By Janet Walgren
Governments make laws that courts can rule are legal and constitutional; however, governments and their courts can not make something that is immoral moral; that’s God’s jurisdiction.
We are all brothers and sisters, literal children of a Heavenly Father who loves us. We are loving beings because of our heritage and Godly nature. God gifted us with physical bodies capable of expressing our love in a sexual way for a purpose, and He gave each of us a strong natural desire to do so. Along with the strong desire to express love in sexual ways came strict commandments limiting sexual expression to a man and a woman who were married. God’s purpose for giving us the ability and desire to engage in the sexual expression of love within the bounds of marriage was:
- To provide physical bodies for His children and
- To provide the necessary desire for a father and mother to cleave to each other and sacrifice all of their selfish desires, when required, in order to preside over, provide for, protect and nurture His children.
God, not governments began the institution of marriage in the Garden of Eden when He gave Eve to Adam as his wife. He then set the boundaries for the physical expression of love to be within the marriage covenant. This marriage covenant provided a contractual structure in which the institution of a family was to operate and came with heavy responsibilities that were assigned to both the husband and wife when they entered into this covenant or contract.
God also condemned unauthorized sexual activity and warned of extreme adverse consequences for individuals and nations who ignored his divine law in regards to sex and the divine marriage contract. History is replete with examples of civilizations that were brought to extinction because they perverted the right way of the Lord, altered divine contracts and ignored moral laws.
I am afraid that America is on the brink of destruction. Ruling something to be legal will not make it moral.
So, why do I care?
God has decreed consequences for those who ignore His laws… consequences that I prefer not to suffer. Here are a few examples from the Holy Bible and other scriptures that explain God’s mind on the topic:
The destruction of cities, nations and all the inhabitants therein:
25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
Gen. 19:5: bring them out unto us, that we may know them:
Homosexual behavior is an abomination:
23 Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.
26 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you:
27 (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;)
28 That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you.
Deut. 23:17: There shall be no … sodomite of the sons of Israel.
Famine and Oppression will result:
2 The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,
4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.
5 And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.
6 When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, saying, Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and let this ruin be under thy hand:
7 In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be an healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people.
Nations will be cursed with bad leadership:
17 Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows; for every one of them is a hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
18 For wickedness burneth as the fire; it shall devour the briers and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets of the forests, and they shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke.
25 Thy men shall fall by the sword and thy mighty in the war.
And for all those who think they are in the right because their stance on gay marriage is in alignment with God’s law:
God has just as much, if not more, to say in the way of condemnation of those hypocrites that commit sins of a financial nature.
Ask yourself: “Is my lust for money or immoral sexual gratification worth the consequences of war, famine, pestilence or the annihilation of an entire civilization? Do I really want to see my wife ravished and my children dashed to pieces before my very eyes? Do I want my sons, brothers or husband killed in battle? Are gay rights or riches really worth the consequences?
Perhaps = is not in alignment with the will of God, the one you should really love and fear.
Perhaps loyalties need to be reconsidered.
Perhaps some need to align their will to God’s will.
And even then, historically, the righteous suffered and even perished along with the wicked when their civilizations were destroyed. And, that’s why I care what others think and do. I don’t care to suffer the consequences that come from other people’s choices.
Just a few other references about what God has said through the mouths of His holy prophets on this issue:
- men … burned in their lust one toward another: Rom. 1:27 .
- nor abusers of themselves with mankind: 1 Cor. 6:9 .
- them that defile themselves with mankind: 1 Tim. 1:10 .
- as Sodom and Gomorrah … going after strange flesh: Jude 1:7 .
and there are many, many more.