Monday, April 08, 2013

Grappling with the Marriage Equality Debate, Some Reflections

Because of all the press the “marriage equality” debate has caused, I want to say a few things here and then encourage you to read four more reflections if you desire.

First, I pray that as Christians we are marked by love whenever we engage in this debate (Matthew 22:34-40).

Second, I pray that Christians allow God’s Word to be the final authority on what is right and fair. Our task is not to make the Bible work for our lives; rather, our task is to make our lives fall in line with the Bible.

Third, as Christians, we must first take the log out of our own eye. Admittedly, we have failed in our own marriages. We have failed in God’s call for purity and intimacy. Let us confess our failures and sins, and receive God’s forgiveness and power to live the righteous life. God does not leave us in slavery to sin, but changes us into new people who can live a new life with power to say no to sin and yes to righteousness (1 Cor. 6:9-11; 2 Cor. 5:17; Romans 6:1-23).

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