They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. It may also be paved with misguided, immoral, unlawful and unconstitutional Supreme Court decisions.
The Supreme Court’s unconscionable ruling released on Friday, which imposes recognition of sodomy-based marriage on the entire United States, will have devastating consequences for our nation.
Our first national sin was slavery. It took a civil war and 600,000 American deaths before we turned as a people from that abomination both culturally and in our national public policy.
Our second national sin is abortion, which the Court embraced on our behalf in 1973. We have yet to turn from that pernicious form of evil. God’s justice demands an accounting for the shed blood of 57 million innocents.
Now the Court has added a third national sin to the list by embracing sexual perversion and ordering everybody in America to accept it or else. Who knows what kind of national catastrophe it will take to humble us as a people and persuade us to turn from the wickedness of murdering the unborn and engaging in sexual perversion?
If it took a civil war to compel us to deal with slavery, I shudder to think of what awaits us. As Thomas Jefferson did, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just and that his justice cannot sleep forever.
But, as Dale, a caller to my program on Friday pointed out, there is another feature of the Court’s ruling that is even more sobering. The Court has made it harder for people to find their place in the age to come.
The Scriptures are clear in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 that unrepentant homosexuality is a sin that will keep a man from the kingdom of God. “Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”
Everyone of these sins will keep us out of God’s eternal kingdom if it is not repented of, whether the sin is sexual deviancy or cheating in business. On the other hand, the great news of the gospel is that not one of these sins can keep us out of God’s eternal kingdom if it is confessed as sin and brought under the blood of Christ. That’s why the gospel is literally “the good news.”
The Supreme Court on Friday jeopardized the eternal souls of millions of Americans by justifying the sin of homosexuality. The Court has used its considerable authority to communicate the exceedingly dangerous message that homosexual marriage is not a perversion to be renounced but a constitutional right to be celebrated and promoted.
Thus the Court has moved millions of impressionable Americans one giant step further from repentance and eternal life. Who knows how many of them will use the Court’s ruling to defend their own behavior? The liberal majority will have much to answer for on The Day.
Jesus warned us in Luke 17:1-4, “Temptations are sure to come, but woe to the one through they come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.”
God’s design is that every segment of society - family, church, community, government, education, business, and media - reinforce the abiding and eternal moral standards of the word of God, in order that citizens may be reminded of the divine nature of these standards, develop a reverence and respect for them, and be prompted to seek God for forgiveness when they recognize their own moral failings.
The Court has told the world that homosexuality is not something over which men should repent but something over which they should rejoice. In so doing, the liberal majority on the Court has done a historical disservice to this nation and an eternal disservice to mankind. They have aided and abetted those misguided souls who are inclined to engage in unrepentant sin which will separate them from God forever.
Jesus told us in Matthew 7:13 that “the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction.” The Supreme Court has just added an express lane on that highway to destruction.