Is the Recent Supreme Court Ruling Scriptural? (1 Peter 2:13-17)
1.According to 1 Peter 2:13-17, Christians must obey civil laws. 2.However, if a civil law violates God's law, we must obey God (Acts 5:29). 3.We have studied same sex marriage in the past, but it is necessary for us to address this issue again to determine if the recent Supreme Court ruling is scriptural.
A.God made Adam and Eve on the 6th day (Genesis 1:26-28). B.According to Genesis 2:24, God ordained marriage for a man and a woman. C.God's plan for marriage has not changed (Ephesians 5:31).
A.(Genesis 12:1-3) God chose Abraham to be the father of His chosen people. B.The Gentiles had become so wicked that God gave them up (Romans 1:18-32). C.(Romans 1:26-27) Homosexuality was one of the sins practiced by the Gentiles. D.The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah should teach us a lesson. 1.The people of Sodom were wicked when Lot moved there (Genesis 13:13). 2.The Lord inspected Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 18:20-21). 3.Two angels discovered how wicked Sodom was (Genesis 19:1-14). 4.The Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19:24-25; Jude 7).
A.We learn from Galatians 5:19-21 that "fornication" [illicit sexual activity, including homosexuality] is a work of the flesh that will prevent a person from inheriting God's kingdom. B.The Bible clearly states in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 that homosexuals are among those who will not inherit God's kingdom. C.Thankfully, forgiveness is available (1 Corinthians 6:11).
1.Unfortunately, the Supreme Court has made another ruling that contradicts the will of God that He has revealed in His Word. 2.Let us remember the principle given in Proverbs 14:34 -- "Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people."