For the official record, I actually made this same observation and point back on August 6. I said:
The lowest point a culture can get is not abortion, as hateful and evil as abortion is; it is the moral crime of condoning and in fact honoring and celebrating homosexuality. It is in the Bible in black and white.
I can explain to you why that is. It is because after God created man in His image He said to humanity:
God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” — Genesis 1:28
And from the very outset, from the Tower of Babel on, depraved, sinful, wicked man has had an “alternative” to the plan of the God who created one man for one woman.
It is no surprise that the Democrat Party – the party of genuine evil – would slander and pervert God’s will and plan by endorsing global warming and population controls and the most egregious slap in the face to His will of all: open recognition and celebration of homosexuality.
And I am glad to learn that John MacArthur is saying it too.
John MacArthur knows the Bible like only a few other human beings in the world today know it. That kind of confirmation from a man I have deeply appreciated for years is powerful.
We are facing a tsunami of genuine evil pouring over this nation; and we are just about to find out what happens when a patient God finally gets angry. And the most degenerate symbol of that is the embrace not just by the Democrats but by the nation they demagogue to of open homosexuality and its replacement of marriage.
It is also the most degenerate symbol of how our political and judicial branches and the decisions they make are rigged. The people overwhelmingly vote year after year in state after state to either ban gay marriage or to define marriage as the union between one man and one woman. Over and over again. And liberal activist judges decide their morality ought to replace God’s. Over and over again a Democrat-appointed liberal judge ignored the will of the people and decided that men not being allowed to marry other men somehow violates the Constitution. Listen: any gay man can legally marry any woman eighteen or older who is crazy enough to have him; same as me. Because that’s what real marriage is: the union of one man with one woman. Nobody was deprived of their rights; a homosexual man CAN marry but he refuses to exercise his right. You don’t get to substitute one right you freely chose not to exercise for another right created just for you; or if I forego on my right to eat brocoli tonight, does that mean I have the right to rape somebody? A gay man chooses not to marry women and now I have to treat what God calls the “abomination” of the union of sodomites with the same dignity that I treat marriage? And redefine not only marriage, but the family and society in the doing? I mean, really? I don’t think so.
But that is where the Democrat Party has pushed America. And the fiscal cliff is not the only cliff America is falling over. Or the worst.
Anyway, all that said, here’s what John MacArthur said:
Pastor John MacArthur: Democrats ‘Adopted The Sins of Romans 1 As Their Platform’
By Jon Street
December 10, 2012
(CNSNews.com) – Evangelical pastor and author John MacArthur said that the Democratic Party has “adopted the sins of Romans 1 as their platform.”
“And as you know,” MacArthur told his Southern California congregation on Sept. 30, “I’m not one to talk about politics as such, but I was essentially amazed that one of the historic parties here in the United States adopted the sins of Romans 1 as their platform. This is a new day in our country. Parties which used to differ on economics now differ dramatically on issues that invade the realm of God’s law and morality.”
MacArthur is an author, pastor of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, Calif., president of The Master’s College and Seminary, and a teacher at Grace to You media ministry.
“In an ideal situation, their platform would mean that the government passes out condoms so people can fornicate at will,” said MacArthur. “For those who happen to get pregnant in the process, the platform advocates that you kill the baby at the will of the mother, up and including the ninth month.”
“At the same time,” he said, “it advocates homosexual marriage, which is an oxymoron, an utter impossibility, and a gross violation of the law of God. And then, to add to that, the murder of abortion and then the platform originally leaving God out. All of that is Romans 1.
“Romans 1 says God will judge, God has judged, throughout human history, nations that experience sexual freedom,” he said. “Romans Chapter 1 lays that out clearly. The wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against those who advocate sexual freedoms, sexual conduct outside of marriage. And that’s an indication of a demise of a nation.
“And then Romans 1 also says God will judge those nations that advocate homosexual behavior, men with men, women with women, doing what is unnatural,” said Pastor MacArthur. “They are also haters of God, haters of God.”
The Democratic Party voted to include support for same-sex marriage in the party’s platform at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. At the convention, the party also affirmed its endorsement of Obamacare, which includes a regulation requiring virtually all health-care plans to cover, without co-pay, sterilizations, contraceptives, and abortion-inducing drugs.
Upon approving the platform, the audience initially “booed” a reference to God, although the mention of God was ultimately kept in the party’s platform.
But MacArthur is not the first person to not the contrast between the Christian views espoused in St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans and Democratic Party views on such issues as homosexual marriage and abortion is not new one.
As CNSNews.com reported in 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill.) told a crowd at a campaign stop in Nelsonville, Ohio that the Sermon on the Mount is “more central” to his faith “than an obscure passage in Romans.”
“I don’t think it [a same-sex union] should be called marriage,” Obama said, “But I think that it is a legal right that they should have that is recognized by the state. If people find that controversial, then I would just refer them to the Sermon on the Mount, which I think is, in my mind, for my faith, more central than an obscure passage in Romans.”
Three days later, Obama told ABC’s Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts that his views on gay marriage were “evolving” and that the issue of gay marriage is also an issue of “how we treat other people.” Citing his Christian faith, Obama added that the root of his faith is “not only Christ sacrificing himself on our behalf,” but also the Golden Rule: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”
26 That is why God abandoned them to degrading passions:
27 why their women have exchanged natural intercourse for unnatural practices; and the men, in a similar fashion, too, giving up normal relations with women, are consumed with passion for each other, men doing shameful things with men and receiving in themselves due reward for their perversion.
28 In other words, since they would not consent to acknowledge God, God abandoned them to their unacceptable thoughts and indecent behaviour.
29 And so now they are steeped in all sorts of injustice, rottenness, greed and malice; full of envy, murder, wrangling, treachery and spite,
30 libellers, slanderers, enemies of God, rude, arrogant and boastful, enterprising in evil, rebellious to parents,
31 without brains, honour, love or pity.
32 They are well aware of God’s ordinance: that those who behave like this deserve to die — yet they not only do it, but even applaud others who do the same.
Here is a link to the King James version of Romans 1.
There’s about a 2 1/2 minute video of MacAurthur preaching at the title link.
Pretty soon the Antichrist will be here, and people will have to choose whether to take his mark or die of starvation because you won’t be able to either buy or sell without that mark.
You seriously need to think about what you have been voting for and what you will be held responsible by a just and holy God for voting for. If you are a Democrat, you PERSONALLY are responsible for every single one of the 55 million innocent human beings who have been murdered because of your vote for the Democrat Party. We could do the math, figuring out how many Democrats have been elected since Roe v. Wade in 197. It would probably be something like ten thousand babies were murdered for every single Democrat elected to office. It is evil. And you will burn in hell a trillion times a trillion years for each and every single nanosecond of the lives that each and every one of those babies should have had but didn’t because you decided it was legal to murder them.
And you will be held to account for the cancer you were to culture and to the world you were supposed to live righteously in but refused. Because when you voted Democrat you voted for the homosexualization of society.
I want to understand how Democrats who call themselves “Christians” can justify voting for the wickedness of Romans 1 that God says will bring about His wrath on that nation and on the souls who practice such abomination. I want to know how you plan to explain how you felt no fear of God when you destroyed 55 million of His precious little image bearers. I want to know what you will say if God tells you that Jesus couldn’t die for your sins because you aborted Him in Mary’s womb. The ugliness of abortion is greatest when it is applied to the meaning of Christmas.
And I want you to know that the hoofbeats of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse are sounding closer and closer and they’re riding harder and faster because you’ve allowed them to come with what you’ve done.