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Thursday, May 24, 2012: 11:14 pm
More from jdigger
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Friday, May 25, 2012: 5:49 pm
More from bob searcy
|i dont care for homosexuality but i care even less for closedminded jesus wheazers who pick one verse from the kjv opium visions book and expects the world to bow to his reasoning.|
Friday, May 25, 2012: 6:15 pm
More from Ratcatcher
|I don't care for homosexuality but I care even less for liberals that cook their brain with drugs to the point of not being able to reason and then call christians closedminded. Even worse are the ones that don't have enough education to know that you are supposed to capitalize a person's name. It's Jesus you wheazer!|
Friday, May 25, 2012: 7:54 pm
More from sampson
|If gay marriage is allowed and you want to reference the Bible..then more power to you. Marry someone other than your sex and get over what others are doing or want to do. Surely there are more important battles to fight.|
Friday, May 25, 2012: 10:28 pm
More from old timer
|Gays... to know them is to love them. As far as Oblamer goes,it's very hard to listen to someone when you know he is lying..|
Friday, May 25, 2012: 10:48 pm
More from nobodyimportant
|Take a deep breath guys. Refrain from attacking each other and speak to the issue.|
As a Christian, I am called to be in the world but not of it. What that means to me is that regardless of the depths of depravity and sin that others have in their lives, I should be and can be set apart.
Of course, I believe that homosexuality is an abomination. Having said that, I cannot expect that every other person agree. We live in a country where the laws may allow people of the same sex to marry, or at least to be in a civil union. Is it wrong? Yes, I believe it is a wrong that a person can make right.
Bob apparently has disdain for people who believe in the inerrency of scripture. That's a terminal illness that should not make Christians mad, Ratchatcher, just more determined, determined not to argue to submission, but share the truth in love. The non-believer expects an argument, and I am not aware of one person who came to Christ at the end of an argument over the existence of God or that His son came to save us and that He is the only way to escape place of eternal torment.
Please understand Sampson that to a Christian, there is nothing....nothing more important than getting it right with God. A true Christian puts God first, others second, and self last. Included in others is not only people, but issues. Every issue is to be approached with God's will for us in mind. Who I vote for, the positions I take on civil issues, the security of this nation....everything is less important.
The early Christians lived under the thumb of perhaps the most violent, cruel, amoral government that has existed, the Roman Empire. What they did, interestingly, was obey the laws of that cruel government except the law to cease preaching the good news of Jesus. We can live in a nation that is amoral. We can be at peace if this nation never returns to the concept of being "under God". We do offer what the unbeliever cannot, hope. If the athiest is right, I have lost nothing. If I am right, the athiest has lost everything.
Sunday, May 27, 2012: 9:35 pm
More from Reality Check
|The Bible also says don't work on Sundays, don't kill and to LOVE they neighbor and treat aliens as your friends. Hey, America, do you do that????????|
Also, my favorite, if your wife isn't a virgin, then chop off her head (or something like that);Deuteronomy 22:13-21 Yes, the B-I-B-L-E says a lot. Maybe some folks should go back and re-read all the parts about LOVING one another and community and taking care of each other and the other 1,000 times Jesus says to get a long.
Love each other. That's the point. God will judge you, not some creep on the internet who has nothing to do but post on every comment left on a paper that no one really reads for info.
Monday, May 28, 2012: 8:49 am
More from nobodyimportant
|Not often do I find myself agreeing with you Reality. This world would be a lot more pleasant, safer, and just down right better place tpo live and raise a family if people just did what the Bible tells us to do.|
You've got some scripture mixed up, but that happens a lot, including by me. The Mosaic laws for living and Levitical laws for ceremony that are contained in the Old Testament were fulfilled by Jesus. Some were abolished, like the ceremonial laws limiting access to God through priests and the civil laws, like the one that demanded an eye for an eye. We no longer need to sacrifice animals to atone for our sins; Jesus bacame the sacrifice. Some laws, like the Mosaic ten commandments are as applicable today as they were 3000 years ago.
Love, yes. Absolutely. But love doesn't mean "I'm ok...you're ok." It also doesn't mean that what people do has to be loved. God hates sin, so should I. That should not cause me to put down or make a big deal out of another because of their sin. I, like each and every person is incapable of living a sin-free life, even after we give up and turn our lives over to God. We still mess up, and I am not to take a holier than thou attitude. Love also doesn't just mean live and let live. The most cruel thing I can do to a person who is lost is to ignore him or her. I can't force my beliefs on others, but I can put my belief in God out there, planting seeds that might just take root, if not now, later.
Just as we are incapable of living without sinning, we are incapable of loving if we don't love God. My wife knows that I love God more than her, and I know that she loves Him more than me. The pecking order goes from there.
People have a hard time getting the notion that we have a loving God when we read the Old Testament. And I don't pretend to understand why He needed to bring some of the judgments like the destruction of entire nations and cultures (like the Cannonites). He is a God of love, but He is also a just God. He gave the Israelites opportunities time and time again to get it right. They would for a season, but then go back to their sinful ways. Perhaps that is the one big lesson in the Old Testament. Try as we mat, we can't keep from sinning and that is why it was necessary for Jesus to pay the price we cannot pay.
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