As gay marriage becomes the law of the land in many jurisdictions and, very likely in the near future, in the whole country, some Christians are saying, well, marriage is a religious function anyway. Let the state do whatever it wants in regards to redefining marriage. Or, better yet, let it get out of the marriage business. We Christians will uphold real marriage, and we don’t need the state to let us do that.
Well, that might work if we were all Roman Catholics. The church of Rome used to control and regulate all marriages. But the Reformers took issue with that, insisting that the state should be in charge of marriage. [Read more...]