Many believers are wondering what’s next in the wake of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states. We can be certain that this decision will have far-reaching consequences, but how can we know what they will be?
As we look at this issue we should avoid two extremes: one is a shoulder-shrugging “oh well” mentality that pretends nothing will change. The other is to declare that this spells certain doom for the church, neglecting the fact that Christianity is supposed to be counter-cultural. It always has been.
While it is probable that the recent redefinition of marriage will bring many challenges for the church, we should by no means be in a state of despair about this fact. As Christians we should look to the One who holds the future rather than worry about what the future holds.
So what can we expect the future to hold for Christians? The rapid rate of cultural revolution in our nation may be paving the way towards increased demands for Christians to abandon their beliefs. In all likelihood, the future will include some form of persecution.