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Due to several quotes that I was already familiar with, I’ve known for quite a while that Mrs. Parton’s “coat of many colors” included the rainbow flag of the warped sex pride movement. But here’s another story that makes her position (which is given under the almost guise of a non-position) quite clear when it came to her stance toward the “bigotry” of the North Carolina law that requires men to use the men’s bathroom and women to use the women’s bathroom…that sounds so hateful doesn’t it?
A Seventh-Day-Adventist preacher has been hired and then fired from his job with the Georgia Department of Health because of what he believes and preaches when it comes to
social moral issues such as homosexuality and evolution.
You see, his “mindset” toward such issues is intolerable – so says the tolerance movement! This is undoubtedly clear to at least one staffer who penned a memo saying,
“If we do not hire this applicant on the basis of the evidence of job performance and disqualify him on the basis of discrimination by those who seek to advance their own agenda and do him harm, I believe we are no better than they are,”
For the last decade, the wolves-in-sheep’s-clothing “tolerance” movement has pulled the wool over the eyes of a willingly blinded American culture by making a plea for “freedoms” based on the idea of “tolerance” when all the while the movement has actually desired a forced-acceptance of morally unacceptable behavior when it comes to the undeniable tenets of
main-stream living-stream Christianity and healthy cultures as a whole.
The rainbow-banner isn’t a symbol of peace – it’s a battle-flag that will wage war on anyone who doesn’t agree with their agenda.
“These are wells without water, clouds carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever. For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error. While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage.” (2 Peter 2:17-19)
- The Oxymoronic Task of Defining Diversity – The Fellowship Room
- They have their “gay marriages” but they still aren’t happy – The Fellowship Room
I like my sense of humor even if other people don’t get it. As we were getting ready to leave the other day a song from one of my daughter’s CDs was playing that she didn’t like, so while pointing to the radio she asked where the skipper was. I replied, “He’s on the boat.” Like most adults, she didn’t laugh at my joke.
For every physical sense (of the major 5) that we have there is spiritual one that correlates:
- Touch – 1 Timothy 4:1-2
- Sight – John 9:25
- Hearing – John 8:43, 47
- Taste – 1 Peter 2:2-3
- Smell – Philippians 4:18
Do you sense a disturbance in the force? I saw a Campbell’s soup commercial the other day where a “father” was using the famous “Darth” voice to tell his “son” that he was his father. Then another man’s voice his heard saying that he was the boy’s “father”. Chicken Noodle may be good for the soul, but Campbell’s moral message is a poisonous one for children, our culture and one’s relationship with the Father of spirits.
Spiritual growth is essential. One cannot expect to properly grow strong without growing up. Hebrews 5:13-14 says, “For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” We can all experience spiritual setbacks from time-to-time, but maturity is seen in one’s ability to identify the wrong in his or her life without a brother or sister in Christ having to constantly remind or even rebuke us about it. So when it comes to study and application, are we always depending upon someone else to feed us, or are we able to set our own table?
Maybe these thoughts weren’t so random after all (although the order still applies)…every paragraph has at least one word theme in common. Trust me, it didn’t happen on purpose. Well maybe the last paragraph would be an exception. Because even a little randomness ends up making sense every now and then.
One thing that I’ve noticed over the last several weeks, despite the media’s best effort to hide it, during the whole Kentucky clerk denial of marriage licenses’ to homosexual couples situation, is the vitriol hate and anger that has come from the side of those who support homosexual marriages. If you, like myself, have watched any talk shows on news stations with leanings that are left of the center line then you have heard one guest after another (several of which were practicing homosexuals) openly make fun of, ridicule and speak hatefully about Kim Davis. Behind the scenes, several sources have even revealed the threatening phone calls and other forms of communication that the Davis legal team received.
For people who are constantly trying to tell Christians how to practice their faith (with the whole “judge not lest you be judged” misquotation while at the same time being completely ignorant of the “judge with righteous judgment” teaching), all of this just doesn’t sound very “gay” to me! Or does it?
Reality is, since the beginning of the homosexual movement in America, we have been told that the homosexual community just wants to be tolerated and left alone. That has been their supposed doctrine. But now that the political pendulum has swung the other way the real colors of the rainbow are showing. The movement isn’t about being tolerated. The movement is about forcing others to accept, and even praise, their lifestyle…a lifestyle that was “legalized” by activist judges and not the law of the constitution or the vast majority of the states! What was whispered in the closet is now starting to be shouted on the rooftops.
For anyone who thinks that homosexuality is an innocent and harmless sin, think again. Homosexuality is like any other sin – it is aggressive and it despises righteousness in any form because righteousness will always remind its practitioners of its error no matter how many human judges wink at it; and additionally, it needs the grace of God that teaches us to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts so we may live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present age (Titus 2:12).
Even though they have their gay marriages, to me it’s no surprise that homosexuals still aren’t happy with anyone who reminds them about the true definition of marriage. Truth is, they won’t be happy until every sense of a “traditional” marriage is changed and the speech that counters their “freedom” is taken away.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” (John 3:16-19)
In the Tuesday paper (10.14.2014) there was an article headline telling us the Catholic Church is entertaining a more open response to the homosexual community. The lead sentence conveyed two primary points in regard to a new practice within: first, the church is now “accepting gays into the church” because they have “gifts to offer,” and second, morality in regards to any homosexual couple is now “problematic.” This is not a surprise. The Catholic Church has not followed the Bible for years, hundreds years in fact. They take some information in the Bible and teach it, but following the New Testament as prescribed by the Lord and His apostles is something they don’t do.
What is truly problematic is that the Catholic Church, a significant religious community, has now introduced confusion into their own community. “Some conservative cardinals downplayed the report as insignificant or derided it as unacceptable, while conservative groups denounced it as heresy and a ‘betrayal’ that will only serve to confuse Catholics.”
This gets to a greater issue: a moral base from which one can understand right, wrong, good or bad is set in place by God, or by man. If by man, then the moral base is fluid, not anchored in anything but man’s thinking. If it is anchored in God (and it is), then that which the Catholic Church, or any other church says to the contrary is a church to be rejected as not of God.
Submitted to the Herald-Review (Decatur, IL)
I just finished reading an article by some supposed “professors” of “history” and “religious studies” (which I’ve noticed is a world of a difference from actual Biblical knowledge even though they call themselves “academic biblical scholars”) that actually contends that the Bible doesn’t say marriage is only between one man and one woman but that multiple forms of marriage are actually acceptable according to biblical teaching.
Does “Professing to be wise, they became fools,” (Romans 1:22) ring a bell to anyone but me?
In their futile attempt to promote the homosexual agenda they revealed (I almost spelled reviled) their contempt for anything that the Bible plainly contradicts when it comes to the sins of past, present and future cultures and societies.
The supposed “proof” of their claim rests upon the fact that individuals such as Abraham, Jacob, David and Solomon had multiple wives. Oh how I wish these wolves in sheep’s clothing critics of the Bible would recognize the difference between the Bible’s record of something and God’s approval of whatever is recorded! David murdered people, but that doesn’t mean it was approved of by God!
If that weren’t enough, the supposed and self-professed “professors of the Bible” go on to completely ignore the point made by Jesus in Matthew 19:1-10. In the middle of a discussion about marriage and divorce Jesus brings the discussion back to the beginning of the marriage covenant when there was – wait for it – only one man and one woman who were meant to become one flesh! Not two men and one woman, not two women and one man and not three, four or twelve fleshes! There’s no way around it other than to stick your finger in your ears and yell la la la la. A biblical marriage is meant to be between only one man and one woman.
Entering into marriage is not a command that every man and woman has to follow, but a lawful marriage in the sight of God cannot be entered into without following the commands of God which makes marriage today exactly what it was meant to be from the beginning!
A person can call the Bible ancient all they want to, ironically it’s not anything new, but this ancient book still contains all the answers for today’s problems and it also contains the words by which every single and married person alike will be judged by regardless of what our modern-day ethical and moral “standards” think about it.
How much plainer does it have to be. There are none so blind as those who will not see still rings sadly true.
“And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?” (Matthew 19:4-5)