Last week, President Barak Obama announced his support of marriage between same-sex couples. Although he initially did not support same-sex marriage, he recently announced the change on his position based on the following reasons:
1. Personal values - "At a certain point, I've just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married."
2. Friends & Family - Long a proponent of civil unions, President Obama said his views had changed in part because of prodding by friends who are gay and by conversations with his wife and daughters.
4. The Golden Rule - "The thing at root that we think about is, not only Christ sacrificing himself on our behalf, but it's also the golden rule - you know, treat others the way you would want to be treated," he said. "And I think that's what we try to impart to our kids, and that's what motivates me as President."
When I review the factors above that led to our President's decision, I realize an important factor is missing in the equation - the Word of God. For our President would have found the Bible is clear that homosexuality is a sin, like any other sin, and marriage between same-sex individuals is wrong in the sight of God (Leviticus 18:22, Romans 1:26-27). Instead he chose to bow to personal and public opinion in his decision to support same-sex marriage.
Like our President, there are many choices you will have to make as a Christian living in a depraved world. How will you choose when deciding between the popular opinion of the day or God's holy word? As for me and my house, we choose to serve the Lord.
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