A considered and empathetic opposition to same-sex marriage has nothing to do with phobia or hatred, but that doesnâ€™t stop Christians, conservatives, and anybody else who doesnâ€™t take the fashionable line from being condemned as Neanderthals and bigots. This is a lesson that Canadians have learned from painful experience.
Same-sex marriage became law in Canada in the summer of 2005, making the country the fourth nation to pass such legislation, and the first in the English-speaking world. In the few debates leading up to the decision, it became almost impossible to argue in defense of marriage as a child-centered institution, in defense of the procreative norm of marriage, in defense of the superiority of two-gender parenthood, without being thrown into the waste bin as a hater. What weâ€™ve also discovered in Canada is that it can get even worse than mere abuse, and that once gay marriage becomes...
I don't like it that America is quickly going down the road of nationalized legal same sex marriage. Sodomy is and always has been an abomination before God. No law will change that. That being said, the legalized murder of babies throughout the nation is a much larger problem, at least in my eyes.
Adults have free-will and they can and will make poor life-style choices, but they aren't doing so with their eyes closed. The sodomites will continue their sinful behavior with or without a "marriage" or "civil union" amendment. There is little that can be done to stop them. On the other hand, the unborn are defenseless. Laws against abortion would not stop every abortionist, but it would make it a lot harder for a law abiding citizen to murder a baby. It can be realistically regulated and save many lives.
Edited to say: I always like watching Jack Van Impe. He always makes it clear that he is speculating. I actually think he's funny. Seeing the announcer, Chuck using a jet pack only reaffirmed this.
Militant sodomites are the biggest hypocrites since the Pharisees (maybe even exceeding them) They talk about hate whenever their deathstyles are critiqued or objected to, meanwhile they do nothing to pull the redwood trees out of their own eyes regarding the bloody murderous speech that flows out of their own mouths (and hearts) at their so called "gay pride" parades and their conferences and events. God have mercy on this nation! Can't even turn the TV on without being hit with this stuff. This is getting to be a bit much.
west coast reader wrote: Hi Dopey, this is what is called a "tease" in broadcasting. Fear not, it will be a rare day that the expectation is actually met. It's an advertising gimmick to hook you into coming back. I remember Jack "proving" Jesus would return in 1999, and Jack is still setting soft dates apparently.
Hi in return west coast reader. I watched the program I mentioned in my earlier post in this thread . And to my mind the "tease" you referred to is exactly what happened and Jack really didn't prove the claim he made last week.
That being said, however, I still have a lot of respect for Jack. He did state in the program many things, using Scripture references, that I know are true. And I am certain that God has used him for decades in helping to draw many men and women to Christ through his incredible knowledge concerning Bible prophecy. But I also believe some times he goes a little to far in his enthusiasm for his certainty that we are the generation that will see Christ's return. Mind you I can't say that we are not that generation.
Sometimes I have this mental image of me flying through space at the Rapture and Jack goes whizzing past me shouting, "See I told you so".
Dopey wrote: In last week's Van Impe video he made what to me was a startling claim, that being he was going to prove...
Hi Dopey, this is what is called a "tease" in broadcasting. Fear not, it will be a rare day that the expectation is actually met. It's an advertising gimmick to hook you into coming back.
I remember Jack "proving" Jesus would return in 1999, and Jack is still setting soft dates apparently.
I have friends in Canada who write to warn me often that the USA is about to be blasted into eternity because of her wickedness, and they usually quote Paul Washer or other American preacher who toured there to spread the "encouragement" ahem... (nice tactic eh? look... those other guys are worse!)
They were so certain Christ would return in the year 1000 that many quit working or doing anything. but, "NO MAN knows the day or the hour"
Jesus said, I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.John9:4
Russ wrote: All we need to do to see the future of America on its present course is look at Europe and Canada. I think we may be in for a rough ride soon.
Russ, I believe you are right. Things get worse by the day in America and the rest of the world. However, something that cheers me in all the turmoil is my belief that the coming of the Lord for his own is probably not very far away.
To my mind there are simply too many things that have happened in the last 64 years that are prophetically tied in by Scripture to the coming of the Lord for His coming to be a far off event in history.
Later today I am going to watch the Jack Van Impe weekly video at his website: http://www.thegospel.com/clients/jvim-jack-van-impe-ministries/media.asp
In last week's Van Impe video he made what to me was a startling claim, that being he was going to prove in his next video, the one that got posted today, that we are the last generation before the coming of the Lord. I believe we are the last generation before His coming, but I can't prove it.