Letter: God has final decision on sanctity of marriage

From: Ken VanLiew


In a few days, we will know the Supreme Court decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges. It is commonly referred to as the redefinition of marriage case.

The same–sex group has shaken its fist in the face of almighty God and expects the Supreme Court of the United States to create out of thin air a new, so-called constitutional right. Whatever the decision, there will be a legion of questions and much gnashing of teeth.

Depending on the answer, it will have a profound effect on the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman. We await the outcome, but the decision will not be the final answer, as many think.

God is in control and has the final judgment. We read in the Declaration of Independence that the representatives “appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do ….”

From Scripture, we read in Colossians 2:10 that “Christ is the head over every power and authority.” In Isaiah 33:22 we read “The Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver.”

In our judgment, we will be face-to-face with our creator. No change of venue, no earthly witnesses, no jury, no plea bargaining and no appeal. The decision will be eternal. What a blessing for one to know that they will pass this last, great test before they take it. God is the final arbiter.

Keep your bags packed.