The Fiery Furnace

Biblical history is replete with God’s people taking a stand on conscience instead of following the dictates of man — Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, Paul, Peter & John in Acts 4, etc.  So, Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis is on solid ground in standing on principle — even in the face of man’s law.  This is a battle she does not have to take, and it is a battle she is not going to win.  But two interesting things have come out this week, in my view.

a) Our friend, Cal Thomas, says in a column that if Kim Davis is to stand on principle, then she should not issue a marriage license to any sinner, as homosexuality is one of many sins mentioned in Scripture.  This is a faulty analysis.  The problem with issuing these marriage licenses is not the qualifications of the recipient, it is the end result of the product.  She is not denying the marriage license because the candidate is gay.  She has no idea how many marriage licenses she has issued to gays, alcoholics, drug addicts, etc. — all for “legal” unions between man and woman.  We ALL qualify as sinners.  All of us who are married received marriage licenses issued to sinners — us and our spouses.  The concern of Kim Davis is with the product — a homosexual marriage.  Neither Scripture nor 10,000 years of human history establishes nor condones such a marriage.

b) As the liberals nearly always do, rather than argue with her on the issues, they are attacking her lifestyle and “sins” of her past.  In other words, her credibility as a sinner.  What nonsense!  The Apostle Paul was a sinner, as was Moses.  As we all are.  Our credentials are not at stake.  The question is whether or not it is right to approve of gay marriage.

Like I said earlier this week, I cannot help but admire her.

Pastor Jim