Much can be said about the verdicts that came down from the high court on Wednesday. One could start with the irony of Justice Kennedy’s remark about DOMA infringing on states’ rights, when the high court has never had any problem infringing upon the individual rights of states assured to our founders by the 10th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. For instance, did not the decision made by the high court legalizing the murder of the unborn in Roe v. Wade infringe upon Texas state law which determined that the willful termination of pregnancy illegal with the exception of rape or incest? Speaking of Texas,
in Lawrence v. Texas the court with their decision not only struck down the sodomy law in that state, but thirteen other states as well. If this weren’t contradictory enough, with another ruling released yesterday the court upheld the famously liberal ninth circuit court’s ruling invalidating proposition eight, which was a constitutional amendment voted on – and passed by popular vote in the state of California deeming that marriage is defined solely between one man and one woman.
The striking down of DOMA and the verdict on Prop8 had less to do with the constitutionality of the issues at hand, and more to do with the changing perceptions in America and a few people such as Justice Kennedy who have a desire to make a name and endear themselves to certain sectors within the populous. If the war between the states taught the south anything it’s that history books are written by the victors; and Justice Kennedy – like many others – see the changing winds in America and feel that while it’s a somewhat controversial decision today, in another 20 years (providing the LORD’s return and America’s destruction is stayed) the majority of America will wonder what took us so long to reach ‘equality’ in the first place. Perversion will run through our lands uninhibited and henceforth Justice Kennedy’s place in History as a ‘liberator’ is certain.
Imagine how rapidly the view on same-sex marriage has changed in America. Who would have thought thirty years ago when sodomites would march half naked down the streets of San Francisco, New York City and the like that the majority of American’s would be ok with the gay lifestyle, let alone be on the brink of seeing a majority in favor of defiling the God-given institution of marriage by deeming it a ‘right’ for same-sex couples to enjoy as well?
Mind you, the cup of sin and iniquity that is overflowing in America with the affirmation of Sodomy is merely the result of the filling by a multitude of other sins that we as a nation have condoned for some time.
This of course leads me to wonder what our country will resemble in the next thirty years. I am personally of the opinion that the LORD will catch His church up in the air within the next few years and bring swift destruction to those remaining, but supposing that He tarries, what will our country look like? What sins will actually be viewed as wrong by the general public? We as a society are changing so rapidly, it’s almost surreal.
Mind you, the cup of sin and iniquity that is overflowing in America with the affirmation of Sodomy is merely the result of the filling by a multitude of other sins that we as a nation have condoned for some time. One reason that people view marriage so indifferently to where they’re ok with sodomites marrying is because heterosexual couples over the last 40 years have made a mockery of the Holy institution of marriage. Many would marry one day, whore around on their spouse the next, divorce said spouse, then wash, rinse and repeat. Consider the iniquity in the church: 40 years ago, most churches and Christians would view fornication and adultery as wicked sins that would be rebuked openly (Prov. 24:24-25). Today in many churches, there are about as many couples living in sin together as they are married – and God forbid you preach against such evil, because many of those in the congregations perception is not that you are standing firm on the God’s unchanging Word, you are just being ‘judgmental’ and ‘picking on people’.
Our country is on the brink of destruction and we’re too busy ‘Keeping up with the Kardashian’s’ that we don’t even notice.
The ‘Great Republic Experiment’ known as America is the second greatest form of government known to man, (The greatest being Theocracy under a Holy God) but is tragically the most fragile. Even taking into account the War of Northern Aggression, America had rose to a world power within its first 100 years and presently it is the sole superpower remaining. Because of America’s miraculous rise and current standing in the world, American’s hold to the false view that the United States cannot be brought down. So when it happens, most will be caught completely unawares, and unprepared – even with the benefit of Psalm 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
America’s self-rule form of Government; of the People, by the People and for the People – is a moral form of Government that will only carry the blessings of God and be sustained when carried out by a moral people. Today American’s tend to believe that it was our particular form of government that brought this country to the pinnacle of civilization, but in reality our rise to power and influence is due solely on the providence of God – who blessed this nation for the following two reasons.
1) Because of our Christian Heritage – only the second nation ever founded upon the God of the Bible (Prov. 14:34)
2) Because we’ve been Israel’s greatest ally and a friend to the Jewish people (Gen. 12:3)
An immoral people – which is what this country is rapidly being comprised of – cannot expect, nor will receive the blessings of a Righteous and Holy God.
The National Enquirer and TMZ are the Bibles that Americans turn to. Instead of loving the LORD, we are ‘liking’ our ‘friends’ heathenistic Facebook posts
God brought His people out of Egypt, then into the land of Canaan. Miracle after miracle the LORD would perform for His people. But after Joshua came the book of Judges, which when contrasted with the history and present day of America; is as if looking at a reflection in the mirror. America was brought out of the bondage of England unto a land that is almost a type of the land of Canaan. Even though the children of Israel enjoyed the providence of God, there arose a generation who knew not God and turned from the True God and served Baalim, Baal and Ashtaroth. Much the same way that America has turned from worshipping Jesus Christ unto the worship of idols – American Idols to be precise and all things similar. The National Enquirer and TMZ are the Bibles that Americans turn to. Instead of loving the LORD, we are ‘liking’ our ‘friends’ heathenistic Facebook posts. The Bible gives us clear direction and guidance in the character of our LORD and how He views sin and reacts to nations that forsake Him to serve other gods, but we are too lifted up with pride to even notice. Examine for a moment what happened to the nation of Israel after the death of Joshua:
Judges 2:8-13 And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being an hundred and ten years old. And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnathheres, in the mount of Ephraim, on the north side of the hill Gaash. And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel. And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim: And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the LORD to anger. And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.
The generation that followed God died off and the following generations forgot the goodness, mercy and Power of the LORD. But, even more importantly though, is the way the LORD responded to the transgressions of the next generation:
Judges 2:14-15 And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies. Whithersoever they went out, the hand of the LORD was against them for evil, as the LORD had said, and as the LORD had sworn unto them: and they were greatly distressed.
I believe that the days of national sweeping revival in this once great land of ours are long past. I am sounding the horn today so that some in the four corners may be gleaned before the Master is come.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Though this nation may not repent, YOU can. YOU can turn from your wickedness and be saved. God DESIRES that you trust in Him for Salvation
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Jesus died upon Calvary’s Cross to pay the debt of sin that WE owe.
Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
Salvation is available to any who will put their trust in Jesus.
Will you trust Him today?
Acts 2:40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.