Latter-Day Sense Ministry focuses not only on the lies of Mormonism as a deceptive organization in these last days, but chronicles other topics that God’s Church needs to be aware of while living in these latter days so that we can be pure, hungry for the Lord, and ready for His pending return.
Jesus compares His own return to 2 different time periods in Old Testament history, the days of Noah (Matthew 24:37), and the days of Sodom. Luke 17:22-30 (NKJV) says:
“Then He said to the disciples, “The days will come when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. 23 And they will say to you, ‘Look here!’ or ‘Look there!’ Do not go after them or follow them. 24 For as the lightning that flashes out of one part under heaven shines to the other part under heaven, so also the Son of Man will be in His day. 25 But first He must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. 26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: 27 They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; 29 but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. 30 Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.”
People went about their business in the days of Noah, eating, drinking, and marrying, and giving in marriage as if life went on, going about their daily routines, not realizing that the flood was going to come. Noah was a preacher of righteousness. He warned the people, but they didn’t listen. (Sounds like modern times, doesn’t it?) After the waters subsided from the flood in Noah’s day, God placed a rainbow in the sky to be a symbol of a covenant that God would never destroy the world again by water. (Hence the reason why we do not need to worry about global warming and a global flooding).
The symbol of the rainbow is beautiful, but it has been twisted by its usage by the homosexual community. The reason why homosexuality needs to be addressed is because we are to flee from sexual immorality. People may say, “Yeah, but, you act as if homosexuality is worse than stealing a car,” or something of that nature. Well, sin is sin, but as Paul states in 1 Corinthians 6:18 (NIV), “Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.” Therefore, sexual sins hold a dangerous weight that are grievous to one’s self and hold a depth that other sins do not.
Isn’t it interesting that the days of Christ’s return are marked as being like the days of Noah? We have preachers of righteousness nowadays who are saying that we need to repent and get right with the Lord, but the majority of society today has been straying away from what the Bible teaches and what pastors and Bible teachers are saying about the truth. Isn’t it also interesting that the symbol of the rainbow was used by God in Noah’s day and that it is now being used in a twisted way in these days? The times today are like Noah’s day?… Most definitely! Also, the men in Noah’s day had a lot of pride, and pride is the number one word used to describe people who have this lifestyle nowadays, whether it is used in rallies or parades. This is why the rainbow flag mocks God’s covenants, even though it is seen by them as just a sign of their lifestyle’s pride. We as Christians need to take back the symbol of the rainbow, because it was our God’s to start with, so we truly own the rainbow as the symbol of our God and His covenant of not destroying the earth again with water!
Read Luke 17:28-30. People were going about business in the days of Lot in Sodom, selling land, building buildings, going about their lives, all the while living in sin, which was considered normal to the people of Sodom. (Sounds like nowadays too)! The homosexual acts were so gravely sickening, even in the days of Lot that when 2 angels of the Lord were hiding in Lot’s house and those perverted men in Sodom came pounding on Lot’s door wanting to have homosexual relations with those angels, Lot even offered those men his virgin daughters instead because of how sickening their wants and desires really were.
We are to love the homosexual person, but hate the sin. Isn’t that cliché? Well, maybe, but maybe not. I’ve heard people say, “Yeah, but that was forbidden in the Old Testament, and we are in the new covenant and since Jesus came, we are to love people and it is okay if they practice homosexuality.” What they don’t understand is that the warnings against homosexuality are mentioned more under the new covenant in the New Testament than in the old! The only difference is that if two men or two women had relations with each other in the Old Testament, they were sentenced to die, but under the new covenant, they can be forgiven and God can change them so that they can have freedom from their bondage! (See Leviticus 20:13)
The apostle Paul states in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11:
“Or 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 effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.”
Psychology clinics, many of them now (even some Christian ones), do not let their practitioners teach conversion therapy, meaning, to counsel a person struggling with homosexuality to overcome it, which is sad because people CAN overcome it! I personally know of 9 people that have, and they are out there, and there are many of them. Paul says “such WERE some of you, but you were washed, you were sanctified, and justified…” So there were people in the church at Corinth who WERE homosexuals but they were now set free! Paul goes on to say, “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
Read what Paul says in Romans 1:18-32 very carefully:
18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.”
Wow. This is powerful. Not only those who do such acts are deserving of death, but those who approve of those who practice them! Isn’t it interesting how different America is now than it was, say, 15-20 years ago? In only a 10-year period of time, public opinion has shifted on marriage, which should raise many red flags. In the end times, which we are living in, we are going to see things like this, things my Christian grandparents have told me they never even thought would be possible to happen.
If Jesus wanted homosexual marriage, he would have sanctified and honored it. But he not only didn’t but would never have done so because when he talks about marriage in Matthew 19:4-6, he says: “Have you not read that He Who made them in the first place made them man and woman? 5 It says, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and his mother and will live with his wife. The two will become one.’ 6 So they are no longer two but one. Let no man divide what God has put together.”
There is no way that a man and another man or a woman and another woman can become one flesh. Why? Because they are the same flesh! When God made Eve for Adam in Genesis, the word “helpmate” means a “help-opposite,” not, “help-same.” Meaning, same-sex marriage is not an option, nor is their really such thing as same-sex marriage. There is just marriage. And marriage is just between a man and a woman. That is simply how God designed it! Look at our emotions and souls. A man’s was clearly meant for a woman, and a woman’s for a man. Look at our anatomy. A man’s body was not meant to be with another man. It does not work. If you try to make it, damage and disease occurs with the body. A man and a woman are the only combination that compliment each other so perfectly, so much so that even Agur says in Proverbs 30:18-19,
“There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand: the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a young woman.”
Meaning, the way a man and a woman share intimacy was too amazing AND too mysterious for this Old Testament proverb writer to understand. If homosexuality was the right thing, then why isn’t Christ’s Church known as the Groom of Christ, if Christ is the Husband? This is not the case! Christ is the Husband and His Church (us) is His Bride!!!
President Ronald Reagan rightly stated that, “If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”
Legalizing homosexual marriage in this nation was the wrong thing for the Supreme Court to do, and it was dangerous. Why? Because marriage is a covenant, and when a government of a nation that was founded upon a covenant with God messes with a covenant such as the covenant of marriage, then God’s protection of that nation begins to diminish. This is why you see our nation no longer the strongest in the world, no longer the most economic, no longer as prosperous as other leading nations. Not that we are better because we are Americans (because God created all peoples, ethnicities, and tongues), but we are the only nation on earth that entered into a covenant with God in our founding, and Israel is the only nation on the earth that God made a covenant with.
Marriage is a covenant relationship. A man cannot enter into a marriage covenant with another man, nor can 2 women do it. Any covenant always has a form of shedding of blood to cut the covenant and seal it. For example, the covenant of circumcision was wrought by the cutting off of the male foreskin, blood was involved. The killing of lambs to cover the sins of the Israelites was signified by the shedding of blood. The new covenant we are under was wrought by the shedding of Christ’s blood on the cross for us! The covenant of marriage is happens when on a couple’s wedding night, the husband and wife have sexual intercourse and the wife sheds blood because of it, that signifies a consummation of the covenant of marriage! This is not possible with homosexual couples, therefore, there is no marriage between two people of the same sex. It’s that simple. This is also why couples should not live together before they’re married and have sex before they are married, because sex is an action designed for consummation of a covenant relationship only! How beautiful God designed sex to be, and it is only truly sex when it is between one man and one woman who are married. God made it to be amazing!!
Remember, there is no such thing as a homosexual identity, because if you put two men together, one becomes more masculine and dominant, and the other more feminine. Same with two women, if you put them together, one becomes more dominant and the other more submissive. This proves that a man and a woman are supposed to be together because their gender roles fit right! Heterosexual identity fits naturally and is the only marriage identity. In this world of over-the-top feminism and obfuscating gender roles, we need to turn back to the Bible to see how God designed marriage. Read Ephesians 5. While yes, wives need to submit to their husbands, husbands are to love their wives as Christ died for the Church! In that statement, there is a spiritual reality compared to the natural reality counterpart. Marriage on earth is a husband and wife team. Marriage in heaven is a husband and wife team wherein Christ is the husband and the Chruch is His Bride!
Also, God is generational. Homosexual couples cannot pass anything on because they cannot produce. God wants His mercies to bet passed down for one-thousand generations, and a man and a woman can pass this down. Children need a mom AND a dad, anything else is not a biblical family unit. The LDS Church does a great job as far as standing up for marriage, but they have usually just used the argument that the eternal family has to be comprised of a man and a woman simply because they will have spirit children into the eternities. While yes, one man plus one woman can be defended based on the fact that only they can procreate, it goes way, way deeper than just procreation. Where the LDS Church misses the mark is where they say that if a person is a homosexual by their orientation, that is okay, just as long as they don’t act on it. This is very diluted because the concept of sexual orientation is a modern invention. One is not born homosexual, nor are there homosexual genes. Why would God create someone to be a homosexual only to have declared in His Word for them not to have relations? God says homosexual acts are detestable before Him! Homosexuality is an offense to the image of God. I don’t use the word gay because there is nothing gay about homosexuality. Gay means happy, and I have never met or known any genuinely joyful homosexuals. Plus, if homosexuality was of the Lord, then why didn’t the practice originate from out of His people or the Church instead of through society? Some apostate churches are accepting this lifestyle, but it is something that has crept into the church, not that has gone out from the church. Everything that comes from the Spirit will flow into the church, and those churches who have succumb to allowing homosexuals to practice their lifestyle are grieving the Holy Spirit and really restraining the power of God to deliver and heal. We need to start calling it what it is, homosexuality. The homosexual agenda uses “LGBT” or “pride” or “Gay” or “Same-Sex” or “Same Love” or “Marriage Equality” which are watered down words that try to rename homosexuality. In the news, the public opinion sees those who stand against homosexuality as equal to the Westboro Baptist congregation’s picketing and ridiculousness. This is none of that. They are taking the truth that it is wrong and telling it in a hateful way. We need to tell people the truth in love, but not compromising the Truth itself.
What Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to authorize marriage licenses, did was the right thing. You see, good is now considered evil, and evil is considered good. Isaiah 5:20 says, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” Our nation made a law out of lawlessness, and this in turn will be a sign that the homosexual agenda has not yet gotten what it wants, even though same-sex marriage is now legal. What they want is not just to be considered equal with heterosexual couples, but they want everyone to see them as normal and for everyone else in society to accept their views. This is why evil is never satisfied. If something is evil, it is never satisfied. All homosexuality is is a perverse action that is brought about by evil spirits and principalities in the atmosphere above us that tempt mankind. This is the same with other sins like idolatry and so forth. In some cases, you have read the news, people have been silenced, lost their jobs, and have been jailed for speaking up to the truth about what marriage really is. If you are someone who grew up in Church but no longer go, and think that its okay to just live life however you want to live it, you’re going to need to wake up sooner than later to realize that we need to pick what side were on now and serve the Lord, because the days are getting shorter. This does not mean we need to live in fear, this means we need to promote the joy that is in us, which is Christ Jesus!
We must never forget that we are a nation under God and that our Christian founding was the foundation this country was founded upon. By straying from that, no wonder you turn on the television and see the kind of news you see happening to this country.
God makes a promise that we need to really pay attention to in 2 Chronicles 7:14:
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
We need to pray for our nation, but not only that, we need to first recognize that we are a people called by His name. Second, we must humble ourselves, pray, seek His face, and then TURN from our wicked ways. THEN… Notice how it says, THEN God will hear us and forgive our sins. So often we want rewards without repentance, but this cannot happen. Blessing and favor come out of obedience. Obedience flows from walking in His grace. Repentance means to turn around. Not just to say you’re sorry, but to turn around and turn back to God. Homosexuals who think they are married want the blessing but they are not being obedient, therefore there is no blessing in their household situation.
On November 4, 2008, our current president said the following:
It’s been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America.
Yet we do not need that change. Change, as Perry Stone and Bill Cloud point out in their book, America’s Controversy with God’s Covenant, (I strongly recommend purchasing and reading this book!) “…as man defines it, is synonymous with evolutionary thinking. We want change, so we can evolve into something better, or so we think.” (p. 71) In the Bible however, we are told by God Himself, “For I am the LORD, I do not change.” (Malachi 3:6) In Hebrews 13:8, it says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” God always calls His people to RETURN to rediscover “the ancient paths that lead to God and His Word.” (p.72) See Isaiah 44:21-22 and Jeremiah 3:12.
Pray for people who are struggling with homosexuality. Also, pray for people who are in any kind of addiction, whether it is lust of the eyes or flesh, pornography, indecent acts between close family members, pedophilia, bestiality, and any other acts that are an offense to the image of God. I have known people that have done things in these areas in the past but who have been set free by God and are new creations! No sexual sin is beyond God’s grace that He cannot forgive, and if He set YOU free, then He can set others free as well!
I don’t believe homosexuals were born that way, but if they say are, then i’ll say, “Well, Jesus teaches us that we must be born again in order to inherit everlasting life! All of us have to be born again anyway! Why not let it be now? In the days we are living in in this world, why not start to follow Christ right now?
As Jesus says in Matthew 11:28 (NIV), “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”