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Posted on 02/22/2013 6:59:14 AM PST by daniel1212
Prepare for Gay Marriage
I hate writing about this subject, but with both French and British parliaments passing gay marriage laws in the past week, were reaching a no-turning-back point in our world. God is sovereign and specializes in last minute rescues, but barring a Mordecai-type intervention we might as well face up to the reality that gay marriage is coming down the pike at an unstoppable speed, and its going to impact many Christians in damaging and even destructive ways. While continuing to pray, preach, and campaign against this (read these nine words again), we must also ask how we can prepare for the collision in such a way that minimizes the carnage.
1. Prepare our children
Most of us try to protect our children from sexual information until they are mature enough to handle it, without delaying so much that they end up hearing it first from someone else. We also want to lay a solid foundation of teaching them about Gods beautiful design for sexual relationships before eventually explaining the various perversions of Gods order.
That privilege of waiting until our children are old enough and of presenting the beautiful before the ugly will be increasingly denied us by the normalization and display of homosexuality in the media, in schools, and in the malls. This is going to be tough, but we will have to teach our children much earlier and about much more than we would ordinarily choose.
2. Prepare to love
Though Christians are often accused of hating homosexuals, homosexuals harbor far more hate for Christians than vice versa. They really do hate us in a way Ive never seen in any other group way more than radical Muslims or even the secular humanist and communist groups of the 1970′s to 1990′s, and thats saying something. They are our self-declared enemies and want to see our beliefs, words, and actions criminalized. They want to shut down our businesses, render Christians unemployable, and incarcerate our preachers.
In response, we must love them.
Thats going to be one of the hardest things we will ever do, as most of us will never have encountered such personal enmity from anyone. But we must beg for the spirit of Christ, who prayed, Forgive them father, for they know not what they do. We must graciously and gently good-news them and good-deed them, while being unflinching in our moral convictions.
We dont need to prove our spiritual manhood by condemning homosexuality in every sermon and prayer. Keep the focus on the saving love of Christ, no matter how tempting it is to get into constant condemnation mode. Remember, there are probably homosexuals in most of our congregations. Try to win them, not beat them.
3. Prepare for jail
I doubt most politicians really want lots of otherwise law-abiding citizens jailed for refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding, or for preaching that homosexuality is wrong. Many do, however, want to create a climate of intimidation that will deter Christians from doing such things. If the UK pattern is a model and it looks as if US campaigners are using the same playbook they will pass hate-crime legislation, press charges against us, shame us in the media, stigmatize our businesses and churches, threaten us with the loss of our children, and impose substantial fines, all in the hope to scare us into silence. But when none of these things move us, the legal penalties will intensify until eventually some of us, maybe many of us, will end up going to prison for it. Wed better get ready for that inevitable reality.
4. Prepare for betrayal
This is going to be a sifting time. Some Christians will cave. Prominent preachers will compromise. Famous Christians will distance themselves from believers who have fallen foul of homosexual campaigners. Whats the point in going to jail? We can still preach the Gospel without ever mentioning homosexuality. We must be wise .etc. There will be major Judas-type disappointments. The mighty will fall. But many humble unknown Christians will suffer honorably and beautifully and know the blessedness of being persecuted for righteousness sake.
5. Prepare a refuge?
This great nation was founded when a group of persecuted believers fled religious persecution to find and enjoy freedom of religion. Its beyond ironic that the very same pilgrims would be among the first targets of this new religious persecution if they were alive today. If the current trajectory continues, we will look at one another and ask, Where can we flee to? Perhaps a State will come forward that will stand up to this tyranny and offer refuge to thousands of moral and spiritual refugees, aliens in their own land. Maybe another Mayflower will be required, perhaps many of them, this time to sail away from these shores in hope of finding freedom to worship and serve God according to His Word. But where to? Where is left? Russia? Which brings us to
6. Prepare for eternity
The Bible makes clear, and history backs it up, that when a people goes down this route, its close to its end. It has run out of moral ground, its already over the cliff, and falling into the holy wrath of God. As country after country passes gay marriage laws, the end is coming closer and closer. If the USA falls, how far behind will Gods judgment be? The time is short and shortening. We need mercy, we need prayer, we need to plead with our family and friends to flee the coming wrath by fleeing to Christ the only savior of sinners yes even homosexual sinners that will come to Him for salvation.
In the meantime, lets not give up and give in but continue to do all that we can to save our society and precious souls.
"I KNOW BUT ONE CODE OF MORALITY FOR MEN WHETHER ACTING SINGLY OR COLLECTIVELY"
I believe that the two issues upon which the believing Church will never compromise are opposition to abortion and homosexual marriage. These are considered sacraments by the apostate mainliners.
I’m not quite sure why we have Vichy Conservatives like you posting here.
Your points are spot-on. This is a good piece.
It’s too bad even Free Republic has people that will hatefully attack fellow conservatives. Attacks like the one or two comments on this thread probably come from those who are not Christians and therefore do not understand—cannot SEE—what’s coming from this massive embrace of homosexuality by our nation-at-large.
Bump for later.
I’m saying, it’s not inevitable. Arguing that it is inevitable and we must ‘prepare’ to ‘deal with it’ is no different than what Vichy did.
The recent militant advance of homosexuality hasn't happened in isolation - it is the logical conclusion for a culture that has repeatedly, over many long decades, denied God's truth. We are all complicit in some sense.
Recipe for gay wedding cake:
* 6 cups cake flour sifted
* 2 tablespoons baking powder
* 1 1/2 cups butter or margarine, softened
* 3 cups granulated sugar
* 2 cups milk
* 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
* 12 egg whites
* one cup fresh chicken droppings
* one cup fresh pig manure
* one cup fresh horse manure
* Cake Release
12 cups of cake batter.
Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease bottom of pans and line with waxed paper or parchment paper, or use Cake Release.
Sift together flour and baking powder. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Set aside. Beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry. Set aside. With mixer at slow speed, add flour mixture to butter mixture, alternately with milk. Beat well after each addition. Beat in vanilla extract. Gently fold egg whites into batter. Pour into prepared pans. Bake until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
Cut one cake in half and spread 1 cup chicken droppings in middle before topping with other half.
Top first cake with one cup well-blended pig manure.
Cut second cake in half and spread with fresh horse manure.
Chill to thicken and spread with classic butter cream frosting for that traditional wedding cake look.
Congratulations - your wedding cake LOOKS just like the real thing!
Death is inevitable FRiend. Prepare, and prepare your children. All is inevitable. God looks to each of us, stares deeply into each of us and down on us is the inevitability of which when the time comes it will probably make no difference that which any of us did, or perhaps through our works God defines us and no government can define the children of God. Some will try though. May I be one, for I am one, each of us is one. God is the many. Who will hold the faith and know God’s Will shall be done? Not my will be done, but God’s Will Be Done. God has a means and method for sneaking up on each of us. May God capture all of us ... when that moment comes. Fear not though FRiend, I am a human so I shall fail.
OMG! Minnie in “The Help” couldn’t have come up with a more diabolical recipe!
It’s coming. We’re already at the point where a public figure cannot be against homosexual “marriage” without being trashed and ostracized.
I remember a time not too long ago when many Freepers thought there would never be a state where 51% of the voting public would accept ‘gay marriage’ as possible.
When one’s definition of marriage is determined by whatever judges, pols, or the voting public think it is at any one time, it shouldn’t have been very shocking. To the state that’s all marriage will ever be. There are many faiths that will never have an absurd difficulty in defining marriage, as opposed to how the state defines the institution.
Thanks for the article. Sometimes I think that we just need to change the language.
Homosexuals, and their sympathizers, destroyed the word “gay”. Lots of people of my generation are named Gay, and it was a perfectly decent word. Now the homosexuals have undermined its meaning starting in the ‘70s and have turned it into a negative word. There is NOTHING gay about the state of homosexuality. To call homosexualilty “gay” is like calling evil “good”, sadness “joy”, uneducated “learned”, etc.
So, now they want the word “marriage” applied to their “unions”. Well, we could just outsmart them and change the name of heterosexual marriage. I don’t have a candidate for a name yet, but I’m thinking about it. Of course we’d have to alter a plethora of laws and regulations to show the differentiation.
I know this sounds like abandoning the battlefield. But, that is exactly how George Washington won the Revolution — disappearing from the battlefield and hitting the enemy elsewhere!
You mischaracterize. Vichy conservatives are IN FAVOR of the counterfeiting of marriage (Laura Bush, Dick Cheney, Colon Powell, et al.)