Title: "As In The Days of Lot" -- Re-emergence of Homosexuality In Society Sure That Sign Jesus' Return Is Close
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Based upon Jesus' prophetic Word shown below, Bible scholars for centuries have taught that the End of the Age would be characterized by, among other events, a re-emergence of homosexuality. In fact, since Jesus said that the End Times' acceptance of homosexuality would be exactly as it was accepted in Sodom.
Let us review Jesus' Words:
"So also it was the same as it was in the days of Lot. People ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; But on the very day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. That is the way it will be on the day that the Son of Man is revealed." (Luke 17:28-30; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)
Unless you have been away for the past 4 decades on a trip to another planet, you are aware that the homosexual movement has "come out of the closet" in a huge way, like a fearsome tsunami. American courts have issued many rulings which have granted legitimacy to gays and lesbians, public schools have adopted a pro-gay curricula which they are now teaching in lower levels of elementary school, and gays themselves have become very vocal in demanding their rights.
But, the Bible says that things are going to get a whole lot worse. The wording of the prophecy is clear:
".. as it was in the days of Lot".
This dynamic prophecy literally means that one of the signs that the world is entering into the End Times is that society will become as tolerant of, and as obsessed with, homosexuality as were the citizens of Sodom! What, exactly, does this mean, and are we really there yet?
This incredible Scripture has many things to say to us today. As we discuss this verse, remember that Jesus was talking about the end of the age, the end of the Great Tribulation, when He returns to execute judgment and set up His Millennial reign. Let us now examine this Scripture:
First, we see that people were engaged in normal business and normal activities in living up to and including the day of destruction. People were eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting, and building. Everything seemed absolutely normal until the second that God's fiery judgment began to fall, and no one escaped.
Second, the Bible clearly states that Sodom was destroyed because of the rampant practice of homosexuality in that city. As we have stated before, all agencies of authority in Sodom had to have been totally supportive of homosexuality as a valid lifestyle. Courts, legislative bodies, schools, youth organizations, and churches all had to teach the acceptability of homosexuality. This teaching and official support produced the very clear practice of homosexuality among the people. We are seeing exactly this type of official governmental teaching today in America, producing yet one more example of a sign that we are living in the very end of time.
Third, Bible scholars have interpreted this verse to mean that homosexuality will again become very open and accepted in the Last Days. If this interpretation is correct, then the trend in American society to force acceptance of homosexuality is just one more clear sign of the approaching time of Anti-Christ. Clearly, we see governments, both Federal and State, attempting to force acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle. Schools and youth organizations are being informed that they must teach the acceptability of homosexuality. Time does not permit us to quote the many examples of this activity, but we quote these Governmental sources during our seminar. Finally, courts are re-interpreting the law to force societal acceptance of homosexuality. Today, under the guise of preventing "hate" and "discrimination", courts are forcing landlords and businesses to hire homosexuals, even though this action would violate their religious beliefs. In many other areas, this type of activity is occurring, moving America quickly to the point of becoming another Sodom. Now, we would like to share a News Brief which will dramatically demonstrate this abominable activity.
NEWS BRIEF: "The Threat of the Homosexual Agenda to Your Freedoms", Robert A. J. Gagnon. Ph.D., Associate Professor of New Testament, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, February 10, 2009
"Most people have not been closely following the implications of the promotion of the homosexual agenda in other Western countries, especially Canada and Sweden, or even in selected areas of the United States. Here are some results that would follow from granting homosexual marriage or its legal equivalent and making "sexual orientation" a specially protected civil rights category for 'hate speech' and 'non-discrimination' laws."
(1) Go to jail for "hate speech." If a "Human Rights Commission" finds that you have made public statements that "incites hatred" against homosexual persons, you may go to prison. Ultimately, even ministers of the gospel will not be exempt.
Even President Obama is expected to push for renewed "Hate Speech" legislation. Observers expect that this law will place at risk even people who object to homosexuality on religious grounds. Pastors and leaders all throughout the Christian Church will become extremely susceptible to charges of "hate crimes" if they simply uphold Biblical teachings on homosexuality.
(2) Lose your job for not supporting "coming out" celebrations at work or for "discriminatory" speech outside of the workplace. That's right, you can even be fired from your job for statements made outside your place of employment.
(3) Be fined and pay heavy legal fees for daring to criticize, or not supporting with your business, homosexual practice.
(4) Have your children taken away from you if you teach them "homophobic" ideas. In 2003 Dr. Cheryl Clark was ordered by a Denver Circuit Court judge and later in 2004 by the Colorado Court of Appeals not to say anything to her adopted daughter that her ex-lesbian partner might construe as "homophobic."
(5) Have the school systems teach your children that you are a hateful bigot.
(6) Other Consequences. The ramifications of making "sexual orientation" a nationally protected civil rights category are endless. Here we can only mention briefly a few other consequences.
a) Adoption agencies will not be able to give any priority to heterosexual married couples over homosexual couples because that would be discrimination.
b) Christian groups on college campuses that do not allow practicing, self-affirming homosexuals as leaders will be charged with discrimination and kicked off campus.
c) Professionals who have affiliation with such "discriminatory" groups as the Boy Scouts or the Salvation Army will be subjected to censure.
d) Christian colleges and seminaries that are suspected of "sexual orientation" discrimination—whether in hiring professors, allowing any faculty to say in class that homosexual practice is sin, or failing to provide "domestic partner benefits" to homosexual employees or "married student housing" to homosexual students—will be denied access to federal student loans. Eventually accreditation will be affected since the Association of Theological Schools cannot permit institutions to perpetuate the "moral equivalent" of racism.
e) In order to protect themselves from federal lawsuits or civil suits, corporations will need to prove that they do not discriminate on the basis of "sexual orientation" by adopting affirmative-hire programs for self-professed GLBTs (gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered persons). It will not be good enough to have an "orientation-blind" policy
The Bottom Line
"The one political concern where the greatest sea change in the federal government's policies is likely to come ... on the issue of homosexual advocacy and the oppressive hand of the federal government against those who resist the false conclusion that homosexual practice is a normal, natural, and acceptable form of behavior that society should promote. It is on this issue that there is a serious prospect of radical abridgement of your religious and civil freedoms, to the point of being fired or imprisoned. What could be more alarming? Every Christian has a civic responsibility to engage the political process with a view to preventing such tragic results."
What are we Christians to do?
We are to act like mature Christians who are ready to put their neck on the guillotine for the teachings of Jesus Christ. Listen to the Word of the Lord:
"Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man whom You discipline and instruct, O Lord, and teach out of Your law, That You may give him power to keep himself calm in the days of adversity, until the [inevitable] pit of corruption is dug for the wicked." (Psalm 94:12-13; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)
End Time prophetic passages teach that the time is coming when the forces of Antichrist -- New World Order -- will be given temporary victory over God's saints. Let us consider just a couple of those passages.
"... the people who know their God shall prove themselves strong and shall stand firm and do exploits for God. And they who are wise and understanding among the people shall instruct many and make them understand, though some of them and their followers shall fall by the sword and flame, by captivity and plunder..." (Daniel 11:32b-33; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)
"... some of those who are wise, prudent, and understanding shall be weakened and fall, thus, then, the insincere among the people will lose courage and become deserters. It will be a test to refine, to purify, and to make those among God's people white, even to the time of the end, because it is yet for the time God appointed." (Daniel 11:35; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)
The Holy Spirit of God will allow Antichrist (the king) temporary victory, for a very specific amount of time -- "till the indignation be accomplished"!
"And the king shall do according to his will; he shall exalt himself and magnify himself above every god and shall speak astonishing things against the God of gods and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished, for that which is determined [by God] shall be done." (Daniel 11:36; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)
"As I looked, this horn made war with the saints and prevailed over them ... And he shall speak words against the Most High [God] and shall wear out the saints of the Most High ... and the saints shall be given into his hand for a time, two times, and half a time [three and one-half years." (Daniel 7:21, 25; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)
"When the Lamb broke open the fifth seal, I saw at the foot of the altar the souls of those whose lives had been sacrificed for [adhering to] the Word of God and for the testimony they had borne. They cried in a loud voice, O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long now before You will sit in judgment and avenge our blood upon those who dwell on the earth? Then they were each given a long and flowing and festive white robe and told to rest and wait patiently a little while longer, until the number should be complete of their fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed as they themselves had been." (Revelation 6:9-11; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)
I know that each of these verses are set in the Tribulation Period, but Daniel 7:7-8 clearly tells us that, when we see the nations of the world reorganized into 10 super nations (Read NEWS1002), then we can know that the appearance of Antichrist is close at hand. Therefore, the gradual changes which will allow for End of the Age prophecies to mature will begin to produce the conditions described in the passages above. In this instance, persecution of God's saints will begin to occur before the World War III which shall stage him on the world scene.
What attitude must God's saints hold to possible persecution?
Let us recite this Prayer of Christian Commitment and let it be our motto as we live in the power of the Holy Spirit during these "perilous times".
"I'm part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have Holy Spirit power. The dye has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I'm a disciple of His.
"I won't look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still.
"My past is redeemed; my present makes sense; my future is secure."
"I'm finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, mundane talking, cheap living, and dwarfed goals."
"I no longer need pre-eminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity."
"I no longer have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded."
"I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk by patience, lift by prayer, and labor by power."
"My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven, my road is narrow, my way rough, my companions few, my Guide reliable, my mission clear."
"I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded, or delayed."
"I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the adversary, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity."
"I won't give up, shut up, let up, until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, preached up for the cause of Christ."
"I am a disciple of Jesus. I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till all know, and work till He stops me."
"And, when He comes for His own, He will have no problems recognizing me--my banner will be clear."
If any combination of events come upon Christians to try to force us to abandon our Christian principles, we must live through the fire, knowing that we cannot be separated from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We must live according to the spirit of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego!
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.
If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as Savior, but have come to realize His reality and the approaching End of the Age, and want to accept His FREE Gift of Eternal Life, you can also do so now, in the privacy of your home. Once you accept Him as Savior, you are spiritually Born Again, and are as assured of Heaven as if you were already there. Then, you can rest assured that the Kingdom of Antichrist will not touch you spiritually.
If you would like to become Born Again, turn to our Salvation Page now.
We hope you have been blessed by this ministry, which seeks to educate and warn people, so that they can see the coming New World Order -- Kingdom of Antichrist -- in their daily news.
Special Notice to all our homosexual readers. We write this
article in the full love of the Savior, Jesus Christ. While we boldly uphold
Biblical teachings on homosexuality, we wish only to draw you to the Cross of
Jesus in all His love and concern for your eternal soul. Homosexuality is an
abomination to the Lord, but it is only sin and not an "accident of birth".
As sin, it can be forgiven and forgotten by the Lord Jesus so your soul can
live eternally with the saints of God. We do not wish you any harm and do not
threaten you whatsoever. We only wish that you would become Born Again from
If you would like to become Born Again, turn to our Salvation Page now.
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