In all stances there are adversarial contexts and diversions. But truth is truth and it is the resolve no matter what.
There is no other book like The Bible. It is also the most misinterpreted book ever written. The only way anyone can really understand it is by having and cultivating an intimate and personal relationship with God.
Admitting some stories like the Fall of Jericho, Jonah getting thrown into a whale and talking donkeys could cause questionable thoughts, there is none more controversial than Jesus’s conception. However, believing in God truthfully will deliver anyone from the lies and deceptions written about them.
It is beyond my belief the Supreme Court would actually take our money, time and effort to discuss the basis for marriage definition. Read the Bible.
As this debate heats up professing, knowledgeable Christian’s twist the Bible’s definition that marriage is between one man and a woman.
So is the case of an article by Rebecca Todd Peters titled, “Biblical Marriage is not what you think.”
Her background and education should warrant that of one who gets it; she doesn’t.
Literally speaking she has taken the Biblical contexts of how people were living in adultery, committing vile acts with the same sex and portraying Sodom and Gomorrah as a definition of marriage.
Sure the Old Testament is full of adulterers, concubines, and polygamy; that doesn’t mean God approved. It also doesn’t mean those who sinned sexually didn’t suffer the consequences. They did. We are. Just look at the aftermath of Hagar having Ishmael. Centuries and millennia later the war is on between him and Isaac. It has never stopped. Yet Ms. Peters would have you think it was a willing notion of God to approve. It wasn’t. And he still doesn’t.
David took his best friend’s wife then killed him. Not only did their first born die as a baby, David suffered terribly afterwards for his sin.
Solomon took the cake when it came to wives and concubines. If for no other reason trying to keep so many women happy would be enough to be married to one.
Just because the prevalence of sexual sin is noted, does not mean God approved of it any more than he did of thievery, murder or lying. Sin is sin.
As far as the Supreme Court taking up this issue, the truth still remains they do not get to define marriage any other way than God’s way.
Any action has been taken by those who wish to live as they choose, suing others who disagree with that lifestyle and pushed the agenda down our throats.
Since sin is sin, why not have all the murderers push to change the laws by allowing people to murder without punishment?
Why not do the same with liars? Cheaters? Idol Worshippers? Rioters who destroy and injure others?
The list goes on and on. No matter the sin it is lawlessness. And with lawlessness comes death. And God is in the business of giving life.
Christian Social Ethicist, Feminist Theologian, and Professor of Religious Studies at Elon University
Ms. Peters got her article printed in the Huffington Post. She gives credence to evil as if it is a right just as the fight for marriage is being argued in the Supreme Court. Her credits and education must give her the notoriety to write such garbage. But it has nothing to do with her training. It is her political correctness opinion along with her own misinterpretation of the Bible.
As far as I am concerned the Supreme Court has no right to touch this issue much less vote on it. It has already been established by God.
And God doesn’t change his mind.