I Held Hands with a Man

I Held Hands with a Man

Yesterday I published three articles all pertaining to homosexuality in America.

  1. The first dealt with the lead singer of Jars of Clay and his foolish comments on gay marriage.
  2. The second was a video from a man who’s attracted to men and his admonition to Christians.
  3. The third was the fulfillment of a prediction concerning the diversification of “alternative lifestyles” in our culture.

I’ve posted such things before and have been veritably crucified on social media for it.

I’ve been called a homophobe, hater, intolerant jerk . . . and plenty of other more colorful variations.

But is that true?

Am I afraid of homosexuals? Do I hate them?

I believe this article will answer those questions permanently. Continue reading “I Held Hands with a Man”

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Um. I told you so.

I and a score of Bible-believing Christians predicted that homosexual marriage would not be the last variant-lifestyle to seek “equality.” Gay advocates have blasted us for saying it, but we’ve said it nonetheless.

We also predicted that these varieties would rush in on America with such vigor that even the pro-gay community would be surprised.

Well. Um. I told you so.

  1. Eagle Rising gives us a glimpse into what they call “The New America” here where three lesbians have gotten married to each other and are expecting a baby. In the video, the benefits of “poly-fidelity” are paraded.
  2. The Northern Colorado Gazette is one of many periodicals to report that in light of the “alternative lifestyle” redefinition – pushed, kicked, and beaten through by the homosexual community – pedophiles are stepping out and garnering psychological “proof” that they too are just another “alternative lifestyle” deserving of inclusion. Read here what’s happening in American, and don’t be surprised to find out it’s happening all over the world (Iraq, Europe – According to Putin).
  3. And these are just two examples of the multitude of groups pushing for their aberrant lifestyles.

Come on, folks. We told you this would happen. More importantly, God told you this would happen.

Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. 25 For they exchanged the truth of 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 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, 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; 32 and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.” Romans 1:24-32

 

“The Shattering of Jars of Clay” – Michael Brown

Shattering of Jars of Clay

I applaud you Mr. Brown.

You said what needed to be said in very clean, concise language.

For me, the bumpy-spot in my ergonomic wrist-support is the fact that lead singer of a very well-known Christian rock group is the one renaming sin.

My mom always told me, “Stupid people do stupid things; don’t let it surprise you.” I expect the world to embrace sin and throw out God’s prescription for life . . . but I always look on in awe when I see professing Christians (and veritably iconic ones at that) calling right what God calls wrong!

I know. I shouldn’t be surprised.

It’s a scary thing to watch, though, because I cannot help but realize that the following verse was written in prophecy of Mr. Dan Haseltine and those like him:

“[Jesus] said to His disciples, ‘It is inevitable that stumbling blocks come, but woe to him through whom they come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he would cause one of these little ones to stumble.” Luke 17:1-2

Read “The Shattering of Jars of Clay” by Michael Brown here.

“To My Gay Angry Friend” – Joe Dallas

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In the midst of name calling, chikin dinners, protesters, politicians, waffle fries, and media hype, Joe Dallas has written a beautifully sympathetic letter to a Chick-fil-A protester. In his article he speaks freely of the conversation he wished he could have with the “calm, angry and unfazed” beacon of the gay cause.

What I like most about this letter is he got it right! Mr. Dallas writes,

So put yourself in our shoes. If the owner of a restaurant chain said he favored same sex marriage, and in response a city councilman and two mayors of major metropolitan cities committed themselves to shutting his business down, how would you feel? Wouldn’t you be inclined to say that, wherever a business owner stands on homosexuality, city and state officials have no right trying to shut him down? Wouldn’t you feel you’d just time- warped into some totalitarian regime where the wrong words or beliefs could bring you ruin?

“So would we. I don’t think we turned out by the thousands to support Chick-fil-A just because of its owner’s positions, but because elected officials tried to punish him for those positions. That’s more than disagreement; it smacks of government intrusion. And believe me, if government officials try to shut a business down because of its pro-gay position, I’ll be there for them, too.”

His observations are spot-on and Christ-honoring.

Listen, folks. There are many Christians who are saying that true God-lovers wouldn’t have participated in supporting Chick-fil-A. I disagree with that statement on multiple levels for multiple reasons, but for now all I want to do is agree whole-heartedly with Mr. Dallas. This demonstration was right and good in God’s eyes as long as God’s children did it for the right reasons in the right way.

Thank you, Joe Dallas, for putting it so lovingly.

Westboro Baptist Church Lies About God

“God hates Jews.”

“Fags are beasts.”

“America is doomed.”

These love-inspired quotes are par for the course for many of the members of Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas. These types of sentiments are widely published by this congregation at every possible opportunity. In fact, their church web address is http://www.godhatesfags.com. How sweet.

Well, they’re at it again. This time the gracious people of WBC will be picketing the Aurora, CO memorial service. They believe that shootings like the one that took place last week are a sign that God hates Aurora and is judging it.

I originally found the story here. But there are so many things to be said about this situation that I believe their new picket is probably the least on my mind.

What do you call a church that lies about God? What does God have to say about people who twist his words? What does God really say about the above issues?

As I attempt to Take Back the Bible from Westboro, I would like to share just a few passages. Please feel free to read these verses within their broader context. The first two points deal directly with the consequences of their lies concerning God, and the second two address two of their propaganda statements.

1. It is the unstable and the untaught who distort God’s Word, and they do so to their own destruction.

II Peter 3:10 “Speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction. 17  You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness, 18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

2. Christ says it would be better for a person to have never lived than for them to lead people away into falsehood.

Luke 17:1 “It is inevitable that stumbling blocks come, but woe to him through whom they come! 2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he would cause one of these little ones to stumble.  3 Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. 4 And if he sins against you seven times a day, and returns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ forgive him.”

3. God does not hate jews.

Romans 11:1 “I say then, God has not rejected His people, has He? May it never be! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.  2 God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says in the passage about Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel? 3  “Lord, they have killed Your prophets, they have torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they are seeking my life.” 4  But what is the divine response to him? “I have kept for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”  5   In the same way then, there has also come to be at the present time a remnant according to God’s gracious choice.

4. God does not hate homosexuals.

John 3:16-17 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.  17  “For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.”