As most of you no doubt realize much ink has been spilled in the aftermath of the landmark SCOTUS decision. Nothing I have read, heard, or written comes close to what John MacArthur preached this past Sunday night. This was “Hope For A Doomed Nation” times a thousand. The following is a brief sketch of MacArthur’s epic July 19, 2015 sermon (You can listen to the sermon in its entirety by following this link).Since our nation’s founding in 1776 the American experiment has brought an usual amount of religious freedom for all men, including- but not limited to- evangelical Christians. In light of what Jesus said in John 16:33, what Paul declared in 2 Timothy 3:12, and what Peter wrote in 1 Peter 4:12-19 these blessed liberties should not be taken for granted. In recent days the “reprieve” from an ungodly and hostile culture has been removed. Those who continue to uphold what the Word of God clearly teaches concerning gender and marriage must prepare themselves for forthcoming persecution. (If you are interested in how America got to this place so rapidly consider this article. The LGBT blitzkrieg has taken root in six basic stages: Desensitize, normalize, demonize, legalize, idolize, and finally, victimize/penalize the opposition).
Dr. MacArthur went on to remind the congregation that almost every form of sexual perversion is described in the first half of Genesis. In other words, voyeurism, incest, adultery, fornication, and homosexuality is nothing new (see Genesis 3-19). The Bible teaches that sexual sin and corrupt human nature go hand in hand. We live in a fallen world of men who are lost and ruined by the fall (note Ephesian 2:1-3, Colossians 1:21-23).