It wont happen over night but it will happen

It’s been a while since I have posted anything. I have been watching and waiting as the the whole LBGT  and same sex marriage scenario plays out in Australia. If the situation in the USA is anything  to  go by, the so called guaranteed religious freedoms are not guaranteed. Freedom of speech and freedom  to express objections  to those  things we oppose are by no means a certainty.

So while I have been watching the ebb and flow of this discussion  go back and forth, I have in the fore front of my mind this particular text from the bible: Rom 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,
Rom 1:19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.
Rom 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.
Rom 1:21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Rom 1:22 Professing to be wise, they became fools,
Rom 1:23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.
Rom 1:24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them.
Rom 1:25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
Rom 1:26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural,
Rom 1:27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
Rom 1:28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper,
Rom 1:29 being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips,
Rom 1:30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
Rom 1:31 without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful;
Rom 1:32 and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.

There are a number of scholars  who can  do a far better job at exegetic analysis of this text than an armature such as myself however it is clear  that this text says much about moral responsibility and the deliberate giving over of one’s mind  to depravity. That is  to say depravity  to the point of out right defiance to one’s own conscience and the deliberate deconstruction or destruction of accepted norms. Further  to this is actively seeking  to silence any opposition and rally support  through emotive arguments.

It is truly a sign of the times  when a minority group seek approval by political maneuvering. Politicians, rather than listening  to the people  they serve try  to circumvent the democratic process by conducting midnight meetings  to pass bills through parliament without consultation. That isn’t about what we want as a society,  that is simply about political survival. When People in public office will suck up  to the loudest voices simply  to ensure  they get another term in office we have  to ask what their real agenda is.

Okay  so the above are generalizations. I have made a number of sweeping statements regarding motives, morals and agenda’s. I don’t have   to go in to detail about the fallout from legalizing same sex marriage in the USA or Ireland. We already know that the left wing radicals are testing  the law on religious freedoms and rights. They aren’t interested in the rights of their opposition, they aren’t even interested in open honest dialogue. The reason being is that to  do so exposes the weakness and irrationality of their own position.

President Obama and even the Minister of Australia can kiss up  to these groups all  they want. Do  they personally agree with gay rights  or same sex marriage or is it simply saying what is popular? I don’t know because the line between conservative politics and radicals is no longer discernible. Let’s call it what it really is, it’s flim flam hucksterism. It is devoid of any meaningful rhetoric, the arguments are emotive and irrational.

The buzz argument has been that if  two people love each other  then its okay love is what really matters. Rarely has anyone stopped  to ask if it is indeed love. I had a discussion on with guy  that argued from a study done at a Californian College that claimed the incidence of divorce same sex couples was about 30% lower than in heterosexual couples. Same sex marriage has only been legal in the states  for three or so months. Homosexuals actually make up about 1% of the community as a whole  so  the actual statistics and the sample  that could be obtained  by such a study are meaningless. Nothing was said  about how the data was obtained, who obtained it and how bias was removed. These and many studies like it need  to be called into serious question.

So currently in Australia a Catholic Priest may be facing court in Tasmania for promoting traditional family values in Catholic Schools. http://www.acl.org.au/2015/09/persecution-and-the-courage-of-julian-porteous/ Why? because it discriminates against same sex marriage! Of course it discriminates! Besides discrimination being hijacked for political purposes so that the populace will look down their noses derisively at the dissenters, to discriminate means  to compare and contrast or differentiate  between tow different things. Does  that mean I should discriminate between a MacDonald  meal and KFC? Does discrimination imply  that I  shouldn’t determine that one thing is right and another  thing is wrong. Should I allow my conscience  to be dictated by what is popular? Just because most people accept something is acceptable means  that it is okay. However as our text points out, in many cases if they majority endorse  it then  they will always argue in defense  of it  and encourage others  to  do the same.

Ironically the text I quoted above speaks directly  to  the whole LBGT and SSM issue; directly! It states emphatically   that it is wrong in the eyes of God. We can  do all kind of mental and semantic gymnastics  to  try  and make it okay and they can argue  that there is nothing wrong  with it, but  that is simply opinion not fact. Majority opinion doesn’t make  something good or  right.

The fact that we are in the place  where we are says something significant about what is  coming  in the future. The fact that  this  text says  that God has  or  will give them over   to the depravity on the their own minds and lusts is a fearful judgement.

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