The current quarantine called ‘social distancing’ has been imposed on us in order to minimize the transfer of the coronavirus from one person to others. We are trying to prevent many from becoming ill and even dying from the disease. The sooner the wave of infection begins to recede, the sooner businesses can reopen and a semblance of normal daily living can resume.
COVID-19 seems to have come almost out of the blue to ravage the entire world. No one can declare immunity from its spread. A sense of panic has seized us, leading folks to hoard commodities like toilet paper, hand sanitizer, food, and cleaning supplies. It has forced us to stop assembling at school, church, shopping centers and many work sites. Incomes have been sharply cut or reduced, those fortunate enough to be able to telework sit at their computers at home rather than communing to a job, and children amuse themselves with electronics or find something to do outdoors.
Our lives have literally been turned upside down! No plague in earth’s history has created such an upheaval. Why has it come? That is a good question wisdom seeks to answer. Perhaps we need to look at the same Bible we threw out of our national life in 1963 and see what God says. While He doesn’t specify this particular plague, He does say that when we do not obey what He has given us as His word and flaunt our national sins in His face, God will warn us and use plagues to do it. It appears COVID-19 is that vehicle right now.
We need to stop playing the political correctness game and tell it like it is. Two sins God hates are the shedding of innocent blood and all sexual practices outside of marriage.
In the United States alone we have aborted at least 61 million babies since the Roe v. Wade decision was handed down in 1973. Innocent babies with no voice to defend themselves have been sacrificed on the altar of convenience. Distorting the meaning of life and when it begins, abortionists mislead women to believing that the baby within them is just a blob of tissue easily discarded to avoid the responsibility of mothering that child when born.
That rationalization is in direct violation of Commandment six that says, “Thou shalt not murder.” Nowhere in God’s word does He condone the killing of innocent human life. Every soul is priceless in His sight, for He says that God knows each child at the moment of conception. He forms that baby in the womb; the mother is the vehicle for its nurture. God planned it that way, but we have legalized going against God’s order. Are we now tasting God’s abhorrence of our sins?
Not to be minimized is a second sin that God hates and calls an abomination. That is the sin of sexual perversion in all its forms. Genesis 1:27 says that God created humans as male and female, blessed the first pair and told them to be fruitful and multiply (have children). As such, God treasures all people just the way He made them and intends for them to marry: one man and one woman to create a home for children that will be born in that union.
Today sexual aberrations of every variety and kind are practiced in society. The divorce rate in the United States is out of control as partners violate their covenant “‘til death we part.” In fact, many young couples don’t bother to marry at all and just live together. God calls that adultery.
An increasing number of young people shun marriage for other forms of sexual practice, hence, the acronym LGBTQ to differentiate the forms. God judged all sexual practices outside of marriage when He said in Commandment seven: “Thou shalt not commit adultery.”
Typically, we think ‘adultery ‘means that one or both partners in a marriage break their marriage covenant to have sex with another person or persons. They are unfaithful to their promise at the altar, but the word adultery has a broader meaning. To adulterate something means: “to corrupt, debase, or make impure by the addition of a foreign or inferior substance or element “(Merriam-Webster on-line dictionary).
Our bodies as created by God are to be treated with respect and sanctity. When someone has sex with another person in any relationship other than marriage, they adulterate the intended use of their body. They debase it. I Corinthians 6:18 says, “Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man/woman sins against his/her own body.” God hates ALL immorality in any form.
There we have it in a nutshell! Our nation is guilty of committing murder through abortion and of embracing the gamut of sexual perversions and distortions. Those of us who call ourselves Christian or conservative need to ask God to forgive our nation for these two gross sins against Him. We need to repent as people who claim to be God’s children and ask Him to forgive us and stay this awful plague. He says, “If My people who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive them, and will heal their land.”
We live in serious times! We cannot afford to assume everything will resume to normalcy and life will go on as before. We need to shoulder our responsibility as moral, sane human beings, repent for our nation, and seek God’s forgiveness. Perhaps God will stay the scourge that’s on us and spare our lives and our country. We must act NOW! Will you?
— Posted by Tom Salmon for Doris, a fellow member of the Prince William and Manassas Family Alliance