I have to admit that twenty years ago when I waded into the sexual morality fight I didn't think it would require this much patience. The title for this blog is "Love is Patient." It is patient. The Bible tells us that. It is the truth.
Love has always animated my efforts. It will always motivate me. I have a more difficult time with patience.
I love my country, and people who are trapped by an inhuman ideology, too much not to fight. The idea that "all sex is good sex as long as it is consensual" is truly an evil idea. We will either defeat it with the truth, or this idea will destroy us.
That may sound overly apocalyptic, but think about it. Read history. Do nations always survive? Do nations really swing from left to right? Or is there a direction to history? Is history going somewhere?
History and time are going somewhere. Things are both progressing and regressing at the same time, depending on what you consider. Technology has progressed. Morals in the United States have regressed at the same time. Power is progressing and concentrating while authority is regressing.
What I saw in the Senate debate about marriage yesterday was the concentration of power, absent a substantial interest in authority. The powerful men and women of Maine lectured us on civility, condemning the "extremes," while they deferred to the evil idea of sexual disorientation and enacted the truly extreme ... even insane ... notion of sodomy-based marriage.
I wrote more about that here.
Living as a Christian in America is going to take more patience than ever. It is also going to take more courage than has been required of previous generations. As the culture continues to coarsen the idea of loving ones enemies may disappear as a reality in the interest of survival. It is interesting to ponder the future for our culture if we learn to appreciate multiculturalism more than beauty, order, decency, righteousness and truth.
The advocates of multiculturalism may realize the essence of their idea, disorder. A lack of unity can produce only one outcome ... violence.
I am for unifying our culture around the ideals of Jesus Christ. What do you think a modern culture devoted to the values of Jesus Christ would look like? Would it pride itself on helping the poor while it slaughtered innocent babies in the womb? Would it crusade against global warming while it ignored demographic cooling?
Paul the Apostle has an interesting take on sexual confusion. I have written about it relentlessly over the years. Paul observes that homosexuality is a consequence of God giving us up. We get confused about sex because God is no longer present in our society. We have exchanged the glory of an immortal God for the worship of created things.
We must pray.
God, I hope you are listening and that Paul's observation that you "turn your back" doesn't mean that you have turned your back on Maine. I appeal to you to intervene. Thank you. In Jesus name. Amen.