Indecency, sin and today’s Whig Party

By David Lane

Moderate Republicans are bound and determined to deposit homosexuality – and homosexual marriage – into the Grand Old Party. If successful, the GOP will go the way of its predecessor, the Whig Party, which collapsed in the mid-1800s, ultimately over its attempt to bring expansion of a social evil, slavery – like present-day homosexual marriage and abortion – to the territories.

The Bible and prayer were removed from the public schools in 1963 by the U.S. Supreme Court – an 8-1 decision. The lone dissenting Justice Potter Stewart blasted, “It led not to true neutrality with respect to religion, but to the establishment of a religion of secularism.”

Since that ill-boding decision, two to three generations of America’s children have been denied – in God’s economy – a quality education. Proverbs 1:7 states, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.” In God’s economy, the “principal thing” in knowledge – the epistemological foundation – is “The fear of the Lord.”

To what was the foundation of America fastened? While still on the Mayflower the Pilgrim fathers wrote, “Having undertaken, for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith …” Maybe you prefer the mission and purpose – the legal proclamation – for the founding of Jamestown and Plymouth Colony in 1606: “We, greatly commending, and graciously accepting of, their Desires for the Furtherance of so noble a Work, which may, by the Providence of Almighty God, hereafter tend to the Glory of his Divine Majesty, in propagating of Christian Religion to such People.” It’s easily defended that America was founded by Christians, as a Christian nation.

Ken Mehlman, Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, Barbara Bush, Laura Bush, Cindy McCain – nor anyone else – have the right to impose homosexual marriage – and indecency – on Christian America. How in the world do they presume that they have the right to say where the line of departure from morality shall be drawn? Are they omniscient and omnipotent?

Even secular Thomas Jefferson – quite religious by today’s low standard – author of the Declaration of Independence, wrote, “The Christian religion, when divested of the rags in which they [the clergy] have enveloped it, and brought to the original purity and simplicity of its benevolent Institutor, is a religion of all others most friendly to liberty, science, and the freest expansion of the human mind.”

While the United States has faced a number of catastrophic periods in her history, perhaps nothing has threatened our utter destruction more than the current moral crisis. God calls homosexuality sin – as He does adultery, stealing, lying, etc.

“Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God. Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you.” (1 Corinthians. 6:10)

All sins are equal and bring judgment in His kingdom. All men sin and fall short of His glory. This the the reason for the Savior. Thank God for the remedy – my sinfulness in itself would be reason for God to give up on me, yet His mercy and faithfulness is everlasting.

Declaration signer Dr. Benjamin Rush, America’s leading medical doctor and surgeon general of the Continental Army, recalled: “Upon my return from the army to Baltimore in the winter of 1777, I sat next to John Adams in Congress, and upon my whispering to him and asking him if he thought we should succeed in our struggle with Great Britain, he answered me, ‘Yes – if we fear God and repent of our sins.'”

The Founding Fathers understood that sin hinders victory, whether in personal or national life. Consequently, repeatedly throughout the Revolution, whether in personal or national life, the Continental Congress called for days of humiliation, fasting and prayer, urging the people to repent of any sins.

Virtue is a key component of freedom. In God’s economy, what does transgressing His law bring? Proverbs 28:2, “For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.”

Dr. Bruce K. Waltke noted that “the transgression of a land – widespread, systemic violations of the law – brings on anarchy, both as its natural consequence and as its fitting punishment, and with anarchy comes an oppressive multiplicity of rulers and factions.”

Dr. Michael V. Fox: “… the transgression of a land (a metonymy for the inhabitants of a politically governed area); the people, and with the totality of their break with Yahweh. As a result of the land’s total break with the Lord, the people need a large bureaucracy to keep an eye on each other and/or none survives.”

Christians – pastors and pews – responsible for the spiritual climate of our nation, must re-engage. Someone’s values are going to reign supreme. The estimated 65-80 million evangelicals – and pro-life Catholics – must be registered and vote, and bring biblical values to the front. This will – in the end – determine if America remains free.

Dr. Bruce K. Waltke (winner of the 2002 Gold Medallion Book Award and the 2008 Christian Book of the Year) wrote, “Immanuel Kant said you can tell whether or not something is right or wrong by whether it can be practiced universally. Same-sex marriage practiced universally is suicide. To survive gays and lesbians are parasites, depending for their cultural survival on couples that birth the next generation.”

Those doing this to our country must be removed from office and from leadership.

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