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God’s Law & Our American Life

Our president recently made a proclamation that “same-sex marriage” is really a good thing, something that should be enthusiastically embraced by all Americans. Unfortunately, his unprecedented edict flies in the face of the views of One who, to use the president’s own example, does have a “higher pay grade.” With His public endorsement of behavior which God has called abominable (Leviticus 18:22), our president has basically called God a “liar” and invoked his own personal views and political agenda as the foundation of American civil life. Is this a cause for alarm or shall we just give a collective yawn and get back to whatever it was we were doing?

The Scriptures boldly declare, “Let God be true but every man a liar” (Romans 3:4). When God speaks, He speaks the truth. And because truth, by definition, does not “evolve,” God’s views on reality never change. And since He is the Author of Reality, we must never think our own ideas, whether personal opinions or public policy proposals, are more noble or humane than His.

This is where our secular friends begin to sweat. Words like “theocracy” begin to pop into their brains. They accuse Christians of imposing their views upon everyone else. Of course, this is not true. Our system of government is built upon two biblical principles, the rule of law and a representative form of government, which work to ensure an orderly process filled with healthy public debate. So while coercion is not part of the process, let’s not forget that someone’s morality is behind every law that is passed. What we really need to be asking is whose morality leads to the best life.

Once again, God is not silent. Look at what He tells us Deuteronomy 5:33:

You shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God has commanded you, that you may live and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you shall possess.

As a nation, if we will obey God’s law, He promises two outcomes. He says we will…

1] Live Well

2] Live Long

God’s law is a precious gift to any nation that will embrace and follow His principles. His view of reality, because it is true and timeless, will always lead to both ppersonal blessing and national prosperity.

  1. Janet Jackson
    May 15th, 2012 at 18:49 | #1

    Amen, Pastor/Dr. Ron, the lost are in a very dry and barren place; Can these bones live?
    Father, only You have the resurrection power needed in the heart of men, in this day of moral corruption in the earth. You have the Words of life for our ears, the eyes of wisdom that we need to see within You, to the place we need to be! Place these things within each of us, Father, give them to all You would call to Yourself, that we may know Truth! Many will fall away, Father, in a divided nation, and it breaks my heart; Even so, Father, Your Will be done in all things! Amen

  2. Margo Warnke
    May 15th, 2012 at 19:12 | #2

    Great article, just posted it on facebook. I use your quote “someone’s morality is behind every law that is passed” frequently in conversation to challenge men and women to go to “THE SOURCE” our Creator when deciding which side to land on.

  3. Lynne Scherschel
    May 16th, 2012 at 16:29 | #3

    Thank you for posting this. From what I’ve read, many Democrats are running for cover from the fall out from Mr. Obama’s pronouncement. Could we say that perhaps he has shot himself in the foot?!

  4. Kerry Drake
    May 20th, 2012 at 12:33 | #4

    Well said Pastor!

  5. Paul Rothbard
    June 14th, 2012 at 18:22 | #5

    I don’t disagree that heterosexual Christian marriage is the best way to live, but aren’t we using coercion if we fight to ban any other kind of secular marriage contract and say it’s for their own good?

    Shouldn’t same-sex couples have the right to form any kind of legal arrangement they choose whereby medical and financial decisions by one party on behalf of another could be made? Shouldn’t it just be the government’s job to passively record it when it happens and enforce those legal contracts?

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