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  • John T. Polk II 12:30 pm on 2016-02-25 Permalink | Reply
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    2-25-2016 Sin Within Is Not Equal To Skin Without 

    “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10 NKJV). None of these are judgments of skin, but sin! Judgments about homosexual behavior are not in the same category as judgments based upon skin color! Skin color is not a choice, homosexuality is! In this list of sins, no one is born an idolater, thief, adulterer, or covetous person, and no one is born a homosexual. God turned “the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly,” for the “filthy conduct of the wicked” was “lawless” (2 Peter 2:6,7,8 NKJV).

     
  • John T. Polk II 12:29 pm on 2016-02-25 Permalink | Reply
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    2-26-2016 Homosexuals Are Not Righteous 

    “These things also belong to the wise: It is not good to show partiality in judgment. He who says to the wicked, ‘You are righteous,’ Him the people will curse; Nations will abhor him. But those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, And a good blessing will come upon them” (Proverbs 24:23-25 NKJV). It is ungodly to lump racial discrimination with homosexual discrimination. “Partiality” is how we treat someone before we know them, but it is a shameful disgrace to tell homosexuals they are “righteous.” Because condemning skin is wrong doesn’t justify commending sin! God blesses those who “rebuke” sinful conduct, for God has said, “He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD” (Proverbs 17:15 NKJV).
    This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

     
    • darthtimon 7:45 am on 2016-02-28 Permalink | Reply

      With all due respect to what you believe, do you think homosexuals (many of whom probably don’t believe in God) care for what believers think of them?

      • John T. Polk II 4:04 pm on 2016-02-28 Permalink | Reply

        Darthtimon, Homosexuals should not care what I think, but what God thinks about their practice. I wish they would care for their own souls as much as Jesus did. “‘As I live,’ says the Lord GOD, ‘I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways!” (Ezekiel 33:11 NKJV). “For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:3-4 NKJV). If, as you say, homosexuals “probably don’t believe in God,” is it because “as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting” (Romans 1:28 NKJV)? As “believers,” we need to help them see the love of God that they turn from their sins.

        • darthtimon 4:21 pm on 2016-02-28 Permalink | Reply

          I have the feeling that we shall be at a fundamental disagreement over the issue of sin, God’s existence and His will, so I will admit I am not at all sure how to continue this discussion, and wish you a good evening.

  • John T. Polk II 11:08 am on 2015-08-15 Permalink | Reply
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    8-10-2015 The Sodomites’ Example 

    In Sodom, Lot had visitors, and “the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot and said to him, ‘Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may know them carnally’” (Genesis 19:4-5 NKJV). God later turned “the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly” (2 Peter 2:6 NKJV). Homosexuals in the streets, demanding their “rights” brought Sodom to ashes. With the White House bathed in rainbow colors after the U. S. Supreme Court’s recognition of homosexual “rights,” the ungodly haven’t learned from the “example” of what God thinks!

    This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

     
  • John T. Polk II 2:31 pm on 2015-07-01 Permalink | Reply
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    7-2-2015 Born Sinners? 

    Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10 NKJV). These continuing actions are violations of God’s Law. Are babies born stealing? Do babies come out of their mothers reviling, that is, using coarse, vulgar language? Are babies born “extortioners,” stealing by force and violence? Certainly not! Such sinful behavior must be learned as they grow up. Just so with “homosexuals” and “sodomites.” No one is born this way, it must be learned as they grow up. Sin is a decision in life, and God “now commands all men everywhere to repent” (Acts 17:30 NKJV).

    This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

     
    • As He Is So Are We 2:35 pm on 2015-07-01 Permalink | Reply

      Yes we are born in sin. We sin because we are sinners not the other way around. Psalm 51:5 is very clear. For all have sinned and fallen short.

      We are not born homosexual or trans or drug addict but we become so because we are sinners by nature.

      • Eugene Adkins 9:00 am on 2015-07-06 Permalink | Reply

        The Bible definitely teaches that all have sinned, but saying that all have sinned is completely different than saying all have been born as sinners.

      • Eugene Adkins 9:35 am on 2015-07-06 Permalink | Reply

        And by the way, if we’re born as sinners by nature (which means it’s in us without choice) then we can, according to the very logic that the statement creates, be born as homosexuals.

  • John T. Polk II 2:29 pm on 2015-07-01 Permalink | Reply
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    7-1-2015 Homosexuals in Church? 

    Are there homosexuals in the church of Christ? Absolutely! The church of Christ in Corinth had members who once were : fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, homosexuals, sodomites, thieves, covetous, drunkards, revilers, extortioners. The church of Christ began with murderers of Jesus Christ who were told to: “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins” (Acts 2:38 NKJV). When they obeyed, “the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved” (Acts 2:47 NKJV). The church of Christ is made up of all kinds of sinners – who have repented. Paul reminded the Corinthians: “And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:11 NKJV).

    This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

     
  • Richard Mansel 9:57 am on 2012-08-22 Permalink | Reply
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    Misunderstanding the Hatred Concept 

    I was told that if I didn’t like homosexuality, then I hated homosexuals and wanted them to die.

    So, I went to a restaurant with a buffet and selected the foods I liked and put my plate back at my table.

    I went back to the buffet and screamed, “I hate you! I hope you die!” at all the foods I didn’t like. The owners quickly called the police.

    I guess I don’t understand the entire hatred concept after all.

     
  • Ed Boggess 7:50 am on 2010-10-14 Permalink | Reply
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    Gay rights? – JAM 

    I am sick and tired of having homosexuality stuffed down my throat. It seems that every sit-com you tune into is trying to justify gay relationships; portraying them as normal, unremarkable and no big deal. In fact, the depiction of gays and lesbians in movies and TV has been so positive that even the USA Today ran a Cover Story on Hollywood’s hidden agenda. But for me and my family pro-gay Hollywood is no Pied Piper. I will follow God’s word. Hear what it says: “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites.” 1 Cor 6:9. It doesn’t mean there isn’t forgiveness for these sins because there is. But to receive forgiveness, you must give up the sin. This is Just-A-Minute with Ed Boggess

     
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