A few days ago I shared a YouTube video with a young father detailing the effects of the gay agenda on children in other countries that are further "down the road" than we are in America. He was utterly shocked as well as sobered, realizing where we are headed.
At the end of this commentary I will give you the YouTube site. I'd like to challenge you to watch the video and realize what is coming, barring a spiritual awakening in our country. After the Supreme Court ruling on homosexual "marriage," we've entered hostile territory and we need to be prepared. And I'm not being a "Debbie Downer" by citing this!
I am not a pessimist. I am an optimist, but also a realist. I am also not a doomsayer focusing exclusively on negative reports, but neither am I a "Pollyanna" avoiding negative developments so I'll be popular and perceived solely as upbeat and positive while emphasizing the American revival some are seeing that I personally don't (although I fervently pray for it regularly). We have to see churchwide repentance first for our apathy that got us where we are.
The end-time scenario prior to the return of our Lord can be described as both gory and glory. According to Scripture, it will be a season that is not merely bad but mad. This is the meaning of the term "perilous" in 2 Timothy 3:1 describing this tumultuous period. This is also why the Old Testament closes with the prophecy signaling these twin aspects of the close of the age: "the great and terrible day of the Lord" (Mal. 4:5).
I am persuaded we have entered this scary season. We're seeing the beginning of the great "falling away" (2 Thess. 2:3) Scripture warns about. Jesus prophesied about how difficult these days will be when He said, "If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive" (Matt. 24:22).
So join me on this journey as we see what's already happening since the SCOTUS infamous ruling. Are these coincidences or consequences? God is angry. May we hopefully become more motivated to pray and proclaim truth to rescue our nation before it's too late. The gospel is the only hope for mankind and when hearts are transformed then the truth of the Bible is taught resulting in changed lifestyles.
In the meantime let's "put on our big boy pants" and face up to the reality of the avalanche falling upon us. As Ravi Zacharias said: "Our culture is at the crossroads. A century ago these times were imagined and they are now here. How do we live as Christians in such times?"
"He answered them, 'When it is evening, you say, "It will be fair weather, for the sky is red," and in the morning, "It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and overcast." O you hypocrites, you can discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times'" (Matt. 16:2-3).
Consider these five major "signs of the times" unfolding these past few weeks. They're not insignificant—they're apocalyptic. These are seismic shifts. Are you heeding what's happening?
Remember, the United States Supreme Court institutionalized homosexual "marriage" as the law of the land, wiping out millennia of history, opening the floodgates for radical reconfigurations of "marriage," removal of benefits for Christian institutions, plus accelerating the erosion of religious freedoms. This represents a day of infamy for America. Since then ...
Planned Parenthood Harvests Organs and Little Sisters of the Poor Defeated
Planned Parenthood, the nation's No. 1 abortion provider, was caught in an undercover sting exposing one of their top leaders casually elaborating on harvesting human organs from aborted babies while sipping wine and eating her lunch. This barbarism comes at the same time the Obama administration wins in court crushing faith and forcing the 175-year-old Little Sisters of the Poor to participate in providing contraceptives against their religious convictions. The leader of the nuns, Sr. Loraine Marie Maguire, said, "We simply cannot choose between our care for the elderly poor and our faith." Unbelievable, this hijacking of these dedicated servants of humanity.
Israel Abandoned and Middle East Nuclear Race Launched
President Obama announced his gamble, a diplomatic debacle with Iran which many astute observers see as a Neville Chamberlain "peace in our time" deception. It is literally a death sentence for Israel whom we have abandoned. We ended the sanctions; handed them $140 billion; required no "anytime" inspections or restrictions on their sponsorship of terrorism; no dismantling of their nuclear program; no provision to release American Pastor Saeed Abedini from a torturous prison; and, all this while Iranian people danced in the streets as they and their leaders continue chanting "Death to America!" and "Death to Israel!"
Israel declared, "Today a terrorist, nuclear superpower is born and it will go down as one of the darkest days in world history." Senator and presidential candidate, Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, stated: "This agreement is far worse than I ever imagined it could be. Over time, it will prove to be a nightmare for our own national security, the region as a whole, and eventually the world at large." The Middle East nuclear arms race has officially begun as Obama's "deal" delays, does not banish, Iran's nuclear weaponry.
Boy Scouts Accepts Homosexual Scout Leaders
The Boy Scouts of America just unanimously approved homosexuals as Scout leaders. This overturns 105 years of the venerable institution's policy and opens floodgates similar to the SCOTUS ruling. On July 27, this unprecedented decision will undoubtedly be ratified by the National Board. Implications of this historic decision are staggering (see larrytomczak.com for a related article).
Christian Institutions Capitulating
Already Christian colleges and universities are capitulating to LGBTQ pressures and changing policies to "conform" to the homosexual lifestyle. Baylor University, Belmont University, Notre Dame University, Hope College are just some that are caving.
Society and Schools Begin Shaping Children to LGBTQ Agenda
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