What Tomorrow Brings
That's why I'm not so concerned about tomorrow's rush of gays to altars and registry offices in California. In March four justices of the state Supreme Court overturned an eight-year-old referendum passed by 61% of the electorate that banned gay marriage. The recent ruling also overturned more than a century of state law that defined marriage as a between a man and a woman, not to mention shrugging off millennia of global tradition.
In a country under judgement, you won't see democracy at work. There will be no recognition of authority except that of force and fear, so as conditions worsen, every man will become a law unto himself. Everyone will rationalize whatever he does to meet his comforts and desires. We already see this in an increase in crime and a decrease in civility. Divorce will become rampant; the abandonment of children, commonplace. Sexual activity will start at lower and lower ages.
That's only the beginning. It gets really bad after that--natural disasters, wars, plagues, famine. Although people will be shocked by these things, they will be so used to either denying God or mocking Him, the only godly solution left to them is to blame Him for the troubles. Then it gets worse.
What tomorrow does bring is another indication that we have lost our way. As we sense sea changes all about us, as we fret about things we can't yet see, we cling ever more tightly to the false hope of values that are founded on nothing more than fad and fancy. We want to believe, if we just tolerate everything and everyone, there will be no reason for anything to ever come after us.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 3And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. (Romans 1: 18 -32, KJV)