With the recent, um, noise, coming from the United States Supreme Court regarding their approval of homosexual marriage as being lawful and protected by the Constitution of the United States, will bring a mixed bag of blessings which, I believe, will usher in the expected “Time of Trouble”.
The Bible makes it clear,
“For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Matt 24:38-39 (KJV)
“…So shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
For the past year the “marrying and giving in marriage” perplexed me. Other than divorce, what’s wrong with marriage? Well, nothing until now! Now, unless I have missed something insofar as the Spirit of Prophecy’s guidance regarding what kind of relationships existed prior to Noah’s time, there can be no doubt—today, what this text must infer with the recent news I awakened early to see! So, how will this bring about trouble, more specifically, the “Time of Trouble” as we are warned should come prior to Christ appearing? For those who are nominal Christians, the “Time of Trouble” is equated to what you call the “Tribulation”.
I think the scheduled visit to the U.S. Congress by the Pope, in September, will be a significant event. Between now and then, Christians and other well-meaning people will be fed up with what is taking place around them regarding homosexuals flaunting and perhaps fragrantly their so-called equality to legal and lawful marriages. We will see ministers, institutions and other Christian organizations taking their stand in defense of Biblical principles given by God and these are not optional. Some are concerned about the tax status of churches and higher places of learning. This should not be a concern anyway. Even Christ was emphatic about “render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s” so the fact you may have to pay taxes, well, you should have been doing it anyway!
It is already suggested the Pope’s address will be regarding our Constitution, how outdated it is and need to be updated or discarded. Could this be stated at a better time? I think not. If our Constitution would permit the marrying of same sex individuals, then who would not agree it needs to be overhauled because apparently our Supreme Court can’t seem to get it right. So, who will the Christian body, and probably other non-Christian groups like Muslims will turn to, the strongest advocate for religious ideology, the Roman Catholic Church, to set right what has apparently gone wrong. They will use the “Sunday as Family Time” in order to garner everyone into something which seem harmless, which appeals to the unity of all Christians to stand together for the strength of the “family” which does not include homosexuals, and go about seeking to legislate, “world-wide”, a return to religious principles and to do so, to enforce Sunday legislation to bring about a return to the great body, the Mother Church, Catholicism. As totally against homosexuality the Muslims are, again, according to Scripture, will throw in their hat to support not allowing the encroachment.
While the “whole world” will follow and worship the beast (papacy), there will be those of us while against homosexuality and now Sunday legislation, the Seventh Day Adventist Church will finally be locked between the two issues, and find themselves amidst the prophetic period we’ve been espousing for the past 160 years. If nothing else, we cannot ever be accepting of homosexuality and our whole premise and foundation is built around the Seventh Day Sabbath as the Seal of God.
While our “Seal” is being attacked not only outside but inside as the recent message from Dr. MyRon Edmonds (see my posts regarding him) along with this progressive movement to do away with foundation principles of the Church under the misunderstanding application of “love”, this will cause the separation within the body, preparing those who take their stand, unbending, to receive the “Seal of God” completing the 144,000 as they will go through this time of great difficulty.
Mark my word and not be a recipient of the “Mark of the Beast”.