Granted, all have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23). However, the god of this world is certainly busy about brainwashing people through mass media to make us think that all manner of abomination and perversion is OK, calling that which God says is evil good and that which He says is good evil (Isaiah 5:20). Submit yourselves therefore to God and resist the devil to avoid being deceived by his wiles.
Phillip Mezzapelle wrote: There's no denying that the food here is supurb!! And yes, a mediterranean diet besides being delicious, is also very healthy. Unfortunately, even a mediterranean diet can be ruined by excessivly high levels of pollution, pesticides and growth enhancing chemicals. One bit of advice that I would like to give to everyone is to only eat fruit and vegetables during their normal season. If you eat something out of season, you can be sure that it's loaded with chemicals.
Glad to see you post; wasn't sure if you were in or near the earthquake. I've not been to Italy, so I'm unfamiliar with the geography.
I'm glad to read this. I've not patronized this store since they announced this ludicrous policy. It would be a blessing if they made the decision to no longer kowtow to those confused about such a simple, basic matter because of their rejection of the Bible.
Great Sermon! Although I've heard you mention this subject in passing in previous sermons, this is the first time I've ever heard an entire sermon on the matter. Another seldom-mentioned issue is that professing Christians in the church are delaying marriage just like their worldly counterparts, leading to the wicked practice of dating and the kindling of inordinate affection. People would do well to marry in the Lord in their youth, with the help of their parents, particularly their fathers. Parents need to teach their children these things. A protracted time in the unmarried estate is an almost guaranteed recipe for sinful disaster.
Wayfarer Pilgrim wrote: Does anyone pray for their future husband or wife anymore? Does anyone have faith that God is our source for everything?
Good questions. I have to wonder also if fathers and mothers pray for their children and their children's future husbands and wives.
I have reservations about online dating due to its lack of accountability and privacy. And, as has been said previously, not everyone on a "Christian" online dating site is truly a believer, but not everyone in church is, either.
Pray for God's wisdom and discernment. Seek carefully and prayerfully. Don't waste time "dating" and running around to worldly amusements and entertainments. That's what the world does.
As long as the Bible acknowledges that God formed man first, out of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, causing him to become a living soul (Genesis 2:7), so will I.
When one hates God (as Connor pointed out previously), one must also reject His creation and His order. One must then go to ridiculous lengths such as this and will constantly experience disorder and confusion as a result of rejecting Him. Better to seek Him while He may be found and call upon Him while He is near (Isaiah 55:6). The day of salvation will not last forever.
P.S. - Somehow I doubt they've largely retired the word "woman" from use...
What a fool. But then, the entertainment industry is known for making a mock at sin, because they are fools (Proverbs 14:9). They've also said in their hearts that there is no God, again, because they are fools (Psalm 14:1; Psalm 53:1).
He's living what he believes; to my knowledge, he's not ever been married but instead has had a succession of "relationships" with different women. Movies are a vehicle that influence people to think wicked sins like adultery and fornication aren't that bad. Too many of God's people watch them and end up with seared consciences and being past feeling. This is very dangerous. Staying in the Scriptures will vastly diminish one's perceived need to be entertained.
From the article: "...problems started with women's rights. ...[w]omen started voting, they began working, then came birth control and family planning, abortion, gay rights: 'It all went belly-up,' he said."
I agree with this and will not be voting for either Trump or Hillary, as, for me, it would be a violation of Christian conscience to do so.
S.Taylor wrote: Learning about the pagan history of this sporting event should give the Christian pause.
Thank you for your comment. I was just thinking when I saw the link to this story: haven't the Olympics always been pagan and worldly? Before I was saved, I used to watch it, but I likely couldn't do so now. It strikes me as vain, proud, unprofitable, etc. Then there is the matter of immodest dress of many of the athletes.
I'd much rather be concerning myself with the things of God.
Carl in Greensboro wrote: The word "evangelical" has become just as meaningless as the word "Christian."
Excellent point, and as I think I've mentioned here before, I am skeptical when I hear someone call himself or herself "Christian." That word has been overused so much that it is now vain in many people's eyes. The salt of the earth and light of the world distinctions believers are supposed to have (Matt. 5:13-16) are no longer expected even by unbelievers now. Many professing "Christians" are more caught up in the cares of this world rather than things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ. Sad.
As for Rachel Held Evans, she is a mocker of God's law and an apostate. I would not give any Biblical credibility to what she says or writes.
Great Sermon! This is worth repeated downloads for the remarks about repenting from attending fancy parties and running around like a "teenager" (no such thing Biblically as you know, of course, but I understand your point) alone. I've added it to my favorites file!