I’ve spent a lot of my time thinking about the foundation of law.
Where do we get our laws? Upon what basis are we as human beings justified to make laws and compel other human beings with force to comply?
Is it majority support that makes a law moral and right?
Is it moral and right if it comes from the founding fathers?
The story of Lisa Miller and her daughter brings this question to a head for me.
A Vermont family court judge, William Cohen, dissolved the union and gave custody to Miller and visitation rights to Jenkins. Miller, the biological mother, challenged the arrangement, arguing that her child was being raised evangelical and that exposure to Jenkins would go against their religion. But the supreme courts of Vermont and Virginia denied her appeal to prevent Jenkins, the non-biological mother, from visiting. Â
Some folks are actually willing to accept “gay marriage” or if not that “civil unions” into law because they allegedly will not hurt anyone else.
Lisa Miller had a homosexual relationship with Janet Jenkins. Lisa was artificially inseminated and gave birth to a daughter. Janet Jenkins has not biological connection to the child. Jenkins never adopted the child.
Lisa Miller found God (or God found her) and she left the lesbian lifestyle to raise her daughter as a Christian.
Now a court in Vermont is saying that she must turn over primary custody of her daughter to Jenkins!
This is a high level of insanity. What can we count on in justice if a judge can make a far out decision such as this?
The foundation of the problem lies in our society’s rejection of God as the foundation of all law. Without an objective external source of law it’s up to us to decide what should be the law!
With the sinful nature saturating the heart of mankind, this is the kind of nonsense that we come up with.
We need God. We need to study His Word. We need to study and understand His Law from the heart. Fallen man cannot do right in law without God. It is the height of arrogance to think that we can.
So, Christian, we had better become more bold in our assertion that we’ve got to learn and have the ways of God in our society, including in civil law.
The middle ground is fast fading away. Choose you this day whom you will serve.