“‘Irrevocably Redefining Marriage’: Episcopal Church Deletes the Words ‘Husband’ and ‘Wife’ From Marriage Liturgy” by Will Maule. (link below)
My Note: You can’t make okay what God says is abominable. Making a mockery of marriage is no small evil and won’t go unpunished by God, be sure of that. All such moves to redefine marriage don’t make it magically right or ok, it just conjures a travesty, a fake, a gross thing that pretends to be like the original. Dusturbing times.
Wishing everyone a happy Christmas Eve and a merry Christmas.
God bless you all.
Come to Christ, He’s the Way, the Truth, the Life.
Glory to God for the Incarnation.
С Рождеством Христовым поздравляю.
Praise God for His Son Jesus Christ.
My note: As soon as the “Nashville Statement” started shining as a light for the world to see, the compromisers, lukewarm, and cultural conformists and appeasers made their own lukewarm stew to contradict and attack the “Nashville Statement”.
Not surprising, really.
As soon as God moves the hearts of His people to spread truth powerfully and clearly, Satan puts useful idiots to work opposing and attacking the teachings of the Bible and especially truth and clarity.
Satan wants people (especially Christians) to be stupid, blind, confused, especially on important issues of the day and where God speaks clearly.
“Spirit of the age, thy name is confusion.” … My additional comment:
There’s no such thing as pro-LGBT Christians, they’re just lukewarm compromisers, cultural conformists and appeasers, people-pleasers who love to support sins and pretend they’re still serving God. Sad, deceived, politically correct, confused people. What they’re doing isn’t showing love.
By their own words they show that they’re going against the Bible and God, they contradict God and His Word and they make up stupid ideas about Him, slandering His holiness and make Him look like a hypocrite.
They think they’re presenting God’s view or side of it? They’re really not, their words are lies, they’ve been listening to the devil and the world too long.
. . . “Pro-LGBT Christians Take Aim at Bible-Based Nashville Statement” by JESSILYN JUSTICE. https://www.charismanews.com/us/67106-pro-lgbt-christians-take-aim-at-bible-based-nashville-statement
My note: Nothing says “faux-college full of spineless idiots” like making up more so-called ‘microaggressions’. It’s almost as if using ‘cisgendered’ is now considered an insult to use against those who are sane and not prone to poisonous confusion. It’s like political correctness on drugs, like really bad drugs that mess up the brain permanently. ‘Ridiculous’ is almost an understatement.
My note: The pseudo-Christian cult of Jehovah’s Witnesses believes and teaches things that obviously contradict the Bible, things that one could believe only if they butcher Scripture and reinterpret texts to appear to support the cult’s teaching.
Just looking at the short list of 30 things JWs believe it’s obvious you can’t call their beliefs as those conforming to orthodox Christianity.
You’d have to be intentionally dishonest to claim that JWs believe basically the same thing Protestant Christians do, because they really don’t.
Don’t let them fool you into believing their main teachings for they contradict the Bible and the fundamental Christian doctrines.
Note on the book”My Heart, My Life, My All” by William MacDonald :
This is a great book that talks about the importance of commitment to God; what it means to surrender to God; what a living sacrifice is; how we can live as a living sacrifice to the Lord; how we can give God our heart, our life, our all.
It calls us to look at the greatest sacrifice made for people by the Son of God, by God Incarnate, who died on the cross for all sinners and so by God’s grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ sinful people can be saved from sin, from Hell, from the wrath of God and His righteous judgment upon rebellious sinners who refuse to live for God, much less praise Him or obey His will, and even much less look to Christ for salvation.
We can sometimes forget or even take for granted the great price Christ paid to ransom sinners. We can get distracted by the cares of this life and the things the world throws before our eyes to take our focus off Christ and obedience to God’s will.
We need to daily return to the Cross upon which the King of Glory died for the sinful human race and ponder and contemplate the cost of salvation; yes, it’s a gift, it’s free, but it wasn’t cheap, it cost the Son of God His life.
Being saved by Christ means we are His, He bought us back from slavery, from bondage, He ransomed us, He paid the price with His own blood, that means we are His and we should present ourselves as a living sacrifice to Him not just one time but every day because there is still a war of spirit against flesh taking place daily so we must daily recommit our lives and heart to God, we must return to the Cross daily and die there to our pride, selfishness, to our self will, to all that is not of God, to all that keeps us from wholeheartedly serving and obeying God.
I haven’t given away the contents of the whole book; there’s still plenty I haven’t mentioned, so there’s much left unsaid about this book.
If you’re one who’s interested in the topic of commitment to God or you know little to nothing about the practical part of surrender and commitment to God, you should really read this book.
If you’re struggling with commitment to God and like many have been making excuses for not giving your heart, your life, your all to God, I recommend you read this book; it will be insightful, helpful, it will give you needed solutions to your struggles, the common struggles we all face as it has to do with commitment and surrender to God and obedience to His will.
“A Note on Children’s Reading” by me. When it comes to what children read, it shouldn’t be just about getting children/tweens/teens to read, no matter what a book’s about, it’s about getting children to read good books, books that teach about objective morals/values/ethics, purpose in life, courage/bravery/valor, through the medium of fiction or fantasy in written form, to influence the new generation in a positive way, not to just write a story where the characters do what feels right to them at some moment but to do what’s right even when there’s a high cost to self involved, to teach about love that Christ spoke of in John 15:13 as well as love between an and woman, parents and children, real love and not lust or selfishness pretending to be love. These are the things that should be praised in a story, what the main and secondary characters should be an example of, they should follow objective moral standards and not moral relativism, and even if they are treated wrong when they do right, the lesson must be that doing good, doing the right thing is more important than trying to escape pain when doing good. Such books have a lasting impact on the minds and hearts of a new generation, for they teach and encourage following objective morality, not doing ‘what feels right’ one moment but may change the next. Expedience leads down a dark road and leaves behind many ruined relationships and is a practice of unstable living. All children deserve to be taught truth and not lies, virtues and not vices, love and not selfishness, righteousness and not unrighteousness. Fantasy/fiction books without these things fall short of being good for children and are lacking in key aspects of good fantasy/fiction literature, and while they may entertain children for a little while, they serve no greater purpose, or rather, no good lasing purpose in positively shaping the child’s thinking concerning the important things in life. Therefore, parents who just give their children any book they find that may look like something the child will read aren’t being prudent, they’re not being discerning, they’re not wisely choosing what their kids read, they most often pretty much exclude themselves from the process of book-selecting, that is, they tell their child that they should read whatever they find interesting even if it’s not recommended for their age, this isn’t all parents but enough to be a problem that requires attention. To be so careless in allowing your own children to read whatever as long as they keep reading is not wise parenting, obviously. More thought must be put into this process. Christian parents should lovingly and discerningly give their children books which they themselves have read or at least read reviews about and found it to be a book that can have a positive influence upon the child, teach something, encourage virtues, present to the child not just a fun story that doesn’t have really any purpose other than entertainment. This sort of filtering process isn’t some arbitrary method of restricting the child’s choices to only what the parent approves, though it may seem like it to some. This is simple reasonable Christian parenting, protecting their child from things which clearly teach and propagate things contrary to Christianity, moral objectivity, laudable actions, virtues, qualities worth imitating, lessons worth learning. This is my opinion on the matter, but it’s not one I’ve made up subjectively, it’s one that corresponds to a reasonable Christian view shared by plenty, and one that reflects what I’ve learned on this important matter over the years. I’m not a parent but one need not be one to hold views which are sound and are held by many parents who have learned how to wisely guide their children in the experience of reading books. These views may not be held by all those who may read them but I thought I’d share my opinions, my thoughts, which reflect others’ views also which I agree with, specifically a Christian view of reading choices that should allowed by and encouraged for children/tweens/teens to choose.