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10-18-2017 An Immoral Playhouse

“And even 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). He then lists over twenty sins, including: sexual immorality, evil-mindedness, haters of God, violent, unloving, and unmerciful. These people “knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them” (Romans 1:32 NKJV). People who approve, ignore, or popularize wicked people who do wicked works, even helping to hide or justify them are just as guilty as the sinners, themselves! What hypocrisy to act like everything is all right, then jump off the sinking ship! People who portray all Bible-believers as “hypocrites,” should examine themselves! “Do not be deceived.”
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#approve, #endorse, #hide, #immorality

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10-19-2017 Escaping Immorality

The Wisdom in God’s Bible will “deliver you from the way of evil, From the man who speaks perverse things, From those who leave the paths of uprightness To walk in the ways of darkness; Who rejoice in doing evil, And delight in the perversity of the wicked” (Proverbs 2:12-14 NKJV). Good people have been guilt-tripped into accepting, practicing, or hiding vile and wicked deeds with: “everyone does it,” and “who are you to judge me?.” The Book of Psalms begins with: “Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night” (Psalm 1:1-2 NKJV). Bible study wins over sin every time!
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#bullying, #immorality

What kind of legacy?

Legacy?

Some use the word as if it’s always positive. Legacies can be remembered for good, but then legacies can be remembered in infamy. What we do in comparison to the unchangeable standards of right and wrong will decide which one it will be:

  • on day one of receiving great power, an executive order is issued to begin using federal funds to support abortion
  • an executive order is used to provide governmental health-care to the “partners” of homosexual federal employees
  • an executive order was issued to do away with the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” rule
  • an executive mind was changed and “evolved” on the point of view as to whether or not homosexuals should be able to get “married”
  • an executive decision was made to prevent the USJD (United States Justice Department) from defending the DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) before the US Supreme Court
  • an executive decision was made to place a spotlight mentality of high place idolatry and immorality on the white house by having “rainbow colored lights” light up its face
  • an executive choice was made to ignore states that are defying federal law by “legalizing” marijuana.

There will be a lot of other things that I will remember from the last 8 years of executive leadership. There is no wool over my eyes. And the wise won’t forget what happened when it is compared to the standard by which all nations have been judged and will be judged. I’d say we better start “clinging” to our Bible a little tighter and say a prayer for the president on his way out, and for the one on his way in.

A legacy has been left alright. Some legacy!

By righteousness a nation is lifted up, but sin is a cause of shame to the peoples.” (Proverbs 14:34 – BBE)

#immorality, #legacy, #religion-and-politics

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12-31-2015 Insane New Year

“The wicked shall be turned into hell, And all the nations that forget God” (Psalm 9:17 NKJV)No one can question that Americans have forgotten God: Evolution has replaced “The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth” (Isaiah 40:28 NKJV); Affluence has replaced dependence upon “the LORD Almighty” (2 Corinthians 6:18 NKJV); Immorality and Indecency have replaced “the pure in heart, For they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8 NKJV); Illegal and Lawless behavior from top to bottom rules, and “sin is lawlessness” (1 John 3:4 NKJV). If the definition of “insanity” is “doing the same things over and over, but expecting a different result,” then many people are planning another “insane” year!  Live the same, vote the same, think the same, and there will be NO NEW YEAR!  “Turn us back to You, O LORD, and we will be restored; Renew our days as of old” (Lamentations 5:21 NKJV).                                                             
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#affluence, #evolution, #forgotten-god, #immorality, #indecency, #insanity, #lawless

A Broken, Backwards and Outright Busted Clock

You know a cultural clock is broken, backwards and outright busted when a sign of the times is made up of heterosexuals who just want to live together and homosexuals who want to get married.

I believe Isaiah put it best when he recorded the warning that says, “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20)

#culture, #immorality, #sensibilities, #sexual-perversion, #sin

Immorality and Supporting It

Letter to editor,

The newspaper declares that “Mayor Rahm Emanuel Tuesday ranked legalizing gay marriage as his No. 3 legislative priority in Springfield — behind pension reform and a Chicago casino — and said he plans to get ‘very involved’ in passing a gay marriage bill” (Chicago Sun-Times).

There are those who maintain that the support of a particular candidate does not mean that they support the moral vision of that candidate. Perhaps this has an aspect of truth; on the other hand, those who voted for such people have directly contributed to the moral failings of our society as they support those who have promoted legislation that is contrary to an objective moral standard.

An set of arguments positioning homosexual marriage as evil.

Argument 1: 1) Objective morality is beneficial to man; 2) God’s will is objective morality; 3) Thus, God’s will is beneficial to man.

Argument 2: 1) That which is opposed to God’s will is immoral; 2) Homosexuality is opposed to God’s will; 3) Thus, homosexuality is immoral.

Argument 3: 1) That which is immoral is evil; 2) Homosexuality is immoral; 3) Thus, homosexuality is evil.

Those who support that which is immoral also support that which is evil. The formal logical arguments can be sustained in the crucible of debate.

People have convinced themselves that they are not guilty of making a direct contribution to evil, but try telling that to the Lord.

 

#immorality

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The Answer is “God”

http://doverchurchofchrist.info/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Chart-Fruit-of-a-Godless-People.pdf

#american-society, #god, #immorality, #romans-1, #sins

Adultery is still not virtuous

My friend, purity is as purity does. Our memory verse for this week is 1 John 3:3. Those who have sexual relationships prior to or outside of the marriage bed are not pure. When a married person has such relationships with someone who is not their mate, they are adulterers and fornicators. Our text, Matt. 14:1-12 is an event recorded for us some time after it had occurred. John, the baptizer, is already dead. His death was the result of his preaching the truth on the subject of adultery. He had particular angered Herodias with his preaching. It was she who precipitated his death.

I read somewhere that the last census revealed that 25% of American “couples” were living together without marriage. Virtually no television sitcom has family situations with everyone married. Even insurance companies in our nation have been pressured to grant family status to “partners” without the benefit of marriage. The present ungodly conditions have even altered our language. Many have learned to not assume the person you are living with is your husband or wife, but a “partner.” There is no longer any embarrassment when it is known that a person is sleeping with someone outside of marriage. Unlawful divorce (in the eyes of God) is rampant and the divorced have no problem jumping in bed with someone else when the desire arises. We could go on. This is a brief lesson. It took John only one sentence and he did not have to explain himself. He said, “It is not lawful …”

It is still not lawful. Despite those who hate God, despite those who hate godliness and purity, despite those who call the concept of adultery old-fashioned or outdated or prudish, it is still not lawful. It is not lawful if one who is divorced for a reason other than fornication (Mt. 19:1-9) is remarried. It is not lawful for an unmarried person to sleep with a married person. If most people completely ignored marriage and decided to “shack up,” it still is not lawful.

If any one reading this finds themselves in the category of being in an unlawful marriage state, there is good news for you. One can be forgiven – but not while you continue to commit adultery. As Jesus told the woman in Jn. 8:1-11, "go and sin no more.”

For those of you who do not get the bulletin, the attachment is the article in the bulletin. For those who do the bulletin below is number one.

Mike Glenn

12-1 Purity Is As Purity Does.doc

#adultery, #fornication, #immorality, #marriage

Christian resolve stronger as moral decline continues

U.S.A. New York state legalized same-sex marriage yesterday, the sixth and so far the largest to do so. Meanwhile, a United Methodist Church woman pastor got a hand-slap of 20 days suspension for officiating a lesbian union in Milwaukee. She said she’ll do it again.

These signs of moral degeneration multiply daily. Christians should not put their hopes in a conservative political movement. Religious conservatives (evangelicals) think their influence is waning.

The saints are called to faith in God and the mission of proclaiming the gospel. Bottom line: Let us learn to teach the plan of salvation.

IN THE KNOW. To the side column have been added feeds to BrotherhoodNews.com, Yahoo’s religion news, and general links from Drudge Report. Space permitting, the old Google feed for the phrase “church of Christ” may make a comeback as well. It is good to be aware of the news that show society’s tendencies and directions.

The Fellows are encouraged to keep up regular posting throughout the summer months. The dynamic of TFR depends on their faithfulness. What they have to offer is hard to find elsewhere.

ETERNITY. The purpose of TFR and the Forthright/GoSpeak ministry is to prepare us all for eternity. The sharing of our faith is designed to encourage us in the good work of service to God and building up the Lord’s church.

We join many other such good works and spiritual efforts and salute them as partners in this grand fellowship which has the Lord Jesus Christ as its creator and sustainer.

#christian-mission, #gospel, #immorality, #missional

The Bible teaches clearly that any sexua…

The Bible teaches clearly that any sexual contact outside scriptural marriage is fornication. Fornication is a general term describing any sexual immorality (Matthew 19; Hebrews 13:4). Premarital sexual relations is sexual immorality outside scriptural marriage, therefore it is fornication and sin.

#fornication, #immorality, #premarital-sex

Study gambling: Lawmakers Should Start Work Now

The above title was one of the headlines on the El Paso Times opinion page this morning: http://www.elpasotimes.com/opinion/ci_15444201

It’s sad that a newspaper wants to promote another avenue towards immorality (we’ve already got the Texas Lottery).

It makes one wonder if these folks actually think about what they are promoting. Do they actually believe that it’s a good means towards public education?:

Quote: “Summer is a good time for Texas lawmakers to review legalized gambling options for the better funding of public education.”

#avenue, #education, #gambling, #headline, #immorality, #newspaper, #opinion, #page, #promote, #title