RCM on Increased USA Acceptance of Sexual Immorality

Roderick C. Meredith (Photo by Joyce Thiel)


In today’s commentary from the Living Church of God, its Presiding Evangelist Roderick C. Meredith has the following:

What Is God Thinking?

By Roderick C. Meredith | Thursday, May 17, 2012
My friends, America is increasingly acting as if there is no real God. Millions of young couples are simply “living together”—without benefit of marriage. Other millions are slowly going over to the dark side of human nature and getting into homosexuality—even “men marrying men”! Now, Barack Obama, the current President of what used to be called the “greatest Christian nation in the world,” has said that he approves of homosexual “marriage”! Hundreds of super-liberal media people are jumping on the bandwagon and rushing forward to add their endorsement of so-called “gay marriage.”

But Billy Graham’s son, Franklin Graham, has said that Barack Obama has “shaken his fist at God” by supporting homosexual marriage! Hundreds of ministers and thousands of their parishioners are sincerely upset at this unprecedented presidential behavior. On the other hand, many liberal ministers try to explain that the Bible “simply isn’t clear” on this subject of homosexual “marriage”!


Not clear? The whole problem goes back to our abysmal ignorance of the Bible and our unwillingness to repent and to do what God clearly says in His inspired Word! Listen! Jesus Christ stated directly in Matthew 19:4-6: “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”

So, right here Jesus Christ clearly stated that marriage is predicated on the fact that God made them “male and female”—and that it is God, not man or the laws of man, who joins a man and woman together as “one flesh” in marriage.

Jesus’ servant, the Apostle Paul, was inspired to tell is in the New Testament: “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10). In the book of Romans, Paul wrote about the foolish philosophers and liberals of his day: “For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 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. 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” (Romans 1:26-28).

Even in the New Testament, could the Bible not be more clear? Is there any doubt in anyone’s mind what the Holy Bible actually says about homosexuality and “men marrying men”?

In his last letter recorded in the Bible, the Apostle Peter was describing how God deals with rebellious cities and nations. He specifically described how God dealt with the homosexual cities, “turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly” (2 Peter 2:6). Unless we Americans wake up and repent, can we expect the God who gives us life and breath to bless us? Or will He chasten our peoples in a powerful way to get our attention just as He has often done in human history? The choice is ours!

To learn more, read our articles, “The Plain Truth About Homosexuality” and “The New Normal?” Do not let yourself deceived by the twistings of Scripture and human reasoning being offered by the advocates of so-called “gay marriage.”

The Bible defends marriage and only defines it as between a man and a woman (cf. Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-10). Various pundits have opinions at odds with scripture.

The reality is that all forms of sexual immorality are harmful to humans:

18 Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.  (1 Corinthians 6:18)

Sexual immorality leads to increased sexual transmissible diseases.  People who live together before marriage, have a higher divorce rate than those who do not.  Fornicators also have a higher abortion rate than those that attempt to live according to biblical standards.  Male homosexuals tend to die sooner, and get certain diseases more, than heterosexual males.  Those are just some of the individual consequences of sexual immorality.

However, many in Western lands seem to feel that since the individuals who sin sexually, pay for their sins (if they even believe in the biblical concept of sin), that allowing them to sin does not affect society–this is simply not true.  There are additional social costs for unwed mothers, increased divorced rates, and increased medical costs associated with fornication and homosexuality.  Plus, there are spiritual costs.

Additionally, God has held societies in the past to judgment for sexual immorality.

Notice what happened there 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.  Countries, with so many Bibles, like the USA, are choosing to accept immortality.  God also condemns those who do not practices, but approve of, sexual immortality  (Romans 1:18-32).

The USA is setting itself up for ruin.  Watch (Mark 13, Matthew 24).

Some articles 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?
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.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States
Some claim that Barack Obama is the prophesied “son of Kenya”. Might Bible prophecy be fulfilled since he is to be the USA president?
Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided? 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?
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?
2012 – Ten Fulfilled Barack Obama Prophecies Barack Obama has already helped fulfill 10 predictions in 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect. Here is a YouTube video on ten.
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?
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?
There are Many COGs: Why Support the Living Church of God? This is an article for those who wish to more easily sort out the different COGs. It really should be a MUST READ for current and former WCG/GCI members or any interested in supporting the faithful church. It also explains a lot of what the COGs are all about.

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