Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sad Days

Dr. David R. ReaganPDFBy

Jack Hibbs, the dynamic and outspoken pastor of the Calvary Chapel in Chino Hills, California, has perhaps summed up best the spiritual situation we face today in our nation: "It's a sad thing to watch a nation die on your watch."

There is no doubt that our nation is writhing in its death throes. America is caught up in a downward spiral into a black pit of immorality and violence. We are reaping what we have sown since the 1960's when we turned our back on God and decided to do our own thing. Since that time we have become obsessed with materialism and the pursuit of pleasure. In the process, the God who blessed us so richly has been shoved aside and treated with disdain as a nuisance.

Our nation's rapidly drifting into secular paganism. It is an essay I wrote in 2000 concerning the decay of society, I look back over it and see it's even more relevant today than when it was written.

You might wonder why I focus when speaking about the fall of our society on the sin of homosexuality, when our society is wracked by so many sins. There are several reasons I highlight this topic.

The first is the fact that our nation is currently in the process of trying to convert this sin into a virtue. It is a classic example of calling evil good and good evil (Isaiah 5:20).

Second, homosexuality is a sin that society is trying to justify by equating it with race and arguing that it is a violation of civil rights to put any kind of restraints on it.

Third, it is the first sin to be openly embraced and endorsed by churches in direct opposition to God's Word.

Fourth, it is a sin that the homosexual community claims is a lifestyle that is inescapable because it is "natural."

Fifth, the homosexual community, through demanding same-sex marriage and adoption rights, is determined to undermine the traditional biblical concept of the family, which is the basic building block of society.

Sixth, the Bible identifies an epidemic of homosexuality and its approval by society as a sign of a collapsing society.

The bottom line is that homosexuality is a sin, and as such, it represents rebellion against God. There are no excuses or explanations that can convert it into something good and acceptable, any more that can be the case with adultery, pedophilia, or bestiality.

The good news is that there is hope for homosexuals, and that hope is the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit that comes when a person puts faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior. And, as example, I personally am aware of several persons who have overcome the homosexual lifestyle through God's power. Such victories give us hope in these sad days.


DrNofog said...

Homosexuality is Satan's ultimate mockery of mankind and of our Creator's intent.

Also a point of interest concerning people clamoring for "civil rights".

Just like when you go into a foreign country some of the laws and court rules may seem the same, but upon closer exam you're in for a rude awakening as the devil is in the details!
When you speak in terms of civil rights, you have indeed, entered into the Devil's jurisdiction!

The Myth & Impossibility of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties

Billy said...

When you read those six facts it makes sense that as to why there will be no homosexuals in eternity.

pat said...

So sad so many churches fail to warn against perversion. Our children are being indoctrinated by every media source. Come Lord Jesus

Anonymous said...

It is interesting that your article is appearing as the Vice President, who is nominally Catholic, has gone on record as being entirely comfortable with so-called same-sex marriage and our President, who says he's Christian, just today has gone on record as also being entirely comfortable with such unions as well. So many are applauding this as some great milestone but it is really a miletone with a note reading "one mile to hell."

Julie said...

HI, not discounting your words concerning the 6th sign -- Can you give us Scripture for that? Thanks so much! Julie

Tracey said...

It all started in the garden of Eden, Satan pretty much told Eve that it was a "violation of her civil rights" that God told them they could not eat the fruit. Satan's tactics are still the same.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to put another 'spin' on the homosexual issue. Here goes: God shows a picture of Israel as his wife and also the Church is Jesus Bride ie man and woman.

Love of self is idolotry. So when a homosexual loves some one it is like themself.

God is against idolotry, we are to love Him.

Just a different spin and I have no scripture to support only the idea that God gives physical things to show us the spiritual.

God Bless us all!!!