-Halloween has been celebrated for around 2000 years -It is the celebration of a pagan 'false' god with the title 'lord of the dead' -Real witches in Northern Ireland call on satan and sacrifice to him -they say that the 31st of October is their most powerful night -That is the exact time that newtownabbey council met to discuss civil partnerships with the motion passing due to many Christians abstaining
1 what does the Law of GOD say about sodomy
Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13 -sodomy is sin as it transgresses GODS law -It is an abomination -The Hebrew word translated here as abomination means wicked, repulsive, sinister and disgusting
2 What can we learn from Sodom and Gomorrah
-Their sins were extremely severe with their chief sin being sodomy -Their judgment was destruction by fire from Heaven -Why this judgment on Sodom and Gomorrah -It is meant as a reminder and an example that GOD judges sin -See 2Peter 2:6
3 What does Romans 1 tell us - Society shows a spiral of sin - Wicked rejection and suppression of the truth - Rejection of GODS existence - Polytheism, idol worship humanism and evolution (mans rule now) - Moral perversion, including sodomy
-Sodomy/homosexuality is against nature and not normal
4 What is the Christian to do
-Oppose them (sodomites) verbally and verbally oppose sin in general -Preach GODS Law -1 Timothy 1:8-10 -Only way that they will see that thay are sinners -Preach the gospel -That once they see their sin they are shown the solution, Salvation in Christ Jesus
Great Sermon! The defenders of homosexuality continue the oxymoron
contradiction of attempting to use the mind to justify the
rule of carnal glands.
Thinking Americans still don't give 'a tinkers-sham' what
homosexuals do with their body-parts. An individual or
a society which is by law and tradition committed to the
natural human hierarchy of mind over body will not, how-
ever, ever sanction glandular rule over the human mind.
Undisciplined human desire can induce distorted perception.
The disturbed personality or inverted character can be
considered to be cognitively confused. This description is
confirmed by the work of English psychoanalyst Money-
Kyrle, who indicates that it is more accurate to recognize
such a condition as the result of distorted perception.
Neurosis, psychosis, stunting of growth, etc., are all, from
this perspective, cognitive diseases contaminating not only
perception but thinking, learning, remembering, valuing, and
decision- and choice-making.
Money-Kyrle affirms that scientific truth is not attained by a
trendy self-serving fashion, confession of inadequacy,
abdication, or collective majority-vote. There is no excuse for
professional ignorance willfully maintained.
By definition, a standard that is flexible is not a st
Mr&Mrs. Kenneth Hunley (12/23/2007)
A Message Seldom Heard in USA Pastor Dowling,
My husband and I, would like to thank you for agreeing with God's Word, and calling sodomy what it is; a sin and abomination. This message is seldom preached in America's seeker friendly driven, relationalship churches.May the Lord bless you, as you faithfully discharge your responsibility as pastor to your flock, and to those who listen by internet.
Great Sermon! Listening to this message here in the United States, I could only wish that there were more people here that would dare call the sin of sodomy to task. Most people would talk about the subject using the term "gay" or might even get a little bold and use the term "homosexual". But to see a man of God call the act what scripture calls it...sodomy...is very refreshing. May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ bless and anoint brother Dowling in his endeavour to be faithful to the holy writ of God.
Clear and understandable Pastor Dowling could have preached this message with a lot of hate and anger. But he did not. It was balanced, clear, and stuck close to what the Bible says. In one sermon it is hard to cover ALL of the ground on this topic and Pastor Dowling didn't elaborate on some of the practical issues of relating to family and friends who are 'gay'. But he did give us a framework upon which we can hang other structures in regard to this issue.
Even if science established the reality of a 'gay gene' that does not solve anybody's problem. You are called to obey God, not to indulge what you really, really want to do - even if you are genetically predisposed to it.
I would recommend two books for further study:
1. The Same Sex Controversy by James White and Jeffery Niell
2. What some of you were by Christopher Keane
Raymond Stewart (11/12/2007)
from Newtownabbey, County Antrim
Great Sermon! It was good to present amongst the congregation in Whiteabbey for this meeting where there was such faithful exposition of God's Holy and precious word. The word use SODOMY is Biblical, oh that Christians would get back to using this rather than tolerating GAY ?
May the Lord bless and sustain Paul in Whiteabbey church for many years to come. Romans 1 v 16
I was born is Lisburn Northern Ireland 8th July 1969, am married to Rebekah my great wife and helper and we have 4 children 1 boy and 3 girls. I have been minister in this church (my 1st) since 25th Oct 2003. We have had 8 years of reformation an ongoing process to come into...