Because of this, God gave them over to dishonorable passions, for their women exchanged their natural functions for what is against nature. Likewise, the males also left their natural function with women and burned in their lust for one another. These were males who did with males what is indecent, and who received in themselves the penalty that was due their perversion. (Rom 1:26-27)
I see the penalties given by governments as cautionary to avoid the more severe penalty given by God. If left unchecked homosexuality not only leads to the self-destruction of the individual but to their families, cities (Sodom), and eventually entire nations. I still remember the tragedy of the married lesbians hating their lives so much that they drive off a cliff in California with their adopted children inside. Or the men with HIV who purposefully infected both men and women. Righteousness exalts a people, not shameful acts cloaked in the mantle of tolerance.
Somehow legal precedence based on an immediately lie and false testimony seems totally illogical to me. Of course Rove vs Wade need not only to be revisited but overturned. Its like The Emperor's New Clothes. After the kid has pointed at the emperor and boldly proclaimed the obvious "He is naked!" then which of the emperor's counselors and advisors are going to come up with a strategy where his government can admit their error and save face?
I believe if an honest legal presentation based on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, medical testimonies, and biological and anthropological sciences then the humanity of the unborn would be clearly defined and established. Once that it out of the way then all that remains is how should all past abortions declared as legal should be classified and viewed concerning those who participated in them? But going forward after abortions are again declared illegal what should be the consequences concerning those who continue to perform and participate in them even to the point of traveling to other countries to have it performed? How should abortifacient drug and devices be regulated and administered?
We should not be so naive to not believe that the majority of youth in our denomination has not been poisoned by the same wormwood as these eight teens have. This immoral indoctrination is being taught today in nearly every school as normal, good, and moral. Anything that goes against it is hate. The Way that leads to Life is too narrow.
Jim Lincoln wrote: This is the first time I've heard of this woman, since she targets the Blacks, she's not a major concern to me. Is it just white men that listen to her? https://tinyurl.com/y2bh9vp2 (After backlash, conservative pundit Candace Owens clarifies viral Hitler comment)
So... if we Black people would pay attention to the wisdom of Candace Owens only then would you take notice? Does this mean that you are listening to Candace, Jim. If not, maybe you should. She has much to teach you and all America, not just us Blacks.
I give no praise to Satan, but his scheme to wipe out the human race is diabolically brilliant. He and his angels have duped mankind into not only cursing themselves but wiping each other out; not through war but through "medicines" and scalpels.
Dolores, you are so correct in your analysis. The whole world will soon have Japan's dilemma; not enough youth to service the old.
Many of the young women in my city would rather get a Fido (dog) or a Tom (cat) rather than marry and have a progeny. They consider giving up "free" sex more costly than having a baby. The irony is that more older women are having babies because they regret the selfishness of their youth.
Jim, your comparing abortion and alcohol is a non sequitur when it comes to prohibition. Procreation is the natural order of life. It is unnatural to artificially interrupt a pregnancy. Now it may be prudent to do so if you want to get rid of mosquito larvae or some other infestation. We are not vermin and are not manufactured.
My Goodness, Jim you are talking about people, your natural brothers and sisters; even yourself. Don't you value your life and the life of others? God does.
"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them." (Eph 2:10)
"But if Thy brother is grieved with Thy food, now walk Thou no longer according to love. Destroy not him with Thy food, for whom Christ died." (Rom 14:15) (the sense here is selfishness and pursuit of personal pleasure at the expense of someone else's life)
Oh, and you may have forgotten that our Constitution and Bill of Rights does not support the rights of the majority but of the minority. And there is no such thing as abortion in "moderation."
Romans 14:16-18 ACV Therefore do not let your good be maligned. (17) For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in Holy Spirit. (18) For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God, and approved by men.
Religion, even if it is Christian, never satisfies but only brings vanity and the need to perform. But a true relationship with God brings fulfillment and satisfaction.
This poor sap never received the heart of the Gospel as modeled from his parents nor from his spiritual leaders during his formative years.
Sadly, this man is one of many who have yet to call it quits.
And of course, I guess it would be difficult to solve your marriage difficulties while simultaneously having an affair (if the deacon is correct).
Main Stream Media and Democrats suggests that its Muslims who are the most persecuted religious group. It must be true if you've heard or seen it on the news. They also seem to indicate that it is Christians who are persecuting the Muslims. Pay no attention to what is happening in China, Nigeria, France, and other places cause that is all Christian propaganda.
From the article: However, the pope defended patriotism as a good thing. But he warned it can become perverted when "it involves the exclusion and hatred of others when it becomes a conflictual nationalism that builds walls, indeed even racism or anti-Semitism," according to Breitbart.com.
Just wait, Barry will be back in the Big Chair some day, some way, some how. Either through his wife or a Democratic majority in both houses of Congress gets rid of the POTUS two term limit. Or maybe the young socialist Climate Change sect will come to power in the U.N. and put him in the chair of the new position of World Leader with the mantra of "change you can believe in." Then he can renew and ramp up his spy campaign worldwide using not only the U.S. agencies of the FBI and the CIA but also expand to use the KGB, the Chinese MSS (Ministry of State Security, and even Interpol.
But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. For some men, straying from these things, have turned aside to fruitless discussion, wanting to be teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions. But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted. (1Ti 1:5-11)
I am sure all three have some contact with true believers in one way or another. Whoever they are must courageously warn them and tell the Truth in love. And we must pray for such men to step up and proclaim to them the Word with boldness.
Very Priviliged wrote: Voting Republican at this point appears to be about on par with Israel allying with the Egyptians in an attempt to fend off the Assyrians. And, the one-hundred-millionth of a say that is your vote is among the most ineffectual of means available to influence political outcomes. I would much rather favor the plan that involves placing Christ's Kingdom and Righteousness ahead of one's own, preaching the Law along with the Gospel, calling the nation to Repentance, giving godly counsel to men, chastising [and where warranted, rejecting] those who preach compromise and worldly thinking, and leaving the outcome of the political process in the very capable hands of King Jesus.
I wholeheartedly agree. Can not King Jesus ask His subjects to use the Democratic ballot box if He chooses? Isn't your one vote a potential tool of righteousness as much as your one dollar of unrighteous mammon can be used not only for your benefit but for the benefit of others?