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How does a once great nation become just another casualty of the human race in cultural denial and decline? What role can the Church and Biblical Christian have in times such as these? Can either become complicit with the culture and begin to adapt and condone that which a Sovereign and Holy God has condemned? Where is the voice of clarity? Who will stand for that which is right and acceptable to the Lord of lords and the King of kings?
The culture that has been adrift for several years has decided to cut a hole in the hull. If it was just one small hole, temporary repairs could be made to keep the ship of state afloat. However, when there is a persistence in cutting holes in the hull, it becomes an improbable and impossible to prevent the ship of state from sinking. For the past two generations, there has been a constancy of eroding values and dismissiveness of foundational principles and moral values in America. For a brief while, the ship of state seemed to be listing toward the left as it championed the removal of Prayer and Bible Reading in the Public Schools, the attempted removal of Christ from Christmas, the legalization of abortion on demand and the legalization of marijuana and likely other mood modifiers. This has brought the culture to another crossroad moment before the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), same gender marriage. What will the court do and what will they decide. This court is divided equally between the more liberal versus those who are mostly conservative. While the culture and Church has been sleeping, or attempting to play both ends against the middle, the dictionary definition (dictionary.com) has already been modified to define marriage as: “(broadly) any of the diverse forms of interpersonal union established in various parts of the world to form a familial bond that is recognized legally, religiously, or socially, granting the participating partners mutual conjugal rights and responsibilities and including, for example, opposite-sex marriage, same-sex marriage, plural marriage, and arranged marriage.”
They are not calculating that by so doing they will sink there own ship. Regarding the Solicitor General for POTUS and Company, Religion News Service (religionnews.com) reports: “Arguing on behalf of the Obama administration, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli framed the case — and the very nature of marriage — in the broadest possible terms. What I would suggest is that in a world in which gay and lesbian couples live openly as our neighbors, they raise their children side by side with the rest of us, they contribute fully as members of the community, that it is simply untenable...to suggest that they can be denied the right of equal participation in an institution of marriage, or that they can be required to wait until the majority decides that it is ready to treat gay and lesbian people as equals, he said. Gay and lesbian people are equal, said Verrilli. They deserve equal protection of the laws, and they deserve it now.”
In Jeremiah 50:33-40, we read about God’s condemnation and judgment of Babylon because of their cultural choices and their offensive ways. “Thus says the Lord of hosts…All who took them captive have held them fast; they refuse to let them go. Their Redeemer is strong; the Lord of hosts is his name. He will surely plead their cause, that he may give rest to the earth, but unrest to the inhabitants of Babylon. A sword against the Chaldeans, declares the Lord, and against the inhabitants of Babylon, and against her officials and her wise men! A sword against the diviners, that they may become fools! A sword against her warriors, that they may be destroyed! A sword against her horses and against her chariots, and against all the foreign troops in her midst, that they may become women! A sword against all her treasures, that they may be plundered…For it is a land of images, and they are mad over idols…She shall never again have people, nor be inhabited for all generations. As when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring cities, declares the Lord, so no man shall dwell there, and no son of man shall sojourn in her.” Is this applicable to the United States of America and the cultural choices being made and the trends that are bringing about departure from the Lord and His standards? Have we become Babylon? Consider these things with me.