Are they TRYING to be offensive??? It's Rosh Hashannah for goodness sake! And how do they choose to celebrate the Jewish New Year? Have an ex Hitler youth guy try to exonerate an anti semitic Hitler appeaser.
They couldn't be more blatantly disgustinglly offensive if they tried!
Sorry, even by papal standards, this one annoys me.
Unfortunately making jokes about tatooing homosexuals on their "backsides" is not a good witness for Christ... it's sneering, ugly and rude. Homosexuality is an abomination against God, but making crude and obscene comments about other people's bodies is wholly unacceptable, especially from a "priest." He made those of us who love homosexuals, and want them to repent of all their sins, and to trust in Christ alone, look bad. I am an ex bisexual, and I know how this would be received by the "gay" community. We need to pray for consistent, loving and compassionate outreach - not sniggering school boy obsenities. It's this "look at their sins" while overlooking our own which damages our witness. ALL have sinned (including this cleric with his vile language) and we all need to be forgiven. Whether holier than thou hypocrites, or out and out sexual idolators. Instead of laughing at people, we should be trying to live for Christ, and Christ alone, and we should do everything and anything we can to save the lost, whatever their sins. As well as praying for homosexual to be saved, we should pray for this clergy man, that he actually meets with Jesus, and has his life transformed.
Great Sermon! This was a really fine sermon - well supported from scripture, and something all Christians need to know about. I'd advise people to share this sermon with anyone they know who may be "flirting" with the occult. The speaker makes the very powerful point that when we look to anything else to provide us with "knowledge" we're suggesting that Jesus isn't enough for us anymore, and this is unfaithfulness. I hope this message blesses many listeners.
Obviously Christians should have nothing to do with halloween. My little boy knew that instinctively, the moment he became a Christian. Not only is it pagan in origin, it glorifies death, darkness and despair. Oh, in a "funny" manner to be sure... but that doesn't make it right. We should concentrate our thoughts on God, not death!
Thought you might be interested to know that a couple who were preaching the gospel in my home town, in the UK, were threatened by the market stall holders. They were accused of "attacking" people. This despite the fact that they were taking it in turns to preach from John 3:16. A more inoffensive text I could barely think of...
I live in the UK, and it's quite scary how few churches preach the gospel. When I moved house last year I attended a church which I left when, on Easter Sunday, the preacher not once mentioned the name of Jesus, but did mention the Easter bunny, Eostre the goddess of spring, egg rolling and chocolate eggs. I was horrified... what about those people who only come to church at Easter, and this was their one chance to hear the gospel? I've been to churches where they are more interested in pentecost than the cross... hence much rolling on the floor and giggling for no reason, and I've been to churches that say God is all love and wouldn't suffer anyone to be in hell forever... I don't know if I've been unlucky or not, but I'm beginning to believe that the UK has truly fallen. If you want some advice from the ruins on this side of the water... pray for your surviving churches, that they do not fall. Because the devestation when they do is appalling.
It is outrageous that anyone is trying to force him to have ceremonies under his roof that he disapproves of! Why not "get married" somewhere else? Surely these campaigners are all for tolerance, and allowing people their own opinions?
Interestingly, a Christian bookshop on Wolverhampton was completely ignored by the police when they reported a crime. A man ran in, raving and screaming, grabbed a tall metal stand and started brandishing it, flinging stockround while waving it at customers, including a small girl... Praise God nobody was injured, but the police showed their true colours when they said the incident "didn't warrant investigation." It took them over twenty four hours to tell the shop staff that they wouldn't investigate... I'm sure if it had been a Muslim bookshop they would have been there immediately.