Friday, the supreme court ruled that states could not deny homosexuals a marriage license. Really, this is a natural course of action, given the many times our nation has rejected God. We are no longer a Christian nation, and our judges are not Christians. Why then would we expect them to make the godly, moral decision to uphold Biblical marriage?
Yet as I ponder the ruling of the U.S. supreme court, the Lord reminds me that I am not to hate the homosexual, for he is not the enemy. Hate the sin and all it means, yes, but love the person as a soul for whom Christ died. Homosexuality is not the “unpardonable sin,” (that is a lack of faith in Christ for salvation), and it is not even a “worse” sin. It is listed in Romans 1 along with pride, envy, promise breakers, deceit & lying, and dishonoring parents. –But for God’s grace bestowed on me, there go I! In fact, James says that one who breaks God’s law in one area is guilty of breaking the whole thing. If I am proud, God considers me a law breaker just the same as he considers the homosexual to be a law breaker. Both sins disobey God’s law. Therefore, hating the homosexual person is wrong. I must separate the sinner for whom Christ died from the sin which they are committing, love them as Christ does, and pray for them, even while advocating against the sin of sodomy.