Sunday, November 16, 2008

The whole Prop 8 Thing

I feel it is necessary to go back to the Homosexual issue and consider the Homosexual Marriage question.

I saw a story on Yahoo this morning about different Gays speaking out about the harshness and bigotry of the right that would prevent those of different sexual persuasions from having civil rights.

Here is the problem. CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE IT IS NOT. To discriminate against someone because of their race or gender is a violation of civil rights. Civil rights are rights that are inalienable and exist whether the law accepts them or not. (the rights of the unborn for example). We can even say they are endowed by the creator. The gay rights movement wants to redefine what civil rights are. If they can't do that they will redefine what marriage is. They want to legitimize what they do and how they live because they feel rejected by the norm. They don't want to be outsiders anymore. But instead of changing their behavior and coming inside (the norm) they want to enlarge the inside to include their abnormal behavior.
So they start doing all kinds of mental and logical gymnastics to convince people that they and their activities are normal and should be accepted as such.
They say God made us this way. It is not our fault, we cannot change, just like a white man cannot change his skin color. They say it is in their genetic makeup. There is no medical proof of that theory. but they, like good propagandist of the Hitler era, feel that if they say it enough then the people will believe it is true. Most Homosexuals reject the idea of God and embrace the ideas and philosophy of evolution. But when they say it is genetic, they are saying they are either evolving or mutating. If they are evolving then Darwin's theory "survival of the fittest" says they will be eliminated because of natural selection and the fact that they can't procreate! Notice that it is DARWIN that says this and not CHRISTIANS! If it is a mutation then it is bad and should be rejected.
To give deviant (that which strays from the normal) sexual behavior civil rights is wrong. Then you would have no reason to deny that a Pedophile has the right to molest children and should be accepted in doing it. A rapist or sadomasochist should be given the same rights because he can't help but receive pleasure from brutalizing his victim.
They already have the right in this free society to practice their deviant behavior, but they do not have the right to force us to say their behavior is normal when most do not believe it is. In other words they want to force us to believe that they are right. That we do not have the right to our beliefs. They want to take away my freedom of thought. My freedom to disagree with them. My freedom to believe that pure and good sexual behavior is between a husband and his wife. Just like God ordained it..... male and female created He them.
They can change, by way of knowing the saving grace and love of Christ and His freedom form the bondage of sexual perversion. God will always love them and he wants them to repent, change their ways and seek forgiveness just like each one who is redeemed has done.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monogamy -- Faithfulness to Your Mate

Thou shalt not Commit Adultery

It is in the Bible, Charlton Heston brought it down from the mountain as part of the Law that would guide and strengthen the newly freed Jewish slaves as they changed and became an independent nation under God. (the Charlton Heston part is a joke!)

Nations throughout history have practiced Polygamy and Fornication. Wickedness was a part of society. The Bible shows this, but never condones it as what God wanted. From the beginning God created husband and wife and made them one. Not husband and wives.

The Bible teaches faithfulness to one mate (understood to be of the opposite sex since procreation was the first order of business). The Bible teaches that we should have a godly seed to glorify God.

Malachi 2:14 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.

Treacherously, betrayal of trust, deceitfully. Adultery. A grave sin that must be seen for what it is. God instituted marriage and uses it as a symbol of His relationship with the Jewish nation and Christ's relationship with the church. The world should see an example of Christ's love towards us when they look at the marriages of Christians. What they see instead is a divorce rate and incidence of infidelity that rivals the world system.

The book of Malachi is a scathing rebuke to the priesthood of the Jewish nation. They had faltered in their faithfulness toward their families and to their God. We have done the same.

To commit adultery is a sin against your wife/husband, your children, your God, and a shame to the name of God before the world. It is not an 'affair', dalliance, or fling. It is treachery and betrayal of a loved one. Adultery stabs directly into the heart of the offended mate. Many will cast blame upon the other for other deeds that caused the adulterous act. The blame cannot be shifted and the spot cannot be wiped away. It is ugly and we, speaking to the men now, all know that we are capable of such wickedness.(as are the women) Instead of being honest with others and seeking help from temptation, the sinner convinces himself that he can handle it. He then falls into the trap that Satan has set. Reach out for help. If you think you have problems in your marriage before adultery, you will be totally blasted away by the problems that come after the act.
Save your marriage. Be faithful to your spouse in heart, mind and deed.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

What this Christian Believes and Why


Fornication - What is it and Why is it wrong - Part 2 (Please read Part 1 first.... that is why we put numbers on the posts!!!!)

I have heard preachers teach many times in church that fornication is sex before you are married. That is a simple definition that is too simple and simply incomplete.

Fornication is translated from the greek word 'porneo' which is also translated as immorality, specifically, any sexual immorality. It includes prostitution for money or lust, and anything within the realm of the 'Porn' industry. A common word used today is pornography which means immoral writings or pictures. Our country is overrun with this wickedness of fornication that used to be only in places such as "the red zone" in Boston and other large cities. Now those things which were once considered immoral are called normal businesses. You can now eat at a Denny's and then walk next door to a strip joint. (That is in Tampa, Fl).

According to the definition before mentioned "fornication = sex before marriage" you can do everything but 'that' and not be sinning. That is where we are wrong in not teaching the whole truth. We are losing our young people in church because we are not teaching the whole truth. A vast majority of High School age children (they are not adults!!!!) think that oral sex is not sex. I guess they are too young to understand that there is a reason that the word 'sex' is in the phrase "oral sex". Everything starting with magazines, internet, necking and petting and making out and friends with privileges is fornication and there is a reason the Bible says the following....

Ephesians 5:3 ¶ But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;

Now here is the reason it is wrong. God designed each of us, male and female, to be joined to our mate, when we marry, for a life time. That is the plan. That joining takes place during acts of physical and emotional intimacy. What many don't understand is that there is also a spiritual uniting that takes place.

1 Corinthians 6:16 16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

Harlot - any woman indulging in unlawful (meaning not permitted by God; sex outside of marriage) sexual intercourse, whether for gain or for lust:
Young lady, if you think premarital sexual activities will prove your love to him (that is what he is saying right?!) You are only showing what kind of girl you really are.
Young predatory male, you are a liar, it has nothing to do with love and everything to do with your selfish lust. Whoremonger or fornicator is what you are called. These two old words come from the same base word, pornos. Get it? The Bible puts it all in the same pile.

When you join sexually (don't be an idiot....fornication, by definition leads to the sexual joining) with more than that one specific person in faithful monogamous marriage, each successive or previous act weakens the union you will have with your life mate. Those other relations (whether they just be with the eyes of lust, Jesus said it was adultery) or touching or kissing intimately or actual intercourse will water down, weaken or adulterate the future union with your mate. God says "Don't fornicate" because it will destroy many of the blessing and joys that God has for you.

God will forgive sinners, He does. But the consequences of our sin will be carried for the rest of our lives. Those memories of sin with another will never be forgotten and they will always be a blockage in your path to a more perfect union with your mate. You will be throwing away the joy God wants you to have, for pleasures of a few minutes. Just so you know, those times called "pleasures" today will be called scars in the years to come.

This fact will weaken your marriage, because, when you do have problems in the relationship, Satan will bring those past sins to memory. Only Satan will have you think of these relationships as "what if's" "If I had only married that one...." "I had more fun with so and so, they wouldn't be this dificult" Therby you will begin to live in a fantasy world or 'relation' that does not exist, instead of dealing with the difficulties and fixing the relationship we do have.

Pagan societies winked at the sin of fornication. We have joined them as pagans. We cannot.
Don't believe the lie that it doesn't hurt anybody.... it does, but it will be years before you realize it and then it will be too late to stay pure.

Friday, November 07, 2008

What does this Christian Believe and Why


I know that got your attention!!!!!
This will have to be a multi-part post and some of it will not be appropriate for Victorian era Prudes. If, however, you have ever wondered about the beautiful gift that God gave to the married couple and how great it can be. Yet see that Satan has stolen and mangled it in this world today in such a way that it is unrecognizable and destructive. You also notice that Christians don't talk about this and you worry that just talking about it could be a sin. Or maybe, you know it isn't a sin to talk about it, but can't get over the hang up that you are embarrased about what your grandmother might think.

This is an article for you.
Just don't tell the old bitty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have seen so many good Christian men and women fall, walk or run into the sin of sexual immorality that my emmbarassement over that shame far outweighs any prudish embarrasment to talk about the most wonderful God given gift to a husband and wife.

Fornication - What is it and Why it is Wrong? part 1
When I was a young teenager I was taken out on the sand dunes of Beaufort County SC by my cousin to shoot some pistols. I had never fired a pistol before. I was 12. My cousin gave me the weapon after a short talk about gun safety and a demonstration. It was a 45 automatic. My cousin told me to be very careful of the kick that the pistol would have once the trigger was pulled. I fired the first shot and the pistol kicked back over my head. I was shocked by how strong the recoil was. I fired two or three more time and I was done. It was too much for me.
In 1980 I was back in Beaufort SC at a small little place called Parris Island. One day we went for what they called Fam-fire exercise. We were to fire a few different weapons , not the M-16, just to get familiar with them. They pulled out the 45 pistol and talked of safety and a short demonstration (I knew all of this) until the instructor said that just the week before a recruit had not listened and when he fired the weapon he didn't control the recoil action with his grip, and after one shot the pistol recoiled in such a way that the barrel of pistol hit his forehead, because his finger was on the trigger and it was an automatic pistol when he pulled the gun away from his face he also pulled the trigger and blew the top of his head off. I decided to really pay attention to what the instructor was saying. I realized that the same thing could have happened to me years before.
Sex has quite a kick. There is nothing like it! But .... uncontrolled, in the wrong hands, at the wrong time, with the wrong person it will destroy you.
We in churches tell our young people that sex before marriage is bad. We had better start telling them about the kick's destructive power or they will get their heads blown off. (That means you also have to talk to them directly, at the right time, about the fact that sex really has an awesome kick, instead of hemming and hawing and turning red and saying Christians don't tallk about these kind of things. Because someone else who doesn't care about them or know themselves about the consequences will talk to them to answer their curiosity)
Well this is long enough for now and I can't cover everything I need to say in one post so it will have to wait until another time. then we will talk about what exactly is fornication, because a vast majority of teens and young adults see the way it has been taught in churches for decades as a great BIG loophole!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

What does this Christian Believe and Why?

On the Issue of Abortion/Pro-Choice Agenda

The United States Constitution states that there are certain rights that are inalienable.... among those the right to life, liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. The founding fathers did not establish these rights, they recognized their existence and with the constitution thereby guaranteed them.

With the Supreme Court case of Roe vs Wade the right to life was overturned to those who are still in the womb. Their right to life was subjugated to others to choose whether the lived or died. No voice is given to the unborn, no representative of their position is present when the decision is made as to whether they will be allowed to live or be wrapped in a biological waste bag.

The defenders of a woman's right to choose say that that which is in the womb is not alive. They will not call it a baby. It is a fetus. A lump of flesh. It is an inconvenience, obstacle to a happy life and some have even called it a punishment. (I don't want to mention Obama's name here tho'.)

We can talk about the ugliness of Abortion, partial birth abortion, non-care to survivors of abortion. but these points fall on deaf ears because those who defend abortion do not believe that the child is a living soul and thus can be dispensed with however the mother (oops.. carrier of the fetus) or the Doctor (oops... care giver) choose to.

So let's talk about two issues. Pro-choice.... I do believe that every woman has a right to choose when and if she will procreate. She has the right to decide if she will allow herself to take part in the act of fertilizing an egg within her body. Her rights end where the babies rights begin. If she doesn't want to be pregnant the morning after, she should have thought of that the night before. Once she made the choice to allow herself the possibility of getting pregnant, she has surrendered her right to an empty womb. The womb then becomes the babies domain and it's rights should reign supreme.

Loudly the defenders shout "What about Rape! Incest! or the Mother's Health!
Rape.... the rapist committed the crime so kill him not the innocent baby.
Incest...... Read instructions concerning rape.
Mother's Health....that is an ambiguous category used to rationalize less than 6% of abortions and it doesn't change the fact that you are still killing a baby.

Now let's just get fair and say that yes I am prejudiced towards the view of Pro-Life... OK

If the Pro Abortion crowd is right I am guilty of helping to see a lot of little bouncing babies be born. If they are unwanted, they can be adopted by the numerous parents who now travel to China and Africa to get babies. So I am guilty of happy babies and happy adoptive parents and some young mothers who don't have to feel guilty for the child that no longer lives.

If I on the Pro Life side is right..... The pro-abortion crowd is guilty of murder, but at least, Glory be to God, all of those souls are in our Heavenly Father's arms.

The Bible says "thou shalt not kill" [murder]

I believe it

Sunday, November 02, 2008

What does this Christian Believe and Why?

On the Issue of Homosexuality/Lesbianism/Same Sex Marriage

I have had so many comments for just a simple blog that I figured I would write just one more thing and see what happens.

1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

One of the weaknesses of the church today is that most Christians have faith and certain beliefs, but if you ask them why they believe those doctrines they will not have an answer for you that is biblically based. Perhaps they will have an answer but they actually don't understand the reason God's law is the way it is.

I remember when I was in High School and a bunch of us were sitting around talking about some issues and the topic of Gays/Homosexuals came up. I knew it was wrong, had read verses to that effect and, truthfully, had a homophobic attitude towards them rather than a Christan attitude. Admittedly I was only 17 and still in high school and had more maturing to do. A comment by one of my unsaved friends actually laid my attitude bare for what it was and I had no answer. It was not the loving attitude of Christ.

Homosexuality is wrong and sinful for Biblical reasons just as drunkenness and fornication are wrong. Abortion is wrong and sinful just as stealing and lying are wrong. Why do we make such a big deal about it. After all, in regards to Homosexuality, (the world says) what's the big deal, who are they hurting... why can't they get married? Why does God call it an abomination anyway?

God created Adam and Eve.... yes, that is what the Bible says and that is what I believe... and told them to go forth and multiply. That was the purpose. Malachi 2:15 states "And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth."

In this passage and other verses in the chapter God speaks of His desire that we raise up a godly seed or lineage (children). That was God's purpose in creating Male and Female. He wanted us to have children that would follow God. In Homosexual or lesbian relationships reproduction cannot happen. Never has a man mating with a man ever given birth to a child and the same is true of Lesbian relationships. It cannot happen and never will. That is scientifically proven. God created humans in such a way that you need male and female mating to produce offspring. We'll talk about killing that offspring (abortion) and why it is wrong later but it should be self explanatory!

Homosexuality is an abomination (please note that I am not saying that Homosexuals are abominations or more abhorrent than any other sinner) The act of homosexuality is a sinful act that certain sinners do. We are all sinners and we all have free will and choose the sin of our choice. But why is the act of homosexuality called by God an abomination? The word abomination means "disgusting thing", and the bible mentions many things that are disgusting to Him, one of those is an unworthy or blemished sacrifice. All sin, is in fact repugnant to Almighty God.

These are some reasons why, as Christians, we cannot support legislation that legalizes same sex marriages. Same sex marriages are wrong. Marriage is the joining of a man and a woman for the purpose of forming a family in the hopes of having children. I know a lot of people think that this is not politically correct, but it is correct.

I Corinthians 6:9-11 gives a list of sins and how that many of the Christians in the church there had practiced those sins.

Here is what I believe.....Sin is sinful and God is forgiving of all who seek Him. Homosexuality is one of those sins for which Christ died. How often have we shared that truth of Christ's love with someone who practices homosexuality?

Friday, October 31, 2008

Who is getting Elected?

I am gonna shock alot of people here just by posting. But I am stuck in the city of Asuncion waiting for my daughter rather than drive home to drive back to pick her up.

The Election will be close in popular votes just like it always is, The electoral vote, depending how it comes out could look like a landslide or we could have a replay of the last election.

Obama really wants to win at any cost....literally! His Hugo Chevezesque "cadena" costing millions proved that.

The media doesn´t care who wins as long as it isn´t John McCain.

I already voted for the Multi-gender ticket of my choice and sent it in.

When we wake up the morning after the election the "who" will be known. I know that my beloved JM will want to stay up to the end..... but the polls in California wont be closing until after midnight here in Asuncion. And that means meaningful number won´t be out for another two to three hours!

He will be a man, with or without caracter, with or without an agenda of change. He will be a man. For whom we ,as Christians are commanded to pray. Whoever he is he will need prayer. He will need wisdom.

He will not be Henry Higgins! The world will keep spinning whoever is voted in.

Some things will change. Other things will not change.
The World will still need a Savior. The world will still reject that Savior, and we as Christians must continue to obey our Father and preach the gospel.

We must remember that even tho` America doesn´t love or want God..... God still loves and wants us. God´s love is not to a certain political system or to a nation. God´s love is directed to individuals who are in need of redemption.

So let´s not get too filled with ourselves about the vote and what is going to happen. 99% of the world´s population (for Kepler) since the global flood of Noah have not had the priviledge of voting. It is a duty that we should cherish and fulfill. But relax..... God haters and rejecters CANNOT vote God off of His Throne. That will never be on the ballot even tho´the Dem´s would love that!

God sets up kingdoms and brings them down..... We need to reflect upon which of those God is doing and Why?