Proposed gay law draws fire from Church of England

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Written by Chris Perver  
Monday, 10 September 2007 14:39

I don't like having to comment a lot on these kind of articles as it is very negative and very depressing. But if we are to be true to the Scriptures, even concerning end time prophecy, I guess we must address the decline in morality. Even when those who are supporting it are sitting in government. The Church of England has voiced its concern over new legislation being brought in which could result in a church being sued for teaching that homosexuality is a sinful lifestyle. In January of this year, the Labour government passed legislation in Northern Ireland making it illegal to discriminate against people of a different sexual persuasion. It has become a criminal offence to withhold goods and services from people based on their sexuality. This has put many Christian businesses in jeopardy by giving homosexual activists a legal right to receive services from people who hold a moral objection to their lifestyle. For example, a gay "couple" in Florida is taking legal action against a Church that refused to grant them a licence to get "married" on their property. Catholic adoption agencies in the UK are having to close down, rather than being faced with the horrendous situation of having to place a orphan with a homosexual "couple". And recently a homosexual "Christian" successfully sued the Church of England after he was refused a job as a youth pastor on the grounds of his promiscuous lifestyle.

Quote: "The Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship in England further warned that an unrepentant, practicing homosexual could sue the church if it refused him membership under the proposed law. “We have been concerned at what has seemed in some recent debates to be a trend towards regarding religion and belief as deserving of a lesser priority in discrimination legislation than the other strands where the law seeks to bring protection,” expressed the Church. “This does not amount to, or achieve, equal respect for different religious groups and those of no religion; rather it amounts to an enforced secularism that fails to respect religious belief at all,” according to the Telegraph.

Had someone said a few years ago that homosexual "marriage" would be legal, they would have been laughed at. Today not only is it legal, but the government is moving to stifle criticism of the practice which many Christians believe is immoral, unhealthy and will lead to the eventual collapse of British society. A friend emailed me a while back on this subject, telling me he was pressed into becoming a homosexual by his peers. Thankfully the Lord delivered him out of that situation. He said that throughout the sixties and seventies, homosexual activists were propelling their people into positions of high authority. It's no surprise then, that many in our academia and government are either homosexual themselves, or are sympathetic towards it. Now I'm not a bigot and God loves homosexuals just as He does all sinners, but I find it hard to understand how a government can draft laws that go against the moral conscience of a majority of its citizens.

Isaiah 10:1-3
Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed; To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless! And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory? 

And it's not only the British government doing it, many governments across the world are seeking to legalize homosexual "marriage", destroying one of the pillars of modern society - the family, and turning God's order of creation on its head. Where will the madness end? We are told in the Scriptures that it won't, at least not until the Lord comes. The Bible states that when the Antichrist comes to power, that he shall seek to change times and laws...

Daniel 7:25
And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

We are not told what these laws are, but due to the nature of the beast - no pun intended, we can only presume that they will be in complete contrast to God's Holy Law. Those tribulation saints who stand for Christ during this period of persecution will have a time of it. But the Lord will intervene, and this beast which has sought to pervert God's truth will be cast into the lake of fire. In spite this present doom and gloom, there is still hope, for Lord Jesus is the One who has been appointed to judge the world in righteousness.

Acts 17:30-31
And the times of this ignorance God winked at (overlooked); but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

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