Title: AMERICA LURCHES HARD AND ABRUPTLY TOWARDS SODOM
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For at least four decades -- ever since the sexual values explosion during the Vietnam War era -- America has been steadily moving toward duplicating the morality of Sodom and Gomorrah. This movement towards adopting the morality of Sodom and Gomorrah has moved through several stages and/or forms.
1) Since the Vietnam War era, individual homosexuals have been more inclined than ever to openly declare their homosexuality
2) Even if the midst of the AIDS crisis, during which a huge number of practicing homosexuals were dying, state and federal governments passed rules, regulations and even laws that protected gays from discrimination. This action had the effect of legitimizing the gay sexual lifestyle in the minds of untold numbers of people
3) Corporations began to grant the same medical plans to gay partners as they were extending to heterosexual marriage partners
4) President Clinton promoted the gay lifestyle for eight solid years, beginning with his order to the military to adopt the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, This order allowed gays to enter the military, but made it more difficult to muster out because of sexual orientation.
5) President Bush began his presidency fully supportive of the gay/lesbian agenda, and went so far in that direction that Concerned Women of America finally publicly complained that his gay policies were "identical to Clinton's" (Read NEWS1652).
6) On June 26, 2003, the US Supreme Court ruled that sodomy was legal throughout the land (Read NEWS1830). This heinous decision had the immediate result of legitimizing the entire gay lifestyle while threatening the legitimacy of regular heterosexuality. Almost as soon as the newspaper ink was dry on reporting this decision, news commentators began questioning whether this High Court decision rendered Gay Marriage inevitable.
7) Gay Marriage raised its ugly head in several states, most notably California, Massachusetts and Vermont. Many gay leaders were promoting the idea of dropping the term, "Gay Marriage", substituting the words, "Civil Unions" instead. This fight is continuing right now, but Massachusetts now recognizes gay marriage and is marrying gay resident citizens.
8) Public Schools in almost every age level have long ago started supporting homosexuality and teaching that it is just as valid a "lifestyle choice" as heterosexuality. "Sex Education" classes in high schools and middle schools have openly taught this value system and have openly promoted various types of sex experiences to their very gullible students.
9) Legislators have inched closer and closer to the point where they will one day pass laws that recognize homosexuality on par with heterosexuality and which will provide criminal penalties against any citizen who feels and acts differently. "Hate Crimes" legislation will one day become reality, and will threaten every Born Again believer who insists that God's Word be adhered to in deciding whether homosexuality was acceptable.
Doubtless you can think of more instances were America has been steadily moving towards a public acceptance of homosexuality. This list is not meant to be an exhaustive one.
However, our news article for this day takes us in a completely different direction. You will see that a professionally recognized organization which carries a great deal of respect with most Americans is actually arguing that heinous homosexual practices be removed from the psychiatric manual of mental disorders! In other words, this organization is arguing that homosexual predilections which are now criminal when acted upon and which are now considered to be a form of mental illness, should be legalized and should be no longer considered as a form of mental derangement.
Listen, and weep as America moves ever closer to Sodom and Gomorrah.
PARAPHILIA AND GENDER-IDENTITY DISORDER SHOULD BE CONSIDERED NORMAL!
NEWS BRIEF: "Should These Conditions Be Normalized?", NARTH (National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality) www.narth.com
"... in San Francisco, at a symposium hosted by the American Psychiatric Association, several long-recognized categories of mental illness were discussed for possible removal from the upcoming edition of the psychiatric manual of mental disorders. Among the mental illnesses being debated in the symposium at the APA's annual convention were all the paraphilias--which include pedophilia, exhibitionism, fetishism, transvestitism, voyeurism, and sadomasochism. Also being debated was gender-identity disorder, a condition in which a person feels persistent discomfort with his or her biological sex. Gay activists have long claimed that gender-identity disorder should not be assumed to be abnormal, when, they say, it is usually an expression of healthy prehomosexuality."
Can you not sense the presence of the demonic spirit of Sodom in this paragraph? All of these activities were most assuredly considered normal in Sodom and was regularly practiced. These kinds of activities were undoubtedly contributing of the "crying and shrieking" which God heard before He decided to physically annihilate the cities. Listen to the Biblical account:
"And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know." [Gen 18:20-21 (KJV) ]
The Parallel Bible gives the Amplified Bible Commentary rendering:
"And the Lord said, Because the shriek of the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah is great and their sin is exceedingly grievous, I will go down now and see whether they have done altogether as vilely and wickedly as is the cry of it which has come to Me; and if not, I will know." [Genesis 18:20-21 (Amp); Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary - Parallel feature also available in Thompson Chain Reference Computer Library]
Do the sexual practices of homosexuality produce screaming and shrieking? The normal practice of anal intercourse produces such shrieking, for the tissue in those body parts were never meant for intercourse. Additionally, some other practices homosexuals regularly perform produce extreme pain which causes such a crying out. Let us now review the dictionary definition of each of these maladies which the American Psychiatric Association wants to normalize, and the matter will be clearer to you.
* Pedophilia -- An obsession by an adult of sex with children. NARTH notes in a position paper: ".... NARTH brought public attention to an article published in Psychological Bulletin which downplayed the damage done by man-boy sexual relationships as long as they were 'not coerced' ... Ms. Eberstadt identifies gay culture as to some extent, harboring--and in the best-case scenario, failing to condemn--the man-boy 'love' movement as it gradually gains visibility ... A few proclaim boys to be sexual fair game." ["More on the Pedophilia Question", NARTH, http://www.narth.com/docs/moreonped.html]
Was there evidence of man-boy lovemaking in Sodom? You bet there was; listen to the Biblical account:
"But before they lay down, the men of the city of Sodom, both young and old, all the men from every quarter, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot and said, Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know (be intimate with) them." (Genesis 19:4-5, Parallel Bible.)
The men of Sodom -- both young and old -- surrounded Lot's house to demand that the angels come outside for public sex. Yes, I believe man-boy homosexuality was practiced in Sodom.
* Exhibitionism -- "Compulsive exposure of the sexual organs in public" (Tormont Webster's Illustrated Encyclopedic Dictionary] - One has only to learn of the horrific practices carried out during a Gay Pride event to understand what exhibitionism is all about. NARTH discusses exhibitionism as part of the "dark side" of homosexuality. Listen:
"But because homosexuality is deficit-based, the dark side of gay life--characterized by sexual addictions and fixations--keeps stubbornly emerging, in spite of public-relations efforts to submerge it. Culture Facts, an online publication of Family Research Council, recently reported on a street fair that illustrates this paradox. The fair was sponsored in part by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF)--two very prominent groups committed to mainstreaming and normalizing homosexuality. Yet that event featured public whippings, body piercing, public sex, sadomasochism, and public nakedness by parade marchers. Fair booths sold bumper stickers that said, 'God masturbates', and 'I Worship Satan', and merchants peddled studded dog collars and leather whips (not for their dogs). On the sidelines of the public fair, a man dressed as a Catholic nun was strapped to a cross with his buttocks exposed, and onlookers were invited to whip him for a two-dollar donation." ["Why Reveal the Dark Side of the Gay Movement?", NARTH, http://www.narth.com/docs/whyreveal.html]
These gay activities during this street fair undoubtedly produced the kinds of pain which would cause someone to shriek and cry out.
* Fetish - "An object that receives unreasonably excessive attention or reverence. An abnormal sexual attraction to some object or part of the body not normally considered erogenous." (Tormont Webster's Illustrated Encyclopedic Dictionary]
* Transvestite -- "A person who, for sexual stimulation, wears clothes normally worn by the opposite sex." (Ibid.]
* Voyeur - "One who derives sexual pleasure from watching other people undress or engage in sexual activity, especially from a secret vantage point." [Ibid.]
* Sadomasochism -- "The combination of sadism and masochism in one person, marked by the gaining of pleasure from both inflicting and submitting to pain." [Ibid.] In the NARTH article, above, we saw activities occurring which would cause pain, and of course, pain causes a person to shriek and cry out -- "public whippings, body piercing, public sex, sadomasochism, studded dog collars and leather whips"
Now can you see why the practice of homosexuality in Sodom and Gomorrah would cause young boys and adult men to cry out, to scream, to shriek?
Now, let us go back to this featured NARTH article to see the terribly fallacious arguments being advanced by the American Psychiatric Association that these deviant practices should be now considered normal.
"Psychiatrist Charles Moser of San Francisco's Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality and co-author Peggy Kleinplatz of the University of Ottawa presented a paper entitled, 'DSM-IV-TR and the Paraphilias: An Argument for Removal'. They argued that people whose sexual interests are atypical, culturally forbidden, or religiously proscribed should not, for those reasons, be labeled mentally ill. First, they say, different societies stigmatize different sexual behaviors. Furthermore, the existing research cannot distinguish people with the paraphilias, they say, from 'normophilics' (the term the authors use for people with conventional sexual interests), so there is no reason to diagnose paraphilics as either a distinct group, or psychologically unhealthy. Besides, Moser and Kleinplatz add, psychiatry has no baseline, theoretical model of what, in fact, constitutes normal and healthy sexuality to which it could compare people whose sexual interests draw them to children or sadism/masochism." ["Should These Conditions Be Normalized?", Op. Cit]
Obviously, these psychiatrists who were putting these arguments forth have never seriously considered that the issue of a standard should never, ever be a comparison to other cultures, but to the Judeo-Christian Holy Bible. Before we review what the Bible says about this sexual practice, let us continue with the delusive reasoning of these psychiatrists.
"... during the last three decades, psychiatry has moved away from reliance on theories of causation--theories which, typically, cannot be verified--and instead sought direct, empirically provable evidence; not of the pathological origins of a condition, but of its disabling effect in the present. Without such evidence for observable distress and disability, a condition is generally not considered to be a mental disorder. People with 'sexually unusual' interests, Moser and Kleinplatz note, may in fact be quite happy and well-adjusted. But the APA's labeling of their conditions as "pathological" fuels social discrimination against them, Moser and Kleinplatz warn, which can lead to distress and discrimination that is psychologically damaging." [Ibid.]
This reasoning is typical of the gay community. They argue that no scientific evidence exists which "proves" that homosexual practices damage anyone's mind or emotions. Most Gays and lesbians, they argue, are just as happy and well-adjusted as are heterosexuals.
In fact, one pro-gay writer noted that our cultural "bais" against homosexual acts stemmed from the pervasive influence of Judeo-Christianity. Listen:
"A number of the commentators indicated their disapproval of the moral influences exerted on society by its Judeo-Christian heritage, which has traditionally stigmatized child sexuality ... the Western world was once dominated by Judeo-Christian principles, and we used to judge particular sex acts like adultery, sodomy, and sadomasochistic sex as intrinsically wrong. But now those old 'prejudices', he says, are fading away. What anyone decides to do sexually with another person is today considered morally acceptable as long as a valid agreement is negotiated." ["International Academy of Sex Research Joins the Debate: Is Pedophilia a Mental Disorder?", NARTH, http://www.narth.com/docs/debate2.html ]
What kind of "negotiating" is going to occur between an adult and a very young child? The child is likely to allow the adult to do whatever he wants to do.
However, concerning the assertion that we are having this debate only because our society has always adhered to the Biblical standard, we could not have stated the fact any more clearly. We are in this debate simply and only because the traditional "Judeo-Christian principles" which have always guided Western society have now been eroded away so much that all sorts of deviancy are "coming out", clothed as acceptable. Today, everyone does what is right in his own eyes. What does the Bible say about that kind of person?
"The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise." [Prov 12:15] That "counsel" is God's Biblical counsel.
"Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts." [Prov 21:2]
Now, let us close this article out with a Biblical examination of what the Creator of the universe has to say about homosexuality. Since God never, ever changes, what made Him angry 4,000 years ago makes him angry today. As the foolish of the world reject God's commandments, speeding towards their destruction while they create a culture morally parallel to Sodom, they all would do well to listen to the eternal standard by the One before Whom they will one day stand in judgment.
GOD'S ETERNAL STANDARD AS REVEALED IN HIS BIBLE
We are not trying to deny the human side of homosexuality. We know that Gay couples, both male and female, feel love and commitment to one another. We know that many Gay people are "nice" people. We know that homosexuals experience the full range of human emotion that heterosexuals experience. However, after acknowledging all this, there is also no doubt that human these factors do not change God's prohibition against this practice. At this point, let us pause to examine God's Biblical prohibitions against homosexuality.
This is what God says about Homosexuality in His Bible. But, first, understand that God teaches that He gave every word of the Scriptures to His servants to record. Every word is God-breathed. If there was only ONE instance in the entire Bible where God issued a prohibition against homosexuality, that ONE instance would be more than enough to enforce that command for all eternity.
Finally, we must also remember that, while God never changes His mind about any of His moral commands, Satan is all too ready to step in and deceive people that God does change, that we are now living in a modern, sophisticated society, where the old moral laws no longer apply.
Now, this is what the Bible COMMANDS regarding homosexuality, both male and female:
1) Leviticus 20:13
"If a man lies with a male as if he were a women, both men have committed an offense -- perverse, corrupt, unnatural, abhorrent, and detestable." (Parallel Bible) The King James Version uses the word "Abomination" instead of abhorrent. God also issued this command against homosexuality in Leviticus 18:22, again referring to this practice as an "abomination". In chapters 18 and 20, God uses this word, "abomination" five times in connection with His prohibitions against the various sexual sins. Do you think God was trying to impress something upon us?
2) The entire chapter of Leviticus 18 governs the practice of various types of sexual sin. God concludes His warnings in 18:24-29, "Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, for in all these things the ... land is defiled; therefore, I visit the iniquity of it upon it, and the land itself vomits out her inhabitants...Who ever commits any of these abominations shall be cut off (killed) from his people."
These are strong words from an Omnipotent, Unchanging God.
Did you understand that, in God's eyes, the land itself is defiled by this type of sin? In other words, God views the nation, which allows homosexuality to flourish, as being defiled. This is the reason God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, and this is the way in which He views America today, even as American Gays are still celebrating their great national "coming out" party. We humans are worried greatly about polluting our rivers, streams, lakes, air, and land with chemical pollutants. However, God says the pollution about which we should be concerned is moral pollution!! We are polluting our American land with this sexual sin! One day, God will cause this land to "vomit out" its sinful inhabitants!
3) Deuteronomy 23:17, God forbids cult prostitution, either male or female.
4) 1 Corinthians 6:9, "Do not be deceived [there's that word again], neither the impure and immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexuality...shall inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God."
5) 1 Timothy 1:8-11, Paul lists all the sins which are properly controlled by the Old Testament Law. One of the sins so mentioned is "those who abuse themselves with men". This is short-hand way of referring to homosexuality.
6) "Religious" leaders of the homosexual movement erroneously teach that Jesus never condemned homosexuality; therefore, based upon the always spurious 'Conclusion By Silence' they teach that Jesus must have looked favorably upon homosexuality. Have we got news for you!! Jesus is the author of the Book of Revelation. Look what he states at the very End of the Age, just after the final judgment. In Chapter 21, Jesus tells us that certain people will be cast eternally into "the lake that blazes with fire and brimstone." (verse 8) However, earlier in this verse, Jesus listed those types of people who would be cast into this Lake of Fire. He includes those who are "depraved and defiled with abominations..." Jesus used the same words, "defiled" and "abominations" here that He used in Leviticus 18 and 20 to refer to homosexual acts!!! Remember also that God said in Leviticus 18 and 20 that these sexual sins defiled the land, and the land would vomit out her inhabitants. Here, in these Revelation passages, Jesus reiterates that this sexual sin defiles.
not deceived; God is not mocked. Whatsoever a man sows, that and only that is
what he shall reap." That word, "deceived" keeps
popping up again and again, particularly during the End of The Age. Read for yourself
the many warnings Jesus uttered in Matthew 24 against being taken in by the unparalleled
deception which would occur at the End of the Age.
Before we close this subject, we need to speak to the issue of the apparent acceptance of Homosexuality by the American public. It does not matter one bit if the vast majority of Americans totally supported this lifestyle, because God's commands are not subject to a majority vote!! Jesus upheld all the Old Testament Law and Prophets when He boldly stated, "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled." [Matthew 5:17-18]
Jesus here is upholding all of God's commandments against Homosexuality!! And He said that not one period or punctuation mark shall disappear from the Law until He came back to rule the world.
Jesus then uttered a very interesting prophecy concerning one of the many signs that would occur by which the Christians of the last era would know that His return was imminent. Jesus said "... as the days of Noe [Noah] were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."
Remember Noah? He was the preacher who built the ark that would eventually carry he and his immediate family to safety. He preached for 120 years, while he built the ark, warning people of the impending flood. But, not one person believed him. When God broke the Flood upon the world, millions perished. God allowed only 8 people to live. Only 8 people out of several millions were considered righteous enough to live! And, Jesus is saying that this same situation will exist at the End of the Age!! Even if only 8 people in the world upheld the Biblical commandments concerning Homosexuality, it would never mean that God's commandments were annulled!!
God loves the sinner, but hates the sin. God loves the person who is committing the sin of Homosexuality, but He hates that sin!! His Justice part of His nature insists that He punish that sin and the person who is committing it. As God said, in Exodus 34:7, "Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation"
Did you catch the key meaning here? Even though God wants to forgive, and even though His Mercy and Grace is great, He will by "no means clear the guilty". Sin must be punished. God is Love, but He is not ONLY Love. His Justice Nature is equally strong as His Love Nature. [See "The Attributes of God", by A.W. Tozer, p. 59-74]
Fortunately, once you understand the Good News, the Gospel, you understand that God the Father reconciled both of these parts of His Nature through Jesus Christ, His Son.
Do not be deceived. The very fact that this horrible sin is now being accepted everywhere in Western Society is another "sign" that the End of the Age is close.
Are you spiritually ready? Is your family? Are you adequately protecting your loved ones? This is the reason for this ministry, to enable you to first understand the peril facing you, and then help you develop strategies to warn and protect your loved ones. Once you have been thoroughly trained, you can also use your knowledge as a means to open the door of discussion with an unsaved person. I have been able to use it many times, and have seen people come to Jesus Christ as a result. These perilous times are also a time when we can reach many souls for Jesus Christ, making an eternal difference.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, but have been very lukewarm in your spiritual walk with Him, you need to immediately ask Him for forgiveness and for renewal. He will instantly forgive you, and fill your heart with the joy of the Holy Spirit. Then, you need to begin a daily walk of prayer and personal Bible Study.
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