Death Of Our Values

And even as they did not like to
retain God in their knowledge,
God gave them over to a reprobate
mind,to do those things which are
not convenient. Romans 1:28

I recently read a small article in a small-town newspaper that really has me bothered. The article appeared in the Sunday Star, in Hammond, Louisiana, on May 13, 2001. It appeared in a column by Kathleen Parker, a columnist for the Orlando Sentinel. It was just a few little lines, but it really has a far greater message than those few little lines of newsprint convey.

So what is this little bit of news that is so upsetting? It is the fact that at a prestigious school in Manhattan, (the Rodeph Sholem Day School) Mother's Day has been abolished. Eliminated. Done away with. They claim this was done to protect the feelings of children of gays and single parents; cultural observers predict that this is but the first of a trend that will totally eliminate all such "sentimental but meaningless calendar days, as well as the institutions they purport to celebrate."

Mother's Day a "sentimental but meaninless" calendar day? Motherhood an institution that needs to be eliminated? By whose standards? Only those who have chosen in one way or another to flout the natural laws of God would deem it so. We need to realize that this is just one more part of the homosexual agenda, designed to destroy any of the institutions that God has ordained. They have set themselves up in opposition to God and want to force their choices on all the rest of a mostly unsuspecting society.

Don't accuse me of being judgmental. I don't have to judge this issue; God already did. And don't bother calling me names. I am not homophobic. But I refuse to call wrong right for the sake of expediency or political correctness. Homosexuality is against God's laws, and no matter what they call it, no matter how normal and loving they try to make it sound, no matter how widespread the practice may be, it is still sin, plain and simple. The Bible says,

You shall not lie with mankind as with womankind; it is abomination. Lev.18:22
and also,
If a man shall lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. Lev. 20:13

An abomination--- that is what God's own word calls homosexuality. Webster's defines abomination as something abominable, loathsome and abhorred; something disgusting and hated. If God Almighty hates it and says it is evil, who is anyone else to claim that it is okay, that it is normal, that it should be accepted and respected by everyone, and protected by law? What incredible arrogance, to change God's holy and eternal laws to suit themselves and their sinful lifestyle.

I'm all for protecting children. But let's make sure we protect them from the right things--- sin and evil and wickedness that keeps people estranged from their Heavenly Father, the loving God who created them. The children of homosexuals have my deepest sympathy, because they are being raised in a manner that is inconsistant with God's authority. They have no choice in what they are exposed to--- it is forced upon them in the same way it is forced upon the rest of society.

Homosexuals would have us believe that theirs is no more than an "alternative lifestyle", one that we must all accept. They have passed laws guaranteeing them the same rights as any other "married" couple, and have passed laws freeing them from "discrimination". They are slowly but surely destroying the very fabric of our society with their willful disregard of God's laws and His soveriegn authority. First marriage, then motherhood,---we have to ask ourselves, what's next? Or do we even want to know?

People, our values are being distorted by people such as these, who are forcing all of us to accept THEIR way of life, as opposed to God's way. God's word is the truth, whether one chooses to believe it or not. It is unchanging and eternal. The things of God are being eliminated from society, to make way for man's iniquities. We should not rejoice in homosexuals "coming out of the closet"--- we should mourn, for the death of our values that has made it acceptable for them to do so. We should mourn, because they are calling evil good, and good evil. The Bible says,

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20,21

The Bible also tells us the fate of such persons:

Therefore, as the fire devours the stubble, and the flame consumes the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust, because they have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 20:24

Do not be deceived, my friends! The Bible clearly tells us we ignore or reject the truths of God's word to the peril of our eternal souls.

Do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither fornicators, nor idolators, nor adulterers, nor effiminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. (I Cor. 6:9-10)

We need to all stand together for the truth of God's Holy Word, and the sanctity of the institutions He ordained. Let us not continue to call evil good for the sake of being 'politically correct', or 'non-judgmental'. Remember, the Bible says,

If My people,which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (II Chr. 7:14)