Brittney Griner is a 6’8” Woman’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) bona-fide star! She is not only tall, but athletic, can score, dribble, pass, and yes…even dunk! Simply…the girl can HOOP! For her skill, she is one of the highest paid woman’s Hoop stars in the world. I have seen several interviews, and she is articulate, bright, fun-loving. She is your average, mid-twenties young woman just wanting to live life.
She comes to be a topic of this tidbit because I was asked to write my thoughts about the news of her lesbian relationship with fellow WNBA star Glory Johnson, and their new born twin babies. Much controversy surrounded the couple after they had a public brawl, were arrested, married, divorced, all within 28 days; and each was later suspended seven games by the WNBA for their public conduct. Furthermore, Brittney was court-ordered to pay Glory 2516/month in child support, and 2835/month for two nannies to care for the twins.
My first thought: A Pandora’s Box. Pandora’s Box originates in Greek Mythology, which contends that Pandora, the first creation of the Greek gods, opens a box where evil escapes, and increases to the point she cannot close it. The idea has a Biblical application! The principle of sowing and reaping as it relates to sin (Gal6:7,8;Gen8:22) is that not only will you reap negative consequences for sin, but you may not be able to stop additional unknown linked evil! The Bible calls sin “the mystery of iniquity” (2Thes2:7), meaning sin needs revelation from God to recognize its existence and, one cannot know the full consequences of sin until it is often too late. Therefore, sin is very much like a Pandora’s Box.
The Griner-Johnson situation is wrought with all kinds of negative consequences, problems, and never before seen situations. Yet, their problems are consequences of an America has left the God of the Bible; the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! Although both Griner and Johnson are accountable for their actions before God, their situation was created by a Liberal America’!
Watching the video on Sporting News (http://www.sportingnews.com/nba-news/4703075-brittney-griner-child-support-glory-johnson-for-twins) of the reporter reporting as if the Griner-Johnson situation is a normal, average day in America is evidence that liberalism has ‘almost’ completed the replacement of the Judaeo/Christian ethic.
Brittney divorced Glory because under the moral code of lesbianism, a pregnant woman equals cheating! Yet, cheating is a term used to describe adultery in a Biblical worldview of marriage between a man and a woman. How then can Brittney rationally use God’s word as a standard to call-out Glory’s adultery, while simultaneously living in a homosexual relationship which rejects God’s word? If ignoring thousands of years of law from every nation, ethnicity, and religion requiring male-female marriage is now permissible, by what authority should we (and Griner) now restrict marriage to two people?
Moreover, why is Brittney required to pay more child-support? The obvious answer is that Brittney assumes the male role in the relationship. Therefore, even the ‘legal process’ treats her like the man in a normal divorce scenario. Interestingly, in homosexuality, one partner plays the male role, and the other the female role…but…but…but….why does this exist? Again, the obvious answer is in the natural (Rom1:26,27) course of human existence (and marriage), there exists two roles(Mat19:1-4), i.e. two genders. If you disagree, why does only the female species carry offspring? Why does only the human male determine the sex of that offspring? Why does only the female produce the egg, and only the male produce sperm? If you still unconvinced, why did Glory have to go to a fertility clinic to get inseminated? Or, why does lesbianism consider it impossible for a partner to become pregnant in spite of all their sex?
However, the greatest tragedy of this situation is the atmosphere in which the twins (and all children raised in the moral kaos of contemporary liberal authority) will be raised. Following are psychologically revealing facts:
-Glory says she has no biological connection to the infants
-Brittney was forced to pay child support.
-Glory married a Brittney and yet contends she is not a lesbian.
-Love cannot exist apart from truth!!
Finally, the idea that every child has a right to a father and mother is a God-given, scientific, irrefutable fact! Both Brittney and Glory have a father and a mother! Yet, probably the worst part of all this is that those beautiful, innocent twins, will be deprived by the power of the state…of a father and a mother.
As the state traditionally stands for power, it can use force to make people comply…or destroy them! Regardless of whether Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson are Christians, their case is evidence of America’s Pandora’s box! Simply, it is a premonition of liberalism’s progressive increase in attacks on God, the Bible, Christians, Jews, and ultimately any person who won’t submit to their agenda!
The good news is that God still reigns! His providence empowers us to snatch victory from the jaws of evil. Our God can even take evil and make it good to us and for us.
-And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. –Romans 8:28
-But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
-For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. -1John 5:4
Yet, we must be discerning, diligent, and courageous!
“If we don’t make mistakes daily, we aren’t pushing the boundary and challenging the system enough.”
-Antonio J. Lucio
Voting: An American Barometer-4
Over the past four tidbits, we have looked at how voting measures three areas in America:
We finished Racism, America’s purpose, and the first part of Christianity:
1.Word of God
Now to move on to the second part of how voting measures Christianity in America: Israel. Allow me to offer a few illustrations using both the positive and negative of how the treatment of Israel measures one’s Christianity; and therefore, why supporting Israel is imperative for any candidate running for office at any level in America.
First the positive. God told Abraham and his seed—referring to the inheritance through Isaac, and then Jacob—that He would first of all, make his family a great nation (Israel), and then ‘ALL’ of the ‘families of the earth’ would be blessed (Gen12:3) through him. “All families” refers to every nation, culture, people group, or tongue. Although I live thousands of years after Abraham, this blessing from God touches my family today. God has sovereignly chosen to bless humanity through Abraham and his seed, i.e. Israel.
Confirming this Genesis 12:3 truth, is Deuteronomy 32:8:
When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.
Furthermore regarding the blessing of Israel, this verse teaches that God gives the nations of the world their inheritance, and sets their borders ‘according to’ the nation of Israel. In other words, God looks at the nation of Israel, counts them, remembers His covenant with them, and subsequently gives the nations their inheritance according to how He sees Israel.
Both of these passages teach that everything man possesses comes through Israel. Romans 9:4 even teaches that every promise from God to man comes through Israel:
Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises.
Of course, this would explain why Satan has attacked Israel, i.e. the Jews, so much, which brings us to the negative aspect of relating to Israel.
The Abrahamic blessing of Genesis 12:3 not only contains the positive “blessing”, but also offers the revelation of the negative—or, the “curse” of God. Another confirming scripture of the Genesis 12:3 curse, is Joel 3:2:
I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.
The prophet Joel describes ‘one’ of the Genesis 12:3 curses: the nation, or whomever, that divides that land of Israel, or supports the anyone who divides the land…will taste of God’s wrath.
Sadly, America is the most recent evidence of this great truth. Over the last several decades, God has repeatedly judged America for attempting to divide the land of Israel between the Jews and the Palestinians! And what’s worse, most Christians are woefully ignorant of this truth! Tragically, many Christians have arrogantly supported political figures who have foolishly ignored the Genesis 12:3 Abrahamic curse.
For example, under President George Bush, on September 23, 2001, the White house planned to openly declare a two-state solution, dividing the land between Israel and Palestine. However, something happened on 9/1/01 at 8:46am that changed America forever; and cancelled America’s declaration of a Palestine state—do you remember? Sure you do!!! Muslim suicide bombers crashed four airliners into two World Trade Center buildings in New York City, and the Pentagon in Washington DC. Almost 3000 lives were lost, 3 billion dollars in property damage, and an estimated 3 trillion in total costs. I know…I know…you think my declaring a link between dividing the land of Israel and the 9/11 catastrophe is preposterous…right?
Well, on August 23, 2005 Israel completed evicting their own people from the Gaza strip. Some of you may remember the terrible footage of the Israeli army literally dragging Jews from their homes. This Israeli policy was a product of massive pressure placed on them by the U.S. government. Interestingly, on that very day (8/23/2005) the last Jews were forcibly removed from their land in the Gaza strip, a Hurricane was conceived in the Gulf of Mexico! Wikipedia even reports, “Katrina originated over the Bahamas on August 23 from the interaction between a tropical wave and the remnants of Tropical Depression Ten.” Hurricane Katrina smashed into Gulf states, especially New Orleans, and over 1200 people perished, causing over 108 billion dollars of damage!
Do you still think the link preposterous?
Ok, on May 19, 2011, President Obama demanded that Israel turn over East Jerusalem, and return to the pre-1967 borders. On May 22, 2011, just 3 days later, a “super-cell” tornado, cut a path through Joplin, Missouri, ½ mile wide, and 6 miles long. Everything in its path was obliterated! Only a hospital, which lost its windows, remained standing!
What about the link now?
On the contrary, if you think these are coincidences, the book ‘Eye to Eye: Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel’ by William Koenig, reports dozens of incidents of America attempting to divide Israel…and God responding with catastrophes!
In conclusion, considering God’s quick responses of judgment for dividing the land of Israel, everyone you choose to vote for should demonstrably be pro-Israel!
If you are still unconvinced, then thank-God all His judgments so far have been regional; and pray that you and your family and not in the path of God’s wrath, the next time the President or Secretary of State decides to ignore God’s word concerning the land of Israel!!
Success: the ability to overcome in any situation. – Trong Hong