The Way of the Lord is Not Equal Eze. 33:20 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO
I read a recent headline in the newspaper that said, “Equality.” The article was about the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage. Homosexuals now have equal protection of the laws under the 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution to marry. But this brings up an interesting thought. The 14th amendment reads “Equal” and the headline read “Equality.” Equal to what or whom? Those words address equality among men and women. But what about God?
When Israel perverted its ways before the Lord, he told them that he would judge righteous men as wicked if they turned from their righteousness to wickedness and that he would judge wicked men as righteous if they would turn from their wickedness to righteousness. When the people heard that they said, The way of the Lord is not equal. They were saying, in essence that the Lord wasn’t being fair and impartial. That complaint is essentially the complaint that homosexuals had until the Supreme Court stepped in.
To wicked men, the way of the Lord is not equal because:
The Lord’s commandments are superior to man’s laws – The Constitution is the supreme law of our country – and yet God, God’s law and the Bible are superior to any law of man – thus, John Adams said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” Benjamin Franklin said, “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” Our Constitution, therefore, is limited in its ability to govern our country – now that wicked men denounce moral and religious people and now that wicked men rule contrary to God’s law our constitution is no longer adequate to govern – of course, Bible believers have always known, from the prophecy of the Bible, that men’s moral laws would fail – eventually the wickedest tyrant in the universe will rule over the world by his own laws – we are rapidly heading toward his coming – wicked men deny this truth and proclaim that there is no God and that the Bible is just a religious book written by men – they will soon learn that God is real and that his book is the absolute authority over all men and that they will be condemned by him – and the wicked cry that the way of the Lord is not equal.
The Lord only saves those who receive Jesus Christ – heaven is only for the saved, more specifically for those who have been saved by Jesus Christ – everyone else goes to hell – and once a man is saved, he is justified so that he cannot be sent to hell for his sins no matter what he’s done – a person, on the other hand, who refuses to receive Jesus Christ, even though in all other respects he may be a good citizen, dies and goes to hell like the wickedest person who has ever lived – lost men will not accept this judgment and cannot understand how the Lord can be so callous toward them – and so the wicked cry that the way of the Lord is not equal.
The Lord condemns the sin of the wicked as wickedness – he punishes the wicked who don’t turn from their sin to salvation in Jesus Christ – the wicked cannot stand that the Lord condemns their sin – they protest vehemently when you tell them that sodomy is an abomination which is unrighteous, vile, defiled, and abusive and which is committed by people who have a reprobate mind – all of those statements are found in the New Testament regarding homosexuality – the wicked quote passages from the Bible that they don’t even understand as a way of belittling Bible believers who dare to speak against their sin – and the wicked cry that the way of the Lord is not equal.
The Lord destroys the wicked in the earth – just look what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah – God literally annihilated Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboim for the same sins that have been committed and now legalized in this country– make mention of that today and you are ridiculed by the wicked – soon you will be sued or arrested for even making the comparison – by the way, remember what happened to every living thing in the earth during Noah’s flood – God destroyed them all – the Bible says, “God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually,” Gen 6:5 – God even allowed Jerusalem to be destroyed because they had turned to wickedness and had rejected the righteousness of Jesus Christ – Israel was run out of her own country for nearly 1900 years for their wickedness – yet, the tribulation that’s coming upon the wicked during the Tribulation will be worse than any other tribulation during any other time in the history of mankind – during that time the wicked will blaspheme God and go right on with their wickedness – and the wicked cry that the way of the Lord is not equal.
Conclusion: The way of the Lord is equal – it is fair – and there is no better way to see this than at the cross of Calvary – no matter what you have done, no matter who you are, the Lord Jesus Christ has died for you with your sin in his body so that you can live with his righteousness in yours – that offer is not only equal, it is better than you deserve – receive him today and be saved.