God is judging other sexual deviancy and their by-products (abortion) with homosexuality. It's interesting how homosexuality will evoke such outrage while countless babies have been offered up as a sacrifice at the altar of free sex/free choice without so much as a peep. Maybe we'll figure it out.
Christopher000 wrote: pennnelope writes: where is therapy the answer in scripture? (paying money to a third party to be a friend?)
you might find with a dear brother having difficulties, that if his wife had some loving support from a church, that he had a good day job, dependable and got some sleep.... suddenly what you deam "psychological" problems would disappear. (up all night and no sleep will make one unstable) now he is to take his precious family in to some kid out of college and pay out with money he doesn't have and get busier, which means less sleep that night, to tell the kid with a notebook that he feels tired, when really he just needs a helping hand, a good meal and a good night's rest? and what might this kid suggest to him, but that he get a different job and get a good night's rest?
there's something to solving the causes instead of wallowing in the effects... whole point of the body of Christ... not insinuating anyone here is wallowing, but it tends to be a western characteristic these days.... learned helplessness. of course someone feels upset when things aren't right!
Thank you,Michael for your post. What you say about their view of the Bible is true. I had once quoted -I Timothy 2:5 "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;" to a dear RC friend of mine but she said that the Bible was written by man and Timothy was of less significance than Mary. What the RCC teaches is very sorry.
Satan is using homosexuality to destroy Bible teaching in the nations and it is working.
Homosexuality is simply sexual sin in action therefore it is crime in the same unnatural sphere as paedophilia, rape and adultery.
The reason why it has become acceptable today is that it does not directly affect other (normal) people and those who are not infected with its lewd disease. And of course whilst under the dominion of sin man cannot see light, truth and morals.
Paedophilia and rape have victims, whereas homosexual crime is between two consenting morally corrupt sinners. The similarity between paedophilia, rape and homosexuality is perceived in the lack of morals of those who carry out this abnormal crime.
Jesus teaches that it defiles the person and Leviticus states that it defiles the very land we live in, Lev 18:25. God punishes the people with iniquity for this crime. Mark 7:20 "And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that DEFILETH the man. 21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: 23 ALL THESE EVIL things come from within, and DEFILE the man."
Stevenr, I doubt that there is much worth watching on the set anymore. I know how difficult it is just to navigate a talk show/weather radio station. I remember when I quit watching television. ...so liberating! I know that,while I was not imitating a lot of what I saw,I was condoning it and I was falling into a much less discerning mindset. An effective experiment to try out for those who still watch the t.v.- stop for a week or so and then try to watch it. You'll probably be much more sensitive to things that you probably don't even think about now...much like the boiling frog analogy. It's easy to get used to things,accept them and even have a relaxed attitude about them after very little exposure. Here's one Cooley pointed out- "magic kingdom"...what Christian can condone that? It's not even covert.
Christopher000 wrote: I'd appreciate any feedback to set me straight if there are differing opinions. I'm always open to constructive criticism on my thoughts.
"So, should Christians go to doctors? God created us as intelligent beings and gave us the ability to create medicines and learn how to repair our bodies. There is nothing wrong with applying this knowledge and ability towards physical healing. Doctors can be viewed as Godâ€™s gift to us, a means through which God brings healing and recovery. At the same time, our ultimate faith and trust is to be in God, not in doctors or medicine. As with all difficult decisions, we should seek God who promises to give us wisdom when we ask for it (James 1:5)." Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/Christians-go-doctors.html#ixzz3bGzjqBQk
Christopher000 wrote: Carl, with the load you are up against, you might consider a good, qualified Christian therapist who can help you to sort things out and deal with them in ways you probably hadn't even considered. A Christian, a born again Christian therapist will approach situations from a biblical perspectice as well and that 3rd party may be just what you need. Just getting someone to listen intently and genuinly care with a Godly concern all by itself would lighten the mental load. I'm not a fan of meds, but often they are beneficial short term, and taken when needed, like to take the edge off anxiety, etc until one learns how to deal with the specific situations at hand.
Study 10: To destroy the works of the devil | Deane Meatheringham Are we adding fuel to the fires of sin and evil? Are we digging holes for ourselves? This message will cause you to consider your ways. Only a coward would walk away from this challenge of listening to this message _ Study 10: To destroy the works of the devil | Deane Meatheringham. It is listed above in the "Recent Commented Sermons."
Jim Lincoln wrote: You may or may not get to read that Wall St. Journal article, I would say attempt it first with you favorite mobile device. It just rejected my computer. Oh, by the way, Stever, it's interesting that the state of Illinois has decided to cut out of it's pension funds any company that tries to boycott Israel!
Jim You might put an exclamation point for that Ill law, but even Christians that adore Israel dont want government bureaucracy monitoring who they do and dont do business with. Its a waste of man hours, taxpayer funds, and is a precedent to passing laws punishing business for refusing to do business for purposes they reject...like baking cakes for gay weddings
They really don't have to go to all that trouble; they can summon them easily enough through the internet,t.v.,radio,games,etc. Of course,I understand what some of you are saying which those who would intentionally try to summon demons do not- it's destructive to do so. It does sound like a version of the ouija (weegy) board. How 'bout picking up a squeegee board instead? "ouija" is supposed to mean "good luck" but only God is good and "luck" looks too much like "lucifer".
Nameless wrote: Please No Name, couldn't you have come up with another moniker, or something more remote. I have used the moniker "No Name" in the past and your use of it causes confusion. Acquire your personal genre in creating.
Carl,Jim and pizza Virgen del Carmen? (I read the link,Jim) His taste for pizza is okay but "plighting his troth" in regards to any matter to this Carmen person is cause for pause. If he read the Bible he would know that there are none good,no not one. Praise the Lord for making provision through Christ to remedy that.
It's bad when a pastor is outside his church and gets shot down, in this instance putting up flags for memorial day. Something about the Nazarene Church. "Both the nineteenth century Holiness movement (e.g. Nazarene denomination) and the twentieth century Pentecostal movement find their roots in Methodism. Pentecostal historian, Vinson Synan, accurately described the relationship as follows:"
Vinson Synan wrote: Although the Pentecostal movement began in the United States, itself a significant fact, its theological and intellectual origins were British. The basic premises of the movement's theology were constructed by John Wesley in the Eighteenth century. As a product of Methodism, the holiness-Pentecostal movement traces its lineage through the Wesleys to Anglicanism and from thence to Roman Catholicism. This theological heritage places the Pentecostals outside the Calvinistic, Reformed tradition which culminated in the Baptist and Presbyterian movements in the United States. The basic Pentecostal theological position might be described as Arminian, perfectionistic, premillennial, and charismatic.
from, The Unholy Alliance. The Nazarenes don't believe in speaking in tongues, but are very Arminian
No name wrote: @Angela Wittman... Oh how your post concerning your cousin tore at my heart. I too suffered at the hands of ungodly males in my family. But...God in His Love, Grace, and Mercy healed my broken spirit. He also gave me a godly husband who has been most supportive. When I read the Duggar article, all those memories came flooding back. I too pray for the victims....the scars are deep!
Please No Name,
couldn't you have come up with another moniker, or something more remote. I have used the moniker "No Name" in the past and your use of it causes confusion.