Thank You Words can't express what I'm about to say-- but, thank you. As a 20 year old guy who struggles with homosexuality, this has given so much comfort to me, and brought me a peace I never thought I would have. You get it. You hit the nail on the head. I only wish every church understood homosexuality the way you do. I've listened to all your sermons since this one. There's so much comfort in the way you preach, and I thank you for that. I'm about to tear up. I never realized how loved I am, just the way I am, until I came across your sermons. I truly wish I had a friend as understanding as you. Just, thank you.
I agree with the emphatic no, Christians should not attend gay "weddings". However, I think Christian's should not be hypocritical and still attend heterosexual weddings of those who profess to be Christians and yet are inappropriately getting married after divorcing their last spouse. Jesus said that makes you and your spouse commit adultery. We need to not give our assent or the church's blessing to straight "Christian" weddings that are contrary to the teachings of Christ.
On a side note, I was disappointed to see that most of the previous 49 comments on this article had NOTHING to do with it's important topic. Perhaps that means we mostly agree and have consensus about the topic of the article. I hope that the enemy did not throw Roman Catholicism into this thread as a distraction, to get us to fight amongst ourselves and to ignore the point of the article...
"Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the worldâ€”the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of lifeâ€”is not of the Father but is of the world." -1 John 2:15-16
One way to test yourself to see whether you love this part of the world or not is whether you can skip watching all of the Super Bowl, the commercials, and the half-time show and it not bother you.
Or does your desire to "fit in" with the world essentially REQUIRE that watch all of that so that you can engage in the world's conversations and laugh with and relate to them? True, there is a place for doing this to some extent in order to reach the world for Christ because we are in the world, but we must take heed to ourselves that we are not OF the world...
Amazing teaching regarding baptism I first heard about your message regarding Baptism because Chris Rosebrough at Pirate Christian Radio was all up in arms for what you said. I wanted to hear what you had to say for myself, so I listened. I'm glad I did. Thank you. I already am in the believers baptism camp and had forgotten how Martin Luther felt regarding baptism.
PS: I hope you do respond or at least answer some of what Chris Rosebrough has said vs your topic. It really must have struck a nerve for him to comment that much about it. Yes, it is major teaching in his Lutheran Church, but still. Many believers believe and preach believers baptism and Lutherans dont generally respond to every single one who disagrees with them. Incredible. Thanks again for the teaching, I appreciated it.
I am from Canada, and must confess that I did not hear much about this motion until the day before the vote was to take place. However, changes in our country of quickly deteriorating moral standards are not going to be the result of a few conservative politicians. What Canada needs is Christians whose only concern is obedience to the Word of God. A return to Biblical values comes from changed hearts within churches, trusting in the preserved Word of God and doing all that our Lord requires of us. Pray for Canada... and while you're at it, make sure that living for Christ is your one consuming passion too. Any nation that forgets God is doomed, is there a nation that hasn't?