Today you will get to see the feisty side of me. Are you ready?
Peer pressure can be a deadly thing. It does not just affect our children in grade schools or our young adults in college. It affects older adults in every aspect of life; the social arena, the political and even spiritual arena.
Peer pressure is everywhere!
I am amazed at how many people are succumbing to the idea of legalizing gay marriages and how few Christians are making radical stands for the God we serve and the Bible we claim to read daily.
Our political and yes, some of our religious leaders are altering their stand for the sake of what? Peace? Acceptance? Popularity? Votes?
What and who are they afraid of? Why are people afraid to admit that they still uphold God’s word and will not waiver concerning homosexuality in our society?
And in case you think I am being too harsh or judgmental regarding this current issue. . . I was touched by this lifestyle and lived it hypocritically for many years until I began searching for the truth and ran right into the arms of Jesus who radically changed my life, forever.
So today, I am not biased, just persuaded that the word of God is the only authority in our universe and any law, ruling or government outside of God will cause this nation to utterly fall.
Proverbs 14:13 says, “Righteousness exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” Reproach means to bring shame or disgrace upon.
I want to share some interesting excerpts and quotes.
ONE: “The Christian homosexual position when carefully examined can be exposed for what it is at its very core: an attack upon the integrity, sufficiency, and authority of Scripture, which for the Christian church is an attack upon the very nature of our Holy God.” -Issues in Sexual Ethics, United Church of Christ, 1979
TWO: “I firmly believe that we cannot tolerate discrimination against any individuals or groups in our country. I appreciate so much your encouraging me to help change attitudes.” -Former First Lady Barbara Bush, 1990 letter to the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
THREE: “So there you have it. This ecclesiastical phoenix rising from the ashes of Sodom. It cannot, will not be ignored. The heterosexual Christian is now forced to declare himself and reaffirm or disregard his beliefs about what the Scriptures teach.” -Paul Morris, Ph.D., “Shadow of Sodom”
FOUR: “Nobody sat down and conspired to create the problems our society faces. They were simply allowed to happen.” -Rabbi Daniel Lapin
FIVE: “The church must be reminded that it is not the master or servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state.” -Martin Luther King
SIX: “I support it personally and as a matter of policy and law, embedded in a broader effort to advance equality and opportunity for LGBT Americans and all Americans.” Hilary Rodham Clinton 2013
So in light of Proposition 8, societal and political viewpoints and the conviction of the Christian church, what do you think? Is it right, legal, lawful, permissible, acceptable and honorable in the sight of God for 2 people of the same sex to get married? Is it?
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