If one wanted to begin the destruction of a society, what better way than to start with the family unit? The SCOTUS decision to redefine marriage as between any two persons, instead of between one man and one woman (Biblical marriage), began a downward spiral into the muck and mire of utter godlessness.
I have often said that the time in history in which find ourselves, has to be the most evil of all generations. Actually, that is not true. Homosexuality has brought down whole civilizations. It is certainly not a new phenomenon in a heathen/secular society. I will be placing an article written about how the ‘Contagion of Homosexuality’ actually played a major part in the fall of the Roman Empire.
Naturally, this article was met with heated contention by the Left and the “Politically Correct” crowd. But scream and kick as they may; it will not eradicate the facts brought up so articulately in the article by a well known Italian historian.
The difference in our generation which is so appalling, is that mainstream demonizations of Christianity have fallen for Political Correctness, and many have welcomed same sex marriage into their churches. Many are ordaining gay pastors.
This is Apostasy in the church and it grows by the day. The charismatic churches have found themselves taking a ride on the spiritual slippery slope. Their lopsided preaching – staying away from talking too much about sin, but instead letting emotionalism rule in their hearts; have now been duped into believing that God didn’t really mean what He said about homosexuality in His Word.
“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient” (Romans 1:26-28).
When church leadership begin to stray from the Word of God, and are not behaving like those of the Berean Church, they find themselves on the slippery slope into Apostasy. Satan makes sure of this. “Did God really say…..?” His very favorite line.
“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so” (Acts 17:11). (emphasis added)
From telegraph.co.uk (my comments in blue)
Fall of Roman Empire caused by ‘contagion of homosexuality’
A prominent Italian historian has claimed that the Roman Empire collapsed because a “contagion of homosexuality and effeminacy” made it easy pickings for barbarian hordes, sparking a furious row.
I can clearly see that effeminate soldiers would not be intimidating to any army!
The remarks prompted angry calls for his resignation, with critics saying his comments were homophobic, offensive and unbecoming of his position.
The Left’s MO – turn and strike with disparaging names.
The fall of the Roman Empire was a result of “the effeminacy of a few in Carthage, a paradise for homosexuals, who infected the many.
“The abhorrent presence of a few gays infected a good part of the (Roman) people,” Prof Mattei told Radio Maria, a Catholic radio station.
Yes – when people see leadership of a country condoning sinful behavior – many will follow suit.
The Roman Republic achieved domination over Carthage, in present-day Tunisia, during the Punic Wars of the third and second centuries BC, during which Hannibal made his ultimately abortive crossing of the Alps with war elephants.
After the third and final Punic War, Carthage fell into Roman hands, followed by most of the other dependencies of the Carthaginian Empire.
Prof Mattei claimed that it was as the capital of Rome’s North African provinces that Cartagena became a hotbed of sexual perversion, gradually influencing Rome itself, which eventually fell to barbarian tribes in 410AD.
“hotbed of sexual perversion” sure sounds like America, doesn’t it?
The corruption and decadence of some Roman emperors has been a staple of the cinema for decades, from humorous pastiches such as Frankie Howerd’s 1970s television series Up Pompeii! to the 1960 Hollywood film Spartacus.
A homoerotic scene in Spartacus in which Laurence Olivier’s character, the Roman General Crassus, attempts to seduce a young slave played by Tony Curtis was cut from the original film but restored in the 1990s.
A more muscular portrayal of Roman manhood was offered by the 2000 film Gladiator, starring Russell Crowe as a betrayed general who comes to Rome to seek revenge as a professional fighter.
Prof Mattei, a conservative Catholic and a former adviser on international affairs to the government, drew a parallel between the supposed moral degeneracy of imperial Rome and that of contemporary Italy.
“Today we live in an era in which the worst vices are inscribed in law as human rights. “Every evil must have its punishment, either in our times or in the afterlife.” Politicians and academics were left aghast by his remarks and more than 7,000 have signed a petition calling for his immediate resignation.
Should we be surprised?
I believe that this historian is right. There IS absolutely truth. That truth is found in the Word of God
“His homophobic and extreme views are offensive to the organisation he leads,” said Massimo Donadi, a senior member of an opposition party, Italy of Values, adding that he would refer the affair to parliament.
The heathens in society believe in relativism, which means that there is no absolute right or wrong – it’s different for each individual. That is NOT what we learn in the Word.
Anna Paola Concia, an MP from the main opposition Democratic Party, said: “A fanatic such as him cannot remain vice-president of the council in a country that has at its heart culture, human rights and respect for diversity.
Diversity – don’t you just love that word?
He is nothing other than a homophobic fundamentalist on a par with Iran’s president, Ahmadinejad.” Prof De Mattei, who was awarded an order of knighthood by the Vatican in recognition for his service to the Catholic Church, has previously caused controversy by speaking out about gay rights, the contraceptive pill and the alleged persecution of Christians by Muslims in Kosovo and Lebanon.
“homophobic fundamentalist” – that’s what they call us, brethren. We must remain grounded in God’s Word – no matter what the consequences may be for us. Stand firm!
Last month he said that the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan were punishments from God and “a way of purifying human sin.” – source
I wrote an article recently about the rights of Transgenders in our armed forces. If you did not see this piece, I am placing it here:
I believe that many of us have known for a while where acceptance of Homosexuality in society; and pushing it to the masses as normal, will eventually lead. What I am speaking of is the inevitability that pedophilia will also be presented as normal human behavior.
Our society is truly like the frogs in the pot of water – the temperature only raised one degree at a time as the frogs jump and play – oblivious to what is happening. By the time the water reaches boiling, the poor unsuspecting frogs are dead.
The true church has no excuse. If we are truly born again and have the Holy Spirit dwelling in us, and If we are reading God’s Word and believe that the Bible is the inerrant and infallible Word of God, then there is no reason that we should be fooled. The mainstream denominations who are gay affirming, Israel hating and pick and choose what they like and toss the rest – I do have to wonder if these people were ever truly born again. But that is between each individual and our God. I’m not judging their eternal destiny, but I am seeing and judging the bad fruit in their lives.
These are perilous times.