Thursday, December 09, 2004Welcome to Sodom and Gomorrah...
Well, pretty much everyone in this country saw this coming. Canada is now poised to become only the third country in the world to allow "homosexual marriage". Just another step down in the short history of Canada.
Now I'm not going to whine about the need for a referendum on the issue. I'm not going to pretend that this is all due to the lobbying of a minority. The fact of the matter is this: Canada will now be redefining marriage because the majority of Canadians do not care about the God of the Bible, and care much less about His commandments.
The Bible is clear on the issue of homosexuality. In Genesis 19 , the Lord incinerated 2 cities because of, among other things, the rampant homosexuality in both cities. In the civil Law of Israel, which God handed down to Moses, God's hatred of homosexuality was made clear in that the Lord calls homosexuals an ABOMINATION (Leviticus 18:22) and gays were to be cut off (killed) from the families of Israel (Leviticus 20:13).
Going against the notion that God was different in the Old Testament, the New Testament echoes God's judgement against homosexuality. Romans 1: 26-27 condemns both male and female homosexuality; 1 Corinthians 6:9 makes it clear that NOT ONE homosexual will inherit the kingdom of God; and finally 1 Timothy 1:9-10 make it clear that the Law of God will, one day, condemn homosexuals.
And let us be CLEAR: MARRIAGE is an institution created by GOD, and it is the UNION OF ONE MAN WITH ONE WOMAN (Genesis 2:24).
The Bible says:
"The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God." (Psalm 9:17)
"The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just. (Proverbs 3:33)
Canada has forgotten the Lord it's God, that's why most Canadians are on their way to Hell. Canada is a house filled with the wicked and godless, and that is why we are cursed. Canada has sown evil, and is therefore reaping evil (Galatians 6:7).
Am I throwing in the towel? Am I giving up on my country and my kinsmen? Perish the thought! Acknowledging the sin of my land is not equal to "giving up". In Ezra 9, Ezra saw the sin of his people and "rent his clothes, plucked out his hair, weeped, and offered confession and supplication unto the Lord for his people. Ezra acknowledge the fact that the judgement of the Lord would come against Israel's sin, and it was upon that basis that he ministered.
We Canadians need to take a page out of Ezra's book. We like to think pretty highly of ourselves up here, but the fact is we are spiritually naked and bankrupt, and it's time we recognized it.
May the Lord show His people in Canada, to acknowledge the sin of the nation, and may we, on our knees, supplicate our God for His forgiveness, mercy and grace.
"Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity." (Psalm 118:25)