THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES FOR OUR ACTIONS! by Earl Sutton

 

In 1996 a grain ship, “Bright Field,” was heading down the Mississippi River near New Orleans, when it lost control, veered toward the shore and crashed into a riverside shopping mall. The impact demolished parts of the wharf and injured 116 people. According to the Coast Guard investigation, the ship’s owner and crew had failed to repair long-standing engine problems. This is a clear example of not doing what you should do and receiving the consequences of bad decisions.

            The Devil deceived Eve into thinking that there would be no consequences for eating the forbidden fruit (Gen. 3:1-7). God said, “But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, ye shall not eat of it lest ye die” (v.3) The Devil said, “Ye shall not surely die.” (v.4) Eve dilly-dallied with the temptation and contemplated the possibilities that the Devil had suggested and threw away all restrain and ate the fruit!  Why?  The Devil deceived her into thinking that there would be no consequences for sin.

            The Devil continues to lie to us today and tells our society that a little sin won’t hurt, a little indulgence is not a problem, a little transgression will never hurt anybody! The Devil tells us that we are only human and go ahead and enjoy sin. The Bible says, “The way of the transgressor is hard.” ( Prov. 13:15)

            Our society believes that it can live in disobedience to God’s will by practicing homosexuality and never suffer the consequences. The scriptures teach that there will be consequences for our actions. “Be not deceived: God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth unto his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption: but he that soweth unto the spirit shall of the spirit reap eternal life.” (Gal. 6:7-8) This basic principle applies to the physical world and spiritual realm as well. The word, “mocked” is a Greek word (mukterizete:) which means to turn one’s nose up at God. The point is that if a person sows to the flesh (homosexuality and sinful living) and turns up his nose at God, he shall go the way of all flesh, -- die and face the judgment of God where there will be consequences. (reap destruction – Gal. 6:8)

The scriptures emphasize the consequences of sin in other verses. Ezekiel said, “The soul that sinneth, it shall die.” (Ez. 18:4) Paul said, “The wages of sin is death.” (Rom. 6:23)  Over and over, again and again, the Bible under all circumstances, emphasizes that we reap what we sow and that sin is always followed by consequences.

            There is rebellion in the hearts and in the behavior of many people in our society today. In view of the fact that sin will always have consequences, what can we predict for the future? According to the basic law of sowing and reaping, the answer can best be given in the words of the prophet Hosea, “They sow the wind and they shall reap the whirlwind.” (Hos. 8:7) There is one time of sowing (while alive), and there will be two times of reaping. We reap in this life and also reap beyond this life in the hereafter. Sin brings forth its consequences both here and hereafter.

            People may do things without realizing the consequences of their actions, but one day there is going to be an accounting! (Rev. 21:8)                                                                                                                                                                                           

Will the Supreme Court be Unbiased? - Earl Sutton

WILL  THE  SUPREME  COURT BE UNBIASED?

 

A group of African-American ministers (CAAP) has called on Supreme Court Justices Ruth Ginsburg and Elena Kagan to recuse themselves from the same-sex marriage case to be heard by the court. This move sprang from public comments made by Ginsburg regarding her conviction that the “American public would accept a ruling in favor of same-sex marriage,” and both justices have performed same-sex weddings.

    This clearly shows that both justices have taken a public stance in favor of same-sex marriage, and there cannot be any question of bias on the part of those two judges!

    This is clearly a breach of ethics and calls into question the whole integrity of the court and ensures that the case will not be adjudicated fairly!

Prejudice is a terrible thing, yet very prevalent even in the Supreme Court! 

    During World War II, there was a woman in Germany who was referred to as Axis Sally, and her mission was to broadcast to the American soldiers.  She told them that their wives back home were being untrue to them and that the American people didn’t appreciate what they were doing. The sole purpose of this broadcasting was to try to poison the minds of these soldiers against their leaders!

    The sole purpose of Ginsburg’s public comments that the American public would accept a ruling in favor of same-sex marriage was to prejudice the minds of other justices and poison the minds of the American public! It is clear that this case will dramatically affect the future of the family, religious freedom and break down the wall of separation between church and state!

    There is a serious question of bias on the part of these two judges, and members of the public and members of the Lord’s church are needed to sign the petition by these African-American ministers to prevent a taint of biased judiciary! The CAAP website is   caapusa.org    Also, members of the public and members of the Lord’s church can send a letter to Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., U.S. Supreme Court, 1 First St., N.E., Washington, DC  20543 and ask that action be taken to protect the integrity of the court by disqualifying Ginsburg and Kagan from involvement in this case!

    You have heard a judge ask future jurors, “Do you know anything about this case? Have  you discussed it in public? Have you read about it in the newspaper? Have you partially made up your mind?”  If an individual says, “Yes, your honor, I have discussed it on my job and have been keeping up with it in the newspaper,” do you know what the judge will say? “You are not qualified to serve on this jury.”  Why?” Because the judge knows that you cannot render a fair decision! If all citizens must abide by this principle, why can’t the U.S. Supreme Court follow it, also? Justices Ginsburg and Kagan should remove themselves from this case, because they cannot render a fair decision! These two justices need to read about what the Apostle Paul told Timothy in I Timothy 5:21, “Do nothing by partiality,” in other words be fair-minded, don’t be prejudiced. When an individual or judge has preconceived ideas, that person is not being guided by facts but by bias.            ---  Earl Sutton