Many religion groups got real upset when the Supreme Court legalized same sex marriage across the land.
Personally, I don’t understand why religious folks are surprised that the world keeps acting like the world. The Supreme Court based their decision on their interpretation of the law, as written in the U.S. Constitution. Man-made law.
I’m sure the judges didn’t sit in chambers and flip back and forth between Romans 1 or Corinthians 13 and the Constitution to help them decide.
I know some folks might argue, “The Founding Fathers who wrote the Constitution were strong Christians.” Or “We’re a Christian nation.”
However polling groups such as PewResearch and Gallop. PewResearch claims, “The Christian share of the U.S. population is declining, while the number of U.S. adults who do not identify with any organized religion is growing”
I’ve never put much stock in the “Christian” label anyway. “Christianity” is so fragmented now it’s hard to tell who believes what? You can define “Christian” several dozen ways. I don’t think any of them define “The Church”
I don’t refer to myself as a Christian. I am an authentic, committed disciple of Jesus Christ. I am a member of the body of Christ with all my committed brothers and sisters in Christ. THAT, in my opinion, defines THE Church. The Bride of Christ, best described, I believe, in Acts 2.
Instead of wrangling over social issues in the world, we ought to be The Church. We ought to act like The Church. We ought to consider others needs more important than our own like The Church. We ought to share the love of Christ like The Church. We need to develop servant hears like The Church. We ought to share the Gospel like The Church.
We need, in my opinion, to accept that the world is going to act like the world. And, in my opinion, we need to act more like The Church.