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ďJustices Jilted Grievously God's Marriage Method!Ē

Ramesh C. Reddy

ďBut ĎGod made them male and femaleí from the beginning of creation. ĎThis explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.í Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.Ē (Mark 10:6-9, NLT)

It is a shame that five justices of the Supreme Court voted against Godís ordination of marriage between a man and a woman.  This is not to say that any human being is powerful than God but to say that Satan can use the minds of human beings to pass laws that are totally against Godís will.

ďSatan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who donít believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They donít understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God. You see, we donít go around preaching about ourselves. We preach that Jesus Christ is Lord, and we ourselves are your servants for Jesusí sake.Ē (2 Corinthians 4:3-5, NLT)

Evangelical Christians who hold to the Bibleís absolute Truth without cherry picking know that God could have stopped this ruling if he wanted to but He gives human beings free will to choose and make decisions.

Sadly, the decision of the five justices to vote against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which defined marriage between a man and a woman spit in the face of God. By ruling against DOMA, they ruled against Godís law. Yet, it is those we are called to love deeply with the love of Christ!

It is very possible this happened because the Lord Jesus does not want the church to remain silent on this issue but speak out against this sin while loving the sinner. It is also a wakeup call for the church to take marriage seriously in their own lives. The days may change but Godís Truth stands the test of time and is unchanging forever.

ďAll Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.  God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.Ē (2 Timothy 3:16-17, NLT)

Godís Word is given for our benefit to help us and never hinder us. We cannot go our own way sinning and want to reap benefits. Sadly, this is what the LGBT community wants to see happen when it comes to the practice of homosexuality. When God defined marriage to be between a man and a woman, He knew what He was doing but human beings commit the sin of presumption thinking they know better than God.

ď So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each otherís bodies. They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen. That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other.  And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved. Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done.Ē (Romans 1:24-28, NLT)

To promote gay marriage is to spit in the face of God telling him that we donít care what he defines for us because we will go our own way. Sadly, this is another travesty that the justices have taken part in today.

It is so dangerous to put the morality of the nation and society in the majority hands of the Supreme Court when they are not over the Supreme Being.

The Good News however is that God will never be done with anyone who turns to Him in repentance no matter what they have done or where they have been.

"When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good.  But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.  And since we have been made right in Godís sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from Godís condemnation.  For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son.  So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God." (Romans 5:6-11, NLT)

I pray theday will come for the five justices and the LGBT community to experience Romans 5:6-11 in their own lives.  Until then, it is very scary because one day these same five justices could decide, ĎLetís take out ĎIn God We Trustí out of our currency.í

Whatís it to say that there wonít be someone out there who hates columnists like me who want the Supreme Court to intervene and call this hate speech even though it is not?

 It is possible and we are not far off if we put the livelihood of citizens in the hands of these justices who have no fear of God or His ways.

The people should be able to vote what they believe in, so it was wrong for the justices to silence the vote of more than 7 million voters who voted against gay marriage in California. Not only is it wrong but it is so hypocritical that five justices could silence the vote of the majority of voters and stifle democracy in California.

Whether you are religious or not, you should be upset that five justices could side with a lower court even though the majority of Californian voters believed in that  marriage should be between a man and a woman. Not only that but these justices decided to vote against the DOMA law passed by both chambers of Congress.

Whatís the point of having both chambers of Congress and voters making bans if five justices can rule against it?

Why should five justices have that much power?

This time they voted against a marriage issue but what could be next?

The power should be to the people and not to the justices when what the people vote for supports Godís Word.

It is because of these dangerous justicesí 5-4 decision, we need a Federal Marriage Amendment that defines marriage between a man and a woman as God ordained. Come stand with me to call for a marriage amendment that upholds Godís law when it comes to marriage.

That said we should pray for these justices and love them more because they are away from the Truth. We should also love the LGBT community with the love of Christ while opposing their actions. This is the way of the Lord to love the sinner and hate the sin.

In these last days we will see horrible things that go against Godís Word and His teachings but we have to continue to love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength and love our neighbor without giving into them when they go against Godís Word.

We are called to stay away from being influenced by those who opposed Godís Word but still love the person with the love of Christ whoever they maybe. Loving never means acceptance of a wrong. So, donít let anyone put a guilt trip on you by saying, ĎIf you really loved gay people then you would be for gay marriage for them? etcí. Loving them does not mean we put away Godís commandments but love them in their sin while opposing the sin.

We are called to love everybody and see everybody as someone that our precious Lord Jesus can reach with the Gospel including the five justices and the LGBT community.

Ramesh C. Reddy can be reached at and will publish all letters to the editor in due time!

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