In striking down the “Defense of Marriage Act,” the United States Supreme Court today has made a ruling that virtually ensures the spread of the vile practice of “same-sex marriage.” Something that practically no one would even have dreamed of 20 or 30 years ago—the idea that two men or two women can have a valid “marriage” receiving the same benefits as a traditional marriage—has now been established as the law of the land in the United States.
It is as if these men and women on the Court are shaking their fists in rebellion against the Almighty God! As I wrote in the January-February 2013 Tomorrow’s World magazine, “As America and the so-called Christian world increasingly turn away from the God of the Bible—as more millions of young people—even churchgoing youth—live openly in fornication, and as 40 percent of all babies in the United States are born to unwed mothers, as even now the institution of marriage is under attack and professing ‘Christian’ leaders try to tell us that ‘same-sex’ marriage is just fine, we can begin to realize that virtually every single vestige of genuine biblical Christianity is under attack” (“Huge Rebellion Just Ahead,” p. 5).
Despite the Court’s ruling, it is easy to understand that marriage—and mankind itself—would end if everyone followed the example of the homosexuals. There would be no real families, and no children. This sin strikes at the very heart of all decent human society. It defines the kind of people we are and will become. It strikes at the core of all our civilized values. What does the inspired word of God have to say about all of this? Describing the foolish and wretched ideas of pagan philosophers, the Apostle Paul wrote: “Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due” (Romans 1:24–27).
Is the inspired passage in 1 Corinthians 6:9–10 really that difficult to decipher? “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.”
The Holy Bible is the inspired revelation of the mind of God—the mind of the Supreme Being who made us male and female and stated that one man and one woman were to become “one flesh” in marriage (Genesis 2:24). In the past, when our Creator has seen a growing acceptance of the vile practices that our society increasingly calls “normal,” He has intervened decisively. The word of God describes what happened in one case: “As Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire” (Jude v. 7).
Our society, more than ever before, is abandoning even the pretense of biblical morality. Today’s Supreme Court rulings demonstrate this powerfully. And we who understand Bible prophecy know that all this is setting the stage for a coming false prophet who will command the allegiance of countless millions and with the help of the “Beast” ensnare them in his own religio-political system for a brief time, a final prophesied revival of the ancient “Roman Empire,” before Jesus Christ returns at the end of this age.
I hope all of you will read my article in the upcoming July-August 2013 Tomorrow’s World magazine, “Same-Sex Marriage: What Is Wrong With It?” Order our powerful booklet, God’s Plan for Happy Marriage. And watch our informative Tomorrow’s World telecasts, “Why Marriage?” and “Five Ways to Enrich Your Marriage.”
May God help each of you, individually—and may He help our nation—to see where these perverted ideas and practices are leading, and to repent before it is too late!