In the beginning God
The United States Supreme Court recently handed down what is doubtless one of the most historic, and tragic, decisions since Roe vs. Wade in 1973 opened the door for over 58 million helpless, human babies to be murdered legally. In their recent decision, the Supreme Court attempted to redefine marriage, forcing the legal recognition of same-sex unions as marriages in every state across the country.
In the words of Albert Mohler of Southern Theological Seminary:
“Everything has changed and nothing has changed. The Supreme Court’s decision today is a central assault upon marriage as the conjugal union of a man and a woman… In one sense, everything has changed. And yet, nothing has changed… God’s truth has not changed. The Holy Scriptures have not changed. The gospel of Jesus Christ has not changed. The church’s mission has not changed. Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today, and forever…."
This is why I said that this week the Supreme Court "attempted" to redefine marriage… in reality, God is the one who created this world and who designed marriage in the beginning of humanity – thus, calling "marriage" something else is like calling a "giraffe" a "hippo".
People can steal the name but humans cannot change the design or purpose of God’s creation.
The giraffe will always be a long-necked herbivore, and marriage will always be the union of one man to one woman – no matter what word games or legal hoops people may jump through in order to pretend otherwise.
Why is this the case? And why shouldn’t we be killing babies for our own convenience? After all, if we are all merely made up of molecules, how can it be wrong to redefine marriage as a social institution, or why is it morally wrong to kill babies before they are born? Or for that matter after they are born, or after they become adults? Come to think of it, what makes anything wrong or right, if everything in the universe ultimately reduces to the material and impersonal?
The book of Genesis gives us the answers we plainly, desperately need. "In the beginning God created."
We are not ourselves creators, although we often pretend to be. There is one Creator God, who has revealed himself to us perfectly in the Bible – it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves. He has designed all things, including humans and marriage and true love, and we cannot change the nature of these things no matter how hard we may try.
The recent decision by the Supreme Court cannot undo, or even effect, the omnipotence of the Creator God.
It cannot change His design for this world, cannot put Jesus back in his tomb, and so cannot shatter the reflection of the Christian gospel that marriage – real marriage – is and will always be: a picture of the unconditional, sacrificial love of Christ for his people, and their love for him as Lord.
Listen to the message from which this blog post is taken: "In the Beginning God"