You will be happier, healthier, and those around you will think better of you
Respect, Manners, Loyalty, Honor, Gentleman, Lady, Love, Family.
This is what the good ole USA was about. Many people have come to the
USA seeking Peace, better lives, better jobs.
Do you know about God?
God is the ultimate Being in existence, perfect in power, love, and character. Creator of the universe (matter, energy, space, and time) God did not just create the universe. Since God wanted to share His love with others, He created the angels and human beings—spiritual creatures who can relate to Him.
The love of God prompted Him to create human beings in His image, in order to share His love with us. The scriptures say that we can fulfill the entire law of God
God is the personal being who walked and talked with Adam and Eve, the first human beings, in the garden of Eden. Because God is love, He wants us to love Him and love other people (Matthew 22:37-40).
God is also Savior of mankind, in human form as Jesus of Nazareth to teach us about Himself and to provide the ultimate sacrifice for our sins, so that those who believe can have fellowship with Him. The Bible encourages all people to turn from their selfishness to become lovers of God, to fulfill God's perfect law of love, and to restore our personal relationship with Him.
Who is God? God is the self-existent One, having no need of being created, since He has existed forever and is the cause of all things, including the dimension of time, to which He is not subject.
Likewise, God is not subject to the physical creation, but is spiritual in nature, residing in the spiritual dimensions of heaven. God's power over the physical creation is absolute, such that He can manipulate matter, energy, space, and time at will. For this reason,
God is said to be all powerful—able to accomplish any possible task He wills to do. Along with being all powerful, God is also all knowing—having knowledge of all things that are possible to be known, including the entire history of the universe—past, present, and future. Because God is all powerful (omnipotent) and all knowing (omniscient), He is also able to be present at all places at all times (omnipresent). God is also all loving—according to the Bible, "God is love" (1 John 4:16).
God is absolutely holy—without any moral or character defect. In fact, the Bible says that God is incapable of doing any evil, despite being all powerful. God is unchangeable. In other words, He does not change any of His attributes or character at any time. Despite humanity's tendency to change its definition of morality, God's moral character does not evolve with the times, but remains constant.
Where is God? The Bible says that God cannot be contained within the universe (1 Kings 8:27). In addition, the Bible says that God fills both heaven and earth (Jeremiah 23:24), which is a Hebrew idiom to describe the entire universe. So, God is both transcendent and immanent simultaneously. God's normal abode is in heaven, which is not located within the physical universe. According to the Bible heaven seems to operate under different physical laws, with the laws of thermodynamics seeming to be absent. So, the question "Where is God?" is not one that can be answered with the knowledge we posses.
Ten Questions for a Christian, who thinks same sex can be Married
1. How long have you believed that gay marriage is something to be celebrated?
2. What Bible verses led you to change your mind
3. How would you make a positive case from Scripture that sexual activity between two persons of the same sex is a blessing to be celebrated?
4. What verses would you use to show that a marriage between two persons of the same sex can adequately depict Christ and the church?
5. Do you think Jesus would have been okay with homosexual behavior between consenting adults in a committed relationship?
6. If so, why did he reassert the Genesis definition of marriage as being one man and one woman?
7. As you think about the long history of the church and the near universal disapproval of same-sex sexual activity, what do you think you understand about the Bible that Augustine, Aquinas, Calvin, and Luther failed to grasp?
8. What arguments would you use to explain to Christians in Africa, Asia, and South America that their understanding of homosexuality is biblically incorrect and your new understanding of homosexuality is not culturally conditioned?
9. Should your brothers and sisters in Christ who disagree with homosexual practice be allowed to exercise their religious beliefs without fear of punishment, retribution, or coercion?
10. Will you speak up for your fellow Christians when their jobs, their accreditation, their reputation, and their freedoms are threatened because of this issue?
What is a Wedding
A Wedding is a Man and Woman taking a vow
(Giving their word to each other and God)
to become one before God, for as long as they both live, later said: "Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away"
(Mark 13:31). We stake our very lives and future on the
Truth of God's Word.
HOMOSEXUALITY, as Christians we are to love each other.
That is in any way other than for us to commit sin, or support sin.
Should we love homosexuals? Yes, we should, but do not have sex with them.
Hebrews 13:4 that says the marriage bed should remain pure,
and God will judge the adulterer and sexually immoral.
John 8:7-11 where Jesus tells the women who is sleeping around to leave her life of sin.
I think that most Christians stay quiet about their Faith, and we need to change that.
I do understand that those who know me, know this is not a problem for me.
However, this is where I will post the things that are on my mind
Association of Clergy International (AOCI)
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When I was growing up, most people realized how bad things had become in our country and thought it could not get worse.
Now 50 years later our country is much worse . . . Things ridiculed just a few decades ago, are now becoming the norm fighting to force homosexuality into marriage, gross immorality on TV, movies, radio, and even in public.
God taken out of government, schools and public life.
America is a country which accepts and promotes people who try to force us to accept what we know is bad or wrong as being good.
Violent Islam promoted, and excused from their actions, and it is on the rise. Yet the love, passion and support of Christianity is "NOT" tolerated
Christians within the military who speak of their faith very soon could be prosecuted as enemies of the state. The evil forces are trying to force Christianity into the closet
We need to pray and to remind those who are not in church
just how important Jesus is.
God is Love
God is Love, and we should celebrate it daily in public. Let me share something with you. Have you noticed when a team wins, somebody likes to do a victory dance.
When someone wins a trophy, they hold it up for everyone to see.
When a lady is engaged, she shows everyone her ring . . .
For those who have accepted the greatest gift ever offered "Jesus Christ" what public display is given? Dedication of our life to Christ; usually in a building, Baptism; usually in a building, Visitation; usually in a building, Worship and praise; usually in a building. What do you do in public to display your love for Jesus?
One of the things I do is on Monday morning, during rush hour I stand on side of the road with a sign that reads " Questions, Ask Me, Smile, Jesus Loves You. I smile and wave. . . for those who stop, I offer Free Bible's, hugs, prayers, answers, or just be a friend.
This is not to get people to our church, this is to tell people about Jesus. I would like to see every person who says they follow Christ to do something like this. . .
I am blessed every week for doing this. Please, share the love of Christ to those who may not go to a church building. You could do as I am or greet people outside a building or store, or have a Worship in a public place, just do something in public.
I ask that everyone join us for a National Prayer Day the first of every Month at 6 pm
as we pray for our Nation, and for our World.
I would love to hear what you are doing in public, to show the love of Jesus.
I look forward to your post, and you can e-mail me anytime.
God Bless, Bro Jay - Servant of Christ
National Prayer Day
I would like for you and everyone you know to join us the first of each month for a National Prayer Day as we pray for our Nation, and for our World.
Here is what I have been working on, and I am happy to share it with you
I hope everyone who reads this letter will think hard about what is written here and pray on it.
We need to show the public the Love and Grace of Jesus, and most Americans seldom go into a church building anymore.
Thank you and God Bless,
Pastor Jay Randolph, servant of Jesus
The end of the American Family
America has always been a Christian Nation and has done very well as a Christian Nation. However we have allowed the Federal Government to get out of control, and this may very well be the year they put an end to American Families.
On April 28, 2015 the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for and against redefining marriage in America. Though marriage between a man and a woman has existed since the beginning and is the cornerstone of ordered society, the time-honored institution is in serious trouble. Before federal judges began to overturn marriage laws, 30 states had protected natural marriage in their Constitutions. Now the High Court is poised to decide for us all.
LGBT Activists believe victory is at hand. From the firestorm over Indiana and now Arkansas, they sense blood in the water. They are on the offense and hope to quickly squash any opposition to their agenda, which is no longer simply legal recognition in the law but to silence people of faith from dissent and even force us to celebrate what God has clearly called sin.
If there was ever a time for the Church of the Lord Jesus to speak up lovingly but firmly for marriage, the family and our freedom, that time is now.
Why we do what we do:
Why Teach and Proclaim in the name of Jesus Christ?
10 Let it be known and understood by all of you, and by the whole house of Israel, that in the name and through the power and authority of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Whom you crucified, [but] Whom God raised from the dead, in Him and by means of Him this man is standing here before you well and sound in body.
11 This [Jesus] is the Stone which was despised and rejected by you, the builders, but which has become the Head of the corner [the Cornerstone].
12 And there is salvation in and through no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by and in which we must be saved.
O Sovereign Lord, You are He Who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything that is in them, give us a heart to do your will and your purpose. Amen
Why do we give to others ?
32 Now the company of believers was of one heart and soul, and not one of them claimed that anything which he possessed was [exclusively] his own, but everything they had was in common and for the use of all.
33 And with great strength and ability and power the apostles delivered their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace (loving-kindness and favor and goodwill) rested richly upon them all.
34 Nor was there a destitute or needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses proceeded to sell them, and one by one they brought (gave back) the amount received from the sales
Why we obey God, over man ?
19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and, leading them out, said,
20 Go, take your stand in the temple courts and declare to the people the whole doctrine concerning this Life (the eternal life which Christ revealed).
29 Then Peter and the apostles replied, We must obey God rather than men.
30 The God of our forefathers raised up Jesus, Whom you killed by hanging Him on a tree (cross).
31 God exalted Him to His right hand to be Prince and Leader and Savior and Deliverer and Preserver, in order to grant repentance to Israel and to bestow forgiveness and release from sins.
41 So they went out from the presence of the council (Sanhedrin), rejoicing that they were being counted worthy [dignified by the indignity] to suffer shame and be exposed to disgrace for [the sake of] His name.
42 Yet [in spite of the threats] they never ceased for a single day, both in the temple area and at home, to teach and to proclaim the good news (Gospel) of Jesus [as] the Christ (the Messiah).
I want to do the right thing to all people according to His word, not popular human opinion that changes with the wind.
First off, what does any kind of sin result in? It results in being separated from God; He does not allow any type of sin in His presence (See Revelation 21:4 and 8). If someone continues in any of these acts, they will suffer the 2nd death, no eternity for them with God (result is a mortal soul). There will be nothing in heaven that causes tears. He is not a respecter of persons according to Acts 10:34; which means He does not discriminate by showing partiality to anyone. We all get what we deserve, good or bad. He judges fairly based on our individual choices. In other words, we get exactly what we ask for based on our choices and resulting actions, see Deuteronomy chapter 28. Verses 1-14 deal with blessings; verses 15-68 deal with curses. Each are based on our choices.
Have you ever heard the saying, actions speak louder than words? You can tell what is important to any person within just a few minutes of being in their presence, based on their actions of course, what they do or talk about, etc. It becomes really plain after a short time.
No hate of another human being promoted here, only truth from God's word which [all] need to hear and heed, it is called tough love. It may be something many don't want to hear, but really need to hear concerning their soul. What someone does with that truth after they hear it is totally up to them. Is there something more important?
Now, let's get into the meat of it. Some people [choose] not to even think about or believe what God's Word says. But, does it really matter what some people think or believe? It only matters what God thinks and says is true when you boil it all down! Another humans opinion really doesn't mean much. You can try to convince others your actions are acceptable till you're blue in the face, but you still have to face God on judgment day! All of us are sinners, every human being ever born, we are all in the same boat! [Ecclesiastes 7:20; Romans 3:23] That can't be denied by anyone. We each stand before God, [alone!] And we will get exactly what we deserve, good or bad! So, [if] and when someone comes to realize they are a sinner, it is up to them whether they get right with God, or not. I'm sad to say, many never come to the realization that they are sinners in the eyes of God. It is totally an individual choice still! God does not hate us, just our sinful actions. He loves us all [we aren't alone], and wants all of us to come to repentance! Not just some, but all. 2 Peter 3:9 [all is a key word!]; What does John 3:16 say? Whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, right? Are homosexuals excluded from this whosoever? No one is excluded! Might want to study the following, also. Jeremiah 33:8 [God forgives you]; Romans 3:23, 5:12 [all have sinned, not just some, all], [all types of sin separates us from God]. Why were we created? Revelation 4:11 tells us. We are all included in this as well. Does everyone please Him? Not hardly.
Let me ask you another question, is sodomy the unpardonable sin? Not even close. A different subject for a different day.
Also, it is quite evident in the following verses what God thinks about this particular course of action. Have you ever wondered why He feels the way He does about this? This kind of behavior goes against everything humans were created for.
God's opinion: Genesis 13:13, 18:20, 19:4-7; Leviticus 18:22 (abomination), 20:13, 1 Kings 14:24, 15:11-12, 22:46; 2 Kings 23:7, Isaiah 3:9 (your actions speak louder than your words; what is at stake?), Isaiah 5:20 [call it what you want, sodomy is still abomination unto God]; Romans 1:21-32 (Again, what is at stake? Your soul of course.), 2 Peter 2:6, Jude 1:7. The above verses give you an idea about how God feels about this particular sinful action. After learning what God thinks about sodomy, I believe it would be a bad idea to condone such behavior. Being truthful about God's word with someone would be the better choice, show a little tough love, you might save a soul.
Abomination: extreme hatred, detestation, the object of detestation, [the act itself, not the person], defilement or pollution in a physical sense.
Man's opinion: We are told by many that homosexuality is only an alternative lifestyle and should not be rebuked. Says who? The doctors? The scientists? The individual who wants to live that life? Well, God says NO, it is abomination to Him!! It is a choice; whether a conscious choice or not, you don't [have] to be homosexual. God didn't make you that way. Do you believe God made a mistake? I surely don't!!! Most people have swallowed the popular 'scientific' theory, hook, line and sinker. The exact same way that most of the world has been taken in by the evolution theory, as if it were proven fact. Many are deceived on many subjects.
Rebuke: To chide; to reprove; to reprehend for a fault; to check by reproof. To check or restrain. To chasten; to punish; to afflict for correction.
What can a person do? The same thing as with any other sin; choose Jesus Christ, truly repent, have a change of heart! [Matthew 7:21, 18:3; John 3:16 [whosoever]; Romans 10:9-10, 13, etc.]. There are many more verses that apply.
Psalm 145:18; The LORD is nigh unto [all] them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. [You can't con Him. All means all. To call upon Him means to ask Him for forgiveness]. Also, see Psalm 32:2, 5, and Proverbs 28:13.
Revelation 21:7-8 (second death, death eternally of the soul). [What happens if you don't believe in or obey Him? You just read it in verse 8. But, do you actually want to find out?]
To live this earthly life like there is no God and then die and find out He does exist would be the wrong choice to make, don't you think?
Where else will you hear the truth always? Will your so-called friends (fellow homosexuals and those that agree with you) be truthful with you always?
I would also share the following truths with anyone that would listen. Only in God's word will you find truth always. The one that shares that truth with you, truly cares about you! If someone lets you continue in sin without lovingly warning you of the consequences, do they actually love you? Think about that. I feel this applies to all of us.
Now about the marriage side of it. Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
When a male and female become man and wife they become one flesh. This is also manifest in their children (one flesh from two). How can two of the same sex be one and produce a child? They can't, obviously. You can call it anything you want to, in my opinion, but it is not marriage as defined here in God's word. It is impossible to become one flesh (produce children) if you are the same sex. The opposite sex must get involved some way. Two males need a female; two females need a male. Is there another way?
What do most homosexuals do? Deny God even exists! They go to great lengths to convince others that they are right, trying to impose their beliefs on others. They work overtime trying to take any and all references to God out of their daily lives; they attack from all angles. They don't want to see or hear anything about God, it makes them uncomfortable. All they are interested in are their own fleshly desires and gaining your approval of those desires. They don't want to be accountable for their actions, thus their denial of God. Does their denial affect God and the fact they are accountable for their actions? I don't think so! Little is spoken of God today, except that which is negative. Many don't believe in the eternity, and they do not believe in or revere God, but, believe everything happens by chance; with each generation growing worse. See Psalm 94:16 [will you stand for God]?
We are subject to our Government, even marriage laws! Romans 13:1-7.
1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
[Submit to government authorities, because all authority comes from God, and those in position of authority have been placed there by God. (Titus 3:1, I Peter 2:13-17), Obey the laws of our government and you will have freedom of religion, plus many more freedoms. Be a good citizen and bring forth God's Word, not your opinion. The lawmakers are here to protect those who are doing good and can protect you to further God's Word. Are the lawmakers misguided sometimes? More than likely. Am I saying you have to be a doormat and let people walk all over you? No way. A true child of God is not a wimp. Do things according to God's word. I'm wondering if 2 John 1:10-11 applies here. If we support the same sex marriage law, are we supporting a doctrine that is not God's/Christ's? I think so; I definitely do not condone supporting the same sex marriage law. But, I certainly don't condone any display of violent, physical opposition to government authorities, either. Try opposing our government and see what happens. Again, might be a good thing to show a little tough love and share what God thinks about this matter, when possible. Definitely something worth thinking and praying about].
Now, I would like to share my thoughts and feelings on this matter. When I think about this, I try to make it personal. In other words, I think about if some relative of mine was a homosexual (child, grandchild, niece, nephew, etc.). How would I approach this matter? Well, I know this, I would love them, regardless. I could not condone their behavior, for sure!! But, I would love them still; I would do my best to separate the action from the person, I would not shun them. I would do my best in sharing God's word on this matter with them. I truly care about their soul. Will it be mortal/temporary or immortal/eternal? That would be my true concern.
We could go on and on concerning this topic and others that are related, such as: forgiveness, judging others, hypocritical attitudes, supposed contradictions in His word, unforgivable sin, etc. Too many to even name.
I hope this helps. Let me know if any questions pop up on this or any other matter. Please remember, I am quite able at making mistakes. I do not want to mislead you or anyone else. What does 1 John 4:1 say? Check me out in God's word, the only real test of truth.
Why did Jesus come to earth? What was His ultimate goal? One of His goals was to be the perfect example to us in how to lead others to salvation. Might be the best example to try and follow.
Society and Government makes a big deal about Homosexuals. The sin of homosexual acts are like other sins, only we also sin against our own bodies. I love everybody and that includes homosexuals and those of other sins. As a Christian, I follow what the Word of God says.
Lev. 18:22, "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination." Lev. 20:13, "If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltness is upon them" 1 Cor. 6:9-10, "Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God."
Rom. 1:26-28, "For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 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. 28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper."
Homosexuality is clearly condemned by the Bible. It goes against the created order of God. He created Adam and then made a woman. This is what God has ordained and it is what is right. Unlike other sins, homosexuality has a severe judgment administered by God Himself. This judgment is simple: They are given over to their passions. That means that their hearts are allowed to be hardened by their sins (Romans 1:18ff). As a result, they can no longer see the error of what they are doing. Without an awareness of their sinfulness, there will be no repentance and trusting in Jesus. Without Jesus, they will have no forgiveness. Without forgiveness, there is no salvation.
I have a special prayer for all who are trapped in homosexuality.
LOVE GOD - LOVE OTHERS - MAKE DISCIPLES
Our Purpose as the Church:
The main emphasis comes from what we consider to be the primary commands given to the church by our Sovereign Lord. These are the Great and second commandments as spoken of by Jesus in Mark 12:29-31, and the Great Commission given to the disciples by Jesus upon His ascension to the right hand of the Majesty on High. Matthew 28:18-20
The Great Commandments:
Jesus answered, "The foremost is, ‘Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these." Mark 12:29-31
The Great Commission:
"All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen." Matthew 28:18-20\
Why Home Church?
Home Church provides a simple and wonderful alternative to attending traditional church. The churches in the New Testament were home churches. Throughout the centuries, many people have met in homes. There are millions of people having church in homes today, but you rarely hear of them because they are not advertised or high profile. There are many reasons to have church in homes. Here are a few of the primary reasons:
1. Home Church is Biblical.
2. The essence of Christianity is easily accomplished in simple and uncomplicated settings.
3. Group participation with all people functioning should be the primary dynamic of any church meeting (1 Cor. Chapter 14), This is the backbone of the home church setting.
4. Connecting with others and developing meaningful relationships is easily accomplished in a home church atmosphere.
5. "Being the church" and sharing life together in community with others, instead of just attending a meeting, is the desire and purpose of most people who home church.
The challenge to people who want to participate in home church is to be able to "undo" what they’ve been taught church is really all about. Prayer, worship, reading scripture, outreach, encouraging one another, and sharing life together in real and meaningful ways are all part of the home church experience.
Home Church is provided to help those who are wanting more out of church life and more out of Christianity. We have our service in the afternoon, so you can still attend traditional church.
Research has shown that older members are drawn to home churches because they are devout Christians who desire deeper, more intense relationships with God and other church members. Younger members who are drawn to home churches are those who are interested in faith and spirituality but uncomfortable with traditional forms of church.
The church represented in the New Testament is a Home Church,
a biblical church.
Christians who meet together in homes usually do so because of a desire to return to early Church style meetings as found in the New Testament. The New Testament shows that the early Christian church exhibited a richness of fellowship and interactive practice that is typically not the case in conventional denominations. They believe that Christians walked closely with each other and shared their lives in Christ together. Others believe that the early church met in homes due to persecution, and home meetings were the most viable option to the early adopters of Christianity.
What is Home Church?
To put it very simply, we are Christians seeking to BE the church, instead of just attending a church meeting only.
We are made up of Christian families who are wanting to meet around the Lord in simple, New Testament ways.
What We Are About? We are about Jesus!
And we desire to follow the New Testament example.
So, rather than church being:
1. A service or event I attend
2. A denomination or organization I become a member of
3. A program I fit into and help build
The New Testament example tells us that church is:
1. A way of life (sharing life together focused on Christ)
2. A simple community of faith (a spiritual family that gathers with full participation)
3. Natural and organic leadership that is not controlling or running things, but is loosely facilitating.
We Are Not About Money
The early Christians we read about in the New Testament didn’t need money to be the church. They didn’t need expensive buildings to meet in and they didn’t need a paid staff.
Where and How Do We Meet?
We primarily meet in a home. The churches in the New Testament met in homes. There are millions of people having church in homes today, but you rarely hear of them because they are not usually advertised or very high profile.
There are many reasons to have church in homes. Here are a few of the primary reasons:
1. Meeting in homes is Biblical.
2. The essence of Christianity is easily accomplished in simple and uncomplicated settings.
3. Group participation with all people having the opportunity to contribute to the meeting time if they want to should be the primary dynamic of any church meeting (1 Cor. Chapter 14),
4. Connecting with others and developing meaningful relationships is easily accomplished in a "living room atmosphere."
This is not a church, it is a part of The Church,
just one part of the much larger Body of Christ.
And it is so good.
I wonder, how many others are tired?
How many others think worship is just a song you sing?
How many others need to leave their fancy clothes behind and just come as they are?
As I wonder, I am still so grateful because I am here, and I needed church
Just as so many do, to give up the obligation of duty
And just to come, experience Jesus, experience His Body, The Church.
The Home Church is a biblical church
Churches that meet in homes are booming around the world. No wonder! They fill a
room and then grow by starting another similar church.
They are simple to begin and to function. They never have to worry about buildings,
politics, salaries, maintenance, or complicated organizations.
And anyone can do it. We are!!
You can, too.
Romans 1:26-28 says, "Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error. Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done."
Jude 1:7-8 says, "In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire. In the very same way, on the strength of their dreams these ungodly people pollute their own bodies, reject authority and heap abuse on celestial beings."
1st Timothy 1:8-11 says, "We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine that conforms to the gospel concerning the glory of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me."
Mark 10:6-9 says, "for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine that conforms to the gospel concerning the glory of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me."
1st Corinthians 6:9-11 says, "Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God."
Leviticus 18:22, "‘Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable." 1st Corinthians 6:17-20 says, "But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit. Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies."
Homosexuality in itself is detestable, a sin, and we should flee from it.
Do you know the requirements of a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
God calls many, but few answer, Is He calling you?
God's minister are motivated and moved by a four-fold cord:
1. The Greatness of God (Isaiah 6:1)
2. The Grace of God (Isaiah 6:7)
3. The Groaning of God (Isaiah 6:8)
4. They Grow In Godliness
characteristics of God's preacher...
The preacher is identified as being with Christ: Mark 3:14
The preacher battles against the need for self-preservation: Philippians 1:21
The preacher is yielded to the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit: Ephesians 5:18
The preacher is not a secondary emphasis follower: Gal. 2:20
The preacher acts decently and orderly: 1 Cor.14:40
The preacher disdains confidence in the flesh: Phil 3:3
The preacher is preoccupied with a biblical vision: 1 Cor 2:2
The preacher is mission minded: 2 Cor. 10:16
The preacher communicates the truth in love: Eph 4:15
The preacher is able to teach others to teach others: 2 Tim 2:2
The preacher perpetually studies God's Word: 2 Tim 2:15
The faithful preacher loves God with all their heart, and it shows.
1 Tim 3:6
1 Cor. 9:16
1 Corinthians. 14:1,4
1 Corinthians. 12:8
Letter to America
I think I am blessed to of grown up in a time when everyone was my friend,
We all knew of God and right & wrong.
and we trusted our neighbors
We were taught to respect our country and to love each other.
This is not how life is today in America.
Now we fight with our neighbors, violence on TV and in our games
Even our courts and politics do not respect anyone
Most seem to live their lives as if only they matter,
and think they should be able to hurt anyone who disagrees with them
We have a culture of hate.
For me the shooting in Charleston, open my eyes
A church that I as a White Pastor knew as a friendly black church in the heart of town,
which always invited everyone.
This is when I realized, I had a responsibility to the people I would speak with.
So I purchased the 1st gun I have had in many years.
Now there is another shooting at a church in Texas. My heart breaks for them, and brings up the feelings from the shooting in Charleston.
Murderer, Devin Patrick Kelly, 26 atheist connected to many atheist sites,
, and terrorist group, Antifa goes into First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas
and murders at least 26 people and injured at least 20 others on Nov 5, 2017
He posted a picture of an assault rifle online on Oct 29
KKK, Antifa, Nazis, Totalitarians, Marxist-Democrats, Commies, Maoists, exc., they are all the same. Anybody on a hate group or a hate group page should be on a watch list
Every Church and Minister needs to have a plan to protect their people.
For me, I grew up with guns, I served in the military. I am a good shot, and I go to the range, so that I know I am always prepared. When I speak to a group, they have their back to the door, and most of the time, I am facing the door. For me, the best choice is for me to be prepared, although I prefer to know there are others in the church who carry concealed.
And it is not just the church. I think anybody who is responsible for another person's life,
needs to have a plan of what to do, till the police get there.
We need laws to protect people who protect each other, and we need laws to make it easy to report somebody who shows signs of POSSIBLE Violence. When somebody starts smashing things, or saying they or someone else should hurt somebody.
I do not think they should have a charge put on their record, but should at least be kept locked up for 24 hrs, and to be interviewed to be found safe before releasing them, or maybe an ankle brace for a week or two that makes sure they stay away from an area they made threats about.
If I shot off my mouth about hurting somebody, I think I would know it was my fault when I ended up locked up .
Let's be clear. as an American I think every person legally in the USA, who follows our American Laws and Culture should have the same Rights and Responsibilities, as anyone else. That goes for Male or Female of any color, regardless who or what they have sex with. I think our government should 1st take care of those who served this country, then they need to take care of the American Citizen. Then, and only then if they have extra money, NOT from the people, they can then spend it on things Not American.
As a Follower of my Lord Jesus Christ, I understand that not all want to be saved . . and God has given them that right. However knowing the life changing decision of accepting Jesus Christ as Lord, I think everyone needs to find a Christian Fellowship so they understand what they are turning down.
Most Christian Churches are great, although there are some that have been judgemental.
If you attend one like that, just find another church.
I wish everyone many blessings, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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