Gay Marriage is no longer a moral issue in the U.S. of A.
The issue has become the poster child for living under law instead of grace. Man’s law. It appears our country is moving in that direction.
I read a blog on LinkedIn recently by Meg Whitman, the CEO over at Hewlett Packard. Ms. Whitman, who formerly opposed gay marriage, now supports the move to legalize it. She has, “come to embrace same-sex marriage after a period of careful review and reflection,” she said. “The facts and arguments presented during the legal process since then have had a profound impact on my thinking.” During the legal process she says. The Legal Process? Facts and Arguments. Facts and arguments?. . . .See? I told you!
“Marriage,” Whitman said, “is the fundamental institution that unites a society. It is the single greatest contributor to the well-being of adults and children because it promotes eternal principles like commitment, fidelity and stability.” Now, there is something we can agree on. Unfortunately, the next words that fly off her keyboard separate me from her as far as the east is from the west. “It makes no difference,” according to her, “whether the marriage is between a man and woman or a woman and woman.”
I thought it was interesting that she referred to principles as “eternal”. In my opinion, there is nothing “eternal” about a legalistic resolution to any social issue. No man-made law has EVER resulted in anything eternal.
But we’re witnessing “the law” replace our moral compass. Law is replacing grace. Elected officials, most of whom are attorneys (that’s a scary thought in itself) are now defining our social institutions. Man thinks his law trumps God’s law. But God settled the “Law” of marriage in Genesis. He define marriage and the family.
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. Genesis 2:24.
The word “wife” in the Greek “gunaikeios“ means woman, married or unmarried. As an adjective it is used to denote something womanly, or female.¹
Then He told Adam and Eve to “be fruitful and multiply.”
And God’s law IS eternal.
If the Supreme Court rules that gay marriage is legitimate, “be fruitful and multiply” goes out the window. Any children who wind up in a “gay family” will have to come from somewhere else.
¹An Expository Dictionary Of Biblical Words, by W.E. Vine; © 1984 by Thomas Nelson Inc., Publishers; pg. 1227.