Continuing with my thought process of this morning, I quote something that impacted my thoughts years ago, from 'A Treatise of Christian Love.' by Hugh Binning The quotes are out of context related to space. Quote #1
"Now it is most reasonable to suppose that by the law of creation, there was no less order and unity to be among men, the chiefest of the works of God. And so it was indeed. As God had moulded the rest of the world into a beautiful frame, by the first stamp of his finger, so he did engrave upon the hearts of men such a principle, as might be a perpetual bond and tie to unite the sons of men together. This was nothing else but the law of love, the principal fundamental law of our creation, love to God,(first table 10 Commandments) founded on that essential dependence and subordination to God and love to man (2nd table) grounded upon the communion and interest in one image of God." consider John 1:1-5 to be continued
This is the first quote & thought to digest. I found his preaching weighty and profound because to apply it to life in all its minute details, takes great grace, knowledge, wisdom, and power that comes alone from God in and through Jesus Christ by an abiding vital union in the Vine.
For thousands of years homosexuality was treated as an abominable crime and abnormal. Today politicians, judges and bureaucrats running the society and our communities now criminalise history and the normal mind set of millions of people who lived in previous centuries.
It seems incredulous that something so obviously abnormal and wrong should be sanitized by government and judiciary and the original meaning of it changed to force the people to change moral standards and accept it.
Can this happen in society with paedophilia? Probably.
It can only be Satan's evil influence over man which brings society to this sorry pass. But what that demonstrates is Satan's active and regular input into mankind. Even though those poor fools cannot believe he exists.
2Cor 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
Nosey wrote: What impact would it have on hearts and minds of non churchgoers if Christians refrained from shopping, going out for entertainment, mowing the lawn, etc. on their Sabbath? What would happen if Christians sought to perform acts of mercy? There are groups of believers who gather in their homes just for the reading of scripture, and fellowhsip. How cool is that? Has anyone noticed that Wednesdays and Sabbaths are usually reserved for sports?
What impact would it have on hearts and minds of non churchgoers if Christians refrained from shopping, going out for entertainment, mowing the lawn, etc. on their Sabbath? What would happen if Christians sought to perform acts of mercy? There are groups of believers who gather in their homes just for the reading of scripture, and fellowhsip. How cool is that? Has anyone noticed that Wednesdays and Sabbaths are usually reserved for sports?
Jim Lincoln wrote: Hmm, I wonder why some queer companies, especially in the silicon valley part of California didn't hire him? Tim Cook of Apple came out of the closet, and I would wonder why he wouldn't hire him? Man's view of homosexuality is different from, http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=118121630330 (God's View of Homosexuality). He should be a highly desirable employee for some companies. It must have been that apology that did him in.
Here I go again. I thought he was married with a family. Hopefully his children will learn from this. Gays just keep on banging at Lot's door. The righteous have learned from that event; that is, to take a stand for the glory of our God who is holy, ready, and willing to forgive. However, those who find His words "stout" will not understand why the piercing. Many gays are vehement in their determination to justify their sin.
Great Sermon! Dear Richard,
Our country,Singapore has lost a great Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. He died on 23 March 2015.
US former president, Mr. Bill Clinton and Mr. Henry Kissinger attended his wake.
Mr. Lee declared that he is a agnostic.
He served Singapore for 50 years.
Do you think God will save him from hell.
Appreciate your reply.
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I also would like to visit the assembly in the near future.
Great Sermon! This is for the "Christian" who is living a lifestyle of lawlessness and calling it living under grace. And for the one who is puffed up about not living like they belong to the world. Above all, it's for someone like me, who can focus on my own point of views about things rather than the perfect point of view of God.
No matter how many battles this lost folks win in court to get recognized. No matter how many flower shops they destroy.knowing that they can easyly go to another shop that will cater to their drama but of course they want to be on the news because they want so Badly the attention they crave because they will never be content.no matter how hard they fight for something they themselves won't do.it is still an abomination o the God that created all. U can still be forgiven for your sins.laying with the same sex is a sin.turn to God for strength to change this Sinful desire and he will not forsake u.it will be too late on the great white throne.
Democratic Sen. Steve Farley attended the meeting and posted Allenâ€™s comments on social media. Farley also mentioned that Allenâ€™s idea goes against the Constitution.
Didn't Allen say: "Probably we should be debating a bill requiring every American to attend a church of their choice on Sunday to see if we can get back to having a moral rebirth,â€ť she told the committee, as reported by KPHO.
That sounds to me agreeable to Mr. Obama's statement that our Constitution promotes Religious pluralism and he is a Constitutional lawyer.
Or is it because of the day of the week? that relates to the 4th Commandment, one day in seven that belongs to God; when the other six are given to man for his necessary labors and/or the Commandments violate the first amendment separation of Church and State? Is it then a violation to enforce moral law? but not immoral?
Our nation is basking in the intolerance of Christianity. From the whitehouse to the state house, the "mchomofacism and "mcatheism" is a brand name for all citizens to rejoice in the new found freedom backed by a government that breaks and destroys things they no longer care to use. However, God is in control. Believe it or not, he's not afraid of this smoking amber called America, anymore than he's afraid of Herod, Pilate or the devil himself. God will prevail and we need only to cling to him in a nation whose judgement has come.
I must remit my statement you have highlighted about the motel bible. I did not qualify that statement and can see how it can be interpreted as something other than my intent. It surely is ONLY the word of God that can reprove, quicken lives through the Spirit, and save.
Dear 1517 Yes, I did read your post
And it was in reponse to your comment on "motel Bibles" that I wrote what I did
Please, I am trying to keep from sliding into any kind of argument against good teaching (meaning a solid, sound exegesis of Scripture), Because an orderly organized flow in teaching the Bible, AND people can verify for themselves (think Bereans), without having it imposed on them by experts in eisegesis and proof texting, is very much benefical in our lives and churches
Personally I appreciate the teaching of Brian Borgman How to Read The Book: Thoughts & Counsels on Better Bible Reading
Voddie Baucham https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWU12DzPTUo Why I Choose to Believe the Bible
As a good starting point for personal faith in the life of a child of God, or for a refreshing for those saved years ago