Letter: God’s judgment
To the editor:
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision regarding what defines marriage in America should be forthcoming. The gay community and other Americans are hopeful that a man/man or woman/woman union is backed by law while Bible-believing Christians and others believe that it should be defined as the union of a man and woman. Cal Thomas recently said that Justice Anthony Kennedy asked the right question: whether it is appropriate for the court to discard a definition of marriage that “has been with us for millennia,” adding, “It’s very difficult for the court to say, ‘Oh, well, we know better.'” Justice Kennedy is considered as the possible swing vote in the court’s decision.
Randy Alcorn in his book, “Eternal Perspectives,” quotes A. J. Conyers who recognized this changing point of reference in his book “The Eclipse of Heaven.” He points out that “The certainty of judgment, the longing for heaven, the dread of hell: these are not prominent considerations in our modern discourse about the important matters of life. But they once were.”
God’s righteous standards are not up for vote: “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.” (Romans 1:18-20)