That said, I fully expect the Supreme Court to once again increase ungodliness in America by ruling that the Constitution guarantees the right of homosexual and lesbian couples to redefine marriage. And why would a nation that openly rejects Biblical Christianity do any different? After all, heterosexual couples also find plenty of ways to pervert the Biblical standard for marriage, especially as wives refuse to submit to their husbands. We can't expect non-Christians to embrace Christian values.
Sadly, more and more people who call themselves Bible-believing Christians see no reason to oppose same-sex marriage. Gay activists, however, aren't satisfied. They already pressure Christian businesses to cater same-sex weddings by bringing ruinous lawsuits. I've reason to believe pastors who refuse to officiate such weddings can expect serious persecution as well. And will bloggers pay for daring to voice objections? Let's just say that I won't be surprised if this blog suddenly disappears.
Persecution won't be pleasant, but it will separate true Christians from false converts. Same-sex marriage, of course, won't be the only litmus test; many false converts base their "Christianity" on moral values and conservative politics. But the battle for gay rights, I believe, will spearhead persecution against those who choose worldly values over Christ and His Word.
The world's antagonism toward those who stand on the authority of Scripture doesn't surprise me. Jesus said the world would not tolerate His people.
18 “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. ~~John 15:18-19 (ESV)Same-sex marriage begins a process that I believe will purify Christ's Church. Days are coming when people will find it dangerous to follow the Bible's teaching--when a refusal to compromise God's Word will have severe consequences. As much as I dread the personal suffering those days will bring, however, I look forward to a clearer delineation between true Christians and mere professors. I long to see Christ's Bride purified for Him.