Clearly there is a great chasm that is growing in this country between those who believe in the one true God and those who do not. The gulf has always been there and has always been gradually growing but in recent years it has increased to an extent that none of us expected. It is becoming like the Grand Canyon and is widening as I write. Lines are being drawn in the sands of time and sides are being chosen for the great war that may bring to an end the story of God’s attempts to redeem humanity. I cannot predict the timing of this but can only warn that the signs are obvious that humanity is on the slippery slope of the end days. How long the slope is I cannot say but I can predict that the incline will get slipperier every day.
Many of us have lamented the widening gulf in Congress between the parties. Of course we have blamed our representatives for their inability to get along and make good decisions. The truth is we, the people of America, have elected these representatives so it follows that they are a reflection of the great divide forming in the country. The battle lines are drawn and people are shifting one way or the other based on how they feel about the one true God who has revealed Himself through Jesus Christ. It is a spiritual battle and we must choose the side we are on.
Let me prove my point. With Congress we see the great rift expressed in regard to virtually every issue. Recently, for example, the House voted down a bill to ban late term abortions (after 20 weeks). All Democrats but three voted to kill the bill while two Republicans, Susan Collins of Maine and Mark Kirk of Illinois, voted in favor of allowing the unborn to be murdered any time even after 20 weeks. President Obama, threatened to veto the bill saying it was “…an assault on a woman's right to choose.” Never mind the assault on the 18,000 more unborn babies per year that the bill would have prevented. What kind of people would allow themselves to be responsible for allowing and even championing the brutal deaths of so many innocent children on top of the ongoing genocide of our children? What kind of president would make such a decision for political expediency?
Here is the heartbreaking point I am making. No person who is a genuine follower of Christ and who believes in the one true God could possibly vote for the killing of 18,000 unborn babies every year. And no right-thinking citizen could vote for any representative who makes such a destructive Even the evil demonic god Moloch of the Old Testament did not oversee the killing of this many innocent children (2 Kings 23:10). This is a national disgrace and a sin beyond description. And yet we continue to vote in these pro-murder representatives in the name of some strange notion of women’s rights.
This violates the conscience of humanity, the Bible and the Constitution of our country. Despite what Roe v. Wade decided, the Constitution forbids the killing of the unborn. The Preamble says in part that this union was formed to “...secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.” Our posterity is composed of our children and their children and beyond. The great document was written not just for the living but for those to whom we would give life.
The Fourteenth Amendment, used to support abortion by the Supreme Court says, “nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” No person shall be deprived of life without the due process of law. You tell me what due process the unborn innocent children have when the doctor is allowed to kill him/her inside its mother’s womb and suck out its dead, mangled body. Of course, the Supreme Court of 1973 ruled that babies are not persons. That is evil based on the incredible nonexistence of basic human common sense. Only with some kind of distorted, evil agenda could any human being rule that babies that carry the DNA of their parents are not persons. Every sincere scientist knows how ridiculous this argument is.
Another founding document, the Declaration of Independence tells us the purpose of government: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Secular-liberals hate this passage because it mentions the Creator and the fact that our unalienable rights come from Him. The first of those unalienable rights is “life.” Jefferson wrote that these truths are “self-evident.” In other words, they are so obvious to any sincere person that they cannot be denied. It is self-evident that all people, including the innocent unborn, are endowed by God with the right to life. To argue otherwise is to reject this God and all He stands for. To reject this is to adopt a culture of death that opposes life.
You tell me how to justify that this unborn baby is not a “person” as mentioned in the Fourteenth Amendment when it has fully formed body parts, a beating heart, and its parents’ DNA in every cell of its body. Every person is guaranteed the right to life by this amendment properly read. What form of despicable immorality would even consider something otherwise?
So, the abortion debate is not about women’s rights or equality of opportunity—it’s about whether we believe in an eternal God or allow self to become god. People who put their personal selfish desires over the life of their child have committed an abomination beyond imagination. Any person who can support abortion on demand knowing what it entails cannot be a genuine believer in Christ unless some sort of malicious deception has invaded their life. Those who believe in life are moving to one side of the red line and those who can mercilessly kill their own unborn child, or recommend such behavior to others, have stepped to the other. The chasm is growing.
Same-sex marriage is a misnomer. Biologically, logically, spiritually, biblically or any other way you look at it, marriage cannot exist between two people of the same sex. Despite what five liberal members of the Supreme Court have decided, marriage is a heavenly institution meant to show earth-dwellers God’s love for humanity. The Supreme Court has turned it into a devilish institution meant to show God who really rules this world system. Through their agenda-driven ignorance, they have adopted a satanic version of sexual behavior and marriage. My bold pronouncement on this issue makes my point. As soon as you read it you found yourself totally agreeing or totally disagreeing. You stepped to one side of the red line in the sand. God has drawn the red line with His own finger and some are bold enough to step over it and then thumb their nose at Him.
I forgot. Such people do not believe in the God who revealed Himself through Jesus Christ. That’s really where the line is drawn. No right thinking true follower of Christ would tell Him that He was a liar when He said in response to the Pharisees’ question about divorce, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, 'Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'?” (Matt. 19: 4, 5).
We see three things from Jesus’s words here. First, He affirms that there was a creation in the beginning at the hand of God. Secondly, He created them male and female. Thirdly, God instituted marriage between a man and a woman. It’s clear unless you have an agenda. It’s clear unless you don’t believe in Jesus. It’s clear unless you have come to believe that the Bible is just man-made myths with no connection to ultimate truth. That leaves you believing that there is no ultimate truth so you can believe whatever you want about anything and there are no consequences. You can even believe that people of the same sex can be married.
So the great rift continues to grow. Those who say that Jesus is just a made-up story character are moving to one side and those who declare Him as the Son of God, the Savior and King of the universe are stepping the other way. This division affects all of American society. When people stopped believing in the living God they stopped believing in His word and His actions. When people stopped believing that God seeks a bride for His Son, they stopped believing in marriage as He designed it.
Of course there are those who ride the fence. Like the dwarves in the Last Battle, the seventh book in the Chronicles of Narnia, these people sit on the wall and shoot at anyone who begins to win. Such people are worse off than those who have chosen a side because they are hesitating between two extremes, one of which must be the truth. These are those who compromise, those who say they believe in Christ and His word, while rejecting what He says. Such compromise is hard to understand. I would say to such people, “Choose this day whom you will serve.” Choose and live with your choice but don’t sit on the wall and shoot those who courageously take a stand.
The same-sex debacle is not about equal rights. It’s not even about marriage. It is a devilish tactic to strike what is believed to be a fatal blow upon those who believe in God. It is an attempt to win this cultural war in one mighty blow through a cultural domino effect. The dominos will fall one by one until Christians are called bigots for siding with God. All of this and much more will widen the gap between those who believe in God and His institution of marriage and those who reject Him and invent their own failing concept of marriage. The great cultural chasm continues to grow. More and more people are taking a stand on one side or the other.
This growing chasm has created a moral war in our nation. It is a war fueled by family disintegration, rampant divorce, inner city violence, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual corruption, educational failure, child pornography, race-baiting, and much more. We are like the frog in the water approaching boiling temperature. The water is getting hotter and hotter but we are not alarmed because the increase is so slow. Meanwhile we are dying as a culture but don’t even realize it.
The war is between real forces of evil vs. the forces of righteousness. It is God and His followers vs. the followers of a god of death and destruction. It is people of faith vs. people who hold to no ultimate standards. It is morality vs. anything goes. Right and wrong are muddled because we have forsaken the God of truth from whom all standards flow.
So what does all this mean? Are we to just accept the downfall of our society because we know that the end time does not end well? No! It’s a war, and we are engaged in the war as soldiers with a cause bigger than any earthly cause. We fight for the cause of righteousness revealed by a righteous God. Everyone knows this is true. Those who support evil know that they have the upper hand politically at the moment and will begin to tighten the screws while they hold the winning cards.
They do not know that righteousness always wins, that God has already written the final chapter and He is the Victor along with all who serve Him. The faithful will not go down without a fight. In the end they will overcome the enemy. It’s a done deal and the victory is written in the Book (Rev. 12:11). This growing chasm may be a disguised blessing. It will cause many people on the fence of compromise to come down and join the battle. This will cause a strong and viable church to come out of the shadows and into the light. The best soldiers are proven on the battlefield of war. The growing chasm is the expected outgrowth of a world moving in opposition to God.
You will have some choices to make in the coming days. As you see this great gulf forming and realize that compromise is not an option, you must choose whom you will serve. Choose wisely because it is a matter of life or death.