27 February 2011

Al Mohler Comments on the Impending Normalization of Gay Marriage

The Christian Post carried an article this week in which Al Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, makes some excellent points in reference to the administration's recent decision regarding DOMA.
"I think it's clear that something like same-sex marriage is going to become normalized, legalized and recognized in the culture. It's time for Christians to start thinking about how we're going to deal with that," [Mohler] said Friday on the Focus on the Family radio program.
The Southern Baptist made it clear that he was not saying that they are giving up. Marriage is still an institution Christians need to save, particularly in their own community. But Christians also need to start learning how to deal with the shifting culture and even face the fact that they may lose a few from their flock.

"I think we're going to be surprised and heartbroken over how many people are going to capitulate to the spirit of the age," he noted. "We're going to find now that there may not be as many of us as we thought." (emphasis mine)
Ultimately, the worldview or the belief that God designed marriage to be between a man and a woman only makes sense if one understands the Gospel, Mohler pointed out, which raises a critical point:

"This whole situation reminds us that we are, first of all, to be Gospel people who are fellow sinners ... saved by grace, with the responsibility to share the Gospel with others."
Read the entire article here
Mohler makes an excellent point with his comments. While God's definition of marriage is certainly something worth defending, Christians need to realize that our society is rapidly degenerating, but is it really our job to stop it? Or do we simply find ourselves separated more and more from the world (and from liberal "Christians") and moving ever closer to the glorious return of our Lord? Instead of spending your energy with petitions and poster board, perhaps you should seek to engage in the only possible solution that does exist: the preaching of the Gospel. The widespread acceptance of wrong as right and right as wrong was predicted long ago in Scripture. Take comfort in that...God is not surprised by this. And also realize that this is simply one more way that God is separating His true Church from the imposters. I believe Mohler is correct when he says, "We're going to find now that there may not be as many of us as we thought." Wow, get ready. But what should be our response? Preach the Gospel.

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