"The majority’s decision is an act of will, not legal judgment. The right it announces has no basis in the Constitution or this Court’s precedent. The majority expressly disclaims judicial “caution” and omits even a pretense of humility, openly relying on its desire to remake society according to its own “new insight” into the “nature of injustice.” Ante, at 11, 23. As a result, the Court invalidates the marriage laws of more than half the States and orders the transformation of a social institution that has formed the basis of human society for millennia, for the Kalahari Bushmen and the Han Chinese, the Carthaginians and the Aztecs. Just who do we think we are?" Justice Roberts' Dissenting Opinion, Obergefell v. Hodges (Emphasis Added)
What does idolatry look like? Is it merely the worship of an image of a miniature deity? Or is more encompassing than that?
This past Friday we witnessed the final nail in the coffin for America. Most States had already "legalized" gay marriage (according to man's law). But then the Supreme Court decided to round things out and make it the official "law of the land."
According to the Apostle Paul, sexual perversion is a symptom of a much deeper problem. It's not sexual perversion that causes idolatry. Rather, it's the other way around. Once mankind forsakes his Creator, G-d forsakes him, leaving him to burn with vile passions:
"Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened...For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet," Romans 1:21,26-27So what we witnessed this past Friday was G-d turning His back on a sinful nation.
And where is the alarm in the Messianic blogosphere?
As for me and my family, I'll publicly declare this: I reject the civil government's self-proclaimed authority to regulate marriage as though it is a god!
Furthermore, I call on all Messianics going forward to reject the government's intrusion into the realm of marriage. We do not need marriage licenses because we recognize that only G-d "licenses" our marriages. And those of us who have in times past registered for licenses can now disavow the governments purported control of marriage. We will no longer worship at the altar of government, treating it as god on earth with the power define, redefine, and regulate the institution of marriage.
In Acts 15, Peter declared that Gentiles had been called by G-d's Name. But to belong to Israel, the People Called by His Name, we must reject idolatry! His Name is not an entitlement. Scripture makes says that G-d does not put His name on the nations who have rejected the Torah of Moses but rather only on those who belong to or have joined Israel:
"We are Thy people that were of old: not unto the Gentiles hast Thou given the doctrine of Thy law, neither is Thy name invoked upon them; not unto them hast Thou inclined the heavens and revealed Thyself; the mountains quaked before Thee," Targum Isaiah 63:19