**wow gay people getting married is going to 100% cause the destruction of society…
and what do you mean by divine restraint? are you implying the United states government?
“destruction of Nation or Nations”… we are just talking about people getting married right…civily… not sacramentally…right **
I cannot believe, seriously, the appalling lack of common sense even among otherwise-sincere people in our nation today.
My post was very clear about Divine Restraint. The Holy Spirit, the breath and power of God Almighty, normally restrains nations from rushing headlong into public embrace of immoral, grossly immoral, activity. Our nation at all levels of Government, not just the Federal Government, is now openly condoning what the LORD utterly forbids ALL human beings, Christian or not, Catholic or not, Jewish or not, pagan or not, from Committing.
It does not matter if they marry only “non-sacramentally.” Marriage is a sacrament and elevated to such by Jesus Himself, ONLY for baptized Christians. By the way, Protestants ARE sacramentally married, being baptized and in the New Covenant, whether they realize it, admit it, accept it, or not. Their marriages ARE sacramental.
NOW. Way back in the mists of preHistory when human beings first came on the scene, the LORD ordained that men and women would marry and bring forth offspring in family units. That was His will for all the races of humankind. It was done. In all cultures. All cultures, even those that became pagan and polytheistic, recognized marriage between men and women ---- and ONLY between men and women, Even ancient Greece and Rome, which often condoned and encouraged homosexual behavior, especially RIGHT BEFORE THEIR EMPIRES COLLAPSED – never allowed for homosexual MARRIAGES.
This is sink to a new low of sin that even THOSE pagans never dreamed of sinking to, and they were already collapsing.
“Gay marriage” alone will not cause the collapse of America. It is one of many, many areas in which our governments, both local, state, and federal, are embracing and condoning what God explicitly warns that you and I CANNOT practice and enter the Kingdom of God. If we practice these immoral acts, we will lose our salvation just as surely as if we commit deliberate, habitual, unrepented thievery. Homosexuality isn’t the only issue, and the church isn’t picking on homosexuals, but Gay “Marriage,” using the etherial and elastic notion of equality as it basis, is THE moral issue being forced on society by militants, and the church is not allowed, by GOD, to remain silent. She had better not, or He will punish HER too, for not warning people not to do this. YOUR blood will be on HER hands. He says so explicitly, in many scriptures, including Ezekiel.
The Holy Spirit has, apparently, stopped restraining the West’s headlong rush into apostasy and total sin. We are putting people in jail for stealing, when the adulterers and fornicators and blasphemers who prosecute, condemn, and sentence them, deserve, under God’s perfect Law, to be judicially punished with the Death Penalty for these and other NOW-SOCIALLY-ACCEPTABLE Crimes against God and humanity. Make no mistake: ACTS of Sin are Crimes, even if the State doesn’t go after those deeds. They still ARE. Nobody is exempt, nobody is going to “get away with” ANYTHING we don’t repent of. We can deceive ourselves, and millions of American so-called “liberals” have deceived themselves, into believing that they are not going to face a serious judgment for these things. “Rightwingers,” too, have convinced themselves, some of them, that their support of the super-rich paying garbage-low wages, NON-Living wages, to hardworking people, isn’t going to get THEM into any trouble with God either. Both are VERY, VERY mistaken. For the latter, they need to remember that to deny a worker his just wages (God did not mean denying him an unjust wage, but obviously a just wage) is, like sodomy and murder, yes like murder, a SIN THAT CRIES TO HEAVEN FOR VENGEANCE.
It seems today, seemingly, that the Holy Spirit has stopped restraining evil on the part of BOTH SIDES of the political coin. This is a very, very, very bad omen, and we really SHOULD start praying the Divine Mercy every day, for forgiveness and grace, for all this stuff and for all our countrymen and women, straight, gay, rich, poor, what have you, as often as we can.