Daily Devotional for Tuesday July 20, 2010
Homosexuality is Now Mainstream
(Deuteronomy 28:7; 1 Timothy 1:18, 6:12; 2 Timothy 2:4; Ephesians 6:12)
Homosexuality is now mainstream! Don't believe me? Let me share what is happened in this nation in just the last month. You have President Barack Hussein Obama now planning on overturning DOMA, or the Defense of Marriage Act which defines marriage as between a man and woman and allows states who reject gay marriage to not recognize gay marriages endorsed by other states.
At the same time, you have the Massachussets courts, a state that legalized same-sex marriages, trying to force other states to accept their same-sex marriages as they would a true marriage between a man and a woman. Within the next few weeks you will have the first lesbian serving on the Supreme Court. At the University of Illinois, a professor who was teaching a class in Catholocism WAS fired for simply stating the Roman Catholic Church calls homosexuality a sin.
The bottom line, the homosexual community has done a masterful job over the past 30 years in forcing 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!!!
I don't condemn the homosexual community for where our culutre is in regard to this sin, I condemn the church! It was the church and a generation of gutless pastors who sat back in silence, or worse yet, actually worked to insure this sin would infest every part of our society. We have noboyd to blame but ourselves!!! This whole issue really boils down to, who wants it bad enough. Who is more motivated and willing to go the extra mile to present their beliefs to the masses and influence our culture.
That answer should be obvious to everyone. Those who have made the CHOICE to commit the sin of homosexuality, those who have chosen to live their lives in rebellion to God are bold, aggressive, and tireless in their efforts to make the sin of homosexuality mainstream. If this was a football game, they would be winning 77-14!
Recently, Wal-Mart asking to join the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, a leading promoter of homosexual marriage. That is right, Wal-Mart! You can't get any more middle-America, mom, God, and apple pie than Wal-Mart. I have no doubt the deceased founder of Wal-Mart, Sam Walton, is spinning in his grave over what is happening to the company he founded. It is clear that Wal-Mart wants to be part of the mainstream culture and market their goods and services to the masses. So to appeal to our mainstream culture, they are reaching out to a very small segment of our society that is only differentiated by their choice to have deviant and perverted forms of sex.
To show you how mainstream homosexuality has become, you can simply go to many churches to hear this sin condoned and accepted. Rev. Betsy Singleton, "pastor" of the Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, preaches from her pulpit that gay marriage is perfectly okay. Not surprising, this "pastor" who makes a mockery of the work of God, also says that Jesus is NOT the only way to God.
As I have shared with you, when you condone sin, the first thing you have to do is minimize the Bible for the Truth that it is. Once you reject the Truth of God's Word about a sin like homosexuality, it is easy to reject the actual words of Jesus who said HE is the ONLY way to God.
Don't think satan is playing for keeps? How about one of his great spokeswomen, Rosie O'Donnell? A while back I did a Devotional on this radical lesbian entertainer who is a huge advocate for gay rights and the abominable practice of gay adoption. A few years ago on The View she stated, "There is no difference between radical Islam and radical Christianity."
I would like to point out to Miss O'Donnell that the goal of radical Islam is to KILL all "infidels," or those who reject their false religion (including her). The goal of what she calls "radical Christianity" is to lead people to everlasting life through faith in Jesus Christ. One seeks to KILL LIFE, the other seeks to GIVE LIFE. The funny thing is that if Rosie lived in a Muslim nation she would be taken to the local soccer stadium and stoned to death for her deviant sexual lifestyle!
The "radical Christians" Rosie refers to, are those who have the audacity to stand up and call her out for the sin of homosexuality and work against her efforts to destroy the lives of children by letting homosexual couples adopt. On my TV program, whenever I deal with the sin of homosexuality, I am always attacked and labeled as "extreme," a "homophobe," "intolerant," narrow-minded," and often referred to as the same as the "Taliban." Those who promote this deviant form of sex know that in most cases they can silence those who confront them by intimidating them and bullying them.
I've been telling you for nearly 11 years now, that when you tell the lie long enough and loud enough, people begin to believe the lie to be the truth, and the truth to be the lie. The fact is, the people who glorify and promote the sin of homosexuality simply are more committed to the work satan has given them to do than the followers of Christ are in the work He has called us to. Sadly, many of those who God has raised up in these last days have taken their gifts, talents, and resources to build their own kingdoms.
I love you and care about you so much. Let me ask you a question this morning. Do you care enough about the things of God to take a stand for Him? Those who hate God take a stand for satan every day. Many of them are tireless in their efforts to see the work of satan furthered. You don't have to be very astute to look at our culture and see that those who hate God are doing a much better job than those who love God.
I pray that this word today will stir something inside you. The fact is, God has called and needs every one of His children serving Him every day. It, of course, starts with our own relationship with the Lord, but then extends to how we live our lives before others, while doing our best to influence the people in our lives for Christ and finding ways to serve the Lord.
Let me leave you with this Truth today. Whatever power satan has for this brief season is minimal. Those who know Christ as their Savior have the power of the Holy Spirit within them. Listen to me carefully. That is the power of God at your fingertips. The greatest and most awesome power in the universe. For us to be living in a culture dominated by evil, for us to be losing this war for the souls of men makes no sense. It simply boils down to the fact that those who serve satan are more motivated and committed than those who serve Jesus.
I will be praying for you today. Let God speak to your heart today about how He can use you. Make it your goal over these next few days to get motivated in serving the Lord. If the people of God got serious about serving Him, even a fraction as motivated as those who serve satan, we can see an immediate change in our culture. Sins like homosexuality will no longer be treated as acceptable and mainstream, but called what they are, rebellion to God!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller