The horrendous assault by Islamic terrorist on September 11, 2001, brought America to her knees in prayer. For a short period of time, she remembered her roots and decided that the public acknowledgement of God was both therapeutic and warranted. What better symbol of America’s repentance than the singing of “God Bless America” during America’s favorite pastime. Throughout the land, both baseball players and fans honored God during the 7th inning stretch. God heard America and he blessed her once again.
Unfortunately, like the Jews of ancient Israel, America forgot her dependence on God. She shed herself of his authority and rejected his protection. With the official endorsement of same sex marriage by President Obama and the Supreme Court, the singing of “God Bless America” during baseball games is no longer appropriate. I suggest that Major League Baseball adopt songs like, “Love is Love”, “YMCA” or maybe “It’s Raining Men!” The nation may as well publicly acknowledge the celebration of sodomy, because God cannot bless sin.
Sodomy cannot co-exist along-side Christianity. It is a violation of God’s moral law. By embracing sodomy, our government has placed Christianity at odds with itself. Christians can no more endorse sodomy, than endorse adultery, or murder. If our governmental leaders demand that believers accept the unacceptable, real Christians will refuse regardless of the cost. God made his position clear concerning sodomy in numerous Scriptures, including but not limited to Roman 1:18-28 and 1 Corinthians 6:9.
The surgical procedure of changing a person’s sexual identity, is a violation of God’s creative process. The acceptability of that procedure implies that God made a mistake. If God made a mistake, he isn’t God. If man thinks he can correct his creator, man also thinks himself to be god. Christians would never attempt to reconcile man’s hubris with God’s sovereignty.
The Bible states:
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in His own image; He created them male and female.
Psalms 139:13 For it was You who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Job 40:8 Would you really challenge My justice? Would you declare Me guilty to justify yourself?
Satan has always attempted to counterfeit and destroy the works of God. The ultimate insult would be to distort the creation which reflects the very image of God.
Matthew 24: 37-39 As the days of Noah were, so the coming of the Son of Man will be. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah boarded the ark. They didn’t know until the flood came and swept them all away. So this is the way the coming of the Son of Man will be.
Is it a coincidence that Jesus refers to people giving in marriage at the time of Noah as his primary warning of the coming destruction by fire? Could it be that man tempted God with same sex marriage before the flood, as he is tempting God now?
Ecclesiastes 1:9 What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun.
Genesis 9:12-13 And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between Me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all future generations. I have placed My bow in the clouds, and it will be a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth.
God promised to never destroy the earth by flood again. He sealed his promise with the rainbow. Now man dares to use that covenantal symbol, as the banner of his liberation from God!
God will not violate his covenant; therefore, the earth will never again be destroyed by water, but he will destroy it by fire. Every Bible believing Christian knows this and is therefore required to warn unbelievers. If the church doesn’t warn those in the path of destruction, who will?
Real Christians will not modify their stance with God because of changing cultural attitudes or governmental decrees. We will continue to pray earnestly that America places herself once again in the loving arms of God. Our God always accepts true repentance; however, he is holy and will not tolerate disobedience. Nothing but harm comes to nations that invite curses from God instead of blessings. It is not that God will not bless America; God cannot bless America, until America turns her heart back to God.