Tonight on The Hal Lindsey Report
On Friday, June 26th, the Supreme Court of the United States overrode the states and the voters when the justices, by a single vote, imposed legalized, same-sex marriage on all America.
The resulting dissension it caused among the minority members of the court is almost unprecedented.
On this week's program, I am going to discuss this momentous decision. Be warned, though, I am not discussing it from the moral or political perspective. I am going to address the prophetic implications.
Some of you may be wondering right now, "How can this legal development have 'prophetic implications'? Don't tell me this is going to usher in the Antichrist!"
Well, maybe. And not because the recent decision may require God to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah. And not because I've said before that God's "red line" for America may be its national "celebration" of one of the most odious sins named in His Word.
This may help pave the way for the Antichrist because he cannot sweep to power without imperial authority or the judicial ratification of his authority. He'll have no time for confirmation of his sweeping initiatives through drawn-out legislative processes. He needs a body of authority that acts quickly. He needs an easily controlled, small body of people with the ultimate power to make laws. Laws that favor him.
Until recently, that did not describe the Supreme Court. But now it does.
As Chief Justice John Roberts noted in his dissent, "The majority's decision is an act of will, not legal judgment. The right it announces has no basis in the Constitution or the Court's precedent."
Justice Antonin Scalia put it more bluntly. He called the decision a "threat to American democracy...." He said, "Today's decree says that my Ruler, and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of nine lawyers on the Supreme Court." In other words, Scalia charges that the nation's top court is no longer "interpreting" the laws of the land, but is now "imposing" laws on the land.
And if Congress and the American people do not take action to stop that trend, then it won't be long before the Supreme Court and other of the nation's courts will be inventing laws to impose on us.
In that sort of judicial landscape, it will be easy for a single, charismatic figure to silence his critics and opposition if he has the court's cooperation. And that's precisely what the Antichrist will need to do to control America.
Already, we can tell the difference between this decision and the infamous Roe v. Wadedecision back in 1973. It opened the door to a wave of killing that, so far, has taken more than 55 million human lives. However, that calamity did not enable abortion supporters to politically silence and financially destroy people who believe abortion is morally wrong.
That is becoming a weapon of choice against those who support traditional marriage.
When Jesus described the days just before His return to earth to snatch away His bride, He said this: "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven." (Luke 21:10-11 NASB)
Now, that's a pretty accurate description of what we witness on the evening news each day, wouldn't you say? But here's the chilling thing about this passage of scripture.
In the very next verse, Jesus said that before all of these things happen -- and we're already seeing them beginning to happen -- something else would happen: "Before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you." (Luke 21:12NASB)
Folks, that clearly means that persecution is right around the corner for American Christians. It's already here for our brothers and sisters around the world.
Thus far, American Christians have been protected by our God-inspired Constitution, but these recent Supreme Court decisions signal clearly that our protection is being trampled underfoot by the very people sworn to protect and defend it. And, if you ask me, that is exactly what must happen before the last-days' scenario can fully unfold here in America.
That means it's time for all of us to re-focus our attention on our spiritual life and its foundations. We must dig deep into the Word of God to discover -- or rediscover -- what is important in these final days. We must have a bedrock certainty about WHAT we believe and WHY we believe it.
Most of all, we must sincerely ask God to help us be prepared when our moment comes. And, like Stephen, He will give us the wisdom, the words, and the courage to stand strong for Him.
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