The US Supreme Court’s decision today on legalizing same-sex marriage is evidence of an even greater problem in America–IDOLATRY. Romans 1 teaches that the thinking reflected in such a decision is evidence that God has given people over to their own desires, which points to His wrath revealed from heaven for idolatry (Romans 1:18-32). America’s biggest problem is not the kind of sin that is now being legalized, although we are rightly alarmed whenever something so contrary to nature and God’s will is being justified. America’s biggest problem is its wholesale IDOLATRY–our rejection of the Creator and our substitution of gods of our own making.
May God grant those of us who are believers to recognize and repent of our own idolatry (1 John 5:21), and may we proclaim the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, who loves sinners and calls them to repentance. “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.” (1Co 6:9-11 NAU)