First of all we need to all get it straight in our heads that we are not buying into the labels the homosexuals have adopted -- such as the rainbow -- just another of their distortions. -- The rainbow is God's reminder to all mankind that He would not flood the world again. And their label "gay" is just another distortion -- we need to just call them homosexuals because that's what they are and believe me they have made the life choice to live that way --- they are well aware of their situation... And marriage between homosexuals is big-time wrong!!!
No one is telling them they can't live that way (except God) -- and they shouldn't expect everyone to accept the bill of goods they're pushing -- especially God-fearing Christians!!! --- It is just nonsensical to even entertain the thought that these people would actually want to force someone to do something that goes completely against everything they believe ...
Are these people really so catty that they just want to cram their lifestyle down everybody's throat ...
JUST GO SOMEWHERE ELSE AND BUY YOUR FLOWERS there is no malice intended -- no harm no foul -- and by no means is this anywhere remotely akin to discrimination -- but it has everything to do with Religious Freedom
The prince of the power of the air is doing what he does best -- he is out to kill, steal and destroy ------- he is on a mission to tear lives apart and to bring down the Church
KJ 1 Peter 5: 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
AMP 1 Peter 5: 8 Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [[a]in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour.
PS: just last night I heard on the news another denomination has changed their bylaws to except homosexual marriage. It's a sad day to see more Churches accepting the unacceptable.
We need a re-awakening to the principles of God the Father Almighty through Jesus Christ the blessed propitiation for all our sins
Romans 1 18 For Godâ€™s [Holy] wrath and indignation are revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who in their wickedness repress and hinder the TRUTH and make IT inoperative. 19 For that which is Known about God is evident to them and made plain in their INNER CONSCIOUSNESS, BECAUSE God [Himself] has shown it to them. 20 For ever since the creation of the world His Invisible Nature and Attributes, that is, His Eternal Power and Divinity, have been made intelligible and clearly discernible in and through the things that have been made (His Handiworks). So [men] are WITHOUT EXCUSE [altogether without any defense or justification], 21 BECAUSE when they knew and recognized Him as God, they did not Honor and Glorify Him as God or give Him thanks. BUT INSTEAD they became futile and godless in their thinking [with vain imaginings, foolish reasoning, and stupid speculations] and their senseless minds were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools [professing to be smart, they made simpletons of themselves]. 23 And by them the Glory and Majesty and Excellence of the Immortal God were exchanged for and represented by images, resembling mortal man and birds and beasts and reptiles.
God makes Himself Know, but man must respond aright!!!
AMP Romans 10: 10 For WITH THE HEART a person believes (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Christ) and so is justified (declared righteous, acceptable to God), and WITH THE MOUTH he confesses (declares openly and speaks out freely his Faith) and confirms [his] Salvation. 11 The Scripture says, No man who believes in Him [who adheres to, relies on, and trusts in Him] will [ever] be put to shame or be disappointed. 12 [No one] for there is no distinction between Jew and Greek. The same Lord is Lord over ALL [of us] and He generously bestows His riches upon ALL who call upon Him [in Faith]. 13 For EVERYONE who calls upon the name of the Lord [INVOKING Him as Lord] WILL BE SAVED.
Michael Hranek mentioned the above Scriptures in an earlier post Now what I want to draw everyone's attention to is this: Please look closely at verse #1 "FOR WITH THE *H E A R T* A PERSON BELIEVES" -- DO YOU HEAR IT??? -- This is a great Mistry that has been missed throughout the church -- so many have failed to discern "THE MATTERS OF THE HEART" throughout the Word of God!!!
May God open our eyes to see The Truth concerning The Matters of the "H E A R T"
Prayerfully ponder The Matters of the Heart "For with the HEART a person believes"
I guess FED UP / USA cut loose a bit more than "Moderator Beta" was willing to tolerate.
B.G. and F.G. are going to stand before the Judgment Seat of the Lord just as each and every one of us will... God will have the Last Word!!! The Day is coming which no man will escape -- and you better believe there will be "MANY" (Matthew 7:22) who will be told "I Never Knew you" (Matthew 7:23) -- And I'm sure within the great numbers that makeup the "MANY" there will be those who mistakenly counted themselves as "God's Elect".
Amp Matthew 7 1 Do not judge and criticize and condemn others, so that you may not be judged and criticized and condemned yourselves. 2 For just as you judge and criticize and condemn others, you will be judged and criticized and condemned, and in accordance with the measure you [use to] deal out to others, it will be dealt out again to you.
21 Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, BUT he who DOES The Will of My Father Who is in Heaven.
Michael Hranek / Endicott, New York God's Word is filled with CALLS TO HEARERS to Choose Wisely!!! There are no robots being Saved -- only those Being Saved By Grace Through Faith "IN" Christ Alone!!!
Amp 1 John 2 2 And He [that same Jesus Himself] is the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins, and not for ours alone BUT ALSO for [the sins of] the whole world. 3 And this is how we may discern [daily, by experience] that we are coming to know Him [to perceive, recognize, understand, and become better acquainted with Him]: if we keep (bear in mind, observe, practice) His teachings (precepts, commandments). 4 Whoever says, I know Him [I perceive, recognize, understand, and am acquainted with Him] but fails to keep and obey His commandments (teachings) is a liar, and the Truth [of the Gospel] is not in him.
11 But he who hates (detests, despises) his brother [in Christ] is in darkness and walking (living) in the dark; he is straying and does not perceive or know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
God's Word is so good ------- and it's good to ponder what He Says
I couldn't get all of 1 John 2 in this post but I hope everyone will read the whole chapter and Hear it afresh and anew!!!
KJ John 8 12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the Light of the world: he THAT FOLLOWETH ME SHALL NOT walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of Life.
KJ John 10 27 My sheep HEAR My Voice, and I Know them, and they FOLLOW ME:
Amp 1 Tim 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all evils; it is through this craving that some have been LED ASTRAY AND HAVE WANDERED FROM THE FAITH and pierced themselves through with many acute [mental] pangs. 11 But as for you, O man of God, FLEE FROM ALL THESE THINGS; AIM AT AND PURSUE Righteousness (Right Standing With God and True Goodness), Godliness (which is the LOVING FEAR OF GOD and being Christlike), Faith, Love, Steadfastness (Patience), and Gentleness of heart.
Amp Heb 12:7 YOU MUST SUBMIT TO AND ENDURE [correction] for discipline; God is dealing with you as with Sons. For what son is there whom his father does not [thus] train and correct and discipline?
Amp 2 Thes 2:3 LET NO ONE deceive or beguile you IN ANY WAY, for that day will not come except the apostasy comes first [unless the predicted GREAT FALLING AWAY of those who have professed to be Christians has come], and the man of lawlessness (sin) is revealed, who is the son of doom (of perdition),
Let's get real -- Holder is Obama's lackey -- You better believe everything Holder has done has been at the behest of B.H.Obama from "Fast and Furious" ... to exasperating racial tensions in "Ferguson" and the USofA making inflammatory statements without the facts
Our "Community Disorganizer and Chief" said he would have the most transparent administration in the history of America --- I'm here to tell you he has accomplished that 100% --- He has made it perfectly clear that he and his cronies are going to do everything possible to see that America pays for all the sins of the past (sins as he perceives them) --- and the payment will be exacted "BY A THOUSAND CUTS" --- e.g. -- "one cut" attempting to grant amnesty to millions by Executive Order knowing full well it will further burden our already volatile economic system... "one cut" $18 Trillion in debt ...
We can't just blame "The Redistributionist and Chief" and his close knit group of domestic disrupters (and that includes mainstream media) --- There's plenty of blame to go around --- Every one of our NON FUNCTIONING ELECTED SERVANTS are guilty of BETRAYING THE SOLEMN TRUST OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
When I was young a copy of The Ten Commandments was displayed on the wall in class at public school and we had a morning prayer everyday ------- How far we have fallen ... nonsensical political correctness is the chosen diluting poison of the day --- the means by which America is being torn asunder...
People of Faith always were the backbone of this country --- but thanks to sandbox-Christianity the moral fiber that our forefathers possessed is almost nonexistent today ------- Compartmentalized religion has created mental dwarfs who feel no allegiance to America and the preservation of our hard won Freedoms ... and might I add the protection of the innocent (those in the womb and those who have not reached the age of consent that are being indoctrinated with the hellishly low and debased and dysfunctional agenda driven by the homosexual\LGBT movement and their supporters --- filling young impressionable minds with situational ethics they are not cognitively equipped to fully and thoroughly decipher --- VERY DANGEROUS) ...
I don't hate LGBT people but I'm wise to their agenda
My heart is broken by it all --- Such selfishness --- Such disrespect --- Such selfish disregard ... It's beyond my ability to comprehend
B. Dinsdale. wrote: 1John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. BTW FYI KK This quote is from the King James Version of the Bible which God has been using for centuries to build HIS Church. The modern versions have used heretics to translate their version of the truth.
Did you even discern what it is these verses are saying
I'm sorry but you and Frank have me somewhat befuddled as to your Christian plight --- I don't want to be ugly but I honestly feel there is far too much name calling, false labeling of others and just downright critically unchristian accusative callousness being tossed about from those who are so adamant about grinding others down with their knowledge and status of being "The Elect" --- Sorry but it just really sets me to questioning the real motive at play here...
Michael Hranek â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢ Thank you Brother
John Yurich USA wrote: Franklin Graham and his father Billy Graham are both right with God since they both preach the biblical doctrine of salvation that salvation comes only through trusting in Jesus alone for salvation. Anybody who states that Graham and his father don't preach the biblical doctrine of salvation that salvation comes only through trusting in Jesus alone for salvation obviously has not heard them preach.
Frontal Lobe wrote: About this Graham guy; Why does the media give him so much coverage? Surely, there are others who are qualified, and doctrinally sound in Biblical theology who can tell us what God thinks on current issues. So why do the Grahams get so much front page coverage? Is he supposed to be the head of non Catholics? I mean, like the pope is head of non-thinking zombies? Of course this is rhetorical? We already know that world loves its own. So, then, this marriage between the media and Graham â€¦ ?
You should be asking this about Obama and the mainstream media.
I honestly feel Christians need to stop bashing F. G. ------- if he's not right with God --- PRAY for him --- and if he's right with God ---PRAY for him...
Amp James 3: 6 And the tongue is a fire. [The tongue is a] world of wickedness set among our members, contaminating and depraving the whole body and setting on fire the wheel of birth (the cycle of manâ€™s nature), being itself ignited by hell (Gehenna).
1 Peter 1: 1 Peter, an apostle (a special messenger) of Jesus Christ, [writing] to the elect exiles of the dispersion scattered (sowed) abroad in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
2 Who were chosen and foreknown by God the Father and consecrated (sanctified, made holy) by the Spirit to be obedient to Jesus Christ (the Messiah) and to be sprinkled with [His] blood: May grace (spiritual blessing) and peace be given you in increasing abundance [that spiritual peace to be realized in and through Christ, freedom from fears, agitating passions, and moral conflicts].
3 Praised (honored, blessed) be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah)! By His boundless mercy we have been born again to an ever-living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
4 [Born anew] into an inheritance which is beyond the reach of change and decay [imperishable], unsullied and unfading, reserved in heaven for you,
5 Who are being guarded (garrisoned) by Godâ€™s power through [your] faith [till you fully inherit that final] salvation that is ready to be revealed [for you] in the last time.
"Senior Sarah Zachary says many of her classmates are jokesters and they wanted the prom to be funny. But she says lots of students also are intense about politics."
Many of her classmates are jokesters??? --- Lots of students also are intense about politics??? --- CHILDREN WITHOUT A CLUE.
If only public schools weren't houses of hellish indoctrination and twisted historical revisionism. --- America's true history should be taught so that children will learn to be Proud of being Americans!!!
America has always been a God Fearing Nation and youngsters need to learn and know all about it
"We the People" need to stand up and get America back on track --- I don't have to tell any of you this nation is going to hell in a hand basket...
The common thread that all the fringe groups and the socialist minded radicals here in America share is that they all are seeking to tear down THE â€¢ GREATEST â€¢ COUNTRY â€¢ IN â€¢ THE â€¢ WORLD...
God Forgive us and Restore us IN JESUS NAME --- Amen!!!
May God reveal His Son --- Shining the Light of the Holy Spirit into their hearts that they will be blind no more!!! May they Know Christ and the Fullness "IN" Him and the high price Jesus Paid for us all on the Cross