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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Homosexuality & A People Abandoned By God!

John MacArthur speaks the plan truth about what happens to a nation when God abandons them… watch this video and listen to this somber warning from one of the leading Pastor and Theologians of our day.

When God Abandons A Nation

John Piper also posted an insightful article on gay marriage today titled: “My Eyes Shed Streams of Tears”— Thoughts on the New Calamity

In this article Piper writes:

My main reason for writing is not to mount a political counter-assault. I don’t think that is the calling of the church as such. My reason for writing is to help the church feel the sorrow of these days. And the magnitude of the assault on God and his image in man.

Christians, more clearly than others can see the tidal wave of pain that is on the way. Sin carries in it its own misery: “Men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error” (Romans 1:27).

And on top of sin’s self-destructive power comes, eventually, the wrath of God: “sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming” (Colossians 3:5–6).

What is even more troubling to me than what Piper writes is what Romans 1:28 says about those who embrace Homosexuality… “God gave them over to a reprobate mind”

Most Christians think that God is going to Judge us for embracing/normalizing Homosexuality at some point in the future… While that is true, there is more going on here than that.

This verse (Romans 1:28) tells us that Homosexuality is a result of God’s judgment already being poured out on a people. Notice how that first “God gave them over…” then we find the results of that abandonment by God is a people who embrace Homosexuality.

Piper is right to warn us of “the sorrow of these days” in which we now live.

Grace for the Journey,

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