Olympian Arrogance

Who is the Lord, that I should obey Him?” declared Pharaoh in Exodus 5:2.

This day I defy the ranks of Israel,” boasted Goliath in 1 Samuel 17:10.

I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High,” promised Babylon in Isaiah 14:13-14.

Is not this the great Babylon I have built as the royal residence, by my mighty power and for the glory of my majesty?” crowed King Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 4:30.

The Scriptures are full of those who were full of themselves, setting themselves up as God. It appears Olympia is full of them, too. Politicians have been hell-bent for sometime to change God’s definition of marriage. This past week, twenty-eight Washington state senators did just that. Next week, fifty-some house members will add their vote of support to the new definition and then one beaming governor will sign it into law. They even had the gall to defeat a clause that would have put the matter on next November’s ballot. Their message was clear, “We not only don’t care what God thinks, we don’t care what the people think, either; we alone know what’s best.”

God said marriage is the union of one man and one woman (Genesis 2:24). Olympia said it’s also the union of one man and one man; and one woman and one woman.

What is ironic is that it is the Bible-believing Christian who is accused of arrogance. How is that? We just believe God’s Word; it’s not us who believes we can amend it.

On trial before Pilate, Jesus said, “For this reason I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” At this, Pilate, who thought he could sit in judgment of the Son of God, scoffed, “What is truth?” (John 18:37-38). Just like Pilate, Olympia arrogantly believes it is whatever they want it to be.

Pastor Rich Hamlin

February 2, 2012

1 comment

  1. I’m told as soon as the ink dries from the pen of the Governor, opposition signatures of 120000 is all that is needed to get a opposing referendum on the Nov. ballot. I’m praying for Bible believing Christians in Washington State to come out and sign petitions so that we can vote against this evil. I am also praying it can be ultimately defeated in November, Lord willing we get it on the ballot. Thank you Pastor for your righteous indignation over the flagrant disregard for God’s Word. It is well placed and my husband and I join you in it.

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