Whenever the church ignores what Scripture says, it is a re-definition. As we look through the years, especially within the last 100 years or so, the church has ignored Scripture and followed after the world on multiple issues. Instead of standing firmly on the Word of God, and proclaiming a biblical view about the issues of our day, we have redefined many things according to the preferences of an ungodly culture.
The legalization of sodomite “marriage” is not a surprise. When you look at all the re-definitions the church has endorsed (love, marriage, manhood and womanhood, etc.), it becomes clear that the legalization of sodomy is just one step in a one long trail of re-definitions the church has embraced. It is just a natural progression of the other re-definitions that the church has accepted. We have no right to be upset at this re-definition in its modern form.
I have a compiled a list of seven things that the church has re-defined that led up to the re-definition of marriage. I have listed them here below in summary form. For the whole 20 minute message click here to listen: Re-Defining Marriage Happened A Long Time Ago.
As the church moves forward, I pray that we will stand firmly on the Word of God, rather than compromising with the world and re-defining issues according to the world’s standard rather than God’s. Know what Scripture says, and stand on it.