Will you lament with me over the lost son, who has left his father and squandered his inheritance? He has said “I will break with the reasoning of my father, and I will do it as I will and in the way that seems right to me.” To the amazement of all their neighbors, the son left in a pompous march, celebrating his new found “freedom” from his father's corrections. This was not the first wrong choice that the son has made. On the contrary, it has been a slow descent, further and further from the will of his father. And yet, the son's path has been marked with points of blatant disobedience. Many who watched warned the son, others cried out that the son should return the inheritance and just leave, while others still encouraged him to take the inheritance so that they could join him in his celebration. The father knew the impending consequences of such actions and warned his son. These consequences have been clearly demonstrated by others in history. But he never imagined that it would ever happen... his son has left reason and dignity and has chosen to make a way for himself and others to indulge in unfit pleasures at the expense of the inheritance from his father. The father and all his friends will hope for the son to come to his senses and return to sanity. Many of the father's friends have volunteered to go and rescue his son before it is too late. The son refused all of their help and is determined that he will make his own way.
So, as you can extend your imagination, the father and son here are representative of the government of the founding fathers of the United States of America, while the son represents the government of those in the latter half of the age of this nation. The father's wealth was from the concentrated efforts of Christian Liberty that birthed the nation and formed the foundation for government for greatness in this land. The founders often recognized the dangers that loomed in the future if the government should fall under control of corrupt people. They understood that this irresponsibility could come about if the people themselves failed to elect righteous men, and that this could happen, if the people began to be ignorant of the Creator, who endowed men with their rights.
So in this latter half of the age of the nation, a few of the failures of the government pertain to the extending of the Supreme Court's bounds to become a “Super-Legislative-Executall” power. So from a time at the beginning where the founders recognized that the Supreme Court could have its opinion, they would ignore its decisions because it was not the Legislative branch and certainly not the Executive branch. Now, it appears that the Supreme Court is assuming those powers, and the people don't know any better. The attacks upon the Christian principles over this period include Education (promotion of macro-evolution, and attack on school prayer), Parenting (abortion), and the Family (degradation of traditional marriage, by the inclusion of homosexual “marriage”). These were enacted for the benefit of the minority rather than the protection of the majority. Just a reminder, the nine jurors on the supreme court are not elected by a ballot presented for the vote of the people.
There are those who confuse the personal grace that is offered through Jesus Christ with a supposed need for the government to not deal severely with offenders. In other words, those who found the government recognized that the duty of government was to punish the offender. But they also demonstrated grace in encouraging the offender to repent and pursue God's forgiveness before they were to soon meet Him face to face via capital punishment. So in today's mixed up sentiments, they would accuse Thomas Jefferson of homophobia. Jefferson recommended castration for a man caught in sodomy. So rather than punish such a man, today's government has not only declared it to not be wrong, but now has legalized a “marriage” license for it.
Then there are those who would say that references in the Bible to “homosexuality” refer to those acts that are performed against someone's will or without love for the other person. Just because two people consent to a crime does not make it right.
So today, we have leaders (Supreme Court Justices, and at least one President) who must read the founding documents without understanding the authors' intentions (nor the Creator's). Consider this portion of the Declaration of Independence:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
Today's justices have declared the folly of a few to be legal and part of the “pursuit of Happiness”, while ignoring that the Creator's given right to pursue happiness does not include the degrading of their bodies in homosexual behavior.
Today's justices must believe that the term “Creator” means whatever each person wants it to be, whether it be “Evolution/Big Bang” of the atheistic worldview, or “Allah” of the Islamic worldview, or “Self” of the satanic world view, but certainly not only the “Creator” of the Judeo/Christian worldview, who was in the original intent.
I would like to share the passage from 1 Corinthians 6:9-11. It offers clearly the consequences of sin, but also suggests the remedy:
“Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”
I want to say to any readers from the homosexual community or supporters who may have suffered this far into this writing that Christians are not mad at you, for we all have failed God. We are not mad at you for what has happened in the supreme court. For we recognize that the father of lies, Satan, is a deceiver and has blinded and blindsided us all at one point. Just know that you are loved by God, who gave His Son, Jesus, as a payment for our sin debt. But also be warned that we must all give an account before God of our lives.
If you want freedom, your choice is in Christ. If you want to enjoy God's Freedom from Sin for Eternity, repent and put your faith in Jesus' saving work. If you want to “enjoy” freedom from God, then stay the course, and you shall be granted “freedom” from God for eternity.
For those in the “Diversity & Inclusion” movement, I hope that I will receive your welcome, because my worldview has now been relegated to the scrap pile by authorities. Or are you welcoming only those whose diversity is the same as yours?
In conclusion, I lament for what is happening in our nation. As my Pastor first put it, “I am first a Christian”, then I am a citizen of this land. For Christians, our first citizenship is secured in heaven, where moth, nor rust destroy. But for this time and place, I am also a citizen of the United States of America, and I will not lay down to let it fail. I will work and wait for the return of the son who has strayed. I will live courageously as a citizen, a husband, and a father. But foremost I will live courageously. I repent from my sin. And I will war against the forces that seek to destroy America by separating it from its heritage in Christianity. We desperately need God's mercy now during this age of Grace before this world enters into the age of God's wrath.