Dr. Russell Moore speaks well as he often does on what our response as genuine believers in Jesus Christ should be to the recent decisions (or non-decisions) regarding same-sex marriage should be. He explains:
The Supreme Court has declined to take up appeals from states in which the courts have found same-sex marriage to be a constitutional right. This paves the way for same-sex marriage in many, perhaps most, places in the United States. Many Christians may be unaware of how momentous this is, since the denial of cases doesn’t come with quite the shock and awe of a ruling handed down. The effect though is wide-ranging. So what should our response be as the church of Jesus Christ?
He then urges us to avoid two responses: 1) to revise what Jesus has handed down to us about sexual ethics and marriage and 2) to respond with a siege mentality.
Rather he says, “We ought to have the confidence of people who have heard a word from God and the compassion of a people who are on a mission with God. The Supreme Court can do many things, but the Supreme Court cannot get Jesus back into his cemetery plot.”
He goes on to say how we can learn some lessons from the history of the pro-life movement and then concludes, “Let’s hold fast to what the gospel reveals about the meaning of marriage and the gospel behind it. Let’s articulate a Christian vision of what marriage should be, and let’s embody that vision in our churches. Let’s love our gay and lesbian neighbors. Let’s move forward with persuasion and with confidence. This is no time for retreat or for resentment. This is a time for mission.”
Amen, Dr. Moore! Read his whole article here.