Monday, June 29, 2015

The Rise of Babylon? The Link Between Idolatry and Homosexuality in Paul's Writings

"The majority’s decision is an act of will, not legal judgment. The right it announces has no basis in the Constitution or this Court’s precedent. The majority expressly disclaims judicial “caution” and omits even a pretense of humility, openly relying on its desire to remake society according to its own “new insight” into the “nature of injustice.” Ante, at 11, 23. As a result, the Court invalidates the marriage laws of more than half the States and orders the transformation of a social institution that has formed the basis of human society for millennia, for the Kalahari Bushmen and the Han Chinese, the Carthaginians and the Aztecs. Just who do we think we are?" Justice Roberts' Dissenting Opinion, Obergefell v. Hodges (Emphasis Added)

What does idolatry look like?  Is it merely the worship of an image of a miniature deity?  Or is more encompassing than that?

This past Friday we witnessed the final nail in the coffin for America.  Most States had already "legalized" gay marriage (according to man's law).  But then the Supreme Court decided to round things out and make it the official "law of the land."

According to the Apostle Paul, sexual perversion is a symptom of a much deeper problem.  It's not sexual perversion that causes idolatry.  Rather, it's the other way around.  Once mankind forsakes his Creator, G-d forsakes him, leaving him to burn with vile passions:
 "Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened...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 1:21,26-27 
So what we witnessed this past Friday was G-d turning His back on a sinful nation.

And where is the alarm in the Messianic blogosphere?

As for me and my family, I'll publicly declare this:  I reject the civil government's self-proclaimed authority to regulate marriage as though it is a god!

Furthermore, I call on all Messianics going forward to reject the government's intrusion into the realm of marriage.  We do not need marriage licenses because we recognize that only G-d "licenses" our marriages.  And those of us who have in times past registered for licenses can now disavow the governments purported control of marriage.  We will no longer worship at the altar of government, treating it as god on earth with the power define, redefine, and regulate the institution of marriage.

In Acts 15, Peter declared that Gentiles had been called by G-d's Name.  But to belong to Israel, the People Called by His Name, we must reject idolatry!  His Name is not an entitlement.  Scripture makes says that G-d does not put His name on the nations who have rejected the Torah of Moses but rather only on those who belong to or have joined Israel:

"We are Thy people that were of old:  not unto the Gentiles hast Thou given the doctrine of Thy law, neither is Thy name invoked upon them; not unto them hast Thou inclined the heavens and revealed Thyself; the mountains quaked before Thee," Targum Isaiah 63:19

We used to be the idolatrous nations but now we are the nations joined to Israel:

"Many nations will be joined with the LORD in that day and will become my people. I will live among you and you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me to you," Zechariah 2:11

Which leaves only 2 segments of humanity:  Israel and the idolatrous nations.

Choose today which segment you will belong to.





4 comments:

  1. I may agree with much of the premise of this subject, I wholly disagree with the call of rejecting marriage licenses. To state one's own personal position is fine but a call on others to follow your lead as if it is the right call that others are to adhere to, makes me wary. No where will one find that the Bible calls on people to reject a government's rules just because we do not believe in some added conditions that I do agree are, to say the least, quite unholy. Daniel and the Three Hebrew children obeyed the laws of the land but refused those that were ungodly. We need to pick our fights without opening fire upon everything needlessly. This ad hoc rejection may make those that protest these things pretty much appear to be just another group of fanatics.

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    1. If you give government permission to regulate your marriage in exchange for a tax break, you will save some money in the short term but in reducing your marriage to a contract when it should be a covenant (which goes beyond a contract) you have redefined marriage into something G-d never intended.

      We should obey G-d rather than man and refuse government's attempt to make a mockery of marriage. If you allow government to make marriage a contract, they will place their imprimatur on every abomination conceivable by man. I want no part in that and I call upon all my brothers to have no part in that either.

      We don't need the government to fund our marriages OR our congregations.

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    2. Here's the legal theory behind what I'm saying:

      The government has no power except that which we confer on it. If no one recognized the legitimacy of government intrusion into marriage, government would never have power over to give its imprimatur on its own definition of marriage (e.g. "marriage is an intimate bond with anyone regardless of gender").

      In short, it takes two to tango.

      So let's not confer power on government by pretending that they have the power to license marriages. Only G-d has the power to license marriages; to say otherwise is wrong. That's why I call upon my brothers not to confer such power on the government. We must realize that our actions set powerful precedents.

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  2. Marriage according to Torah:

    Torah is patriarchal. Torah allows a man to have more than one wife.
    Adultery, for a man,is not having relations with another woman other than his initial wife.
    Adultery is having relations with the wife of another man.

    A man who has chosen to have relations with another woman other than his initial wife has also chosen another wife.

    You are too used to the teachings of rome.

    This is the society that is coming. The women of this society will first subject themselves to YHVH and HIS laws.

    it would be naive to think that the laws for marriage could work otherwise.

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