Is Australia is about to curse itself?

I started to write this before the Federal Elections that are scheduled for July 2nd 2016.  What I am writing about will not be affected by the results of that election, as both major parties have declared that same sex  marriage will become law when they take up office.

The possible cause of the curse.

Down through history, people, cities and nations have brought a curse on themselves, by disobeying God's laws, and His instructions for living.

However, two cities (along with several others) brought the wrath of God down on themselves, in a rather dramatic way.

These cities were  Sodom and Gomorrah.

Their sin was sodomy.

A definition from the WordWeb describes it as,

"Intercourse via the anus, committed by a man with a man or woman".

And God - especially by the action He took against Sodom and Gomorrah - condemns it.

Lev 18:22 NET  You must not have sexual intercourse with a male as one has sexual intercourse with a woman; it is a detestable act.

The men of Sodom ignored this instruction from God (and later repeated to Israel).

Gen 19:4-5 NET  Before they could lie down to sleep, all the men — both young and old, from every part of the city of Sodom — surrounded the house.  (5)  They shouted to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so we can have sex with them!"

So much so, the city's name has been used to describe the act.


Gen 19:6-8 NIV  Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him  (7)  and said, "No, my friends. Don't do this wicked thing.  (8)  Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don't do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof."


Lot was willing to sacrifice his daughters rather than the men perform such a vile act. Of course, the men raping his two daughters would have been a sin too, but perhaps in Lot's mind a "lesser" sin. 
Lot's reaction to the men's request  shows that it was known at the time that God had forbidden it.

For a while the men of Sodom thought that they were getting away with it, but eventually God had had enough.

Gen 19:24 NET  Then the LORD rained down sulfur and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah. It was sent down from the sky by the LORD.

Evidence is still there today.

I have seen a number of videos showing people going to the site of Sodom, and picking up unburnt sulphur balls. The last of the sulphur balls to fall, fell into the ash from the previous ones, and the flames were smothered. The area has a very low rainfall, so many have been preserved. People have brought some back to Australia, and I have seen them burn - and smelt them too.

The mass of sulphur burning in the air created so much heat that it vaporized metals, and even burnt the stones of the city.

It was a total destruction.

Since the evidence of Sodom's and Gomorrah's punishment from God is still there today, we should understand that the act of sodomy is something that brings a curse from God.  God does not approve of it, and calls it - in one translation - "detestable".  Other translations call it an "abomination".

Smoke and mirrors.    

Obviously, if those who are advocating same sex  marriage, were truthful and said they wanted "marriage" so they could somehow make sodomy "legal", then many (who have read the Bible) would object - and rightly so.

So - instead they have sized on the word "equality".

That makes their cause sound so "right".  If heterosexuals can have marriage, then homosexuals should be allowed to be "equal" and have marriage too.

The problem is - one God instituted and approves, the other He has not.

The forces at play.

Most people fail to realize, that there are two different spiritual forces at work in the world today. While, at this time, neither spirit will "force" you to do things, both are available to influence us in our decision making.

1.    The Holy Spirit - coming from God the Father - is available for those who go to God and ask for it to help.

Luk 11:13 NET  If you then, although you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"

The Holy Spirit will allow your mind to better understand the things of God.


2.    The spirit of Satan.

Eph 2:1,2 NET   And although you were dead in your transgressions and sins, (2)  in which you formerly lived according to this world's present path, according to the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the ruler of the spirit that is now energizing the sons of disobedience,

Or - as another translation puts it;

Eph 2:2 CEV  You followed the ways of this world and obeyed the devil. He rules the world, and his spirit has power over everyone who doesn't obey God.

This evil spirit will encourage you to further increase your disobedience of God's laws.


The end results.

God has instituted marriage between a man and a woman, so that they can come together and have children - AND - to provide a home environment in which children can be brought up having a knowledge of God, and His plan to create a family of spirit beings. In other words, children should understand why they have been given life, and what their overall goal should be (to become like God in their thinking).

A heterosexual marriage gives more people a greater chance of qualifying to be in the God family.

On the other hand, a homosexual marriage - of and by itself - can never produce children, and even if children were "introduced" into the family, they would never be taught the reason they were given life (to become a son of God) because the parents are in total rebellion against God.

For Satan, a homosexual marriage is a win/win situation.

Less children to start with, and then any introduced children have a greatly reduced chance from becoming potential heirs with Christ.

Why is the push for homosexual marriage being successful?

First, people - don't know - have forgotten - or deliberately ignored - these verses in the Bible.

Lev 18:22 NET  You must not have sexual intercourse with a male as one has sexual intercourse with a woman; it is a detestable act.

Lev 20:13 NET  If a man has sexual intercourse with a male as one has sexual intercourse with a woman, the two of them have committed an abomination. They must be put to death; their blood guilt is on themselves.

Rom 1:26-27 NET  For this reason God gave them over to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged the natural sexual relations for unnatural ones,  (27)  and likewise the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed in their passions for one another. Men committed shameless acts with men and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

It is clear from verse 26, that marriage between two women is also contrary to God's will.

1Co 6:9-10 NET  Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! The sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, passive homosexual partners, practicing homosexuals,  (10)  thieves, the greedy, drunkards, the verbally abusive, and swindlers will not inherit the kingdom of God.

1Ti 1:8-10 NET  But we know that the law is good if someone uses it legitimately,  (9)  realizing that law is not intended for a righteous person, but for lawless and rebellious people, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers,  (10)  sexually immoral people, practicing homosexuals, kidnappers, liars, perjurers — in fact, for any who live contrary to sound teaching.

Jud 1:5-7 NIV  Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord at one time delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe.  (6)  And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling--these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day.  (7)  In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.


Second, those wishing to disobey God's instruction have come up with a way of making their objectors feel bad - as though they are the ones who are wrong. They are labeled as "discriminating" or "politically incorrect".  In other words, "political correctness"  is used as a "put down" -  for anyone disagreeing with their evil behavour.

Which must make God into a very non-politically correct person, since He destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah and three other towns that were practicing sodomy. He strongly disagreed with what they were doing.

If ever you are called "politically incorrect" for pointing out God's instructions, then wear it as a badge of honour, and don't be drawn into the "politically correct" trap that tries to make the righteous feel bad.

To get their own way, the men and women who want same-sex marriages, will stop at nothing. The spirit of Satan stirs them on.

All lusts are just lusts.

We often hear people say - to justify being part of the LGBT group - that they "just felt different".

I have no doubt that that might be true, but "feelings" can never justify disobedience to God's laws.

People are born with a whole host of "feelings".

Some men feel that they should be allowed to have sex with any and every woman they can talk, or coerce, into it, despite the fact that the Seventh Commandment says they should only have sex with their wife.

Other people come into the would wanting to steal - but the Eight Commandment says they must resist that urge (feeling).  Some are born natural liars, but the Ninth Commandment says they must resist that "feeling".

So too, people born without a desire for the opposite sex , have to resist the urge to turn towards their own sex.

Having a "feeling" is not a sin.  Allowing those feelings to dictate your actions - if contrary to God's instructions - is a sin.

1Jn 3:4 KJV  Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.


Sort it out.

I am not saying that it is ever easy to resist feelings and desires - just ask a rehabilitated  alcoholic or drug addict - but if we want to avoid any potential curse from God, we have to try.

If you are not sure of your gender, get a DNA test, and then determine to do your best with the cards you have been dealt.  It might turn out to be - in rare cases - that your outward physical appearance is not your real gender. In which case, medical advice needs to be sought as to your path forward.

Always dress to the sex that you were born with (the results of the DNA test if need be).

Deu 22:5 NIV  A woman must not wear men's clothing, nor a man wear women's clothing, for the LORD your God detests anyone who does this.

Hair length is important too. Women are to have longish hair, and men are to have shortish hair (1 Cor 11).

In other words, people should be able to know the sex of another person just by looking at them.

Marriage.    

For some, marriage is very important, for others it has no attraction at all.

There have been many men and women - for all sorts of reasons - that have never married, but have lead very productive lives. Christ himself, never married, and did more for the rest of humanity than anyone will ever do. The apostle Paul explains in  1Cor 7 that  unmarried people have the advantage of having more time to pursue the things of God.

So - marriage is optional.

However, if two men "marry" to try and draw a cloak of respectability over the sin of sodomy, then God does not "look the other way".  There will be consequences, as there were for the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.

The Government.

If the Australian Government passes a law that makes same sex marriage "legal" in Australia, then they are condoning sin - or even worse, encouraging it.

If we don't stop it, or repent and change if it does become law, then Australia can look forward to feeling God's wrath sometime in the future - just as Sodom and Gomorrah did.

God does not change, and He will never condone sin.

So, to encourage sin - by changing the Australian law defining marriage - is inviting God's curses.



Bob Orchard Jun 2016

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