As It Was in the Days of Sodom and Gomorrah

As It Was in the Days of Sodom and Gomorrah

Never would I have believed that the truths of the Bible pertaining to the last days of time would ever find their relevance and fulfilment to the degree and level they have. For example, as a child I was told that the Bible prophesied "as it was in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah so it will be in the days future when the Lord is about to return". I had known the facts concerning this, as simply information alone but not as reality, and to be truthful I did not ever think the total reality of the scriptural portrayal could become literal. Little did I know that one generation on, that which I had been told as a child would then and now become an actuality.

The society in which we now live is so changed and different from my childhood days that in many ways it is unrecognisable. Not everything is bad there are some good aspects to change but like everything there is always and upside as well as a downside. The fact is all negative trends in society can be counteracted so long as all of society accepts a common medium by which it can be governed, but when society loses its common measure and every man has a different standard, then whose standard do you govern with.

Today’s greatest problem in my estimation is attributed to this very issue. As the Bible states, when a godless society prevails "EVERY MAN DOES THAT WHICH IS RIGHT IN HIS OWN EYES" and then subsequently "BECAUSE SENTENCE IS NOT EXECUTED SPEEDILY AGAINST AN EVIL MATTER THEREFORE THE HEARTS OF THE CHILDREN OR NEXT GENERATION IS SET TOWARD DOING EVIL. What it is saying is that if we do not teach a common standard of what is right and wrong to our children, then the next generation will have no moral compass by which to guide itself. The result will be every one will do what he considers acceptable to him only and not what is good for the corporate society.

So now our society is governed by a standard of anything goes, and what was in one generation earlier considered obnoxious and offensive is now considered the norm. It is very interesting in the book of Revelation it talks of a doctrine that was acceptable to a contemporary church which was considered anathema to the fathers of the same church a generation prior. The writer of Revelation records The Lord saying the people allowed or tolerated an ungodly doctrine which because of a lack of reaction to it from the righteous folk of that day, caused it to be condoned as acceptable. The Bible further states, the next generation following that one before it (the third generation) no longer just accepts it but now this group preach it as Godly endorsed doctrine.

It all started because no godly one would challenge the error and wrong, but in stead tolerated, what then became acceptable, which in turn became embellished truth endorsed as Godly doctrine. The fact is, I can name many instances of ideologies and beliefs that are now considered acceptable, whereas a decade or so ago not only were they considered abhorrent but actually anathema or despicable to God

Some of the unsanctified issues and relevant factors that the godly have directly contributed to in regard to causing the dilution of truth and justice and the acceptance and endorsement of evil, thus justifying the above are as follows:

PROBLEM

REMEDY

HOMOSEXUALITY AND LESBIANISM

HETEROSEXUALITY

ALCOHOL AND DRUNKENNESS

TEMPERANCE

DIVORCE AND REMARRIAGE

HONOUR VOWS

PREMARITAL SEX AND PORNOGRAPHY

BIBLICAL PURITY

COVETOUSNESS AND GREED

LIBERAL BENEVOLENCE

LUST AND SELF GRATIFICATION

GODLY SELF CONTROL

HUMANISM AND EVOLUTION

INTELLIGENT DESIGN

PSYCHOLOGY AND RATIONALISM

TAKING RESPONSIBILITY

SENSUALITY AND GUILT

ACCEPTING ACCOUNTABILITY

FALSITY AND SHAM

FACE REALITY

HERESY AND FICTION

SPEAKING TRUTH

SIN AND SHAME

ADMISSION & REPENTANCE

DECEPTION AND HALF TRUTH

HONESTY & INTEGRITY

ANGER AND REBELLION

FORGIVENESS & GRACE

UNDISCIPLINE AND DEFIANCE

SUBMISSION & OBEDIENCE

ABUSE AND VIOLENCE

RESPECT & MERCY

FAME AND PRIDE

HONOUR & HUMILITY

BEAUTY AND IMAGE

LOYALTY & TRANSPARENCY

The foregoing list of issues DEVOID OF THEIR SUBSEQUENT REMEDIES has allowed an anti Christ spirit to take hold of our generation and we have sold our soul to the ferryman who in turn will escort it to a future of tyranny and enslavement. If the church had taken a stand and protested from a Biblical worldview then these wrongs listed above, could have been righted. But will the church public stand up for that which is right. I think not.

If you analyse that list above, you realise, all it would have taken to counteract the negative influences affecting our western society is for a body of believers to rise up and insist that all creation remain accountable to God and His Word the Bible.

Because of the tall poppy syndrome people are too afraid of rejection or of being thought foolish, so the average member of any public body or church will not stand out and raise his voice against what is known to be wrong. His fear of man controls his morality, indirectly, in that he then becomes immobilised and paralysed unable to challenge sin and error.

Now in this light read the following

"MOM & DAD" NOW BANNED IN CALIFORNIAN SCHOOLS

By Jim Kouri Posted 1AM Eastern October 15, 2007 NewsWithViews.com

What started out as a prediction less than one year ago has become a reality thanks to California's lawmakers and liberal Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In December 2006, author and political consultant Nathan Tabor wrote a story about the words "mom" and "dad" being banned in the United Kingdom. The British law prohibits nurses and hospitals from using the terms "mom," "dad," "wife," "husband," or "married." "As part of Britain's National Health Service's new, politically correct policy guide, use of the above terms is considered homophobic and therefore requires anti-homophobic rules for their health care workers. Therefore, words such as mum and dad are banned," Tabor quoted a reporter from England's Daily Mail as saying. Tabor ended his story about Britain's path to political correctness by stating, "If Americans think these activities are peculiar to the United Kingdom, they better think again." Surprisingly, it's taken less than a year for this politically-correct insanity to reach the United States. I knew it would happen; I just didn't suspect it would happen this quickly," said political consultant Michael Baker.

The terms "mom and dad" are now completely banned in California's school system and teachers are being ordered to use euphemisms for those terms. In addition, "husband and wife" are also banned under this new law signed by Gov. Schwarzenegger. The newly signed law also mandates public schools to allow boys to use girls restrooms and locker rooms, and vice versa, if they choose to do so.

"We [teachers] give the kids lunches, we teach them how to use condoms, we instruct them about sex including gay sex, we simulate Islam, and in our spare time we teach our pupils how to read and write," she said. "More and more Americans are starting to wake up to find their country and its traditions being slowly torn down by those who worship at the altar of the politically-correct orthodoxy," claims political strategist Baker.

"I shudder to think how millions of California children will be led astray, how marriage will be destroyed, and how immorality will step on the neck of morality when Governor Schwarzenegger signs five anti-family bills into law. "Meanwhile, homosexuals are given a free hand to do whatever they want to America's little children. They know that the church leadership is totally asleep at the wheel, said a New Jersey Methodist pastor.

With this decision, Gov. Schwarzenegger has told parents that their values are irrelevant. Many parents will have no choice but to pull their children out of the public schools that have now become sexualized indoctrination centres. Thomason is disappointed with California's Christian pastors and elders. In the last five days, many individuals and several businesses have responded to CCF's action alert. However, to date, only one church out of thousands, has faxed in veto letters to the liberal Schwarzenegger's office in Sacramento.

"This is not right, since the majority of pastors in California oppose sexual indoctrination of schoolchildren (SB 777 and AB 394), oppose demeaning marriage (AB 43 and AB 102), and oppose forcing the homosexual-bisexual-transsexual agenda on businesses, organizations, and churches (AB 14)," said Thomasson.

The bills signed by Schwarzenegger ban anything in public schools that could be interpreted as negative toward homosexuality, bisexuality and other alternative lifestyle choices. There are no similar protections for students with traditional or conservative lifestyles and beliefs, however. In Portland, Oregon, a recent 20/20 program aired a piece about little boys and girls playfully slapping each other on the buttocks. The cops arrested the boys -- Cory Mashburn, and Ryan Cornelison -- for touching the girls (but didn't arrest any girls), and now Schwarzenegger signes a Bill into law that allows girls and boys to go into each other's bathrooms.

"Are the cops ever going to wake up and stop following these insane orders for a paycheck?" asked Lt. Steve Rogers, the former president of The God Squad, a Christian organization for police officers. Conservative activist Mike Baker said, "The church leadership is insane for their political correctness. Your political leaders are insane for passing these laws. Your district attorneys are insane for prosecuting these senseless cases, and cops are insane for enforcing these insane laws."

And nature educator Wes Jackson asks whether schools should be offering a new major in what amounts to homosexual studies.

Brian Hay, 1 Nov 2008