I think you're misunderstanding what Dr. Craig is saying. Did you read the article? He is in no way saying that a homosexuality is right. What he is saying when he says, "What the Bible condemns is not a homosexual orientation" is that the Bible condemns our sin nature. We are ALL born with a sin nature...everyone of us. He clearly said, "What you shouldn‚Äôt be is a confessing Christian and a practicing homosexual." None of us who are confessing Christians should be practicing sinners. That most certainly DOES NOT mean that we don't all struggle daily with sin, daily. Matthew 5:28 is telling us that we are all sinners...all of us! It is a constant struggle, homosexuals or not!
Really, guys? Are you serious? I'm not suggesting it's okay to use the term "Oh, my God" but do you really not know what it means to take the Lord's name in vain? He wasn't talking about cursing. I figured people on a site such as this would have gone past such children's church simplified readings of the Word of God...
And when I read this kind of stuff, when the heinous, dark depravity of man is open for all to see and reflect on, may we all call out, "Oh, my God, have mercy on us."
Anne, God bless you for sharing; what a heart-rending decision you had to make. I also pray for an end to abortion. My husband and I experienced losing a child through ectopic pregnancy several years ago. Ectopic pregnancy is looked at differently because the baby cannot survive it and, if not terminated, the mother's life is in grave danger and almost certain death. I really struggled with this. The baby was not going to survive, but inside of me I struggled with what was happening to my baby. In the end, after many days of crying myself to sleep, I had to trust that God knew what He was doing; He still does!
I also grappled with questions like, "Why do we have the termination of pregnancy down to a fine science, including several different methods, yet why hasn't anyone found a remedy for ectopic pregnancies? Surely in this day and age of such medical wonders as in-utero surgery we could learn how to move an improperly implanted embryo (like in ectopic pregnancy) and implant that embryo in the correct spot. I might have tried that, even if there was some risk to myself... But that option was not even close to there, because we live in a culture of death, not a culture of life.
If this is true (which I only doubt because it's from World Net Daily), which it very may be, then Mr. Johnson, black or not, was just as wrong as all of the people who owned slaves henceforth. Ownership of another human being is wrong and goes against the whole counsel of God and the very Spirit of the law of God. If showing that a black man owned the first slave proves some kind of point, I don't know what it is. Slavery, and the unjust treatment of people even after slavery based on the color of their skin, is wrong anyway you paint it.
New Testament "sorcery" is Greek word "pharmakeia."
Revelation 9:20 "Neither repented they of their murders nor of their sorceries (pharmakeia), nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts"
Revelation 18:23 "And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries (pharmakeia) were all nations deceived."
All nations deceived by "pharmakeia."
Of course it's sin that is the problem, not drugs, necessarily; but there is a warning in here about what is sin... We want quick fixes to our problems instead of putting in the time to cultivate a relationship with our Creator. I'm not saying no one ever needs drugs; I'm saying let's not be deceived that a little pill is the answer to our ills.
The writer, or whoever decided on it, used "dirty,dirty" in the title to grab attention, but his point is valid. If we don't believe that Jesus got His hands dirty so to speak, we don't even begin to understand the total and utter condescension of the incarnation, not to mention the whole point of His life, death, and resurrection. His hands were dirtied so ours could be clean. He was/is the only one who could dirty His hands to take on sin and death, yet remain Holy.
"Keep the merry...dump the myth." There's a picture of Santa and Jesus. Are they serious? Do they not see their own intellectual dishonesty? When he says, "We encourage people to be honest with themselves and their families this year. If you don't believe in god, tell your family ‚Äď honesty is the greatest gift, and they deserve it," he left out the part where we continue to lie to children about Santa Claus. I understand that he is talking to the people who believe Jesus is real and God. But our children believe that Santa is real, and we continue the myth; are we being honest about Santa Claus this year, too? He's on the billboard! Why is that okay? I guess it's only okay to believe something that makes you feel "merry," regardless of whether it's real or not, and we'll lie to our children about the truth so they can feel "merry" for CHRISTmas. So much for the American Atheists and their "honesty."
""The number, supposedly based on the lifetime costs of the typical woman who uses birth control regularly during her lifetime, is astronomical ‚ÄĒ especially considering the fact women and purchase a package of birth control pills for as little as $9 at a local drug store""
The Democrat political policy of killing babies is being rammed home in all ways.
Thank God that Florida laws are "adoption friendly" and make adoption a very viable choice for women in crisis pregnancy. There really is a chance to make a good choice in Florida. Thank God for those birthmothers that choose LIFE!
Of course this is not evangelism!!! But we can support a Christian brother's right to free speech and show that we love him, right? Or are we just against everything now... Why don't we positively encourage a Christian brother, his excellent business model and service, and his great chicken!? Are we just mad about everything all the time?
And Chik-fil-a is very welcoming, nice to everyone that walks in the door, and treats EVERYONE who comes in with the same courtesy. Dan Cathy has not been accused of doing anything illegal, immoral, or unethical; he's been accused of stating his opinion and his values, plain and simple.
Lighten up, Mike, and grab a chicken sandwich. Not just Christians eat there; there are unbelievers there you could evangelize; you won't be kicked out of Chik-fil-a for sharing Jesus!
humorific wrote: What is an Evangelical? A nice Fundamentalist. How do you tell the difference between an Evangelical and a Fundamentalist? Ask them if they like Billy Graham. If they do, they are Evangelical. If they don‚Äôt, they are Fundamentalist (Fundamentalists believe he has compromised). Finally . . . How do you tell the difference between an Evangelical and a Fundamentalist? Ask if Roman Catholics are going to heaven. If they say ‚Äúno,‚ÄĚ they are Fundamentalists. If they say ‚Äúmaybe,‚ÄĚ they are Evangelical. Are Roman Catholics Saved?
It's sad that this guy has turned away from Jesus Christ and His grace because he thinks God is like his own father...legalistic and without grace. It makes me think of the verse...
"You who make your boast in the law, do you dishonor God through breaking the law? For 'the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you,' as it is written." (Romans 2:23-24)
...quoting from Isaiah 52:5...
"'Now therefore, what have I here,' says the Lord, 'That My people are taken away for nothing? Those who rule over them Make them wail,' says the Lord, 'And My name is blasphemed continually every day.'"
Wow, it amazes me at how out of step the Republicans are with actual Conservatives in this country. Well, I guess we've got more Obama coming... I'm tired of voting for sub-standard candidates who aren't in the least Conservative just to keep out the Democrats/Socialists. Somebody was saying our choice was Socialist Left or Socialist Right...I believe it!
Very sad...pray for these believers to be strengthened and for the hardness of lost hearts to be broken and turned to Him. Give those believers, Lord, strength, conviction, boldness, and opportunity to share your gospel in such a time.
The church grows exponentially in times such as this. And thank God for Voice of the Martyrs...