In the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries, all public schools opened with an oral prayer and, or Bible reading. Then it happened.
Somewhere from the dark caverns of hell, music floated up which had a demonic rhythm of rebellion. Rebellion against parental authority, against traditional Judeo-Christian values, and against the teachings of the church. As this value-altering melodic cadence began to filter through every segment of society it wasn’t long before the Supreme Court Justices were dancing to its discordant tempo.
The first dance came with the Engel v. Vitale case in 1962 when with a 8-1 vote the black-robed justices made prayer in public schools unlawful.
The second dance was called the Roe v. Wade dance. In a 7-2 ruling these brilliant minds decided a woman has a right to privacy under the due process clause of the 14th Amendment and extended to every woman the right to have an abortion. As a result of this unholy ruling, approximately 58 million babies and counting will never live to dance.
The third dance in 1980 took on the Ten Commandments in the Stone v. Graham case. Once again in a 5-4 Court decision the majority decided that convenience was preferred over conviction and the music played on.
We have not been called as Christians to be politically correct. We have been commanded to be spiritually correct.
The fourth and latest dance was loudly and proudly held up before the American people on June 26 in another 5-4 decision. In Obergefell v. Hodges those on the Supreme Court who embrace the degenerate, decadent, and debased lifestyle stated, “Without the recognition, the stability, and predictability marriage offers, children suffer the stigma of knowing their families are somehow lesser.” How, might a thoughtful person ask, do homosexual couples get children in the first place? It certainly isn’t through procreation. The stigma associated with same-sex marriage doesn’t come from lack of recognition, but from willful disregard for God’s standard for marriage.
The next dance our Supreme Court Justices will be attending will likely be one where either the legality of incest, or the right to a polygamous marriage, will be decided. Even now a New York woman from the Great Lakes region is planning to marry her biological father after being estranged from him for 12 years.
Since same-sex marriage is now legal in our land, why can’t parents marry their children, or brothers and sisters marry each other, or a man have multiple wives, or a woman have multiple husbands? If the Supreme Court rules in favour of these practices who is to say it’s wrong?
The answer is, the word of God says it’s wrong. Sin by any other name is still sin. Sin of any kind is not up for a vote. It falters your faith. It destroys your enjoyment. It diminishes your peace. It weakens your prayers. It harms your testimony.
We have reached a point in our nation’s history where we feel we not only have the right, but the intelligence to vote on what is and what is not sin. If enough people vote in favour of killing the unborn, legalizing the sale of marijuana, legalizing prostitution, and legalizing same-sex marriage, then it must be right. Wrong! We have not been called as Christians to be politically correct. We have been commanded to be spiritually correct.
The Bible speaks of a good conscience (I Tim. 1:5), a weak conscience (I Cor. 8:12), a defiled conscience (Titus 1:15), and a seared conscience (I Tim. 4:2). It appears that America has forsaken the first and fallen prey to the last three. One day we will realize that it is truly not the Supreme Court of the United States of America that governs the affairs of men, but the Supreme Court of Heaven. Until then, the dance goes on.