Although August 1, 2012 is beginning to ripple like the still waters of a pond that had a huge rock hurled into it, it will be a day not to be forgotten by many for years to come. I had made up my mind a week in advance that I would go and support the voice that had spoken up in a silent America. As the country has prospered and most voices including often times even the presidents, have grown silent to avoid a possible law-suit, praise be to God that a voice has been heard crying in the wilderness.
Honestly when August 1, 2012 arrived I had forgotten it was Apprectiation Day and as I was about to prepare for a wednesday night bible study, I was suddenly reminded that today was the day. I had actually already eaten more that day than I probably honestly needed and could not eat another bite but I felt like I had to at least make an effort to show up and maybe a milk shake would be OK.
I don't eat at Chcik Fil A alot but I do pass the one in Fair Oaks mall often as I enter and leave the mall on numerous occasions. I am very familiar with the size of the line that is generally there which is usually busy but nothing to write home about. When I entered the mall on August 1, 2012 I could not believe what I was seeing. The line was huge and I had this awesome peace about having to wait in it! I was so overwhelmed as I stood in line that at times I was asking God to please help me not cry out of control here in this huge crowd! I heard a man behind me ask a woman if this was the line for the DMV! I am very familiar with the DMV downstairs in the mall and was about to answer the man when I noticed he was laughing and was only kidding!
I was so dissapointed that I did not have my camera but then I noticed the line was growing just as fast as people were leaving and realized that I could travel the 20 minutes each way and get my camera without fear that there would be no line when I returned. After I made my purchase I did exactly that and was able to get my pictures without problem 40 minutes later.
The love I felt was so overwhelming but I started to feel something very different the very next day! As I began to read articles over the event I was surprised that the majority of them seemed to be listing the event as hateful. I thought inside, how could this be? I felt NOTHING but love inside as I made my effort to support.
I have always heard it said that "If you love somebody, you will have to tell them the truth"
Proverbs 27:5 Open rebuke is BETTER than secret love.
It is very likely that the very same individuals that feel that such an act as purchasing a chicken sandwich or a milk shake in order to support their belief in what the bible says about marriage, would be even more upset with Christians when they stand before a Holy God in which EVERY human being will stand one day, and be turned away from the face of God because their sin has never been forgiven. Some would have had the very same frustration saying " You lousy people, you knew this day was coming and you just let us live in our sin and never warned us that the bible was TRUE!"
Not only must we try to save those that are lost from a day of judgement that will come upon all who are not covered in the Righteous Blood of Jesus Christ, we must also protect the generations that will come after us from having to live in an environment that is totally unsuitable for children to grow up in.
It could NEVER be God's will for same sex marriages. If Adam and Eve were into the same sex only, be sure we would NOT even be having this debate here nearly 6000 years later because mankind would have ceased to exist from that very moment! For those that might say they had no choice because there was only two people at that time, the same is true at any moment the world turns to men with men and women with women because no children will ever come from that marriage. Let's face it, it's very simple to see that God did NOT make it possible for same sex marriages to every replenish the earth. The bible says in the Book of Genesis, Be fruitful and multiply" and there's ONLY one way to do that! but it can't be done in same sex marriage!
I am actually surprised that even some Christians have written me to ask "Does the bible specifically say what marriage should be and is it clearly against same sex marriages?" Be certain that God's Word is clear and WITHOUT confusion. If anyone tells you different they are lying to you and you should just pick up a bible and read it for yourself.
Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.
The bible is very clear where God and NOT man stands on this issue. The scary part here is that the bible is clear that if someone plays with this issue too long that eventually God will just turn them over to the desires of an evil heart until the day of judgement.
Romans 1:25-26 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: 26) 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 recompense of their error which was meet.
August 1, 2012 was a day of LOVE and NOT a day of hate as many seem to think. Although it may be difficult to sit with someone that loves the way they are living regardless of what the Word of God says about the way they are living, what a joy it is to sit with someone that has repented of the way they were living and decided to follow a road that leads to everlasting life!
Luke 15:7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repents, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.