Revival is not a tightening up of our moral belts or pulling ourselves up by our spiritual boot straps. It is a movement of the Spirit. It's Ezra finding the book of the Law and renting his clothes in repentence. The church cannot call for a revival, only call the country to repentance. If God is willing to grant it, revival WILL happen.
Christopher, It's not "hate" to point out what God deems an abomination. Plus, it has never been about forcing ones own views on someone else or vice versa, as if both are valid preferences. It's about defending truth and not compromising its stance because of shifting cultural sentiments. The acceptance of homosexuality has a direct correlation to Christians fear of looking bad in the world's eyes and misunderstanding the difference between compassion for sinners and tolerance of their sin.
Christopher, You can't be serious.Gays and lesbians should be allowed to be who they are and marry who they want? That is not a biblical or Christian statement at all. LGBT lifestyle is a chosen curse, an affront to God himself.
Ladybug, Good information. I would add reading that verse in context and comparing it with other scripture. Plus, some don't understand that "church" is the Greek word ekklesia which means "called out" or "forth" which points to God's sovereignty over salvation.
bring light, You are correct, within the American church body there is a lack of understanding relative to the depth of sin in man. This is the start of salvation and means of sanctification. Without a fundamental recognition of our depravity, compromise is ready at the door; grace is diminished, and will worship takes the place of dependency on God in Christ to see us through.
Francis doesnt touch on the real problem, sin, but on a system. This does make him Marxist because he equating Capitalism as an evil against the poor. Coming from a guy with "modest" surroundings and accomodations. Classic lie from socialist ideology; the Bible promotes socialist principles. Not true. It promotes believers following after Christ, which would necessarily result in giving of oneself and one's wealth.
No sovereignty, You missed the point. Right to bear arms has nothing to do with the biblical truth that we are to protect our family AND trust God for our needs. God uses man to work his will and protect his people. Doctors and medicine are means to health, but God is the healer. To not use God given means is actually tempting God. Look at the temptation of Christ by the devil to throw himself off a cliff to prove God would protect him.
No sovereignty, You misunderstand providence and sovereignty. In the old testament did not the Jews prepare and actually fight wars simultaneously understanding the battle is the LORD'S? A Christian can trust God fully and protect his family too without contradiction. The bible says it is sin not to take care of those in your own household AND to trust the LORD with your whole life.
Carl, I appreciate your zeal, but unfortunately the President will veto the bill. It doesn't mean these Reps shouldn't try as hard as possible to stop this genocide, but we must be prepared for this obstacle.
The Colonels first letter subject says it; he violated regs concerning equality. Basically, the military has deemed ALL religions equally valid, or invalid, therefore none can stand above others. The only valid advice is generalized, psychological platitudes. There is no chaplaincy any longer.
Yawn...snore...snore. This has been happening since the NT. The pharisees spun Jesus's miracles, trying to explain them away. During Pentecost some accused the Apostles of drunkenness. This man is not a maverick or trailblazer, just another distorter in a loooong line.
Barry and David, Thanks for expressing what I think as well. This was childish and unnecessary. What stands out to me was the equivalence AIG makes between Scripture and the 1st Amendment. God grants freedom, not constitutions.
What utopianists do not understand is multiculturalism is a fad idea grounded in mid-air. I live in a city with a growing Somali population. It is a fact they come from a desperate country, rife with corruption and significant