Crossing a Line

The latest report on the upcoming Democrat convention is that the committee working to draft the policy platform for the party has included a plank putting the Democrats squarely on the side of same-sex marriage. Apparently, there was no real disagreement from anyone on the committee; it was the unanimous opinion that same-sex marriage should be enshrined as the law of the land. This was inevitable for a progressivism that has left Biblical morality on what it considers the ash heap of history.

I’m not shocked by this development. Once you begin to wander from the solid basis of eternal law, everything is eventually permissible. What this does, though, is put the Democrats on record as the first major political party in America in favor of abortion on demand and the destruction of traditional marriage, which is also the destruction of the family.

As President Obama has said so often: “Let me be clear.” If you now vote for a Democrat, you are promoting the slaughter of innocent children [over fifty million by the latest count] and the perversion of the God-ordained gift of sexual relations within marriage.

For anyone who calls himself or herself a Christian, this is antithetical to all you profess to believe. This is the rejection of the Word of God as your moral standard. This is a denial of the Lordship of Jesus Christ in your life.

It hurts to write those words. I am not the ultimate judge, but I do have a responsibility before God, even as all Christians do, to be a watchman and declare when the enemy is approaching. In this case, the enemy is in the gates.

Perhaps it’s time for a simple reminder of the Biblical teaching on homosexuality. The clearest passage is from Romans, chapter one, and reads as follows:

For this reason [rejection of God and His truth] God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, . . . and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.

Those who are not Christian will reject these words as “bigoted,” but those who still say they are following Jesus as Lord and Savior must take them seriously.

Christians can have political disagreements. While I believe it is contrary to sound Biblical teaching to advocate Marxist/socialist economics and to put the government in charge of areas that God never intended it be given such authority, Christians who push for those things are, in my view, deceived but not heretical. They are not unchristian, especially since they often are acting out of concern for the poor. They are simply being foolish because those policies ultimately destroy everyone, the poor included.

But when anyone claiming to speak for Christ says it is fine to support those who have no conscience in the murder of millions of babies and who pervert basic Biblical sexual morality, a line has been crossed.

Christians are to be the moral exemplars for a nation. How can we fulfill that mandate when we ally ourselves with moral abominations?

If we go along with the immoral drift of our culture, how are we any different from that culture?

If we don’t stand for truth, who will?