Good morning. Frank, thanks for saying you liked my series of comments on this topic, but on a different thread last week. I find it interesting how Steven would jump onto our reasonable, biblically sound thoughts, while leaving some of those below, completely alone.
Hi JD, I agree with you comments, and the general flavor of Soujourners, but personally, I would steer way clear of "demon possessed, abominable scum" as a blanket descriptor".
We were lost, but now are found...we were blind, but now we see clearly...by God's unmerited grace, only, and by nothing of ourselves, are we not amongst them, or supporting the wickedness. I'm trying to say that while we are to judge righteously, by speaking up and exposing Satan's wicked schemes, and while we are to hate the wicked deeds of the unrighteous, we can't ever forget that we have been saved by grace, by the skin of our teeth, by nothing of ourselves, and that our hearts should break in half over those who Satan has beguiled, remain in utter darkness, and many of whom will be thrown into outer darkness. How tragic.
I think we often look at the person with disgust, and although their deeds are disgusting and wicked, it's by God's unmerited grace that we have been separated, and called out from amongst them.
...the act of homosexuality goes directly against the natural order that God set up, and it seems to me that God is particularly grieved by this sort of thing/wickedness. I view sodomy as being far and away different, and more greivous than the common theif or adulterer, but I am not minimalizing their sins, which are also worthy of death and punishment.
There are many places, throughout God's Word, where he lumps many sins together, in one breath, but sodomy and beastiality are often singled out, and warned against all on their own, which give them special weight, it seems to me, but I can agree to disagree. Bottomline is that I don't remember anyone ever claiming that homosexuality trumps all, or that all other sins are trivial, and not worthy of discussion, or condemnation, in comparison.
We greive for them, but you seem to have mistaken the comments as sitting in judgement, and waving our fingers as if we are better than anyone. No, only by God's unmerited grace am I not with them, or one of their supporters. I'm no better, but I've been given sight to see, and the knowledge to flee. We need to speak up and out in love, and with a genuine concern for their eternal souls. Nobody has ever said, as the publican, "Thank God I'm not as these", with pride in their hearts.
...with the ACLU, mainstream media, social media, and liberal Hollywood being their powerful voice used to take down, and ruin any detractors.
My main concern is for the youth who have seen suicide rates skyrocket over the transgenderism nonsense that the LGBTQ community has lobbied so hard to successfully normalize within society. Not to mention the rampant child abuse since the sodomites were given the greenlight to foster, adopt, use any gender restroom/locker room they so choose, and infiltrate the cub/boy scouts, etc.
I comment on these topics at times because they have infected an entire nation, and have severly confused and damaged this nation's youth; condoning, promoting, encouraging, and glamorizing their wicked deeds, and even claiming that God Almighty is good to go with all of it.
I don't put the common theif into the same category, nor the adulterer that you mentioned. They are sinners, living in sin, and we are all sinners, yes, but they don't spend their waking moments on missions to turn this nation's children, and overall, ignorant societal populace, against God Almighty, or trying to convince all that their ways are the new ways, so get on board, and stop being a bigoted hater.
Steven, seems to me that this topic is a bit more personal for you in some way. The two things I noticed is that you cherry picked my comments, and had nothing at all to say against Lisa's take.
Yes, the destruction of Sodom, began with pride...I get that, but to infer that stealing a candy bar and homosexuality are on even playing fields; sin, is sin, is sin,is exactly what the "Christian" homosexual community finds comfort in..."don't judge us, we are all sinners".
Why do I often respond to these sorts of topics? The homosexuals have gone from hiding in closets, to infecting an entire nation, confusing an entire nation of children, glamorizing their wicked deeds, breaking through a taboo barrier, where now, they and the things they do, are celebrated and encouraged, and they are convincing themselves, and the ignorant, that God Almighty made them that way, while telling the children, "God made you that way...so just be you, and ignore the haters". Ridiculous.
They have overwhelmed this nation's courts with frivolous litigation, incessantly hunt down, and attack Christian owned businesses, have fully infected the public school system, public librarys, and every public crevice of this nation;effectively silencing any criti
You did your best to dismiss Frank as someone who is sorely mistaken, judgemental, and, unfair, in just your first five words. The bottomline is exactly what Lurker said, and that was that you'll need to take your unbiblical position up with God Himself. God hates all sin, and we all sin, but there is a big difference between doing our best to avoid sin, even though we stumble, living in sin, and certain types of the sins we choose to take part in. God has made it clear, throughout His Word, that he abhors those sins, even morso, that work against the natural order that He set up, and makes it clear that there are varying levels of eternal punishment. Sodomy and lesbianism are particularly aggregious sins that God calls abominations, with severe consequences.
Nobody is born gay...they are conditioned and/or, abused as children/young adults, and confused by those who are suppose to be protecting them...they were victims in some way, in most cases, but still make the choice to disobey God, and defile themselves.
Loving them as they are, is irresponsible, and sends them an eternally wrong message. Christ doesn't love them as they are, and a Christian loving them as they are shows a gross lack of biblical knowledge. They need your witness, not your support.
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I had to pop in for this one, because I've never seen US input his name wrong..."Unprofessional Servant"...cracked me up. đ Autocorrect, I'm assuming.
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Amazing to see what happens when people don't balance their news sources, or vet widely available facts. The general public seems to believe that mainstream media is neutral, and unbiased; reporting the facts, and only the facts. Such utter ignorance, and highly irresponsible. The mainstream media outlets are completely slanted, fully biased, and basically work for the Democratic party, as useful puppets, with outright lies, mis-information, double-speak, and silence on any information that testifies against Democratic agendas, set-ups, and outrageous accusations.
They've weaponized the justice system, and the racial divide, abuse the political process, and are nothing but a group of above the law, criminals who should be imprisoned for their treachery against this nation, and outrageous crimes perpetrated against a sitting President, and why...because they are frothing at the mouth to reign supreme, and will stop at nothing to regain their throne.
Anyone who leans their way, sympathizes with them, and their agendas, in any way, or succombs to their outrageous lies, believing them to hold any sort of truth, well, it's beyond me...
We already do have the facts...we have the transcript of the phone call between Trump and Zelensky. Besides that, we also have all of the evidence that the Democrats have done nothing but try to take down a sitting President with manufactured "evidence", created, bought, and paid for, by their own party members. They create the crimes, scream impeachment, and then charge him with resisting their phoney investigations, when they know all along that they are setting him up with crimes they know he didn't commit, but that they fabricated to derail the 2020 election.
Quiet Christian Wrote: "O God of all comfort, defend Your people. May You make their conduct in the face of oppression such that it calls into question the behavior of their attackers and draws people to You. In Jesus' name, Amen."
They're all the largest group of hipocrites that I've ever seen, and their puppets, mainstream media, ought to be ashamed of themselves for their extreme bias, half truths, and outrageous lies, as puppets for the liberal party agendas. Do as we say, not as we do, should be their motto.
So, what have they accomplished since they were de-throned a few years ago...what have they done for America, and this nation's people? Um, nothing but spend hard earned taxpayer dollars on phoney investigations that they setup the phoney evidence for, over and over again, and that's, quite literally, it. The Democratic party is nothing more than an, above the law, crime syndicate, and a group of people filled with a level of hatred, the likes of which I've never seen.
Sorry for the difficulties you're faced with, SC. I can't imagine what it must be like having to regulate your environment, on a daily basis, and not really being able to venture outdoors during the warmer months, etc. I'm glad you're able to endure, knowing that God is fully aware, and by your side, but humanly speaking, I'm sure the days can be difficult, to say the least.
Yes, true, concrete basements, that are mostly below ground level would be a good option since they remain so much cooler during the warmer months. Dry during the cooler weather, as well, but a dehumidifier would be needed during the summer months to control the moisture, if that's an issue for you.
You're a trooper, and will pray for your overall situation, of course, and I hope others add you to their list, as well.
Carol, same goes for your health situation. I admire the strength that you both have, because I would have never guessed that either of you were up against such challenges, going by your comments and speech, etc.đŠ
Dr Tim Wrote: "Being a queer used to be against the law..."
Thanks for that reminder, Dr Tim. Seems that's been all but forgotten by today's society, and in just a few short years. Also, not only the facts that it was illegal, and labelled as a mental illness, but there also used to be a deadly disease spread by these people, that's apparently been cured, and no longer any issue, since we never hear about it any longer.
The sodomites sure have turned things around, and now it's the born again Christians that everyone is trying to force into the same closets that the sodomites crawled out from.
"Pete Buttigieg, said that as South Bendâs Mayor, he was not able to participate in the annual Mayorâs Office Blood Drive. Buttigieg was calling attention to the FDAâs regulation that homosexual men who have had sexual relations with another male in the last year are banned from donating blood as a precaution against spreading HIV.
He said that this is just one example of the many ways gays are âexcluded in this country,â and that as president, he would make sure the FDAâs policies are not based on âold prejudices.â
Unreal. The FDA has regulations that ban sodomites from donating blood, as a precaution against spreading HIV, and this Buttigeig charactor is screaming foul, because it's one of the ways that gays are being excluded in this country?? These people really are something.
Herbal Mama Wrote: "Union Seminar has a Twitter post on their students confessing to plants...their post:"Today in chapel, we confessed to plants. Together, we held our grief, joy, regret, hope, guilt and sorrow in prayer; offering them to the beings who sustain us but whose gift we too often fail to honor. What do you confess to the plants in your life?" Huh??????"
Yep, strange stuff, huh HM? They weren't alone either, as other loons were doing just the same the other day. You have to wonder how what the people's of other country's are thinking, as they look in and see all of the nonsense going on in this nation.
Everything we see going on today, the extremeness anyway, began with the inception of the new term at the time, political correctness, and that, coupled with OBama giving same genders the green light to marry, a few years ago, snowballed into everything we're seeing today.
Anyway, crazy stuff going on as the progressive liberal types keep stepping closer and closer to the edge of madness. Problem is that their madness keeps becoming normal ways of life pretty quickly, as society accepts and adapts to the outrageousness.