Last week the Supreme Court sanctioned gay marriage in all 50 states, inciting a flurry of celebration from its proponents. While I anticipated the majority nationwide approval, the decision was also warmly received from many in the Christian community, which was the more surprising response.
The churches of Pergamum and Thyatira received a strong rebuke for their tolerance of sexual immorality (Revelation 2:12-24). To those who remained firm in faith, the exhortation was to “hold fast what you have until I come.” (v.24)
With much grace, the church of Jesus will persevere.
There are many thoughtful resources that hold to biblical authority that I encourage all Christians to investigate, including this well-written and highly readable book.
A thoughtful plea to Christians embracing gay marriage can be read here.