WORD FOR THE MONTH~ AUGUST 2014, THE COMING COLLAPSE
are watching the most rapid moral transformation in human
THE COMING COLLAPSE
for the Month
Message: A Supreme Apostasy
year ago, the Supreme Court struck down the heart of the Defense of
Marriage Act, namely the definition that had undergirded marriage
since the beginning of human history -- namely that marriage was
between a man and a woman. Though some felt that the effects of the
decision would be limited, in a message given soon after that the
ruling would be used as a precedent by which to strike down marriage
as we know in state after state. I wish I had been wrong. But this is
exactly what has happened.
the ruling, the biblical definition of marriage has been challenged
in every single state that upholds that definition. And since that
ruling, to the time of this writing, a single judge has ruled in
favor of striking down the biblical definition of marriage. Every
other court case is in process.
that means is that it is likely that within a year or so marriage as
we have known it, and as every generation of human beings have known
it, will be gone. Marriage as the joining of a man and woman, a bride
and groom, a husband and wife, will be gone from American soil. It
will simply be a union of any two people of any gender, some of which
may happen to consist of husbands and wives.
is something unprecedented in human history. Since marriage and
families make up the building block of civilization, the dramatic
altering of that building block must end up causing the dramatic
altering of civilization. What can we expect to happen?
the same day that the Supreme Court issued its ruling, the minority
opinion, written by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia, stated that
the ruling had in effect branded those who disagreed with it as
"enemies of the human race." He was affirming the words of
the prophet written thousands of years earlier, "Woe to those
who call evil 'good,' and good 'evil.' It goes together. Those who
call what is wrong 'right' will end up calling what is right 'wrong.'
Thus inasmuch as that which is against the Bible is called 'good' and
celebrated, that which is for the Bible, namely believers, will be
called "evil," and will be persecuted.
are already seeing the early signs of persecution. And if we can see
it now, when, at the time of this writing, the majority of states
still uphold the biblical definition of marriage, what will it be
like when the majority turns into a minority, and then there are none
left? At that time, gay marriage will be established,
institutionalized -- and not just gay marriage, but homosexuality.
And when that happens, then that and those who stand against it, who
uphold the Bible, will be marginalized, castigated, vilified,
persecuted, and prosecuted.
we ready? These are the worst of times and the best of times. The
worst in that evil increases. The best, in that it sets the stage for
greatness, for those who will stand stronger, rise higher, and shine
brighter.rn Let us not give up in praying for this land. But let us
also be ready for the day of our testing -- and of greatness.
Practice getting ready by doing what is right, standing for what is
true, and living what is of God -- no matter what the cost. And may
the Lord greatly bless you as you do.
brother and co-laborer in His love and service,