I should be in bed right now . . . in fact, I was in bed, but I can’t sleep.
Today (or yesterday, I guess, since it’s after midnight), the Supreme Court made a life-altering decision for America, one that may mean the end of her existence as we know it. It’s really kind of scary when I think of it that way, but history is said to repeat itself, and I’ve seen this story more than once. It’s not going to be pretty.
I’ve hesitated to speak up about the issue because no matter what I say someone will take it wrong. America has become a place where the only opinions that count are those that tolerate anything that comes around. It won’t be long before even serial killers are tolerated because of their genetic disposition or the environment they were raised in. Perhaps I’ve waited too long. Maybe I shouldn’t have kept quiet. Although I’m just not sure how my words can make a difference. And the worst part, if I speak my mind, too many people associate me with the Westboro Baptist bunch, and I’m anything BUT that!
By now, most of you have figured out I’m talking about the “same-sex marriage” case that was before the Supreme Court. I was pretty sure it would eventually come to this, I just didn’t think it would be this soon. It’s frightening really. No nation has stood for long after they have learned to publicly tolerate homosexual activity.
Truth be told, I’m really not bothered a lot by those who practice homosexuality but have no connection to Christianity. Why in the world SHOULDN’T they? Without the Bible as a moral plumb line, there is no reason a person should think that kind of behavior is unacceptable.
In my mind I picture Jesus weeping over these folks. He is devastated that they are dying in their sin. He knows the pain that kind of lifestyle brings to the psyche and the body, and it breaks His heart to know they have chosen to not allow Him to be a part of their life, ultimately choosing hell. It’s for these folks sake that I’ve kept quiet for too long. If Jesus didn’t come to condemn them (John 3:17), then why should I? I truly believe my job is to help people find a relationship with Jesus and then He will take care of poor choices and deliverance from years of sin.
What bothers me is those who say they are followers of Jesus Christ and just ignore scripture, those who are standing in pulpits all around America fulfilling the prophecy of 2 Timothy 4:3 “For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.” My heart breaks to know that there are folks who call themselves representatives of Christ who are sending people to hell because they choose to ignore what 2 Timothy calls “sound doctrine.” I wonder if Jesus would like to flip over tables and break open cages when He hears the lies and watches these so-called Christian leaders sell people to the devil for a “Good feeling.”
I know that if anyone reads this – pretty sure no one does – there will be several who will call me judgmental. They will call me closed minded and petty. They will think I am backwards in my beliefs and narrow minded in my thinking. Some will call me self-righteous and others will call me un-Christian. But what I am is frightened.
I am frightened for those who are being told this lifestyle they’ve chosen is OK with God. Scripture is clear that it is not! I am frightened for America now that she has embraced this anti-Christ lifestyle. Every other people group who has done such a thing has been either destroyed or brought to devastation. From Sodom to Israel, Rome and many other countries, and now America.
I’m not sure how much more clear Romans can be:
Romans 1:24 “Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen. 26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.”
Paul wrote that about 2000 years ago. It was happening then. This is not a new phenomena, it’s just that because the western world became somewhat Christianized not long after this was written, we haven’t seen it happen in a long time. Proponents of this Supreme Court Ruling have made up all kinds of great reasons why their battle is legitimate, but it’s only because they refuse to know the truth.
I am firmly convinced I can’t change your mind, only Christ can do that.