It seems that a continuous chain of misfortune has start in Japan and it does not stop. Why God acts this way with them?
Previously I wrote the article “Are the earthquake and tsunami in Japan a sign of the end of the world?”. I am also appalled to see that misfortune doesn’t stop in Japan and together with the whole church we have prayed for an end of these troubles and that God may have mercy on the people of Japan.
A presenter of the Moldovan television station PublikaTV said that we have a “tsunami” here in Moldova, too, speaking about the anti-discrimination law based on sexual orientation. Because I continually ask God to save us from the serious consequences that this law can bring to our country, I wanted to know what is Japan’s situation concerning this subject. I simply searched for “gay pride parades” and found that after a break of 3 years there was organized the 6th gay parade in Tokyo in 2010. But someone will say …
What is the relation between the gay parade in Japan and misfortunes that came upon them?
There is a direct relation. In the book of Leviticus chapter 18 God lists the sexual perversions practiced by the pagan nations, which He categorically prohibited to His people. Homosexuality is also listed among these perversions, and God says about it:
You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination. (Leviticus 18:22)(NASB)
Then, at the end of the list, God announces the consequences for the country whose people will not take into account God’s command and will tolerate these practices:
But as for you, you are to keep My statutes and My judgments and shall not do any of these abominations, neither the native, nor the alien who sojourns among you (for the men of the land who have been before you have done all these abominations, and the land has become defiled); so that the land will not spew you out, should you defile it, as it has spewed out the nation which has been before you. ‘For whoever does any of these abominations, those persons who do so shall be cut off from among their people. Thus you are to keep My charge, that you do not practice any of the abominable customs which have been practiced before you, so as not to defile yourselves with them; I am the LORD your God.’” (Leviticus 18:26-30)(NASB)
Sexual perversions are called abominations that defile the land and eventually the land spews its people out. In 2010 Japan’s gay parade more than 4,000 gays and lesbians marched through the streets.
Once they have presented their photos on a site, homosexuals called and invited others to come to the next parade in 2011 …
But now it seems that through these great evil sent from God, Japan began to directly spew out (vomit) its inhabitants. I thought exactly about this phrase from the Bible (the country will spew its people out) as I watched the terrible effect of the tsunami waters and the explosions at the nuclear station. How will these people be able to live in their country?
But someone will say that I exaggerate and will ask …
Why didn’t God punish other countries where sexual perversion is being promoted under the pretext of anti-discrimination?
I return to what happened while the Lord Jesus was on the earth, as recorded in the Gospel:
Now on the same occasion there were some present who reported to Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. And Jesus said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were greater sinners than all other Galileans because they suffered this fate? I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. Or do you suppose that those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them were worse culprits than all the men who live in Jerusalem? I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” And He began telling this parable: “A man had a fig tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and did not find any. And he said to the vineyard-keeper, ‘Behold, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree without finding any. Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground?’ And he answered and said to him, ‘Let it alone, sir, for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer; and if it bears fruit next year, fine; but if not, cut it down.’” (Luke 13:1-9)(NASB)
Let no government and people of other countries think that the Japanese were greater sinners than the people of our country, but to heed Christ’s words who said: “Unless you repent, you will all likewise perish” and rush to heed God.
Many Christians have come up with the initiative to dedicate the day of tomorrow, March 15, for prayer and fasting for the people of Japan. I invite all readers of this site to join this initiative.
Translated by Felicia Rotaru