Professing to Be Wise They Became Fools :: By Lea Sylvester

As recently as 1973, the American Psychiatric Association still considered the practice of homosexuality a “mental disorder.” This was not something from the Dark Ages. These were modern men and women, many still alive today. Yet they watched as the American Psychiatric Association gave into pressure from activists and officially declared homosexual practice “normal.”

Jesus described Satan in the following manner:

“Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

Why do ye not understand my speech? Even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it” (John 8:41-47).

There is plenty of documentation about America’s march into a new way of life apart from God’s Word. Researcher and author, David Kupelian, outlines the transformation:

Indeed, in fifty years we’ve gone from a nation unified by traditional Judeo-Christian values to one in which those same values are increasingly scorned, rejected, and demonized. What’s going on? Are today’s Americans inherently more morally confused and depraved than previous generations? Of course not. But, we have been taken in-big time-by some of the boldest and most brilliant marketing campaigns in modern history.

The plain truth is, within the space of our lifetimes, much of what Americans once almost universally abhorred has been packaged, perfumed, gift-wrapped, and sold to us as though it had great value. By skillfully playing on our deeply felt national values of fairness, generosity, and tolerance, these marketers have persuaded us to embrace as enlightened and noble that which all previous generations since America’s founding regarded as grossly self-destructive-in a word, evil.” (The Marketing of Evil, pp.11-12)

This transformation was not something random or spontaneous, planned by those who wanted to radically change society. Kupelian describes one of the many public demonstrations designed to bring the public’s attention and sympathy to their cause:

One infamous incident was the assault on New York’s famed St. Patrick’s Cathedral on December 10, 1989. While Cardinal John O’Connor presided over the 10:15 Sunday morning Mass, a multitude of “pro-choice” and “gay-rights” activists protested angrily outside. Some, wearing gold-colored robes similar to clerical vestments, hoisted a large portrait of a pornographically altered frontal nude portrait of Jesus.

“You bigot, O’Connor, you’re killing us!” screamed one protestor, while signs called the archbishop, “Murderer!” Then it got really ugly. Scores of protestors entered the church, resulting in what many in the packed house of parishioners described as a “nightmare.”

The radical homosexuals turned a celebration of the Holy Eucharist into a screaming babble of sacrilege by standing in the pews, shouting and waving their fists, tossing condoms into the air, recounted the New York Post. One of the invaders grabbed a consecrated wafer and threw it to the ground. Outside, demonstrators, many of them members of ACT-UP, carried placards that summed up their sentiments toward the Catholic Church: “Keep your church out of my crotch. Keep your rosaries off my ovaries. Eternal life to Cardinal O’Connor NOW! Curb your dogma.” (Ibid, p.23)

Satan often uses human instruments to accomplish his purpose, often very educated and very clever human instruments. As the “master deceiver,” Satan wants results. And he knows that people like to empathize with an oppressed victim, which helps them feel better about themselves. So he focuses peoples’ attention on the idea that homosexual men and women are “born that way” and supposedly cannot help themselves. One attack is the idea of a “gay gene,” supposedly an inherited makeup of a person “born” to be homosexual.

However, reputable science not tied to the “gay agenda” has shown that this gene is a myth. Clinical neurologist George Rice and his fellow researchers have confirmed that no connection could be proven between any supposed “gay gene” and a tendency toward homosexual orientation. Even former “gay gene” advocate, Dr. Dean Hamer, whose activism first promoted the idea twenty years ago has admitted, “There is not a single master gene that makes people gay…I don’t think we will ever be able to predict who will be gay.” (“Science of Desire,” Salt Lake Tribune, April 28, 1995)

If you believe the Word of God’s clear statements, you will know that there is absolutely no way that the God of the Bible will cause anyone at any time to be “born” so that he has to sin, so that he has to go against God’s clear instruction. Man does have carnal desire and the nature of man is sin. However, God did not and does not create sin.

[Paul wrote,] “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).

Desire for personal gratification, regardless of the terrible effect on society is all that matters to the carnal man. To change from millennia of tradition or long-standing civil laws is of no concern to this immoral society. Despite the terrible health consequences of such conduct, these same activists and mass media do not hesitate to point out the very real and troubling consequences of cigarette smoking, which may shorten a smoker’s lifetime by a decade. But they are silent, or even approving of what many doctors have recognized as a lifestyle that can shorten a man’s life by twenty years or more!

Ultimately, what matters is not what the media may say, or what health officials have found. The fact is that we should truly be willing to listen to what Almighty God─the Creator of heaven and earth, has to say about this topic and of “same-sex” marriage:

“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination” (Leviticus 18:22).

In the New Testament, Paul described how the “great thinkers” of his day actually were viewed in the sight of Almighty God:

“Professing to be wise, they became fools” (Romans 1:22).

“For this reason, God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due” (Romans 1:26-27).

Are these words hard to understand? Even many professing Christian ministers seem to have a hard time acknowledging that God powerfully condemns such conduct (as He does all sin). Why would anyone want to promote conduct that is called abominable by Almighty God Himself? All who have actually read and studied the Bible know that it contains direct instructions, which very clearly indicate that our Creator intended marriage to be a union between a man and woman. God did not create “Adam and Steve.” He created Adam and Eve. Jesus Christ Himself directly stated, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female.’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?” (Matthew 19:4-5).

The relationship between a husband and wife is to typify the intended relationship of Christ and His church (Ephesians 5:22-25). The covenant of marriage was intended to produce “godly offspring.” How can a humanly invented union of Bible-rejecting men produce “godly offspring?” How can this unbiblical use of the human body, mind and personality ever be pleasing to God who gives us life and breath?

When the God-ordained family structure is destroyed, a structure designed by God, which has served mankind for thousands of years and was the strength of nations, of cities, and of families; it will never be the same again. God help us all to wake-up.

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