Discussion 1 to Talk Back 106
God Gave Them Up:
The Days of Noah, Lot, Romney, and Obama
by: Jack D. Hook
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In Revelation 11:8 the city of Jerusalem is spiritually likened unto Sodom and Egypt, which should cause trembling and great fear of God in the heart of everyone who claims to be a Christian or Jew. The Revelation written by the Apostle John vividly describes the state of this world’s system of politics, religion, and economics in the last days when God’s judgment begins to fall upon the nations during the time referred to as Daniel’s 70th week of seven years.
The prophecies are clear that Jerusalem will become the world’s capitol (even America’s) towards the mid-point of this seven year period as the Antichrist President will come from Washington D.C. to stand in the newly rebuilt Jewish Temple declaring himself to be the Messiah of the nations, including Israel. The Jews who were back in their Temple will be cast out and scattered to the four winds. Many of them will become born again Christians through the ministry of two Jewish prophets who have been calling the President the Antichrist. The enraged President will make war on these Jews, especially these mighty prophets sent from God.
All of this comes from the teachings of Jesus who also said at his first coming that the last days leading up to his triumphant return would resemble the days of Noah and Lot where homosexual behavior had become acceptable and tolerated among the people. And Jerusalem, under the rule of the Antichrist, will lead the way in this rebellion against the ways of God.
President Obama’s now public approval of gay marriage will only increase the rate of decline in this wicked generation, as we know for certain from the prophetic teachings that sexual deviance of all kinds is one of major signs of coming divine intervention. America now faces a most confusing election from my Christian perspective. While Mitt Romney has said he opposes gay marriage, he has yet to stand up and say homosexual behavior is immoral, against nature itself, and a grievous sin against God.
Whoever is elected this November will not slow or stop the race towards judgment, for both Obama and Romney are not true followers of Jesus Christ as they claim to be. For Obama, who calls the evil of homosexual marriage a good thing, has also mingled his childhood Islamic faith with Christianity; while Romney is a devout and faithful member of the Mormon Church, long established as a cult according to men who understand the true gospel and person of Jesus Christ proclaimed in the Bible. One of the core doctrines of Mormonism is that “men can become gods”, the defining characteristic of the coming Antichrist.
Those Christians, many of them my friends, who entangle themselves in conservative Republican politics hoping Romney can stop Obama must come to their spiritual senses and understand there is no way to remove God’s declaration to “give them up”. This whole American religious-political system, both the left and right wing, stands condemned but individuals (including homosexuals and abortionists) can be saved if they come out of it by turning to the Lord Jesus Christ and his coming Kingdom.
Just know this my friends, when the social order deteriorates to the point where homosexual behavior and killing unborn babies in their mother’s womb becomes acceptable, let alone legalized, only proves that the cup of sin is full to overflowing. This means that all other sins the human sin nature is capable of have been or are being lived out to their fullest. Homosexuality and abortion are the foam on top of this cup of evil being drunk around the nations. Jerusalem, the great city of David, will come under this coming wrath of God, as gay marches and parades have now been regular occurrences in Israel for years. The Bible has much to say about all of this as we in this generation come to our last days. We know what is coming we just don’t know the hour or day it will all begin.
We know when the Lord Jesus Christ walked upon this earth in the land of Israel he taught his followers about the destruction of the evil generation of Noah and of the perverted cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. He also warned that in the last days the revived or reformed Roman Empire that will rule over Israel and the nations will embrace the same sins that characterized the days of Noah and Lot.
The apostle Paul built upon the Lord’s teaching about Noah and Lot as he warned the believers in Rome there came a time when God gave them up to their pride and vile affections. Today’s Western civilization, led by America and Europe, the refitted Roman Empire of the last days, is now experiencing the aftermath of having the God of Israel, the Lord Jesus Christ, give them up to do what is right in their own eyes. Read and take heed to what Paul wrote in his first chapter to the Christians in Rome during the first century after the resurrection of Christ:
1Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, 2(Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) 3Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; 4And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: 5By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name: 6Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:
7To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 8First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. 9For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers; 10Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you. 11For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established; 12That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
13Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles. 14I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. 15So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
16For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27And 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 fitting.
28And 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; 29Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Like Paul, Noah and Lot were in their day heartbroken with their friends and some family members, including Lot’s wife, who hardened their hearts and refused to speak out and call sinners to repentance and faith in the one true God. Noah’s friends were ashamed of the truth, wanting to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season, while Noah was ashamed of sin and knew that divine judgment was coming upon them.
Are Paul’s words of warning then addressed to the Roman Empire, now describing the spiritual condition of America today, which once knew about God and his judgment, and at least once had a “form of godliness”? Are we as followers of Jesus to be like Paul and call the people of the nation we live in to repentance and warn them of soon coming judgment as we walk in the power of the cross to love those who will rise up against us? I think so.
Is our Lord Jesus Christ now drawing a line between professing Christians who are ashamed of the teachings of Jesus, and those like Paul who are not ashamed of standing up for the Lord and his teachings before the nations, and who diligently seek the truth and remain in a spirit of Godly sorrow and repentance when confronted with the truth of their own sin? Yes! Where do you stand and with whom? Is it with Obama, with Romney, or with the God of Israel, our Lord Jesus?
Remember this in closing my friends. The combined power of the precious blood and second coming of Jesus Christ is the “only” permanent solution to the death and destruction that men inflict upon one another to the hideous delight of Satan and his fallen angels, the masters of human manipulation. The triune God who created and loves mankind wants us to experience sorrow of a Godly kind that works repentance unto the salvation of our heart, mind, and body, 2 Corinthians 7:10. He will replace our genuine sorrow with his joy through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit surrounding our newly created and circumcised heart! Then we will desire to obey the God of Israel because we love him, knowing that he first loved us and sent his Son to save us from our sin nature and the bondage of the fallen angel masters.
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Jack D. Hook