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IN YOUR FACE, GOD!
Supreme Court Justice David Souter ruled. or should we correctly say, failed to rule concerning a challenge to the recent ruling from the high court in Massachusetts . The issue at hand, the legalization of Homosexual marriage. And once again, the end result is, "In your face, God!" With that kind of approach, what is the likely outcome that we as a nation can expect?
Our courts have ruled with respect to Biblical values before: no prayer allowed in public places on government property; and no Bible reading allowed in state sponsored schools or federal establishments. Now one state declares against the standard for marriage in all of human history, and for Homosexual 'marriage.' More states will eventually cave in to the pressure created by one of the most politically liberal states in the country. Spineless, corrupt politicians and humanist judges will leap over each other to get God out of their lives, and to legislate and order God out of the lives of the people of the United States . Just watch.
It's happened before. The prophet Daniel was a man "greatly beloved" by God. As a youngster, he and many other Jewish boys were plucked from the comforts of life at home in Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, and taken to the capital of paganism to learn the way of the Chaldeans. Daniel survived the Babylonian empire without once compromising any of his Biblical values, and even was instrumental in seeing the king come to believe exactly as he did concerning a coming Messiah, in which he put his trust. Then came the Medes and Persians as they handily defeated the licentious Babylonians. The King, Darius, put Daniel as the first of three presidents that presided over 120 princes. He thought to put him in charge of everything. The Gentiles from the Medes and Persians did not like a Jew to be in charge over them, so they looked for a way to get him removed, or worse. They couldn't find anything! The only way, it appeared, was to have the law changed concerning Daniel and his God, Jehovah. A decree was drawn up and agreed to by Darius that ordered all people not to pray to any god, but to Darius only, for a period of thirty days. The penalty was death in the lion's den. Government ordered God out of the believer's lives then, and state and federal government have ordered God out of His divine order that He established with man so long ago.
Leviticus 18:22 says,
This ordinance was long, long after the situation in Sodom , and does not refer to the prostitution aspect at all as a primary interpretation. It refers to the single act. Homosexuals (Bible refers to them as Sodomites) historically, have absolutely no defense: 'partners' normally number in the hundreds. Less than 8% have ever carried on a 'relationship' with one 'partner' for three years. The behavior of the Sodomites is against God and His Holy Word; it is against nature; it is against the sanctity of true marriage; it is against children growing up with a normal and healthy view of what Sodomites really stand against - after all, we already know what they stand for.
Romans 1:25a,26-27 says,
Once again, God declares His mind on this subject. Please note these two words; In Leviticus: abomination , and in Romans: vile . The Hebrew word, abomination, carries the connotation of being disgusting, abhorrent, and detestable. The Greek word, vile , means disgraceful, shameful, and infamous.
This is what the state of Massachusetts and the Supreme Court are condoning. This is what the United States of America is being reduced to.
God destroyed Sodom , do not overlook that fact, not because Abraham stopped reducing the number of righteous people to salvage the city, but because the city was wholly given over to ".fornication and going after strange flesh."[Jude 7] . Should it be possible to compress the entire population of the United States into 100 people, it is quite reasonable that there would also be less than 10 righteous. It is also quite reasonable to be aware that God does not discount sin, pardon the debt of sin of a nation, or withhold judgment, because it was done in the United States .
Man has fully raised his fists at the heavens by his behavior and his unbelief. Our country has gotten in God's face in the most arrogant and deviant of manners.
And brethren, we, as Daniel, must go before our Father in heaven and confess that we, as citizens of this country have sinned as a nation and as a people, and we must make things right with Him on a personal basis, while pleading for this country to be spared by turning back to Him by salvation in Christ alone (Daniel 9:3-19).
Instead of asking, how did we ever get to this place, Pray as you have never prayed before; and pray that we go no further, before we are unable to turn back