As I sit here and read the article [North Carolina church vows to stop marriages until same-sex couples can wed], it sadly gives me serious understanding as to why America has fallen so far into sin.
2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” But God’s people (those who profess God and Jesus Christ as their Saviour) are not humbling ourselves, nor turning from our wicked ways. We are in fact embracing the wicked ways of the world, and demanding other Christians around us to do the same.
The Bible is clear, without any reasonable doubt, in declaring the act of homosexuality sin; “for sin is the transgression of the law.” [1 John 3:4] Rewriting the Scriptures (such as the attempt with the Queen James Bible) may ease the conscience of some, but it will not (and cannot) make even one innocent of the judgment of God upon their transgression of His law(s).
I have no doubt that the persons of Green Street United Methodist Church want to be inclusive of all persons, but that desire of inclusiveness cannot surpass the Word of God and His instruction. We are not to hate homosexuals, mistreat them, or hinder them from receiving the gospel of Jesus Christ, but we cannot water down or twist the message whereby the sinner is no longer called upon to repent; for God has “commandeth all men every where to repent.” [Acts 17:30]
By stating “we claim the committed same-sex relationships as no less sacred in their ministry to us and the community”, the persons of Green Street United Methodist Church deny Scripture; for it is written “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” [Isaiah 5:20]
By stating they “will stop performing marriages until United Methodist pastors are allowed to officiate weddings for same-sex couples in the Tar Heel state”, they are declaring war on the spiritual well-being of the Church – the Body of Christ (that is both the United Methodist Church, and Christians everywhere) by demanding we all embrace a non-biblical view of marriage and Scripture.
In this they sin and call unto others to do so likewise.
We must repent America! And it must begin at the House of God!