Biblical Ignorance Has Taken Its Toll

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Demonstrators gather outside the Supreme Court (Reuters)

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on the homosexual marriage case on June 29. A pro-homosexual marriage opinion by the Justices will be an easy decision to disobey for Christians. The choice is obedience to Christ or obedience to the state. 

Since the law has been drained of all truth by judicial secularists and relativists, what is good and what is evil are apparently determined by whatever five Supreme Court Justices can agree to on any given day.

Secularist values are not only different from, but also sharply antithetical to Christianity. The Justices' removal of the Bible from public schools in 1963—the fixed point in order to structure and judge society for 350 years—guaranteed the spiritual collapse of America.

We Christians brought this upon ourselves. As M. Stanton Evans wrote, "In essence, as the grip of Western faith has weakened, the old gods have come back. Hence not only astrology and Eastern cults, but abortion and euthanasia, the nature-worship of the environmental movement, homosexuality as an 'alternative lifestyle,' the jihad against expressions of our religion. Hence also, and most relevant to our central theme, the reemergence of the unlimited state and reduction of the individual. All bespeak a resurgence of the pagan worldview, and behaviors common to the pagan era."1

From a biblical perspective, toleration of immoral sexual practices is a vice, not a virtue. If same-sex intercourse is a sin, then 9,000 Supreme Court Justices lauding its value is inconsequential.

America is going to learn something that can be learned in no other way, concentrated power in the hands of secular, omniscient Justices threatens America's liberty and freedom.

Pope John Paul II concluded at the end of the 20th century: "If there is no ultimate truth to guide and direct political activity, then ideas and convictions can easily be manipulated for reasons of power. As history demonstrates, a democracy without values easily turns into open or thinly disguised totalitarianism."2

This seems to be as good a time as any to speak of the threat posed by militant homosexuals. Homosexual activists once demanded libertarianism: "Grant us the right to live our lives in the privacy of our homes." Now, they have transitioned into totalitarianism: "Christian bakers, florists and photographers must take part in our homosexual weddings or be destroyed and bankrupted." But what comes next is homosexual fascism: "The followers of Jesus are going to celebrate and applaud same-sex marriage or spend time in jail." 

Christians have come to our Kairos—an opportune moment of history. We must see and worship God as He is revealed in Scripture, because the alternative is to dispense with Him altogether and allow the censorship of religious freedom from public schools, public buildings, sports activities and public airwaves.

Biblical ignorance has taken its toll on America: "We want our God to be casual and easygoing. He is 'the man upstairs' rather than the Lord of Hosts, chummy rather than holy. We want God to be the copilot, and we get worried when He wants to fly the plane. But God wants us to bow before His holiness with respect and reverence. God's great power deserves our great awe. There is a danger in being in the presence of the Lord of Hosts, especially when we come into His presence with arrogance or apathy."3

Spiritual blindness permeates this once Christian people who now cannot recognize that the murder of 55 million babies in their mother's womb, red ink as far as the eye can see, homosexuals praying at the Inauguration, and ISIS camped eight miles from the U.S. Border in Mexico portends the coming judgment of God. 

Homosexual intercourse and homosexual marriage are merely the characteristic marks of a decadent society. Caitlin Jenner is simply the latest role model "showcased" for our children to emulate, sanctioned by public education, higher learning, the main street media and Hollywood. Secularists are dismantling America brick-by-brick. 

We need a Gideon or Rahab the Harlot to make a stand.

1 M. Stanton Evans, The Theme Is Freedom

2 Centesimus Annus (46)

3 Keith Krell, 1 Samuel

David Lane is the founder of American Renewal Project.

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