Dear West Highland, I did not know the CI was unitarian or friendly toward it... I have two news blogs and try to be discerning when posting news items and their sources. I understand your comments much better now and appreciate the warning about CI. Thanks!
Suggest you stop the silly ad hominem and study the glorious Trinity as revealed in the Bible instead. But such backhanded slander about supposed perfection is precisely what Christians can expect in this wicked world when we stand for truth and against those who delete the truth. So be it.
Unitarianism is just as evil whether it be found in Jehovah's Witnesses, Oneness Pentecostalism or ... your favoured Christian Institute.
You say "The Christian Institute is DOING a good work in the UK". On what basis? The Bible says:
If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and DO NOT the truth:
and have no fellowship with the fruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them;
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
West Highland White Terror wrote: The Daily Mail's Femail column is exactly the sort of place that one would expect such a display of inconsistent, morally vacuuous worldliness to be sourced
The source is irrelevant. We are not going to change the fallen world overnight. But we as Christians can send out the alternative godly message to the world. These young girls were brought up in a fallen sin filled environment. Since the Garden of Eden days man has been trying to live without the Law of God because man is born sinner. A witness has been placed within mankind to seek to bring God's Word, Laws and doctrines to those who cannot perceive the 'Truth' - This takes time and perseverence as history records.
The Christian Institute is doing a good work in the UK. Of course we all realise that they are not perfect like "West Highland White Terror" - But then who is???
ps. Guess what the world is still fallen after six thousand years of witness and young girls and boys will still be brought into a worldly environment of iniquity and transgression. Perhaps even more so in the modern penchant for amoral living and repudiation of the Word of God, by church and state.
Please explain what you mean by: "The 'Crown Rights of Jesus Christ' are being publicly usurped! Do you care?" I am in the united States where the Founding Fathers omitted Jesus Christ from our Constitution... But regardless, the Lord reigns over all even when the nations do not acknowledge Him. If you are in Scotland, then you have much more to be offended of since your Forefathers swore to and signed the Solemn League and Covenant. We have a plethora of para-church organizations in America and I understand one's frustration with a lack of Gospel clarity and worldliness that these groups often mingle with their "ministries"... Hope this helps explain my position and my "American" Christian viewpoint. Oh, and in answer to your question - Yes! I do care! or else I wouldn't keep beating my head against the secular brick wall in America.
The Daily Mail's Femail column is exactly the sort of place that one would expect such a display of inconsistent, morally vacuuous worldliness to be sourced.
Apparently Christians today have no interest in heavenly-mindedness, holiness or actually understanding the "Crown Rights of Jesus Christ".
"The Christian Institute Who we are The Christian Institute exists for âthe furtherance and promotion of the Christian religion in the United Kingdomâ and âthe advancement of educationâ."
Really? Again I ask the question: what key historic truth is OMITTED in this foundational statement from the "Christian Institute"? - "The existence of the one, eternal God, Creator and Lord of the universe, who in the unity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, both governs all things according to his will and is accomplishing his purposes in the world and in the church."
It is not "bone-picking" to observe that such a statement REMOVES the foundational Trinitarian Christian truth of the distinct personhood of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Nor, is it "bone-picking" to observe that such a statement would be fully supportable by antiChristian Unitarian modalists.
The "Crown Rights of Jesus Christ" are being publicly usurped! Do you care?
As one who has long been sharing the Gospel in the public and advocating for the Crown Rights of Jesus Christ, I agree with Mr. Hranek. Apparently there is some sort of disagreement with the source of this news article that I am not aware of and don't want to get involved with. I still see value in sharing this news and appreciate the fact that some girls are speaking against fornication among children to the mainstream media.
While there are indeed CONSEQUENCES for sexual immorality both with girls and boys, men and women, sometimes I get the impression from discussions promoting sexual purity that the emphasis is on "savings ones own skin" rathter than "how could I do this evil and sin against the LORD?"
Should not Jesus be the reason for sexual purity, not that there are real consequences that ruin and destroy ones life?
Should not the Immeasurable Worth of our Creator, our Savior and our Lord's honor and glory and what is faithful to Him who paid such a price with His shed blood on Calvary motivate all of us and be the reason at the heart of our obedience to Him to pursue purity not just before marriage but for all our lives.
Yes, we can tell teenager's of reason for sexual purity but far more important we can tell them of the Risen and soon I to Return Son of God, Jesus Christ, the only name given under heaven among men by which we must be saved and lovingly and patiently and in much prayer and intercession until God brings them to salvation.
I was not backhanding an antibiblical slur as I am also a Christian. I couldn't think of the correct word and used "holy" when perhaps I should have used "heavenly" instead. My point is that if one is going to use Biblical principles when dealing with the world, then we must be willing to be helpful even to those who do not have a clue as to what Scripture says - as in the example of the Good Samaritan. If you have a bone to pick with the Christian Institute, then I certainly don't want to get in the middle... But my impression of the article is that even the immoral youth in Scotland can see the wisdom of God's truth that one should remain pure and preserve their virginity until marriage. This is a message we should all seek to share with others.
Angela Wittman wrote: To West Highland White Terror - Let's not get so "holy" minded that we are of not much use on this earth.
AW - I willingly accept your backhanded antibiblical slur. "Let us" be willing to be insulted again for Christ's sake.
It is the holy who are of most use in this earth.
Holiness is not promoted by a message of waiting until 16 for fornication. Under age girls are not just pressured into sex by criminal boys, but by the example of sexually immoral older friends, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, parents, grandparents, etc. "Wait" has no meaning in a moral vacuum. "Wait until your birthday" is unholy and not Christian.
Wait until you have made a marriage covenant with your husband is the only message consistent with holiness.
BTW - what key historic truth is OMITTED in this foundational statement from the "Christian Institute"? - "We are committed to the truths of historic, biblical Christianity including: The existence of the one, eternal God, Creator and Lord of the universe, who in the unity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, both governs all things according to his will and is accomplishing his purposes in the world and in the church."
I reposted this article at my pro-life blog because a teen might read it and reconsider giving her virginity away to a boy or young man who is telling her he loves her and is pressuring her for sex. If this article causes a youth to reconsider taking such a dramatic and life changing step as giving away their virginity, then it has great value. To West Highland White Terror - Let's not get so "holy" minded that we are of not much use on this earth.
"Miss Hackett said: âBoys would say lots of loving things to seduce me, but when I texted them afterwards to arrange to meet again, theyâd tell me they werenât looking for anything serious.â"
The death of marriage and morals in the UK has meant that God's standards were ripped out of the heart of the society in the 1960's. What these girls do not realise (and they will never know) is that it is not just the young age of their sexual promiscuity which upsets them, but also that when married before God in the church and in a proper relationship the problems do not occur.