On gay marriage- don-t follow the mob
    March 28 2013 by Steve Willis, Baptist Press

    As I reflect on these words Simon Peter spoke some 2,000 years ago, I am amazed that a man who attacked a squadron of soldiers could – just moments later – acquiesce to a midnight mob led by a servant girl.

    The sociological phenomenon of the power of “groupthink” led Peter to deny His Savior. It also led the people of 1930s Germany to sacrifice the Jews and high school students in Steubenville, Ohio, to laugh as an unconscious teenage girl was publicly molested. And, sadly, in recent years, it has led many American Christians choosing to forsake God’s perennial teaching on marriage.

    How else can one explain the radical, overnight shift in views toward marriage? In 2008, a majority of Americans, including presidential candidate Barack Obama, knew marriage to be a sacred union between a man and a woman. Just five years later, much of that group has gone with the flow of the new “in crowd.”

    Sociologically speaking, mobs don’t “evolve.” They change course quickly and as soon as they muster enough numbers, they coerce. They disrupt stability. Mobs riot and seek to force their will upon others. Before long they crucify any religious figure who stands in their way. If you have joined the mob, do you hear that sound? The cock is crowing.

    Don’t follow the mob. Rejection of God’s definition of marriage is ultimately a rejection of the Triune God it reveals. The good news is that the message of John 21 still applies: Even if you’re in the boat with the rest of the mob, Jesus is waiting by the seashore to restore you. He’s always standing on solid ground.

    (EDITOR’S NOTE – Steve Willis is lead pastor of First Baptist Church in Kenova, W. Va., and vice president of program development at Tri-State Bible College in South Point, Ohio.)
    3/28/2013 5:17:36 PM by Steve Willis, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
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Comments
Bob Jennings
Your comparison of the growing support for gay marriage and the German people's treatment of the Jewish people is misleading and repugnant. How you can equate people's growing acceptance with homosexuality and two people of the same gender wanting to share a life together with the systematic degradation, physical/mental abuse and ultimate mass murder of an entire ethnicity is unfathomable.

It's just plain wrong. And un-Christian. Plenty of Christians and their leaders respectfully disagree with your position (and have reasonable theological arguments for it). This article does nothing to demonstrate the strength of your theological position nor does it show any respect for your fellow Christians who disagree with your position. You should be ashamed of yourself, but I will leave the judgment up to God. All I am left feeling is sadness at the many souls you will darken with your hateful and misleading messages.
3/30/2013 3:44:10 PM