Good morning, blog readers, from cloudy, windy and cool (23 degrees) Wisconsin where, on my morning walk, I saw: a dog and heard a “beep” from a car acknowledging my wave! Thank You, Jesus!

Sadly, this morning, I read this headline from The New York Times: “Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passes Senate After Bipartisan Breakthrough.”

In the article, Annie Karni reported: “The Senate passed landmark legislation on Tuesday to mandate federal recognition for same-sex marriages, as a lame-duck Congress mustered a notable moment of bipartisanship before Democrats were to lose their unified control of Capitol Hill. The 61-36 vote put the bill on track to become law in the final weeks before Republicans assume the majority in the House of Representatives at the start of the new Congress in January. It marked one of the final major legislative achievements for Democrats before Republicans shift the focus in the House to conducting investigations of President Biden’s administration and family members.

And, while many are applauding this “grand event,” the Lord reminds us of how He feels about same-sex marriage and its consequences in Romans 1 which I suggest you read. Dr. Luke also records, in Luke 17: 26-28, “And just as it was in the days of Noah (when violence prevailed – much like today), so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man (Jesus): they were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. It was the same as happened in the days of Lot; they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building; but on the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. It will be just the same on the day the Son of Man is revealed.”

And, for those who think the men and boys of Sodom were punished by God for their “lack of hospitality,” the Scriptures tell a different story, as we read, in Genesis 19:4: “Before the men (actually angels), the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people from every quarter; and they called to Lot and said to him, ‘Where are the men (angels) who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we might have relations with them.'” So, as Paul Harvey would say, “And now you know the rest of the story!”

God is so patient, not wanting anyone to perish (I Peter 3:9). But, we also read in Acts 18:30, 31, “Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men/women that all people everywhere should repent, because He (God) has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man (Jesus) whom He has appointed, having furnished proof by raising Him from the dead.”

Please know, based on the “signs of the times” in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21, time is running out and Jesus is coming! So, if you haven’t already done so, please agree with God you are a sinner who needs a Savior Who is Jesus (Romans 3:23, 24) Who died on a cross for your sins, was buried and raised from the dead (I Corinthians 15:1-4) to forgive all your sins and give you eternal life (John 3:16). And, if you do, I’ll see you in heaven. And, if you are already a believer in Jesus, “be on the alert” (Mark 13:33, 35, 37) and keep watching, waiting, working, witnessing for, walking with and worshiping Jesus until He comes. Blessings with love in Christ, Doug (11/30/22)


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