I admit it. I’ve been sucked in. This online debate got me interested and I was looking at arguments and joining various threads – all with predictable results. 🙁
But there is one point I’d like to make. There is a very good logical point I see being made on various websites. It goes like so:
Why can A&E refuse to do business with someone because of their views on sex, but bakers and photographers can’t?
Look. I get the argument. It makes sense. It should be the nail in the coffin of the entire debate.
But it’s not. So Christians and nonChristians who are against gays or pro-Duck Dynasty alike get frustrated.
Stop getting frustrated, it isn’t worth it.
The problem is not a logic problem. It is a spiritual problem. The carnal mind cannot fathom the things of God (1 Corinthians 2:14). And when you consider that the fear of Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge or wisdom (Proverbs 1:7), then it follows that nonbelievers have ultimately given up proper use of logic and rational thinking.
And guess what? No matter how many times you explain it to them or remind them – they will not see it or believe you.
Their problem is spiritual and they need the Lord to regenerate their hearts and cause them to see Christ for who He really is. So don’t get frustrated when a sweet argument doesn’t seem to succeed. God’s Word will have its desired effect (Isaiah 55:10-11).
Display your faith in God’s sovereignty by arguing rationally about these things, expressing kindness, generosity and love toward your fellow man – and trust in the Lord will all your heart, leaning not on your own understanding! (Proverbs 3:5)
More important than anything else, share the life changing and soul saving gospel of Jesus!