Wake up New York! Our leaders have gone against 62% of the citizens of New York State and have passed the Same-Sex (homosexual) Marriage Act. They have sided with the ruler of this world and have gone against the will of God. This has been a hot topic on websites across the region. The Plattsburgh Press Republican reports that the comment section of articles related to this subject have been very active with response both for and against. Facebook has been also very active. Many heated discussions have been had over this subject. But the bottom line is do you support sin or do you support God.
A few years ago we had a fanatic come to the Plattsburgh region and the public started a campaign to stop hate. This was a great idea and fully supported. Unfortunately these same people forgot their premise as this Act moved through the senate. The hatred that was directed toward those who did not support this Act was vicious. Apparently if you disagree with Same-Sex Marriage you are not allowed to voice your opinion. This will be a hot topic for many days to come and the ripple effect it will have throughout the region and the country will be major. Here is a thought it was only in the 20th century that homosexuality began to be accepted and not looked on as sin. For 1900 years since Christ’s death it was sin. We also saw a major leaving of people from the doctrines of the Bible. Why would this happen?
Man is totally depraved! John Macarthur says the following about the subject:
Every child comes into the world with an insatiable capacity for evil. Even before birth, the human heart is already programmed for sin and selfishness. Humanity’s relentless penchant for every kind of depravity is such that, given free reign, every baby has the potential to become a monster.
We are all programmed to sin. When we accept the free gift we receive from Christ when we accept him, Salvation, we turn from this capacity. It seems that in the local area some have not turned from this. It is hard to say you are Christian and that you follow Christ when you support the sin of this world. Romans chapters 1-3 specifically deal with this subject the following verses found in this section have a stark warning for supporters of this act.
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.
The verse is plain in its meaning. God is not just upset; He is going to send his wrath. Because they are suppressing God’s truth that is revealed in God’s Word. God has shown us His truth in the Holy Scripture but man has decided to ignore what God has revealed to him.
A commercial from old showed an Indian in the middle of the Everglades in Florida. As he looked at the devastation that man was causing a tear rolls down his face. Likewise Christ is in heaven today. The shortest verse in the Bible is only two words: “Jesus wept.”
Until next time,
 MacArthur, J. (1998). Successful Christian parenting : Raising your child with care, compassion, and common sense (31). Bedford, Tex.: Word Pub.
 The Holy Bible : English standard version. 2001 (Ro 1:18–19). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.