The Political vs. the Eternal

My article explaining my support for traditional marriage from a theological and political perspective has already been written, but I am putting off posting it until later.

As important as the whole debate is, we have gotten off track when we’re more energized by making the political point than the eternal one.

Homosexual behavior is a sin. There, I said it. Hate me if you want to. But heterosexual intimacy outside of marriage is also a sin. Adultery is a sin. Lying is a sin. Stealing is a sin, and cheating too. So are gossip, bitterness, hatred, pride, lust, dishonoring your parents, and loving anything more than God. There isn’t room to list all of the sins that are committed ever day.

All men are sinners, hopelessly lost and doomed to Hell. And the only means of escape from this fate is that Jesus paid for our sins on the cross.

Christians, we cannot look on the debate raging in the United States as a war between traditionalists and progressives in which we need to choose sides and attack. It should be a reminder to us of the destructive power of sin and the need to share the Gospel with others that some may seek God’s forgiveness in the work of Jesus Christ.

Everything we say and do should be designed to point people to the cross, rather than repel them from it.

Earlier this week, when the Facebook world was choosing up sides in the debate, posting photos for and against same-sex marriage, I released the following photo and message.

“As Christians, our ultimate goal is not to promote a political viewpoint–even a right one. Our ultimate goal is to spread the message that Christ died for our sins. ‘But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him” (Romans 5:8-9).’