I want to share a term for you that is probably not one you have heard much. Moral Relativism: this when a person or even culture bases their morals on a common consensus instead of a supreme authority. This is a dangerous term actually, especially when it comes to Christianity. Moral Relativism leads to compromise, where you take God's word and Mans word and compromise. Often that compromise ends with Mans word being the dominant winner due to Satan's influence. The world, through its media, false religions, and broken moral codes will teach us from an early age that morals are fluid and can be changed on a whim. What is amoral at one time becomes moral later. The worst part of it is, churches have allowed Moral Relativism to explain the Bible instead of listening to God. Satan has convinced a lot of Churches that unless a person is sin free, he or she does not have the right to even mention Gods morals. We have that right, it is by supreme authority that we have that right. Otherwise, what Jesus did for us was in vain. For how can we witness about him when we cannot tell the truth of the scriptures?
This, of course, is said today because of what is happening in this country. The courts are deciding what is and is not moral. Oh, the ways of explaining it might not sound like that, but when it comes down to the bare facts, that is the case. Satan loves to use laws to try and enforce an anti-biblical agenda. What it comes down to me is loyalty. Will I be loyal to God's inerrant word, or do I compromise by ignoring God and allowing a consensus to determine what is right and wrong?
When the question comes up what is right/what is wrong when dealing with moral issues you should always search the scriptures. On the subject of Gay marriage, the scriptures are clear.
Romans 1: 26 This is why God delivered them over to degrading passions. For even their females exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 The males in the same way also left natural relations with females and were inflamed in their lust for one another. Males committed shameless acts with males and received in their own persons the appropriate penalty of their error.
On the question of abortion:
Psalm 139:13 tells us that God “knit me together in my mother’s womb” and in Isaiah 46:3 God says “you whom I have upheld since you were conceived”
For anyone who wants to argue that the morals of the Bible on these subjects and many others are unclear, they are only wanting you to ignore the many clear truths.
God does not compromise; God does not take a consensus. He is omnipotent, omnipresent, perfect, good, and above all always right. When we compromise on Biblical truths, it is always the Bible that hurts. But, what truly hurts is our witness, our walk, and our lives. God hurts, his heart aches for each Christian and non-Christian that give their morals over to the world and let the sin filled, Satan run world tell us what we can and cannot think. When we allow this and then accept it in the forms of allowing Gay ministers in our churches, condoning homosexual unions, and ignoring the murder of unborn children, we are no longer following God. Any church that accepts any or all of those is no House of God any longer and is as lost as an Atheists convention.
An important note, the church does not teach to hate the sinner but to hate the sin. I do not wish harm or bad things for those who consider themselves gay. I am mournful that they are walking down a path of ruin and do not truly know the one who can save them and give them eternal life. God teaches us to love our neighbor, be they saved or lost. But, he also asks us to be moral according to his codes, be loyal according to the Scriptures. Loving my neighbor means I WILL witness to him or her, I WILL tell them the good news, and I Will explain what sin is. Though the secular world will say that it is the Christian who is being judgmental of others, this is simply not the case. I am not using my judgment, but just speaking the truth of the Holy Scriptures. If the listener feels convicted because of that, then it is their guilt that is the problem, not me.
The world tries to silence Christians by telling us we don't have the right to say what is and is not a sin, but the world does not follow its own rules. They will tell you want is morally right, according to the world, they will tell you who is wrong and who to judge, according to the world. They feel right in doing so, and they also feel right in keeping God and his followers as silent as possible. Sorry, it won't work. God is not someone you can silence by a law, or through consensus. He is not subject to Moral Relativism. God is the authority of all Creation. All who live and die are under him. One day all will be before him, and he will judge them then according to his laws, not theirs.
I end with one of my favorite Bible verses:
"When the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?”
While we compromise and use moral relativism to explain away scripture so that the church conforms to the worlds views, the foundations are beginning to crack. Churches that allow gay marriage, accept homosexual leadership, and allow the idea of abortion to not mean killing a child, then they have taken hammer to their own foundations. They no longer worship God, and he is no longer blessing them in their mission.