The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness, but if you continue reading Romans 1 it is quite clear God has an extra special indignation against those who practise same-sex behaviour. Dishonouring their bodies between themselves . . . vile affections . . . reprobate mind . . . worthy of death etc.
True, true, true, Jim. I was listening to David Wilkerson's the Vision the other day, and this is exactly what he said would happen. So, the searing of the conscience on a world-wide scale. Those who profess Christ and embrace this garbage, well . . . It's frightening.
Sign of the times. Expect more things like this. Sooner or later, maybe, something REALLY BIG. A real test of faith. Scripture is not without warning that this sort of thing would happen in the last days.
Amidst all the bickering, one must not forget the sheer tragedy. Seduced into this lifestyle, men and women are being ruined. That's right, ruined. Young lives wasted. Nothing more precious and wholesome than the family unit, nothing more sad than forsaking that institution.
Jim Lincoln wrote: This is probably not the way, to handle the ACLU. The Lord's Prayer is a great Jewish prayer, which now by the way only has meaning for Christians who don't make a Mantra of it. One might also add,
Bro. Jim Lincoln, I usually like your comments, but here you seem to be nit-picking. It wasn't a worship service; rather it was a protest expressing their right to public expression of their faith.
Righteousness in Worship It would have been better to have aaid, Matthew 22 37 And he said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second like [unto it] is this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 40 On these two commandments the whole law hangeth, and the prophets. then to fake a prayer.
If Sarah Palin had made the same remark about the USA being one of the largest Muslim countries she would have been ridiculed off the planet. This guy sees the Muslim presence in America as being SO IMPORTANT that he exaggerates its size in his mind. He announces that he will fight against all stereotypes of Muslims. He has become a defender of the Muslim faith. In a way, it's like Pres. Bush who always was at such pains to distinguish between good Muslims and radical or terroristic Muslims. It's a fair distinction, except (1) there's a lot about killing infidels in the Qu-ran, and (2) Pres. Obama is especially fawning and smarmy in his remarks, almost totally sentimentalizing Islam. I don't believe that the only good Muslim is a dead Muslim, but I do believe that the Arabs are governed by vile dictatorships, and that the terrorists in their midst must be vigorously defended against, and that the treatment of the Palestinians should not be compared to the treatment of the Jews during the Holocaust. I also do not believe in a Marshall Plan for the Arab world. They do not use American aid in a responsible way, and the Marshall Plan in Europe went to democratic countries where there were various forms of accountability in place. Ditto in Japan after WWII.
Dear Brothers and Sisters on Sermon Audio, This article made me feel very sad. I am sad that such a false view of human sexuality and a false view of equality and a false view of compassion has been put into play and honored by the President. I have been reading the Book of Jeremiah with my family, and we see that idolatry and repudiation of God is a terrible sin. Unfortunately we are on a downwasrd spiral. The downward spiral will have consequences. Believe me, I don't want to suffer the dreadful consequences that such unrighteous leadership brings on a nation. However, as we pray daily, "Thy will be done...." Our preacher yesterday preached on TULIP and honored John Calvin on his upcoming 500th birthday. I was SO encouraged by that Word, and I hope and pray that all of you will likewise be encouraged in your hearts and souls as you contemplate God's sovereignty, justice, and love (a love based on eternal values originating in the Godhead). Bless you all.