So yeah I deleted the "Zelda" music so I can start making my own and post 'em...
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We live in a morally twisted generation that is increasingly saying that white is black and black is white. We are taking GodâEU%u2122s virtues and turning them into vices and take ungodly vices and making them virtues. And so it goes with the institution of marriage. God created one man and one woman in the garden of Eden and joined them in holy marriage to become "one flesh." Today, however, we have substituted Adam and Eve for Adam and Steve and are calling this perverted union a valid marriage. Where will it end?
I recently talked with a man who actually questioned whether homosexuality was condemned in the Bible. (It is amazing how they try to justify their lifestyle even with the Bible!!!) But it was easy to prove him wrong. In Rom. 1:26-27 Paul says,
"Therefore God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error."
Notice that homosexuality is called "degrading passions," "an exchanging of the natural function for what is unnatural," "indecent acts," and receives "the due penalty of their error." This doesnâEU%u2122t sound like a virtue to me. In fact, this wicked lifestyle is the result of GodâEU%u2122s judgment for "God gave them over to degrading passions." In other words, when homosexuality begins to flourish in a society, it is the manifestation of GodâEU%u2122s judgment because of their idolatry (Rom. 1:18-25). To make it clearer, America has become a nation of idolaters and God is justly giving us over to our wicked passions and one of the worst of these is homosexuality. Thus when homosexuality flourishes, it is a sign that GodâEU%u2122s righteous judgment is already upon us as a nation. How sobering is this!
Other passages of Scripture reveal that homosexuality is an abomination in the sight of God. This lifestyle was so rampant in Sodom that God had to completely destroy this wicked city with fire and brimstone (Gen. 19 and 2 Pet. 2:6-8; Jude 7). Lev. 18:22 says clearly, "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination." And Lev. 20:13, "If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them." God does not look lightly upon this sin and neither should we. Homosexuals are an abomination before God, they are living a detestable lifestyle, and will suffer their just penalty from God Himself. Those who promote this lifestyle bring down a curse upon their own heads.
So what is the answer to the wicked direction America is going? Well, the only real answer is the grace of God found in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Only God can change a sinnerâEU%u2122s heart. We know this because it was God that changed our sinful heart to embrace Christ. Thank God that His grace can deliver a lost soul enslaved to homosexuality and set it free. He did it in the first century (1 Cor. 6:9-11), and He is doing it today. We must first and foremost pray for God to have mercy on our country, and others as well, and forgive us our great sins, and give us a genuine revival to turn our hearts to Him. We should pray for the "gay". They are deceived and will face eternity in hell unless they repent (1 Cor. 6:9-10). This is our first duty.
But in addition to this, as citizens of our country we are also obligated to be the light of the world and the salt of the earth. God has granted civil government to repress evil and promote good (Rom. 13:3-4). Out of a love for GodâEU%u2122s truth, and our country, we should do what is within our means to oppose this movement toward recognizing the gay lifestyle and making gay marriages legal. How can we just stand idly by and watch GodâEU%u2122s judgment grow in our nation without a word of protest? To do so would be a gross negligence of our Christ ordained mission to be salt and light.
So here is my recommendation, an "action point," that we can all follow through on. Let us each call our senators and representatives and strongly urge them to pass the Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA). We need 38 states to ratify it and this is within reach for the time being. Five years from now may be too late. You can reach your senators and congressmen at (202) 224-3121.
I am under no delusion that even if we pass this amendment that all will be well in America. Homosexuality will always remain a problem as long as idolaters refuse to turn to the one and only true God. But laws are passed to establish moral standards and protect society from what is deemed to be wrong and evil (Rom. 13). And there is no question that homosexuality is a gross evil. In the end, our sovereign God will have His way with America, whether in increasing our judgment, or granting us mercy. But while the verdict is still out, at least from our perspective, let us seek the face of God that He will give us grace to uproot this curse in our land before we are cut down as a nation.
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