The curse of removing landmarks

Removing landmarks is a big deal. It reveals dishonesty and the intent to defraud another from what it is right, true and distinguishable. Such is true to this day, and such was true in the ancient land of Israel. As a matter of fact, during Israel’s Gerizim and Ebal agreement (Deuteronomy 27:12-13), there was a special curse placed upon the person who attempted to deceive their neighbor through the removal of God-ordained landmarks:

‘Cursed is the one who moves his neighbor’s landmark.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’“(Deuteronomy 27:17)

What is true of physical landmarks is true of spiritual landmarks (2 John 1:9). But this truth doesn’t prevent people from trying to move or completely remove the clear and identifiable God-ordained landmarks of his word. Don’t believe it? Listen to the language used in a recent “church’s” updated resolution:

Resolved, that the Episcopal Diocese of Washington affirms that all transgender people, and anyone whose gender identity and expression differs from that assigned at birth, are beloved children of God. … Resolved, that the Episcopal Diocese of Washington encourage all parishes to remove all obstacles to full participation in congregational life by making all gender-specific facilities and activities fully accessible, regardless of gender identity and expression. … as it considers revision of the Book of Common Prayer, to eliminate, when possible, all gendered references to God and to replace them with gender neutral language, and if necessary, to alternate gendered titles when referring to God. … Fixed boundaries of gender identity are being challenged and churches need to respond.”

Is the language a coincidence or convenient irony? I think the answer is clear.

As was said at the beginning, the thing about moving or removing landmarks is that the truth isn’t changed when it happens; it only makes it easier to identify the dishonest and deceptive, and the curse of such behavior still remains (Revelation 21:8).

#denominationalism, #homosexual-agenda, #landmarks

Who is the extreme one?

Believe homosexuality (trans-gender behavior) is wrong and a perversion of the family and you’re labeled an extremist.

Believe it is wrong to have a father and daughter dance because those “gender definitions” are too narrow-minded but somehow you’re not an extremist?

I guess it’s hard to be an extremist if your rationality includes morality without boundaries.

But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” (2 Timothy 3:13 NKJV)

#breakdown-of-family, #culture-wars, #homosexual-agenda

Beauty and the … Earth Beast

Don’t fail as Christian parents by bringing your children to see Disney’s latest remake of “Beauty and the Beast.” Continue reading

#culture-wars, #homosexual-agenda, #movies, #parenting, #western-culture

Dolly’s coat of many colors obviously includes the rainbow flag

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?

#celebrities, #homosexual-agenda, #politics, #sexual-immorality

The intolerable tolerance movement

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)

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A Few Randomly Ordered Thoughts

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.

#homosexual-agenda, #random-thoughts, #sense-of-humor, #spiritual-correlations, #spiritual-maturity

They have their “gay marriages” but they still aren’t happy

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)

#homosexual-agenda, #righteousness, #spiritual-darkness, #spiritual-light

Letter to editor

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)

#catholic-church, #homosexual-agenda, #morality

How Much Plainer Does It Have To Be???

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)

#biblical-ignorance, #biblical-scholars, #culture, #false-teachers, #god, #homosexual-agenda, #marriage, #news

Hugh’s News & Views (Reading The Paper)

HUGH’S NEWS & VIEWS

WHAT ONE CAN “LEARN” FROM READING THE NEWSPAPER

Will Rogers is reported to have said, “All I know is what I read in the papers.” I would like to respectfully disagree with the Oklahoma philosopher and point out that there are other, and more reliable, sources of knowledge. Nevertheless, one can learn much from reading the newspaper, not all of which, I might add, is worth knowing or in harmony with a higher source of knowledge. As another “philosopher,” Josh Billings, put it: “It is better to know nothing than to know what ain’t so.”

For example, from reading The Tennessean (Nashville’s daily newspaper) of Tuesday, May 21 of this year, I learned that country music entertainer Chely Wright has given birth to twin boys. Interestingly (and strangely), Wright is the “husband” in a lesbian “marriage.” She became pregnant in January, but as any junior high school kid knows, a woman (as a woman) cannot impregnate either another woman or a man (as a man). Strange though what one can “learn” from reading the newspaper! A “husband” has become a mother, but I suppose she will be the “daddy”!

The New Testament writer Jude spoke of the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them as “having gone after strange flesh” (a euphemism to describe homosexual activity) (Jude 7). Strange flesh, indeed! When God created mankind in the beginning the Bible says “male and female He created them” (Genesis 1:27), and ordained that “a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24).

The promoters of homosexuality maintain an “in your face” agenda via TV, movies, print, marches, demonstrations, and local and state legislation to make their immorality acceptable. Unfortunately, they are gaining ground. In The Tennessean of May 22, 2013 it was reported that according to a poll conducted by Vanderbilt University 49 percent of Tennesseans support gay marriage or civil unions while 46 percent are opposed to both. According to the paper, “The poll results suggest a marked shift in Tennesseans’ views since 2006, when 81 percent of the voters approved an amendment to the state constitution defining marriage between one man and one woman as ‘the only legally recognized marital contract’ in the state.”

Two days later, the May 24 edition of The Tennessean emblazoned the front page of its main section with the top headline, “Scouts lift ban on gay boys.” The article went on to report that the national council of the Boy Scouts of America had voted by 61% percent to allow openly gay boys into its organization. The Middle Tennessee Council fought the policy change to the end but agreed to abide by the decision of the national council. A Scout executive for the Middle Tennessee Council said, “But it’s obviously a historic day for the Scouting organization.” Historic indeed! Continue reading

#homosexual-agenda, #hughfulford