The Assyrians/Photo by pettifoggist
The U.S. Senate just voted to send a bill to President Obama to remove the “Don’t ask, Don’t Tell” restrictions that were instituted in 1993. I have a feeling Mr. Obama will sign the bill. The vote, 65-31, wasn’t even close. The vote in the U.S. House of Representatives, that preceded today’s vote, was no different. That vote was 250-175.
Five minutes ago I sadly watched another vote at the highest levels of our government, made by those who represent the residents of this once great country, that takes no consideration of Biblical principles.
Why should anyone be surprised? When millions of Christians belong to churches that allow homosexuals to lead their “flocks,” why should anyone be startled by this decision by those whom we chose to lead us?
I do not hate homosexuals. I don’t even dislike homosexuals. The Bible tells me to love my neighbor, and more and more of my neighbors are homosexuals.
The trouble is that the same Bible tells me that homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom of heaven. Like everyone else, they have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
The only difference between a homosexual and a Christian is that the Christian has turned away from their sin.
Homosexuality is a lifestyle. It is similar to a lifestyle of idolatry, thievery, and drunkenness. These lifestyles are unrighteous.
These are not my words. These are the words of God. One only need to read the 6th chapter of 1 Corinthians.
It is another sad event that has occurred within my lifetime. I have seen it with my own eyes, and as our representatives milled about on the floor of the Senate like it was another day in America, I couldn’t help but think of a number of things.
I thought of how God allowed His people to be fleeced by the Assyrians and others when they turned their backs on Him. I thought of how God allowed His people to be taken into captivity when they turned their backs on Him. I thought of how God allowed His peoples’ places of worship to be destroyed when they turned their backs on Him.
We have turned our backs on God and His word. Why should the results be any different?
I am very disturbed by the continual disrespect for God’s Word. I am very concerned about the future of the United States.
At the same time, I have a peace that God will be with those who turn to Him. I am not worried about my future. There are too many verses in the Bible that tell me not to worry.
To those verses I cling.
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