hot topic: same sex marriage

It’s been a week since the Supreme Court made their decision on the extremely controversial topic of same sex marriage.  The subsequent reaction to this ruling has been interesting to watch.  I’ve listened to conversations where people think the Supreme Court’s ruling is the most awesome evidence to show that America is progressive and modern.  I’ve also listened to conversations where people think that America will be swallowed up in hellfire and brimstone like Sodom and Gomorrah.  I like to listen and watch how people react with controversial topics like this because their reactions say alot about who they are and what they really believe.  I also like what Bishop TD Jakes had to say about this ruling – he’s a very wise man.

Whether you agree or disagree with the Supreme Court ruling from last week, one of the defining hallmarks of being a follower of Jesus is our love for one another, based on Jesus’ words in John 13:35, “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

The question I keep in the forefront of my mind is this:  Am I loving well?

The definition of loving well is 1 Cor 13:4-7, ” 4Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

Happy Fourth of July weekend 🙂

 

18 thoughts on “hot topic: same sex marriage

    • Rikki, thanks for your comment & question. Help me know what Bible verses you’re refering to with you question 🙂
      Thanks!

      • Sarsh, you asked Rikki for Bible verses. Well, I have some…..Leviticus 18:22 is one you can start with. Then in 1 Corinthians 6 : 9-11, it makes reference to effeminate/Homosexuality.

      • You mean you didn’t understand her Question or you choosing not to answer? This is not a hot topic it very old topic. You are with God. I grow up watching your mom and now you. I never expect to see you this way.

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  2. Holy Hallelujah…. sounds like your mother……. Changing Laws change Nothing… But by the underestimate Glory of LOVE that changes the whole World by just changing “ONE HEART”… The Goodness of our Holy Father in Heaven as it is Written in the Hearts of perfected Praise on Earth….. Holy, Holy, Holy Hallelujah 🙂

  3. As much as I have a problem with the ruling on same sex marriage, I also have a problem (as does God) with hypocrisy in the church. In what I believe to be the last days, I have personally seen more than my share of it. I do believe that true love wins, but sometimes love does what Paul did here…”But Elymas the magician (for so his name is translated) was opposing them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith. But Saul, who was also known as Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, fixed his gaze on him, and said, “You who are full of all deceit and fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease to make crooked the straight ways of the Lord? “Now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind and not see the sun for a time.” And immediately a mist and a darkness fell upon him, and he went about seeking those who would lead him by the hand. Then the proconsul believed when he saw what had happened, being amazed at the teaching of the Lord.” Acts 13:8. Quoting T.D. Jakes kind of turns me off, because he has never been clear about his stand on the Trinity for one…and the following video shows Tyler Perry laying hands on TD Jakes, and making a BIG SHOW. Tyler Perry just married his pregnant fiance…meaning he has been living in fornication, but appearing this way in a service where people are more into emotionalism than true spirituality and holiness? https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=td+jakes+and+tyler+perry&FORM=VIRE1#view=detail&mid=6C29459DC0A181DAEDC26C29459DC0A181DAEDC2

  4. Jesus wouldn’t react any differently to same set marriage than he did with the woman caught in the “very act of adultery “, neither do I condemn you go and “sin” no more.

  5. I appreciate this, Sarah. I’ve been feeling and thinking the same. It’s hard for us to grasp what the separation of church and state does for us all. I also like what Joseph Prince said about how we view and express our faith in one of his sermons at Hillsong. Can’t tell you the place where he said it, but I think this was the sermon. http://www.daystar.com/events/hillsong-conference/ The point is we are all sinners, and even to think evil of someone is as bad as murdering them, according to Jesus. Yet we who put our trust in Christ have inherited eternal life, even though we’re not perfect yet, some very very far from it and living in and practicing many forms of sin. There will be many in heaven whom others may say, “YOU? No way that you made it here!” Jesus was known to party with those considered society’s lowest echelon. You don’t think some of them were gay? (I use the editorial “you”). Jesus’ approach was to show God’s love to all, then once they saw the immensity of that love, He set them on the path of living better. The church today, in the US and otherwise, has reversed this. And who needs another religion preaching “do good, get good, do bad get back?” That’s the law, and the heart of pretty much all other religions except the gospel. We are to have the courage in God’s grace in Christ to love and embrace those of all lifestyles, with the heart that says, I’m redeemed by the blood and not by my own works. I’m no better than you. It really doesn’t matter what the nature of the sin is. May I add that giving civil rights to gays may actually help lead them to Christ. It should also prevent many horrendous suicides. We just don’t know what God’s wonderful plan could be in this. Thanks so much for listening.

  6. The thing that is important to the christian,yes to walk in love,but what does Jesus say about marriage. When He was asked, concerning marriage,he said, “As it was in the beginning,one man and one woman..” in that statement there is no men with men or women with women as a marriage. We are not of this world and though
    The courts legalized what they consider marriage . We have a written word from our heavenly Father that says, Heaven and earth will pass away but His word is forever.

  7. Dear Sarah, we are symbols of God’s love for mankind. However, there are two types of love in the scripture- the love that makes God to give Jesus for our sins and the love that makes God to chastise us-for whom he loves He chastises. For perfect love, we must display the sacrificial and the chastising aspect. Man marrying his same sex is not according to God’s word. While we love the people not to condemn them, we must condemn their acts and warn them and show them the end of their ways. That is love. It is our love for them that will make us to chastise them. They have to be confronted and told that their acts will lead them to hell. God bless.

  8. Hi Sarah I posted Romans 1: 23-32 on my timeline and my fb list could see it and read it I also posted my beliefs on marriage between a man and a woman, do you think that was arrogant or judgmental for it was right after the surpreme court ruling. Thanks

  9. Dear Ma, you are ordained by God through your mother which God used to brought you up, great woman of God which I called my mother also, Mrs Hickey. I believe you are goin to stand for justice between good and evil. I know with good mind of understanding God has given you, you will make equity to prevail just as it is right by not supporting the what is unfair. When God created a man and a woman to become husband and wife, in Genesis2v18-25, why is it that he doesn’t created another man for a man to wife? Look this scenario there and give a right answer of whom God made you to be. Tell me I want to know this, does same sex marriage a rightful thing scripturally obligated as a child of God to do?

    • Ma, I need a good knowledge from you. I want to learn today what I suppose to know today so tomorrow I will be supporting whatever you say that is right to me. In my subjection I brought scriptural verses just as I know.

  10. ricki … sarah in my view is amazingly committed… and is one of the most profound christian influences in the world today … I for one trust her views…. and judgement … and feel that she has a lot more to offer than a surface level interpretation of Christianity …

  11. The wise one says, when a purpose of a thing is not known abuse becomes inevitable. A blind man can not lead another blind man. I believe every true Christian who has studied the word of God and knows what is truly good and bad; God doesn’t need, will never let the verdict of supreme court hold him her or tied on what is repugnant act, same sex marriage. God has given you the understanding in the mind. You suppose to know what is not good. You don’t need the bible to tell you even though is not written as command there. It is not all things are written there. Did the bible tells you to hold your child’s hand and put it inside fire? But you know it is distasteful. It is not good when you do it. It is same thing applied to same sex marriage. You true Christians know it is not good. Don’t You never do it or allowed any one push you in to it. Deviate from it.

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