Today marks the day where gay marriage carries the same legal status as traditional marriage. There is widespread support for this across the political spectrum and even in some C of E churches as this report shows – BBC News: Same-Sex marriage now legal as first couples web.
The Nick Democrat Leader Nick Clegg said, “Britain will be a different place”. This is true but unfortunately not for the better. The value of marriage as defined in the Bible is rapidly becoming irreversibly eroded and we feel this will be to the detriment of society and the numerous negative impacts are often overlooked. Coalition For Marriage is one group that supports traditional marriage and commits to bringing awareness to these issues. One resource they have to highlight some of the issues is a leaflet – 10 Reasons Why the Government is Wrong to Redefine Marriage.
Our Prime Minister, David Cameron wrote, “This weekend is an important moment for our country. It says we are a country that will continue to honour its proud traditions of respect, tolerance and equal worth.” We wholeheartedly endorse the fact the homosexual people should be respected and treated equally – however, this should not extend to redefining the parameters God a given institution.
The most serious dimension to all of this is that this is yet another example of a legal change within our country that will provoke God to anger and takes us even further from Biblical standards. For Bible-believing Christians, this is no time to point the finger at our leaders, members of the gay lobby or society at large – we soberly and desperately appeal collectively to the population of the UK that this really is time to repent!