Daily Devotional for Wednesday November 19, 2008
The United States is a Modern Day Sodom
The United States is a modern day Sodom! The fact is, if you read the Scriptures, study the history of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, we have a level of sin and wickedness above and beyond anything they were guilty of. Not only has this nation now embraced the sin of homosexuality, we also legally protect infanticide, killing over 4,000 innocent babies every single day! IF GOD DOESN'T JUDGE THE UNITED STATES FOR ITS SIN AND WICKEDNESS, HE OWES SODOM AND GOMORRAH AN APOLOGY!!!
The homosexual community is going crazy because 3 states voted a few weeks ago to prohibit them from perverting God's Holy Institution of Marriage, legally defining it as one man and one woman. While they will no doubt challenge those states via the courts, they will continue to bring as many states as they can on board the gay marriage train to join Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Of course you have the CBS owned 24/7 homosexual cable channel Logo, not to mention a plethora of cable and major network programming that prominently features gay characters and promotes the gay lifestyle in prime time. They have done a masterful job over the past 30 years in infiltrating the schools to indoctrinate children that being gay is normal and no different than those who are heterosexual. The homosexual lobby in this country has been successful in forcing society to validate legally and ethically their choice of sexual behavior and relationships, enact special laws, while promoting this sinful choice to our children as normal, even desirable behavior.
Let me say right up front, sin is sin in God's eyes. No sin is greater than another. The sin of homosexuality is no more, or no less a sin than murder, adultery, stealing, lying, gossiping, or gluttony. THE REASON THIS SIN IS BEING SINGLED OUT AND ADDRESSED IS BECAUSE THOSE WHO COMMIT IT ARE PROUD OF THEIR SIN AND PROMOTE IT AS AN ACCEPTABLE LIFESTYLE! People who commit adultery do NOT have parades to celebrate their sin. People who commit murder do NOT have political action committees to make murder legal. People who steal do not have high school clubs and try to teach children that stealing is acceptable behavior. Homosexuality is a SIN in the eyes of God and is something to be ashamed of, NOT proud of.
Theologically, this is not even a debatable issue. All through the Bible, from the Old Testament through the New, homosexuality is defined by God as a sin. PERIOD. God calls it an ABOMINATION! I have heard the tortured theological arguments homosexuals have made, but there is absolutely NO WAY to change the fact this act is a sin. Just because there is now a homosexual version of the Bible where they have literally changed the passages that call this act a sin, that DOES NOT change God's inspired, inerrant Word. Just because there is a fast growing homosexual denomination-the Metropolitan Community of Churches- that does NOT change the fact God calls this act a sin. THERE IS NOTHING THAT CAN CHANGE THE FACT GOD CALLS HOMOSEXUALITY A SIN!!!
The two greatest lies the pro-homosexual community has put out are: 1) homosexuality is something that you are "born with"; 2) 10% or more in our society are homosexual. First, modern science has CLEARLY rejected and been unable to prove that ANYONE is "born gay." IT IS A CHOICE! PEOPLE CHOOSE TO ENGAGE IN HOMOSEXUAL BEHAVIOR! LIKE ALL SIN, ONCE YOU DO IT LONG ENOUGH, IT MAY SEEM "NATURAL," BUT IT IS STILL A CHOICE THAT YOU MAKE. You are born with black skin or white skin. Taking your pants off to have sex is a CHOICE! Also, all legitimate studies done by the non-homosexual community clearly show that less then 1% of the population EVER engage in this type of sexual sin.
Of course, anyone who dares to speak up on this issue is labeled as "intolerant" and a "homophobe." I find it amusing that this group that demands tolerance from others, is very INTOLERANT when someone opposes their views. They also use the words like "hate monger" and other names to intimidate people from speaking out against their sinful sexual choice.
I love you and care about you so much. The fact is, this nation has bought into and embraced the sin of homosexuality just like the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah did. In Genesis 19:24,25 the Bible says, "Then the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah-from the LORD out of the heavens. Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, including all those living in the cities-and also the vegetation in the land." If this is how God judged these cities for their sin, what will He do to this nation???
The church better wake up and realize that while they have been building great buildings and getting fat, satan has been busy using the sin of homosexuality to rip out the soul of this nation. As much of an abomination as homosexual churches are, equally as abominable to God are regular churches that accept homosexuality as a normal lifestyle!
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." Lastly, you better be VERY AWARE of 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!
We live in a free society. If people who have chosen to engage in homosexual activity want to have their own schools, their own churches, their own television network, they have every right to. It is about time the church wakes up and realizes that those who promote this sin are bold and are stopping at NOTHING to get their message out to the masses. THAT is why I am always talking about how the church, those who know Christ as their Savior, have got to quit preaching to the choir and start taking the hope and love of Christ to the world at large.
As those who follow Christ, we also have a responsibility to pray for those who are in this bondage, for God to open their hearts to the truth of His Word, and to turn from their sin. Until Jesus returns, we will always have those who choose a perverted form of sex with those of their own gender, just like we will always have those who choose to pervert sex by having it outside of the bonds of marriage. While we can never accept their choice since it is clearly against God's Word, we must pray for them, just like we must pray for everyone who is battling sin in their life.
For those reading this who are currently fighting homosexuality, let me tell you that God has never stopped loving you, and is simply waiting for you to turn from your sin and come back to Him. We serve a God of deliverance from sin, a God of forgiveness, and a God of restoration. Millions have turned from the sin of homosexuality and found complete restoration and fulfillment in living a life according to God's plan. What He did for someone else, He can do for you! I pray today that you hear these words, and choose to find freedom from your sin today. That freedom is only a prayer away.
I have told you often that we are not due God's judgment, we are OVERDUE God's judgment! This nation has not only embraced and glorified and made mainstream the sin of homosexuality, but we also embrace all forms of sexual perversion, we practice infanticide, and we worship and bow down to every false god and idol man has dreamed up. Our only hope is to turn back to God, beg Him for forgiveness, and pray He is merciful. If we don't, why would we not expect God's wrath had judgment when the United States is far worse than Sodom ever was!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller