Former Lesbian Janet Boynes Offers a Word of Hope for Christians After Supreme Court Rulings

The recent Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8 have little to do with victory or defeat but much to do with where we put our trust. Neither God nor His Word ever changes. He affirms and reaffirms to every generation, "I am the Lord, I do not change" (Mal. 3:6).

These rulings, while disappointing, should come as no surprise. They remind us of man's proclivity for making bad decisions that contradict God's Word. But does this mean we lose hope, give in to discouragement and retreat in defeat? No! We press in and press on as God's faithful people, keeping our eyes on Him who leads us to ultimate victory.

Those of us who believe the Scriptures know we are living in a day and hour when many hearts are growing cold and many Christians are turning away from the faith. I ask you today: In whom do you put your faith? Is your faith in God or man? Paul said, "Your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God" (1 Cor. 2:5).

We are constantly bombarded with distortions and derision from the naysayers in the gay community, but in the end what they say really doesn't matter. The only thing that matters is what God says. In the remnant church of the last days, His Word is the only thing that will sustain us.

Listen to what the Bible says in John's Gospel when Jesus encountered a Samaritan woman and violated all the rules of propriety and protocol by striking up a conversation with her:

"Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon. 

"When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, 'Will you give me a drink?' (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)

"The Samaritan woman said to him, 'You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?' (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)

"Jesus answered her, 'If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.'

"'Sir,' the woman said, 'you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?'

"Jesus answered, 'Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.'

"The woman said to him, 'Sir, give me this water so that I won't get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.'

"He told her, 'Go, call your husband and come back.'

"'I have no husband,' she replied.

"Jesus said to her, 'You are right when you say you have no husband. The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.'

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SOURCE: Charisma News
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