Same-Sex Marriage, Chick-fil-A And The Silence Of The Church

                There has been a tremendous amount of media exposure to Dan Cathy’s comments concerning same-sex marriage and his stance supporting the Biblical view of marriage.  Anyone who disagrees with his comments either ought to read the Bible or, if they have, submit to its authority because God’s Word is clear.  To call sin what it is is never unloving.  In fact, I contend it’s the most loving thing we can do.  But the Bible also teaches the manner in which we are to confront sin (in a spirit of gentleness – Galatians 6:1).  When you do, as Dan Cathy has experienced, there will be a price to pay as those who desire to either ignore or attempt to rewrite Scripture will call you every name imaginable.  Below is a link to an excellent article that speaks to the issue of why the church cannot remain silent concerning the issue of homosexuality and what are resulting consequences when it does.  No one denies the difficulty it brings when taking a godly view concerning this issue.  For the Bible says that, “All who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2 Timothy 3:12), and it seems the persecution you face when you speak out on this particular issue is the fiercest of all.  But the Bible also says, “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:10).  Remember those who oppose you also oppose our God and because they do, their battle is a losing one.  So be strong in your conviction and pray for those who oppose you.  Pray that just as God has shown you grace, He will show them grace, and have them “…come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4) before it’s too late. Because one day; it will be.             

http://www.bobrussell.org/2012/08/05/dan-cathy-and-the-silence-of-many-churches/

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