Having the idea change that homosexuality is no longer a medical condition is kind of interesting in the uk- see we have too many referrals into the world of psychiatry and not enough psychiatrists to cope and whereas we used to have to see and treat paraphilias ( sexual perversions) we now refuse to see and treat because they are now now longer considered a medical condition. So ok- if I were asked to treat a depressed gay person I would have no problem and wouldn't feel that it was any conflict with my own personal religious morality. In fact I would consider it a privilege, I mean Jesus helped the woman in sexual sin who was about to be stoned and he was mates with tax collectors. Much of my contact with gay people has been through them experiencing homophobic bullying. Often there is only one kid in the school who is gay and they are marginalised and bullied and occasionally suicidal because of the bullying. I think if Jesus was in my position he wouldn't be refusing to befriend and help someone because he knew them to be a sinner. I don't know how that equates with baking cakes...I think the government should have made a clear distinction between Christian marriage and heathen marriage and I think that's the only way forward and the only way that allows the issue of both
Great Sermon! God Bless You for bringing this up to light! It will come a judge sooner or later. God is NOT pleased with this behavior.
It has been a huge problem for too long and I think it is about MONEY. Christian people love money. I am sad to say. Let us examine our hearts when we hear things like this.
E. Historically, Jews had evolved mostly from the Tribe of Judah and Simeon, and partially from the Israelite tribes of Binyamin and Levi, who had all together formed the ancient Kingdom of Judah.
If you check in revelation 7 of the tribes included in the 144 thousand Jewish evangelists, the tribe of Dan is excluded from the list- hence their recognition as Israelites is questionable also on this basis.They were excluded from the list of sealed tribes in the Book of Revelation for pagan practices, but they were given a northern portion of land in future Israel according to the Book of Ezekiel.
According to the Torah, the tribe consisted of descendants of Dan, a son of Jacob and Bilhah, Rachel's maidservant (Genesis 30:4). In the biblical account, Dan is one of the two children of Bilhah, the handmaid of Jacob's wife Rachel, the other child of Bilhah being Naphtali. Scholars see this as indicating that the authors saw Dan and Naphtali as being not of entirely Israelite origin (being descendants of handmaids rather than of full wives).
For once I agree with rick warren and I thought that mostly he did ok here. I think he took the issue of stoning off on a tangent that I wouldn't have taken it on- but yep glad he had a wide audience to speak out the truth. It's not just marriage though is it I mean the whole act, the whole concept is not acceptable in the eyes of god. The redefinition of marriage is a red herring- maybe we should classify marriage as Christian marriage or heathen marriage ( ie they can redefine and do what they like but we get to keep and promote the real thing- the life long union of one man and one woman).
1517 wrote: The researchers said that do not know where this is coming from... but let's be honest on this forum people.
The researchers are right to confess ignorance: that is refreshing honesty. It is better than speculative psychologizing of people we do not know & jumping to conclusions about them based purely on appearances. Christians rightly resent it when this methodology is used against them.
‚ÄúJudge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ John 7:24
omg!! halleluyah!!! EVERY BELIEVER NEEDS THIS!!!! EVERY LEADER CHRISTIAN AND MESSIANIC AND CATHOLIC ALL NEED TO HEAR THIS AND THEN EVERY MEMBER OF THE CHURCHES AT LARGE, THIS IS PHENOMENAL AND HEART AND EYE OPENING AND NEEDS TO BE HEARD BY THE ENTIRE BODY OF MESSIAH!!!! BRING US BACK TO YOUR ABSOLUTE TRUTH LORD!! THANK YOU VODDIE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR OBEDIENCE TO THE LORD TO SPEAK THE TRUTH.. HALLELUYAH!!
June Annette Nadolny wrote: John, I don't have any "inside info", but when one considers the divisions that are so rife within Catholicism and the infighting amongst those who identify as "conservative / traditional Catholics" as opposed to those who identify as "liberal/progressive Catholics" at the present time it is reasonably safe to conclude their days are numbered. As Christ said . . "a house divided cannot stand".
Yes, thanks for that, June. I don't know enough to comment on it. But in the Providence of God I found myself witnessing to a lady last week who, when I asked her if she was from a local church, replied, "I'm a born again Catholic."
When I asked her what effect that had on her life, she replied, "I felt led by God to go to my priest to make confession."
It was all too vague for me, but then vagueness surely is inevitable when a person is brought up in such a vague church. The evangelical world has its own language, and anything different is regarded with suspicion.
I tried hard to engage in spiritual conversation, but it was well nigh impossible.
I wonder if the RCC will still be up and running when the Lord returns.
The researchers said that do not know where this is coming from. It is the effeminate saturation of our culture. Boys want to be girls and men want to dress like women. This is a first world phenomena; in the entire history of the world there has not been the lack of danger or threat of war as it had been since WWII. The West, which would include Australia historically, has become soft and effeminate. Men don't gather food, build their own or defend their land anymore. I'm not calling for war or Amish living, but let's be honest on this forum people.
Christopher000 wrote: Hi John, when a member of the laity answers questions about salvation, being born again, etc, they are not being willfully deceptive by any means. What it really boils down to are the core definitions that have been indoctrinated into them, all in the name of ecumenism Baptist pastor to stranger in elevator: hello friend, do you know Christ as your savior? "Yes sir, I do" You have repented of your sins and asked Christ into your life? "Yes sir". Have you been born again? "Yes sir, I have and am". Pastor says, "Well, praise God, brother! " What the pastor walked away not knowing is that the stranger was Roman Catholic and defines the tenents of salvation differently. When a Roman Catholic claims to be born again, what they mean is that they've been baptized as infants, perform auricular confession, and observe/perform the sacraments of pennance, etc. I'm not sure if I answered your question properly?
Yes, thank you very much Christopher. It sure makes communication difficult when two people use words in different ways describing the same event but in totally different meanings. Perhaps this is why sermons describing the new birth and its effects is most important.
John UK wrote: I plod on regardless, June. Every day is a day of grace. Interesting what you say about the RCC imploding, you must have some insider info I've not heard about. Your husband is fortunate to have a goodwife to support him. Give him regards from his brother John UK.
John, I don't have any "inside info", but when one considers the divisions that are so rife within Catholicism and the infighting amongst those who identify as "conservative / traditional Catholics" as opposed to those who identify as "liberal/progressive Catholics" at the present time it is reasonably safe to conclude their days are numbered. As Christ said . . "a house divided cannot stand". From studying this matter out and observing the comments made by Catholics from both sides of the aisle, it is my humble but informed opinion that they are in self-destruct mode. Their numerous PR initiatives to restore confidence in the formerly faithful who have opted out of the unholy RC "church", the latest of which came in the form of installing a new pope, no doubt with a view to re-inventing themselves, have fallen on deaf ears. The so-called "child protection" measures they have put in place have failed to address the root problems and this is not lost on informed RC's!
The best Medicine for our souls The Lord knows what we need to hear and has blessed me with His Word this morning. He finds us where we are... Thank you for expounding the Word of our Lord for our healing and repentance.
But refuse profane and old wives' fables,and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. 1Timothy 4:7 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies,which minister questions,rather than godly edifying which is in the faith:so do. 1Timothy 1:4. AV