Today, this news from California. A bill passed the assembly mandating that public schools teach gay history.
“Gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people would be added to the lengthy list of social and ethnic groups that public schools must include in social studies lessons under a landmark bill passed Thursday by the California Senate. If the bill is adopted by the state Assembly and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, California would become the first state to require the teaching of gay history. … [S]tarting in the 2013-14 school year, it would prohibit districts and the California Board of Education from using textbooks or other instructional materials that reflect adversely on gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.”
This isn’t good.
God always judges sin, and individual sinners who have not repented and asked forgiveness will spend eternity away from Him, in hell. This is a reality. No matter how often and with how many books the lost and the Christians in Name Only publish and which try to twist the scriptures to say something different, it is the unalterable truth. Unforgiven sin = hell. Repentance = forgiveness.
God hates all sins, but He mentions a few in particular more often than others. One of the sins that God hates is homosexuality. Leviticus 18:22-25, Jude 1:7-8; 1 Corinthians 6:9 are just a few of the verses that say God promises homosexuals will not inherit eternal life.
More than the individual, though, God also judges peoples and nations. Is American due for judgment? Yes, and not just because of this particular bill in CA. We have banned prayer in public schools, legalized abortion, accepted a gender re-definement and promoted homosexuality. We have become greedy (The Fed, Wall Street) and we fail to care for the poor. Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboim were judged for these things. Four cities were smited that day, a day when God deemed He had had enough of all of those sins.
“Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.” (Ezekiel 16:49-50). Pride, greediness, laziness, non-compassion for the poor, and homosexuality were their crimes, and one fine day those cities were no more.
When a nation’s people individually wallow in sin, it is offensive to God. But when a nation collectively and AS a nation legalizes, promotes, codifies into law, and worse, perverts the minds of the young with its sins, then it is a higher plane of offense to the Almighty. We have been blessed, but since the mid 1960s we have been on a national downward slide as a nation. Our only reason for continued blessing and the only reason for a stay of deserved execution, in my opinion, has come from Genesis 12:3. God said He would bless the nations that bless Abraham’s people, and curse the nations that curse Abraham’s people. Abraham’s people are the Jews and their nation is Israel. For many years, throughout our moral decline, we have still received blessing due to the fact that we have always staunchly defended Israel.
But watch out, things may soon change.
Clinton: Obama to reveal peace plan soon
“The United States plans a new push to promote comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday, suggesting a stronger US hand in trying to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”
‘US will have hard time standing alone in UN’
“On Tuesday night Israeli officials estimated that efforts to prevent UN support of a unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood would prove futile ahead of a September vote on the matter. An Israeli official said: “Obama wants a Palestinian state and although the US is not interested in a unilateral declaration, it would be hard for it to stand alone in the General Assembly and vote against it.”
The Middle East peace talks are going nowhere and there is a massive push in front of the scenes and behind the scenes for the UN to just get it over with and declare a Palestinian State whether Israel likes it or not. Declaring it would divide Israel and Jerusalem, something the LORD said He will never tolerate. (Joel 3:2; Gen 12:3). If the US decides to side with the UN, and not with Israel, in my opinion it would be the last straw. We would be moved from the (barely) blessed side to the cursed side of the conditional promise in Genesis 12. We would incur God’s anger in ways that the world has never seen before and no, will never see again. (Mt 24:21).
And why should we not? Teaching young minds that homosexuality is normal, has a valued history, and should be seen as equal to real history offends me to the core. Imagine how much MORE it offends God. Add to that our greedy, lazy, non-compassionate, selfish, baby-killing ways and our abandonment of Israel, and we are ripe for brimstone. Check the bible, and see that He has judged for far less. Once our support for Israel goes, we go. And please pray that the rapture comes before more youth are killed in the womb or before innocent children would be exposed to homosexual perversity from the abominable state of California.