He said, “For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels” (Luke 9:26). We, who are Christians, are not ashamed of Jesus’ words. Despite what the world thinks of us, we will confess Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven” (Matt. 10:32-33).
We, the Church of Christ, are not ashamed that Jesus affirmed marriage to be between one man and one woman. We are not ashamed that Jesus showed that God instituted marriage on the 6th day of the 6 days of Creation. We will not bend or fold to those who are offended by Christ. Jesus confirmed the Creation when He quoted scripture from Genesis for authority,
“But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate” (Mark 10:6-9, cf. Gen. 1:27, 2:23).
Anyone who neglects these words of Jesus denies Jesus Christ. Marriage is an institution made by God and defined by Christ. Anyone, who claims to follow Jesus and yet disregards the verbatim and literal 6 days of Creation in Genesis and Exodus, disregards the words of Jesus Christ.
The person, who is ashamed of Jesus Christ and His words, will overlook a sexual behavior contrary to marriage instituted by Jesus Christ. All sexual behavior outside of this marriage is sexual immorality and is contrary to marriage. Marriage is a blessing that shelters us from the abuses of evil, which include sexual perversions, poverty, and the moral corruption of children. When someone disregards sex outside of marriage, grants divorce for any reason other than sexual immorality and, or permits any other perversion than one man and one woman, that person denies Jesus and denies the God, who is love. These are evil things according to Christ. Jesus said,
“What comes out of a man, that defiles a man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man” (Mark 7:20-23).
Don’t be confused or deceived. People, who deny Jesus, are defiled by evil. Their hearts are dark and corruption is within.
When was the last time that you confessed Jesus Christ before others? I must confess that I am not ashamed of Jesus and His words. I believe them without an ounce of doubt. There is not one teaching of Jesus Christ that I will disregard. My conviction is that no one can neglect Jesus’ words and still think of confessing Him. No matter the setting and no matter the place, Christians will not avoid speaking of Jesus to not offend others. Jesus said,
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you” (Matt. 5:10-12).
Anyone who claims to know God and denies him is a liar and an anti-Christ. By the Spirit of Christ, the Apostle John stated, “He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; he who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son” (1 John 5:10). John also said, “Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son” (1 John 2:22). Liars will say that they know Jesus, but “He who says, ‘I know Him,’ and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him” (1 John 2:4).
Are you ashamed of Jesus Christ and His words? Will you confess Him before others? Will our love match our convictions? Will you confess the Jesus, who stands for marriage between one man and one woman? Will you proclaim Jesus and His Creation? Will you be shamed of His definition of evil and afraid to offend? Will you boldly post these words before everyone? Jesus said,
“He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad” (Matt. 12:30).