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In the book of Judges, twice we read what happens when there is no human authority to enforce what is right and wrong according to God’s Word:
In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes. (Judges 17:6; repeated in 21:25)This verse—used twice in Judges—aptly spells out what is happening in our own culture in America. As I’ve said many times before, when a culture no longer builds its worldview on the foundation of the absolute authority of the Word of God, then increasingly people will want to do what is “right” in their own eyes.
As “gay” marriage has been condoned and progressively legalized across this nation—from the U.S. president and Supreme Court down—we have said that there will be an increase in people wanting any relationship they want and will define marriage however they want to. After the Supreme Court of the United States made its recent decision in favor of “gay” marriage, I have said many times that we will see polygamists clamoring to demand the legalization of polygamy.
Well, A recent case in Utah was reported on in the New York Times with this headline: “A Utah Law Prohibiting Polygamy Is Weakened.” The article begins this way:
A federal judge has struck down parts of Utah’s anti-polygamy law as unconstitutional in a case brought by a polygamous star of a reality television series. Months after the Supreme Court bolstered rights of same-sex couples, the Utah case could open a new frontier in the nation’s recognition of once-prohibited relationships.You can read the entire article at this link.
Similarly, Jillian Keenan is an independent journalist who has also contributed to The New York Times and the Washington Post, and earlier this year in an article, she wrote the following:
While the Supreme Court and the rest of us are all focused on the human right of marriage equality, let’s not forget that the fight doesn’t end with same-sex marriage. We need to legalize polygamy, too. Legalized polygamy in the United States is the constitutional, feminist, and sex-positive choice. More importantly, it would actually help protect, empower, and strengthen women, children, and families. . . .You can read the entire article at this link.
The definition of marriage is plastic. Just like heterosexual marriage is no better or worse than homosexual marriage, marriage between two consenting adults is not inherently more or less “correct” than marriage among three (or four, or six) consenting adults. Though polygamists are a minority—a tiny minority, in fact—freedom has no value unless it extends to even the smallest and most marginalized groups among us. So let’s fight for marriage equality until it extends to every same-sex couple in the United States—and then let’s keep fighting. We’re not done yet.
“Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law.” (Proverbs 29:18)Moral relativism is permeating the USA—and it’s going to get much worse. The more this culture has built its worldview on man’s word instead of God’s Word, then the more we will see the once very Christianized worldview collapsing, and increasingly moral relativism will permeate the culture. And the more this happens, the more Christians will be seen as the enemy. Yes, Christian persecution is already happening in this nation—but it’s only the start!
Clarke’s commentary states: “Where Divine revelation, and the faithful preaching of the sacred testimonies, are neither reverenced nor attended, the ruin of that land is at no great distance.”
Once a culture abandon’s God’s law (the absolute authority of the Word of God), then ruin will come.
It should be obvious that as America no longer builds its worldview on God’s Word, the flood gates will be opened—and anything goes. Be warned—those activists who have been successful in opening the door to gay marriage across the country know this is only the start.
In an article in the UK ‘Pink News’ entitled “The same-sex marriage bill isn’t the end of the journey towards gay rights,” Chris Ashford, Reader in Law and Society at the University of Sunderland argues at the end of his article:Legislative victory should not mean identity erasure. There remain numerous sexual freedoms to campaign on – yes sexual – that’s what gay rights is about, not merely a civil rights campaign – and there are battles still to be won. Battles relating to pornography, the continued criminalisation of consensual sexual acts, re-constructing our ideas of relationships in relation to sex, monogamy and the illusion that only ‘couples’ might want to enter into a state-sanctioned partnership, are just a handful which spring to mind.From a Christian perspective, I agree with him. When people believe there are no absolute restraints, when there is no respect for God’s Law—anything goes—ruin is on the way. As went Rome, so goes the UK, the USA. …
The marriage Bill [same sex couples bill] should be welcomed, but it is not the end of the journey, or the final piece in a jigsaw. It is just another step – albeit a significant one- on a never-ending journey.
The people of this nation need to return to the authority of the Word of God:
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. (Psalms 33:12)
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying, Ken
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