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I blame this a good deal on the Romish/Anglican Church, since homosexuality is encouraged homosexuality. "Many Catholics can say, my priest is a queer, so it must not be so bad?" They will find it is bad when homosexuals priests or otherwise start grooming these anti-Christian people, q.v., Is A Catholic Christian An Oxymoron? (PDF) children for sex. Abuse by Priests (PDF)
For this is the covenant that I will make ...after those days, saith the Lord; ****I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people****: And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.
viz it is the Lord who converts and changes the heart - we don't do it!
"..you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins"
We are begotten of God through the gospel. The word is instrumental in his begetting us. It is the power of God unto salvation.
Which is why without the Word preached, read etc sinners have no hope of salvation.
1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
One doesn't make a decision to become a Christian - We MUST be born again!
Another 'land' defiled and under the wrath of God.
Lev 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. 24 Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: 25 And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.
Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: