Great Sermon! Cezar is clearly believing the lie that the Dispensationalists are teaching in our day. This teaching is very 'popular' in our day, but should be rejected. They interpret Revelation 3:10 to say that God will take the Church out of this earth before the Tribulation, yet refuse to face the fact that Jesus prayed to the Father that the Church be NOT taken out of the world in John 17.
Look at the contrast that many churches teach.....put "youth" together when they are teens but then tell them that marriage should wait until they have an education and are older and "established" in a career.
These guys are given preferential treatment all through seminary (school and college). People have been wanting to be around them and hear them preach all their lives. They are only doing what they've been doing for years just now it's on a national stage. Just walk down the street and you will see people wearing their mantles (jerseys) and on Sunday people come to their churches (stadiums) so why should they not speak up and preach? It's what the people want!
Great Sermon! Someone smack me! I been in a trance since hearing this. Adam had two responses to the forbidden fruit. He could LOVE his wife as commanded of God, by eating the forbidden fruit and establishing an eternal relationship being ONE with her, or he could abstain from the forbidden fruit and be eternally alienated from her. God hates divorce. So does the Lord Jesus. He loved us and gave himself for us, becoming what we (his bride) are, just as Adam became one with Eve.
Marriage is a Biblical term and that is what the battle is really over..."hath God said..." i.e. if two "sames" want to "hookup" or whatever you want to call it then no one in our depraved state is going to stop them so just coin a new term to describe the evil deed and go about your business. No, the battle is over the term marriage and "Thus saith the LORD"
Over the years I have enjoyed hearing of Mr. Tebow and knowing how so many young people are drawn to sports, I had hoped in some way he could help folks see what was truly important....But last year when I saw that he had posed for GQ magazine I wondered was the culture beginning to influence him. i.e. Not too many years ago those type of pictures would have been considered inappropriate and there would have been no way a church would have invited him to speak.
Mr b wrote: We've allowed it for far too long church, and people with a sense of decency , morality ,and a respect for our creator
Not only have we allowed it we add to the problem. i.e. two prime examples that come to mind 1) churches standing in line to become 501C3s'. The church never needed to nor should have bought into this fascade. 2) Concealed weapons permits. Why go ask the govt for a permit to do something the Constitution already guarantees?
What do we expect when we live in a post-modern world where we define our own "truths," cherry pick the Bible, and redesign God in our own images.
I noticed that there are no agendas to drive post-modern thought into the sciences like structural, aeronautical, and electrical engineering, medicine, and physics. Perhaps because they would immediately show the absurdity of the post modern mind.
Like Frank I question the church asking Tebow to speak in the first place and my reason for saying this was his "spread" in QC magazine last year. Not too many years ago this sort of photo shoot would have been considered shall we say "unappropriate" and yet he continues to be asked to speak at churches such as this one in Dallas.
...But also remember being a secular business they can't discriminate because of race, religion, etc. Many businesses did that in the past, Christians and blacks have benefited from businesses being "secular." The HCA law needs to be changed, not the idea of secularism...."
Jim, I am missing your point? Are you saying that Hobby Lobby must offer the Birth Control?
So, if you contrast this article with the recent school shooting you could say...."It's ok to kill your own kid just not someone else's...well, unless your a certified medical professional trained in the art of child dismemberment!"