Television’s ‘Judge Judy’: "The Old Guard has to Die off"
Monday, March 16, 2009
Judge Judy was very unhappy about something happening in the great state of California. The something she was unhappy about was voter ratification of a constitutional amendment barring "gay marriage." "What with AIG, bank failures, and our other problems, why are we unhappy about two responsible people who love each other and get married, sometimes to start a family, sometimes not?", she opined. When Larry King told her the religious people felt strongly against same-sex marriage, her ire increased. "The religious people can feel any way they like," she said. "They have no right to impose their feelings on the rest of us." She then tried to draw parallels between interracial marriage and same sex marriage.
According to the biblical record, Moses took an Ethiopian wife and when sister Miriam complained, she was stricken with leprosy for her criticism and had to spend a week outside the camp as punishment. The same scriptures that record this also condemned a man lying with a man as with a woman. Clearly same sex marriage is proscribed. Bi-racial marriage was not. The Scriptures clearly said, "all men are one blood." You can read the Moses account for yourself in Numbers, Chapter 12 of the Old Testament. Clearly, Judge Judy drew a bad analogy. I hope she researches case law, local ordinances, and statutory law better than that in her real – non-television – judicial work.
Judge Judy went on to say that the numbers opposed (while still the majority) to "gay marriage" were dwindling. She then made the most inflammatory statement of all: THE OLD GUARD (opposed Christians and others) had to DIE OFF. Her words, "the old guard has to die" were indicative of the prophesied anger which will culminate in the fifth seal of the book of Revelation: the bodies under the heavenly altar crying out, "how long, Lord, how long." They were given white robes and told to rest for awhile until their fellow servants should be killed as they had been killed.
We are now in an era far more wild than the old movies we once watched about end time events including the Left Behind one. Karen Armstrong opined Friday night on a Bill Moyers' PBS interview that the three monotheistic world religions were guilty of idolatry for "casting God in their own image." Turning the scriptural definition of idolatry: "Thou shalt have no other gods before Me" on its very head, she redefined idolatry as belief in "One God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth." Only the monotheistic religions were guilty of this -- said the ex-nun who evidently left her long discarded habit far behind.
Attacks on Christianity and traditional values of monotheist religions have become a virtual "thrill a day," sometimes now coming several times in a day. Karen Armstrong was Friday night. Ellen DeGeneres brought her "wife" Portia on her program this morning and showed provocative seductive footage of Portia enticing heavily breathing males. The undiscerning studio audience cheered raucously. Tonight Judge Judy publicly sneered at Christians with traditional moral values.
Jesus warned us that as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the day of the coming of the Son of Man. He also drew parallels to Sodom and Gomorrah. Even in my former wildest dreams cum nightmares did I dream it would be fulfilled quite as literally as it seems to be happening.
Years ago, Fr.Seraphim Rose, a Russian Orthodox priest who saw all of this coming wrote that "Satan was now entering naked into human history."
Yes, he obviously has. The Revelation seals may well have opened. The day is fast approaching when God will say, "let he who is righteous be righteous still, let he who is filthy be filthy still."
I urge you to hurry to line up on the right side of that "digital divide." I am the Lord, I change not, was God's immutable word to us throughout human history. "The times are changing and we MUST change with them was Judge Judy's message tonight on Larry King Live. I choose to go on God's word rather than that of Judge Judy of whom it was said has 10 million viewers.
Tough times are coming -- tough times are here. It's no time to give up on God and weaken. These things prove the truth of God's word. Hang in there!
Where do I stand on ‘gay marriage.’ I will say here what I always say with a wry smile: “Sorry guys. It was ‘Adam and Eve.’ It was NOT “Adam and Steve,” nor was it “Madame and Eve.”
For the record, I am now fighting fire with fire. If you have been unable to locate my books, THE HIDDEN DANGERS OF THE RAINBOW and A PLANNED DECEPTION I am making them available for on-line viewing, reading, and downloading by going to my blogspot and clicking on the "Presentations for downloading link" or more directly by clicking here. Press the down arrow on the small black button to the right for download access. You will need an Adobe ® PDF file reader or equivalent to open the file.
I conclude by quoting Fr. Seraphim Rose, “It is later than you think. Hasten now to do the work of the Lord.”
Constance E. Cumbey