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Franklin Graham: 'NFL Is Trying to Push Homosexuality Through a New Pro-Same-Sex Ad'

In a warning about the sinfulness of gay sex and the deceit in calling such acts "love," Christian preacher Franklin Graham criticized a new Ad Council commercial filmed at the 2017 Pro Bowl and explained that the "NFL is trying to push homosexuality through" the pro-same-sex ad.

The ad, "Fans of Love/Love Has No Labels," relies on the kiss cam at the Jan. 29 Pro Bowl to show various couples kissing each other or hugging, including two homosexual men and two lesbian women. The ad also posts screen graphics informing people that "love has no gender," among other slogans. ...


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Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
John MacArthur wrote:
We believe the Old Testament regulations governing Sabbath observances are ceremonial, not moral, aspects of the law. As such, they are no longer in force, but have passed away along with the sacrificial system, the Levitical priesthood, and all other aspects of Moses' law that prefigured Christ. Here are the reasons we hold this view.

1. In Colossians 2:16-17, Paul explicitly refers to the Sabbath as a shadow of Christ, which is no longer binding since the substance (Christ) has come. It is quite clear in those verses that the weekly Sabbath is in view. The phrase "a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day" refers to the annual, monthly, and weekly holy days of the Jewish calendar (cf. 1 Chronicles 23:31; 2 Chronicles 2:4; 31:3; Ezekiel 45:17; Hosea 2:11). If Paul were referring to special ceremonial dates of rest in that passage, why would he have used the word "Sabbath?" He had already mentioned the ceremonial dates when he spoke of festivals and new moons.....

3. The New Testament never commands Christians to observe the Sabbath.

[etc.]

--[URL=https://www.gty.org/library/print/questions/QA135]]]Are the Sabbath laws binding on Christians today?[/URL]

Reminder, there are only nine commandments for Christians

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News Item3/29/17 2:30 PM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
Kev wrote:
I decided to give you guys a couple sermons:
Christ is the End of the Law
Allan Jellett
tinysa.com/sermon/8711714470
Kev, greetings in Jesus lovely name.

Note,
Romans 10:1-4 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. (2) For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. (3) For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. (4) For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.

The sermon you recommend is on v4, namely, "Christ is the end of the law".

But I know what this sermon is going to be all about, namely, "Christ is the end of the law FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS to every one that believeth".

Why must you keep bringing up JUSTIFICATION and its attainment? We are all agreed brother on how a sinner must be justified: it is through faith by grace, apart from works. The law condemns the sinner, faith justifies the sinner and makes him a saint.

What we are looking at is the Christian's relation to the law, now that it is written in his heart by the Holy Ghost.

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News Item3/29/17 2:09 PM
Kev | San Diego  Contact via emailFind all comments by Kev
I decided to give you guys a couple sermons:

Christ is the End of the Law
Allan Jellett
tinysa.com/sermon/8711714470

The Sabbath in its Christian Form
Allan Jellett
Sunday, August 14, 2011
tinysa.com/sermon/81411820431

Christ Our Sabbath
San Diego Grace Fellowship
Eric Richards
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
tinysa.com/sermon/32516033510

Christ, The End of The Law
Don Fortner
Sunday, January 20, 2013
tinysa.com/sermon/120132116268

UPS I'm glad you are holding to the word of God. It's a sad day when you say you follow the words of Christ and you are called an antinomian.

2 Cor3:11
11 For if that which is DONE AWAY was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.

It is clear what has been replaced in 2 Cor 3 yet they look upon the ministration of death still and don't see the sufficiency of Christ and the apostles teachings. Jesus said to look unto His sayings John 14:23.

They decide to parse God's Holy law and redefine the Sabbath. They say well Acts 15 is just transitional, what to "reformed theology". Nowhere in the Bible is There a separating of the law and those who try to push law keeping are strictly rebuked. Of course they believe they know more than the council of Jerusalem what they should follow out of the law of Moses.

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News Item3/29/17 1:26 PM
Delightful  Find all comments by Delightful
John UK wrote:
May our motto always be, "I delight to do thy will, O my God."
A good litmus test. If we love the Lord, we love His commandments, His Day- the Lord’s Day- and keep the whole day as a day of thankful worship; the one whole day set aside as it is impossible to keep such a day 7 days per week as some Christians say, ‘every day is a Sabbath to us’. Hmmm.

Then for those who love the Christian Sabbath. It falls on xmas day and the toys and xmas celebrations take priority. Sports finals. Even birthday and family celebrations take up the day…
Isaiah 58: 13
If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words…

In my own case I had just been converted and attended a Church that didn’t hold to the Christian Sabbath. One Sunday on the way home from Church I went to a garage,bought some papers and watched some sport on TV. I had just purchased a Matthew Henry Commentary (recommended by said church) and later that day began reading Isaiah 53 and carried on to 58. Have a read of the commentary Isa 58: 13!!! How I was convicted …

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News Item3/29/17 12:08 PM
B. McCausland  Find all comments by B. McCausland
Unprofitable Servant wrote:
a sermon by a pastor of a church which states on their website that their statement of faith is the WCF as an unbiased source for interpretations, ...
Sorry, US, you are mistaken in attributing motives to my suggestion. The sermon does not deal in the way you infer, anticipate or imagine.
The sermon is thought-provoking, challenging, most edifying and not controversial at face value, neither links to issues re. confessions of faith, or systems of belief as you guess.
It was recommended to John for its practical inspirational value in the light of his remark: "Misinterpreting scripture can be dangerous. The truth is there, surely?"

You may like to pass an opinion on it after you have listened to it.

Regards

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News Item3/29/17 6:24 AM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
B. McCausland wrote:
John, in case it might be of interest, Steve Richardson's sermon on interpretations seems quite focused
http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=1016161828286
Take care
I've bookmarked that sermon and will have a listen to it when I've time. Thank you, it looks an interesting and important one. It does no-one any good to misinterpret scripture, so any help on the correct way to grapple with scripture cannot go amiss.
______

Brother US, thank you for pondering on my questions, and your willingness at some future time to post up your answers.

One thing that's worth bearing in mind, is that if the 4th commandment is to be ignored, there is really no valid precedent for a six day working week followed by one day of rest.

I well remember when (in the UK) certain supermarkets and other shops gained a license for limited opening times on a Sunday. This is where the issue takes on a practical application both in the world and the life of an individual believer.

Today, Sunday is hardly recognisable as Sunday, and the day of (needful) rest is almost extinct.

May our motto always be, "I delight to do thy will, O my God."

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News Item3/29/17 1:33 AM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Apparently, like many in the Covenant movement, Penny.

Jeremiah Johnson wrote:
The opposite of wrong isn’t always right. Sometimes it’s simply a different kind of wrong.

There are two dominant errors Christians fall into that can damage and destroy their integrity. You can think of them as two equally treacherous ditches on either side of the narrow way (Matthew 7:14).

On one side you have legalism. With strict rules that govern outward behavior, legalists don’t put much emphasis on integrity. It matters what you do—or moreover, what you don’t do—not why or how you do it....

The opposite error of legalism’s spiritual pantomime is lawlessness. Just as legalism posed a threat to the early church, antinomianism—the belief that God’s law no longer applies to Christians—was a spiritual plague in the first-century church.

--[URL=http://blackchristiannews.com/blogs/johnmacarthur/2016/05/27/legalism-and-lawlessness/]]]Legalism and Lawlessness[/URL]

Read the whole thing it points out why balance is necessary.

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News Item3/29/17 12:15 AM
penned  Find all comments by penned
yes, I'm seeing a resurgence of this legalism, creates confusion....

http://www.angelfire.com/la/jlush/dangersHRM.html

"Many Jews who have accepted Christ as Messiah, are attempting as the Jewish Christians in the early church, to mesh Grace with Judaism under the Old Covenant, making all inclusive with one another the Works of the Law, as well as the ordinances, such as the Sabbath and other holy days and combining them with Christianity. The great Apostle Paul had much to say about this in his letters to the early church. Read the book of Galatians where Paul addresses this heresy and warns the early church that if they follow this teaching, they have fallen from grace"

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News Item3/28/17 11:50 PM
Unprofitable Servant | TN  Find all comments by Unprofitable Servant
John UK, thank you for your response. However for sister BMcCausland then to come in and suggest a sermon by a pastor of a church which states on their website that their statement of faith is the WCF as an unbiased source for interpretations, to me that is just pushing her beliefs out there via our conversation, not something in which I want to participate. I am willing to allow that brethren see truth from Scripture in different ways as all of us are to be students of the Word and more than likely we have all changed our thinking on how we interpret Scripture as we grow in grace. I do have issues with CT, which I have spent a great deal of time studying, yet I am thankful for the good things I have learned and will learn from those who believe it. That said, I am sure Steve Richardson is an excellent preacher and his sermon is well thought out, but I don't have to listen to it to know what his conclusions he will draw.

Maybe at another time the Lord will open this door up for further discussion as I do have answers to your questions I wish to share but for now I am closing out my part of the discussion and will by God's grace continue to give your questions additional earnest prayerful thought. I have saved your post to a text document on my computer. God bless.

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News Item3/28/17 8:01 PM
B. McCausland  Find all comments by B. McCausland
John UK wrote:
.. be assured that I both love and respect you as a brother in the Lord also ...
.. a matter of interpretation ... The truth is there, surely?
But what you have to find in the Bible is a license for working for money every day of the week
Kind and witty

***

John, in case it might be of interest, Steve Richardson's sermon on interpretations seems quite focused
http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=1016161828286
Take care

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News Item3/28/17 5:23 PM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
Bro US, thank you for responding, and be assured that I both love and respect you as a brother in the Lord also, and will not be falling out on account of differences.

But let me be bold and try to gauge your answers, because they were not very clear to me.

The first point, you seemed to be saying that that position is incorrect, so that Christians are not to obey the 4th commandment. Is that what you were saying?

The second point, you accept that CT adherents and others have a Sunday "Sabbath" and refrain from doing their own thing on that day, and that with this you have no issue. Therefore you accept what they do as biblical, having a biblical precedent. Otherwise, you ought to have an issue with it, and reckon it to be unbiblical. Is that fair?

Your third point, and with which you do take issue, is the distinctiveness of CT theology being made binding on all Christian people, which it ought not to be, since it is all a matter of interpretation. You take issue with that, because you believe the CT theology to be a misinterpretation of scripture on this point.

Misinterpreting scripture can be dangerous. The truth is there, surely?

But what you have to find in the Bible is a license for working for money every day of the week.

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News Item3/28/17 4:15 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
John Yurich USA wrote:
That article about Graham is totally false. The Grahams do not believe Catholic doctrine of salvation without Bible, Gospel, or Name of Christ. They have always preached the biblical doctrine of salvation. Why would anybody in their right mind believe that the Grahams believe the Catholic doctrine of salvation without Bible, Gospel, or Name of Christ when the evidence is that they have always preached the biblical doctrine of salvation?
Many time I have pointed out that Billy was accurate in the t.v. pulpit, not for the adverts during his show or at any other time. [URL=http://tinyurl.com/j5cyqqc]]] Billy Graham Believes Catholic Doctrine of Salvation Without Bible, Gospel, or Name of Christ[/URL] tells about those other times! Franklin isn't known for preaching at all, but pushing a "Christian" Shari'a law. The article, [URL=http://tinyurl.com/ytd3f]]]Billy Graham--General Teachings/Activities[/URL] covers both Billy's and Frankie's theology quite well.

The site th that has "the myths of Palestine and Israel" needs to get its certificate renewed, but you can to it by ignoring the warning --or-- read, [URL=http://tinyurl.com/l3xdlto]]]The Disquieting Treatment of Christians by the Palestinians[/URL].

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News Item3/28/17 4:01 PM
Unprofitable Servant | TN  Find all comments by Unprofitable Servant
John UK, I hesitate to reply to avoid attacks by other posters. I will respond however out of respect and love for you.

I am saying that for a Christian to observe the 4th commandment correctly as taught in Scripture, they would have to do what those who follow Messianic Judaism (aka Hebraic roots movement) do, which is do so from Friday night sundown to Saturday night sundown.

I believe everyday is sacred for the child of God. The Bible doesn't say whether therefore you eat or drink or whatsoever you do on Sunday, do all to the glory of God. We meet on Sunday's, as others have pointed out, to honor our Lord's resurrection and to symbolize we walk in newness of life.

Brother, I recognize that adherents to Covenant theology and few others, mark Sunday as a "Sabbath" to the Lord and refrain from finding their own pleasure to honor the Lord's day. I have no issue with this. I have an issue with making a doctrinal distinction of Covenant theology binding on all Christians when it is strictly their interpretation. To me it would be like Jim from Lincoln demanding that all must believe in a premillenial rapture. To be not misrepresented I love CT preachers,writings, sermons and people. Much great learning have I enjoyed that has helped me in my walk with God.

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News Item3/28/17 3:37 PM
John Yurich USA | USA  Find all comments by John Yurich USA
Jim Lincoln wrote:
Billy Graham Believes Catholic Doctrine of Salvation Without Bible, Gospel, or Name of Christ. By the way, Frankie has the same beliefs as Billy.
That article about Graham is totally false. The Grahams do not believe Catholic doctrine of salvation without Bible, Gospel, or Name of Christ. They have always preached the biblical doctrine of salvation. Why would anybody in their right mind believe that the Grahams believe the Catholic doctrine of salvation without Bible, Gospel, or Name of Christ when the evidence is that they have always preached the biblical doctrine of salvation?
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News Item3/28/17 3:25 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Which gospel, Mercy? [URL=http://www.biblebb.com/files/tonyqa/tc00-105.htm]]]Billy Graham Believes Catholic Doctrine of Salvation Without Bible, Gospel, or Name of Christ[/URL], by the way, Frankie has the same beliefs as Billy See the comments on Franklin in this article, [URL=http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/exposes/graham/general.htm]]]Billy Graham--General Teachings/Activities[/URL].

Like all too many fathers and sons in the religious business, they are peddlers.

2 Corinthians 2
17 For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God.---[URL=http://www.lockman.org/nasb/nasbcmp.php]]]NASB[/URL]

Mercy, I hope you aren't talking about Arabs occupying Israeli lands, q.v, [URL=http://www.raptureready.com/2011/08/09/myths-about-israel-and-palestine-by-thomas-ice/]]]Myths About Israel and Palestine[/URL], but rather [URL=http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=14002]]]The Beleaguered Christians of The Palestinian-Controlled Areas[/URL].

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News Item3/28/17 3:17 PM
Mercy | Mercy Seat  Find all comments by Mercy
pennelope wrote:
indeed! its all about Christ, the Risen One. Good day to ya.
Those of you who continue to make a celebrity of F. G. need to take the gospel of mercy to the owners of various teams in the NFL. F. G. needs to take the gospel to those sitting in Moses’ seat in churches because it looks moral and upright.
Christ came to make us righteous. Response to the Gospel of the Merciful One makes us worshippers of God in Christ and not celebrities. Christians need to sever all ties to what pleases the FLESH.
Don’t make a celebrity out of F. G. We have too many in the entertainment industry. It seems that he is influential enough and rich enough to get to the up and outers in the entertainment industry. So go to them F. G.

Turn your eyes to what is happening to the Palestinians, Somalians, and Nigerians instead of entertainment.

Learn of how many are supporting global Zionism through APAC. if F. G. is concerned about morality, then go to the Middle East and see what Zionism is bringing upon many countries around the world through their influence in the U. S. government; especially Palestine at this time.

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News Item3/28/17 2:38 PM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
JuneAnnette wrote:
Amen John . . that is why I so value the ministry of Pastor Pickett
As I said in a prior post to you,
Pastor Michael Pickett touches upon the present day declension . . falling away . . re observance of the Lord's Day in his timely sermon:
Lord of the Sabbath
3/29/2009 (SUN) | Bible: Luke 6:5
http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=421091752480
I hope you will give it a listen.
btw . . the verse you quoted . . from Neh. 8:10:
"The joy of the LORD is your strength"
is one of my favorites.
Yes the joy of the Lord is a powerful thing which every Christian can and should have.

I bookmarked the sermon and will either listen to it on the Lord's Day or before if I have time. Thanks.
____

Sr B, yes to your comments, the evidence stacks up.
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Bro US
I've been trying to work out what you would promote. Is it:

1. That Christians, to obey God's 4th commandment, ought to keep Saturday as a day of rest and spiritual exercises and attend a place of worship?

2. That Christians should ignore the 4th commandment and do what they like on all seven days of the week, including making money at their business?

Thanks bro.

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News Item3/28/17 11:05 AM
JuneAnnette | Holland, OH  Find all comments by JuneAnnette
@John-UK . . re: my most recent comment to you . . the psalm I referred to in my last sentence was cut off . . it should read:

"Blessed is the man whom thou choosest and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts:we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple." Ps. 65:4

Psalm 29:2
Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

I share another excerpt from I Love the Lord's Day by Robert Murray McCheyne
1841
REASONS WHY WE LOVE THE LORD'S DAY.
It is also the type of heaven. When a believer lays aside his pen or loom, brushes aside his worldly cares, leaving them behind him with his week-day clothes, and comes up to the and comes up to the house of God, it is like the morning of the resurrection, the day when we shall come out of great tribulation into the presence of God and the Lamb. When he sits under the preached word, and hears the voice of the shepherd leading and feeding his soul, it reminds him of the day when the Lamb that is in the midst of the throne shall feed him and lead him to living fountains of waters.
When he joins in the psalm of praise, it reminds him of the day when his hands shall strike the harp of God-

In Christian fellowship,

JA

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News Item3/28/17 10:48 AM
B. McCausland  Find all comments by B. McCausland
pennelope wrote:
indeed! its all about Christ, the Risen One. Good day to ya.
Thanks, same to you

"Jesus Christ .. declared to be the Son of God with power,
according to the spirit of holiness,
by the resurrection from the dead" Rm 1

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
which according to his abundant mercy
has begotten us again unto a lively hope
by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead" I Pe 1

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News Item3/28/17 10:36 AM
JuneAnnette | Holland, OH  Find all comments by JuneAnnette
John UK wrote:
Amen, I am enthusiastic because "the joy of the Lord is your strength" and if we lose the one, we lose the other and become weak. Oops, it has happened already and increases. The church down the road has gone apostate. And the one further down the road. And the next....
Just as the unregenerate scorns the glorious gospel and loses his soul, so the professing Christian church is increasingly scornful of all the lessons of the Bible, including the entire history of the Israelites. And thus loses the blessing.
Amen John . . that is why I so value the ministry of Pastor Pickett

As I said in a prior post to you,
Pastor Michael Pickett touches upon the present day declension . . falling away . . re observance of the Lord's Day in his timely sermon:

Lord of the Sabbath
3/29/2009 (SUN) | Bible: Luke 6:5
http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=421091752480

I hope you will give it a listen.
btw . . the verse you quoted . . from Neh. 8:10:
"The joy of the LORD is your strength"
is one of my favorites.

John . . a word in season:
"Blessed is the man whom thou choosest and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts:we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple." Ps

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