While the Sodomites march in the streets and impact this lawless culture for their cause, babies are being murdered behind closed doors. All the while, this is said to be seen as "progress." If that is the definition of "progress," I would hate to see what cultural decline looks like!
God has established marriage to be between one man and one woman, for life. This has been the definition from the beginning and echoed by Jesus Christ in His earthly ministry when He cites Genesis 2:24:
He answered, "Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, 'Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'? – Matt. 19:4-5.
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Marriage is not a mere "mandate" from Creation, but is also a reflection of order and authority displaying not only the Church model of authority, but ultimately Jesus Christ and His bride. I have always said that the "family" is nothing more than a "mini-Church." And while the Church is a reflection of Jesus Christ and His Bride, the family is no less a reflection. Paul also argues this way in Ephesians:
For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. – Eph. 5:24.
The undermining of the Biblical family unit not only by "feminists," but by the Sodomites, is not only an attack upon the institution of marriage, but is an all-out assault upon the Gospel. For when we see the Gospel, it is nothing less than the foretelling of the story of God's act of Salvation whereby Jesus Christ goes and purchases His Bride upon the Cross. The family has order and structure as does the Church for which Christ is its head. It is of no coincidence that the Church is referred to as a Bride as this is the reinforcing of Biblical terms of marriage established by God from the very beginning of Creation.
So when I see marriage is being "redefined" by the Sodomite, I am not only enraged at this lawlessness, but I am clear-eyed about it having the ultimate offense in rebellion to God's Law and an attack upon the Gospel itself. There can be no question about the seriousness of this abomination seen in Genesis 19, which culminated in the destruction of two cities:
The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground. "My lords," he said, "please turn aside to your servant's house. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning."
"No," they answered, "we will spend the night in the square."
But he insisted so strongly that they did go with him and entered his house. He prepared a meal for them, baking bread without yeast, and they ate. Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old—surrounded the house. They called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them."
Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him and said, "No, my friends. Don't do this wicked thing. Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don't do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof."
"Get out of our way," they replied. "This fellow came here as a foreigner, and now he wants to play the judge! We'll treat you worse than them." They kept bringing pressure on Lot and moved forward to break down the door.
But the men inside reached out and pulled Lot back into the house and shut the door. Then they struck the men who were at the door of the house, young and old, with blindness so that they could not find the door.
I would like to point out that these "men" (Hebrew: enowsh) were offered "daughters" (Hebrew: bath) and refused them, while Lot goes on to say to these men ought not to do this "wicked thing," (Hebrew: ra'a'). It is at this point that we see the full culmination of wickedness of these cities through this final and utterly wicked act represented by all of these men, surrounding the house, both young and old. We all know that it was at this point that we see why God had determined to destroy these cities. God was not destroying these two cities for lying, stealing, or even committing acts of adultery, although there is no question that these sins were certainly occurring. God goes on to destroy both of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and all the people there through fire and brimstone, essentially leveling them. It has been said that the location of these cities are where the Dead Sea is now located.
When we move forward in time to the giving of the Law at Sinai, we see that not only are these sins revisited as abominations, but that the death penalty is called for in all cases on the basis of confession or 2 or 3 witnesses to the crime.
If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them. -- Leviticus 20:13
I would like to remind the reader to understand that if we are to honor God's Law we should also honor the consequences which are spelled out within God's Law regarding this abomination. It is my position that Paul argues in Romans 1:28 that those that are committing this particular abomination were given over to a reprobate mind to do so. That is a mind that is essentially worthless and ceases to function regarding the conscience that God built-in. Paul also argues that this act is "unnatural."
Am I saying that we should have the death penalty for Sodomites? Yes, and I am merely pointing out that this is what God's Word says! I am not advocating that we simply go round up all of the Sodomites and kill them in the streets. We are to use the principles given in God's Law, as well for these matters which includes the testimony of two or three witnesses and is brought before the Court to hear the matter.
The terms "homosexual," "gay," "queer," or any other term has been hijacked to connote some positive cultural sentiment. The term is sodomite as was the Law in all 50 states leading up to 1962 and was a felony. The Supreme Court reversed its 1986 in Bowers v. Hardwick decision in its 2003 ruling on Lawrence v. Texas, essentially invalidating the Sodomy Laws that 14 States still have on the books (See Nullification for a proper remedy to this). Those states are: Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Virginia.
While some may argue from the Constitution or even the Supreme Court's rulings on these matters, I would simply ask: what is the ultimate authority regarding the issue of marriage? For those that wish to argue from the progressive mindset, I would dismiss this sentiment as circular because what you would call "progress" I call nothing less than "lawlessness," having stood upon the authority of Scripture. Where does this "progressive" thought get its authority, except itself? If it comes from within itself, it only can not critique itself, but is damned by all other positions within cultural history which those today find "primitive" and are quite quick to criticize.
While many Americans have had an apathetic disposition to the sodomite's cause regarding equal rights to "marry," I would have to ask a simple, but pointed question: who ultimately defines marriage? We all know the slippery slope argument regarding this issue and how that not only are the polygamists are in court now, but other bizarre dispositions are also in view, such as bestiality, inanimate objects and, of course, the pedophiles.
One thing we must keep in mind, regardless of your political disposition, while man may "create" and pass laws, there is but one ultimate Law and Lawgiver to which man must answer to. It is the Christian's belief that the Bible is the ultimate authority on all matters regarding life, morality, law, and, of course, marriage. This was never a debate. This was about honoring God and His Law. Those that wish to engage in debating the "progressives" while they are simply satisfied with themselves being their own authority, may they also shut their mouths to Christians, who, while being free to believe the Bible, are no less obligated to obey it and to call this nation's leaders to also obey it (Psalm 2:10-12).
“Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed quickly, therefore the hearts of the sons of men among them are given fully to do evil. Although a sinner does evil a hundred times and may lengthen his life, still I know that it will be well for those who fear God, who fear Him openly.…” - Ecclesiastes 8:11-12
While Christians are called upon to preach the Gospel and call people to repentance, the state is also to obey God’s Law regarding the penalties for physical acts of crimes. We can see that in Joshua 7 regarding the sin of Achan. After having confessed, he was taken out and stoned publicly and this was done swiftly. Achan had confessed his sin, but this did not detract from God’s penalty being carried out.
Even as Christians continue today preaching the Gospel it is not to be seen as a replacement for the role of the state nor for the penalties annexed to the crimes that have been defined by God’s Law. God’s judgments should be carried out swiftly as to deter the wicked hearts and their schemes. To the righteous, God’s law must go forward and not be paralyzed by wicked sentiment nor by the emotional appeal to culture.
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“So the law is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; so justice goes forth perverted.” - Habakkuk 1:4