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Why Attending a Homosexual “Wedding” is Unbiblical, Part II: Implicit Endorsement of Sin and Compromise of Witness

by | Feb 9, 2024

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In the unfolding narrative of our times, where the fabric of a biblical worldview is not just stretched but ripped to shreds, there arises a question for us as Christians hanging on to our faith by a thread: How do we navigate the complexities of our relationships while holding fast to the immutable truths of Scripture? The issue at hand is not merely one of personal conviction or social etiquette but a matter of aligning actions with divine ordinance in every aspect of our lives. This discourse, a continuation of our exploration into the reasons why attending a homosexual “wedding” is unbiblical, seeks to delve deeper into the subtleties of implicit endorsement of sin and the compromise of our witness as followers of Christ.

Overlooking, or turning a blind eye to sin is a sin itself and it is as ancient as the Scriptures themselves. Yet it finds new relevance in the context of modern society. Leviticus 18:22 and Romans 1:26-27 unequivocally categorize homosexual acts as sinful, setting a clear boundary for God’s people. To cross this boundary, even in the guise of social formality or familial obligation, is to tread on dangerous ground. It’s akin to navigating a minefield with blindfolds, where the stakes are the very souls of men and women. The well-known axiom from Amos 3:3, “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” also echoes through the ages, reminding us that even our very presence at a celebration of that which the Scriptures describe as the judgment of God on mankind sends a message louder than words—a message that, however unintended, signals agreement with sin.

This is not about adopting a stance of superiority or an attitude of personal judgmentalism but about living in such a way that our lives do not contradict the Gospel we profess to believe. Ephesians 5:11 commands us to “take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.” Attendance at a ceremony celebrating a union that God hates not only muddies the waters of moral clarity but also, and more grievously, dims the light of truth we are called to bear into the world.

The compromise of witness that accompanies participation in such evil is a wound to the testimony of the church. Christians are called to be witnesses to the truth of God’s Word, a beacon of hope and a repository of the wisdom that comes from God’s revelation through His word. Acts 1:8 entrusts us with the mission to be Christ’s witnesses “to the ends of the earth.” Yet, how can we fulfill this calling if our actions betray our words? To engage in celebrations that affirm what God has declared to be sin is to weave a veil of confusion over the eyes of those watching us, obscuring the truth of the gospel of grace through faith.

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This compromise is not merely a matter of personal failing or misguided love—it is a corporate affliction that weakens the church’s stance and dilutes the potency of the gospel message. It sends a signal to the world that the church’s convictions are negotiable, subject to the variable terrain of social approval and appeasement rather than anchored in the foundation of the Creator’s self-revelation. The result is a dilution of the call to repentance and faith and a blurring of the lines between holiness and hedonism.

In a culture that increasingly equates love with unconditional affirmation, the Christian’s call to truth and holiness is countercultural, even revolutionary. In a world filled with people who worship themselves, humility before God is the ultimate act of rebellion—rebellion against the pressure of an anti-Christ society. Our refusal to participate in events that celebrate sin is not an act of hate but an act of fidelity to the gospel, a refusal to compromise the message of redemption for the sake of social convenience. It is a declaration that our allegiance to Christ and His kingdom supersedes our desire for the approval of men.

As we navigate these turbulent waters, be guided not by the compass of cultural relativism but by submitting yourself to the lamp unto your feet, the light of Scripture. Our love for others should be measured not by our willingness to condone sin but by our commitment to speak the truth, in love and with grace, pointing always to the hope found in Jesus Christ—and most importantly, our willingness to separate from those who persist in such sin. In doing so, we do not merely stand against the tide, we become vessels of the very grace and truth that transforms hearts and renews minds.

In the end, our highest calling is not to be popular or well-liked but to be faithful stewards of the truths entrusted to us. With courage and conviction, we must stand firm in our commitment to uphold the sanctity of marriage, and all of God’s ordinances and statutes, as defined by Scripture, and in all things, strive to honor God, knowing that in His sovereign plan, our witness to the truth is never in vain.

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