Legally right but morally wrong
TO THE EDITORS:
Columnist Gil Smart tells us "people of faith are the answer." This depends upon what those people put their faith in.
Because people are created in the image of God, all people have the ability to know that God exists and to distinguish between good and evil.
At the same time, because evil exists, people can often put their faith in the wrong places.
I dare say that Hitler and Stalin were men of a certain faith. They had faith that their system and their ideologies were going to solve the problems of the world and should be accepted by everyone.
The difference between their faith and the Christian faith is that Christians are aware that man's nature is corrupt and in need of someone more pure than man to guide it and restore it.
When the words of man correspond with the words of Jesus, then such men are trustworthy. They do not measure success by their wealth or by their lack of difficulties, or by their popularity.
In fact, popularity for them, in more cases than not, alerts them to the fact that they might need to change their course.
So, we put our faith in God, not man and we look to God's word to help us discern which men are trustworthy and which are not. The reliability of God is that he never changes.
When Gil Smart is happy because he believes there is now a majority support for gay marriage, we cannot rejoice with him.
This only means that the majority has now rejected God's standard and replaced it with man's. Should we rejoice at this?
Will he rejoice when the majority have rejected God's word and have decided to hang all Christians? It is happening already in North Korea, in Arab nations, in al-Qaida-run countries, such as Syria.
Just because a majority is in agreement does not mean it is morally right.