Putting direct pressure on corporations to conform to Christ, at least from a practical standpoint, appears to be a losing proposition. We're a minority and we uphold an unpopular and divisive standard. Corporate entities tend to be motivated primar by money (and apparently can be sued by minority shareholders who do not think that that motivation is being faithfully observed). If you want to try to influence corporations through protests, boycotts, and public statements, you're going to have to find a way to pose a more credible threat to their finances than the groups whose influence you are working against. Otherwise, you are just creating a niche for some subsidiary or brand name to target.
That said, I do believe that, at least in America, we do far too much business with corporations and not enough business with Christians - The result seems to be a much weaker church, since dependence upon the world for everything gives the world a lot of influence (TV, music, movies, video games, magazines - all of it right along with food, clothing, tools, etc...) So long as we still have the freedoms to do so, it should be possible to show up at a prayer meeting, ask about who needs laborers and customers, and walk out a functioning member of an economic community.
"Sodomite marraige which has now opened a door to other dark things like incest, legalized pedophilia, marrying an animal, and others. These all sound far fetched but so did sodomite marraige not all that long ago." Yup. Christopher. You're right.
How large and enormous is this thing of ‚Äúgay marriage‚ÄĚ and stuff in this specific country called the United States going on in this specific 21st century? While the people that are doing everything they can to spread this idea that homosexuality is ok in this country in the 21st century may think they‚Äôre doing something so large and significant that will have such a lasting effect, in the same way the people of Sodom (Genesis 19) and Canaan (Lev 18:22-25) were judged by God and sent to hell and have been there burning under the wrath of God the past 3500 years (Jude 7) and no one remembers them, those in this country in this short period in human history that think they really got something going, within just 50 years they‚Äôll all be in hell (except those that God granted repentance) and history will continue on with no one remembering them (in the same way not too many people today remember the influential people that were involved in justifying homosexuality and having homosexuality spread in Sodom and Canaan). Let us have compassion and pity on them... Each day they‚Äôre given by God, they‚Äôre stacking up for themselves more punishment they'll receive in eternal hell.
Response to GayJimmy Yes Jimme. God loves us all. Even the gays, lesbians, and transgendered folk out there (you forgot to include those who enjoy bestiality (Lev 18:23), liars, fornicators, etc). He even loves those with such hate in their hearts that they feel the need to put others down for who they are - Are you talking about homosexuality supporters that hate those who stand against homosexuality? As you can see, there are many many out there - who hate in their hearts Christians that hate what God hates. Who are we to judge, as creatures of God? Well we are creatures that were told to judge with righteous judgment (John 7:24). Yes, i think we learned this sort of thing in pre-school - respect other people. Yes. respecting those that stand against homosexuality which God abominates.
Great Sermon! I have heard many sermons via SermonAudio but I can faithfully say Dr Johnston's have been the ones that stir me up the most. The Lord is using this man! Keep going Mr Johnston. The Lord bless you!