Thursday, February 03, 2005sinking lower and lower as time goes on...
Well, it's been tabled, and it will soon pass. Not much of a surprise, with a low level of biblical Christianity in my country, and with the Canadian church's even lower witness and influence, a believer couldn't honestly think that it wouldn't come to pass.
I'm of course referring to homosexual marriage.
This has been a long time coming. Just check this timeline on the CBC website (the CBC by the way being huge supporters of this abomination).
Homosexuality, in the Word of God, has always been associated to the worst types of sin; it has always been associated with the worst, and most perverse of societies. Why? Because it is a prideful rejection of what God has instituted (the gay parade is very well named: PRIDE parade). Consider the Scriptures:
-"Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh." (Genesis 2:24)
Most people read that verse and just shrug thinking it is no more than a cute phrase. I'm afraid it is a whole lot more than that. That verse is a COMMANDMENT. It is theologically charged! First, we learn that a man will cleave unto his WIFE (not wives). We learn that the man will cleave unto a WIFE (not another man). We learn that the two of them (one man, and one woman) become ONE FLESH. That is how God intended mankind to act in manners of romantic/sexual relationships. When a person disregards this commandment, he/she are sinning (sin is a disobedience to God).
-"But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them." (Genesis 19:4-5)
All of Genesis 19 gives a clear indication of what kind of society comes about when homosexuality flourishes; you end up with a population of perverts. Note the MEN of Sodom compassed Lot's house to "know" the MEN (who were really angels of the Lord). And when you read the chapter, you notice that the men of Sodom weren't going to take "no" for an answer.
-"Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination." (Leviticus 18:22)
The first DIRECT commandment condemning homosexuality. It is a favorite pass time of homosexuals and their sympathizers to point out that there are dietary laws and laws on vesture in Leviticus that no Christian today observes; their argument is these laws are obsolete. Well, if the prohibition against homosexuality in Leviticus is of no consequence, then beastiality is okay, incest is fine, and so is adultery; all these are prohibited in the EXACT SAME CHAPTER! The fact of the matter is, as any honest student of the Bible knows, there are sections of Leviticus that were specifically for the Levites (hence, Leviticus, or, To The Levites), other sections were civil laws for the nation of Israel, and other sections, like chapter 18 were moral laws applicable to Israel and TO ALL!
-"If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them." (Leviticus 20:14)
Though the application of this verse is no longer relevant (this was a civil law for the nation of Israel), it clearly demonstrates to what extent God hates homosexuality. The penalty was the death penalty! It doesn't get anymore serious.
-"Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: ho knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them." (Romans 1:21-32)
And there it is, my country described! What I find particularly interesting in this passage is where homosexuality is placed. Notice, first comes the refusal to "glorify God and be thankful"; then comes foolish philosophies and idolatry (epicurism, romanism, atheism...etc); the next level down is fornication and adultery followed by the worship of self; AND THEN, we have homosexuality followed by the worst possible individual/social attributes like "having no natural affection", being "malicious" and being filled with murder (from homicide to abortions). Another thing to note, lesbianism is specifically condemned in this passage.
-"Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.(1 Corinthians 6:9)
The Greek word for "effeminate" can be translated as "a man who acts/pretends to be a woman", and "abusers of themselves with mankind" can be translated as "immoral acts between two men". This passage makes it quite clear that God doesn't punish homosexuality in this life, He punishes homosexuals in the Lake of Fire, forever.
There is no doubt, no question: THE GOD OF THE BIBLE CONDEMNS HOMOSEXUALITY. And it doesn't end there:
-"Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished." (Proverbs 16:5)
-"The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God." (Psalm 9:17)
That's where Canada is at today. It joins hand in hand with the ungodly and with the perverts, fills it's heart with pride, and has willfully forgotten the Lord! Our liberal politicians call the gay marriage legislation a landmark in social progress and acceptance. And the best our so-called Christian politicians do is object on the grounds it may open the door to other unrecognized unions (like polygamy). What I would do to hear a Christian in my House of Commons stand up and say: "I oppose this legislation because GOD HIMSELF OPPOSES IT!"
But it isn't happening. Why? the most likely answer is that our politicians, like much of the population, are ignorant of the Gospel, and those who know Him, are ashamed of His Word. Well, no point whining endlessly, we'll just have to keep trucking along, supplicating our God to have mercy, and petitioning him for a revival of Truth and Grace. For save the grace of God, our nation will, one day, just like Sodom and Gomorrah, get a taste of God's fiery wrath.
"And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly" (2 Peter 2:6)