ICG & LCG Report on Government Endorsed Sin


In its latest weekly update, ICG’s Mark Armstrong had the following:

When Government Mandates Sin

What happens when temporal laws conflict with God’s Laws? It’s certainly a question that has plagued European civilizations down through the centuries. But it’s one we thought we’d never have to face under the protection of the absolute freedom of religion spelled out in the Constitution of the United States…Now that it has come out that the controversial (yet to be implemented) new health care law forces religiously sponsored clinics and hospitals to provide “birth control” (whatever all that may entail) there has been a real firestorm of consternation, largely coming from Catholic institutions…

Is it any wonder now that outrage seems to be catching fire nearly everywhere as the reality finally begins to sink in that the state (U.S. Government) has put itself in a position of forcing religious institutions to sin. This is but one in a long list of legal rulings and changes in laws that give sinful commissions, formerly seen as crimes, full protection or even special status under the law…The news now has it that the conflict has been resolved, and that insurance companies rather than religiously sponsored entities will be responsible for “reaching out to women” (apparently even employees of religious institutions) to offer them a range of “birth control options.” Whether that will be the end of the matter or not remains to be seen. But it is curious that an attempt to force religious institutions to break God’s law in order to comply with a mandate of the government has now occurred in United States of America…

In California, we’ve just seen the Courts rule in favor of “gay marriage” in contravention of the will of the majority expressed in a recent referendum vote…It is very clear now, that the dictates of political correctness far outweigh the dictates of the Creator. It is also clear that the Constitution of the United States is now regarded as a minor impediment to the agenda of many of our legislators, political leaders and judges.

Today commentary by LCG’s Davy Crockett has the following:

Commentary: The Other Hand

Practices that for millennia were understood as taboo are now portrayed as normal, acceptable, even desirable behavior. Conduct that would have resulted in jail time in most nations just 40 or 50 years ago is now promoted as a “civil right”—with penalties meted out to anyone who would dare to discourage or limit the practice of these newly acceptable “alternate lifestyles.”

Consider the recent attempt by a coalition of health and education groups to establish new sexual education guidelines for students in elementary schools. These guidelines, which call for education to begin before the second grade, aim that by the fifth grade students should understand sexual orientation as “the romantic attraction of an individual to someone of the same gender or a different gender” (Associated Press, January 9, 2012).

Can we appreciate that our society’s main problems are moral at the core? They are the inevitable result of abandoning the principles of living found in the world’s best-selling (but least understood) book—the Bible.

The promoting of abortion (one of the so-called “birth control options”), homosexual marriage, homosexuality, and other sins by government officials is sad.  The US State of Washington passed pro-homosexual legislation earlier this week.

In his latest update, LCG’s Dr. Winnail reported the following:

Western so-called “Christian” nations are certainly under siege from antiChristian forces. Numerous attempts are underway to promote the acceptance of Islamic Sharia law in Western Europe, Britain and America. Atheists want any reference to God eliminated in the public sphere, and homosexual activists are making ever more bold efforts to flaunt and promote their perverted lifestyle in the media, in schools and through legislative and judicial means. Adversaries are increasing and Sodom and Gomorrah are rising again from the ashes of the past—as Bible prophecies have long indicated—because our nations have turned away from God (see Deuteronomy 28:15-47; Isaiah 1:1-10).

Notice also something from LCG’s latest TW News & Prophecy:

The Bible has long noted, “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18, KJV). Regrettably, many of today’s leaders lack vision and are motivated by short-term thinking. They are focused on reducing costs and do not consider long-term consequences and lessons of history. Ultimately, this lack of vision will play into the hands of enemies and bring national captivity (Deuteronomy 28:25, 36-37). We are watching the beginning of this cycle now in the Israelite-descended nations of America and Britain.

Of course, it is not just government officials that now encourage sin.  Various forms of “entertainment” are contributing to the moral degradation as well, as do personal lifestyle decisions.  Many have “lack of vision.”

Since the Bible indicates that the Great Tribulation begins as the time of Jacob’s trouble (Jeremiah 30:7), it is the Anglo-descended nations, like the UK, Canada, USA, Australia, and New Zealand that will experience that first.

And while those nations probably will not repent before its too late, you can. You can be spared from the hour of trial that Jesus spoke of the happens (Revelation 3:10) before His Kingdom comes.

Several articles of related interest may include:

The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about? True religion should be based upon the true gospel.
Are You Saved? Do You Love Jesus? What is a True Christian? What is the Gospel? Evangelist Richard Ames answers those important questions.
True vs. False Conversion Are you really converted or willing to be? What is true conversion? What is false conversion? What are the dangers of false conversion? Evangelist Roderick Meredith provides information on those important questions.
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?
There is a Place of Safety for the Philadelphians. Why it May Be Petra This article discusses a biblical ‘place of safety’ from the ‘hour of trial”. It includes quotes from the Bible and Herbert W. Armstrong on this subject–thus, showing that there is a biblically supported alternative to the rapture theory.
LCG: Pornography, Who’s Tempting Whom? This is some information about the prevalence and dangers of pornography from the Living Church of God.
CG7 on Pornography
This is an article excerpt from the Church of God, 7th Day-Denver about pornography.
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 Living Church of God?
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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 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?
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Prophecies of Barack Obama? This article has eight reasons why Barack Obama is apocalyptic and eight reasons why Barack Obama is not the Antichrist. It includes many biblical and non-biblical prophecies, from around the world, that seem to discuss Barack Obama. Did Nostradamus predict Barack Obama dealing with the Antichrist? Might Barack Obama set the stage for the kings of the North and South as at least one Shiite prophecy suggests? This is the longest and most complete article at the COGwriter website on Barack Obama prophecies. Read it and decide for yourself if President Obama seems to be fulfilling various prophecies.
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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.

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