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.”