Thoughts on “Here We Stand: An Evangelical Declaration on Marriage”

A declaration on marriage is going to soon become a dangerous thing, I fear.

I thank God for the courage he gave all those who signed this—to me it was like reading the signatures on the Declaration of Independence, since they knew they were signing themselves onto a “hit list” for a modern day Inquisition against faithful people of God.

As evangelical Christians, we dissent from the court’s ruling that redefines marriage. The state did not create the family, and should not try to recreate the family in its own image. We will not capitulate on marriage because biblical authority requires that we cannot. The outcome of the Supreme Court’s ruling to redefine marriage represents what seems like the result of a half-century of witnessing marriage’s decline through divorce, cohabitation, and a worldview of almost limitless sexual freedom. The Supreme Court’s actions pose incalculable risks to an already volatile social fabric by alienating those whose beliefs about marriage are motivated by deep biblical convictions and concern for the common good.

The Bible clearly teaches the enduring truth that marriage consists of one man and one woman. 

Make no mistake, it will not end here. Supporters of same-sex “marriage” believe events like this will finally free them from the deep-down disapproval burned into what remains of their consciences. It will not. And as the guilt persists and even grows, the penalties for not accepting homosexuality will increase from what they are now—the loss of jobs, and livelihoods—to jail and, ultimately, executions.

There is a reason Christians are the most-often murdered religious people in the world today, and ever: those who hate God and His Law inevitably target His children; it’s a “spiritual thing.”

Without a new Great Awakening, it will escalate into a full-on purge. Ponder this incredible language from the editor of a mainstream media outlet in Harrisburg, PA:

“From the editor: ‘PL/PN will no longer accept, nor will it print, op-Eds and letters to the editor in opposition to same-sex marriage.’ …This is not hard: We would not print racist, sexist or anti-Semitic letters. To that, we add homophobic ones. Pretty simple.”

Free speech dies in a media source protected by the First Amendment, based on non-existent logic and historical precedent. You cannot glean any other outcome than that, to people like this, God’s Word must soon be banned as “hate literature” (the height of ludicrousness that a revelation of the most profound love in history would be deemed as hateful).

Despite all this, I feel a great peace. The Father has not abandoned us—far from it. Though persecution would not be my choice, it is His. He is the One Who has promised never to leave nor forsake those who are His own, and that He will infallibly use all things for the good of those who love Him, and who are called according to His purpose.

The light of the Good News of Jesus shines brightest amidst the darkness. The black robes of five pretentious Supreme Court justices have been thrown skyward to eclipse the sun, but it is futility on their part. Their misguided efforts to bless what God has cursed will not bring freedom, but increasing bondage to those they wrongly believed they were helping. That is the saddest thing of all.

May God grant repentance to Anthony Kennedy, Sonya Sotomayor, Ruth Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, and Elena Kagan.

May God grant grace, courage, love, and steadfastness to His Church. We are called for such a time as this to stand as ambassadors of the gracious King.