The contents of this article come as no surprise to me. Because of the extraordinary nature of Matthew Shepard's murder (and I'm sure Shepard suffered extraordinarily under the attack), I can see why gay advocates would exalt Shepard as the homosexual messiah, if you will. Neither does it surprise me that the men responsible were fellow homosexuals and fellow druggies. If anything, this narrative speaks volumes about the vices that come with a homosexual lifestyle.
Amen, Sister. I see a heart of repentance as I read this. I'm just sorry that certain pro-lifers think it necessary to twist the knife inside of you. Just know that what they are doing is not approved of by the God of the Bible.
Here's an even better question: why do so many born-again, spirit-filled Christian women condone other women who put their bodies on display? You see it on social media websites constantly. Any thoughts?
Well, I'm a young man in my late 20s, and I earnestly want to be married and start a family, but right now, I have no opportunities to meet young Christian women (because where I live, almost all the young Christian women are already married or heading in that direction with another guy).
PS wrote: The Lord once spoke to me and said dialogue with the snake was Eve's First mistake
For all we know, that could well have been the Holy Spirit. I realize that many subscribers to SermonAudio would object to "God told me..." language and make a big issue of that phrase per se, but I see nothing in your statement that contradicts the spirit of Scripture. In fact, if I may piggyback on your comment, Jesus did not dialogue with Satan while being tempted in the wilderness. He quoted Scriptures in their proper context-- that is how he triumphed over the enemy's lies.
Tonight I read Psalm 37, and I feel it's appropriate to share verses 7 through 9:
"Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land."
In addition, I have seen more than one young woman who does NOT look 'frumpy and dumpy' in some very modest swimwear-- some of whom are gorgeous in appearance. True, it's not the majority of young women.
Also, immodesty in dress does not end at the beach. And like I said earlier, modesty also has to do with behavior. I'm sure you all can relate to what I'm speaking about.
Not exactly. Modesty is more than just simply wearing clothes. Have any of you heard Paul Washer's statement that a [woman] can always be dressed in Puritanical clothing and still exude sensuality through her behavior?
I'm not surprised to hear this. I gather that Christian schools are pretty much pagan, as I see that kids who graduate from Christian schools are little different from kids raised in public schools. That's why when I have a wife and kids, I intend to have my kids homeschooled.
Reply to BWS When you compared the Presbyterian churches in Scotland to those in the USA, which would you say are the more Biblical? And by the way, I am under the impression that Christianity as a whole in all of North America, Western Europe, and Australia is "based more on a godless culture than it is the Word of God."
Pastor Harris... I am completely with you that God must use Scripture as His primary means of communication with His people, but He has other methods to reach His people. The whole idea of God giving us Scripture and leaving us to our own devices to know and apply Scripture because God would not, could not communicate to us any other way sounds an awful lot like a somewhat sanctified form of deism; it sounds pagan. At the same time, I've always wondered how the possibility of God communicating with us by subjective impressions, by events, or by others in our lives does not rule out the sufficiency of Scripture. Would you know?
Great Sermon! Oecolampadeus, it seems that you were listening selectively to this sermon. I would recommend hearing this sermon again. If you listen more carefully, you'll see that Brother Paul was not exalting classical Western culture. As a matter of fact, he made it clear that classical Western culture is basically people dressing up in funky costumes acting like savages. But that's not even the main point of the sermon. The focus of this sermon is righteousness, and the benefits of living in righteousness. Now, that is not possible to live out without being born again. I would exhort you to listen again.