Foreword: The Wrong Side of History


The ancient Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times" certainly fits America in the 21st century.  Our nation faces tremendous challenges and therefore must make fundamental decisions concerning our direction in the future.  Although America is founded and built on the Bible as God's revelation to man, it can and well may be conquered by Islam (and the Koran).  If we lose the war of terrorism, America will come under Sharia Law. The laws and principles laid down by our God believing forefathers will be history.  Equally dangerous to the health and well-being of America is the cultural war being openly waged by the Left. They are well on the way to eradicating any hint of Christianity from the public square.  Public prayer is banned from our public school. The Ten Commandments are no longer proudly displayed in our courts.  The current effort is to remove "God" from our coinage and paper money.  The Left refuses to pledge allegiance to the flag because it represents one nation under God with liberty and justice for all!  The "hate America" crowd, with one accord, hates God and Christianity!

 Traditionalists, they say, stand on the wrong side of history.  The Progressives contend that same-sex marriage is on the "right" side of history.  The truth is same-sex marriage is without history.  From the time man climbed out of his cave, there are no historical examples of same-sex marriage.  Anthropologists search in vain for a viable example.  Yet some of our highly held judges claim this is the wave of the American future.  They encourage us to be the first to climb on the bandwagon. 

 Historically, on the other hand, homosexualism has a long and blighted history. It, along with other sexual perversions, has contributed to the downfall of numerous civilizations. God, in delivering Israel from Egyptian slavery, warned His people to avoid the abominations practiced by their contemporary pagans (Leviticus 18; note verses 22-23).  Surely, they cannot be acceptable under the cloak of so-called marriage!  Furthermore, God points out that such perversions defile the land (verse 25).  If that were not enough, in a nod to those that worship Mother Nature, the land itself is so sickened by such unnatural acts that it will vomit out the inhabitants (verse 25).

 The Bible Believer is more concerned on being on the right side of God rather than being on the right side of history. When the people of God wandered away from God, as many in America are doing today, He gave His prophet Jeremiah His orders (Jeremiah 6).  He was to plead for the people to ask for the old paths, to walk in them and they would find rest for their souls (verse 16).  They, as many today, refused to walk in God's way.  They were so unashamed of their abominations (verse 15) they could not blush in embarrassment.  With Joshua of old, "choose you this day whom ye will serve ... but as for me and my house, we will serve Jehovah" (Joshua 24:15).

 Dale I. Royal, Elk City OK