The Church of Jesus Christ should continue to preach morality, single marriages, loving marriages, of morals and ethics, of law and grace. This would really annoy the sodomites. You do not have to protest so much about them as to attack them by moral preaching. You watch the fur fly when you preach that a man and a woman should love one another, bring up their children to fear God.
If we are not reminded of our sin, then we might "forget" how much we need Jesus. I think the reason so many liberal/mainstream Churches have lost so many people, is that they stopped preaching against Sin.
Which leads to the following logic: If we aren't bad - then why do we need Jesus?
If we recognize our sin, we can see how amazing God's Grace is. That he would send his son to die for us poor miserable despicable worthless sinners is Amazing. If we are pretty good and the only reason we sin most of the time is because God made us that way - well his Grace isn't quite so Amazing is it?
Yes Christians need to show Love - and many times we fail to do what we should. We need to reach out to everyone - we have all sinned and fallen short of God's Glory. But just because many have failed to do what God commanded is no excuse to make some sins OK.
Please show me where in the Bible it is written "God created homosexuals". Since when is God the creator/author of sin?
Jesus Christ came to die for sinners (that includes me); however one needs to know one is a sinner in order to have a need for Jesus Christ. Joh 15:22 "If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin."
If all we show is acceptance and worldly love regardless of their behaviour and sinful deeds then we are not acting in Christian love,we really hate them (just as parents who refuse to punish their children), we are allowing them to remain dead and blind in their sins and helping them to go to hell for eternity. Yes, we will be like by the world if all say is "Jesus Christ is Love, God is Love, all is well".
Isn't the Bible: "Heb 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."
1st read up on this issue/hate crime blll herehttp://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=54260
2nd pray now that you understand the issue. Pray of course as the spirit leads you. I am praying that the bill comes to vote and is vetoed to get rid of it instead of letting fester for the next congress.
3rd pass the link to this forum to other believers. this is a very very important discussion.
4th share other resources we can all use to make a stand for the glory of God.
John 1:1-4 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
2Ti 3:16-17 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
1 Corinthians 13:8 and 13 8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love
I know I will always get a laugh when I read some of your comments.
BTW, where have you been lately?
This warped and adulterous generation doesn't want " TRUTH " and that's the bottom line ----- they have NO Heart for IT --- they will not HEAR...
These are perilous times in which we do now live.
When people turn their ears away from *HEARING* GOD'S WORD and WILL NOT Set their Hearts upon HIS PRECEPTS...
Well, what do you think will come of a stupid people such as this ???
Just search GOD'S WORD ---IT tells us what happens to all those who *REFUSE* TO " REPENT " !!!
To: Those With Ears To HEAR !!!
With Love *IN* Christ, KK.
The problem is that there is a "SHORT" between the pews and the Bible in the pulpit...
This "SHORT CIRCUIT" can only be attributed to the "Heart Problem" that exists in the pulpit and in the pew...
There is NO CALL To the people To Flee From fornication, adultrery, divorce, pornography, homosexuality, greedy gain, covetousness...
Men have reduced THE POWER Of GOD'S WORD (The Convicting REPROOF Of SOUND DOCTRINE) to sloppy psychobabble filled with "GOD IS LOVE" and there is nothing you can do to move out of HIS LOVE --- so hey, I'm OK and you're OK and everything is A OK... A-men.
Why do you think GOD told Noah to build that ark ???
***It was because the people WOULD NOT **HEAR** SOUND REPROOF ---they had left their FIRST LOVE (GOD And HIS WORD) and had moved into their own form of worship (self and the love of that present age and the world and their lustful wantonness for MORE...). They hardened their Hearts toward GOD because they DIDN'T want to be told HOW TO LIVE.
You Know --- GOD is Good and God is Great I DON'T Have Time For HIM Now but tell HIM To Put Some More On MY Plate...
Sounds kinda familiar DOESN'T IT ???
Face it --- we, as a people, have become a toxicly warped and twisted *stinch* in The Nostrils Of GOD...
Have a peak at the above site and download the books by Dr Rob Martyn and come back please with your further comments.
God bless you
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In church all sin needs to be called out and the gospel proclaimed because church is a place to worship God with all that we are.
Perhaps one for women and one for men as well.
Every day of the week except on Sabbath or Sunday whenever the normal worship service is at such church.
Then the worship service shall be different and shall not be the same format.
Also I think this should be the format for any person before they visit worship services or become baptised no matter what sin or background or beliefs they have.......
They should visit the bible studies for as long as they wish to, and as long as they show themselves in support of the official Bible teacher and Pastor. Then after that period of time spent only in the bible studies, they may ask to be baptised and join the worship service times with the acnoledgement that they will not disrupt or seek to undermine the teaching from that point on.
But before then during the M-F bible studies that are open to the public they may generally rail and pose as many questions as they like within reason.
Churches should be open more of the time, kind of like how a music school conducts itself in a worldly sense. Its not a once a week thing, but every day there are classes of some kind open to all to learn either in a private or group setting.