WITH WHOM WILL YOU STAND? By Wendell Ingram

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WITH WHOM WILL YOU STAND?

In Judges 19 we read of the city of Gibeah of the tribe of Benjamin located only a few miles northeast of the city of Jerusalem. A Levite from Ephraim, along with his concubine and his servant, were traveling and stopped to spend the night in the city of Gibeah where an old man took them into his home. The men of the city of Gibeah had become corrupt in the same manner as the men of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and they approached the house with the intent of homosexually raping the visiting men. The old man tried to dissuade them and even offered them his virgin daughter and the visitor’s concubine to do with as they pleased, but they would not listen. The visitor then sent his concubine out to them and they raped and abused  her throughout the night.   At daybreak they let her go and she returned to the house where she fell at the door and died. The Levite returned home with the body of his dead concubine, cut her body into pieces and sent a piece to each of the tribes of Israel.

In Judges 20 we read that all Israel came together before the LORD at Mizpah to determine what should be done to the wicked men of the city of Gibeah. It was determined that the men guilty of this lewd act must die and Israel’s four hundred thousand man army marched on Gibeah and demanded that they surrender the men who had committed this vile act. But the people of Benjamin assembled an army and came out to protect the city of Gibeah and the men who were guilty of the crime.

God sent the Israelite army against the Benjamites who destroyed their army and put everyone (men, women and children) to the sword. All that was left of the tribe of Benjamin were 600 men. God’s judgment came on those who stood with and protected the homosexual offenders just as it did on those who were guilty of that vile sin.

If you had lived in Israel during those days, with whom would you have stood?
Would you have stood with God and his people as they opposed the wicked deeds of the men of Gibeah, or would you have stood with the Benjamites who condoned and sought to protect the rights of the wicked men of Gibeah?

In a few days we will go to the polls and chose those who will lead our nation for the next term. There are many issues that need to be considered as we cast our vote, but one very important question that we, as Christians should consider is, “Will I stand with those who support and promote the homosexual agenda or will I stand with those who support and promote biblical principles and values?”

The 2012 Democratic Party gives full support to the homosexual agenda. It identifies, as an ethnic group, the community of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT) and seeks to protect them from discrimination. It gives full support to same-sex marriages and rejects the idea that marriage is only to be the union of one man and one woman. It seeks to force both federal and state governments to recognized same-sex marriages as legitimate and to affordsame-sex marriages the same legal benefits as traditional marriage.

The 2012 Republican Party gives full support to traditional marriage, and supports a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman. While the Republican Party platform embraces the principle that all Americans should be treated with respect and dignity, it does not in any way support or promote the homosexual agenda.

It is very clear where the parties stand on the issues of homosexuality. The question is; “With whom will you stand?”

Wendell Ingram

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