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An Open Letter to Hollywood Regarding Ratings (And Morality)

Posted on November 9, 2017 in Sexuality by

But the straw that just might break this tired old camel’s back is your “moral outrage” over conservative values. For decades you have tried to shame people into abandoning their conservative moral positions. You have memorialized every immoral action under the sun and told us how “heroic” it is. Your talking heads have repeatedly blasted anyone disagreeing with your “moral outrage” while you actively end the careers of men and women brave enough to espouse a different view.

And you did this while keeping the secrets of sexual deviants and abusers.

Church Silence on Critical Moral Issues is Aiding Sin and Perverting the Gospel

Posted on November 4, 2015 in Public Policy, Religious Freedom by

I have long been an interested party in how the Gospel propels us into social involvement. The idea that as Christians we can stick our head in the sand and pretend everything is okay in our society seems both unbiblical and counter-intuitive to what Scripture teaches. That we should be active in helping “the least of these” and doing everything in our power to champion them seems obvious given the Bible’s teaching (see the book of James).

What I have come to realize is that many churches, pastors, and Christians are the least active, least involved (seemingly the least concerned) about matters that have come to be known as “social justice” issues. Whether this is due to such issues becoming highly politicized, or whether it is a result of poor theology is unclear. What is clear is that far too many Christians have little concern for anything that faintly smells political.

Please don’t misunderstand me. I’m not suggesting we all quit our jobs and run for political office. That calling must be clear as the person called to run for office will need every ounce of grace and strength God will grant. But as Christians we cannot sit on the sidelines and bemoan the state of our culture and society (politically or morally) while we do absolutely nothing. No one like a backseat driver or am armchair quarterback.

So while a few churches have taken any interest in the world outside their Bible-insulated walls, most have stayed content to meet each week to condemn society, gossip about sinful neighbors, and remain idle. This is lamentable at best. And I wish more churches would connect the Gospel to local and global action that reaches beyond week long mission trips. In fact, I firmly believe that if most churches became involved in “campaigning” for change in their communities we would see our society changed into something more in line with our theology.

But, to be honest, I am not optimistic or hopeful that this will happen.

Overwhelming: A Lack of Morality and Increase in Lawlessness in America

Posted on May 27, 2014 in Public Policy by

If you thought 9/11 was a big deal (and it was), what is happening in our world today is even bigger. The events taking place both here in the United States and around the world are changing the course for nations and citizens worldwide.

What is taking place is nothing short of a strategic campaign to overload the system and cause mass confusion that will eventually give more power to politicians and those in power. This is a deliberate tactic of liberals and progressives seeking to radically change the political and social landscape of America. When you overload the system – any system – all it takes is a little misinformation here a little disinformation there and viola new laws are passed, regulations added, taxes raised, and no one is the wiser.

But this is how it has to be. We have to pass laws in order to find out what’s in them. It’s worked so well with ObamaCare, why not do it again with gun laws, marriage laws, abortion laws, religious freedom laws, search and seizure laws, and any other laws liberals don’t like and want to change. As long as liberals can create a distraction big enough to keep America’s attention for a week or two they can hold late night meets in Congress and pass or change any laws they want.

High Profile Christians Continue Embracing Sin Because – Culture?

Posted on May 1, 2014 in Marriage by

When the average, every day Christian decides to support something the Bible clearly calls sin, no one cares. That’s because no one knows except the small circle that person influences. That’s not to say it isn’t a problem, but only that it’s not nearly as egregious an abuse of influence. But when a Christian singer or major book publisher decides to support those same unbiblical positions, things gets weightier.

In this case a major book publisher known for such authors as Kay Arthur and David Jeremiah has decided to publish a book supporting same-sex “marriage.” Add to that the recent revelation that Jars of Clay front man Dan Haseltine has decided to also support homosexual “marriage” and one has to wonder if these Christians understand the weight of their decisions.

First, a recent article reports:

“WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group is planning to release, through its liberal sister imprint Convergent Books, a manuscript paradoxically titled God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships…The book’s author, Matthew Vines, is a homosexual activist and Bible revisionist known for manipulating Christian terminology to advance the counter-Christian homosexualist agenda. Despite his frequent use of a Christian-like lexicon, Vines surprisingly admits to running an apostate enterprise that he calls The Reformation Project. An unabashed denier of Biblical teaching on sexual morality, Vines has publicly acknowledged that his goal is to ‘reform church teaching on sexual orientation and gender identity.’”

Really? Do we have to go through this again?

Yes, what the world needs now is another so-called “Christian” trying desperately to convince the evangelical world that the current and historical majority understanding of biblical sexuality is all wrong and his “enlightened” view is correct. Not only has every conservative evangelical scholar since recorded time – such as Paul, Augustine, Luther, Calvin, Wayne Grudem and Albert Mohler – been completely wrong in their life time of study regarding biblical sexuality. But, so has the majority of Christians throughout history that has affirmed the understanding that homosexual behavior is sin.

Shocking Viral Video: Baby Inside Amniotic Sack!

Posted on February 15, 2014 in Life by

The video below has gone viral as people around the world share it and view it. The discussions raised as a result are important as people question the morality and legality of abortion.

The video shows an unborn child approximately 20 weeks old, unborn, still in the mother’s amniotic sack. Speculation abounds as to why the child is in the amniotic sack outside the mother’s womb. Theory’s, such as this is the result of a miscarriage, or that the child was delivered as a result of a car accident abound. But the reality is that this is a human child.

As you watch the video you can see the child move when touched. Does that look like a “blob of tissue”? Are we really going to pretend that the lies from Planned Parenthood and abortion advocates that abortion does not kill a human being are true? Are we going to keep ignoring the greatest act of genocide in our nation’s history?

I don’t know who this child is or why I am seeing this video. But it is my hope and prayer that this video will spread far and wide and confront abortion advocates where they are. I hope this video sparks conversations and prompts a greater defense of the innocent unborn in our nation. If the video doesn’t appear automatically, please refresh your browser.

Without Morality Based Laws Sexual “Rights” Become Foundation of Society

Posted on February 13, 2014 in Marriage, Public Policy, Sexuality by

If morality is not absolute, based on something higher than society, culture, or opinion, it is only reasonable to assume that at some point laws will be based purely on the views of the people making the laws. The end result will be a shift in laws toward greater immorality rather than a shift towards morality. We can expect, then, not a redefinition of marriage, but a complete eradication of marriage altogether. As long as marriage exists, even in the minds and hearts of individuals, the perceived bigotry and discrimination the government likes to imagine will continue. The solution, then, according to the government and marriage redefinition allies, is to erase any meaning associated with marriage and family.

Can Christians Handle the “Tough Truths” Taught in the Bible?

Posted on December 18, 2013 in Sexuality by

Though the bishop’s statement is directed toward Catholics it could easily be aimed at people of every denomination. As culture swerves away from anything traditional or moral, doubt has crept into the minds and hearts of those who claim the name of Christ. It almost seems to be that same doubt used by Satan in the Garden of Eden to deceive Adam and Eve and cause them to sin. Satan caused Eve to doubt God’s words, and then to add to God’s words, and ultimately to ignore God’s words and do what she wanted.

The same pattern is taking place in our society today and yet it is a tactic as old as time itself. Christians are sitting in churches week after week skeptical of the words being taught. They wonder inwardly if the preacher knows what he is talking about and if that’s the “original meaning” of the text.

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