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“They Became Fools”

Aug 8, 2017

The God we serve is a God of reality, of truth, and of rationality. Thus it is not surprising that as men shake their fists at their Creator and pretend he does not exist, they increasingly move into a world of unreality, lies and irrationality. They become incapable of thinking straight, and their feet become firmly planted in mid-air.

You can’t really reason with these people. You cannot present them with facts, evidence and data. Their minds are so messed up – because their hearts are so darkened – that they are unable to live in the real world and deal with logic, fact and rational thought.

And the Bible makes it clear that this is exactly what happens to those who embrace sin and evil, all the while rejecting God. Their whole person grows more and more dark, unstable, and radically bent out of shape. The entire sexual revolution is one huge example of this very thing.

The lies and deception of the homosexual revolution has spawned even more grotesque and utterly bizarre manifestations, such as the transgender revolution. Here we have people simply denying reality and biology altogether. They simply decide to identify as whatever they want, and pretend this is somehow normal and real.

Thus a man can simply decide that he identifies as a woman, and start living that way the rest of his life – or until he next changes his mind. Never mind that every single cell in his body screams out the truth that he is male. Now we simply choose to be whatever we want to be.

Reality, truth, logic, reason and common sense have all been jettisoned as we celebrate living in la la land, and we make a virtue out of playing make believe. Children always did this of course, but we always expected that they would eventually grow up, grow out of it, and start living in the real world.

ssm 37Now we insist that everyone permanently lives in a state of make believe, of unreality, and irrationality. And the only bad guys left are those who still happen to think that truth and reality actually mean something, and that it is best to seek to know the truth and conform to reality.

But that just makes us intolerant, bigoted, and haters! Go figure. But as I said, Scripture has already told us about how all this works. And Romans 1:18-32 is a key text on all this. It is one of the most important sections of Scripture, especially as it addresses the nature of fallen man.

But it is not just about fallen man, but man in outright, defiant rebellion against God. It is all about the man (or woman) so soaked in sin and immorality that as they shake their fists at God, they actually think they are somehow being sensible. But they are nothing of the sort.

As Romans 1:21-22 puts it: “For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools.”

And if that is not plain enough, it goes on to say this in verse 28: “Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.”

When your heart and soul is pitch black with sin and selfishness, the mind turns to mush. Sinners simply can no longer think straight, and they will call lies truth, and truth lies. It is just as Isaiah warned us about: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter” (Isaiah 5:20).

And let me make one more point about these 15 verses. As Paul discusses human rebellion, sin and moral culpability, he actually singles out one sin – one sin that is so utterly representative and indicative of this depraved mind and darkened heart: the sin of homosexuality.

I say all this as an extended introduction to something I just saw and must comment on. I refer to a recent tweet making the rounds by a major airline. Those who made it likely thought they were being so cute and clever to push this, but it simply backfired on them big time. It completely and utterly unmakes their case.

I refer to KLM, the Dutch national airline, and its ongoing push to ram homosexuality down the throats of everyone, whether they like it or not. But the folks at KLM are obviously not all that bright, as the image they have used completely undermines their entire case. Underneath it has these words: “It doesn’t matter who you click with. Happy #PrideAmsterdam”.

It proves the very opposite of what they intended. It features three sets of seat belts, all in rainbow colours. As the accompanying pic shows, only one is an actual working set of seatbelts that any intelligent flyer would use. The other two are completely useless, and no one in their right mind would ever consider flying with an airline that was that idiotic to actually offer such a useless set of seatbelts.

Morevoer, why is KLM being so sexist, racist, bigoted, hate-filled and heteronormative? Does it not know that there are way more than two types of seatbelts? Some say there are at least 67 different kinds. Some say hundreds. Others insist that the sky is the limit.

If my laptop identifies as a seatbelt, who is KLM to tell me I can’t use it to fasten myself in? If my can of Dr Pepper identifies as a seatbelt, I should have every right to use it instead. Stop being so discriminatory KLM. You are clearly living in an intolerant, bigoted past. Get with the times!

Thus I quite love this image, because it not only fully demonstrates the truth of what Paul told us in Romans 1, but it entirely shatters the case for homosexual marriage. Um no, two men do not and cannot make marriage. Nor can two women. It is the complementary nature of the male/female union, with the possibility of procreation, that makes marriage what it is, and always has been.

Only the biological parts found in a man and a woman can become compatible and complementary, and result in children. Two male parts can’t and won’t, and two female parts can’t and won’t. Moreover, the foolish image is even more damaging.

As I said, who would ever consider flying with an airline that had two male or two female ends to their seatbelts? No one would, and everyone could tell you why in an instant. KLM might as well have tried to reassure the public that this is all peachy by featuring planes with only two left wings, or two right wings.

Yep, that will get the customers on board – not. Everyone knows that for a plane to fly, a right wing and a left wing is absolutely essential. Everyone knows that for a seatbelt to work, it needs a male end that matches a female end. Everyone knows that to bring about new life, you need one man and one woman.

And until recently everyone knew that marriage must have one man and one woman. But as I said, as we continue to rebel against our Creator, and delight in sin and selfishness, our thinking goes to pot and our ability to live with reality goes out the window.

No wonder the Bible talks so much about fools. It is one of the most used words in the Bible. The biblical understanding of a fool is not just someone who is not very bright, but someone who is at odds with the God of the universe, thus their whole life is bent out of shape.

Being a fool is as much a moral and spiritual issue as it is a mental one. And as men and women reject their Creator and his good plans for them, they are left to only one outcome: “they became fools”. The folks at KLM are simply one clear indication and example of all this.

But thanks for making our case KLM. It actually DOES matter who you click with.

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31 Responses to “They Became Fools”

  • The simple answer as I see it is to give LGBTIQ a plane with two left or right wings and make sure that seat belts have two males or two female ends – rainbow coloured off course. After all, the homosexual lobby are forever telling us that same sex and or two of the same kind are better than male or female or opposite parts.
    Funny how we used to put these loonies in an asylum but somehow they have turned the tide and have put the majority of us in the loonie bin – nothing new – that is mankind for you but throughout history such activities have resulted in plagues or wars and it may well be that we are steaming at full speed into the greatest plague/iceberg of them all.
    I add that those who question the word of God put God on trial. God says no to homosexuality – full stop.
    John Abbott

  • Awesome post Bill.

  • Enjoyed your article Bill. Those verses are very apt for the current climate of moral decline.
    Paul.

  • Hi Bill, thanks for your usual sharing of commonsense and enlightenment. Do you happen to run courses on ‘hitting the nail on the head’ ?
    Cheers n God bless, Peter

  • Congratulations Bill for writing this funny story. As dead serious as it may be, this one is truly hilarious. So glad to know that you keep on seeing the funny side of this crazy world. Have you ever given it a thought as to why it seems to be the folk that work with airlines are so taken in with the LGBT pushers. Why is this? Could it be that they find themselves idle and bored in remote places away from home and loved ones mostly? It must have some link with their lifestyle.
    Bill Heggers.

  • I really resent the use of the rainbow as a gay symbol. Gays didn’t create the rainbow, they can’t even copy it in nature. Now nobody can use anything with multi-coloured stripes without being thought a gay supporter! As a child I loved the rainbow. My girls loved to do rainbow colourings when they were little. I don’t know if my granddaughter will be encouraged to! Good on Ken Ham for reclaiming it in his Creationist park. Let’s hope enough non-gay supporters will use the rainbow until the gays realise they can’t claim it as their symbol.

  • This reminds me that in 1966 I went through military fire training, and we were a bunch of females fresh out of schools and the poor sergeant had to explain the fire hose couplings. He had so much trouble saying the words that they were male and female in order to “fit properly”. Poor man was bright red and of course it didn’t help when some started to laugh, but some did have problems understanding what he meant and they had to be told in private afterwards. Things have changed a lot, haven’t they.

  • When society is reaching the point where male and female body parts do not define sex or gender, we are entering the realm of the surreal.

  • Yes quite right Carl. Not just the surreal, but the demonic.

  • Much of my street preaching is based around an appeal to ‘logic and reason’ Bill and that the Christian faith is NOT one we enter into blindly or is achieved through systematic brainwashing. On the contrary it starts with our ability to use logical reasoned thinking. After laying out the evidence about the Christian faith we can conclude the Bible has been inspired by God because the evidence demands it so. He has a Son and the evidence confirms it and the Bible is Inspired by God as it claims because the evidence confirms it.

    I have taken this approach because of 2Thess 2:9-12 where God declares He will send a ‘strong delusion’ upon those who refuse to believe upon His Son and they will instead believe in lies. My reasoning follows that not all will believe but those who are to be saved will still be able to be reached through speaking God’s truth. I attempt to bring the realities of God’s existence and that of His Son and that the Scripture’s prove themselves to be trustworthy and then by highlighting the lies we believe today (there is no God, abortion is ok, same sex marriage is a right, Islam promotes peace and multiculturalism works, Jews and Israelis are killer occupiers of Palestinian lands, Christian men are violent towards their wives and gender is fluid etc) we can see we need to repent and return to God. Such an approach just might strike a cord with some passers by. People have stepped aside and taken my brochures and engaged in conversation so there is a positive response.

    As you say the sadly reality is, the further away from God we walk the less logic and reason we use until we become a backward, stupid, mindless and Godless people and such a people have only one future and that is to become slaves of some ruthless dictator or totalitarian regime until perhaps our descendants start that road to freedom all over again!

    I do get a lot of positive responses along with the fewer negative ones. Using the same logic As a prop I love holding my little Israeli flag declaring that here is proof that God is not dead because He is still faithfully fulfilling His promises foretold in the Bible. It is amazing the reaction of that flag brings to the discussion, both positive and negative.

    Keep up the good work Bill because it is needed in these darkening days.

  • We have had a slight reprieve in the parliament. I really think the next political move should be to introduce legislation to allow SS divorce. There is absolutely no reason why anyone should be forced to be united with another person in an immoral arrangement for one minute longer than necessary. Israel does not have SSM but they do have SS divorce. It does not condone SSM but allows a way out for people who have foolishly been joined in SSM in one of the eighteen morally corrupt countries.

  • I’m with you, Naomi, on reclaiming the rainbow as a Christian symbol.

    The rainbow is the sign of God’s everlasting Covenant with Noah and all generations to come, including ours, as recorded in Genesis 9:12-17. God gave it to us, not the sodomites, and it’s a disgrace that so many spineless so-called Christian leaders say not one word as these unrepentant sinners try to steal it from us.

  • You are quite right Bill in bringing the demonic into play here. Who else but Satan could darken the minds and hearts of those in the homosexual lobby who are hell bent on pursuing their agenda to make all things gay to be the norm instead of the aberration it is? As in the false cult of Islam who else but Satan could mastermind such a diabolical set of deceptive beliefs and work through Mohammad to bring them to the world? In the abortion clinics Satan is working through deceived hearts to murder millions of babies. The list will continue to grow as more people turn from the light of God, Jesus, and embrace the darkness that is in front of them.

  • A superb illustration of sexual abherration, thanks to KLM! And you couldn’t find a better description of the end result of those who have rejected God than what is described in Romans I. For the past day I’ve been in a state of mourning, and am devastated whenever I think about how so many people have deliberately chosen a path that is anathema to the purposes of God. How can they be so blind to the truth – and, tragically, that includes many who profess some kind of allegiance to God. He is so merciful, but a time of reckoning will one day come to us all. May we repent of this great sin before it is too late.

  • Lovely story you tell Gerredina Kovac, about the fire department trainer describing male and female fitting. It seems funny to read your story. Having been involved with irrigation and lots of construction of buildings, not a day goes by without utilising male and female fittings. In all sizes and materials the plumbing world is forever quoting male and female parts. No one ever blinks an eye lit in this world of construction.
    Bill Heggers

  • Very appropriate article for us in the UK, Bill, as the government prepares this autumn to (supposedly) gather public opinion about giving men and women the “right” to change their gender without medical approval. It’s so unbelievably crazy that even just five years ago we’d have never thought any government could be so stupid. I have little doubt that the input from objectors will be conveniently waste-paper-binned, just as was done when SSM was imposed.
    My reading for today was 2 Thessalonians 2, notably verses 10-12 that include “…God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie”.

  • Great insight Bill! Thanks Naomi. I also read the blog about Ken Ham urging Christians to reclaim the rainbow as a sign of God’s promise to His world. Ultimately God is still on the throne and in charge, no matter what humans may do. Of course all Christians look forward to that magnificent rainbow which surrounds the throne in heaven. (Rev. 4:3)
    Personally I try to use the word “gay” as little as possible when referring to homosexuals. Let’s reclaim gay as a word meaning a joyful spirit.

  • Hi, Bill! Brilliant post!

    Your righteous indignation comes across superbly!

  • Dear Graham, imagine if all Christians — 52% of Australians — refused to use the word they have misappropriated from our language and instead we only ever called those who commit the detestable abomination described in Lev. 20:13 by the proper Christian English term for them: SODOMITES. Imagine how quickly the media narrative would change!

    The sodomites might try to “reclaim” the term like they did with “faggot” but I have no problem with that. Let them describe themselves as what they are, and allow up to do so as well.

  • Yes, Graham Lawn, I think it is definitely time for us to reclaim the rainbow, as well as words such as ‘gay’ which, to me as a child, meant something happy and positive. By reclaiming our traditional vocabulary in this way, we are reaffirming our traditional values. I already refuse to use pronouns that refer to anything other than one’s birth gender. For example, to me it is still ‘Ross Ward’, male gender. If, in fact, it could be proved that one’s actual DNA has been changed, that may be a different matter! I, for one, will not be complicit to this madness!

  • Hi Bill,
    As others have said, eventually the rainbow warriors shoot themselves in the foot.
    Blessings

  • Ann, the modern version of gay no longer means homosexual, it means defective, lame, broken etc. Of course using the modern version may be considered offensive. ironic isn’t it that it’s acceptable to hijack the old word, but it’s wrong to hijack the hijacked word. Saphic and sodomite tends to be clearer than gay anyway.

  • G’day Bill,

    Goodonya always.

    The twits at KLM must have thought they were being so clever – but their homosexual lifestyle or ‘progressive’ views blinded them to reality. It demonstrates Blaise Pascal’s dictum, ‘the heart has it’s reasons which reason knows nothing of.’

    Andrew Campbell, Stanborough

  • I am saddened to wake up this morning to see a prominent Christian leader saying all the vile consequences flowing from sodomite marriage “flies under the rainbow flag.”

    We cannot surrender on sodomite marriage and we cannot surrender the symbols of our faith. What’s next? Will they try to take the Cross from us?

  • Thank you and God Bless you Bill. That is very helpful. I have always struggled when fellow Christians, particularly the younger ones, raised Biblical polygamy and especially Solomon’s wives and concubines to justify their support for sodomite marriage, but now I will use what you wrote to correct them.

    Now that we will have our plebiscite I pray that God moves people’s hearts to vote NO and quash this filth once and for all.

    P.S. This was the reference to the rainbow flag that saddened me. I think we may be at cross purposes but it’s the words that matter not necessarily the speaker.

    www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/david-v-goliath-battle-samesex-marriage-opponents-mobilise-for-plebiscite-campaign-20170808-gxrybc.html

  • Dear Bill,
    Thank you for the article and a prime example of your opening words are the misguided politicians we have sitting in Parliament especially in the senate who have rejected the plebiscite on SSM yet again. This means we will be having a postal vote and the result of that will be sodomite marriage because there is a lot of equally misguided people in society who think there will be no harm in it and will vote accordingly. Then there are others who are against it but will not exert themselves enough to participate in a postal vote which will not be compulsory. This is what happened in Ireland. The Irish were so complacent because so many have fallen away from their faith in recent decades that their consciences have become dulled allowing SSM advocates to win. In Australia the Sodomites and their supporters have been much more militant than those who support traditional marriage even succeeding in shutting them up by accusing them of stirring up an ugly debate. This they have done with the help of a totally supportive MSM. The TRUTH is Sodomy like ALL SIN IS UGLY. What sodomites do IS FILTHY and UNNATURAL and an ABOMINATION in the eyes of our CREATOR. THIS is the UNARGUABLE TRUTH they want to suppress even to themselves because their consciences are DEAD.

  • Since I don’t live in Australia, I don’t know what the majority of people’s beliefs are in regards to SSM. However the media seems to be showing their bias because I saw someone shared a website poll where on the day the poll was made, over 83% of people said no to SSM but then the next day over 160,000 went to the poll and said yes? Did the majority of Australians change their view over night? Does anyone believe that over 4.5 million people casted on this post? According to someone who checked the poll again it has it at 897,633 Yes to 3,891,436 No. Here’s the switch imgur.com/aN612Ri
    and here’s the website where this poll took place www.9news.com.au/national/2017/08/01/06/46/rogue-liberal-mps-reignite-push-for-marriage-equality

  • Thanks James. Yes Channel 9 has obviously been playing fast and loose with the numbers there.

  • No problem Bill. Also I want to point out that the person who exposed channel 9 was a Swedish person who has admitted that he himself has seen the slippy slope in his own country Sweden and that was the reason why he opposes SSM. Which I found revealing.

  • Greetings Bill. Thank you for penning this recent great piece ‘They became fools’ which cracks about the absurdity and foolishness of the Dutch national airline KLM in using the screwball image for their advert. I find this picture redolent of the land vehicles that we use as well. My car has just had its latest warrant of fitness issued, it would not have passed the test if its seatbelts were like those seen in KLM’s image. Yes, it matters heaps in regard to my driving safety to have the proper seatbelts installed.

    As you say, the LGBTIQ loonies are living in a world of irrationality, lies and unreality, and cannot be reasoned with. Certainly the immoral practices of these kooks are bound to have disastrous consequences much the same as those KLM seatbelts are. Both of them would never click. However, your joke about them have clicked with us and we’re all in stitches!

    Keep up your good work.

    Paul Au from across the ditch

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