The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
Today’s TW News & Prophecy from the Living Church of God has the following:
New Zealand MP tries to form his own opinion in same-sex marriage issue.
In a recent “letter drop” in the east Auckland suburb of Botany, the National MP for the area, Mr. Jami-Lee Ross, issued a message to residents. The letter, titled “Same-Sex Marriage: What do you think?” explained that “Parliament will soon be voting on draft legislation to enable same-sex couples to marry. Members of Parliament will be given a [individual] conscience vote on this issue. To help me represent the Botany Electorate when I vote, I would appreciate knowing your views on same-sex marriage” (Jami-Lee Ross, National Party, Same-Sex Marriage Letter, 6th of August, 2012). A “yes or no” box was given as an option for residents to indicate whether they agreed with same-sex marriage, as well as space for any comments that they would like to make. The letter was then to be returned to Mr. Ross.As the New Zealand Parliament heads towards legislating same-sex marriage, this letter demonstrates that God-fearing leaders are increasingly absent in this once predominantly “Christian” country, whose MPs now need to ask the opinions of the masses to form their “individual” conscience. New Zealand is fast becoming a country where God’s laws are a “strange thing” (Hosea 8:12).
Democracy is not the answer to moral decline or the world’s ills. Only through God’s top-down government established on this earth by a perfect, righteous leader, will true values be restored to this Israelite-descended nation and the whole world (Isaiah 11).
Read our booklet The United States and Great Britain in Prophecy for an explanation of why Israelite-descended nations like New Zealand are morally bankrupt.
In the USA, a group called NOM seems to think it has a black preacher that will change the increasing acceptance of homosexual marriage in the USA:
The National Organization for Marriage wants to “drive a wedge between gays and blacks”—with this black leader’s help.
—By Adam Serwer
| Fri Aug. 10, 2012
In late July, Rev. William Owens, head of the Coalition of African-American Pastors, appeared at the National Press Club to denounce President Barack Obama’s support for same-sex marriage, which he claimed enabled child molestation. “If you watch the men who have been caught having sex with little boys, you will note that all of them will say that I was molested as a child,” he declared. “For the president to condone this type of thing…is irresponsible.” Owens, who touts his role as a civil rights leader in Nashville, Tennessee during the late 1950s and early 1960s, also rejected the idea that gay rights count as civil rights. “I didn’t march one inch, one foot, one yard, for a man to marry a man, and a woman to marry a woman.”
Owens’ remarks have garnered lots of press attention as a sign that President Obama’s stance on same-sex marriage might alienate black voters.
While all professors of Christianity should deplore homosexual unions, including so-called “gay marriage,” the reality is that short of national repentance the USA is doomed.
In the current election, for example, both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have made various statements consistent with at least parts of the homosexual agenda (see, for example, Romney and Obama Agree on Having ‘Gay’ Boy Scouts). Both have (and for Mitt Romney mainly in the past) made statements in support of the pro-abortion agenda.
There were other societies that have had their own issues of openly advocating sin relationships that their residents seemed to view as acceptable. Notice what happened in a couple of such towns between three thousand and four thousand years ago:
24 Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens. 25 So He overthrew those cities, all the plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground. (Genesis 19:24-25)
And why did it happen?
7 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 strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. (Jude 7)
Why mention this in the 21st century? Because God turned:
6…the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly (2 Peter 2:6,
National repentance is the only real long-term hope for the USA (and it seems to be too late for that).
Keeping the Ten Commandments reflects love. Breaking them and/or condoning those that do is evil. This should be clear to those who believe the God of the Bible. Children should be raised by God-fearing heterosexual couples–for God wants godly offspring:
4…Because the Lord has been witness Between you and the wife of your youth…Yet she is your companion
And your wife by covenant. 15 But did He not make them one, Having a remnant of the Spirit? And why one?
He seeks godly offspring. Therefore take heed to your spirit, And let none deal treacherously with the wife of his youth. (Malachi 2:14-15)
Same-sex unions are not endorsed in the Bible and were not what God intended humans to be in to raise children.
But the USA does not seem inclined to truly listen to those who are strongly advocating changes in the moral direction of the land. Nor do those in New Zealand or the other Anglo-dominated lands.
Some items of possibly related interest may include:
LCG: Homosexuals Gaining Ground “Same-sex marriage” for “gays” and lesbians is becoming more acceptable to many. What does the Bible teach about homosexuality? Can homosexuals change?
Deification: Did the Early Church Teach That Christians Would Become God? What does the Bible teach? Is deification only a weird or cultic idea?
The Cherished Christian Woman: Duty and destiny This is an article by LCG’s Wyatt Ciesielka on women and their potential.
Successful Parenting: God’s Way This is an LCG booklet by Dr. J. Fall on parenting the right type of family.
LCG: Fathers Raising Sons An LCG commentary with Malachi 4:4-6 added.
God’s Plan for Happy Marriage This is an LCG booklet by Dr. R. Meredith.
God Created Marriage Some falsely claim that God did not create marriage and that fornication is fine. What does the Bible really teach?
Abortion, the Bible, and a Woman’s Right to Choose Do you know what the Bible teaches on this? Has the Roman Catholic Church allowed abortions? What about the real Church of God?
What is the Meaning of Life? Who does God say is happy? What is your ultimate destiny? Do you really know? Does God actually have a plan for YOU personally?
What Did Jesus Teach About the Ten Commandments? This article quotes what Jesus actually said about them (His words are in red).
The Ten Commandments Reflect Love, Breaking them is Evil Some feel that the ten commandments are a burden. Is that what Jesus, Paul, Peter, James, and John taught?
Was the Commandment to Love the Only Command? Some have stated that John’s writings teach this, but is that what the Bible really says?
The Ten Commandments and the Early Church Did Jesus and the Early Church keep the ten commandments? What order were they in? Here are quotes from the Bible and early writings.
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people?