I have since learned that current events and politics impact every facet of our lives. Today was no exception. There are going to be – I was going to say unintended, but reality is – intended consequences of what has happened.
Thinking through what happened today, it would not surprise me to see the government demanding churches and Christian businesses to engage in activity that are clearly defined as sin. What has been done in the name of “freedom” for a small subset of the populace, has potentially removed the freedoms granted by the Constitution to the vast majority of the people.
I foresee huge difficulties with maintaining churches rights under the first amendment. Businesses will not be able to practice freedom of speech.
As believers how do we respond? How do we process these current events with our children through the grid of Scripture? I would suggest that Ephesians 6:10 – 20, may be a place to start, along with 1 Peter 5:8; John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11.
This may be full circle back to my attitude in the CE class, but at a significant level, these events are immaterial. They do not change or diminish the truth. They simply codify and justify abomination and perversion for those who are committed to life apart from God. It does not change God’s view of sin. Nor should it change the believer’s view. Our task remains that which Paul described in 2 Corinthians 5:14 – 21; the love of Christ controls us and we beg sinners, all sinners, to be reconciled to God.