Is It Wrong for a Christian to Attend a Gay Wedding?
You might as well prepare yourself now. Someday soon, the invitation will pop into your mailbox. Gay marriage has been legalized by vote, legislative action, or (more often than not) judicial fiat in 36 states at the time of this writing, with many more still in question. Whereas a decade ago, state after state passed laws or constitutional amendments affirming marriage as between a man and woman, those winds have changed quickly.
But this change isnâ€™t all theoretical or â€śout there.â€ť Itâ€™s down-on-the-street, in-your-family close. Many Christians, in fact, will face the important question of whether we should attend a gay wedding or not.
For Denny Burk, professor of biblical studies at Boyce College, the answer is a clear and emphatic no:...
Lie Detector wrote: You all condemn homosexuality because they exchange the truth of God for a lie. True, they have. But you all do the exact same thing. It's called hypocrisy. Everything you teach is the exact opposite of scripture. You say man is born in sin and totally depraved, blah, blah, blah, when in reality he is born innocent
Christopher000 wrote: Some really great commets below. Sorry for keeping Roman Catholocism going in the thread..
I was surprised nobody countered the comparison of gay marriage and Biblically Recognized marriage after adultery. David and Bathsheba had a legitimate marriage, though recognition of such doesnt condone murder and adultery. Gay marriage is not marriage, its a union of deviant sexual attraction.
* I should add we can thank the Protestant view of self gratification over Biblical Covenant that allowed sexual attraction alone to be a abasis for marriage
Yes, Jim from Lincoln is on a mission to prove that morals donâ€™t matter, (you can vote for and "promote" Obama, the most pro-abortion pro-homosexual politician in history and still call yourself a Christian), He would say if Obama does it, it is okay using some greater good concept, but when a republican does it, it is the inadequate use of moralism.
SteveR is on a mission to elevate the emergent church, which basically wants us to doubt whatever truth we might have.
John Y is on a mission to show that an immature troll can garner so much attention and concern. And yes, Luke 17:10 he is also trying to push his brand of catholicism.
What JohnY and the others donâ€™t realize is that the more truth they are shown, the more they will be held accountable at the judgment.
All of the above mix their lies with truth, but they are pretty easy to see through. Am I being too harsh; well maybe and if others think I am please forgive me, but I always think that spiritual truth is always kind and gracious. But lies are always unkind and ungracious.
Lastly, U.S. I enjoyed your comment and it was right on.
Read the comment before mine, Unprofitable Servant, amen
John Y., continually ignores that a Christian will,
Hebrews 10 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; 24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, 25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more, as you see the day drawing near. 26 For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain terrifying expectation of judgment, and THE FURY OF A FIRE WHICH WILL CONSUME THE ADVERSARIES.---[URL=http://www.lockman.org/nasb/nasbcmp.php]]]NASB[/URL]
He refuses to assemble with Christians. John Y., have you seen yet, [URL=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VClgYQnT7Z8]]]Catholicism Crisis of Faith (54 Minute YouTube video)[/URL] A James McCarthy Video?
Unprofitable Servant wrote: If I have a sworn affidavit that says I believe that a daily dose of a McDonald's Big Mac is needed for a healthy diet. However, all you see me eating everyday is a Subway meatball sandwich. Then my real beliefs are shown by what I practice, not by what is written down.
Besides, if you only eat the scriptural parts of the Big Mac, and leave the unscriptural parts on the side of the plate for the dog, plus don't make your pastor cognizant of what you do, seeing as it is no business of the minister what you eat or don't eat, then you'll never come in for excommunication; besides which, the Lord Jesus will never ask you what you ate when deciding whether or not to let you enter heaven, because faith is all that is required to enter heaven; and anyway, you probably don't like having people around when you eat the scriptural parts of the Big Mac, so you can leave before closing time without talking to anyone if you don't want to.
If I have a sworn affidavit that says I believe that a daily dose of a McDonald's Big Mac is needed for a healthy diet. However, all you see me eating everyday is a Subway meatball sandwich. Then my real beliefs are shown by what I practice, not by what is written down.
The RCC may state that they adhere to what John Y says but what they practice, by his own admission, is quite different. (besides there is no one baptism for the forgiveness of sins) They don't believe in the Lord Jesus found in Scripture, they believe in their own made up version of Him. So, to say they worship or acknowledge the true Lord Jesus of Scripture is an outright violation of the 9th commandment. They are darkness and not light. Scripture tells us to renounce darkness, it tells us Christ was the light of the world not the darkness of man made religion.
Frank has it correct, John has no intention, sadly, of giving up his RCC church and his practicing of the RCC way of salvation. He is just a practicing Catholic who is trolling the site to promote RCC ways and practices.
The only way he will be convinced otherwise will be a Divine act upon his unregenerate heart for which we should intercede with God that by His grace He will do. IMO his comments should be generally be ignored.
MS wrote: No real Christian gives one whit what the synagogue of satan has to say or not say about anything. Find a romish forum to post your tripe.
Hey sister, but if he did that he wouldn't be a troll. I can assure you that he wouldn't be accepted on any RC forum. But, I'm sure he is having a good time annoying the rest of us with his "tripe". Good comment!
JohnY. All catholics pick and choose to suit their individual personal beliefs. They simply believe that confession, penance and purgatory will cover those areas that are against the pope and his magisterium; the same as you do with your silly comments regarding satan's church.
John Yurich USA wrote: Why should I be told by my Archbishop to fall in line with Catholic teaching and be for the unscriptural RCC doctrines and the unscriptural parts to the Mass or be excommunicated?
John Yurich USA wrote: The Catholic Church does not have to worry about divorce and remarriage as the Catholic Church does not recognize divorce. The Catholic Church uses the Annulment process to make it possible for divorced Catholics to have their previous marriage declared null and void and be remarried in the Catholic Church. But since Protestant Churches permit divorce then Protestant Churches don't have a problem with remarriage after a divorce.
No real Christian gives one whit what the synagogue of satan has to say or not say about anything. Find a romish forum to post your tripe.
Christopher000 wrote: To me, there is only one reason to attend any event, in this case, a gay wedding, and that is to support it. Smiling, toasting, and the general celebration of any same sex union should never even be a consideration for any born again Christian. Unfortunately, I have a nephew who chose this lifestyle and he would never receive as much as a card. My wife has lesbian frienda who married and I not only refused to go but had to argue her out of going. Even as a Roman Catholic, she should have been dead set against it all on her own. Just yesterday she went to a weekly brunch different girls throw each week where they were boasting pot brownies and candies. She just doesn't get it at all (or doesn't care) so I appreciate those who continue to pray occasionally. She's just not open to what the bible itself says about lifes rules, etc
It sounds like your wife is not a very observant Catholic or she would fall inline with Catholic teaching and be against homosexuality and every other perversion and she would accept the Bible as the inerrant Word of God. She should be told by her Archbishop to fall inline with Catholic teaching and be against homosexuality and other perversion or be excommunicated.
Michael Hranek wrote: I am so thankful God can and willingly moves mountains in His answers to our praying.
Saint Michael, you remind me of my reading this morning, which I have determined to try to understand:
Mark 11:22-26 KJV (22) And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. (23) For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. (24) Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. (25) And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. (26) But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
I don't have a problem with the second part, but the first is out of my experience. Well, I think it is. Could it be that I once had it, but churchianity systematically removed it, replacing it with a more intellectual and systematic theology which leaves out the very centre of things?
To me, there is only one reason to attend any event, in this case, a gay wedding, and that is to support it. Smiling, toasting, and the general celebration of any same sex union should never even be a consideration for any born again Christian. Unfortunately, I have a nephew who chose this lifestyle and he would never receive as much as a card. My wife has lesbian frienda who married and I not only refused to go but had to argue her out of going. Even as a Roman Catholic, she should have been dead set against it all on her own. Just yesterday she went to a weekly brunch different girls throw each week where they were boasting pot brownies and candies. She just doesn't get it at all (or doesn't care) so I appreciate those who continue to pray occasionally. She's just not open to what the bible itself says about lifes rules, etc