Published on July 2nd, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
Who Gave You the Right?
Dr. Jed N. Snyder, President, Jesus Every Day Ministries, Inc.
Below is a message that originally was spoken to a wayward nation of Israel. I think we may apply it to the United States of America that now exists since our wayward Supreme Court has decided to cast aside internal restraint.
O God, you have rejected us, broken our defenses; you have been angry; oh, restore us. You have made the land to quake; you have torn it open; repair its breaches, for it totters. You have made your people see hard things; you have given us wine to drink that made us stagger. You have set up a banner for those who fear you, that they may flee to it from the bow. Selah. Psalm 60:1-4
This passage speaks of the attack by God, Himself, upon His people. While we are not a theocracy, as was ancient Israel, we indeed have been a nation that until recently has been abundantly blessed by God’s favor. But when we raise our puny fist toward God Almighty and say that we reject His definition of marriage, we place ourselves above God. We essentially say that we know better than God does.
Since the beginning of marriage, God defined marriage as heterosexual, lifelong monogamy.
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 2:24
The US Supreme Court was wrong first in accepting the case about the definition of marriage. They fell even further when they decided in a 5-4 split decision that marriage as we know it is not marriage anymore. How dare they?! What right do they have?! The answer is “they have no right and consequently, we have no responsibility to follow their illegitimate decree.”
Happy following God’s definition rather than that of a misguided court.