Well, we have gotten there; we have arrived at the culture described in Paul’s book of Romans, his human sociology or anthropology 101. We have rejected the standards of the ultimate authority and replaced them with our own, based on the belief that there isn’t any ultimate authority, thus no absolute standards beyond our own making. Starting in 1963 our government ruled out the exercise of prayer in our schools, in 1973 it violated the right to life of unborn humans, and even those that survive the abortion. Today our supreme court gave our nation’s official approval to the practice of sodomy, a name itself derived from the history of Sodom and Gomorrah. And it did this despite the fact that 50% of the men who practice sodomy will be infected by HIV before they are 50. On the bright side it did this despite the fact that many states by popular vote had decided not to give their sanction to the practice of same-sex behavior through marriage. None the less these votes have been over-ruled. A sad day for a nation founded by Puritans who left England because of the decadent behavior there, to found a society that would conform itself to an authority greater than themselves- that of our Creator. However- as Oliver Cromwell said, and whose words are engraved on his tomb- “Christ not man is King.” The world was created, it didn’t form itself and the universe’s Creator is still on his throne.
” Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, 2 which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy Scriptures, 3 concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh, 4 who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord,..For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. 21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.
24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever . Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural , 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; 32 and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them