But Peter and the apostles replied, “We must obey God rather than any human authority…”
The ink was barely dry on U.S. District Judge David Bunning’s order sending Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis to jail for following in the apostles’ footsteps, obeying God rather than man before the Minutemen of the “me too! I’m good just like you!” faction of Christ’s Holy Church took to the interwebs to declare their solidarity with the pitchfork waving mob. It is not my purpose to go down any of the gazillions of rabbit trails, logical and otherwise that sprout like toadstools across the manure-rich landscape of social media after the rain of such schadenfreude laden storms. Lots of people have all the time in the world to enjoy their ideologically drunken bar fights, thump their chests in worldwide anonymity and go to bed more convinced than ever of their extreme righteousness. God bless them and the important work they do!
No. My only point is that your sister is in jail. How dare you side with the reprobates who put her there.
Spare the twisted rationale about oaths requiring us to violate conscience. Your prosperous, secure, rights affirming country was founded by people who ran screaming from Europe so they could obey God and conscience without incurring the wrath of the state. Do not attempt to fall back on subtlety and “nuance,” the rebel’s code word for “actually, we can do whatever the hell we want.” “Nuance” got us slavery supported by Bible-ignorant church people. Moral clarity and fidelity to God’s word got us emancipation and blood-soaked abolition.
Sides. They’re real and they matter. Choose you this day whom you will serve. When Jesus Christ, who you confess as Lord over your life confirms his Father’s ancient definition of marriage…
“And He answered and said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE, 5and said, ‘FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH ‘? 6“So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”
… do you side with those dedicated to overthrowing your Father’s good order? Why?
The Bible, your guide to life in Christ is the grand chronicle of God’s ceaseless effort to restore His beloved human creation to fellowship and put His family back together. That effort includes the loss of His one and only Son and the experience of grief on a scale unimaginable to us. That’s how much His family matters to Him. That’s how much you mean to Him. That’s how much your sister means to Him.
Your sister is in jail. Pray for her. Support her. Treat her as you would hope to be treated if the state landed on you for obeying God.
It’s what a family is supposed to do.