members, click to sign in..
 
SITE NOTICE | MORE..
Bible Readings in App. You can now listen to the reading of the Bible using our iPhone or Android Apps. Simply go to the Sermons by Bible section and you'll see the new "Bible Audio" item with any Book and Chapter. Enjoy!
 

5,286 active users!!Bandwidth
SUNDAY
MAY 24, 2015
Home
NewsSITE
Events & Blogs
New Audio & Video
BroadcastersNew Stuff!
Local Church Finder
Webcast LIVE NOW!
Sermons by Bible
Sermons by Topic
Sermons by Speaker
Sermons by Date
Staff Picks
CommentsALL -58 sec
Top Sermons
VideosPDFs
Daily Log
PhotosNew Stuff!
Stores
Online Bible
Hymnal
Daily Reading
About | 8 Days Left!
Submit Sermon
Members Only

Breaking News Home | All | Religion | Society | Tech | Choice | SA News
FRONT PAGE  |  5/24/2015
TUESDAY, MAR 25, 2014  |  49 comments  |  1 commentary
World Vision: Why We're Hiring 'Gay' Christians in Same-Sex 'Marriages'

In an exclusive interview, World Vision U.S. president Richard Stearns explained to Christianity Today the rationale behind changing this "condition of employment," whether financial or legal pressures were involved, and whether other Christian organizations with faith-based hiring rules should follow World Vision's lead.

Stearns asserts that the "very narrow policy change" should be viewed by others as "symbolic not of compromise but of [Christian] unity." He even hopes it will inspire unity elsewhere among Christians. ...


CLICK HERE to Read Entire Article
www.christianitytoday.com

|  FOCUS  |  Audio commentaries on this news item | more..
Dean's List News Commentary • 80+
Dr. Paul J. Dean Jr. | Providence Baptist Church
Play! | RSS

   05/24/15  |  Democrats call for 'flood' of Muslims to U.S. • 5 comments
   05/24/15  |  Pastor Stands Against the Homosexual Agenda • 1 comments
   05/24/15  |  United Methodists: Practicing Homosexuality Doesn't Contradict... • 19 comments
   05/23/15  |  Church of England to consider 'transgender baptism' service • 38 comments
   05/23/15  |  Oldest complete copy of Ten Commandments on rare display • 3 comments
MORE RELATED ( RELIGION ) NEWS | MORE..
   05/23/15  |  Gallup: Americans 'greatly overestimate' LGBT numbers • 8 comments
   05/23/15  |  Louisiana Lawmakers Reject Religious Freedom Bill, Governor... • 2 comments
   05/22/15  |  John Glenn Says Evolution Should Be Taught in Schools; Affirms... • 16 comments
   05/20/15  |  Ashers manager: 'We don't think we've done anything wrong' • 7 comments
   05/19/15  |  Kids perform better at schools that ban phones, study says • 4 comments
OTHER CHOICE NEWS | MORE..
   05/24/15  |  Democrats call for 'flood' of Muslims to U.S. • 5 comments
   05/24/15  |  Pastor Stands Against the Homosexual Agenda • 1 comments
   05/24/15  |  United Methodists: Practicing Homosexuality Doesn't Contradict... • 17 comments
   05/24/15  |  Irish voters back gay marriage in 'social revolution' • 8 comments
   05/24/15  |  Charter school apologizes for censoring Bible verse in homework
OTHER RECENT NEWS | MORE..
COMMENTS | show all | add new  
    Sorting Order:  
· Page 1 ·  Found: 49 user comment(s)
News Item3/27/14 9:31 AM
Michael Hranek | Endicott, New York  Protected NameFind all comments by Michael Hranek
Stevenr wrote:
deep seated bitterness
Stevenr Missouri
First of all I apologize for confusing you with SteveR

Second and IMHO this is quite important on the subject of bitterness.

IMHO is has been abused by some in authority in our churches as a means of controlling people.

For example if those in authority are negligent and cowardly in teaching people the truth and standing up for it, in exposing, standing and speaking out against evil, both within and without the church. Purpose driven/seeker sensitive and ecumenical "ministries" are famous for

And a church member dares to object and refuses to go along in silence, and is genuine hurt by their misleadership, one of the ways those who are in leadership malign and marginalize someone with vocal objection is to label (liable is a better word) them as bitter and in need of their counciling.

I trust we can come out with our own examples in how hurt and wounded people can be mislabeled as bitter.

The Diotrephes Syndrome:
http://www.thefaithfulword.org/diotrephes.html

So as humbly as I might say so, don't let anyone mislead you from the truth, under the guise of the problem is bitterness, in so doing ignoring the sin/evil that is really wrong.

49

News Item3/26/14 10:42 AM
Christopher000 | Rhode Island  Find all comments by Christopher000
Good comment, Mike
48

News Item3/26/14 10:37 AM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
Jeremiah 17:9
"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?"

The heart is deceitful more to the self than to others. It longs for what it does not have, what it cannot have without its renewing by Christ. This longing is placed there by God, for man is ever incomplete without him, but it is redirected by Satan. Every sin is an attempt to satisfy that which cannot in any other way but renewing be satisfied, and leads to deeper sin in its futile search for it. Covetousness is an attempt to fill what cannot be filled without regeneration. It is a downward spiral in an individual, with societal degeneracy following. This coveting, out of the deceitful heart, is at the root of all evil of whatever name, whether for power, money, control, material goods, sexual perversity, whatever.

1 Tim 6:10 Wycliffe
"For the root of all evils is covetousness, which some men coveting erred from the faith, and besetted them(selves) with many sorrows"

47

News Item3/26/14 9:23 AM
Christopher000 | Rhode Island  Find all comments by Christopher000
Some great comments that expounded on my understanding of the Sodom/Gomorrah event. Many homosexuals are the products of being molested by family members and/or raped by close family friends. For many others, homosexuality, not unlike pedophilia, is the end of a long history of deviant sexual viewing and acts. Kind of like a drug addict alwys trying to chase their first high, something has been damaged so they are always looking for something new and using more and more. They are always searching for the satisfaction they once experienced but because they have done it all and seen it all, the satisfaction forever eludes them. What was once taboo and reprehensible, is now common place and they can never get enough while always searching for something new, something different, hence children, off-limits same sex, along with every dark thing one can imagine. Thank God thoughts and irges such as this never entered into my mind.
46

News Item3/26/14 9:22 AM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
Unprofitable Servant wrote:
The issue here seems to be one of the heart. Our Savior, bless His name, reminded us that evil actions precede from our hearts. We all to well know that the heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. Romans 6 tells us that the unregenerate are slaves to their sinful hearts. The one thing that is needful for the practicing homosexual is a renewed heart from above. Dealing with the fruits of unregeneracy and not the root will not bring about true repentance. Even as redeemed we are told to keep our hearts with all diligence and far too often find ourselves asking God to create within us a clean heart. May our prayer be with the psalmist, that with our whole hearts have we sought You, O let us not wander from Your commandments, help us to treasure Your Word in our hearts that we might not sin against You.
This is exactly what I thought US when reading through the debate. The heart of man's problem is the problem of his heart. There is the root cause of every sin, as Ladybug has already mentioned.
45

News Item3/26/14 5:39 AM
Unprofitable Servant | Georgia  Find all comments by Unprofitable Servant
The issue here seems to be one of the heart. Our Savior, bless His name, reminded us that evil actions precede from our hearts. We all to well know that the heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. Romans 6 tells us that the unregenerate are slaves to their sinful hearts. The one thing that is needful for the practicing homosexual is a renewed heart from above. Dealing with the fruits of unregeneracy and not the root will not bring about true repentance. Even as redeemed we are told to keep our hearts with all diligence and far too often find ourselves asking God to create within us a clean heart. May our prayer be with the psalmist, that with our whole hearts have we sought You, O let us not wander from Your commandments, help us to treasure Your Word in our hearts that we might not sin against You.
44

News Item3/25/14 9:19 PM
DanUSA | USA  Find all comments by DanUSA
Social Gospel is demonic, it desires to be the Gospel when in fact it's a poisonous gospel that damned the souls of men and women, It usurp the authority of the Gospel of Paul - Christ Crucified. Sin of sodomy, the LUST OF THE FLESH, is everywhere and to pass the blame on social circumstances is to deny the fact that man is a willful sinner.

Social Gospel lover is no different than those persons giving free watchtower magazines or mormon bibles.

43

News Item3/25/14 8:32 PM
John for JESUS | ATL  Find all comments by John for JESUS
I wonder when Richard Stearns will announce that World Vision is going to start hiring racist and pedophiles? Oh yeah, he wouldn't because he thinks those things are wrong. Homosexuality not so much.
42

News Item3/25/14 8:26 PM
penned  Find all comments by penned
I'm not trying to overplay this. a sin is a sin.

World Vision has lost its way.

Y'll have a good evening.

41

News Item3/25/14 8:25 PM
Chris Frost | Indiana  Find all comments by Chris Frost
Covetousness is a fancy word for pride. "I deserve that, you don't."
40

News Item3/25/14 8:01 PM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
What say anyone about this?: The root of all evil is covetousness.
39

News Item3/25/14 7:20 PM
penny  Find all comments by penny
well done 1517, stever, being true to the text.

"Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy." Ezekiel 16:49

The Messiah who turned over the moneychangers tables, the NT who warns of the rich among you, that the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil, there is a correlation between the usery of people for power (money) and power (sexually deviance and aggression such as sodomy).

I wonder if any here have ever had to live among a sodomite community. I'm sure there are some that are more "victim" types, but the crowd can be quite vile and masochistic.... Romans 1 talks of being given over.

there is some rebellion against the word of God here on this thread, there is a way of life, God does not like the proud or haughty, wants the orphan and widow among you taken care of. statism has had its effect. to equate socialism with the gospel is obviously just as erroneous.

38

News Item3/25/14 6:46 PM
Noah B  Find all comments by Noah B
ladybug wrote:
that makes sense to me Noah. Christ tells us of a whole host of sins found in the heart in Matthew 15:19. All sin is birthed within, from the heart, at least that's my understanding of God's word.
James 1.13-15
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: but every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

The anatomy of sin according to the Holy Spirit in James 1 agrees with your view too.

37

News Item3/25/14 6:42 PM
Stevenr | Missouri  Contact via emailFind all comments by Stevenr
Ahem:
Yes, Baptist. No ecumenical.
Next; I never said that pride is the only thing that leads to Homosexuality. In the case OF SODOM it was Pride, fullness of bread, lack of concern for the poor, abundance of idleness... Those things led to haughtiness which culminated in Homosexuality. Some of you read the first three words and take off without seeing the rest.

The real issue is the rejection of God as an authority. In Sodom, they didn't need God, or his morals, because they were a rich culture. THAT is where I drew the parallel. If YOU choose to be gay, then you have your reasons; but overall the reason behind it culturally is a rejection of God.

Melarow- I appreciate your perspective, but I've been saved a long time, and I've seen my share if people falling into sin. The fact is, most of the time it does start small. Very few people jump from Sunday School to serial killer in one jump. It is a progression. And this is the experience of 20 plus years in the prison ministry with adult offenders as well as and working with and counseling juvenile offenders.

36

News Item3/25/14 6:36 PM
ladybug  Find all comments by ladybug
that makes sense to me Noah. Christ tells us of a whole host of sins found in the heart in Matthew 15:19. All sin is birthed within, from the heart, at least that's my understanding of God's word.
35

News Item3/25/14 6:35 PM
Strat  Find all comments by Strat
Another "Christian" organization on the scrap heap.
34

News Item3/25/14 6:31 PM
Noah B  Find all comments by Noah B
ladybug wrote:
I just do not see pride as being the root cause, what I see is suppressing of the truth. According to your logic, pride is the root of all sin?
You are right. There is no mention of pride in Romans 1, and the theory that all sins proceeds from pride is untenable. Pride itself is a sin. From whence does this proceed?
33

News Item3/25/14 6:14 PM
ladybug  Find all comments by ladybug
1517

Thank you, I appreciate your kind words. It's been over 10 years since God pulled me from that sewer; I am so grateful for His grace, His mercy, His love, and His Son

32

News Item3/25/14 6:11 PM
1517  Find all comments by 1517
Ladybug,
I understand what you are saying. Pride says we know better than anyone, including God. That certainly does not negate it's offspring LUST. Lust is definitely right there burning hot. I praise God that he brought you out of that darkness. I know about lust, so I empathize sister.
31

News Item3/25/14 6:01 PM
ladybug  Find all comments by ladybug
I just do not see pride as being the root cause, what I see is suppressing of the truth. According to your logic, pride is the root of all sin?

Our sin nature that we inherited from Adam, and the fact that we are born sinners, has a lot to do with it as well. We are born depraved, loving sin; that isn't because we are prideful, rather, it's because of our own depravity and wickedness.

I do not agree with your theology, but respect your right to express your views.

BTW, as a former lesbian, I know where my sin was rooted, and believe me, it was NOT pride...it was LUST.

30
There are a total of 49 user comments displayed | add new comment |Subscribe to these comments
Jump to Page : [1] 2 3 | last
Last PostTotal
United Methodists: Practicing Homosexuality Doesn't Contradict...
mourner: " eibret sorry if this is off topic, but does anyone know of some good..."
-7 min 17 
Martin Luther’s ‘Great and Worthy Undertaking’
brother saint elected elmer i from the kingdom of god: "stop it! stop destroying my..."
-8 min 87 
Church of England to consider 'transgender baptism' service
lisa from wales: "romans 1 26 for this cause god gave them up unto vile..."
-12 min 36 


Fenwick, Ontario, Canada
Zion Free Reformed Church

Play! | More

Rev. John Greer
Overcoming Worry & Wickedness

Motto Text for 2002
Sunday - AM
Ballymena Free Presbyterian
Play! | MP3 | RSS




Jon Couch
Look To God: Part 1

This Day Ministries
Radio Broadcast
Play! | MP3

Pastor Chalan Hetherington
Lord's Day - Morning Service

Lord's Day Services
Wattisham Strict Baptist...
Play! | MP3

E. A. Johnston
Lost Generation

Evangelism Awakening
Teaching
Transcript!Play! | MP3

Sponsor:
All Christians Must Be Sterilized!

Hindu Leader Decl­ar­es: All Chr­ist­ians Must Be Ster­il­ized To Destroy Their Pop­ul­at­ion!
www.puritandownloads.com/ma..

Sermon:
One Second After You Die
Dr. James M. Phillips

SPONSOR | 3,600+

SPONSOR




                   
Keep the truth and the truth will keep you. ... William Bridge

City: Las Vegas, NV
Gospel of John
Cities | Local | Personal
MOBILE
iPhone + iPad New!
Church App
Android New!
Church App
Kindle + Nook New!
Chromecast TV
ROKU TV
BlackBerry
Windows Mobile
Apple Watch New!
Pebble Smartwatch
Kindle Reader


HELP
Knowledgebase
Broadcasters
Listeners
Q&A
Uploading Sermons
Uploading Videos
Webcasting
Tips & Tricks
YouTube Screencasts

FOLLOW
Weekly Newsletter
Staff Picks Feed
Site Notices New!
RSS | Twitter | Facebook
SERVICES | ALL
Local Church Finder | Info
MP3 Play & Download
Mobile Apps
Podcasting
Video Support
Live Webcasting
Transcription Service
Business Cards
SOLO | MINI Sites
Domain Redirect
Favorites
QR Codes
24x7 Radio Stream

INTEGRATION
Sermon Browser
HTML Codes
WordPress
Twitter
Facebook
Logos | e-Sword New!
JSON API New!

BATCH
Transfer Agent
Protected Podcasts
Upload via Email
Auto-Upload Sermons
Auto-Blog Import
Picasa | FTP | Dropbox
ABOUT US
SermonAudio.com is the largest library of audio sermons from conservative churches and ministries worldwide. All broadcasters must adhere to the Articles of Faith.

Our Services | Testimonials
Broadcast With Us!
Support Us
Advertising | Local Ads
CONTACT
info@sermonaudio.com
Copyright © 2015 SermonAudio.com.