As some of you may know, a very popular and well known *Christian* singer has recently come "out of the closet." Ray Boltz, after living in a heterosexual marriage for some (30?) years, and fathering 4 children, apparently decided that he was done with trying to conceal his homosexuality. So he "came out" publicly in a recent interview in a very prominent "gay" newspaper, the Washington Blade. According to reports, he came out to his family in 2004, but publicly only recently in the Blade interview. What I find so alarming about this is not so much Ray's story per se (though it is saddening to hear that such a popular and well known gospel/contemporary Christian singer is homosexual), but rather the fact that this is becoming more commonplace today in the world. There is a "tsunami" (to use the metaphor Ray used in the interview) of Christian denominations and Pastors supporting supposed "Christian" homosexuality, for lack of a better term for it. Somehow, God's clear teaching concerning homosexuality, not to mention the witness of nature itself, doesn't matter. In fact, many are so brazen (including Mr. Boltz himself) as to boldly proclaim that God "made" them that way; that it is God's "blessing" to them (as I had a Pastor of a United Chruch of Christ in Phoenix Az. once tell me in a personal email discussion we had concerning the issue), as if God would do such a thing despite His clear written word concerning the matter!
Fellow born-again believers in Yeshua (Jesus), please know that we are in the "perilous times" that Paul wrote to Timothy about in the bible. If "Every word of God proves true" (Prov. 30:5-ESV), then it must needs be that the "perilous times", the great "apostacy", the workings of "lawlessness" that will precede, and accompany, the "man of lawlessness" will come - and folks, I believe very srtongly that they are here and getting worse. Take up the sword of the Spirit (which is the WORD of God) and prepare your minds and hearts for the times ahead.