I think this lady shouldn't have to serve the gay guys playing marriage. However, I do wonder if she compromised the Faith previously by serving at any gay pride events for this man. Could compromises in the past have led to this moment and does she comprise when it comes to baking cakes for adulterers?
No matter how people feel about Franklin Graham, he is one of the few voices in the public still out there who has consistently been calling sin a sin. One of my concerns is with him is that sometimes he will recant and apologize for speaking the truth.
What is so irritating about this is, the new fire chief must have some kind of biases also. Surely he must think it is wrong to speed or drink and drive. I don't see him getting fired and accused of causing a hostile environment to those who behave badly. To take it a step further because drinking and driving is a crime and homosexuality isn't, what if he is a democrat? Will he be willing to work to save the lives of republicans even though he disagrees with them? Then why not keep the old fire chief who worked to keep all people safe also?
The main way one earns money through an MLM isn't through selling goods or services, it is by getting people to sign up and pay fees to join. It's a way to get rich quick, often times through false friendships and playing on people's fears about the economy and the future. You have to be good at using people to be successful at it.
One good thing about the President's comment, maybe people do some research into the Crusades and learn about them. If one looks at his comment though, he really didn't say anything wrong. There have been times when people do things wrong in the name of Christ. Unfortunately, nonbelievers will use that against all Christians. For instance, if you were say a Muslim in Indonesia, you might look at America with her gay agenda, abortion, fornication, etc and say "Look at what they do in the name of Christ." because of a misconception that America is a Christian nation and all who are in it. Even though the majority of people doing those things are not Christian, the perception is that they are and Christians in general get blamed. Even though those sins are condemned in scripture.
I read another article about the prayer breakfast where the President says we must not allow death cults to hijack "our" Muslim faith. When people obey the Quran, there is murder and subjugation. When people obey Christ, there is love and freedom. The Crusades and Inquisition wasn't taught in scripture, but murder and subjugation of non-Muslims is taught in the Quran. Also, good for Waltrip, I think it was, who said that if you haven't repented of your sins to Jesus, then you will burn in hell.
It's like the godless try to come up with worse and worse "marriage" ceromonies. I'm surprised they weren't brothers also! Lol. I read an article recently where a daughter was going to marry her dad. People are idiots, professing themselves to be wise, they have become fools.
Replacement theology was an attempt by people to understand all of the prophecies in the Bible that were yet to be fulfilled dealing with Israel. There no longer was a nation of Israel and smart people were to gifted to believe in a literal interpretation of the Bible, so they rationalized that Israel must be code word for the church. The problem is God brought back Israel into her land just as He said He would. Now that doesn't mean they are saved. They will, in general, accept the antichrist when he is revealed and God will purge them and refine them until all Israel will be saved.
John UK wrote: 1) John, do you see that in the NT there is such a thing as "Israel" which is nothing to do with a country? 2) But you see Israel as, what? 3) A nation? 4) And you are grafted into a nation? 5) So you think God's people are the Jews, and you have to become a Jew to be saved, just like in the OT? 6) What makes you think that the Son of God was Jewish?
2) Exodus 19:5-6 KJV
Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
I see them as a peculiar treasure unto God above all people and a holy nation. Not righteous yet, but set aside for His purposes.
3) They are a people who also were given a land by God. They were still Israel before and after being a nation.
4) I have been grafted into their promises. That includes the New Jerusalem.
5) God's people are Israelites, whether they were Jewish or not. I don't have to be a Jew, though I am perfectly Jewish in Christ.
6) You mean the King of the Jews? I don't know, lol.
John UK... I'm glad to be grafted into the natural, cultivated olive tree of Israel. The only reason I'm saved is because of the Jewish Messiah who abides in me and I have been grafted into them. I am like the woman who just wanted some crumbs from the table, but got so much more.
Deny God's prophetic word all you want, but you still have to deal with the fact that Israel is still a nation now. Whether you agree it was prophecied about or not, God is still the one who created the current state of Israel.
Acts 17:26-27 NKJV
And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;