Penned, no I would not and I have even commented on what was about to happen in Texas by the lesbian mayor. No one should be forced to put up with the evil that's happening all around us and I vote for the candiate that is closest to how I believe. Pro life, etc. I never meant to give the impression that I am for the school but since I have been through the horrors of a lesbian grooming my daughter. Calling her, writting letters, being a volunteer for the girls Basketball team. giving her gifts. We finally had to take her to court and get social services involved. A nightmare, did I hate this woman, yes. Can you imagine a 13yr old that is treated like that?? She quit hanging out with her friends. That's the struggles I have had with this issue of forgiveness and hate the sin but not the sinner. The Beatitudes im Matthew 5 is what Jesus said for us to do and be. Trying to follow His teaching and not easy because His Kingdom is upside down to the World's Kingdom. So sorry if I offend others with my beliefs but I am following Jesus not man.
Amen, BW Sterling and John Uk thanks for the scriptures. I know in my heart what I have already read and pondered on because of my own struggles with this issue. Believe it or not I love those on this forum that have been the most disagreeable with me. God has said to for our own good. How can we be His witness if we are holding anger and bitterness against others for whatever reason. Does not Paul warn to let no root of bitterness spring up to trouble us, not them because they could care less, but you. I was astounded at the way, this girl was treated because she said something that God gave her to say and she bumped that bucket that sits on our shoulders full of something that we may not even realize is there. God knows but He wants you to know so He sends an irregular person into our lives to bump it so you can see what's inside. No one is saying the school is a good thing but only that it is God's business. Children can be raised in a christian home and go to school and learn about evil. Their faith questioned by a college professor and lose their faith. Some are raised in a home without Christ and yet becomes a Chaplain in the service. I know this man and see him at every Vetern's funeral that I have attended. I heard him speak at my church and the testimony of his salvatio
One more thought, Jesus was harsher with the self righteous Pharisees and Sadducees than the sinner because they turned so many away from Him. He was hated, we will be hated. I knew the lesbian that found God. She was a teacher, 50 yrs old and living with her mother, whom she loved dearly. Her mother got very sick and was told she would not live much longer. I told her that I would start a prayer chain for her mother. That was 10 years ago and her mother was healed and she becme a Christian and is no longer living in the gay lifestyle. Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now I'm found. The angels in heaven rejoice in heaven over one sinner that gets saved, Jesus goes out to find that one lost sheep which was me. I am a sinner saved by that Amazing Grace.
Lexalina, I too, stumbled upon this forum and it has not been easy to comment unless you are in agreement with certain ones on here you will be discouraged to even make a comment. You never once said it was right to be any of these things but just let them have their school and churches better that than have gay teachers grooming their student and turning them to a gay life style which happens a lot. Some were molested as children and grew up with that as their first sexual experience. I know a lesbian that found God and she is no longer a lesbian. God sent you here like He did me to show His love for the sinners. Hate the sin love the sinner. Judge the sin, not the sinner. From what I've leaned in my life I share and that's what you need to do and ignore those on here that try to stop you. Remember, Jesus was condemned because He ate with sinners.
My thoughts also turned to scripture that talks about a great falling away and the love of many will grow cold. The song, " The Midnight Cry" came to mind also. So to the wheat and sheep in God's fold this is prophecy being fulfilled and the reality of Jesus's soon coming. I did jump boat when I sensed the errors of one liberal chuches'sr beliefs..pastor that defied Mary as being a virgin but because that's what the Jews were watching for it had to said she was. What kind of faith building church would allow scripture to be twisted and the miracles explained away. So true, John, without a vision the people perish, is a scripture that came to mind. Those wonderful men of God gives us faith and hope and blessings that's not always heard in today's churches.
Hi John UK, yes, we had a wonderful time just watching her having this celebration for her. She had a school friend attending also and it was a lot of difference in their health and ability to move around. Her friend had to hold onto her daughter to even walk. The one that is in our class, still zips around in her Jaguar. I help a friend of mine to teach that class. They are all widows, and still come to Sunday School, one has a walker and most live in assistant living but some still live in their homes. They bless me to watch them interact. Very sweet ladies and not concerned about death at all. They love each other and their Lord, Jesus Christ. Way off the thread but wanted to share how even in their twilight years they still have a desire to meet and worship together.
Wayfarer Pilgrim, you are so right and I have heard the excuse, well my one vote won't matter or I don't like the candidates. I worked the poles for years and while working in a small town during the Clinton election, there were people coming to vote all day long and we had a problem with taking a break and it was non stop until we closed the poles.It was a landslide victory for Bill Clinton in this town of 700 people! We also had problems with some trying to vote and not even registered. We wondered how many were paid to vote.
Dave, I felt convicted of smoking, in my 20s. It was a nervous habit as well as an addiction. I didn't want to be in bondage to anything, so I prayed for deliverance and quit cold turkey. The first month was the worst. Takes that long to become a habit and that long to brake one. Still had cravings every now and then. Also chewed a lot of gum during that month when the cravings were the strongest. Don't beat yourself up, just know it's a harmful habit that you don't need but no worse than gossiping,in God'eyes.Btw, I wrote this before I read Christropher's post and they are my exact thoughts. I have issues in my life, that God is still helping me overcome. Sorry, I was harsh with you about the Grahams but it bothers me to hear them called heretics. But like Billy Graham quoted: It's God's job to judge, Holy Spirit's job to convict and my j ob is to love. Still love you as my Christian brother and sorry that I commented at all and hurt you.
Cont.you, are so right about what is going to happen next. Our nation has forsaken the laws of God but embrace and encourage their laws, that they bring from their culture. Sorry, had to laugh at how you see things that's actually not farfetched. Blessings and good will, Wayfairer.
Hahha, Wayfarer Pilgrim, caught any fish lately. My husband and his friends put out trout lines, certain times of the year, also. Our freezer stays full of vension and fish, with the cost of groceries and meat,
Yes, John Uk, I still read Charles Spurgeon's Morning and Evening devotional. Something to set my mood and thoughts to face the day and something to mediate on at night to give me peace and tranquility to sleep well and pray over things that I encountered that day. I, too, hear the noisy sounds and maybe a little less tranquility this New Year's Eve. 9:30 here so a few more hours yet. Blessings to all for the coming new year, 2016.
I am reminded of Lydia and a group of women that gathered by the river and was having a great prayer meeting when Paul came upon them and blessed them with his presence and a message. I talk to friends and we chat about the things of God, on the phone and pray together as we volunteer at the library. I especially need support of christian friends who know me and my situation.We hold one another accountable, we celebrate with them on special occasions, weep and pray in times of sorry for them, visits and food taken when sick. Like penned said lots we can do in love for others. We are celebrating the 90th birthday for a member of my Sunday School class. She is many moons older than me but gets around better than I do with my bad back and bum knee and mind that is so sharp. She's the class secretary. Her family is wanting the church to honor her this Sunday. To me, it's all so special and the love so different
John Uk, it amazes me how things you post are right with my thoughts but said much better as usual than what I would post. I was thinking of the talents that was handed out to three men and how each one handled it. One put it in the bank to make interest, another doubled his but one buried his and that one was rebuked for what he did. The church we are planted in is where our gifts and talents are used for God's glory and our growth and fellowship. Paul, never once told the Corth church to disband because of one person. Instead he told them to discipline the man and later after the man repented to bring him back into fellowship lest he become discouraged and satan uses that to his own advantage. A friend once said something that I have never forgotten. She said that satan will first isolate us then he will intimidate us and last he will indoctrinate us (?) Not sure about the last one. I cannot be without a body of believers to support one another, learn from, grow with, be blessed by and yes, disciplined by in love for my own good, not in anger to discourage or cause hard feelings. That's just the way I am, need to be part of the visible church as well as the invisible.
I agree with Allie's two cents and penned's comments. These thoughts came to mind as I read the article, as the leaders go so the people. Whether in pulpits, politics, people tend to follow their leader like sheep. The kings of old are a good example. The kings that followed God had better kingdoms and the people also followed God and obeyed His laws and was protected from enemy invasions and blessings. Kings weren't perfect (David) but loved and served God. The wicked evil kings like Ahab and Jezebel with her false prophet led a people that rebelled against God. Some prophets of God would speak out and because of persecution and had to hide in caves. God took care of them by Ahab's servant bringing them food at the risk of his own life. He got involved even while afraid for his own life.1 Kings chapters 17-19 interesting reads. Another example, Hilter, Stalin good or bad people tend to follow but God always has His remnant that will remain true, no matter who the leader is or the evil he has brought into the land. It goes another way also wicked people vote in wicked leaders because they love their sins. If my people, who are called by my name will turn from their wicked ways and pray, then I will heal the land. Starts with His people to bring revival.
I agree, if I could I would do the same. Hetersexual sex has as many diseases as anyone else. Cervical cancer comes from a vius transmitted sexual, and a host of other diseases. As a whole the blood banks must be pretty safe or a whole lot of people would be dying with aids. So many sell their blood and who knows their background. My son puts patients asleep for surgery. He gives shots in the spine when women are in labor. So I am very concerned that he will be contaimnated with tainted blood. You got into this mousey church womanwho likes skinny gay guys. Where did that come from and would that cause problems with the blood supply . Worry about those that have to deal with coming in contact everyday with blood of all kinds of people.
My husband gave blood for years and here are a few of the many questions that were asked: 1) have you had ears( nose, navel) pierced in the last 12 months. 2) have you had a tatoo in the last 12 months.3)a blood transfusion in the last 12 months etc. Then they would draw blood for certain things that would show up then. Like anemia etc. Then if something shows up he cannot give blood at all. If the tests come back negative on these certain things they take his blood. The blood is stored until the rest of the test comes back negative and then the blood is put in the blood bank. I could don't give blood because I had malaria when I was a teen ager. Apparently our blood supply will still be safe even if forced to let gays give blood. My son used to give blood for paletes to earn money as he sent himself through college. Now let the links fly disproving everything I just said.
Beautiful story with a truth in it, just like the parables Jesus spoke. Something new for me, that the year of our calendar is based off of Christ's coming. Interesting about you only hearing the gospel was at Christmas. How true of so many children today, also.