Thursday, June 7, 2007

Did you know?

Massachusetts has recognized same-sex marriage since 2004. Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, California, and New Hampshire have created legal unions that, while not called marriages, are explicitly defined as offering all the rights and responsibilities of marriage under state law to same-sex couples.

This, of course, is not surprising news, for this has been in the making for quite some time as it is still going on today. Here is a passage of Scripture I read this morning that may follow where we are as a nation today:

2 Chronicles 36:15-21 15 And the LORD, the God of their fathers, sent word to them again and again by His messengers, because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place; 16 but they continually mocked the messengers of God, despised His words and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against His people, until there was no remedy. 17 Therefore He brought up against them the king of the Chaldeans who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion on young man or virgin, old man or infirm; He gave them all into his hand. 18 And all the articles of the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king and of his officers, he brought them all to Babylon. 19 Then they burned the house of God, and broke down the wall of Jerusalem and burned all its fortified buildings with fire, and destroyed all its valuable articles. 20 And those who had escaped from the sword he carried away to Babylon; and they were servants to him and to his sons until the rule of the kingdom of Persia, 21 to fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed its sabbaths. All the days of its desolation it kept sabbath until seventy years were complete.

Now I recognize that:

1) This passage is referring to Judah and their captivity to the Babylonians in 586 BC.
2) Destruction of the Temple and deportation out of their homeland was something the Jewish people were most grievous about.

But, I do see similarities between the nation of Israel, their rejection of God and his rejection of them (for that time) in allowing their deportation to Babylon and our nation today and our rejection of God. If you don't believe me...then just look around you.

Something to contemplate and pray about.

Mohler's blog is worthy to read today. It's on a similar issue. Read it HERE.

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