A cry to our pastors

Be strong and very courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. 

Joshua 1:9
For what will be the second of three times today, I am addressing this issue of so-called “gay marriage” that has recently come to Maine.
This time, to the pastors out there.
As it stands (at least here in Maine) the law, which takes affect in the fall (let’s face it, it won’t be voted down) does not require religious establishments to recognize these “marriages”.
And as far as the Bible is concerned – God requires that you don’t recognize them.
The state has protected you… for now.
That is why we must act now.

Be strong and courageous.
It is easy (now) to tell a homosexual couple that you will not marry them.

Be strong and courageous.
It is easy to up-hold the truth when the only retribution to be feared is a bad name.
Be strong and courageous.
Pastors, as the leaders of their flocks must deny those living in unrepentant sin the “right” to marry.

Be strong and courageous.
There will be a day when this law of protection is removed.

Be strong and courageous.
If we begin by rejecting the new law while it is “safe” to do so, we will find it easier when it costs us our safety.
Be strong and courageous.
Know this.
It will end up costing you.
Your home, wife, children, car, money, position in the Church, freedom, perhaps someday your life.
Are you up for the job? Is this what you signed up for?
Jesus thinks so- it’s part of our call
If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me
Luke 9:23
But also our comfort-
For whoever would save his life would lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
Luke 9:24

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