Biblical Family—Our Most Noble Institution
In 2008, the California Supreme Court made homosexual “marriages” legal. Millions of Californians voted in the election five months later, and they passed a state constitutional amendment that banned these “marriages.” But this past August, one homosexual federal judge from San Francisco struck down that ban. He said the religious belief that homosexual relationships are inferior to heterosexual relationships harms homosexuals. Believing the Bible is harmful! He also ruled that the Constitution guarantees the right to homosexual “marriage.”
What a false and twisted judgment! The Constitution was founded to a great extent on the law of God and the principles of the Bible. All 13 of the original colonies defined sodomy as a criminal offense!
Only Sodom and Gomorrah ever had a constitution that guaranteed the right to homosexual “marriage”! America’s recent voting record shows that we are close to becoming a modern Sodom and Gomorrah.
Do we have any idea what this says about our spiritual condition? Do we see how dangerously degenerate we have become since the time of our original 13 colonies? Do we realize what this portends for our future?
George Washington said that of all the things that lead to political prosperity, “religion and morality are indispensable supports.” John Adams said that the Constitution was made “only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” This judge, by contrast, hates God’s law. To men like this, even the secular constitutional law carries no authority!
It’s all about lawlessness.
Even religious people—people who say they love Christ—hate the lawof God!
In 2006, when liberals swept into the majority in both houses of Congress, I wrote that American politics had been changed forever. Nancy Pelosi became speaker of the House of Representatives and brought “San Francisco values” to Washington. “San Francisco values will now permeate every major decision made by the American government,” I wrote at that time. “San Francisco is the homosexual capital of America. It is the seat of liberalism, and one of the most morally and spiritually bankrupt cities in the country. Now a leader saturated in San Francisco values and beliefs [Mrs. Pelosi] is one of the most powerful politicians in the land.”
In this environment, a homosexual judge has forced his twisted views on millions of people. When those “San Francisco values” become so powerful, there is no way a nation can stand.
The Bible is abundantly clear about God’s view of homosexuality. Sodomy is a grievous sin. God calls it an abomination! If you understand God’s purpose in creating family, you clearly see how it goes against everything God stands for. Even the way human beings are created teaches you that. (Request our booklet The God Family Vision. All of our literature is free.)
Where are the religious people who will stand up and proclaim the truth of God? Religion today is sick and pitifully weak.
This nation is spiritually bankrupt!
God wants us to stand up and fight for our belief in Him and His law and tell the world His message!
The devil is behind the scenes doing everything he can to destroy any understanding of marriage, because it is a type of marriage to Jesus Christ! (Ephesians 5:22-32). He is trying to destroy any understanding of family, because it is a type of the Family of God. These are God-plane relationships! Marriage was designed to lead the Church into marriage with Christ. The family was created to lead humanity into the Family of God. Satan is twisting these most noble institutions to push people into a black abyss! (Request our free booklets Why Marriage! Soon Obsolete? and God Is a Family.)
Making Them an Example
One of the strongest warnings in the Bible is against homosexuality. So we must bring God into the issue. There are many specific scriptures we could go to, but notice 2 Peter 2:4—in the New Testament: “For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell,” that is, restrained them to this Earth, “and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment ….” Satan and the demons are in chains of darkness, the highest degree of darkness. “And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an example unto those that after should live ungodly” (verse 6).
What happened to Sodom was a warning of how God will respond to sodomy!—fire, nuclear fire, from heaven coming down on your nation! God did not spare the rebellious angels, and He is not going to spare us! These verses tell us that evil spirits are the moving force behind homosexuality.
Jude 7 repeats that same warning.
When I read these scriptures, I realize that even when the best thinkers in the world come up with a worst-case scenario, it’s not even close to the suffering that is about to come on our people. God is going to blot that sin out with nuclear annihilation!
What is happening here tells us a lot about where we are in Bible prophecy.
We must understand that homosexuality is a rotten fruit from a fatally diseased family tree! How abominable does it have to get before Americans truly repent of their ungodly marriages and families?
Those sins have deeply infected the entire Western world.
Many professing Christians in this world talk about loving God, but they ignore what He says and they excuse homosexuals. In some cases they are homosexuals. The Italian press claims that a huge percentage of priests themselves are homosexuals. Meanwhile some of these people who are supposed to represent God perform “marriages” for two homosexuals. The media is always there to take a lot of pictures, and America broadcasts it around the world. Everyone can view our families falling apart, our nation falling apart, our churches falling apart. Everything falls apart when God-plane family falls apart. Satan knows that.
These people know nothing about God and His plan for man. They think they can live however they want. But that is opposite from the good news that Christ came and died to deliver to us!
Right here in the New Testament, God says, I will not spare you!
Israel, anciently, was the only nation that has ever known God, and God wanted it to set an example that other nations could follow. But what if the nations follow the modern nations of Israel—America and Britain—today? They follow them right into exalting sodomy—and reaping destruction!
Repentant homosexuals are going to be forgiven, like everybody else. But we should be deeply alarmed by these dysfunctional, upside-down families producing dysfunctional, upside-down people, and twisting family and sex. We should be very troubled by them trampling so many of God’s laws, and trying to destroy the beautiful vision of the Family of God.
Homosexuals call themselves gays. That is only a pitiful attempt to cover their profound misery. Homosexual lifestyles can never produce happiness! That is because they are trampling all over God’s law of happiness (Proverbs 29:18; John 13:17).
Developing close relationships between parents and children may be the most important job we have yet to do before Christ comes. It is a beautiful thing for parents and children to have a close relationship. What an inspiring, sacred institution! And it leads to something really special: the Family of God!