I couldn’t help but think of Galatians 6:7 when I read about the tragic death of this father on his misguided trek in remembrance of his dead son. “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
I can’t link to the story, for some reason, but the headline is: Oregon Father’s Memorial Trek Across Country Ends in a Family’s Second Tragedy. So you can probably find it on Google or wherever.
The American elites have declared that there is nothing wrong with what God calls abomination. The usual suspects will insist, in defiance of both traditional morality and secular logic, that there is no such thing as objective universal morality while simultaneously insisting that homosexuality normal and it is wrong to say otherwise.
But at the end of the day, God’s Game, God’s Rules. Are they arbitrary? Perhaps. So is the intentional grounding rule. That doesn’t make them nonexistent and it doesn’t mean we can safely ignore them, given that we are warned about what the wages of sin are.
That being said, I very much doubt that the grieving father was struck down by God simply because he was on a personal crusade to popularize the acceptance of a particular form of sin; the ironic malice involved tends to strike me as the handiwork of a very different supernatural being.
This is something many Christians don’t seem to understand. Evil revels in grief, pain, and suffering. Not good. And not God.