While John Stonestreet’s and G. Shane Morris’ article below is very well written and factual in everything it states there is one glaring omission.
Mr. Stonestreet writes; “we must embody God’s design in our marriages and in our communities. And finally, we should repent of the ways in which we embraced the deadly wrong ideas of this social revolution.”
And then the publishers of BreakPoint add this at the end; “John has called believers to repent from a casual acceptance of the sexual revolution’s ideology, and has encouraged us to embody God’s design in our own marriages. Teach your children the truth for marriage, sex, and procreation, and be an example in your families and communities.”
While never referencing God’s Word as to how and why this is happening. Instead the cause and effect is ascribed to social revolution and a swiftly changing society brought about by the birth control pill, the sexual revolution, and TV, films, entertainment and Hollywood.
Never once referencing:
God’s Wrath against Sin
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 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. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
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.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Romans 1: 18-32 — King James Version Holy Bible
Which is the whole point, place, cause and effect.
Why is it today’s professed Christians cannot declare people are demonic and consumed in sin and we do not call sin sin any longer, and that satan is ruling this world and corrupting the hearts and minds of people more and more by the hour?
Instead everything is given a psychological explanation. A secular explanation.
Men, women and children have been given over to REPROBATE MINDS. Their minds have been turned over to relish, adore, praise, wallow in, enjoy, elevate, establish UNRIGHTOSUNESS as if it is NORMAL and GOOD!
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Isaiah 5:20 — King James Version Holy Bible
Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
Romans 9:20 — King James Version Holy Bible
Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
Isaiah 29:16 — King James Version Holy Bible
The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.
Deuteronomy 22:5 — King James Version Holy Bible
Yes, Mr. Stonestreet is spot on when he writes we need as a nation to repent of our sins and turning from God if there is to be any saving of our nation from severe judgment the likes of which has come to ever people, nation and place which honored and practiced the sin and abomination of homosexuality — but as evidenced in the information provided by Mr. Stonestreet that is very unlikely to ever occur since the tide of darkness has washed over our land and the people PRESENTLY ARE OF REPROBATE MINDS.
They are satan’s and not God’s.
They are the worlds and not God’s and Christ’s.
Is repentance and a miracle possible? Surely, for all things are possible with God.
Is repentance likely? No.
We are worse than Nineveh.
We are worse than even Sodom because we contend in error we are good, wholesome, Christian, and a people that place their trust in God and we declare we are a people of faith and God fearing when we are anything but as a people, a nation.
I realize writing these truths that A Crooked Path will lose another dozen or so subscribers.
Subscribers have been leaving A Crooked Path daily.
So be it. This is not going to become a place of appeasement, worldliness acceptance, and a place to include and tolerate sin and unrighteousness which ought to be visible to all.
We are living in the great falling away before the son of perdition appears and we enter the great tribulation.
We are living in the time of Romans 1 where people are given over to reprobate — unrighteous minds because they utterly reject God and the truth.
We are living in the times of rising false teachers, unsound doctrines, and the apostate church.
More and more will fall away by the hour. More and more will reject God’s word and the truth by the day, but as long as God keeps breath and a beating heart in me, and the Internet is not totally seized by evil and places such as this removed and deemed criminal, or unacceptable, by the grace of God I will continue to write the truth and from Scripture rather than what is popular and makes people “feel good” and is considered “inclusive,” or “tolerant,” or “acceptable” by their worldly corrupted standards.
Do not mistake my writing this and what I also did about the article by Mr. Stonestreet on BreakPoint. I do not put Mr. Stonestreet in the category above. I merely mention him and his article for its pointing a finger towards media, social evolution rather than the people becoming possessed and evil and turned over to reprobate minds as Scripture tells us. I only would have liked to see Mr. Stonestreet reference Scripture and place blame at the people turning to satan and leaving God and the truth rather than reading it was the birth control pill, divorce, and TV and films that is the root cause.
Man, woman and child imagine they can mold God in their image and alter God’s word to fit their ways rather than understanding man was created in God’s image to have communion with God, to follow and obey God’s ways and have eternal life. No pain. No death. But man and woman rebelled. And sinned. Against God and themselves.
God does not change. God is the same today as He always has been. Christ is the same today as He always has been. God and Christ do not change according to polls, surveys, social media, TV, films, or trends.
Man, woman and child imagine they can create God in their minds as they want God to be rather than they yielding, humbling themselves,, obeying, and allowing their sinful lives to be washed in the blood to be RENEWED OF MIND AND SPIRIT to BECOME BORN ANEW putting the old aside.
Being separate from the world.
Obeying God. Making Christ Lord of their lives.
God doesn’t change.
We need to change in order to “see” and become closer to God.
Let us strive for spiritual discernment, spiritual wisdom, spiritual knowledge and instead of changing God to conform to us, to lower God to our level and imagine God conforming to today’s low standards and immorality let us repent and turn to God and His ways, His word — all of it. Not just the handful of verses that sit well with our soul.
If truly renewed of mind and spirit, if truly God’s child, if truly a true believer EVERY WORD — every jot and tittle ought to sit well with our souls!
Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
BreakPoint: America’s Reversal on Homosexual “Marriage”
What Really Happened?
The fight over same-sex “marriage” already seems like a distant memory. But the way it was fought is the mother of all worldview lessons.
According to recent surveys, Americans—especially younger generations—are more supportive of homosexual “marriage” than ever before. One Gallup poll revealed that a strong majority—64 percent—approve of the rights invented and bestowed on same-sex couples by the Supreme Court in the Obergefell decision.
And the Barna Group recently reported that teenagers today are at least twice as likely as American adults to identify as lesbian, homosexual, bisexual or transgender.
All of this, despite the fact that in 2011, a vast majority of U.S. states had defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman. How could it be that, in just the next four years, state after state would strike down those marriage amendments, public opinion would shift by ten points and finally, in 2015, the Obergefell decision would make everything official?
At least part of the answer is found in how entertainment reshaped our collective imaginations. From “Will and Grace,” to “Glee,” to “Modern Family,” Hollywood spent years, and millions, portraying homosexuality as funny, normal, natural, and even wholesome.
Around the same time, in another sphere of culture, politicians like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton “evolved” on the issue, and their base—which was already largely pro-homosexual—responded with a fast and radical leftward swing.
In a cultural moment, political liberals went from tolerating disagreement on marriage to demonizing anyone who still affirmed “one-man-one-woman,” as bigoted, hateful, homophobes.
Business, too, played a major role in this shift. The success of the Human Rights Campaign in pressuring companies to actively promote lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender causes is, well, incredible. And government leadership in state after state, with rare exceptions like North Carolina, caved to the corporate financial leverages that were being threatened against them.
But decades before all that happened in entertainment, politics, and business, there was something else that made same-sex “marriage” basically inevitable: the formal divorce of marriage and procreation.
As University of Texas sociologist Mark Regnerus has convincingly argued, “the pill” alone was enough to sever the link between sex and procreation, changing how Americans thought about love and marriage. No longer did those two things necessarily lead to that “baby in the baby carriage.” Protestants, evangelicals, and the Catholic laity mostly accepted that change without a peep of protest.
The divorce of marriage and procreation led to all kinds of unintended consequences. Marriage was popularly transformed from being a nest for children to being an expression of adult feelings. And once it was no longer “about the children,” “no-fault divorce” legally redefine marriage in the law.
Fast forward a few decades, removing any remaining stigmas on sexual behavior, and then terms like “husband and wife,” “mother” and “father,” and ultimately, “male and female” lost their defining power. Same-sex unions were then just a very short step away.
Which brings us to today and the news that an up-and-coming generation may be the most pro-lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender in history. Those of us who believe in God’s design for sex face a daunting task. Reversing Obergefell and rebuilding the shattered consensus on natural marriage won’t happen quickly. But here’s what we can do…
First, we can help our children understand what went wrong, especially the wrong ideas about sex, marriage, happiness, and procreation that permeate our society. Second, we can help them know what’s right about God’s design for marriage, sex, and procreation.
But remember, this battle was lost, not by argument, but in the imagination. And so we must embody God’s design in our marriages and in our communities.
And finally, we should repent of the ways in which we embraced the deadly wrong ideas of this social revolution.
America’s Reversal on Homosexual “Marriage”: What Really Happened?
John has called believers to repent from a casual acceptance of the sexual revolution’s ideology, and has encouraged us to embody God’s design in our own marriages. Teach your children the truth for marriage, sex, and procreation, and be an example in your families and communities.
- Kate Shellnutt | Christianity Today | January 23, 2018
- Gallup News | January 11, 2017
- John Stonestreet, Josh McDowell | Baker Publishing | July 2014