and He will triumph. The wicked will flourish, but not forever.

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