Wrong Side of History

His_Story.jpgThe seismic cultural changes all around us regarding marriage and sexuality can be disheartening. With views on same-sex marriage changing so fast, what kind of culture and community can we expect our children and grandchildren to be living in 5, 10 or 20 years from now?

How many of your friends and family members have "evolved" on this important issue ?

Is it inevitable that such massive changes to the foundations of society will keep unfolding ?

Are we on the "wrong side of history" for holding a Biblical, natural view of marriage and sexuality ? We don't want to be on the wrong side of history do we ?

This is a question many of us are often asked in light of marriage and we should be ready to respond.

In this short, six-minute video from The Gospel Coalition, John Piper, Tim Keller and Don Carson address how to discuss your core beliefs in light of cultural shifts in law and public opinion.

TGC.jpegAs Piper points out, Scripture makes it abundantly clear that there will be a time when we most definitely want to be on the "wrong side of history" depending on one's definitions of terms.  

At the same time, as Keller reminds us, we can always sincerely ask people if there are any historical trends going on right now in the world that they disagree with or that they don't like. Most often, they will say "of course there are" which means they are now on the "wrong side of history" themselves. Shouldn't we, as believers in natural marriage, also have the right to stand against an historical trend we disagree with?

Ultimately, the most important part of all of history is for each of us to know of and be grateful for how our story and His story intersect. We are fallen and walking away from freedom in Christ. God has intervened on our behalf. That is a history lesson we all need to be reminded of and grateful for. 

Romans 15:4 " For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope." 

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