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Chaos is defined in Webster’s original dictionary as, “confusion; disorder; a state in which the parts are undistinguished”. This describes exactly the state of affairs which the U.S. Supreme Court forced onto us when they ruled that marriage was not between a man and a woman only. This will produce “confusion” and “disorder” the likes of which we have never dreamed of. Consider its effect on society’s structural institutions of the home, the church, and civil government. This decision strikes at the heart of the most basic unit of society, the Home. How can you now define “home”? Is it one husband and three wives; can a man marry his daughter? Could a child marry their pet? Once you change the definition of marriage from being what the Bible teaches (that is, one man and one woman) you remove any exclusiveness in the definition of the relationship. This can only work chaos in families— especially the next generation.
Consider its effect on the Church. How can the church continue to preach the Bible? If judges can say one part of the Bible can’t be preached, what is to keep them from saying no parts of the Bible can be preached? How can there now be any religious liberty? Can a County Clerk now operate in his job and maintain his Biblical convictions that marriage is between a man and a woman only? Absolutely not! He is acting illegally if he does. Can a minister refuse to marry homosexuals because of his Biblical convictions? Absolutely not! This ruling (that will be accepted by most as law) now puts a man of God outside the law in the performance of his duties. Our religious liberty, which had been being chipped away, has now had the jackhammer applied to the foundation. In effect, there is now no religious liberty in America. And when you lose liberty, you shortly after that begin to lose your property— and then your lives! How are we different that the Christians in the early days of the Nazi regime under Adolf Hitler? That answer is simple: We are not!
The effect of this ruling on civil government is also devastating to our law. We can now no longer limit government servants’ actions. Five judges have set themselves up as an unholy tribunal taking the place of our Constitution. The Constitution has become “what the judges say it is” (as Judge Charles Evans Hughes said in the 1907), instead of the Constitution the people agreed upon in 1789.
Thomas Jefferson warned us of this kind of tyranny when he stated,
“The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing that to whatever hands [it was entrusted], with corruptions of time and party, its members would become [dictators].”
(Jefferson, Thomas. September 28, 1820, in a letter to William Jarvis. Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson’s Letters, Wilson Whitman, ed., (Eau Claire, WI: E.M. Hale & Co., 1900), p. 338. God and Government-A Biblical and Historical Study, Gary DeMar, (Atlanta, GA: American Vision Press, 1982), p. 166.)
So, what can we do now?
We Can Pray! God is still on the throne and able to turn us around with Revival that turns into Reformation. Pastors— Teachers in the church— start teaching about civil government from your pulpit! Preach the “whole counsel of God”…not just the comfortable parts! Not teaching the structure and spirit of civil government is what has kept 75% of believers away from the voting booth, which has brought about the selection of ungodly judges making ungodly rulings: Like marriage is not between a man and a woman only. Though we thank God for judges like Clarence Thomas who have stood for the truth, there have just been too few of them to stem this floodtide of evil. So what can we do as Christians? We must stop whining and start praying for, preaching about, and voting in civil government! Remember, “For the kingdom is the LORD’S: and he is the governor among the nations” (Psalms 22:28).
Think about it; because if you don’t, someone else will do your thinking for you—and for your children! And you won’t like what that brings to you. I’m Don Pinson; this has been Think About It.