America desperately wicked

Steven LeBlanc

When I first heard that the Supreme court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, the scripture that came to mind is, “the heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked”—Jeremiah 17:9. The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the redefinition of marriage seals the end of America—It is not an exaggeration to say America’s fate is sealed. Only God can define marriage. The decision of the five Supreme Court justices who favor same-sex marriage was an act of utter arrogance and rebellion against God’s designed order.

Isaiah 1:10 casts our leaders today as leaders of “Sodom”. Sodom is a word that expresses moral depravity, complacency and hatred of God’s standards and definition of good and evil. Many of our politicians, media elites and even some church leaders approve of a lifestyle that totally abandons the instruction that came from God.

It is no surprise to see the Supreme Court put their stamp of approval on marriage between two men or two women. A nation that legalizes abortion and attaches no shame to “living together” relationships, out-of-wedlock births and yawns at a divorce rate that is the highest in the world is not about to suddenly stand up and say no to the evil of same-sex marriage.

Not all of the justices agreed with the decision: “These justices know [those who favor same sex marriage],” dissenting Justice Scalia said, “they know that an institution [marriage] as old as government itself, and accepted by every nation in history until 15 years ago, [same-sex marriage] cannot possibly be supported by anything other than ignorance or bigotry.”
Justice Samuel Alito added, “as far as I’m aware, until the end of the 20th century, there was never a nation or a culture that recognized marriage between two people of the same sex.” There was not any society, prior to the Netherlands in 2001, that permitted same¬-sex marriage.

When Emperor Nero temporarily legalized same-sex marriage, Roman citizens opposed his foolishness. The Roman historian, Tacitus, claims that when Nero “went through a formal wedding ceremony with one of the perverts named Pythagorus”, the act inflamed general public anger toward Nero and eventually led to his forced suicide (Annals 15.37). In the 1960s, society was pressured to accept all kinds of immoral sexual relationships between men and women. Now the pressure is to accept, as healthy, the perversion of homosexual relationships and same-sex marriage.

Marriage is not to be defined by man. The definition of marriage is God’s prerogative only, “God created man in His image; in the Divine image he created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them, saying: ‘Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it.’” (Gen. 1:28-29). Jesus Christ defines marriage as only between a man and a woman: “From the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female. For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother; and shall cleave to his wife.” (Mark 10:6-7). Genesis plainly teaches how God punished Sodom and Gomorrah for the sin of homosexuality: “The Lord rained down sulphurous fire upon Sodom and Gomorrah. He overthrew those cities and the whole Plain, together with the inhabitants of the cities and the produce of the soil.” (Gen. 19:24-25).

What is most outrageous is that same-sex “marriage” ignores a child’s best interests. And same-sex “marriage” serves to endorse the whole homosexual lifestyle in all its bisexual and transgender forms. Jeremiah 5:9 speaks of God’s anger when seeing our nation’s quick embrace of sexual sin, Should I not punish them for this?” declares the LORD. “Should I not avenge myself on such a nation as this?

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