In California Proposition 8 narrowly passed, adding an amendment to the state constitution which defines marriage as being between a man and a woman. Yet nearly 47% of the state voiced their opinion that homosexuality should be accepted by all as normal and acceptable. This contradicts our nation's historical, conservative, traditional beliefs that what the Holy Bible clearly says on the issue is true and right. (Romans 1:26-28, 1 Cor. 6:9-10, Lev. 20:13, Lev. 18-22, 1 Timothy 1:8-10, ) The people have spoken.
California is a liberal state, where Democrats are in the majority and often get their way. But even with a majority there were enough Democrats whose conscience would not allow them to redefine that which God says is 'wrong' as 'right'. It's a matter of morality, not of hate or prejudice as many claim. How do you define morality? By whose authority? The accusations that it is hateful or prejudicial to not allow men to marry men or women to marry women are lies from the Devil who has come to steal, kill and destroy all that is good that God has in mind for you. You may or may not believe that there is a real Devil, but if you doubt his existence, your doubt does not make him any less real (The same can be said of those who do not believe that there is one God, the creator of all). I assure you that there is a real Devil who is known by various names; Satan, Lucifer, the Dragon, the Beast. His fate is sealed. He has been condemned by God Himself, the ultimate righteous judge, to spend all eternity in a place that was created just for him called Hell. There is nothing good in Hell, not one thing. Contrary to what many believe, Hell was not created for people, it was created for the Devil and the fallen angels who chose to worship him instead of the one true, living God. God does not want anyone to perish… This means that God does not want anyone to be separated from him for all eternity in Hell. More than anything God desires for each person to choose life, to receive the free gift He offers them and to spend eternity with Him in a place called Heaven where there are no tears, no pain, no death. There is a way to get to heaven. Jesus Christ says "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life." Anyone who ultimately finds them self in Hell will have chosen their own destiny by rejecting God's call to turn away from sin and to believe in Him.
The Bible does not describe homosexuality as a "greater" sin than any other. All sin is offensive to God. Homosexuality is just one of the many sins which separate people from their Creator. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, you, me, everyone.
Sadly, a few laws have passed which mark the decline of morality in our society. In Washington state a proposition passed which allows for the administration of lethal drugs to anyone who is deemed to be terminally ill with less than 6 months to live. In other words, it's ok to kill someone if they're suffering. Another law which has passed says that parents are not required to be notified prior to their children getting an abortion.
What has happened to the sanctity of life?
What is written in the Bible about what is 'right' and what is 'wrong' is not a matter of interpretation, it has been made clear to all.
Satan's first deception was "Did God really say, "…." ?
Morality must be defined by an absolute authority and there is no more absolute authority than God. Otherwise, if morality is left to mankind to define by referendum then it will change with the times until that which is evil is deemed to be good. Those times have arrived.
We've been warned again and again in recent years, Judgment is at the door.
Pray for our country, for the souls who have not yet turned to Christ as the author and perfecter of Life and Savior of their souls, if they would only believe it and turn from their sin.
Free will, or the 'right to choose' does not negate our responsibility to value and protect life above all else.
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14
It’s been 10 months now since America was attacked by the Muslim terrorists who hijacked 3 passenger jets, killing over 6,000 people. Take a good look at what has happened in America since then. So far, there is little evidence that our country has taken heed of the warning which the September 11th events signify. Nothing happens to any nation without God’s permission. While God is not to blame for the tragedy and terror of September 11th, he did allow the events of that day to unfold as they did, showing his mercy by enabling those brave men to fight back on the jetliner which was destined to crash into our Capitol. Think of how much more terrible and chaotic that day would have been if our Congress was in session while the 3rd plane crashed into the Capitol Building.
Complacency seems to be the pervasive attitude. Sure, there is talk that “its not a matter of IF, but WHEN” in regards to the next act of terrorism in America. But the public seems to be lacking a sense of vigilance or seriousness about the issue. The United States of America, as strong and successful as our country has been, is not invincible.
The Courts are still trying to remove God from all aspects of our government and schools and have even tried to remove the phrase “one nation under God” from our country’s Pledge of Allegiance. Hollywood continues to pollute the airwaves and movie theaters with a continuous stream of filth and morally depraved, Godless “entertainment”. The first transsexual has been approved as a pastor of a Methodist Church. The Homosexuals continue to shamelessly flaunt their sexual deviancy and agenda of “normalizing” their perversion. The Homosexual Agenda also continues to push for defining any outspoken opposition to their cause as “hate speech”. Almost every week now we hear of another child being abducted from their home, raped and murdered. Somtimes to never be seen again. Thousands of children are killed every day in abortion clinics. The wave of Evil continues to wash over our land.
What are we to do?
God has always called his church to warn people of impending judgment. He speaks to the hearts of those who seek him, “Stand up, Speak out, Warn your family, friends, neighbors and country. I have endured enough of this wickedness!” Now is the time for God’s people to warn of judgement. But now is also the time for God’s people to repent of their own “little habitual sins” that they so innocently shrug off as being inconsequential. There are consequences! There is no more time for cheapening God’s grace by continuing in sin because you “know” that God is merciful and will forgive you. Where is the reverent fear of God that you should have? If you do not fear God’s judgement then you either do not know God, or are already captive to the sin that you so pridefully refuse to acknowledge. There is Freedom in Jesus Christ for those who call on his name. There is very little time left before Jesus returns to take his church away from the judgement that awaits this planet.
We want to pray Lord Jesus come soon, but not before our loved ones accept you for who you are, the Son of God, and creator of the Universe. Prince of Peace, Name above All Names, El Shaddai, Yeshua, Faithful and True.