In the Navy: Gay Marriage?

It was released Yesterday by multiple news agencies that Navy Chaplains will be trained in how to officiate same-sex weddings. I have to say that this is something that is extremely strange and frustrating. How a branch of our military can up and choose to “marry” homosexuals when it isn’t legal on a federal level is very strange. All of that aside, I want to focus on the implications for Christianity.

In Christian theology, homosexuality isn’t a class of sin all its own, although it is in a somewhat unique classification ( see 1 Cor 6:18-20). Homosexuality isn’t a worse sin than adultery, Incest, and the like.  It is a sin, and must be called a sin, not so that we can abuse homosexuals, but rather so that we can call them to repentance and the forgiveness of even that sin.  We are suffering in this age from the approval of sin.

This question we must ask is how to we as Christians respond to this?

The Gospel

Our weapons as Christians are supernatural. We proclaim the Words of Christ and we use the Law to convict men of sin and the Gospel to change the hearts and minds of men.

***UPDATE***

According to CNN, Late in the day on 5/10, the navy reversed its policy, suspending the memo that would have pushed forward this approval of sin. It is unclear as to why they made the switch, however, I think that the common grace of God is perhaps the best bet as to the reasoning. Please continue to pray and appeal to our great God and Savior that he provide a continual platform for us to preach the gospel and proclaim the truth.

About Ken Cook

Ken Cook has written 15 post in this blog.

I agree with the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith, am married with two sons. I am finishing my Ordination here shortly. I have worked for Carm for a bit more than a Year.

3 Responses to In the Navy: Gay Marriage?

  1. Carol Kaiser says:

    This saddens me and angers me. If a Chaplain is a CHRISTIAN then he cannot perform a marriage between two people in a union that God abhors. Period. We are called to take a stand against sin, not condone it. If people want to sin, that is their choice and ultimately God will judge them for it. But it is WRONG for them to insist upon inclusion into the state of matrimony that God created for a MAN AND A WOMAN. I don’t care how many civil unions they have, or legal partnerships, but they have no right to demand that we let them “play in our game” when they don’t “play by our rules”.

  2. Claudia says:

    I am glad that the Navy reversed their policy of marrying gays. Thankfully there is no flip flopping with God. He is the same, yesterday, today and forever. He offers forgiveness, hope, and healing of people who believe that they are gay. Jesus is the healer and he loves those who are bound by sin. He can set them free by the power of His blood he chose to give freely for us all. Hallelujah!

  3. Lynda says:

    I’m with Claudia!

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