In Matthew 12:25, Jesus revealed a critical spiritual law, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.” The devil is acutely aware of this spiritual law and uses it as a weapon to destroy marriages, families, ministries, friendships, businesses and any type of partnership. He looks for ways to inspire disagreement and create division. The scheme is simple, pit ministry against ministry, husband against wife, children against parents, and deacons against pastor, anywhere he can sow disunity. You don’t need to look any further than the evening news or Facebook to see divisions within our country.
The things we are facing to today, the high divorce rate; the rash number of unwed single mothers; the hoards of illegitimate children; homosexuality and lesbianism, sexual perversion and the alarming high number of abortions is not some new phenomenon. It is an ingenious plot that has been in force for decades… designed to annihilate the family structure.
The descent into our present condition began over fifty years ago. It has been gradual but relentless, coinciding with our gradual but relentless moral and spiritual slide, and we must recover in both areas. The consequences of society continuing down will be either another revolution or a terrible tyranny. We can still see this decline reversed, but in pilot terms, we are in an ever-tightening downward spin that is getting dangerously close to entering a “death spiral.” If you enter a death spiral, recovery is virtually impossible. We are in a critical time. To recover we need a revival, another Great Awakening, and it must begin with you and with me.
The present moral slide began in the early 1960s. It continued until what was once incomprehensible became normal. The trend is toward an ever-darkening corruption of our national character. Even so, it was during the greatest times of darkness in our past when the Great Awakenings began. We are due for another.
As attorney and author Phyllis Schlafly explains in her definitive book “Who Killed the American Family?”, “The American family was destroyed by a combination of political activists, judges, economic theorists, self-proclaimed experts, and left-wing politicians,” all guided by the utopian philosophies of the progressive left.
“The goal of the progressives,” Schlafly broadly summarizes, “is to break down the American family, destroy parental authority, deny right and wrong, reduce family autonomy, and get as many people as possible dependent on government programs. That’s why liberals, especially faminists, wage a persistent attack on the institution of marriage and the traditional family struction.”
God’s answer to lawlessness is simple righteousness and justice as He clearly defined these in His Word. Righteousness is doing what is right in the sight of the Lord. Justice is ensuring that all are treated fairly.
In Scripture one of the ultimate evils is to shed innocent blood, and it is promised to bring a curse upon a nation. What could be more innocent than an unborn child? Even the beasts will naturally sacrifice their own lives to protect their young, but Americans slaughter theirs by the millions. Now the most dangerous place for an American to be is in the womb.
The holocaust of the innocent continues while we debate the nuances of whether they are alive or not, even though we know they can hear, feel, and recognize voices. God addressed when there is life, declaring, “the life is in the blood” (Genesis 9:4). If there is blood there is life, and if there is a heartbeat then there is without question a human life. To kill that life is to be guilty of murder.
The first test of Solomon’s wisdom was to distinguish the mother that valued life from the one that was careless with life. This is still the first test of a government’s wisdom, and our government has been failing for many years. Once you lose the core moral foundation of the value of life, evil will come pouring through the floodgates just as we saw happen in Germany in the 1930s.
As if we needed further proof of our national meltdown into madness, we now have a state, Oregon, allowing fifteen-year-olds to have sex-change operations without parental consent. What fifteen-year-old is stable enough to make such a life-altering decision? And in most states legal minors are deemed to lack the capacity to enter into a legally-binding contract.
This Administration’s Dept. of Education is threatening to cut school lunch funding if schools do not comply with his transgender program. “One of the nation’s largest public school systems is preparing to include gender identity to its classroom curriculum, including lessons on sexual fluidity and spectrum – the idea that there’s no such thing as 100 percent boys or 100 percent girls.”
“Individual identity will also be described as having four parts – biological gender, gender identity (includes transgender), gender role, and sexual orientation (includes heterosexual, bisexual, and homosexual).” The district will also introduce young teenagers to the “concept that sexuality is a broader spectrum.” By tenth grade, they will be taught that one’s sexuality “develops throughout a lifetime.”
The teaching of Leviticus 18, which we will address shortly, makes clear God’s perspective of sexual sin as the most destructive to human society and our relationship to Him. “Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?” (1 Corinthians 6:18-19).
Jesus summarized the Mosaic laws with two commandments: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength” and “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Mark 12:30-32) Humans tend to measure the gravity of sins based on the second commandment, and thus we think of murder, or perhaps genocide, as the worst of sins. But from God’s perspective, the worst human sins are violations of the first commandment. “You shall have no other gods before me” tops the Decalogue, and its violation is certainly the greatest of all possible sins, but sexual sins are uniquely grievous in that they violate both the first and second commandments simultaneously.
In America, we’ve adopted “political correctness (PC)”, in what the masses assumed were an effort to keep from hurting people’s feelings. That was never the point. The point was to change your viewpoint of perversion. Retarded became “special”; blind became “vision impaired” and deaf became “hearing impaired”. Those terms made the masses feel better about using the new terms so as not to hurt feelings. When we were used to these new terms, many others were launched: impotence became “erectile dysfunction”, sex-change operation transitioned into “gender reassignment surgery”, and now you’ll begin to hear “minor-attracted persons (MAPs)” instead of pedophile and “intergenerational sex” instead of child sexual abuse.
God’s use of genocide to punish sexual perversion is instructive as to His perspective of the relative gravity of human sins, as is His admonition not to tolerate these forms of sexual conduct by any persons in the society, even “the sojourner among you.” (See Leviticus 18:24-30)
The characteristics of the end-times apostate culture are portrayed as a direct consequence of the embrace of homosexual perversion by the society (note especially the last sentence of the following passage).
“Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.” (Romans 1:28-32)
Now, keeping in mind that God frequently provides two witnesses to emphasize an important teaching, compare the list of apostate conduct in Romans 1 with the only other place in scripture it is found:
“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents,ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.” (2 Timothy 3:1-5)
Lastly, note the “last days” context of the 2 Timothy passage. Take together these two Biblical witnesses clearly warn that the societal embrace of homosexuality will define the culture of the end, and the final warning in both passages is for believers to shun that culture.
Lenin said: “The best revolutionary is a youth devoid of morals.” The purpose of this subversive campaign was to destroy the sanctity, and unity, of the home which is the foundation upon which our civilization is founded.–William Guy Carr “Pawns in the Game” 1958
Lenin merely repeated what Socrates had said and what Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx put into words. Lenin set out to do just that, hoping that a new society — with the State as the ultimate father — could be constructed. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, we have seen the consequences of the experiment. When the Bolsheviki came into power in 1917 they regarded the family, like every other “bourgeois” institution, with fierce hatred, and set out with a will to destroy it.
Here’s how the scheme to destroy the family in Russia is mapped out: (The Atlantic Monthly; July 1926; The Russian Effort to Abolish Marriage; Volume 138, No. 1; page 108-114. You can read the document in its entirety by clicking here.)
- Eliminate the sacredness of the marriage covenant from the minds of the masses. Make them believe marriage is outdated and blasé
- Inspire hatred against the family unit, manhood and fatherhood
- Institute no-fault divorce and encourage serial divorces
- Incite rampant promiscuity, fornication and adultery
- Make having illegitimate children become a common practice
- Convince society that a child in the womb is not a human being
- Provoke women to have abortions without regard to God or their consciences
- Make true love seem like cheap amusement
- Stimulate the people to confuse sex with the love
- Create an environment that encourages unwed single motherhood
- Inspire men to disrespect, dishonor and abuse women
- Design laws that motivate women to commit paternity fraud
- Incite homosexuality, lesbianism, sexual immorality and perversion
- Influence men to effortlessly abandon children they sire
- Most importantly, provoke a fierce relentless gender war
“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” (Romans 1:26-27)
What happened in 1926 was no accident and neither is what is happening in our time. The high divorce rate, the mass number of unwed mothers, infanticide (abortions and the devaluation of human life), the rage against fatherhood, the gender war and the overt war against marriage – are all well planned attacks.
In America, sexual madness is glorified more than righteousness. The sexually perverse are made “heroes,” but displaying a Bible can be a crime. You cannot pray in the name of Jesus in public, but there has been no such restriction on praying in the name of Allah. To demonstrate the degree of our national insanity, the Department of Homeland Security has again put out a memo on the potential sources of domestic terrorism. Topping their list are Christians, veterans, and 2nd Amendment rights groups.
The biggest enemies of this hideous evil are the Word of God, genuine Christianity, men of God behind America’s pulpits, soulwinning churches, informed citizens, and strong families where mom obeys dad, dad loves mom, and the kids are saturated with the teachings of the Word of God.
- Jeremiah Project
- The Oak Initiative
- The Planned Destruction of the Family
- When the Wicked Rule a Nation
- Scott Lively Ministries
- The Snapping of the American Mind