Romans 1:21 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. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 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. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 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. 26 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: 27 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. 28 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; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who 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.
Chevrolet, Coca-Cola and the NFL, American icons. But change is in the air as perfumed pink clouds shroud the horizon. It has been a huge week for purveyors of alternative life styles.
Chevrolet unveiled two new commercials supportive of the “new love” and the “new us” portraying gay couples.
Coke’s Super Bowl ad “It’s Beautiful” depicts a same-sex couple roller skating with their daughter during a montage of diverse language singing “America.”
Today’s big news announces a University of Missouri defender coming out of the closet declaring, not only for the draft, but that he is indeed a football player, an African-American and an openly gay man, possibly the first player headed to the NFL to do so.
That announcement comes on the heels of AG Eric Holder’s speech this weekend granting major sweeping support of gay marriage in all states, benefits for same sex couples, allowing them to plead the 5th so as to not incriminate their partners, etc.
This week is a pot of gold at the end of the same-sex rainbow.
I see a time coming where opposition to the gay wave sweeping our nation will cause preachers and supporters of righteousness to be overwhelmed by the diversity tsunami. Mark my words, a biblical stand on this issue is going to be illegal in the near future. Persecution is on its way and we need to decide whether we will go with the flow or proclaim God’s truth.
Having stated that, believers must continue to reach out to people of all races and persuasions, in love, with the liberating truth of the gospel. I do, however, grieve over the future when I think of the damaged country we are handing over to our kids and grandchildren.
Personally, I see this wave as a slight against what is pure, right, good and wholesome. When it comes right down to the generative dynamic, it is an affront to God. Scripture is clear, man is not to lie carnally with man as with a woman. This is clear in both the old and new testaments of God’s Word, which describes homosexuality as reprobate, unseemly (improper) and unnatural.
Let me be quick to say that all sex outside of biblical marriage is sin. Fornication is the catchall descriptor for illegitimate sex. Sexual sin is not only impure, emotionally and sometimes physically damaging to others and offensive to God, but is a sin against a person’s own flesh.
The NFL, Coke and Chevy...Wow! I am guarding my hotdogs and apple pie.
Never-the-less the gay wave is crashing onto our shores, let’s seek high ground.