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Sunday, June 28, 2015

My view on SCOTUS

These last couple of days my heart has been grieving for our country. I have been shuffling through my feelings trying to get to the root of the grievance. 

The day that I saw "Gay Marriage Legal In All 50 States" I was shocked and sad. On my Facebook wall I made a comment that my heart was sad for our country and that is all I said, because I couldn't make out all the emotions that were flooding through me. I have gotten different responses from people... Some were from like-minded friends, some thinking I was bashing my country, and some that I was not being loving. Simply by that comment that I am sad for my country... I have been put in the unloving box. I stand by my comment I posted on Facebook, but there is more to it. 

No, I do not support gay marriage and I am not going to get into that, because you know why. I am a Christ follower and I follow and believe everything the Bible says. You can call me naive or old fashioned or whatever you want, but I have been transformed into a new person because of Jesus Christ and His words in the Bible. You may have known me before and liked me that way, but this is me and I will never turn away from my Father in heaven and the way that is true.

As I have been making my way through my feelings and praying about the root of the emotions... I have come to realize there are many reasons I oppose this law of gay marriage. One of my reasons is that this law was passed without the people. Our country is a Democracy, which "is a system of government in which all the people of a state or polity ... are involved in making decisions about its affairs" and nothing about this law was brought before the people. This law was passed and now we, who have religious beliefs against gay marriage will be forced to play a part in something that goes against our faith. Some of you who are for this law may want to bash me and say "This law won't harm you. It has nothing to do with you. You will not have to marry or be invited to the wedding." and you are right, but this will ultimately affect followers and believers in Jesus Christ... Just wait and see. There are Christian homosexuals out there and they may want to be married by a Christian Pastor and he will probably say no and then all hell will break through and then it will ultimately affect Christ followers. This is just one example that comes to mind. 

My second reason I am grieving this new law is the division it has caused between the people of this country... Christians and non-Christians. There have been horrible hurtful things said from both sides and it grieves my heart. First of all, Christians have been condemning and judging homosexuals and gay activists for the sin they are committing. This has probably been the most hurtful out of everything going on. We all sin. No matter if the sin is murder, lying, homosexuality, gossiping, etc. in God's eyes a sin is a sin. He doesn't have a sin scale. On the day of judgement we will ALL have to stand before God and be judged by the sin we have committed. Me. You. Everybody! He ultimately knows if you truly believe in Him or not... In His Truth the very word of God! No human person can tell you that you are going to hell, because they have no right or authority to make that claim on a life God created and breathed into. 

Continuing on with my second grievance has been the homosexuals and gay activists... They received something they have been longing for... Equality, they call it, but from my view their is no equality happening. So now that this law is passed... if you say anything against this law of equality/love you are a hater, you are judging, and being unloving. Because of this law friendships are being ruined, because of different beliefs and views on this new law. Soon enough Christians will lose their freedom of speech and freedom of religion and we will be persecuted. I already feel it and if you think I am crazy just wait and watch. There is no Equality happening between the people of this country and if you think there is you are blinded.

I will stand by my beliefs until my last day on this earth, but will I treat anyone differently that thinks different than me? No. I will love you, the very creation the Lord God created, but I will never love your sin, no matter what your sin is I will never except it or be tolerant of it. This is not me being a hater or being unloving... It is the simple truth of my faith. My faith is grounded in solid ground of the death my Savior Jesus Christ did for me that I will never be separated from Him. Am I perfect? No way, man! But I am forgiven and I strive to be more like Christ daily... And I will fail. I will never be perfect.

"Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone's lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is to love someone means you believe and agree with everything they do. Both are nonsense. You don't have to compromise conviction to be compassionate." -Phil Robertson