Rick wrote: This should not shock or surprise us. The entertainment industry has been hatching this sort oh garbage for years. Sadly, many so called Christians help finance the trash when they buy the music from the label or purchase a ticket for a movie. Buying G rated helps pay for the R. Mama taught me that years ago... So stop financing trash, and boycott the TV. Best to read your Bible instead.
Great comment, Rick. The Lord has certainly led me to separate myself from the entertainment industry, the pop culture, and much of the media. Jason Cooley and Joey Faust here on SA have some excellent sermons on these subjects, among other ministers. We tend to think we're stronger and more moral than we really are, but one simply cannot take this stuff in without being affected.
Ralles wrote: Satan uses any old way to flog his corruption and abomination. From politicians to comic books the Liberal fallacy is trying to brain wash the society into accepting the unacceptable. And it is working in the community and even in the 'nominal' churches. The Liberal motto : Throw away the moral standards of society and keep the criminal corrupt and immoral.
Good comment, and add "distracted" to the list. These are fictitious characters, but they still have an influence.
A single man and a single woman who live together and have children with each other are not married, no matter how long they have lived together. They are fornicating. The Bible instructs all fornicators to flee from that sin (I Corinthians 6:18). Common law marriage may be legal in some states within the U.S., but it is not Biblical, nor will it ever be.
pennnned wrote: just because a woman is not officially registered as married doesn't mean she isn't. maybe people are just figuring out its the only way to get money for kids, so they just don't officially get married.
What does this mean? I thought either someone is married, or she is not.
Pop culture and the entertainment industry have been desensitizing people to the things of God and sin for decades, so this news is hardly surprising. Still, it's grevious to me as a Christian and I pray for the repentance of those who are under this world's wicked influence. Lord, please be merciful and save and deliver them. I've no room to boast, as it is only the grace of God that has kept me.
Rafael wrote: This is a sad day for the Baptist organization.
Yes, agreed. There used to be a time when Baptist churches were identified with being Biblicist as well. Sadly, that day seems to be receding further and further into the past.
I've prayed for this pastor; I can hardly think of a more difficult situation than this. In order to be truly loving toward his son, he has to warn him that sodomy is a sin, which, if not repented of, will cause forfeiture of an inheritance in the kingdom of God. The world says "love" means agreement, affirmation, inclusiveness, tolerance, and so on, but this is not Biblical love.
"...protecting gay rights is a defining mark of a civilized nation and must trump national cultures and social traditions."
Wow; I can barely believe that I am seeing this. If this is Joe Biden's idea of civilization, then God help us. Ironically enough, widespread acceptance and practice of sodomy eventually destroys civilization.
I've seen other people here make comments to this effect, but it truly is amazing that, in such a short time, sodomites have influenced people's thinking in their favor. Just a few short decades ago, this would have been unthinkable. When the inherent sinful nature of mankind is combined with the programming of the media, wicked things happen.
I'm grateful, too, that the Lord has directed me to curtail my media intake. I've been TV-less for about 5 years now, and I avoid most news web sites (SA being an obvious exception, of course) and all celebrity/entertainment gossip sites. I've been less depressed and more focused on the things of God as a result...all praises be unto Him.
1517 wrote: Classic literature (pre 20th century) is beneficial if approached with care and discernment. Our culture is infatuated with rather shallow " books" that do not edify or enrich. Read the classics...read them out loud.
Good comment; when I saw the headline, I thought, it all depends on the content of the literature in question.
Great Sermon! Why would a married person be communicating with someone of the opposite sex on his or her cell phone, unless it's a relative or, perhaps, STRICTLY for work purposes? When you marry, things change. If having opposite sex "friends" upsets your spouse, as well it should, then you need to cut that person off. The workforce can be a very dangerous place, especially for women. It is a godly jealousy that wants one's spouse all to him or herself.
Echoes to the comments of Christopher, also a parent, and Michael Hranek. I cannot imagine what this situation is like. Affirming your child in his sin is not loving him. But I'd imagine it's easier said than done. Then again, no one said parenting or following Christ was easy.
Christopher000 wrote: I think it's disturbing how animals have assumed the role of human beings. I know people who are offended if their dogs are called anything but "the kids", and I think it's silly how they are dressed up in suits, hats, etc.
Lisa wrote: So gay marriage is not about love- and in their own words, it is so far removed from what marriage is really all about.
No, of course sodomite "marriage" is not about love, nor could it be. I'm referring to love in the I Corinthians 13 sense of that word (agape), not the Christless culture's definition of love, which is basically just about lust driven feelings.
Biblical marriage starts with the acknowledgement of Christ as the Bridegroom, permanently wed to His church, the bride. He loves us, forbears with us, forgives us, is longsuffering toward us, disciplines us, and so on. Sodomite "marriage" has no concept of these things; in fact, their wish is to destroy Biblical marriage, which is why they are so adamant about being given the right to "marry."
Christopher000 wrote: I would love for the truth to be told to every child growing up who has been fooled Into believing that it's not a choice inferring that science can back up the claims. I would love for them, as they glamorize the lifestyles, to show the world what happens to them and how they will most likely die as their bodys break down and rot as their immune systems shut down. I would love to see hospice aids patients in commercials to show the children what the future has in store for them. When the world glamorizes homosexuality, I see the mask of a very beautiful, exotic woman, but hiding behind that mask is a hideous, snickering monster that few are allowed to see.
Good comment. It is the end of sin that Satan doesn't want people to think about or see. On the surface, it may look harmless, trendy, or even appealing.
But even in this life, sodomy has very ensnaring temporal consequences, not to mention the eternal ones.