To the editor:
It was disappointing to read the column, "Finally, the President says 'I do,'" by syndicated columnist Connie Schultz (Independent, May 12, 2012).
Our American money is imprinted with the words, "In God We Trust." "God Bless America" is one of our most patriotic songs, although we also pray for world peace. Yet many, now also the president of our country, are choosing to put their reasoning and desires above God's wisdom and commands.
The prophet Isaiah wrote, "The Lord says . . . You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to Him who formed it, 'He did not make me'? Can the pot say of the potter, 'He knows nothing'?" (Isaiah 29:16)
We can read Romans 1:18-32 to find behaviors our "potter" does not want us to be a part of as His creation. Same-sex marriage is not approved by God.
It is true that we are all loved by God (John 3:16), "who wants all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth" (I Timothy 2:4). God sent His Son Jesus who "gave Himself as a ransom for all" (I Timothy 2:6). "As I have loved you," Jesus said, "so you must love one another." (John 13:34)
Jesus also said, "Out of men's hearts come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly." (Mark 7:20) No person is better than another, "for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).
Jesus came to save us from our sins, to bring light and life to all - "I did not come to judge the world, but to save it," He said. (John 12:47)
May we thankfully say, "I will" to our heavenly Father's will, as Jesus said, "I do exactly what my Father has commanded me." (John 14:31)