THE RAPID ADVANCE OF THE LGBT AGENDA, A STUNNING SUCCESS OR A STUNNING FAILURE
The LGBT movement and its agenda now represents one of the greatest political forces on planet today. From the White House to highest courts in the land and even to the Vatican, the LBGT movement has become a powerful political juggernaut. According to Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr “The spectacular success of the LGBT movement stands as one of the most fascinating phenomena of our time. In less than two decades, the LGBT agenda has moved from the shadows of obscurity to the center of America’s public life."
The success that many today celebrate in regards to the LGBT agenda, had it's beginnings back in the 70s. Back in the 70s the argument began to be but forth that the societal structure as it then existed was discriminatory and unfair. The reason being put forth for this argument stemmed from the fact that gay activist, said that the structure as it existed was too constrictive. Over the following two decades there was an aggressive push to do away with the distinguishing line between male and female.
The argument was constantly being made that if human beings were to reach their full potential, they must not be hindered by constrictive reference to gerder-ral distinctions. Thus there began to be a push for Gender neutrality--- (the adjective form of: gender-neutral), also known as gender-neutralism or the gender neutrality movement. The argument was made that policies, language, and other social institutions should avoid distinguishing roles according to people's sex or gender. The argument was put forth that this is the only way to avoid discrimination arising from the impression that there are social roles for which one gender is more suited than another.
In the midst of all the ongoing LGBT debate, one thing we can say for sure. There is no longer a polite from inside the gay closet, rather the door has been kicked off the hinges. There was a time when gays pleaded for tolerance, then acceptance, then equality, then privilege, then a demand that any disagreement with the gay lifestyle be labeled as hatred and intolerance.
It's safe to say that the LGBT agenda has advanced even more quickly than its most ardent supporters had expected. There is no denying the fact that the LGBT rights movement has become the most powerful political force in the world today. This political juggernaut has been empowered by many governments to execute their agenda anyway, anytime, anywhere as they so choose.
There are important reasons why we should take note of the rapid advance of the LGBT agenda. The reason being is that the LGBT issue is not a stand alone issue. It is becoming more and more evident that the LGBT lifestyle challenges every aspect of day to day life. The traditional concept of what constitutes a viable marriage, societies views of what constitutes male and female, is now being challenged. Some today say that the very essence of normalcy itself is now being challenged.
Pastor Scott Lively explains, “Fifty years ago homosexuality was illegal throughout the entire world, except for Sweden which had decriminalized sodomy in 1938. In the space of just half a century this tiny 1-3% of the population have made themselves a global political power with greater influence in the courtrooms and legislatures of the world than the Church. This astonishing transformation surpasses that of Darwinism, Marxism, and even Islam in its speed and breadth of reach.
As we said earlier, The LGBT lifestyle challenges every aspect of life., and demands that every aspect of what was once considered normalcy be changed to accommodate it. Words such as, husband and wife, mother and father, male and female, once the common vocabulary of every society in its own language, are now battlegrounds for change. The concept of marriage and family, which was once universally accepted, are now classed as outdated. As LGBT activist make even greater demands that everything be changed to accomodate their lifestyle, it's now clear that there will be no model of a normative family structure left in its wake.
Some say when a nation begins to change its moral sexual standards, and sanctions what unbridled sexual promiscuousness, this normally is an indication of the impending doom of that nation. Others disagree, they say the only way for a nation to survive and stay vibrant, it must accept diversity, especially concerning sexual lifestyle choices.
In seeking to grasp how we got to the place we are now at, some say that we as a nation have lost our moral compass. Others argue that rather than losing our moral conscience, we as a nation have purposely thrown it away.
In Romans one Paul made mention of the rapid advance, we are now seeing in regards to the LGBT agenda. Paul noted that this rapid advance could not be possible without a major moral deterioration on the part of society in general. Paul then noted that this moral deterioration leads to a condition, that he describes as God's "giving up and giving over process."
These conditions develop when God gives on trying to reach those who continually ignore His voice. Contrary to what some teach, Paul's main focus in this chapter is not the LGBT lifestyle: Paul points out many forms of sinful lifestyle, of which the LGBT lifestyle is but one of many. Paul noted that God calls us all away from a sinful lifestyle, and to a relationship with Him. Paul tells us that there comes a time when it becomes apparent to God that the one He calls, refuses to come. It's at that point that God gives us over to our own selves.
Paul explains that the more God gives up and gives us over to ourselves, the more prevalent sinful lifestyles of every persuasion becomes. Paul explains that the overt practicing of the LGBT lifestyle along with its acceptance and endorsement by the public at large, is but one of several signs that this process has been activated.
In Romans the first chapter Paul explains what leads up to this giving up and giving over process. In this chapter Paul taught that when a person (not just a gay person but any person), continually hardens their heart to the voice of God, there comes a time when God will give up on calling that person , and give them over to themselves.
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 (THE "THEY" being all people, not just those who are LGBT)), 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: Rom 1:21-31. (We should note that these verses are not just speaking about those who are LGBT, but is a reference to us ALL.)
The overall theme in this chapter is not homosexuality but the fact that God gave up on any attempt to call, chastise and correct, these people. He simply gave these individuals over to themselves. As Paul tells us, #1. God also gave them up to uncleanness, #2. God gave them up unto vile affections: #3. God gave them over to a reprobate mind, Rom 1:21-31. The word in Greek is paredoken. The King James translates it as “God gave them up.” Barclay renders it “God abandoned them.”
J. B. Phillips says, “They gave up God. So God gave them up.” It is a very strong word, meaning that act of God whereby he hands over the human race for judgment because of their sins. In this passage Paul is telling us what happens when men turn away from God. “When men lose God, they always lose themselves.” It’s as if God has said, “All right. If you want to turn away from me, I’ll let you go. I won’t try to stop you. But you’ll have to face the consequences of your own actions.”
In order to fully understand the the reasons for the LGBT success story, (as viewed by LGBT activist), we must take in consideration, the failure on the part of many to take a moral stand. The guidelines which God initially established for mankind in general, for the functioning of a orderly society, is now being rejected by many none gays. When our nation was first founded there were basic guidelines that most of our forefathers accepted. These were known as the"Judeo Christian" values.
In the book of Genesis God established the male female roles and the concept of the human family. In His perfect wisdom God knew that any organization must have the roles of its members clearly defined to insure that the members of the organization would be able to function effectively. God gave the man the responsibility to be the head of the family in providing provision and leadership. The woman's role in the family is as vital and important as the man's. She is to be his companion and partner. 18 And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. Gen 2:18.
Our forefathers accepted these guidelines as being the most effective way to maintain a orderly society. First of all they accepted the fact that they were created by a all wise God. They accepted the fact that the creator created two distinct creatures, who had complimenting roles. These two distinct creatures were Adam as the male, and Eve as the female. Our nation's founders also accepted the fact that according to God's guidelines, it was acceptable that if a couple desired to be together, that they could marry. Which in turn would provide mutual companionship, which should be based on love, respect, and commitment. Our forefathers further accepted the fact that the marital bond was to be between a man and a woman.
They also understood that the marital bond as intended by God, was to bring mutual comfort and enjoyment, which in turn would lead to children and thus a family. And finally they understood that the family unit was to provide a framework for each family member to grow as a person in love and security. They also accepted the fact that God also established early on, that abuse and violence was unacceptable. (we cite the key verses below).
MALE—FEMALE, 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Gen 1:27
HUSBAND—WIFE, 22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. Gen 2:22-24.
FATHER---MOTHER, 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen 1:28.
THE FAMILY UNIT, 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. Gen 2:24. Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: Gen 1:28.
ABUSE AND VIOLENCE FORBIDDEN, 10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand; Gen 4:10-11.
During the time of Christ's earthly ministry, he reminded his listeners about God’s original intent. 4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Matt 19:4-5.
We are now witnessing a sexual and lifestyle storm brewing whose winds is blowing away the traditional structures of basic human identity. Starting with the most basic structure of all which is the distinctive roles of male and females. Words such as male—female, husband---wife, mother---father which were once the common vocabulary of every society in its own language, are now under tremendous pressure to conform to the LGBT dictates and mind set. Many of those who now demand revolutionary changes in these areas make clear, there will be no model of a normative family structure left in its wake.
As time has progressed the success in the areas of LGBT rights and gender neutrality has been stunning successful. So much so that, that which was once unthinkable is now being proposed and done. For example, some now who advocate gender neutrality now say that this process should be put in place even before the birth of a newborn baby. Normally when we hear of the birth of a child one of the first questions we ask is, “is it a girl or a boy.”
We do so because knowing the sex of the child is usually the first way we seek to connect with them as a person. It is now becoming to take a wait and see attitude, with the thought in mind, that ones physical attributes, don’t really define our true sexuality. Even if the unborn child has all the body parts would have traditionally caused him to be classed as a boy, some now argue and some parents agree, that the this decision should not be made until the child explores and develops their own sexual identity.
A side note we would like to mention is this, There are some people who are born with birth defects and abnormalities, which affects their ability to fully function as a male or female. Christ noted this when he taught about some men being born eunuchs. “For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb.” Matt 19:12. This is not the same as being born gay. An intersex individual is a person who at birth, is born with certain sexual characteristic which do not fit the typical definitions for male or female bodies. This includes items such as, chromosomes, gonads, sex hormones, or genitals. We should note that most people who are LGBT are not born with this birth defect.
Even on some of our institutions for higher education, there is now a call by many that the traditional gender distinctive titles of “he and she,” be dropped. Donna Braquet in a posting on the university of Tennessee website, made the case that the school must be welcoming to transgendered people through the use of language. “ It is important to participate in making our campus welcoming and inclusive for all. One way to do that is to use a student’s chosen name and their correct pronouns.” Braquet, who is director of the university’s Pride Center, suggested using a variety of gender neutral pronouns instead of traditional pronouns.
“There are dozens of gender-neutral pronouns,” she declared She gave some examples of some of the new gender neutral pronouns, ze, hir, zir, xe, xem and xyr. “These may sound a little funny at first, but only because they are new,” Braquet explained. “The ‘she’ and ‘he’ pronouns would sound strange too if we had been taught ‘ze’ when growing up. Instead of calling roll, ask everyone to provide their name and pronouns,” she wrote. “This ensures you are not singling out transgender or non-binary students.”
Todd Starnes gives us the following example, in regards to the ramifications of this request. “For example, the birth certificate might say that Big Earl is a male. But what if Big Earl identifies as a lady who wants to be called Lawanda? According to the procedures outlined by the folks at the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the professor is obligated to call Big Earl – Lawanda – or whatever name makes Big Earl feel more included. Braquet wrote, “We should not assume someone’s gender by their appearance, nor by what is listed on a roster or in student information systems. Transgender people and people who do not identify within the gender binary may use a different name than their legal name and pronouns of their gender identity, rather than the pronouns of the sex they were assigned at birth.” For the first week of classes, Braquet is also asking teachers to ask everyone to provide their name and pronoun instead of calling roll. “The name a student uses may not be the one on the official roster, and the roster name may not be the same gender as the one the student now uses.”
There are parents who now refuse to class their child by their biological gender. For example Lisa and Martin are raising their son Max according to the technique known as 'gender-neutral parenting. They say he is happy playing with his collection of toy cars and revels in wearing his favorite dresses and tutu. His mom Lisa said: 'Gender stereotypes can be so damaging. They teach little boys to be aggressive and dominant over women... It's detrimental for them and for females‘ The couple say they hope their decision will help boost Max's confidence
As we said earlier, today’s rapid advancement of the LGBT movement, and its acceptance by many in the public at large, is viewed by many to be a stunning success story. In fact in most of our western countries, the LGBT rights movement has become the a very powerful political force. This political juggernaut has been empowered by many governments to execute their agenda anyway, anytime, anywhere as they so choose.
Many today around the world are now persuaded that the LGBT lifestyle is a human right, which must be protected, and defended by the laws of the land. Those who would dare disagree with this assessment are more and more being ostracized and viewed as being insensitive homophobic bigots. And in some cases those who sound a dissenting voice are classed as law breakers, who must be punished under the law Statistics show that at best two out of every hundred individuals identifies themselves as gay or lesbian.
But judging from the impact this small minority and their supporters now have over our government one would think that 98% of our society identifies itself as being gay. So how could such a small minority have such an enormous clot among our society? There has been much debate in regards to why the LGBT movement has had such stunning success. There are also those who say that what is being labeled as a stunning success, The Bible defines as a stunning failure. We will first look at some of the reasons given, in regards to the success story of the LGBT movement. (We list a few examples).
As long as gays and lesbians were merely an abstract concept or the subject of defamatory assumptions, it would be difficult to dismantle laws that were clearly meant to defend society from "deviants.“ But when the gay man or lesbian turns out to be your own child or sibling or coworker, then everything changes. He or she is not at all what you've been told about "those people." Being transgender was once viewed as a taboo, who would hire me? But now my dream of being a elementary school teacher will soon be realized, wow!!
I can't speak for all LGBT'S, but for myself, I never hide the fact that I'm proudly gay and feminine. I make it a point of "making friends" with the most homophobic people I know and I take immense pride in the fact that I count -- amongst my best friends -- former homophobes. I'm not saying that I changed the world (duh!), but I changed the people in my part of the world. Hopefully every one of my gay sisters and brothers who do the same are making their world a better place.
My parents are reliably conservative, and I'm all but certain that they both voted for their state's ban on same sex marriage. Yet, if a ban were on the ballot now, they would have to acknowledge that their votes for a ban on same-sex marriage would be a vote against their daughter's right to marry the woman who makes their daughter so happy. It's relatively easy to marginalize "the gays." It's a bit more difficult to agree to marginalize your gay daughter, son, cousin, aunt, uncle, or mother or father.
Some say that "You can spot a gay man by the swish in his walk and the waving of his limp wrists." This is a blatant misnomer to say the least. Many of us who are gay don’t look or act the stereotypical part. Gay men are often associated with a lisp or a feminine speaking tone. Fashion and effeminacy have long been seen as stereotypes of gayness. It’s a shock to the system when I come out and proclaim myself to be gay. Many have no defense, because I don’t look the part. Thus they gradually accept the fact that we are everywhere and many of us look just like everyone else.
Some say that one of the greatest aides to the LGBT success story is the electronic media. They say that, “Thanks to the electronic media there is a perpetual bombardment of the gay agenda. In the electronic media gays are presented in this modern-age of "political correctness" as victims and heroes in their stand for LGBT rights.
It’s further noted that more and more gay and lesbian actors and pro gay situations are included in sitcoms and movies. This in turn has softened any objection the average person may feel toward the LGBT lifestyle. The media is even helping promote the gay lifestyle, by teaching us the proper terms to use: "Alternate lifestyles," "Life partners.“
Today the media for the most part has conditioned most people to believe that the LGBT lifestyle is a human right. They have convinced many to believe that agreement with the LGBT lifestyle shows a high level of, intelligence, tolerance and sophistication. The media has also convinced many into believing that disagreement with the LGBT lifestyle shows a high level of Ignorance, and intolerance.
It is further pointed out that, for many today, their favorite entertainer or TV personality is openly gay. Not only this, but many today love the advice they get on how to decorate their homes, as well as the latest fashion tips, from those who are obviously gay. One person put it this way, "They give otherwise dull hair radiant highlights and our imperfect decor those fabulous accent pieces."
HEART APPEAL--- Some say that another major way the LGBT lifestyle has gained such widespread acceptance, is due to the high degree of likeability of many who are gay. In fact many of us would agree that there are many gays who are just hard not to like, (personality wise). Even many who disagree with the gay would agree that many gays are very warm, caring and endearing. (On a personal note, this is a point that I have found to be true)
Some who have analyzed the reasons why the LGBT movement has been so successful, say that it was how the message was repackaged that made the difference. They note that a major shift came about when gay rights leaders, aided by psychologists, discovered through focus groups and polling that framing the concept of gay marriage as a “right” was speaking the wrong language. They simultaneously happened upon a surprising level of heterosexual support for the humanitarian idea that gay people might love and want to commit to their partners, just like anyone else. Gay leaders stopped talking about “rights” and started talking about “love and commitment.” The message became an appeal to the heart more so than a call for a civil right. The change in the message resulted in a rapid turnaround in regards to the public support for same sex marriage.
Many say that one of the greatest contributors to the success of the LGBT movement was by utilizing the game plan outlined in one book. This book titled, After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90s. It was published with little fanfare, but quickly became the authoritative public relations manual for the gay agenda. A look back at its pages is an occasion for understanding just how successful their plan was.
Authors Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen combined psychiatric and public relations expertise in devising their strategy. Kirk, a researcher in neuropsychiatry, and Madsen, a public relations consultant, argued that homosexuals must change their presentation to the heterosexual community if real success was to be made.”
In After the Ball: How America Will Conquer its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90s, authors Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen argued that efforts to normalize homosexuality and homosexual relationships would fail unless their movement shifted its argument to a demand for civil rights, rather than for moral acceptance. They outlined a clear strategy to follow in order to promote the LGBT agenda. (we will take a closer look later on).
According to God’s word the rapid advancement of the LGBT agenda is a sign, that we have reached the same place of moral deterioration that was prevalent in Sodom and Gomorrah. Perhaps one of the most often discussed events when it comes to Sodom and Gomorrah are the events which took place at the door of Lot’s home. The reason being, it was right after these events, that the angels of the Lord announced the doom of these two cities. On the eve of the destruction of these two cities,
The scriptures gives us a 24 hour window in which to look at the happenings in Sodom, just prior to the outpouring of God’s fiery judgment. In Sodom and Gomorrah it is evident that there was a collective coming out of the closet. Even those who were not gay were celebrating the LGBT lifestyle. So much so that those who were LGBT, could boldly come out in the streets and do as they pleased.
Even though sinfulness of every Varity was taking place (just before the fire fell) we are told sexual promiscuity was a key contributing factor. Jude 1:7 ...'Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” Jude 1:7 . The stated intent of the men gathered at Lot’s door was to rape his two male house guest. 4 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. Gen 19:4-5.
In Sodom and Gomorrah, there was a wholesale hardening of the conscience of men to the voice of God. So much so that not even the young kids were spared. They gathered round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter . They boldly came out in the streets and paraded their sexuality. Some would say that surely the police in Sodom would protect Lot and his house guest from these overt acts of brutality and violence. So just where were the police on that fateful night, they no doubt was standing there with the mob.
The LGBT activist have been very successful at promoting their agenda: That which once was once viewed as being lewd and immoral, can now be paraded down main street, under protection of the law. This picture was taken at a Gay Pride parade in New York City. In fact we see the police standing there, protecting their right to put on this display . This scene would have perfectly blended in with what was taking place in the streets of Sodom 24 hours before God’s fiery judgment fell.
The events which took place in the streets of Sodom, mirrors what is happening in our cities today. The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them! They have brought disaster upon themselves. Isaiah 3:9. Many have lost the moral strength to take a stand against what is going on. Many others are so griped with fear of the consequences of speaking out, that they have gone into a closet of silence.
There is good reason for us to be concerned, with the matter of God giving up on a people and giving them over to themselves. The reason being, we all have a stake in the consequences. Paul tells us that as this world comes to an end, history will repeat itself. We are told that the same morally deteriorated conditions which were prevalent during the days of Noah and Lot, will once again become the prevailing conditions.
We are witnessing first hand, what happens when God gives up on men, and gives them over to themselves. Ray Pritchard tells us that, Romans 1 is the story of our country, our city, our town, our street and our neighborhood. It is also the story of a culture on the skids. The great tragedy is that we can’t seem to find a stopping place nowadays. No one seems to be able to stand up and say, “This far and no farther.” There seems to be no limit on sensuality, no limit on immorality, no limit on pornography, no limit to the degree of perversion, no limit on any of the sins mentioned in these passages. Each year we push the line a little farther.
In the book of Genesis we have two notable examples of God giving up on a people and giving them over to their own wicked mind set. We should pay close attention to these two events, because Christ tells us that history will repeat itself. According to Christ most people won’t realize that God has given them over to themselves, and judgment is about to fall. Christ tells us for most people the last day will simply seem to be just another day, where it’s business as usual.
26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Lk 17::26-28.
Jesus describes what the days will be like leading up to the coming of the Son of man. He compares the coming of the Son of man to the flood in Noah's day (v. 27) and to the destruction of Sodom by fire and brimstone (v. 29). Christ tells us that the days before His coming will be like the days before those two catastrophes, namely, full of busy, ordinary life. Verse 27: "They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built.“
Dr. Ray Pritchard tells us in both the case of Noah and Lot, it was business as usual up until the last moment before their destruction. Noah sounded a warning but it did no good, they were now past the point of giving heed. JUST BUSINESS AS USUAL — God in his perfect wisdom knew that they were past the point of giving any serious heed to His warnings of their need to strive to survive his coming judgment. In the case of Noah they paid no attention to “crazy Noah” and the big boat he was building in his backyard. Maybe he was regarded as a local whacko whose oddities were tolerated and made the butt of cocktail-hour humor.
When Lot was warned by the angels of the impending doom in Sodom, Lot sought to warn his family, but most took it as a joke. Lot – nephew of Abraham -- was visited by angels who forewarned him of Sodom’s impending destruction for their many sins. He was being urged to leave quickly. Lot set out to get all his kids, family and in-laws to understand the gravity of the situation and escape for their lives. But they took it for a joke. 14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law. Gen 19”14.
They were eating and drinking (nothing wrong with that), marrying and giving in marriage (nothing wrong with that). They were buying and selling and continuing in all the usual activities of human life. Children went to school each day, businessmen made deals, teachers taught, doctors dispensed healing, farmers tended their crops. They were blind to the with destruction about to fall. One translation of verse 39 says “they did not know.” What a damning indictment.
Theirs was an age of enlightenment. But they did not know. It was an age of great progress. But they did not know. It was an age of music, fine arts and literature. But they did not know. It was an age of military might. But they did not know. It was an age when mighty men roamed the earth. But they did not know. They knew so much but understood so little.
They knew more and more about less and less until they knew everything about nothing and nothing about what really mattered. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. They had no time for God until it was too late.” In the case of Noah they paid no attention to “crazy Noah” and the big boat he was building in his backyard. Maybe he was regarded as a local whacko whose oddities were tolerated and made the butt of cocktail-hour humor. Even when Lot sought to warn his family, most of them took it as a joke. If we are to be survivors in these last times we must take God’s warnings seriously.
The Bible tells us three key things which are applicable today. #1. We are to love and obey God above all else. #2. We are to love others as we love ourselves, (including those who are LGBT). #3. The Bible Prophetically, foretold that everything that we now see happening, would take place. Those of us who understand scriptural prophecy, realize that our nation is in deep trouble. We are now witnessing the same sexual and lifestyle pattern developing, which caused the downfall of an entire civilization. We are seeing the identical to the conditions developing which ushered in the flood of Noah’s day, and fiery destruction during the times of Lot and Sodom and Gomorrah.
What many label as a stunning success on the part of the LGBT movement, is in reality the stunning failure of our society as a whole to stand on the basic principles which had allowed America to be the most successful nation the world has ever seen. The stand that we as believers take is more so a stand for basic godly guidelines, rather than a stand against the LGBT lifestyle. It just so happens that the very things we stand for are in direct conflict, with the lifestyle the LGBT movement most seeks to promote.
The LGBT movement and it’s demand for acceptance, approval and endorsement is now knocking on every church door. Many church leaders and their congregants have stuck their heads in the sand hoping this issue will go away, it won’t.
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