How could these four topics possibly be related? I’ll try to explain.
I’m neither a physicist nor an electrician. I don’t know the ins and outs as to how electricity works and how it is generated. The only thing that I need to know is that when I walk into a dark room, I can “flick on the light switch” and the light turns on. Yes, there is a cause and affect i.e. the switch makes a connection allowing for a flow of electrons to reach a light bulb, etc., but I don’t need to know all that. All I need to know is that the switch turns on the light!
The Book of Exodus gives an account of the Children of Israel encountering an army of Amalekites, their mortal enemy, in the desert. God tells Moses to go up on a hill and hold his hands up. While his hands were raised, Israel would be winning and succeeding in rebuffing the Amalekites. But his arms grew tired and when he dropped his arms, the Amalekites would start winning. After a stone was placed under him so that he could sit and two men by the names of Aaron and Hur, came alongside him to steady his arms, Israel prevailed, won the battle and the Amalekites retreated.
What happened on the ground to change the tide of the battle, I do not know. All that I know is that there was a correlation. Moses’ hand was raised? Israel would win. Moses’ hand grew heavy and was lowered down? The Amalekites would win. Like that light switch, turning the light on and off, Moses’ hand raised or lowered controlled the progress of the battle.
Leviticus 18 is a notorious chapter in the Bible. It contains and condemns a list of extreme aberrant sexual behaviors from incest to homosexuality to bestiality. It is often rightfully used as an argument against contemporary homosexual behavior. A contention cannot be made that “that was the Old Testament and it doesn’t apply for today” simply because Paul denounces homosexuality as well in Romans chapter1 of the New Testament. I do not believe that homosexuality calls for the death penalty today. My reason for saying that is because as I say in this essay, Israel was originally established by God to be a “light to the nations”. The Torah which was the constitution of a nation that was intentionally placed by God at the crossroads of the ancient trade routes was intended to be the laws of governance for that nation which, by strict adherence to that constitution (thus necessitating severe penalties for those who defiantly broke said constitution) would serve as a beacon to the other nations that there was only one God who was sovereign over all the earth and when people obeyed His laws and statutes they could live in a level of peace, harmony and prosperity unequaled by any culture in history. The laws of Leviticus 18 are not part of the US Constitution and therefore aren’t required to be civilly enforced.
Nevertheless, the principal in Leviticus 18 still holds. Sexual immorality was and remains a sign of defiance against the laws of God and consequently the laws of nature. All people, whether they be Jew or Gentile are subject to these laws (as the following scripture indicates) and just as objects thrown into the air inevitably fall to the ground because of the law of gravity, societies which break the laws of nature suffer less immediate but nevertheless, inevitable and dire consequences. It was for that reason that the list of behaviors in Leviticus 18 ends the following way:
But as for you, you are to keep My statutes and My judgments and shall not do any of these abominations, neither the native, nor the alien who sojourns among you (for the men of the land who have been before you have done all these abominations, and the land has become defiled); so that the land will not spew you out, should you defile it, as it has spewed out the nation which has been before you. (Lev. 18:26-28)
It is for this reason why I oppose the LGBT agenda. All people are sinners and engage in sinful behavior including yours truly. Homosexuals, if they repent and turn to God will receive the same salvation as anyone else and just like anyone else, if they refuse to repent and turn to God are destined to experience His wrath, just like any other sinner. That is not the issue here however. At issue is that that statement at the end of the list in Leviticus 18 is a clarion call. The nation that allows sexual perversion to run rampant in its midst will die and be overthrown as surely as a ball thrown into the air, falls back to earth. In essence, sexual perversion run rampant in a society makes the land uninhabitable. Opposing LGBT is not an issue of one's love for homosexuals. To make such a claim is likely phony pandering. How can one genuinely claim to love an individual whom one doesn’t know and with whom one doesn’t have a relationship? Nevertheless, Jesus does indeed, love homosexuals. He died for homosexuals and offers eternal life to anyone who will receive Him in repentance be he gay or straight. No! Opposing the LGBT agenda is a matter of national security! As stated earlier, “The nation that allows sexual perversion to run rampant will die and be overthrown as surely as a ball thrown into the air, falls back down to earth.” The way of addressing the LGBT agenda though, is not through litigation or civil punishment but through repentance.
So how is it that rampant sexual perversion in a society will destroy that society? I don’t have to know the mechanism behind how it happens just as I don’t have to know how a light switch works. It happens. It’s inevitable.
But just in case you have doubts, I ask you to look around you. The United States has a population of people who don’t know right from wrong (evidence of acceptance of the LGBT agenda). Hence, they don’t have the discernment to perceive the evils of Islam as a world view. The American population is naïve. Islam’s goal is to subjugate the entire world, including the people of US, under the auspices of Sharia law which will deny women rights and will actually demand the deaths of advocates of the LGBT movement. How’s that for irony? The US Constitution will be dead, everyone will be required to publicly worship five times a day facing in the direction of an idol in Saudi Arabia and only a very few will experience any level of freedom.
But hey, The United States may not even have the time to fall under the domination of Sharia law. During what was known as the “Cold War” of the 1950s through 1980s, the world was dominated by a policy called “détente” in which the two most powerful nations in the world, the United States and the Soviet Union, by virtue of the fact that both had the atomic bomb, could blow each other to smithereens. What prevented that from happening was that the leadership of each country were relatively rational and knew that mutual destruction was far from desirable. What is different currently is that atomic bombs are now in the hands of irrational nut cases like Kim Jong Un who don’t care if any of their people die so long as they, themselves, survive. The Mullahs in Iran are even worse. They look forward to dying believing that they’ll have 72 virgins to play around with in the afterlife.
I’ve been a resident on this planet for a considerable length of time and I have never ever seen a time as dangerous as it is today. Estimates are such that as high as 85 million people lost their lives during World War II. Do not doubt me that World War III can break out at any time compliments of Kim Jong Un. History substantiates that casualties can run in the hundreds of millions and it is not unlikely that you, I, and/or any number of loved ones can be among them! Theoretically, anything could prevent war from happening... even something which might be perceived by some as miraculous. Perhaps Kim Jong Un may get sick and die. Perhaps he may have a change of heart and become a “nice guy”. Likewise, perhaps, Muslims might universally draw the conclusion that their world view is erroneous. These are any of many possibilities that could occur to prevent war. But mark my word. Untold destruction is inevitable because God will not intervene unless the light switch called repentance is implemented.