These 5 justices are now on God’s hit list because of their voting to support same-sex marriage rights. Pray and watch what happens to them now, especially the one justice (swing vote) that was obviously ‘bought’ or ‘threatened’ so that he voted along with the wicked.
Just because same-sex marriage rights have now become the law for all states, doesn’t mean that we have to shut up and play dead. Our calling and gifts are irrevocable!
This is going to cost Christian parents more, and in many ways. I wonder how many will see it this way, and make the necessary adjustments and sacrifices it will take to “train up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord?”
What really grieves Mike and I is to see so many Christian (?) young adults agreeing with same-sex marriage rights, going along with winds of teaching of various kinds because they do not know the truth or the will of God as they should.
What good are we to God if we cower down? What else can our God do if His Church won’t agree with Him about sin and rebellion, or if we ARE convinced/convicted, but don’t know how to fight, or know what to fight for? What are we afraid of? Persecution? Loss of the things we have? Death? Are we afraid that if we step out with real faith in God, that He will let us down?
I see three different types of Christians (in America) today: one that believes it’s God’s will that we take America back from unbelievers before America gets any worse; one that believes America is too far gone and that God’s people need to prepare for persecution both physically and spiritually; one that believes the best about our government and trusts in the leadership.
What type are you, or are you all of the above?
Dr. Dobson states about the new law:
I grieve most for what it will do to our children, our grandchildren and future generations. They will be taught that right is wrong and wrong is right, and that the teachings of Scripture are unreliable and inaccurate. How outrageous it is that boys and girls barely out of babyhood are already being introduced in some schools to perverse adult behavior.
Soon, public school textbooks throughout the country will be re-written and re-illustrated to conform to today’s ruling. It matters not that these revisions will contradict the beliefs and convictions of their parents. It will soon become the law of the land.
Many more vulnerable kids will grow up in homes with same-sex parents, obviously lacking either masculine or feminine role models. They are the real victims of the Court’s ruling.
Adults will suffer, too. I believe a barrage of court cases has already been planned against those who hold to politically incorrect views of marriage. Many of us will be dragged into court to be prosecuted or subjected to civil judgments. Some will lose their jobs, while others forfeit their businesses. Some will be persecuted and ridiculed and fined. Some may go to prison as the years unfold. Since same-sex marriage has now been determined to be a universal human right by the highest court in the land, it will trump religious liberty, churches, seminaries, Christian schools, businesses and a host of individual liberties. I also fear that judgment will befall this once great nation.
Here’s another report by WND:
“We the undersigned have joined together to present our unified message and plea to the justices of the United States Supreme Court regarding the matter of marriage.
“We are Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox Christian pastors, clergy, lay leaders and Jewish leaders, who collectively represent millions of people in our specific churches, parishes, denominations, synagogues and media ministry outreaches.”
They described anything other than biblical marriage as “an unjust law, as Martin Luther King Jr. described such laws in his letter from the Birmingham jail.”
They said they will choose the Bible.
“On this choice, we must pledge obedience to our Creator. While there are many things we can endure, any attempt to redefine marriage is a line we cannot and will not cross.”
They refer to DefendMarriage.org, where tens of thousands of Americans already have signed a related pledge.
The signers include: Matt C. Abbott of Renew America, Kirby Anderson of Point of View Talk Radio, Archbishop Foley Beach of the Anglican Church in North America, David and Jason Benham, Pastor Paul Blair of Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond, Oklahoma, Dean Broyles of the National Center for Law and Policy, Kevin Burke of Priests for Life, Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, David Crow of Restore America, Steve Deace of USA Radio Network, former Rep. Tom DeLay, Elaine Donnelly of Center for Military Readiness, Deacon Keith Fournier of Catholic Online, Pastor Jim Garlow of Pastors Rapid Response Team, Pastor John Hagee of Cornerstone Church, Fr. Mousa Hadaa of St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church, Pastor Jack Hibbs of Calvary Chapel, Bishop E.W. Jackson, Bishop Harry Jackson Jr., Penny Nance of Concerned Women for America and Pastor Rick Scarborough of Vision America The “Marriage Pledge” being signed by Americans states: “We will view any decision by the Supreme Court or any court the same way history views the Dred Scott and Buck v. Bell decisions. Our highest respect for the rule of law requires that we not respect an unjust law that directly conflicts with higher law. A decision purporting to redefine marriage flies in the face of the Constitution and is contrary to the natural created order.”
It continues: “Experience and history have shown us that if the government redefines marriage to grant a legal equivalency to same-sex couples that same government will then enforce such an action with the police power of the state. This will bring about an inevitable collision with religious freedom and conscience rights. The precedent established will leave no room for any limitation on what can constitute such a redefined notion of marriage or human sexuality. We cannot and will not allow this to occur on our watch.”
What if our generation is the generation that sees the return of the Lord with His millennial reign on earth? What did Jesus say to watch for? Why are we to watch for these things taking place on the earth? What did He tell us to be doing until He comes? Every Christian, man, woman and child of age – is to know the answers to these questions, unto obedience.
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us. Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among me: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by Him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God. Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.” 1 Peter 2:9-17
Some things come out to me here:
We, the Church of Jesus Christ, are a holy nation belonging to God and under His Higher Law; a nation without boundaries, divisions and corruption, abstaining from sinful desires, unlike any nation of the earth. We do not submit to laws that oppose God’s laws of nature and societal order. Jesus told us that we should have no other debts to pay, but that of love, an outstanding debt.
We are not fighting for America, but rather for Christ’s Kingdom, and as Jesus Himself claimed: it is strong and forceful men that will advance His kingdom. (Matthew 12:10) We better not get this confused. If we fight and sacrifice for anything, let it be for the Kingdom of God. Every nation has the same offer from God; that if they humble themselves before Christ, and obey His Word in righteousness and justice – God will exalt them as a nation. We are not to fight for an unholy cause, but for the message of God reconciling man to Himself through Jesus Christ – to go forth into every nation until every group of peoples has had the same opportunity to hear the truth and receive the free impartial gift of God. What good is it to go fight for another nation that rejects the living God? We fight in the biblical way – for the individual, group or tribe that God puts in our heart to pray for, give to, speak to and sacrifice for, especially our own children, first and foremost.
In America, most states have submitted to this new law, but Alabama (for one) has made a stand against it in support of the true definition of marriage and family, God’s definition. We need to first agree with the Bible, God’s Word to us, and then pray for those in authority: “that the disobedient would turn to the wisdom of the righteous.” (Luke 1:18) And, so that “they turn” we must NOT shut up and play dead. We must prove who has the true wisdom by the way we live and conduct ourselves, by the way we work together and trust in the Word of God. “Wisdom is proved by her actions and children.”
The Kingdom of God comes into us when we first trust in the love and work of Jesus Christ on the cross, and is why Peter urges us to abstain from sinful desires, which WAR AGAINST OUR SOULS. This is where our battle is mostly, day to day; one that we do not have to lose – given what we have been invested with from our heavenly Father. Because we belong to Christ, all things belong to us! Greater is He who is within us, than he that is in the world. Our bodies became the temple of the Holy Spirit when we first trusted in the salvation of Jesus Christ; unto godliness, guaranteeing (by the deposit of His Spirit in us) that which is ‘to come.’ Every promise of God is “YES” to us, and we are the “AMEN!” Sealed of God by the blood and word of His own Son.
The Lord taught Abraham, and Jesus taught His apostles, to live as aliens and strangers in this wicked world; not to get comfortable here, enslaved here, dependent here. That message still rings true in our day. For Christ will return with His new world order; the order we are to be living in right now, personally and collectively as His free-moving body.
That which is of the world, is not our longing or our fight; we are not required to sacrifice a thing for this wicked world; not to surrender one thing of God’s to the world, or to the nation we live in that has turned their back on the One we love and will die for if necessary. Jesus said, “Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, but give to God what belongs to God.” Do we know the difference?!
Peter also states that God’s will is for us to do good, to live godly lives before the pagan world (of all nations), that in so doing they will see our good deeds (acts of righteousness) and glorify God on the day He visits. What are these “good deeds,” or “acts of righteousness,” which New Jerusalem (Christ’s Bride) wears on that future Day? The Bible tells us what they are. Jesus did them all, the first church did them all with His Spirit, and we can do them all like-wise.
We are not of this world, not as it is that is; for we will return with our King for God’s one thousand years of the earth and world’s make-over. (Rev. 19) He will give us the nations, if we have asked for a nation. Every nation will honor the Lord when He reigns from Jerusalem’s throne; for He will strike down the nations with His Sword: the word of His mouth. (Rev. 19) For now we pray, make the necessary ‘personal’ adjustments and sacrifices to bring the light of Christ’s Gospel to those God sees waiting for the right to become His children, in any nation.
The Day is coming when we will work with the Lord to make all things new that God first called “good.” But as long as we are in this dying world, we have a responsibility to shine with the “light of Christ,” and as the “salt” that people get to “taste” the goodness of the Lord through. We are His wonderful fragrance to those being saved, but to those that are perishing (refusing to trust in Him), we are the stench of death – a continual reminder of what awaits their rebellion in the end.
What does all this have to do with our nation’s new law supporting same-sex marriage? We need to be wise, with godly wisdom in picking our fights, wise with the plans and goals we make, wise with the words we speak, wise with the actions we take. Jesus called it: shrewd and gentle, as He displayed in His time on the earth. This day calls for wisdom; something the American church, for the most part, lacks.
Remember this, if we do the right thing (by God’s approval) the Lord will protect and provide for us; all His promises are YES to those who will live by faith, and not by fear or pride.