2 Thessalonians 2:12: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. Deceit is everywhere, all the time, constantly saturating every facet of our culture. It is in the news, movies, television shows, and the internet; and people believe the lies in droves. Even Christians are beginning to swallow up the devil’s deceit. Churches all across America are being infiltrated by Satan’s power and are falling like dominoes. We are losing the fight on issue after issue, while the powers of the enemy march forward triumphantly.
But how exactly is the devil beating us so badly? The answer is as simple as it is sinister. Joseph Goebbels, propaganda minister of the Third Reich and one of Hitler’s most trusted advisers, infamously stated “Repeat a lie a thousand times and it becomes the truth.” This is from the man who successfully carried out a propaganda campaign that turned an entire nation against its Jewish population. And the American media today is carrying out Goebbels’ philosophy with frightening efficiency.
A few short years ago, most of the nation was opposed to gay marriage, and almost every state that voted on the issue protected the Defense of Marriage Act. But the tide has turned like a tsunami that came seemingly out of nowhere. Not only have most states overturned the will of the people, but the will of the people itself has changed, and now the majority believes the lies. The character assassinations of anyone who stands in the way of the homosexual agenda have been a triumphant success, leading to the eventual ostracizing of traditionalist Christians.
All they had to do was repeat the lie. The media, which is less of an objective free press outlined by the Constitution and more of a gigantic, interwoven fourth branch of government, can shape public opinion any way it wants simply by bombarding us with the agenda. In the age of the internet and 24-hour news, the agenda is everywhere. Television also saturates our minds with the agenda. It is inescapable, and not just on our computers anymore; it’s now on our phones and tablets, and we carry it around with us everywhere we go. Deceit isn’t just a click away; now it’s only a finger swipe. If I have the TV on in the background, the homosexual agenda is bombarding me in shows and commercials that reinforce positive associations with gays.
Meanwhile, with our few services every week, our churches are desperately trying to keep up. We don’t stand a chance in spreading the gospel of Jesus compared to all the world is doing to spread the gospel of sexual immorality.
If we were to believe our perception, we would think almost half of the population is gay. But it’s all smoke and mirrors; statistics show that a tiny margin is actually homosexual. We are not surrounded by people being discriminated against and denied rights. The inspiring music accompanying images of gay couples with tear-stained eyes waiting eagerly in line outside the magistrate’s office for their long-overdue marriage licenses is all fake. It is a fictitious world the media has created to make Christians feel guilty for their “intolerance.”
With the widespread acceptance and normalization of homosexuality, America is now tumbling down a slippery slope. Transgendered people, once a punchline, are now being hailed as the next great pioneers of civil rights. Our enemies are winning because they are defining the terms; they are able to master and manipulate the vocabulary, while our mouths gape with incredulity. “Bigot” and “homophobe” are the words they try to hang around our necks like the scarlet letter, trying to scar us with permanent reminders that we refuse to comply with their worldview. The new word beginning to emerge is “transphobic,” an accusation that would have caused anyone to scratch their heads only a few years ago.
But stating marriage as a God-created institution between one man and one woman wasn’t bigotry; it was defining something. It did not violate anyone’s rights. Homosexuals were not denied being together, or even conducting wedding ceremonies and referring to one another as spouses. So what was the problem? Why must they have legal recognition by the state?
Because years of indoctrination and political correctness has taught people that they must always feel good about themselves all the time, and then this travesty is compared to the civil rights movement. But the dirty little secret is that this movement has nothing to do with “rights” or “freedom.” Homosexual protesters are not freedom fighters; they are militant fascists intent on destroying their enemies. Having legalized marriage was not enough. They now must force bakeries to cater to gay weddings, even if it violates religious beliefs. And if a bakery refuses, they are accused of “discrimination.” The gays use lawsuits and attempt to pass laws to force people against their will to accept their lifestyles. But which side simply wants to be left alone, and which side is trying to force their beliefs on others?
Most of us make no effort to prevent them from living their lives the way they want. We preach against it, but that is expressing our opinion. We are by and large content to let them do what they want. They are the ones on the attack, and we are on the defense. We are no longer speaking out against them, but are reduced to simply putting our hands over our ears and screaming “Leave me alone!”
And even that isn’t good enough. We are the “bigots,” not because we actually hate anyone, but because we simply do not care. We’d prefer they keep their private lives to themselves, and they hate us for that. They want to force us to look at them, and accept them, even if it means turning our backs on our God and His Word. And we are called the hateful ones for not hailing the latest homosexual for coming out of the closet or weeping joyfully at the bravery of a celebrity transgender who undergoes a well-publicized surgery.
But the Bible is what truly speaks against them, not us. Romans 1:26-27: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10: Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. This was such a serious crime that in Old Testament times, people were put to death for it. Leviticus 20:13: If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
Homosexuals have tried everything they can to get around these scriptures. They have tried to disprove and discredit them, claiming they are mistranslations. When that doesn’t work, they try manipulation and discouragement, and some are now beginning to suggest that these verses simply be removed from the Bible altogether, as they are “outdated.” And a disturbing number of Christians are hanging their heads in defeat. The problem is that this thinking surrenders to the idea that the Bible is a man-made book, not the holy Word of God. The Law of God was created by Him and cannot be changed by us. Mark 10:9: What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
If the gay agenda had anything to do with rights, they would be content with the victories they have achieved. It isn’t about freedom or equal treatment; it’s about defeating us. George Orwell described the future this way in his classic novel 1984: “Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever.” The homosexuals envision an Orwellian future where they constantly roar with primal and triumphant power, as they gleefully trample on the faces of Christians, over and over again, for all eternity.
But it will never make them happy, because their lust for victory is never complete. We give them an inch, and they take a mile. It wasn’t enough for them to achieve legalized weddings. They demand acceptance. And if we don’t give them that, they will sue us and then threaten us with arrest. And if we still don’t comply, they will try to destroy our Bible. And if they can’t succeed at that, they will imprison us for “discrimination.” And even that won’t be enough. Even if they have destroyed us all and burned every Bible from the face of the earth, their appetite for destruction would still cry out for more, and they would still be left with the memories of us that they cannot eradicate. Nothing can ever satisfy them, because their feet are planted on the unstable foundations of hate, anger, and revenge.
They preach to us about being accepting and non-judgmental. If we say anything even slightly critical of their lifestyles, even basing such criticism on Bible verses, we are accused of not being true Christians, because after all, Christians should never judge. They have created a false image of Jesus as a pacifist free-loving hippy who is okay with anybody doing anything they want, all the time, but you better not judge anyone or you are a heretic. And we Christians are allowing them to create this false Christ to which we cannot seem to measure up. We forget that the real Jesus said Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell (Matthew 23:33)?
They love to quote Jesus’ statement to the men ready to stone the woman caught in adultery in John 8:7: So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. They think this gives them license to live any way they want, free of criticism. They overlook verse 11: And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
All wars are culture wars. The purpose of war is not to just kill more of the enemy on the battlefield; it is to destroy their morale, and to make them give up on the worthiness of their cause. The side causing the other to question itself will inevitably win any conflict. And Christians allowing the gay fascists to question their Bible have already lost this fight.
The more of us they get to turn and run, the more discouraging it will get for those of us who refuse to give up our morals and principals. It will be easier to retreat, and the temptation will be great. But we must stand strong to the end, because they will never destroy us all. No matter how many Christians have been wiped out in times past, God’s precious remnant will remain till the very end. Joel 2:32: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.