God has no doubt unleashed his wrath and judgment upon this nation. While many of us are struggling to hang on to the last thread of conservatism in this country — hoping that Donald Trump can pull off one more election — the country has undoubtedly already been given over to a debased mind.
Earlier this week, we reported that the vast majority of Roman Catholics and an increasing number of Protestant Christians now believe that abortion should remain legal. Despite the fact that the Scriptures are clear — those who hate God love death (Proverbs 8:36) — those who profess the name of Christ continue to rot away like corpses in the muck and mire of anti-God, anti-life politics.
Romans 1 speaks of God’s judgment upon a nation that has turned its back on Him. The judgment is the sin itself — it is the act of being given over to a debased mind; to do things that are contrary to God’s will.
“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.” –Romans 1:28
It needs to be clear that America is not under judgment because of rampant abortion and homosexuality, but that rampant abortion and homosexuality are the actual judgment.
Recently released is another American Values Survey that finds that the overwhelming majority of Americans, including the vast majority of the Christian Church, are in favor of same-sex marriage. Among the findings is that seventy percent of Americans in total support gay marriage. To be broken down further, eighty percent of Democrats and fifty percent of Republicans are in favor.
Most major religious groups support homosexual marriage as well, including
- Mainline Protestants (79 percent),
- Hispanic Roman Catholics (78 percent),
- Religious non-Christians (72 percent)
- Hispanic Protestants (68 percent),
- White Catholics (67 percent),
- Black Protestants (57 percent) and
- Other Christian denominations (56 percent).
However, white Evangelicals stood out as the only group that opposed same sex marriage with 63 percent not in favor.
While conservative Evangelicals have traditionally stood against the influx of cultural perversions such as same-sex marriage, even this group is slipping away because, while they may oppose it, do not find it politically expedient to speak out against it. This is why the Scriptures gives us the fair warning; it should be heeded with urgency.
“For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?” — 1 Peter 4:17