In California Proposition 8 narrowly passed, adding an amendment to the state constitution which defines marriage as being between a man and a woman. Yet nearly 47% of the state voiced their opinion that homosexuality should be accepted by all as normal and acceptable. This contradicts our nation's historical, conservative, traditional beliefs that what the Holy Bible clearly says on the issue is true and right. (Romans 1:26-28, 1 Cor. 6:9-10, Lev. 20:13, Lev. 18-22, 1 Timothy 1:8-10, ) The people have spoken.
California is a liberal state, where Democrats are in the majority and often get their way. But even with a majority there were enough Democrats whose conscience would not allow them to redefine that which God says is 'wrong' as 'right'. It's a matter of morality, not of hate or prejudice as many claim. How do you define morality? By whose authority? The accusations that it is hateful or prejudicial to not allow men to marry men or women to marry women are lies from the Devil who has come to steal, kill and destroy all that is good that God has in mind for you. You may or may not believe that there is a real Devil, but if you doubt his existence, your doubt does not make him any less real (The same can be said of those who do not believe that there is one God, the creator of all). I assure you that there is a real Devil who is known by various names; Satan, Lucifer, the Dragon, the Beast. His fate is sealed. He has been condemned by God Himself, the ultimate righteous judge, to spend all eternity in a place that was created just for him called Hell. There is nothing good in Hell, not one thing. Contrary to what many believe, Hell was not created for people, it was created for the Devil and the fallen angels who chose to worship him instead of the one true, living God. God does not want anyone to perish… This means that God does not want anyone to be separated from him for all eternity in Hell. More than anything God desires for each person to choose life, to receive the free gift He offers them and to spend eternity with Him in a place called Heaven where there are no tears, no pain, no death. There is a way to get to heaven. Jesus Christ says "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life." Anyone who ultimately finds them self in Hell will have chosen their own destiny by rejecting God's call to turn away from sin and to believe in Him.
The Bible does not describe homosexuality as a "greater" sin than any other. All sin is offensive to God. Homosexuality is just one of the many sins which separate people from their Creator. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, you, me, everyone.
Sadly, a few laws have passed which mark the decline of morality in our society. In Washington state a proposition passed which allows for the administration of lethal drugs to anyone who is deemed to be terminally ill with less than 6 months to live. In other words, it's ok to kill someone if they're suffering. Another law which has passed says that parents are not required to be notified prior to their children getting an abortion.
What has happened to the sanctity of life?
What is written in the Bible about what is 'right' and what is 'wrong' is not a matter of interpretation, it has been made clear to all.
Satan's first deception was "Did God really say, "…." ?
Morality must be defined by an absolute authority and there is no more absolute authority than God. Otherwise, if morality is left to mankind to define by referendum then it will change with the times until that which is evil is deemed to be good. Those times have arrived.
We've been warned again and again in recent years, Judgment is at the door.
Pray for our country, for the souls who have not yet turned to Christ as the author and perfecter of Life and Savior of their souls, if they would only believe it and turn from their sin.
Free will, or the 'right to choose' does not negate our responsibility to value and protect life above all else.
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.
2 Chronicles 7:14