"New Hampshire today became the sixth state in the nation -- and the fifth state in New England -- where same-sex couples will be allowed to marry."
You see, disease and plagues do spread.
Deut 23:17 "There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel. 18 Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God FOR ANY VOW: for even BOTH these are ABOMINATION unto the LORD thy God."
Sexual abomination and acceptance of the heresy of the Muslim religion. Beware the WRATH to come!!
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Matt 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
1Peter 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you
It is better that the Christian is identified as a stranger in the United Kingdom of Sodom and Gomorah!
joy wrote: fornicating Christians? Teenage dating? ALL sin is an abhorrent offense against a Holy God. Homo sex is no better or worse than hetero fornication or adultery.
The problem with this statement is both proportion and the current legalisation of the abomination of sodomy. The administration of our nations institutions legislation, judiciary and bureaucracy are doing the PC/Liberal thing of legalising the way of the sodomite.
Romans chapter one illustrates the problem as rejection of the Word and the Law of God. Remove the Law and the crime/sin becomes legal.
Hence the removal of the true Church and the Bible allows the somomite agenda to take over and appeal to the ignorance of the people as discrimination.
Other sexual/lust sins such as adultery and pornography have already become "acceptable" in the minds of the majority. This paved the way for the sodomite agenda to take the lead. Next on the list is (age) paedophilia and who knows rape? - legal "libido" over consent??
If the Law is removed then the crime/sin becomes legal and acceptable in society. That is what we observe in the nations today. Even the churches accept the serpents temptation, "Did God really say that?" Thus do they worship the creature not the Creator.
"The minister said the decision had been the "lowest point in living memory" for conservative Kirk members"
Oh Look another Disruption!!
I would have thought this "lowest point" had been reached decades ago for a true evangelical! The satanic Liberalism has been steadily growing in the Kirk for years, and these events of the Assembly have been seen coming by many who have already left.
Romans chapter 1:18ff provide the sequence which they now experience the Wrath of God in.
Why don't they go all the way to avoid Liberalism and its consequences and join the Free Church (Continuing), or the FPC.
18 "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;"
John Yurich USA wrote: There will still be readings from the Bible during worship services conducted at Church Of Scotland churches. So to state that the Church Of Scotland has abandoned the Bible is false.
Wrong John You have only to look at Romans chapter 1:18ff to see that the original sin is not homosexuality - it is the rejection of God's word! But the problem with the church of Scotland is that their inherent Liberal religion has been destroying that church for decades. Liberalism IS the abandonment of the Bible and it's authority.
Ro 1:18 "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, WHO HOLD THE TRUTH IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS."
V25 "WHO CHANGED THE TRUTH OF GOD INTO A LIE, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen."
"15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city. 23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar. 24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; 25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground."
Thus it is recorded, the wrath of God will destroy such nations, for this abomination!
"For the first time, the BBC, the worldâ€™s largest broadcaster, has appointed a Muslim to head the religious programming unit."
That should help the Christians.
As it happens at the moment we in Britian don't get any REAL Christianity on any of the BBC's productions. The religion of Liberalism dominates the airwaves and the TV. Foreign religious philosophy is in keeping with their complete ignorance of truth and moral decline anyway.
So having a heretic in charge is actually no change!!
"It suggests that what leads people to leave their faith is that, somehow for some reason, it isn't meeting their needs . . . religion becomes less plausible to the person," Green said."
The reason why people "leave" their faith - is because they did not have saving faith in the first place. These are people like Liberals and other deluded free will religions who think that faith is just intellectual assent, or a personal human decision.
This is nothing new as Jesus taught. Mk 4:14 The sower soweth the word. 15 And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts. 16 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; 17 And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended. 18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, 19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful."
"Carter said disharmony among Christians was like "a cancer metastasizing in the body of Christ" and that other divisive issues needed to be put aside if they stand in the way of unity."
I thought Carter had gone back to his peanuts!!!
I advise Carter to return to his peanuts. When there, read ecclesiastical history and look for Liberal solutions to sin in mankind, among your peanuts. Jimmy and Tony Blair make a good pair don't they?
"Lawmakers working on a new constitution for the Dominican Republic have voted overwhelmingly to protect life, specifying in the document that "the right to life is inviolable from conception until death.""
Perhaps "cure" is the wrong word to use here with its inherent correlations to disease. Is sin a disease? I think we would all agree it is certainly not a disease with a local human panacea from man's science.
Homosexuality then being in the realm of sin is lust, in some people, which needs to be "controlled" with help!
18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. 19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. 20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The thorn..... 8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. 9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
"3. The central goal of life is to be happy and to feel good about oneself. 4. God does not need to be particularly involved in one's life except when God is needed to resolve a problem. 5. Good people go to heaven when they die"
I thought the term for this kind of sycophantic mush was Liberalism!
"Now US officials are openly using Israeli anxiety over Iran's fledging nuclear program as a bargaining chip to force Israel's hand on giving up control of the West Bank Palestinian territory."
Isn't it increasingly obvious how well Liberalism and Islam go well together.
Looks like the muslim sympathies of western nations are fulfilling the purposes of extremism and its brother terrorism for them. The muslim nations will definitely play on this one, America. Better beware!!