FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF FRONTLINE FELLOWSHIP
Last week's ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), redefining marriage, was a huge disappointment to the majority of American Christians. Five unelected black-robed 'justices' disregarded God's divine plan for the family and arrogantly pronounce a new definition for what has been understood as the only normal relationship of man and woman since the first marriage in the Garden of Eden.
For over 5,000 years of recorded human history marriage has been understood to mean the joining of one man and one woman together in matrimony with the Divine purpose of procreation: "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it." Genesis 1:28. The resulting family is the fundamental basis of human society and the foundation of nationhood. It is unique; not 'equalto' any other type of union.
God blessed the institution of marriage. The first miracle performed by our Lord Jesus was to turn ordinary water into the best wine at a local marriage in Cana of Galilee. Historically, marriage is a universally recognized reality.
An abnormal homosexual union cannot be justified by hijacking a word that has been used since Creation to mean something else. If it's the life-style for a man to be united with another man then the two should find another word, or phase, like 'Civil Union' to identify their sexual cohabitation. This would allow them the same federal benefits as properly married couples. The 5 to 4 ruling exposes the utter poverty of original ideas by both SCOTUS and the homosexual community, creating confusion and God is not "the author of confusion but of peace." 1 Corinthians 14:33. This is a feeble and failed attempt by SCOTUS to sanitize something that God calls sin and the Bible condemns specifically as, "detestable."
For too long our pulpits have been silent about the deadly plague confronting us, using the absurd excuse that "it's too political." Nonsense! Christians are to be salt and light. God has warned us in His Word about His displeasure with the devastating danger of this perverted practice. Now the cancer has spread throughout our national body politic and SCOTUS, with its foot inside the door of our culture, wants us to 'approve' it! NEVER!
The practice of homosexuality is declared by God in His Word, to be: "an abomination" (Lev.18:22), "exceedingly grave" (Gen.18:20), "ungodly" (2 Pet.2:6), "uncleanness," "lust," "dishonourable" (Rom.1:24), "vile passions," "against nature" (Rom.1:26), "shameful," "error" (Rom.1:27), "strange flesh," "sexual immorality" (Jude 7), "a detestable act" (Lev.20:13), "lawless and insubordinate," "unholy and profane" (1 Tim.1:9,10), "for by these things the nations are defiled, which I am casting out before you." (Lev.18:24). Nations, cast out! America is not immune.
God's judgement is looming immanently. SCOTUS has put us, U.S., in great jeopardy. But God's Law is not changed by a 5 to 4 decision. God is not mocked!
I have lots more on this issue, but I need to get this off to you tonight because I have laser surgery on my eye tomorrow.
Good news from South Africa: our daughter Lenora writes, "I have successfully completed four of the Taxol infusions, and am happy to say that I am feeling well. Some of the side effects are unpleasant, but nothing that cannot be treated. We trust the Lord to guide us each step of the way. Thank you for your continued support on so many levels." She concludes with, "I will not be discouraged about how far I have to go. Instead, I will be excited about where I'm headed!"
Yours in His grip,
Rev. Bill Bathman
Chairman of the Board
Frontline Fellowship - USA
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