Why focus on only one sin? Just put a band on the baby's wrist that says "sinner". That way you proclaim ALL of the baby's sins and not just one.
Homosexuality learned...a choice? Perhaps, but I was taught that the wicked go astray from the womb and are liers/sinners even as far back as concpetion. (sorry, can't remember the verses, but I think most are in the book of Psalms).
If homosexuality is sin and babies are sinners then it follows that babies CAN be homsexual from birth if not before then.
It sounds like our opponents here are mistakenly presuming that most if not all Christians are Pelageans, and thus cannot argue against their false dilemma of being born gay AND "innocent".
I'm no expert on "religion", but from what I know I only count TWO so-called "Abrahamic religions": Judaism and Christianity. The other two (Mormonism and Islam) were introduced by mere angels (Moroni and Gabrial), while Christianity and Judaism were revealed by God, Himself.
Unless I'm missing something it sounds like we have a LOT of REALLY dumb theologeons out there.
Theists KNOW that they are being watched 24/7 by God himself, while Atheists think they are alone as long as there are no people present or attentive to their activities, good or bad, so there is no fear of doing wrong if no one sees it.
Really? I would think that ANY gregarious, non-solitary species or people-group would HAVE to have some kind of language or their social structures would have either scattered or never formed in the first place.
I swear, the older I get, the more moronic our current "intellectuals" seem to get. Maybe so-called common sense takes a while to develope in 'humans'. Too bad it doesn't manifest itself sooner. Otherwise we could save a LOT of money on surveys, exploring or defining what most people already know or could figure out thems
Seaton's post got me to thinking again how torn I am by issues like these.
Much as I love to hear my savior's name on the lips of so many people, I'd rather not hear it at all on those of non- professors or anyone blatantly living like a non-believer.
The same problem came up during a recent memorial day celebration, where the hymn "Going Home" was played for EVERYBODY and not just professing Christians. It got to where I had to turn the channel because I couldn't stand such a generalized treatment of ALL our soldiers sharing the same eternal destiny that ultimatly will contain only those that are truely born-again.
A much more basic, effective, but highly unpopular solution to this problem today is to just keep one parent (preferably the mother) home to raise and care for the kids (and take them to and from school, the doctor, etc.).
This would free up the remaining parent to work in the same company with the same treatment as single workers, preventing such a "revolt of the Childless" and other such resentments and problems arising from modern society's continuing general revolt against the traditional family structure.
I actualy thought this article was a joke when I first started reading it. Somebody's pulling my leg, trying to scare me.
Not only is this moral decline very bad for us as a culture, it also give more credibility to the rhetoric and actions of our current enemies (radical Islamists) that we ARE "the great Satan", and "must be destroyed".
On at least 2 occasions when I was witnessing/preaching to unsaved co-workers, I was actually CRITICIZED by them for wasting my time on them rather than going out into the street or into some other country to try to convert the unwashed masses there.
The same lack of perception on the part of these to whom I was EVANGELIZING seems to be also held by some of the believers on this forum. It reeks of high-mindedness.
Yes, God often sends us out to reach sinners but in my case (more often than not), God has brought the sinners to me. Problem is many of these don't see themselves as sinners but as being superior to sinners "out there" --in the streets and in foreign lands.
It may also just be their way of telling me to get lost.
There are other guys running out these more qualified. Please consider Mike Hucaby.........gov of arkansas. Looks like bettter material than the rest. Why would an evangelical suggest supporting a non-christian (mormon)?