It appears that another young Christian woman is being put to the test of standing with God or seeking a way to prevaricate for the sake of her career. Miss Beverly Hills 2010 Lauren Ashley is now the second beauty queen of late to stand with God on traditional marriage and the role of male and female. In a recent interview Ashley said: “The Bible says that marriage is between a man and a woman. In Leviticus it says, ‘If man lies with mankind as he would lie with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death and their blood shall be upon them.’ The Bible is pretty black and white.”1 Ashley is quoting Leviticus chapter 20, verse 13; and this does accurately pronounce God’s judgment on homosexuality.
Nevertheless, we are in an age of grace now made possible by God shedding the blood of His own Son on the cross to pay for all the sins of whosoever will turn to God and repent and receive the gift of salvation through Christ Jesus the Lord. This is, however, a limited time offer. The sinner is limited to a certain and few number of years in this life while repentance can be made, and this age of grace is fast coming to an end. Sinners who die in their sins, who have not been washed clean by the blood of Christ, will be damned for all eternity. The first thousand plus years will be spent in Hell, and eternity after will be spent in the lake of fire, prepared for the Devil and his angels.
As for Ashley, it sounds as if she has an eternity in heaven to look forward to. She also said: “I don’t drink alcohol and I don’t smoke weed or cigarettes. My definition of partying is a little different.” Ashley added that she believes sex is for marriage. Why such clean living? Ashley explained: “I feel like my body is the Temple of God.”2 She intends to treat it well, and here she is quoting 1Corintians: “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” (1Co 6:19). As for what’s in store for Ashley in the near future, a lesson might be learned from Carrie Prejean, former Miss California.
In Beauty and the Beast Part One,3 Prejean also voiced her belief in God’s design and definition of marriage, and was immediately set upon by the homosexual lobby, and then by many Christians. The former attack was to be expected. The later seemed to emanate from those who, while they agree that it is good to be saved by the blood of Christ, nonetheless require a resume of complete perfection afterwards (and the persons should never have worn a bathing suit). What will Ashley need to weather the perfect storm? She already has it, and if she continues to hold on the word of God as tightly as she is doing now, the Lord will bring her through, and to an ever better crown.
1 – 2. Hollie McKay, “Miss Beverly Hills Lauren Ashley Opposes Same Sex Marriage,” FOXNews.com, February 23, 2010. http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2010/02/23/miss-beverly-hills-lauren-ashley-same-sex-marriage-carrie-prejean/?test=faces
3. The “Beast” is an appellation for the Antichrist, and it is the spirit of Antichrist at work today opposing the way of righteousness.
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