Luke 17:28-30: Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
As a result of a recent decision on the part of the California Supreme Court to overturn a ban on same-sex marriage, the liberal news media has been infatuated, almost on par with its love of Barack Obama, with the idea of California becoming the next Sodom and Gomorrah. To their credit, even I have to admit, they have turned to a very likable person in the form of comedienne and daytime talk show host Ellen Degeneres and her plans to marry actress/girlfriend Portia DeRossi to keep the story fresh in everyone’s minds in order for the homosexual agenda to advance as far as possible while the iron is still hot on the issue.
As those forwarding the homosexual agenda do everything within their power to bring about the fulfillment of Bible prophecy concerning the last days, many Christians are merely shrugging their shoulders and going on but should they be? No!
This issue should be of grave concern to those of us who take the Bible at its word when it says the homosexual lifestyle is an abomination in the eyes of God and a type of affection that is against nature. (Romans 1:26-27) And why? Other than the obvious which is God has forbidden it, Sodom (from which we derive the modern word sodomy) and Gomorrah’s demise was set forth as an example (Jude 1:7) of what occurs when men cast God aside as though His Word is irrelevant but I digress.
The Degeneres Factor
Already, I feel that the crux of what I want to convey here has been covered but I want to get you, my readers, to grasp how morally bankrupt we’ve become as a nation, how convictionless the Church has become, and how the homosexual agenda, if left to run its course, is going to mount a furious assault on the Word of God and, eventually, lead to intense persecution of the Church here in these last days.
Shortly after the California Supreme Court overturned a ban on same-sex marriage, Ellen Degeneres emotionally announced her engagement on her television show which was followed by thunderous applause and a standing ovation by the audience members, prompting one reader of my site to write me and ask me if he was losing his mind that our society has drifted so far from God’s Word.
“No, dear brother, you have not lost your mind” I essentially responded to him. “This would be what the Lord told us would come in the last days when He said it would be as it was “in the days of Lot” in the last days, mankind rejoicing in its unrighteousness – sometimes even via standing ovation!”
In case you haven’t seen Ellen’s same-sex engagement announcement and the ensuing celebration, here it is:
Ellen Degeneres. While I couldn’t possibly disagree more with her lifestyle and her joyous plans to corrupt God’s institution of marriage (the composition of which is clearly defined in the Word of God), I can’t help but like her as a person. And that, Church, is why the homosexual agenda is getting her in front of us on this topic as much as possible right now.
Who in the world could possibly feel threatened by Ellen Degeneres, right? She is a regular ray of sunshine, particularly when contrasted with the likes of Rosie O’Donnell. That, brothers and sisters, is why we have to be on our guard where Ellen’s popularity and influence is concerned.
Stick sweet Ellen Degeneres in front of doctrinally weak Christians with her baby blue eyes, sweet smile and incredible personality and we have a potential problem on our hands. Because she’s so cute, funny and non-threatening, she is one of the most dangerous forces in the world today where the advancement of the homosexual agenda is concerned. Many Christians like Ellen so much that they can’t separate her sinful lifestyle from their sense of friendship to her! But we absolutely must, Christians! We must!
Church, there is no room for debate or compromise on the topic of same-sex marriage regardless of how many weepy-eyed, funny, witty, and even beautiful people, both homosexuals and homosexual sympathizers, are paraded in front of us wanting to see marriage as defined in the Bible corrupted. Even though it arrives at our doorsteps wrapped in promises of love and happy endings, the same-sex marriage movement is spiritual warfare most sinister in nature!
Example: John McCain
GOP presidential nominee John McCain has appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show since the California Supreme Court slapped God in the face and, not surprisingly, Ellen wanted to talk about same-sex marriage. Who would’ve guessed, right?
Below is video of Senator McCain doing what I think was a fine job of discussing his desire to protect the institution of marriage as a one man-one woman establishment of family but what I want you to notice is how tactfully Ellen plays the pity card, making it appear that gays not being able to marry is the equivalent of women and blacks not being able to vote and the like. Listen as she tells Senator McCain she feels gays being able to marry is “only fair and only natural” and later assails, again very gently and tactfully, an “old way of thinking.”
Biblical marriage isn’t an old way of thinking; it’s God’s Word
Marriage is a product of the Judeo-Christian faith, having been established and passed down from God Himself as the foundation of the family. Because that is the case – and only because that’s the case – the powers and principalities we’re presently struggling against in these last days, additionally referred to in Scripture as “spiritual wickedness in high places”, wants to lay a claim of ownership to it as well. Why is that? Once a beachhead has been established on that front, an assault on the Church and God’s Word can begin in earnest! Is it silliness on my part to think that? Oh no, readers! Already, even before the first same-sex marriage has taken place in California since the court’s outlandish ruling, the battle lines are being drawn.
Remember Gavin Newsom?
San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom has been a catalyst for much of what has gone on in California where gay marriage is concerned, practically from the outset of his term as mayor there. For a little background on the role the less-than honorable Newsom has played in furthering the homosexual agenda, the following was plucked from Wikipedia:
A Democrat, Newsom was elected mayor in 2003, succeeding Willie Brown and becoming San Francisco’s youngest mayor in 100 years. In 2004, Newsom gained national attention when he issued a directive to the San Francisco city-county clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The unexpected move brought national attention to the issues of gay marriage and gay rights, solidifying political support for Newsom in San Francisco and in the gay community, and causing several other states to change their laws concerning marriage and gay rights.
While Newsom’s initial assault on biblical marriage referred to above was halted, the California Supreme Court is doing its darndest to get his ball rolling once again – and Newsom is loving it, looking forward to the money the state of California will make when all the gays begin flocking there in summer to attain a stated of wedded bliss!
An Associated Press story quotes Newsom as saying he expects a “business boom from gay weddings across the state starting in June for hotels, caterers, clothing stores, jewelry stores and others.” He is quoted in the story as saying, “I think we are going to see tens of thousands of couples. It will certainly be millions in spending.”
Mayor Newsom, the mocker of God that he is, has no idea that the Lord could merely glance at San Francisco in anger and turn his anticipated homosexual marriage windfall into a deficit in a matter of seconds but enough about that. From this point forward I want to focus on how Newsom is already on the offensive against Christian court clerks in California in anticipation of the gay marriage fest beginning. It’s a sign of things to come. Bet on that!
In the same Associated Press article wherein he gleefully looks forward to gays spending wads of cash in California, Newsom condemns San Diego County Clerk Gregory Smith for considering allowing court clerks under his employ to bow out of processing same-sex marriages if they have moral or religious convictions where the issue is concerned.
I want you to pay close attention to what Mayor Newsom had to say about the San Diego County government being TOLERANT of its Christian employees by excusing them from defying God’s Word as a result of this court ruling. He is quoted as saying:
“This is a civil marriage that civil servants have a responsibility to provide, so for civil servants on religious grounds to start passing judgments, they, I think, are breaking the core tenet of what civil service is all about.”
That’s the rub, Christians! See how The Ellen Degeneres Factor works?
Much like many other forms of rebellion against God, the Ellen Degeneres Factor doesn’t feel like a slap to the face right off but it is! As I often invoke to be true, the devil lies in the details which, sooner or later, always comes to light!
In spite of what I’ve written here, many, for no reason other than Ellen Degeneres is gay and so darn nice she’s practically irresistible in charm, are going to find themselves tempted to be disconcerned but remember the following because it will prove to be 100% true at the end of the day: If you think the homosexual agenda is going to end when God’s enemies succeed in obtaining the right for homosexuals to be married, you’re kidding yourself! Just look at Gavin Newsom! In the interest of furthering the homosexual agenda, bringing about a more tolerant world, look who is up next to be discriminated against! Christians, of course!
Who would’ve guessed, right? Jesus Christ would’ve, for one!
Matthew 5:10-12: Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Know your role!
Church, we are to be the light of the world and the salt of the earth! Light dispels darkness and salt prevents spoilage. Need I say more?
When the world gives a standing ovation to rebellion against God, we shouldn’t rise to our feet to join it but drop to our knees. We shouldn’t roll over and play dead in the interest of keeping the heat off us but stand as firmly for the Word of God as we possibly can because we are the only light some people are going to see in these last days, the only salt capable of preventing everything from decaying.
Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus!