At the end of this commentary I will give you the YouTube site. I'd like to challenge you to watch the video and realize what is coming, barring a spiritual awakening in our country. After the Supreme Court ruling on homosexual "marriage," we've entered hostile territory and we need to be prepared. And I'm not being a "Debbie Downer" by citing this!
Larry Tomczak is not a pessimist. I am an optimist, but also a realist. I am also not a doomsayer focusing exclusively on negative reports, but neither am I a "Pollyanna" avoiding negative developments so I'll be popular and perceived solely as upbeat and positive while emphasizing the American revival some are seeing that I personally don't (although I fervently pray for it regularly). We have to see church-wide repentance first for our apathy that got us where we are.
The end time scenario prior to the Return of our Lord can be described as both gory and glory. According to Scripture, it will be a season that is not merely bad but mad. This is the meaning of the term "perilous" in 2 Timothy 3:1 describing this tumultuous period. This is also why the Old Testament closes with the prophecy signaling these twin aspects of the close of the age: "the great and terrible day of the Lord" (Mal. 4:5).
I am persuaded we have entered this scary season. We're seeing the beginning of the great "falling away" (2 Thess.2:3) scripture warns about. Jesus prophesied about how difficult these days will be when He said, "If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive" (Mt.24:22).
So join me on this journey as we see what's already happening since the SCOTUS infamous ruling. Are these coincidences or consequences? God is angry. May we hopefully become more motivated to pray and proclaim truth to rescue our nation before it's too late. The gospel is the only hope for mankind and when hearts are transformed then the truth of the Bible is taught resulting in changed lifestyles.
In the meantime let's "put on our big boy pants" and face up to the reality of the avalanche falling upon us. As Ravi Zacharias says, "Our culture is at the crossroads. A century ago these times were imagined and they are now here. How do we live as Christians in such times?"
5 Chilling Developments in a Matter of Weeks
"Jesus replied, 'When evening comes you say, it will be fair weather for the sky is red, and in the morning, 'Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.' You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times" (Mt.16:2-3).
Consider these five major "signs of the times" unfolding these past few weeks. They're not insignificant - they're apocalyptic. These are seismic shifts. Are you heeding what's happening?
Remember, the United States Supreme Court institutionalized homosexual "marriage" as the law of the land, wiping out millennia of history, opening the floodgates for radical reconfigurations of "marriage," removal of benefits for Christian institutions plus accelerating the erosion of religious freedoms. This represents a day of infamy for America. Since then…
1. Planned Parenthood Harvests Organs and Little Sisters of the Poor Defeated
Planned Parenthood, the nation's number one abortion provider, was caught in an undercover sting exposing one of their top leaders casually elaborating on harvesting human organs from aborted babies while sipping wine and eating her lunch. This barbarism comes at the same time the Obama Administration wins in court crushing faith and forcing the 175-year old Little Sisters of the Poor to participate in providing contraceptives against their religious convictions. The leader of the nuns, Sr. Loraine Marie Maguire, said, "We simply cannot choose between our care for the elderly poor and our faith." Unbelievable, this hijacking of these dedicated servants of humanity.
2. Israel Abandoned and Middle East Nuclear Race Launched
President Obama announced his gamble, a diplomatic debacle with Iran, which many astute observers see as a Neville Chamberlain "peace in our time" deception. It is literally a death sentence for Israel whom we have abandoned. We ended the sanctions; handed them $140 billion; required no "anytime" inspections or restrictions on their sponsorship of terrorism; no dismantling of their nuclear program; no provision to release American Pastor Saeed Abedini from a torturous prison; and, all this while Iranian people danced in the streets as they and their leaders continue chanting "Death to America!" and "Death to Israel!"
Israel declared, "Today a terrorist, nuclear superpower is born and it will go down as one of the darkest days in world history." Senator and presidential candidate, Lindsey Graham, R-SC., stated: "This agreement is far worse than I ever imagined it could be. Over time, it will prove to be a nightmare for our own national security, the region as a whole, and eventually the world at large." The Middle East nuclear arms race has officially begun as Obama's "deal" delays, does not banish, Iran's nuclear weaponry.
3. Boy Scouts Accepts Homosexual Scout Leaders
The Boy Scouts of America just unanimously approved homosexuals as Scout leaders. This overturns 105 years of the venerable institution's policy and opens floodgates similar to the SCOTUS ruling. On July 27, this unprecedented decision will undoubtedly be ratified by the National Board. Implications of this historic decision are staggering (see larrytomczak.com for related article).
4. Christian Institutions Capitulating
Already Christian colleges and universities are capitulating to LGBTQ pressures and changing policies to "conform" to the homosexual lifestyle. Baylor University, Belmont University, Notre Dame University, Hope College are just some that are caving.
5. Society and Schools Begin Shaping Children to LGBTQ Agenda
School boards and publishing houses are already changing curriculums to align with LGBTQ developments. I have in my possession some books that really are shocking. Recently CBN news reported what is transpiring in Virginia and for the sake of discretion I'll not be graphic, but it is grievous.
What Will America Look Like in a Few Years with Gay Propaganda?
The fallout from a culture's acceptance and endorsement of homosexual practices translates into sexual experimentation among the young and impressionable. Studies by even pro-homosexual researchers reveal that children in gay-affirming environments are more likely to experiment sexually, break gender norms and identify as homosexual or bisexual.
• The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry stated that 24% of children raised by lesbian mothers had "been involved in a same – gender sexual relationship."
• A Tasker-Golombok study, "Adults Raised as Children in Lesbian Families," revealed that the percentage of the young women raised by lesbians who later went on to self – identify as lesbians was nearly 8 times the rate of the general population (11% vs. 1.4%).
Here's the deal: Children are the victims when adults steamroll over them for homosexual pleasure-giving relationships. When they sit in schools and see in the media homosexuality portrayed as normal, natural and simply an alternative lifestyle choice, they're easily enticed and persuaded.
This is why Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia said the following: "Many Americans do not want persons who openly engage in homosexual conduct as partners in their business, and scoutmasters for their children, as teachers in their children's schools or as borders in their home… They view this as protecting themselves and their families from a lifestyle that they believe to be immoral and destructive."
"Love Wins?" Not our children and grandchildren, as so-called "progressive" LGBTQ advocates are passionate about inculcating diabolical ideas into the hearts and minds of our children and grandchildren. They have an agenda and are well organized, well funded and hell-bent on seeing it come to pass in the next generation.
At this defining moment in our nation's history, we must not tolerate any group of arrogant judges, political leaders, educators and, yes, even ministers promoting their radical social experiment by legitimizing homosexual behavior in the eyes of vulnerable children and grandchildren. We must not let this dye be cast.
In closing, let me jolt you with the developments in Europe as the LGBTQ advocates push their propaganda. I will warn you in advance, this is explicit, yet truthful about what happens when God's people, especially His leaders, lack the courage to speak up and stand up as "salt" and "light" in the day of testing. May it never be said of us. We need a spiritual awakening!
"Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power..." (Ps. 110:3).
For an eye-opening experience, watch this YouTube video. [VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED]
"Surely I am coming quickly." "Amen. Even so, come Lord Jesus!" (Rev.22:20).
Larry Tomczak is a best-selling author and cultural commentator with over 40 years of trusted ministry experience. His passion is to bring perspective, analysis and insight from a biblical worldview. He loves people and loves awakening them to today's cultural realities and the responses needed for the bride of Christ—His church—to become influential in all spheres of life once again. He is also a public policy advisor with Liberty Counsel.