Picture Imperfect: Follow-Up 1
This past Sunday, during a message entitled Picture Imperfect, we looked at how God in His sovereignty created the covenant of marriage to be an imperfect earthly picture of a perfect heavenly truth – the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As part of this message, we defined marriage to be the union between one man and one woman – as instituted by God in Genesis 2:24 and repeated throughout both the New and Old Testaments.
This stands in stark contrast to what we’ve been seeing in the news recently. In June, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that state-level bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional under the 14th Amendment. This decision will have far-reaching effects throughout our nation and the world.
Some of you have questions as to what exactly this decision means, how it impacts the nation, and how it impacts the church. Here is the best message I’ve heard on the topic thus far. It was given by Pastor Gary Hamrick at Cornerstone Church in Leesburg: America, Will You Stand?
As far as how the church should respond, I thought that our own Pastor Mike Minter did an excellent job articulating how a Follower of Christ should respond to issues of broken sexuality in a 3-part series he did at the beginning of this year. Here is a link to that series, Sexuality & the Gospel.