Daily Devotional for Wednesday November 12, 2008
California's Proposition 8 and the Radical Homosexual Agenda in this Nation
(1 Thessalonians 4:3; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11)
California's Proposition 8 and the radical homosexual agenda in this nation. It was refreshing to see the states of California, Arizona, and Florida all vote to pass an amendment to their state constitutions to define marriage as between a man and a woman. There is still a remnant of true followers of Jesus Christ, still people who may not know the Lord as their Savior, yet have a basic understanding of what is right and wrong. As wonderful as these victories are, I want to talk to you today about what the final numbers have taught us, as well as the response from the homosexual community. This is a message all parents must read and take very seriously!
I watched the California battle very closely and was excited to see all of the pro-family groups and a wonderful group of Godly men who pastor churches throughout California take a stand for God on this issue. These are not men whose names you know, but trust me, God does! Equally as sad was the lack of guts and leadership by many well known California pastors on this issue, though it was not surprising since most of these men are more worried about their own kingdoms than God's.
*As a side note, apx. $80 million dollars was raised to help defeat gay marriage in California alone, $20 million of that coming from the Mormon cult. I have no doubt the leadership of the Mormon cult saw this as a nominal investment to ally with the Christian community in this effort, and further their deception that they are simple "another Christian church" Never forget, this is a cult that denies the deity of Jesus Christ, whose final authority are the writings fo their founder Joseph Smith, and a Mormon is no more a Christian than a Muslim is!
I was glad to see 12 days prior to the election, Pastor Rick Warren finally take a public stand for God on this issue. I hope that he learned a valuable lesson from his public stand. During the Presidential debate a few months ago, Warren's co-sponsor was the liberal social justice group Faith in Public Life, whose board president is Meg Riley, a Unitarian Universalism minister who previously ran the denomination's homosexual advocacy office. The group's board members include other theological liberals, among them a pro-abortion Muslim leader and a Jewish rabbi, all who were active in helping Warren shape his questions. He has engaged in many questionable associations as he has tried to advance his global social programs.
As irony would have it, many of the protests by pro-homosexual groups after their defeat last week have been held outside of Warren's Saddleback Church. I pray that this is a lesson to Warren and others that as long as you compromise your beliefs, those who live in rebellion to God and His Word are your friends. Once you take a stand for the Truth, they immediately become your enemy. This is why these ecumenical associations are from the pits of hell itself. It is always the Christians who are supposed to lay down our beliefs, never non-Christians who are expected to lay down theirs!
It was interesting that over 70% of African-Americans voted to ban gay marriage, yet the vast majority of those same people also voted for Barack Hussein Obama for President. This was most interesting since there is no doubt that Barack Hussein Obama will be the most homosexual-friendly President ever. He has voted 100% of the time during his political career to support the radical homosexual agenda, and is seen as a hero in the eyes of the gay community who gave his campaign millions of dollars and millions of man hours to help get him elected. It is a huge group that Obama owes a big debt to.
Most disturbing of all was the fact the overwhelming majority of those 30 and under voted to keep gay marriage in tact. This is the fruit of over 3 decades of work, the last 2 decades, boldly and aggressively targeting children with the gay lie. Whether you understand it or not, YOUR children have been and are being targeted by the pro-homosexual community to indoctrinate them almost from birth that this choice of sexual relationship is normal, acceptable, and desirable. They have done this through infiltrating the school curriculum with pro-homosexual material, they have done this through the 3,000+ "gay clubs" in schools all over the nation, and they have masterfully used the media (TV, movies, Internet, music) to, day after day after day tell the world there is nothing wrong with this choice of sexuality.
It is very sad to get emails from a 14-year-old boy, or a 15-year-old girl. claiming to be gay or lesbian. When pressed if they were actually having sex they usually say no. The fact is, a 14-year-old boy or a 15-year-old girl are no more gay or lesbian than I am a giraffe! Just because I call myself a giraffe doesn't make me one. They have simply bought into the "gay lie" that is being promoted by the pro-homosexual community and told loud enough, often enough in our society that these CHILDREN have this warped idea they are something other than how God created them. GOD DID NOT CREATE MEN TO HAVE SEX WITH MEN, OR WOMEN TO HAVE SEX WITH WOMEN! Those who do have chosen to commit unnatural acts in rebellion to God!
love you and care about you so much. Parents, you better wake up and be aware that your daughters are being taught at school that it is "cool" to have sex with other girls, it is called "lesbian chic." You also better be aware that your sons are being taught having a boyfriend is the "in thing." Did you know that a California kindergarten recently held a "gay days" to teach children to be allies of homosexuals? How about the elementary school that took a field trip to attend the gay marriage of their lesbian teacher? You better be VERY AWARE of what is happening in your child's school on this issue, as well as what is on television, in music, and out in the culture that is constantly sending the message to your children that homosexuality is a normal and acceptable CHOICE!
Also, please don't underestimate this group of people who have chosen to rebel against God and engage in this type of sinful behavior. These defeats will only strengthen their resolved to force society to validate legally and ethically their choice of sexual behavior and relationships, and to enact laws that allow them to promote this sinful choice to our children as normal, even desirable behavior. They have an incredible ally now in the White House who will be a champion of their radical agenda.
The Christian community needs to understand that this issue is not going to go away now, the battles will only intensify. There is no time to sit back and celebrate, we must continue to fight this battle since the foundation of our culture, marriage and family are at stake, as are the lives of your children whom they seek to brainwash with their perverted choice of sexual relations. We must continue to take our stand for God and His Word on this issue!
***As we are almost half way through the month of November, I wanted to ask you to pray about helping me this month with a gift. After 9 years, November and December are always very difficult months for us financially due to the holidays. Most people wait until the last week of the month to send their gift, and with Thanksgiving on the last Thursday, many people are off work and school visiting family and friends. So it is important that we get as many people as possible to send their November gift prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Because of the amount we had to carry over from October, we still need $32,000 to meet all of our November financial obligations. Also, we have gone forward with the new Video Daily Devotional on cell phones, even though we are $2,500 short of the $10,000 we needed to launch that incredibly exciting new ministry tool. So please pray about making a special one-time gift to cover that balance.
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Please pray today, especially if you have never or rarely given to God's work here, about making the most generous sacrifice you possibly can to insure we get thru the month of November with all of our financial obligations met. While many are having a difficult time, others are doing great and the Lord is richly blessings you!!! Less than 1/4 of 1% of those we minister to ever give, and now more than ever, I need your support.
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In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller