Out of the Closet

By Peggy Kreus

With his hand placed upon God’s Holy Word, the following words were uttered: “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, to preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the United States, so help me God.”

Within 24 hours, our president placed his hands upon a paper, signing his name, giving his support to legislation that gives people the right to murder unborn babies. His next order of business was to try to remove all bans for homosexuals and lesbians to enter into the military.

The “gay” community is overflowing with happiness that Bill Clinton is now the president of the United States. He supports their lifestyle, has given 13 of them positions within his White House staff, and received 72 percent of their vote. They feel they can now “come out of the closet” and receive “their due respect.” Christian, it is time to stand up and take note!

On January 26, 1993, from 9-10 p.m. (primetime television), a program entitled “The Gay 90’s — Sex, Power and Influence” was aired on a local station. Interviews were conducted with several “gay” couples all expressing happiness with their “new found freedom” of not having to feel ashamed or secretive about their chosen lifestyle anymore. Our president was shown ex-pressing his thanks to this group of people for electing him, and he assured them he had a place for them within his administration.

For the first time, I fear the world in which my children will live. Satan has always had his hand in the affairs of men, but today sin has taken on a new dimension. No longer does Satan have to be sneaky and work covertly. Sin is blatant today, and completely out in the open, even within the highest ranks of our government . . . and worse yet, people are proud of it.

Absolute standards of right and wrong will soon be a thing of the past in the minds of many. Situation ethics will be the norm, and Satan will be basking in his glory as he watches so many serving him and promoting his cause. More and more of our television programs will begin introducing this idea of “open sexuality,” whether it be heterosexual or homosexual. The press is already full of news regarding the growing sentiment of finally being able to “come out of the closet.” Christian, what will you do?

First we must be familiar with what God’s Word teaches on the subject of homosexuality (and all other forms of immoral behavior). 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 is one of the clearest passages in the entire Bible: “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God. Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous; nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God” The next verse proves the condition was not inherited but chosen as Paul states, “And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.” Men and women decide for themselves whether they will become homosexual; it is not an in-born trait beyond their ability to alter.

There are many ramifications to the philosophies of our present administration. As you study the book of Acts, it is soon obvious to the student that the church of Christ grew the most when it was undergoing persecution. Christians band together in spirit and dispersed, continuing to teach God’s truths. Christians grew in their faith, and the cause of Christ was stronger than ever before.

We are undergoing a moral persecution at this very time. Will our persecution have the same effect on us as it did the first century Christian? Or do we feel fatalistic in our view and feel like we really cannot make any difference? Have you written President Clinton ex-pressing your displeasure with his intended policies? Have you written your Congressman imploring him to vote against any such legislation? When, and if, these bills are someday passed, will you feel you have done everything you could to turn the tide back toward God?

We must pray for our new president and those in power today. And although Jesus used the term “go into your closet” and pray figuratively, let’s never sup-port, by our actions or inactions, those participating in this most sinful of practices using the term “coming out of their closet.” Christian, let’s get back into our closet and pray, pray, pray for the welfare of our country, our schools, our families, our children, and yes, even our very souls.

Guardian of Truth XXXVII: 7, p. 9
April 1, 1993