For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.
1 Corinthians 6
Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
1 Thessalonians 4
It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God; and that in this matter no one should wrong or take advantage of a brother or sister. The Lord will punish all those who commit such sins, as we told you and warned you before. For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human being but God, the very God who gives you his Holy Spirit.
1 Timothy 1
We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine…
2 Timothy 3
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.
They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.
2 Timothy 4
For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
And don’t forget Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring towns, which were filled with immorality and every kind of sexual perversion. Those cities were destroyed by fire and serve as a warning of the eternal fire of God’s judgment.
But these people scoff at things they do not understand. Like unthinking animals, they do whatever their instincts tell them, and so they bring about their own destruction. What sorrow awaits them!
Indeed, the five supreme court justices have most likely invited God’s wrath and judgement against America. What they did amounted to flipping off Almighty God with the middle fingers of both hands and then saying to Him, “Bring it!!” In the book of Acts, we’re clearly told that we’re to obey God rather than men when men (and women) make decisions and invoke policies that are violations of God’s laws. Therefore, as a Christian minister, I will not ever perform a wedding ceremony between same sex couples. I reject the supreme court’s decision and stand by the truth of God’s word. And God’s word says this is sin. Know this: God loves His people and doesn’t want anyone to be lost, but He abhors sin and sinful acts. I stand with God on that. We’re called to speak the truth in a spirit of love. I don’t want to see anyone spend eternity in hell. But……I cannot and will not celebrate sin and sinful acts. I believe in the adage; love the sinner but hate the sin.
God is the supreme judge of the universe, and He will not tolerate this sort of mockery and disobedience. I’m not an Old Testament prophet so I don’t know how God’s judgement will come. Will it be at the hands of a military invasion by ISIS or China? Will we become embroiled in another civil war and collapse from within? I can’t say. But I can say this nation can delay that judgement if the people repent and turn back to God. But know this: Now the clock is ticking. Unfortunately Christian brothers and sisters, WHEN the punishment phase comes, we will suffer along with those who today have shook their fists at God and said to Him, “We know better than you.!” in the same way that Godly men and women were carried into the Babylonian exile. We can only pray and ask God to leave a remnant as He did at the end of the exile.
Also, and just as unfortunate, this is only the beginning and not the end. Some gay rights organizations are already calling for retaliation against Christians. They’ve targeted certain churches with plans to approach them and ask them to perform same sex marriages. And when those churches refuse as many have said they will, the gay organizations plan to file lawsuits against those churches. It is also my belief that gay groups will begin pressuring employers to fire Christian employees who stand up for their beliefs. I say this because I’m seeing the beginnings of that at my place of employment.
One final thought: If God does not punish America for what happened today, He owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology. The time for repentance is now.