The Supreme Court’s decision to force acceptance of same-sex marriage in all 50 states came like a major earthquake—not really unexpected, but dreaded and destructive. It ignored our nation’s spiritual and historical roots, and overturned the will of millions of Americans who had gone to the polls in their own states to maintain the biblical standard that marriage is between one man and one woman.
The decision exposed a shocking split within the Supreme Court. The four dissenting justices sounded the alarm that just five Supreme Court justices now comprise a dictatorship over the country, legislating instead of judging issues properly.
My own reaction to the decision? Not Surprised/ Saddened/ Still Hopeful.
Remember that the First-century Christians faced the worst kinds of obstacles, but Jesus built His church through them. He had promised it would succeed.
On this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. – Matthew 16:15
These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33
End-times Bible teachers expect things to get worse, but we need to balance this reality with a focus on God’s love and power.
Since my retirement, after 50 years as a pastor, I have been able to devote much of my time to writing. In the study of Revelation, we notice a frequent switching of the scene to Heaven to remind us that God is good, that He is in control, and that, in the end, His righteous plan will prevail.
There have been major spiritual battles during each period of Church History. Through all of its struggles, the Church has survived, just as Jesus promised.
Here is the question of the hour for Bible-believing Christians:
Will this development lead to Ruin or Revival?
This event may be our best opportunity to repent of our drift from the Bible. We failed to experience a lasting return to biblical faith after the 911 attacks. Perhaps this is the wake-up call we need!
In the Bible, The Lord always gave believers an opportunity to repent, and he often allowed the worst of pagans the opportunity to believe in Him.
He gave opportunity to Noah’s family, Lot’s family, and the believers in Jericho and Nineveh to repent and be spared. Why wouldn’t He do the same for the young people of our generation who have never really understood the Gospel?
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. – 2 Peter 3:9
Please follow these links to information in Prophecy Central about this issue. We have included the chapter about Revival from our most recent book, Red Skies.