By Philip Cottraux
I normally avoid controversial topics, preferring Bible teachings to divisive political issues. However, I have addressed gay marriage, church shootings and abortion, and now a particular firestorm has come against my state in recent weeks that I can no longer ignore. God is calling His people to take a stand.
As homosexual fascism has swept America into embracing immorality under the phony guise of “civil rights,” ethical dilemmas have been created for local governments to deal with. North Carolina recently passed House Bill 2, which states that a transgendered person should use the restroom of their biological gender. The law is primarily designed to protect women and young girls from men in their bathrooms and locker rooms. After all, who would feel safe with their 11 year-old daughter alone in a public restroom with a 30 year-old man? The fact that he is dressed as a woman does not make the situation any less alarming.
The intention is not to discriminate, but with so-called gay rights subverting institutions across this country, counties and states are forced to confront issues they’ve never had to face before. Laws are being passed to try to maintain boundaries and protect children from rape and molestation. But if you’ve watched any news, HB2 is one of the most controversial laws of the decade, and all hell has come against my state. Hollywood is refusing to film movies here. The federal government has threatened to stop all funding. New York has discussed ending all transportation and major corporations won’t do business in this state, costing thousands of jobs and billions in revenue.
Ironically, the same people who declared war on this state supported lifting the embargoes on Cuba and Iran, two countries where homosexuality is a crime and gays are regularly imprisoned, tortured and executed in grisly manners. But North Carolinians are “bigots” for trying to keep men out of ladies rooms.
Even the president has recently weighed in, issuing a “decree” ordering all North Carolinian schools to allow transgendered students to use any bathroom they want, “or else.” This gross overreach of power is symptomatic of the explosive, violent hatred towards anyone who dares go against the perverted worldview of homofascism. Those who stand up for traditional values will be punished, and refusal to comply will not be tolerated.
King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon demanded that all people in the kingdom bow to his image, or risk being thrown into a fiery furnace. But three men insisted on worshiping only the one true God. While all the people fell on their knees when they heard the music echo through the city, these three stood alone in defiance. No doubt some looked up and muttered “What are you doing? Just do what the king says and live!”
So far, despite the earthly kingdoms surrounding this state in an abominable siege, we have not bowed. HB2 remains the law. The children are safe.
Babylon was the capitol city of wickedness, founded on moral depravity and built in defiance of God. The origins of all idol worship in the world and every evil work of the flesh can be traced back to Babylon. Homosexuality and transgenderism are no exceptions.
One of the reasons why our enemies continue winning is because they have defined the language. They have put words in our mouths, accusing us of “bigotry” and claiming that our opposition to transgenders in bathrooms is due to personal hatred. They recklessly use the word “discrimination,” creating a false reality where there can be no resistance to the homosexualization of society. In their perverse utopia, this equates to the civil rights movement, and they constantly fall back on that comparison to try to crush all opposition. We lose because we cringe at being called names and fall like we have been shot.
But the so-called “gay rights” movement has nothing to do with freedom; it is fascism at its finest.
Martin Luther King Jr’s brave fight to win equal treatment for blacks wasn’t about power or crushing an enemy. It wasn’t about using the force of government to punish dissenters. It was about changing the hearts and minds of people for a better society. Blacks in this country were treated horribly, being denied the right to vote and forced to go to inferior schools and use separate bathrooms. The horrors of the Jim Crowe laws do not compare to men dressed up as women being kept out of the ladies room, and to even suggest so is to diminish the suffering endured by blacks in this country.
The civil rights movement was about courage. “Gay rights” advocates are cowards who want to punish anyone who opposes their lifestyle. Leaving them alone is not good enough; they will force you to accept them. No matter how much we give them, they are never happy, because their feet are planted on the foundations of hate and anger. Their sense of revenge, of righting a perceived wrong, is demonic in nature and can’t be satisfied. That’s why they weren’t content with legalized marriage, and won’t be content with transgendered bathrooms. They will never be satisfied, even if they have murdered us all, raped our children and burned our Bibles to ashes.
The ancient Babylonians worshiped Innana, the goddess of love and fertility. The priests in her temple were the first known transgenders, usually men who had been castrated and were considered to be a “third gender;” neither male nor female. Called galas, a word that literally translates to “penis anus,” these androgynous priests sang high-pitched “lamentations,” described as soothing yet perverted choruses to their false goddess. *
The eerie songs of these she males haunted the streets of Babylon. The culture was so wicked and perverse, the nature of biology had been subverted and depravity saturated daily life. They were used to living with it. America will soon become this city; homosexuality is done infiltrating our culture and now the siren calls of transgenderism will fill our cities until we are no longer alarmed by it.
But they weren’t content to stay in Babylon.
Now in the fifth month, in the tenth day of the month, which was the nineteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, which served the king of Babylon, into Jerusalem, And burned the house of the Lord, and the king's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the great men, burned he with fire: (Jeremiah 52:12-13). The Babylonians, pioneers of transgender rights, eventually came for the Jews, those self-righteous bigots who had the audacity to believe in a God who called homosexuality a sin and the effete unrighteous. And they broke down Jerusalem’s walls, burned its temple and enslaved its people.
Today, the depraved armies have North Carolina surrounded and under siege. And don’t think that when they are done brutalizing us into submission that they won’t come for every church, in every state.
They mock our trust in a God we can’t see. But this is a play that has been played out for thousands of years. Nebuchadnezzar built what he thought was a monument that would last forever. But three men knew that kingdoms fall and golden images are lost in the sands of time, and only God is eternal. When the earth has faded, the stars are turned to blackness and empires have collapsed, His Word still endures. While everyone else surrenders to what the king says, they look at us with incredulity as we stand defiant. They can’t understand why we wouldn’t want what the world is offering. They can’t fathom that we refuse to surrender our foolish beliefs and take part in their multicultural empire. But like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, we sense that there is something rotten in the heart of this kingdom.
The Babylonians were notorious for sacrificing their own children to idol gods. The Lord warned His people to never take part in this horrible practice. Leviticus 18:21: And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the Lord. Molech was a golden calf worshiped by the Ammonites; the Babylonian version was Marduk, also known as Baal. Ancient Babylonian art shows children being butchered before this false god. Imagine the innocents of Babylon being dragged screaming into the temples by transgendered gala priests, who smile wickedly through their lipstick and mascara as they hold them down to slaughter them on the altars of death.
The stage is being set today; Babylon is returning and nothing has changed. The androgynous people smile under their fake wigs and dresses as they usher our children into bathrooms. The stalls are the temples to Baal and the toilets are the despicable altars where they hold them down. Our children scream in terror; but we are locked outside, labeled as “bigots” for wanting to kick in the door and save them.
It is breaking America into chaos. We oppose allowing men into ladies rooms because it sets a precedent that removes all societal barriers. We are desperately trying to maintain control in a society that is crumbling all around us. If a man simply claims that he “identifies” as a woman, how do we know he’s telling the truth? Does he have to be dressed up as one? At what precedent do we deny him access to the ladies room? Under the insane rationale of the activists, we simply have to take his word for it.
Out of the ruins of a once great civilization, Babylon is reemerging. It will be rebuilt as the empire of the antichrist. But it doesn’t have to be a literal city; its spirit is alive and well, consuming America. John saw it as a great whore riding the back of the beast.
But God let us know what her fate will be.
After the 7 years of Tribulation and Armageddon, Jesus will set up New Jerusalem and we will rule with Him for a thousand years. There will be only peace on Earth during this time and no death. He will be the light for this world: And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: (Revelation 22:5). However, even during the Millennial Reign, there will still be one place on the earth where there will be absolute darkness and the light of Jesus will never shine.
The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see (Isaiah 13:1). During Armageddon, Babylon will be destroyed so thoroughly that the fire burning the ruins of the city will remain unquenched for the thousand years; absolute darkness will cover this literal hell on earth.
Isaiah 13:19: And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. God promises that the destruction brought against Babylon will be as terrible as Sodom; fire and brimstone will consume it and no living thing, man or beast, will live there. It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there (verse 20). Yet there will still be inhabitants in this hell: But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there (verse 21). The word for “wild beasts” in Hebrew is “lilit,” which translates to “night demon.” These creatures are not actual animals, but demons dwelling in the darkness. “Satyr” refers to a mythical devil with a goat head; interestingly enough, the Baphomet, a disturbing illustration of Satan, has a goat’s head and is transgendered, with both male and female sex organs.
Why do demons live in the burning ruins of Babylon during the Thousand Year Reign? Because they have nowhere else to go. Satan, their leader, has been chained in hell and God’s presence has filled the rest of the world. Revelation 20:1-2: And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years.
They can only be in this one place where God’s glory is absent. Isaiah 13:22: And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.
It was the haunting cry of the gala priests as they sang their wicked songs to Innana. It is the eerie shriek of the transgenders today, beckoning our children to come join them in bathroom stalls. And it will be that blood-curdling howl, like wolves under the glowing moon, which fills the burning ruins of Babylon. This will be America’s fate if we don’t turn this nation back. Babylon is rising among us, but it will fall again. Revelation 18:2: Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
*Wikipedia: LGBT Themes in Mythology: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_themes_in_mythology#Middle_Eastern_mythologies