“For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to Christ…” – 2 Cor. 10:4-6 (ESV)
The recent promulgation on SSM by the SCOTUS is quite simply yet another stronghold, or fortress, that’s been erected against the knowledge of God.
This should come as no surprise to Christians, because fallen man in his vain imaginings is ever industrious building philosophical strongholds in which he tries to hide himself from his Creator and Judge.
There are all manner of these spiritual fortresses, and they take many forms, but they’re all alike in that:
i.) they are the works of men
ii.) they stand over against the knowledge of God, and
iii.) they are in opposition to Christ
They are also alike in another important way – they can be destroyed by the weapons of our warfare, with which God has equipped His people.
It’s very important for God’s people to think deeply and Biblically so that we may be equipped to destroy the strongholds (and arguments) of the fallen world system which are not in submission to Christ.
For many this may mean spending more time in prayer, in God’s Word, and with God’s people in order to be better equipped to “Go therefore…”