Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Point To Ponder

I frequently hear folks of all stripes who find certain sinful activity "personally objectionable" make the argument that we shouldn't worry about whether or not the law sanctions such activity. This especially comes up a lot with homosexuals claiming the "right" to marry, but it also goes with stuff like the HHS mandate. "Just let them get married." "It doesn't really matter if the insurance pays for contraceptives." It's also something that tends to come up with certain businesses objecting to performing services for things like homosexual ceremonies.

Consider the following item:

For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. [27] And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error. [28] And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient; [29] Being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness, full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity, whisperers, [30] Detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, [31] oolish, dissolute, without affection, without fidelity, without mercy. [32] Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they who do such things, are worthy of death; and not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them.

Romans 1:26-32

In an interesting tidbit, St. Paul introduces this list of sins by starting with a condemnation of homosexuality. He closes it, however, with a condemnation not only of the sinners themselves, but also for those who consent to those sinners. I would think that this should be enough to give anyone thinking that we should blithely allow for the law to approve such sins or that we should devote portions of our business to activities celebrating sin at least some pause.


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