The America we live in doesn't want to apply the Bible to our culture any longer. We want to throw off all rules (except those of political correctness and "tolerance") and live according to whatever we want to do.
This is not new; people have been doing this since the beginning of time. And there is a timeless verse in the Bible that speaks to this--in warning. Here, in a very bold post, Franklin Graham tells his audience that God is not pleased with the flaunting of sin, no matter what our culture wants to tell us.
"Both the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Soccer Teams wore Gay Pride Jerseys for their latest games. That’s disappointing. They are “proudly” endorsing what God calls sin—flaunting and promoting it. The Bible warns us, 'The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them!' (Isaiah 3:9," Graham boldly said.
Graham shared the story of Christian soccer player Jaelene Hinkle who recently withdrew herself from two upcoming games in June, during which the U.S. Soccer team announced all players would wear jerseys that support gay pride.
While Hinkle has not said that her absence in June is directly because of the gay pride support (she cited "personal reasons"), she has been very bold in her faith and her total stance for what the Bible says--regardless of cultural trends.
After the Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay marriage, Hinkle posted on Instagram, shares the Christian Post:
"Jesus didn't come to save those who already believed in Him. He came so that the lost, rejected, and abandoned men and women would find Him and believe. I believe with every fiber in my body that what was written 2,000 years ago in the Bible is undoubtedly true. It's not a fictional book. It's not a pick and choose what you want to believe. You either believe it, or you don't. This world may change, but Christ and His Word NEVER will," Hinkle said.
"My heart is that as Christians we don't begin to throw a tantrum over what has been brought into law today, but we become that much more loving. That through our love, the lost, rejected, and abandoned find Christ."
Hinkle continued to boldly say that the LGBT's re-appropriation on the rainbow is wrong: "The rainbow was a convent (sic) made between God and all his creation that never again would the world be flooded as it was when He destroyed the world during Noah's time. It's a constant reminder that no matter how corrupt this world becomes, He will never leave us or forsake us. Thank you Lord for your amazing grace, even during times of trial and confusion," she said. "Love won over 2,000 years ago when the greatest sacrifice of all time was made for ALL mankind."
Wow! What boldness and eloquence! Do you agree with Hinkle's words and Graham's warning? Share your thoughts in the Comments! Thank you!