LCG: Rising Amorality; USA: DADT Ends

The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah


In his latest commentary, Living Church of God’s Dr. Scott Winnail reported the following:

In an immoral society, people know better but reject what they know to be right. Today, increasingly, we are in an “amoral” society—where a people do not even know what is right or wrong (“UK riots: Greedy, amoral, irresponsible… Now who could that be?,” The Guardian, August 14, 2011).

How long will the decay and carnage we now see around the globe continue? Jesus Christ’s disciples once asked, essentially, this. “How can we tell when we near the end of the age and your return?” (Matthew 24:3). Christ listed several “signs” in His response, and said: “Because lawlessness [wickedness] will abound, the love of many will wax cold” (v. 12).

Many of the heinous acts we see today almost defy imagination, and truthfully only occur in society when the “love of many” waxes cold, and large numbers of people lack a moral compass. Ironically, in this “brave new world” of the 21st century, our enlightened, self-absorbed, self-confident, post-modern society is boldly going where society “has gone before.”

Long ago, God gave a prophecy aimed at the modern Israelite-descended nations, noting their moral decay (Jeremiah 2:4). “For they have perverted their way; they have forgotten the Lord their God” (Jeremiah 3:21). And, “You have had a harlot’s forehead; you refuse to be ashamed” (v. 3). God also said, “But this people has a defiant and rebellious heart; they have revolted and departed” (Jeremiah 5:23-24).

Society has rejected the Ten Commandments—the moral code that once supported most of the Western world! Through Paul, God listed more signs of the end of the age, noting that,in the last days, perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving… despisers of good” (2 Timothy 3:1-5). Does this prophecy begin to fit society today?

Satan the devil—“the god of this age” (2 Corinthians 4:4)—has blinded society! He is angry, and will soon lash out with fury at the people of God as never before (Revelation 12:12). He is like a “roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8). Why is Satan so angry that he deceives the whole world into committing such heinous acts (Revelation 12:9)? Because he knows his days are numbered, and his power will soon be completely removed (v. 12)!

Today’s headlines are just “the beginning of sorrows” (Matthew 24:8). The shocking acts we see in the media will increase in frequency and intensity. But we must not allow our faith to be shaken. God is allowing these events so that mankind will learn that “of himself he can do nothing!” True peace cannot be created by the pride and power of men, apart from God and His laws. So, thankfully, there is an end in sight—after the carnage!

God does have a plan, and it calls for the soon coming return of His Son, the Prince of Peace. With Christ’s return, Satan and his demons will be banished, along with their influence (Revelation 20:1-3). No longer will Satan motivate weak-willed individuals to hurt and destroy others, made in God’s image (Genesis 1:26)!

One day soon, headlines will read very differently, because “God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain…” (Revelation 21:4). There is a new world coming—a moral world that today’s human beings have only imagined, while they have futilely attempted to construct one under their own power. For more information on the encouraging future that awaits us all, be sure to read our powerful free booklet, The World Ahead: What Will It Be Like?

In American news, the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy on homosexuality came to an end today (  Certain liberals and homosexual advocates tend to praise this additional step towards the destruction of the USA (see also Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves?).  Many simply do not know the difference between right and wrong.  Notice that AOL reported today that the end of DADT resulted in celebrations:

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Officially Ends

After years of debate, the military lifts an 18-year ban and can no longer prevent gays from serving openly in its ranks.

Celebrations held across the country

As a former member of the US military, I will simply state that based upon my observations unit cohesiveness will be affected by the open acceptance of homosexuals in the military. And that, combined with cuts in weapons programs and likely caps/cuts on aspects of military spending, will weaken the defenses of the USA. This is something that I suggested would happen in my book 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect.

The USA needs national repentance (which it seems to have widely rejected) or it is doomed militarily:

14′But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments, 15 and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgments, so that you do not perform all My commandments, but break My covenant, 16 I also will do this to you: I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. 17 I will set My face against you, and you shall be defeated by your enemies. Those who hate you shall reign over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you (Leviticus 26:14-17).

There were other societies that have had their own issues of openly advocating sins 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,

Thus, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah were to serve as an example to those who would live as they did.  The USA, which has lots of Bibles, should know this–but refuses to wish to truly retain God in its knowledge.

Of course, not everyone in Sodom and Gomorrah were homosexuals as those that strictly practice that could not reproduce. Yet, notice that the destruction that hit their cities destroyed all that were there and notice that something like this is to happen again according to Jesus:

26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: 27 They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; 29 but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. (Luke 17:26-29)

Americans can pretend that increasing “homosexual rights” is acceptable, but the Bible suggests otherwise.

The following passage, written nearly two thousand years ago, essentially predicts resurgences of amorality, plus explains why this happens:

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man — and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. (Romans 1:18-32)

Many of those in the top governmental positions in the West do not wish to retain the word of God in their knowledge and endorse evolution instead of creation as the origin of life, so it is little wonder that increasing societal acceptance of sin is occurring. Also notice that God warned that many would “also approve of those who practice” various forms of sin. This is what more and more government leaders are doing.

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.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

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, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-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 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 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?
Prophecies of Barack Obama? Eight reasons why Barack Obama is apocalyptic and eight reasons why Barack Obama is not the Antichrist. This article 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 on this page on Barack Obama prophecies. Read it and decide for yourself if President Obama seems to be fulfilling various prophecies.
Who is the King of the West? Why is there no End-Time King of the West in Bible Prophecy? Is the United States the King of the West?
Is God’s Existence Logical? Some say it is not logical to believe in God. Is that true?
Is Evolution Probable or Impossible or Is God’s Existence Logical? Part II This short article clearly answers what ‘pseudo-scientists’ refuse to acknowledge.
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?

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