If you aren’t a Christian then ignore this post. This is for anyone who calls themselves a follower of Christ and believes that the bible is their guide for life. Discussion about gay marriage only makes sense if you believe in God and trust his Word the Bible as a book of wisdom for direction, correction and spiritual supplication. This is Christian family to Christian family and regarding our Christian president.
During this inaugural celebration, President Obama had laid his hands on three bibles (one family bible at a private ceremony and a bible that Lincoln took an oath on and one that was the Rev. Dr Martin Luther King used later at the public swearing in). After reviewing his speech, I had to only shake my head at the oath he made on those three bibles while he pumped up support for Gay “love” while ignoring the words from those very bibles. There were a slew of other things that bothered me but the most important to me that directly affects my freedom as a Christian to believe, speak and teach God’s word is Obama’s stance on gay marriage. To throw his support fully behind it (no wonder Pastor Louie Giglio had to be excused from the inauguration) is sending the message to Christians who are against gay marriage to “LOOK OUT!” (See “Tolerance Tyrants Strike Again” – on Pastor Giglio)
Here is Obama’s part of his speech where he shows his support for homosexual love:
“Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law – for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.” (14:51 minutes into video)
We are all created equal but aren’t there any boundaries to what’s considered sexually immoral? Who are we to change what God has deemed as sin? I do believe that it is very important to treat each gay person as any human being should be treated but redefining marriage and the family is treading dangerously upon God’s territory. We are steadily growing as a nation of folks who call themselves Christian but have rendered the Bible unnecessary and outdated.
But for those of us who take the Bible seriously, most are quite aware of the scriptures that teach against homosexuality – passages known as “clobber” verses by homosexual supporters (Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13, 1 Corinthians 6:9, and Romans 1:26-27 and Jesus on marriage at Matthew 19:3-6). But there are strong warnings from the apostle Paul for those of us who even SUPPORT those who practice homosexuality and other sinful lifestyles shown in verse 32 below:
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. Romans 1:28-32
Thankful to God’s grace and mercy that although we are deserving of death for the practice of those sins, He has spared most of us from it – for now. Obama did show that he’s that type of supporter, a Christian who approves of a lifestyle contrary to God’s purpose.
I do believe in prayer and praying for our president is what I have been doing and will continue to do. My prayer is that President Obama starts caring more about what God thinks and not what people think and to take God’s word very seriously. To call one’s self “Christian” is telling the world you are a follower of Christ, one who has been saved from sin by the shedding of His blood and will show love for Christ by obeying Him! There are many many people in this country of spiritual compromise that are too fearful of man to take a stand on what God says about how we should live.
Obama may be the President of the United States and president to all who live in this country, but he should be most importantly a child of God through Jesus Christ and never, never compromise God’s word! Is Obama a friend of Christ? Who are the true friends of Christ? Who really loves Him? Those of us who trust and obey Him!
“If you love Me, keep My commandments.” John 14:15
“You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.” John 15:14