“The fear of Jehovah is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, and the evil way, and the perverse mouth.” Proverbs 8:13
There is a non stop evil spreading around the world. What once was called evil is now being called good. Those who speak against such things are declared by them that such speech is hate speech. Yet I am firmly founded on what the Bible teaches.
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20
Such topics, discussing the LGBTQ movements around the world, really shouldn’t even take place. Such discussions around a dinner table or amongst others, shouldn’t even be had. Yet the militance of the opposition, I speak of those who oppose God, is getting regulations and legislation passed in their favor. They will not stop there, for what is next on their agendas, from the fringes of society, is so horrible, that I will not even discuss it at all. That is unless this movement starts also passing regulations and legislation in their favor.
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.” Ephesians 5:11-13
Clearly homosexuality, cross dressing and sexual perversion are forbidden by God, His Word clearly states so:
“You shall not lie with a male as with a female. It is an abomination.” Leviticus 18:22
“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be led astray. Neither prostitutes, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.” 1st Corinthians 6:9-10
“A woman shall not wear anything that is fitting to a man, nor shall a man put on a woman’s garments, for all who do so are an abomination unto Jehovah your God.” Deuteronomy 22:5
“But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting bonds under darkness for the judgment of the Great Day; as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after other flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” Judas (Jude) 1:5-7
“But we know that the Law is good if one uses it lawfully, knowing this: that the Law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for slayers of fathers and slayers of mothers, for murderers, for prostitutes, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God which was committed to my trust.” 1st Timothy 1:8-11
“For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to Tartarus and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing the flood on the world of the ungodly; and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those intending to live ungodly; and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the lustful behavior of the wicked” 2nd Peter 2:4-7
As if these people were not content enough with this, they are now pressing hard on the transgender movement. Trust me folks, this will not stop with this either. As we watch as states and cities pass laws allowing for gender neutral bathrooms and locker rooms, both in the public and in schools, we must also understand what these people are doing to our children.
Depending on the state or the local school district, as this can vary to the degree of sexual deviation largely, children are now placed into school, despite being listed as the sex they were born, as unknown preference in the minds of the educators. So while the parents might enroll their son into school, in the school’s eyes, they don’t believe that is your son (or daughter) until they discuss to them, at a horrifically young age, what their options are.
They carefully explain to the children what their so-called ‘choices’ are. Therein the child will have to decide, after these new options are available, what he or she will be. We have universities and colleges that are pumping out teachers and professors who are trained to use proper pronouns, allow students other names, etc. In these same schools, using traditional man, woman, etc., is not allowed and at minimum would cause the student who insisted on this classical and normal way of writing and thinking, to receive a lower grade for failing to comply.
In a discussion with a friend regarding these events, I discussed how these people supposedly have their science behind them. While to you or I, we might assume that if you have male parts than you are a male, female parts then you are a female. Right there, case closed, right? Wrong, for there is a bunch of junk science regarding the transgender movement. They have their scholars and studies done by people with hefty degrees and experience, which they claim will back them up. So has God somehow stirred us, a modern pagan society, in a wrong direction? Certainly no!
“Let it not be! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar.” Romans 3:4a
We could get into the nit-picky of how churches are conforming to this nonsense. We could discuss the ongoings with the bathrooms and locker rooms across this country, but why waste our time? For certainly I don’t expect that such a discussion is really going to sway those who oppose God. For they have their science and their lies didn’t start with the transgender movement. Take Creation, of which most so-called Christians reject what the Bible clearly teaches about God Creating the world in six, twenty-four hour days (Gen. 1).
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who is believing, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; even as it is written, The just shall live by faith. For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is clearly recognized by them, for God has revealed it to them. For ever since the creation of the world the unseen things of Him are clearly perceived, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they know God, they do not glorify Him as God, nor are thankful, but become vain in their reasonings, and their stupid hearts are darkened. Professing to be wise, they become foolish, and change the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man, and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. Therefore God also gives them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who change the truth of God into the lie, and fear and serve the created things more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gives them up to vile passions. For even their women change the natural use for what is contrary to nature. Likewise also the men, abandoning the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust toward one another, men with men performing what is shameful, and receiving the retribution within themselves, the penalty which is fitting for their error. And even as they do not like to have God in their full true knowledge, God gives them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with every unrighteousness, sexual perversion, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, depravity; whisperers, defamers, haters of God, insolent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, without natural affection, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do them, but also approve of those who practice them.” Romans 1:16-32
What we have here is a society and indeed societies of the world who are split. So we know that we have the hardcore advocates of such sexual deviancy, but just as well, we have people who tolerate these movements.
While these people might not practice or even promote such horrific things, they at least remain silence or know how to ‘behave’ properly. In fact many of them just don’t care one way or the other. Just as people did not care as the lie of evolution was fostered upon school children in our education system, so too the church also followed, making modifications for trying to fit both in, rather than simply sticking and believing what God’s Word says. After all the evidence is clearly evident to anyone who will actually look at it, that God did Create the heavens and the earth (Rom. 1:18-19).
Am I wrong to say that if man could disprove that God Created the heavens and the earth, that they Bible should be chucked into the trash? If man could prove that Jesus never existed or if there was not a worldwide Flood (Gen. 6), then why continue on with the lies? Would it not be the same as the Roman Empire did when paganism started to become outlawed?
There and at that time in the pagan Roman Empire, false Christianity was emerging, become the Roman Catholic church. During that time, as the pagan temples and statues were beginning to be torn down (at the same time some of the practices were being ‘christianized’ by the Catholic church), people were very afraid that some sort of ill would happen to them from the gods. Nothing did and slowly they began to back away, by and large, from those beliefs. Well, I know in Whom I believe and know that the Bible is true, but clearly if people believe it is not, then why even pretend?
“If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Psalms 11:3
“For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep safe what I have committed to Him until that Day. Hold fast the form of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. That good thing which was committed to you, guard it by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.” 2nd Timothy 1:12-14
See the problem here is that this is really part of the militance against God and what He says. This is sin and rebellion against God, nothing short of it. While all men need to be Saved, they need to repent and by faith believe into Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who died on the Cross for your sins and rose again, they refuse to adheed. Just as those who might not have sins that are so evident, they too need Christ.
“Some men’s sins are clearly evident, preceding them to judgment, but those of some men follow later.” 1st Timothy 5:24
What does a Believer do when this starts becoming an issue with those who call themselves Christians? Do we then judge them as not being Believers?
“Another parable He put forth to them, saying: The kingdom of Heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. But when the grain had sprouted and produced fruit, then the tares also appeared. So the servants of the owner came and said to him, Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares? He said to them, An enemy has done this. The servants said to him, Do you want us then to go and gather them up? But he said, No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.” Matthew 13:24-30
No rather we admonish them through the Holy Scriptures and try to reason with them. We stick with sound doctrine and we follow Christ.
“And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.” 2nd Thessalonians 3:14-15
“Come now and let us reason together, says Jehovah: Though your sins are as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1:18
“I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the Word. Be ready in season and out of season. Convict, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own lusts, desiring to hear pleasant things, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to myths. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.” 2nd Timothy 4:1-5
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, unyielding, slanderers, without self-control, savage, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away.” 2nd Timothy 3:1-5
I don’t expect that such things are going to go away anytime soon. In fact, the Bible teaches that during the “time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jer. 30:7), better known as the Tribulation, that men will still refuse to repent. And guess what, they will refuse to repent of their sexual immoralities.
“But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not do homage to demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which are not able to see nor hear nor walk. And they did not repent of their murders nor their sorceries nor their sexual perversions nor their thefts.” Revelation 9:20-21
“And they blasphemed the God of Heaven because of their pains and their sores, and did not repent of their deeds.” Revelation 16:11
What we do know is a great multitude will be Saved during that time.
“After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one was able to number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” Revelation 7:9-10
We do know that we are to continue doing the work of the Lord, until He comes to receive us unto Himself, either by sleeping in the Lord or meeting Him in the air. This will happen prior to the Tribulation.
“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All authority is given to Me in Heaven and on earth. Go therefore and instruct all the nations, immersing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen.” Matthew 18:18-20
“But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who are asleep, that you sorrow not as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the Word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from Heaven with a shouted command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together at the same time with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.” 1st Thessalonians 4:13-18
“For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we watch or sleep, we should live together with Him.” 1st Thessalonians 5:9-10
So we might have to part ways, for I know that I will continue to follow (John 21:22) good old-fashioned biblical doctrine, as every true Christian should. Yet we must remember there are a lot of people out there who reject such folly and sin. Likewise there are also those who may repent of their wickedness, just like any sinner, and be Saved. So we carry on, preaching the Gospel for those who are willing to hear, that they might be Saved by God, through Jesus Christ.
“And He said to them, Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins be preached in His name to all nations, beginning out of Jerusalem.” Luke 24:46-47
Understand that the times we live in are becoming increasingly dangerous. As more and more people come to the conclusion in their minds that speaking biblical doctrine is hate speech, so too will the task of a Believer who is called by God to preach, or the Believer who witnesses, it will become increasingly more dangerous to do so. This is certainly a real war going on (Eph. 6:12), make no mistake about it.
Just as those who do not like to hear opposing viewpoints, such as Alex Jones who has been heavily censored (as well as Ron Paul, etc.). Understand that whether or not you agree or disagree with what one says, they too have the right to their opinion. Today men are censored because their viewpoints are considered too extreme by some, tomorrow they will be killed. Just who do you think those martyrs are who come out of the Great Affliction (Rev. 6:9-11)?
One day instead of name calling, pointing fingers and the occasional fight, people will be dragged off for refusing to bend or go along with the masses. There they will be killed, to the pleasure of the general populace. The same message will be preached then as is preached now, do not be partakers with them, repent and believe the Gospel, that those who listen might be Saved from this wicked world, from the sin that they are guilty for and inherit eternal life through the blood of Christ (Heb. 9:12).
“Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from? And I said to him, Sir, you know. So he said to me, These are the ones coming out of great affliction, and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” Revelation 7:13-14
“And I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the eternal gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth; to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people; saying with a loud voice, Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; also, do homage to Him who made the heavens and the earth, the sea and springs of water. And another angel followed, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her sexual perversion. And a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If anyone does homage to the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His anger. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone before the holy angels and before the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who do homage to the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name. Here is the perseverance of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.” Revelation 14:6-12
“Then Peter said to them, Repent, and let every one of you be immersed in the name of Jesus Christ to the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38
“But what does it say? The Word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart (that is, the Word of Faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:8-10
“And the devil, who led them astray, was cast into the Lake of Fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. And I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heavens fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God. And books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, out of the things which were written in the books. And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one, according to their works. And Death and Hades were cast into the Lake of Fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the Lake of Fire.” Revelation 20:10-15
“These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.” 1st John 5:13