This past Friday the U. S. Supreme Court made marriage for same-sex couples legal nationwide. This will override the opposing laws of 14 states who are mostly considered to be in the Bible-belt. The 5-4 decision will change many social interactions throughout the entire country for government, business and family.
The White House celebrated by putting on a display of colored lights in the evening. The President said “When all Americans are treated equal, we are all more free.” While some were jubilant, others saw this as a terrible omen.
Some people are actually wondering if they will be more free or less free. For example, will a preacher be required to marry a gay couple even if it is against his beliefs? Will tax exempt status be at risk for religious institutions? America would seem to have the most to lose in the area of religious freedoms. The reason for this is that some Americans believe God gave man certain laws to live by and they would like to live by them. Since the Bible says God considers gay activities an abomination to Him, the Supreme Court is clearly trying to override God. This is not the first time.
As we look at the news we see factions around the world trying to setup their own countries and think nothing of killing civilians. We see the economic problems of Greece and now Puerto Rico says it can’t pay its debts. Many don’t know other countries are close behind. We also see historic social changes as described here. The Tunisia resort attack or an employee beheading his boss are but two examples of an escalation of violence. When political, economic and social systems begin to collapse, the society, as it is known, will eventually cease to exist.
Omen? Yes, Jesus said when He comes again the earth would be filled with violence and corruption, like it was in the days of Noah. The Bible says all flesh on the earth had corrupted their way. The Supreme Court has just given a nod for mankind to corrupt their way a bit more. It is a progressive downward slide over time. Mankind is drawn into further sin. With the types of violence we see in the news almost daily and the major decisions by countries, we know the time is growing short. Do you see yourself being carried away also or are you standing firm?