Bob Russell, a retired minister, has a column in Charisma News saying that if America does not experience a Christian revival we will turn into Sodom and Gomorrah. He doesn’t say what will happen next, but I assume that means God will destroy us and it will all be because of gay people. And Christians have to go to war to stop it:
Jesus warned His disciples that following Him would put them in conflict with the culture. “If the world hates me, it will also hate you.” “I did not come to bring peace but a sword.” “I am sending you out as a sheep among wolves.” “I will set father against son and … daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”
That’s why our forefathers used to sing songs that were battle cries, like, “A mighty fortress is our God,” “Onward Christian soldiers marching as to war,” and “Stand up, stand up for Jesus, you soldiers of the cross.” They understood that Jesus had not called them to a playground but a battlefield. They took seriously the admonition of Paul to “put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”
In recent years, however, many churches have dropped all images of war in favor of a peace treaty with the world. We speak of Jesus as the healer and leader but not Lord and King. We shout grace and whisper repentance and make inordinate attempts to ingratiate our selves with those who oppose us. We retreat into silence in the face of horrendous evil and hope it will all go away.
Do you suppose our children and grandchildren will one day ask us, “Where were you when America lost the cultural war? What did you do when the world approved cohabitation, same-sex marriage, the proliferation of pornography, abortion on demand and the teaching of evolution as the source of life in public schools? Did you stand up and fight when the anti-God forces insisted on removing any reference to God and the Bible from the public arena?” How will we answer when those questions come?
Ah yes, the battle cry of the clueless. Of course, they read their own Bible quite selectively. What did the prophets themselves say was the great sin of Sodom and Gomorrow? Here’s what Ezekiel 16: 49 says:
Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.
In fact, the Bible contains far more verses commanding that the poor be supported and the hungry fed than it does verses against homosexuality. But the only thing the fundamentalists can ever seem to think about is buttsex.
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