Wednesday, November 19, 2014

 

Countries of the World I have visited

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

 

The birthday party in Lincoln October 2014

Scheffert Birthday

Friday, December 20, 2013

 

What is an apostle and the apostolic? What are the differences between apostles and prophets? Is an apostle higher than a prophet? Who are apostles and prophets subject to?

The Differences Between an Apostle and a Prophet in the Church
(See Acts 13:1-3, Acts 15:1-41)
by Stephen Gola


Below is a list of the functions of an apostle and prophet in the Church today.


< An apostle is "sent to," a prophet is "raised up."

< The apostles are "subject to" and "sent out" by the prophets and teachers.

< A prophet is "raised up in their midst." An apostle is "sent to" a specific place, group or group within a group.

< Jesus as a prophet: "I will raise up a prophet from among your brethren." Jesus as an apostle: was "sent to the lost sheep of the house of Israel".

< Prophets can hold political or governmental positions, apostles do not. (See the book of Daniel.)

< Prophets are given authority within the authority-system of the church and the world systems. An apostle's authority is only within the church.

< Apostles deal with those who are saved or are leading them to be saved.

< Prophets deal with all---both saved and unsaved, but not necessarily with the focus (as apostles do) to lead them to Christ; but rather to teach, warn, guide or direct church and world affairs.

< Apostles foresee events coming to the church but could involve world events connected to the church. However, they do not normally foresee world events without being associated to the church. Prophets foresee coming events to the church, and the nations of the world. However, prophets normally foresee coming events of the nations which do not include the church.

< Apostles call "people" to salvation. Prophets call "peoples and whole nations" to turn from their wicked ways.

< It is not "who" a person is, but rather, "what office" they function in. "That" is where the authority comes from.

< A single person can hold multiple "offices." A person can be an "apostle to the church" and a "prophet to the nations" (just as Jesus was).

< The focus of an apostle tends more toward "fatherhood" to those who are birth through them. Prophets tend to be more focused on the "things of the Spirit" and "the things of God" rather than fatherhood.

< Apostles are not over prophets---the prophets and teachers release the apostles.

< Elders are not positions in the church; rather, an elder is "who you are." In other words, elders are mature individuals (usually which comes with wisdom, knowledge, skill, godliness and years of doing it). Elders can be a prophet, pastor (bishop, shepherd), teacher, apostle, and evangelist just as they were at the counsel at Jerusalem (see Acts 15). You are an "elder" because you "are" elder as described above. Elders of old were never "made" elders; they are in the positions of Elders because they "are" elders---mature and skilled.

< Apostles are not over the prophets pertaining to what is right or wrong for the church. Rather, the apostles go to the prophets, apostles and elders and together work through what God has given them.

< Apostles deal in the area of church government; prophets deal in the area of church and/or world governments (political, media, military etc (see the prophet Elijah).

< Apostles are "released" by the prophets, teachers and elders to go and labor in areas where the unsaved are in order to establish assemblies to train and equip.

< Apostles and evangelists were added to the New Covenant Addendum because of the new birth. Prophets, teachers and shepherds existed under the Old (Longstanding) Covenant before being updated with the New Covenant.

< Both prophets and apostles confront false doctrine and worship (lifestyles) and restore truth.

Friday, December 06, 2013

 

I didn't write this, I wish I had, someone did their homework

This is my attempt to describe the major eschatological views held by the church. One thing that dawned on me as I undertook this project is the fact we are passionate about our views - often to the point of speaking harsh words toward those who hold different ones.

Many of us have accused those who don't share our views of "denying the truth of the bible". I think such accusations are unnecessary and untrue. All of the views presented here are biblical. The differences are not a matter of "right" or "wrong". They are a matter of which passages we choose as foundations for our creeds and which we ignore. As Heather Goodman said, "It's not what you teach, it's what you emphasize". The differences in eschatology are merely differences in emphasis and modes of interpretation.

There are different ways in which the bible can be read and understood. One is the literal approach, in which we take most passages to be literally true. Some of the bible is understood to be metaphorical, figurative or symbolic in meaning. Our differences in eschatology come from the differences in which passages we take to be literal and which we take to be figurative. The differences between Literal and Figurative interpretation lead to different eschatological views.

Another difference concerns historical events. One group believes that most or all of the prophetic passages concerning destruction and God's wrath have already taken place while others see them as future. These differences make us Futurist, or Historicist in our views.

Points of difference include the fulfillment of prophetic passages from the Old Testament, the fulfillment of prophetic passages from Christ's discussion about the end of the age, His return to the earth, the role of Christians in reigning on the earth, the role of the nation of Israel in God's plan and the bodily resurrection.

Another point is the apparent contradictions in scripture that describe God's future plans for the nation of Israel and His eternal purposes for the Gentile church. Simultaneous classifications of people groups and seemingly contradictory purposes of God are a great stumbling block to those who want to understand the Scriptures in unambiguous terms. Trying to resolve this ambiguity has caused much of the division in the church. We should not be afraid to consider what (at present) appear to be contradictory views. This dynamic tension between different ideas is the source of great understanding about the depth of God's wisdom and knowledge. We cannot unlock God's mysteries without being willing to investigate such paradoxes and apparent anomalies.

The best example of this was the apparently mutually exclusive views of the Christ as a suffering servant and a conquering savior. The Jews could not resolve these two opposing views, and chose the more convenient one over the other, less attractive, view, when in fact both were true. Other examples include faith vs. works, grace vs. the law, and predeterminism vs. free will.

The hermeneutic method held by an individual will greatly affect their interpretation of prophetic passages and consequently their eschatological scheme. Hermeneutical styles differ and act as the lens through which our understanding of scripture is perceived.

Historicism
Historicism says that Biblical prophecies provide us with a broad view of history, as well as an explanation of the religious significance of historical events. Historicists attempt to identify prophetic passages with major events in history.

Futurism
In Futurism, parallels are drawn with historical events, but most prophecies refer to events, which have not been fulfilled, but will take place at the end of the age and the end of the world. Most prophecies will be fulfilled during a global time of chaos known as the Great Tribulation and afterwards.

Idealism
In Idealism, the events described in prophecy are neither past, present, nor future, but are representative of larger ideals and principles. With this view, prophecy deals with the ongoing struggle between the forces of light and darkness, and the ultimate triumph of good over evil. Its message is purely a spiritual one, an allegory of the spiritual path, which is equally relevant in all ages and for all people.

Supersessionist
Supersessionism is the belief that the New Covenant in Christ supersedes, or replaces, the Old Covenant with Israel. It comes in at least two forms: covenant theology and kingdom theology. It was the predominant teaching of the church until the rise of dispensationalism in the 19th century.

Covenant Theology
In covenant theology there are two primary covenants; the covenant of law and the covenant of grace. Under the covenant of law, mankind (represented under Adam) failed to live as God intended and stood condemned. But the covenant of grace was made between the Father and Son, to agree that Christ would live an acceptable substitutionary life on behalf of, and as a covenantal representative for, those who would sin but would trust in Christ as their substitutionary atonement, which bought them into the covenant of grace. The Covenant of Grace applies to all who trust Christ for their salvation, covers Jews and Gentiles alike.

Kingdom-Dominion theology
Dominion or Kingdom theology takes the view that the church is to engage in establishing God's kingdom rule here, in the earth during their lifetime. Dominionism takes the command God gave to Adam (to subdue and rule over the earth) as a literal mandate that was never revoked. They see the church as kings, priests and ambassadors of God, sent to destroy the kingdom of darkness and advance the kingdom of righteousness in preparation for the return of their King, Jesus who will ultimately rule with them.

Figurative/Idealist
The idealist view takes a purely figurative approach to interpreting scripture. The idealist does not believe that "end times" passages should be interpreted literally to any degree. They instead see such scriptures as a general portrayal of the fight between good and evil with warnings and illustrations that encourage the Christian to live righteously. The idealist view is associated with amillennialism, which states that there is not a literal 1,000 year reign of Christ on earth, but rather that Christians are currently reigning with Christ in a figurative sense as we strive to bring about justice and righteousness in the world.

Literal/Historicist
This view holds that end times prophecy has been in the process of fulfillment since the time of Christ.  It sees fulfillments through historical events over the past 2,000 years, and typically does not hold to a final tribulation period, a specific person as the antichrist, or the special role of national Israel as distinct from the church.

Literal/Pre-millennial
The pre-millennial (futurist) views all hold that most of end times prophecy has yet to be fulfilled and that Christ's second coming is followed by a literal thousand-year reign with the resurrected saints on the earth. The differences within the pre-millennial approach are primarily in the timing of the rapture of the Church. The pre-millennial view can thus be further broken down into pre-tribulation, mid-tribulation, pre-wrath, and post-tribulation.

Pre-tribulation/Dispensationalism
Adherents to this view approach interpretation to scripture literally, generally rejecting typological and allegorical methods, i.e - Biblical references to Israel mean ancient and modern Israel. One of the main tenets of Dispensationalism is the strict dichotomy that exists between Israel and the New Testament Church. This is denied by Covenant Theologians. A dispensationalist would claim that none of the prophecies pertaining to Israel are or will be fulfilled in or by the New Testament Church. Covenant Theologians would claim that some of the prophecies pertaining to Israel are, will, or may be fulfilled in or by the New Testament Church.

In this view, history is divided into typically seven "dispensations" where God tests man's obedience differently. The periods are described as innocence, conscience, civil government, promise, Mosaic law, grace, tribulation, and millennium.

The present Church dispensation concerns Christians (mainly Gentiles) and is a parenthesis to God's main plan of dealing with and blessing his chosen people the Jews. Because the Jews' rejected Jesus, Jewish sovereignty over the promised earthly kingdom of Jerusalem and Palestine was postponed from the time of Christ's first coming until prior to or just after his Second Coming when most or all Jews will embrace him.

Pre-millenialism teaches that there will be a literal reign of Jesus on the earth for 1,000 years, preceded by a time of judgment as foretold in scripture especially in the book of Revelation. They see most of the events of Revelation as future. Because they believe that God does not judge the righteous with the wicked, adherents believe the church will be removed from the earth at some point in the process and be spared the judgment. The removal is usually referred to as the "rapture".

Pre-tribulation adherents believe that the rapture will be followed by a great tribulation of seven years' duration during which Antichrist will arise and battle of Armageddon will occur. Then Jesus will return visibly to earth and re-establish the nation of Israel; the Jewish temple will be rebuilt at Jerusalem. Christ and the people of Israel will reign in Jerusalem for a thousand years, followed by last judgment and a new heavens and new earth.

Mid-tribulation
The mid-tribulation view is similar to the pre-trib, exept on the issue of when the rapture occurrs. This view is based on the assertion that the tribulation is actually the three and one-half year Great Tribulation, and that it commences with the revealing of the Antichrist midway through the seven year peace treaty he has made with Israel. At that point the church is raptured in order to escape the Great Tribulation, which is taken to be God's wrath.

Pre-wrath
The pre-wrath view says that the church will experience some of the Great Tribulation period after the mid-point of Daniel's seventieth week, when antichrist is revealed. This would include the natural and man-caused disasters, or wrath, but then the church will be taken out just prior to the wrath of God aimed at the unrepentant. In this view God's wrath includes only the trumpet and bowl judgments, which occur after the sixth seal.

Post-tribulation
The post-tribulation view sees a single second coming of Christ. It says that the church will be kept by God's grace through all of Daniel's seventieth week, and the saints will be given their glorified bodies in order to meet Christ as he comes to earth to defeat the antichrist at Armageddon and establish his millennial reign in Jerusalem.

Literal/Preterist
The preterist view holds that most of the events of the book of Revelation were fulfilled in the first century AD, and that many prophetic details relate to the fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. This view leads to postmillennialism, which says we are currently living in a non-literal millennium that began with the destruction of Jerusalem and the ascendance of the Church Age. Preterists believe the Church is in the final Kingdom period, where believers are actively working toward dominion over the world by the establishment of God's kingdom. The two main schools of preterist thought are commonly called partial preterism and full preterism.

Full Preterism
Full preterists believe that the second coming of Christ occurred after the fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD, because Jesus said, ‘This generation will not pass away until all these things take place.’ (Matthew 24:34) That promise included His second coming. They also point to the promises of Christ’s second coming as been "soon" in the book of revelation.

Full preterists argue that Matthew 16:28 is to be taken literally. In that passage Jesus said,  “Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom." The preterist places the second coming of Christ in the first century and precludes a physical second coming of Christ.

Partial Preterism
Partial preterism holds that most eschatological prophecies, such as the destruction of Jerusalem, the Antichrist, the Great Tribulation, and the advent of the "Day of the Lord" were fulfilled either in 70 A.D. or during the persecution of Christians under the Emperor Nero. Some identify "Babylon the Great" (Revelation 17-18) with the Roman Empire. They generally identify Nero as the Beast, while his mark is often interpreted as the stamped image of the emperor's head on every coin of the Roman Empire. However, others believe the Book of Revelation was written after Nero committed suicide in 68 AD and identify the Beast with another emperor. The Second coming of Christ and the resurrection of the dead, however, have not yet occurred in the partial preterist system.

 Summary
As you can see, there are a wide variety of views on eschatology. There are many other views I didn't mention. Some are extensively detailed and some leave many things open for discussion. Perhaps you've found that you identify with more than one view. I'd encourage you to consider the strengths and weaknesses in all of them and weigh each carefully.

Monday, February 25, 2013

 

Dealing with Debt, You Have the Right! You do NOT have to go bankrupt.

They are called debtors rights. Get to know what they are and exercise them aggressively.
You have much power if you know what your rights are.  You don't have to live as slave to the lender.

There are things that debt collectors and lawyers can do, and many more they cannot.  You don't have to talk to them. You can shut them off.  It's your right.

They will sue you.  But if you are broke, they can get nothing from you.  A judgement proof debtor is really hopeless for one trying to collect. Don't commit suicide.  Don't get drunk.  Just keep your head up and your profile down... and you can get out of this. 

Figure out if you're judgment-proof. If your income and property are legally protected from creditors, you can still be sued, but the creditors won't be able to collect. That's known as being judgment-proof. You may be judgment-proof if you own very little and have no income, or if all your income is from Social Security, because Social Security payments are legally protected. The list of property that's exempt from creditors' claims varies by state but often includes clothing, household items and a car worth $2,000 or less.

If you're judgment-proof, you will not need to file for bankruptcy, You can just send a letter to your creditors telling them to stop contacting you.  Sounds simple, but it will work if you have the courage.  Going bankrupt will haunt you for your whole life. Most people never need to... if they know what to do.  Read on--

There is a hitch in being judgment-proof: If your creditors go to the trouble to sue you and get a court judgment, they may be able to collect from you if your circumstances improve in the next 10 years. A bankruptcy filing, by contrast, would legally erase the debt. The filing will stay with you forever.  Keep your head down for ten years.  After a few they forget all about it anyway.  You become more work than you are worth to them.

There are a lot of things a creditor CANNOT take from you even if they get a judgement, even if you have some stuff.  They can't kill you and they can't take your shoes.  In fact the list of what they cannot take is fairly long.

Items exempt from collection
Item Current exemption
Furniture $15,000
Books $500
Tools $5,000
Stock in trade $5,000
Fishing equipment $1,500
Sewing machine $300
One computer; one TV no stated dollar limit
Cash or savings (execution) $2,500 on any day
Automobile $7,500 wholesale, $15,000 for disabled or elderly
Personal property $1,000 to $6,000
Jewelry $2,500
Bank account (trustee process) $2,500

They can collect but they can't take everything you have.  Don't be afraid of them.  Bark is greater than their bite.

The amount of what you earn that can be Garnished is regulated.  In Illinois it's 15%.  SO, you are pretty well protected.  There are strict laws.  They don't want you to starve.  So, relax.  You will spend more foolishly than the garnishment can take.   Wage garnishment is more a threat than a reality.  Don't let them fool you. 

Even after all that there are people who fear debt collection and consider harming themselves from Shame.  There is no shame.  People get into hard times.  It will make you stronger if you fight and win.  AND God is the redeemer of those who trust him in these hard times.  There are laws, they are there for your protection,  Renumber the Bible Verse all creditors know, "Anyone who is among the living has hope--even a live dog is better off than a dead lion!" Ecclesiastes 9:4

There are plenty of books and articles on this topic.  There are a lot of services you hear about. Not all are good.  Not all are right.  Some are designed to get you to go bankrupt which is KaChing to the lawyers.  Some want to get you into debt consolidation or debt forgiveness schemes.  Some of those are run by credit card companies.  It pays to be suspicious.  They will take your money and give you no results.

Educate yourself.  You don't have to live under the oppression of debt.  Someday you will come out of it, the sun will shine; you will walk free and prosperous.  The way to get out of debt ultimately is stop borrowing.  Live modestly.  Spend no money.  Generate any form of Income you can find that is legal.

You will someday find yourself among the successful and respected of your generation.

I did, and if I did, you can too.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

 

On Normalizing Homosex in our Culture

  The Word of God actually talks about whether the Scriptures are constrained by times and cultures.  God has said that His Word abides forever and Jesus said that “heaven and earth will pass away but [His] words will never pass away” (Matt 24:35).  Yet we have cultural relativism regarding same sex marriage.  It is critical you comprehend what the Word of God says about this issue:

We hear that we should do unto others as we would have them do for us.  That seems to be a lever to allow for "mercy" in the area of Homosex marriage.  Lets look and see:
  Matthew 7:12 English Standard Version (ESV)

    12 “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.  

There is absolutely nothing in that text that necessitates the acceptance of any and all behavior as normal and edifying.  Doing unto others as you want them to do to you does not mean that our government must condone gay marriage.

One need look no further than the first chapter of the book of Romans to find Biblical support for the sinfulness of homosexuality.  Romans 1:24-27

    24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

    26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
After suppressing the Truth of God in unrighteousness and worshipping the creation rather than the Creator ( Romans 1:18-25 ) God gives men and women over to degrading passions ( v. 26 ) and a debased mind ( v. 28 ).  The normalization of homosexual behavior is a judgment of God Almighty on both the individual and the society that gladly approves of such behavior. 

Normalizing the deviant and deviating the normal is a sure sign of the moral decay that eats at the roots of a civilization. By giving license to sinful lusts a society further destroys the foundation upon which it is built: the family.

.Not only can condemnations of homosexuality be found in Romans but also in 1 Corinthians 6:8-10,

    English Standard Version (ESV)

    8 But you yourselves wrong and defraud—even your own brothers![a]

    9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous[b] will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,[c]10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God

and 1 Timothy 1:9-11,

    English Standard Version (ESV)

    9 understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, 10 the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers,[a] liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound[b] doctrine, 11 in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.

Homosexuality is not the unforgivable sin and should not be treated as such, but we should not overlook the seriousness of the matter either.  Those who practice homosexual behavior live contrary to sound doctrine and will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

Obama and his unbiblical view is contrary to the Creation ordinance as can be seen in Jesus’ own words:

    Matthew 19:3-5

    English Standard Version (ESV)

    3 And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?” 4 He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, 5 and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?  Jesus, in refuting the Pharisees about divorce, left no room to quibble about what marriage is and to what sex one should be married to.

 How can Same Sex Marriage fulfil the biblical mandates to be fruitful and multiply? How can it fulfil the mandates of marriage relationships?

 Although males and females are equal in relationship to Christ, the Scriptures give specific roles to each in marriage. The husband is to assume leadership in the home (1 Corinthians 11:3; Ephesians 5:23). This leadership should not be dictatorial, condescending, or patronizing to the wife, but should be in accordance with the example of Christ leading the church. “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word” (Ephesians 5:25-26). Christ loved the church (His people) with compassion, mercy, forgiveness, respect, and selflessness. In this same way husbands are to love their wives.

Wives are to submit to the authority of their husbands. “Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything” (Ephesians 5:22-24). Although women should submit to their husbands, the Bible also tells men several times how they are supposed to treat their wives. The husband is not to take on the role of the dictator, but should show respect for his wife and her opinions. In fact, Ephesians 5:28-29 exhorts men to love their wives in the same way that they love their own bodies, feeding and caring for them. A man’s love for his wife should be the same as Christ’s love for His body, the church.

God-ordained marriage originated, “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them“ (Gen 1:27).   Here we see that God not only performed the first marriage ceremony, He was the originator of marriage and it was – in the beginning – between a man and a woman.  God knew that it was not good for a man to be alone, so he made a woman for Adam.  In fact, God did not make man to be joined with men or women to be joined with women, but to be joined with someone of the opposite sex.  Even biology teaches us that it would be impossible in the natural to have and raise children if the marriage partners were of the same sex.  It would have been impossible to “Be fruitful and increase in number, [and] fill the earth” (Gen 1:28). Children receive better balance on how to be men and women when there are both a male and female in the home.  Same sex marriage may be fashionable today but that doesn’t make it right in God’s eyes.  He see’s it as sin as we will later see from the Scriptures.

Paul clarified that sex outside of marriage is wrong but indirectly said that sex should be between men and women.  He wrote that, “each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband” (1 Cor 7:2).  There is no clearer definition of marriage in the New Testament than in I Corinthians chapter 7 and it is always between a man and a woman.

husband of one wife, not another man, and so if someone is called into the ministry, they are literally not qualified if they have a marriage partner of the same sex or if they have more than one wife.  This is made clear in 1 Timothy.  A pastor has to be “a husband of one wife” (1 Tim 3:2).  This is repeated in Titus 1:6 and elsewhere.  Paul was very familiar with homosexuality in the culture that he lived in since he wrote two corrective letters to the Corinthians about this.  He could have made the exception to a man having another man or a man having more than one wife but he did not.  We see that Paul’s writings on this subject are no different from that taught in the Old Testament.

There is no grey area at all.  Even the Old Testament said that this was an abomination to God as Moses wrote, “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination“ (Lev 18:22).   Just how serious did God take the sin of homosexuality?  In Leviticus 20:13 He says, “If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable.  They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.”  We realize that the same thing applies to women having sexual relationships with women, for God has no double standards.

In case you are thinking that this was the Old Covenant, think again, for the New Testament actually has more Scriptures condemning same sex relationships than the Old Testament does.  Paul wrote, “Or 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 effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God“ (1 Cor 6:9-10).  He continued in the Book of Romans, writing, “For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error” (Rom 1:26-27).

This speaks of embracing sins that were contrary to biblical doctrine, telling him that “the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine“ (1 Tim 1:9-10). Sodomites are referring to same sex partners and the association is easy to see when you read the story of Lot in Sodom

In Revelation 21:8 it says, “the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur.  This is the second death.” To make it crystal clear, Paul writes that this lake of fire is the final destiny of those who have same sex relations, “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders” (1 Cor 6:9).

God does not care that His Word doesn’t seem relevant to this culture or that liberal theologians and the unbelievers feel that the Bible is out of date.  The fact is “the word of the Lord stands forever” (1 Pet 1:25) and David wrote, “Your word, O LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens” (Psalm 199:89).




Saturday, October 06, 2012

 

Why no Christian dare vote for Obama 1

President Obama has supported abortion, the killing of babies, the destruction of his very race.  This is not new.  He was a sponsor of the born alive legislation in Illinois where if an abortion is botched and the baby lives, an abortionist can let it die cold and alone without any intervention.  As President he has supported and furthered the travesty of abortion.  Planned parenthood and the pro abortion lobbies are fearful of the defeat of their prime White House Supporter.  They are doing all they know to do to keep him in power.  This is nothing less then the manifestation of the demon god Moloch.  The god that caused the children of Israel to sacrifice their babies in order to please the demon to maintain their lifestyle of prosperity and convenience.  Exactly the deception today.  The word of God condemns this.  I cannot and will not sanction by my vote the demon Moloch in this generation.  IF you are a Christian and you thought you could vote for President Obama, you will not only be compromising your confession, you will do damage to your conscience, searing it further.  You don't have to vote for Romney, many Christians are not.  It would be safer for you to refrain from partnering with something that comes from the pit of Hell.    http://carm.org/christianity/miscellaneous-topics/moloch-ancient-pagan-god-child-sacrifice
 January 2009 – Obama lifts restrictions on U.S. government funding for groups that provide abortion services or counseling abroad, forcing taxpayers to fund pro-abortion groups that either promote or perform abortions in other nations.

March 2009 – The Obama administration shut out pro-life groups from attending a White House-sponsored health care summit.

March 2009 – Obama gave $50 million for the UNFPA, the UN population agency that promotes abortion and works closely with Chinese population control officials who use forced abortions and involuntary sterilizations.

May 2009 – The White House budget eliminates all funding for abstinence-only education and replaces it with “comprehensive” sexual education, repeatedly proven to increase teen pregnancies and abortions. He continues the deletion in subsequent budgets.

May 2009 – Obama officials assemble a terrorism dictionary calling pro-life advocates violent and charging that they use racism in their “criminal” activities.
 
July 2010 – The Obama administration uses federal funds in violation of federal law to get Kenya to change its constitution to include abortion.

 March 2011 – The Obama administration refuses to investigate videos showing Planned Parenthood helping alleged sex traffickers get abortions for victimized underage girls.

 October 2011 – The Obama administration eliminates federal grants to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for their extensive programs that aid victims of human trafficking because the Catholic Church is anti-abortion.

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