Some recent headlines on homosexuality read: 1) New York becomes the sixth state to legalize gay marriage; 2) New York mayor officiates Jewish gay marriage for staff members; 3)Pastors: Homosexuality not a sin; 4) Troops march in San Diego gay pride parade; and 5) California Gov Signs Landmark Law to Teach Gay History. From New York to California, from the Governor’s mansions to the classroom, from the pulpit to the military homosexuality has become the accepted lifestyle. Gays are eating and drinking (partying and parading), marrying and giving in marriage and multitudes are anxious to give them acceptance and approval.
That’s the way it was in the days of Lot. When Lot took the two angels to his house “the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them” (Gen. 19:4-5). Sodom and Gomorrah didn’t have Governors, mayors, pastors, a military and classrooms like America has today, but it’s obvious that whatever they had the old, the young and all the people from every quarter approved of the homosexual lifestyle.
Homosexuality still existed after God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah with fire and brimstone, but it lost its wide acceptance and a negative stigma was attached to it that lasted for hundreds of years. People in the Old Testament called it a sin (Gen. 19:15, 24-25) and many people in modern times called homosexuals derogatory names.
Jesus was talking about the signs of His Second Coming when He said, “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” (Luke 17:28-29). Our Lord’s words are about more than homosexuality, but they definitely include revelers partying, parading, drinking, marrying, and celebrating gay marriage; they definitely include politicians and unbelieving pastors with a form of godliness giving their approval to a lifestyle that the Bible clearly says grieves God (Gen. 18:20); and they definitely include a reference to the days of Lot which is a prediction that society will go full circle and return to the wide acceptance and approval of this abomination at the end of the age.
When God created Adam and Eve He said they would die, if they ate the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (Gen. 3:1-3). But Satan told Eve, “Ye shall not surely die” (Gen. 3:4). They ate the fruit and eventually died.
Paul advised the Colossians to mortify their fornication and uncleanness or the wrath of God would come upon them (Col. 3:5-6). John said the abominable will be cast into the Lake of Firewhere they will die the second death (Rev. 21:8). This is easy to understand, but many others say, “You won’t be cast into the Lakeof Fire. You won’t die the Second Death.” They believe the father of lies called Satan and they will eventually die the Second Death. Those who love them will tell them and try to prevent this from happening. Telling them that lifestyle is a sin is not judging. The Word of God says it is wrong and the issue is settled. We don’t have to judge to know how God feels about it. Concerning Sodom, notice, in the passage quoted above, that Jesus God destroyed them all.
In his letter to the Church at Rome, Paul said God will give the homosexuals up because they have exchanged the truth for a lie (Rom. 1:2425). God is the author of the Scriptures. He called homosexuality an abomination. He destroyed Sodom andGomorrah. He hasn’t changed. Many know these easy-to-understand teachings are in the Bible. But they have listened to Satan, abandoned the truth and accepted a lie.
The end of the age has arrived. The Scriptures don’t say people can accept Jesus as their Saviour without accepting Him as their Lord. The Scriptures don’t say people can get saved and keep their favorite little sins. The Scriptures don’t say people can get saved and live a perverted lifestyle. The Scriptures say repent, be born again, give up your sins and become a new creature.
People can let Christ change them and receive them into heaven. But people need to understand that the modern applause and wide acceptance of the gay lifestyle means that society has gone full circle. Society has left the days when homosexuality was condemned and returned to the days when homosexuality has wide acceptance. Society has returned to the days of Lot and this is a sign that the end of the age is near.
Prophecy Plus Ministries
Daymond & Rachel Duck