Black Pastors to Disobey ‘Marriage’ Law

The exchanging of marriage vows is a solemn, spiritual ceremony. A man and a woman who vow before God and family to love and honor each other are joined together as one flesh in this God-created union.

Sex within this union is God’s will and His blessing, not a sin. Sex that takes place outside this union is a sin.

Is the body of Christ, true Christians saved by God’s grace, under obligation to obey laws that cause them to sin? Rendering unto Caesar does not mean that a Christian must participate in or celebrate sinful behavior.

The Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 13: “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good.”

While it’s true that God instituted government, and believers are subject to it, Paul doesn’t exhort us to sin. To do so would be contrary to God’s law. A law that mandates us to sin is an immoral law. Consider this: Christians are to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. What if the United States made this illegal? Do we obey or disobey?

Christians authorized by the government to marry people have to deal with this issue. To join together two men in a “marital” union is nonsensical. There’s no such thing as a marriage between two men. This kind of union is also a sin, and we’re biblically required to resist sin.

The great civil rights issue of our time is not homosexual “marriage” or anything to do with race; it’s religious liberty. As the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) proclaimed, laws requiring Christians to participate in “marriage” ceremonies are unjust.

“The politicians and the courts have tried to take God out of this country,” [CAAP president Rev. Bill Owens] continued. “This country was founded on Godly principles. We will not stand back and be silenced.”

Owens urged Christians of all churches to prepare for civil disobedience if the Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage and requires them to obey its decision.

In an interview with Breitbart News, Owens said that, should the Supreme Court decide in favor of same-sex marriage, he envisions another civil rights movement of Christians of various churches and massive civil disobedience.

“I see the way forward, it’s the civil rights movement all over again,” he said. “Most gospel preachers will not obey such a decision.”

There could be serious repercussions for disobeying the law, and Christians must be prepared. Until Christ returns…

And I’m patiently waiting for the day when two homosexuals demand that a Muslim business owner service their “wedding.”

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  1. I applaud and commend the black pastors of our nation for having the courage to stand up against the unjust abuse of power that would have us, little by little deny our faith. Throughout the Bible, both Old TEstament and the New, men and women of faith and courage stood up against tyrants and others who who have them deny their Lord and God. But God’s people of faith took a stand though it often cost them greatly. And God so often miraculously delivered them-as Daniel in the Lion’s Den, and Peter imprisoned for preaching Christ Jesus. And sometimes the Lord didn’t but He always vindicated and acknowledged those men and women of faith who stood with courage and faith against the tide of evil and injustice in the world. And their acknowledgement-many now in Heaven-stands as a sure and solid testimony that the Lord of Hosts defends and vindicates his own, even when the rising power and injustice of the world, seems to be overwhelming, but in time is blown away as dust in the wind. And I do believe though the battle may be tough, that as we as one Body of Christ in America join together united under Jesus and His banner of love and truth and spiritual power that He has destined us to victory for we His Body, our nation and our children and their children.

    God bless you pastors-we of the True and Living Body of Christ stand with you regardless of our ethnicity. And I would likewise challenge my Causcasian brothers, especially those in vocational ministry, to stand side-by-side and link shields to stand for-and with-these men and women submitting to the Lord of Angel Armies who has never lost a battle and in His perfect time always comes through for His people. God bless and shalom!

  2. Thank you for this article. Please keep up the good work! This is a great website!

  3. Black pastors, white pastors and pastors of every color who claim the name of Jesus Christ as their Savior are united in Him to stand for righteousness and against evil whether it be in the pew or the presidential palace! God bless you men of God for standing! Be encouraged in the promise of Romans 14:10 …every knee shall bow…

  4. Jane Blacksmith

    To elevate the law of five politically-motivated justices above the law of the Judge of the Universe and the Maker of all Creation including male and female? It’s a no brainer.

    This here life is just a vapor to suffer for doing the right thing. But eternity? That’s a long time to suffer for doing the wrong thing.

  5. I appreciate these pastors taking stance and will be praying for them. Isn’t it time we leave our armchair quarterbacking and couch commentating and engage in being Christ’s ambassadors to the world as we are called to be (2 Cor. 5:18-20)?

  6. Romans 13 does NOT talk about obeying any governing authority whatsoever, but only just ones. Those who dispense God’s justice deserve our support and obedience. They are God’s instrument. Those who are engaged in corruption, and injustice are not covered in Romans 13. It has to be understood in context of the larger issue that is being discussed. I think that Pastor Chuck Baldwin has it exactly correct on Romans 13, every Christian should understand it as he does. IMHO.