An excellent article from Dr Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary…
Everything has changed and nothing has changed. The Supreme Court’s decision yesterday is a central assault upon marriage as the conjugal union of a man and a woman and in a five to four decision the nation’s highest court has now imposed its mandate redefining marriage on all fifty states.
As Chief Justice Roberts said in his dissent, “The majority’s decision is an act of will, not a legal judgment.”
The majority’s argument, expressed by Justice Kennedy, is that the right of same-sex couples to marry is based in individual autonomy as related to sexuality, in marriage as a fundamental right, in marriage as a privileged context for raising children, and in upholding marriage as central to civilization. But at every one of these points, the majority had to reinvent marriage in order to make its case. The Court has not merely ordered that same-sex couples be allowed to marry – it has fundamentally redefined marriage itself.
Read the rest of Dr Mohler’s article here.
I am greatly encouraged by the gracious and Biblical responses to this issue, from various pastors and theologians in the US (and abroad). This is a significant societal change that presents very real challenges and dangers to Christians. Judging by the response of the Australian media and our Federal politicians, it is a change that Australian churches may very well be dealing with by the end of this year. Accordingly, I will shortly be posting some more excellent commentary, and helpful resources for churches and individual Christians.
May God grant us, His people, extraordinary grace and wisdom in our responses to these changes, in our love for the lost, in our witness for the gospel of Jesus Christ, and in our continued stand for the truth of God’s Word!