For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.
For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
Claiming to be wise, they became fools,
and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves,because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature;and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. (ESV)
As of this afternoon, Saturday, December 18, 2010, the United States Senate (63-33) passed a bill that will allow openly homosexuals to serve in the United States Military. Eight Republicans joined the Democrats to pass the bill. Of coarse, there are the usual suspects from Maine, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, were two of the eight Republicans. Oh, and guess what. So was the newly re-elected Republican senator from Alaska, Lisa Murkowski. Well, isn't that special. Oh, and President Barry will sign when it gets to his desk. One more thing. Isn't funny how the Senate has no problems working the weekend and overtime to get things like this done.
According to the portion of the book of Romans above, events like what we witnessed today will not bring upon America not wrath of God. No. Events like what we saw today IS the wrath of God being poured on America. We just heard the sound of another nail being nailed into the coffin of the United States of America.
There probably no hope left for America as a nation (Oh, let us remember that Jesus came and died for individuals. Not for nations as a whole), but each one of us need to make sure our lives are with God. Each one of us needs the Gospel.