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Gay Marriage – some theological considerations
New York Daily Sun ^
| Kurt Jones
Posted on 01/15/2013 2:55:10 AM PST by obsnob
The ongoing debate about gay marriage is an ongoing one that places the churchs theology in an apparently direct confrontation with modern liberal society. In the US, gay marriage has been legalized in some states and the UK is currently going through political discussions in Westminster as old-hand Tories (and thats how they largely seem in this situation) argue against the senior members of their parties (and most members of the other parties) who suggest that it should be legalized in an opt-in manner such that opposing churches arent obliged to hold the services.
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KEYWORDS: gaymarriage; homosexalagenda
posted on 01/15/2013 2:55:26 AM PST
There is no such thing as allowing “an opt-in manner such that opposing churches arent obliged to hold the services”.
The upshot is, that either the specific denomination MUST accept the validity of same-sex marriage, or that institution will be forced into a marginal position and declared a “cult”, just like the Scientologists are treated in Germany.
Of course, there is also the concept in European countries, that the various churches are subject to government overview, and whichever religion a person claims to be a member of, part of that person’s gross income is assessed as a tax and turned over to the church for which they are declared members.
Huge disincentive to declare yourself to be a member of any recognized church. And one of the reasons that so many European countries have become “post-Christian”.
As one might suspect, Islam is not subject to these strictures and limitations. This has contributed greatly to their growth and spread among the post-Christians.
posted on 01/15/2013 3:31:23 AM PST
(Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
Those who support homosexuals are against
our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ.
These anti Christ people only bring destruction on us ALL.
I have NO sympathy
Homosexuality is a "Mark"
Someone once asked
"Why are they [homosexuals] all so angry?"
The answer is in the definition of "REPROBATE
rep·ro·bate \ˈre-prə-ˌbāt\ a. [L. reprobatus, reprobo, to disallow; re and probo, to prove.]
- 1. Not enduring proof or trial; not of standard purity or fineness; disallowed; rejected.
Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the Lord hath rejected them. Jer. 6.
- 2. Abandoned in sin; lost to virtue or grace.
They profess that they know God, but in works deny him, being abominable and disobedient, and to every good work reprobate. Titus 1.
- 3. Abandoned to error, or in apostasy. 2Tim. 3.
And the reason"why"
is given in the Bible
God has a cure for homosexuals
But will we OBEY our Heavenly Father?
posted on 01/15/2013 3:43:11 AM PST
(It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
The only theological considertion necessary on “gay marriage” is that there ain’t no such thing.
There is no “right to marry”.
Marriage is historically an obligation undertaken by two people prior to engaging in activities that might be reasonably expected to yield offspring, for the purpose of creating an environment most likely to allow said offspring to survive to become productive adults.
Towards that end, there are plenty of restrictions placed on who can marry: you can’t marry someone closely related to you, you can’t marry (in most civiliztions) anyone if you’re already married, you can’t marry if you have a “loathsome social disease”, and so on.
Since two people of the same sex cannot do anything that might yield offspring, there is no need for them to “marry”.
If the position taken is that “any two people who love each other have a right to marry”, since I love my mother and she loves me, does that mean I have the right to marry her? If not, why not?
posted on 01/15/2013 4:33:10 AM PST
(The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
If it's homosexuality like BrokeBack Mountain, it is Adultery as in "THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY".
If it is outside of Holy Matrimony, it is Fornication as in "But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becomes saints" Ephesians 5:3.
Have you noticed a lack of Preaching on both these subjects lately?
posted on 01/15/2013 5:33:09 AM PST
We need to look at this great outburst of Homosexuals insisting on marriage for what it really is.
It is an attack on Faith. An attack against God.
They mean to destroy all Faiths and Church’s. When that happens the Government becomes the deity.
posted on 01/15/2013 5:38:08 AM PST
It reminds me
For when for the time ye ought to be teachers,
ye have need that one teach you againand are become such as have need of milk,For every one that useth milk
which be the first principles of the oracles of God;
is unskilful in the word of righteousness:
But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age,
even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised
to discern both good and evil.
I read a great article by Sheriff Jim R. Schwiesow, Ret. written February 4, 2011 from "NewsWithViews.com"
and here's part of it.
COMPROMISE A DIRTY WORD
Compromise is defined as:
A middle way between two extremes
If this is a literally correct definition, and I believe that it is,
what then are we to do when the two extremes at the opposite ends of the plane are
that which is moral Is it possible that a righteous compromise can be accomplished
and that which is immoral?
when such a compromise, by the very definition of the word, must contain the elements of an extreme that is in and of itself evil or wicked ?
Compromise is as old as humanity;
compromise began as a human endeavor to attempt to escape the penalty for the transgression of Gods laws Compromise is mans way
and to mitigate or contravene the absoluteness of Gods word.
to lessen the seriousness of disobedience to immutable laws and dictums, No good thing comes from compromise.
or to excuse or condone such disobedience altogether.
Mans accommodation of transgressions by compromise is not a defense for iniquitous acts in the eyes of God.
Compromise is the devils invention;
God who is perfect in every way will not be conciliated by the conditions of a compromise.
Compromise was introduced into the lives of men in the Garden of Eden by that serpent of old, Satan,
and will remain with men until the Lord Jesus Christ brings this world to an end - which He will inevitable do - and establishes His Kingdom.
THE FRUITS OF COMPROMISE
Most people have come to believe
that compromise is a useful tool If one examines that belief closely it soon becomes apparent that
and that the negotiations thereof have brought about good things and useful policies.
there are no useful results that accrue to negotiated compromise on any level.In fact most often
compromise actually breeds dissention and strife,In short compromise feeds upon itself and eats up that which is just and right in the process.
which in turn leads to more compromise.
To live in a world of compromise is to live in a world without absolutes,
and yet we know that the entire universe as well as the lives of men are managed, controlled, and kept within irrevocable bounds by the absolutes established by Almighty God.
We violate those bounds, via compromise of any kind, at our peril.
Political negotiations (compromise) in regard
to the step down from the safeguarding of the sanctity of life - has enabled an American medical assassination machine
and from the immutable right granted by God to be defended against being murdered -
as set forth in the sixth commandment
that has claimed nearly double the number of lives of the combined number of military and civilian deaths attributable to World War II.
The killing of innocent babies has reached record heights.
The lives of twenty-four percent of all unborn babies are delivered into the hands of the serial killers of the medical community. This conspiracy to commit murder,
A baby is murdered every twelve seconds,
and it is estimated that in this country alone there have been ninety-two million living beating hearts stilled by the bloody hands of the legal abortionists.
this aiding and abetting of murder,has been wrought by a politically mediated compromise between
this disconnect between the forbidden pre-meditated murder of living adults and the sanctioned pre-meditated murder of living babies
those who claim the right to murder babiesAnd there is more.
and those who know Gods absolute prohibition of murder.
compromise on morality resulted in the condoning of, and an exponential increase in, the filthy - God condemned - practice of sodomy and promiscuous sex.
For every compromise of Gods word a penalty is exacted.
Aids rapidly achieved endemic proportions, first in the United States and then in the rest world.
We were told that Aids was a disease of monkeys that had migrated to men.
The inventiveness of the scientific community and the political apologizers who defend such appalling and execrable behavior
often find fertile ground in the credulous minds of a spiritually deprived people.
Im not done.
POLITICAL COMPROMISE CONTINUES TO DESTROY THE REPUBLIC
Today as never before in our history the dishonorable who control our social destiny via their political intrigues
subject the nation to a slow death by way of political compromise.
Compromise through ill-conceived trade agreements has destroyed domestic industry and extinguished millions of jobs.
Compromise on sound financial practices has destroyed the housing market, seriously damaged the economy and crippled small businesses.
Compromise on immigration has demolished the social structure, bankrupted state and local governments, critically imperiled national security and jeopardized the safety and well-being of the people.
And compromise on moral integrity has corrupted the youth, encouraged extreme vice and given license to social prurience.
THE BEGINNING OF THE END
In a recent article I wrote
that from this time forward The Lord has departed from a people that have departed from Him and prostituted themselves before heathen gods,
the people of this nation will not know a day of peace,
there will be no good news, each bad day will fade into another equally bad day,
and the black and ghostly apparitions of the former will blend with the grim and ghastly tidings of the new.
a people who will in the coming days loathe themselves for the evils that they have committed in all of their abominations.They will surely know that He is the Sovereign God who will carry out His word
to do evil unto them that defy His word and deny His Lordship over all of creation.
As I write this piece
the nation is seized by a 2,000 mile long arctic blast of an unprecedented magnitude; Truly the day of the Lord is at hand.
each season delivers devastation of Biblical proportions.
Tornadoes ravage, floods inundate, conflagrations gobble up thousands of acres of trees and foliage and lumbering mudslides follow in the wake of these,
hurricanes terrify the coasts, and hail, ice, and snow bring cities and towns to a standstill.
One who reads these words and does NOT understand or relate to that which has been written
can be thought to possess one or more of the following character deficiencies:
deep perversion, callous indifference, abysmal illiteracy, or appalling ignorance.
Believers in Gods word know
that ignorance of a secular kind is directly attributable to a lack of spiritual discernment.
Solomon gives a litany of dangers that await the man who lacks Spiritual discernment:
To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;
Who leave the paths of uprightness,
to walk in the ways of darkness;Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;
Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;
Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
None that go unto her return again,
neither take they hold of the paths of life.That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.
For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.
But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.
A modern translation:
"Wicked and perverse men are scattered like land mines across the paths of our lives.
Without discernment we will soon be following them into the dark of destruction.
The adulteress, every mans worse nightmare, will seduce those who cannot see past her beauty and promises.
Behind her attraction lies the steps that descend to hell.
No one who goes to her returns,
but how can anyone know this apart from God Himself telling us."
Read Compromise Is a Dirty Word for Club for Growth
posted on 01/15/2013 5:47:18 AM PST
(It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
To: Charles Henrickson
posted on 01/15/2013 6:28:43 AM PST
by Army Air Corps
(Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
A left-wing acquaintance of mine gleefully posted this on his Facebook page. This is the rationale with which we are dealing. I looked-up Jim Rigby and he is a regular on the Huffington Post and an "activist" pastor.
posted on 01/15/2013 7:29:11 AM PST
by Army Air Corps
(Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
IT;S NOT GAY, IT;S HOMOSEXUAL
they are not happy people they are poeple who like ot stick their penis into feces and think they should have special rights because of it.
Why don;t you piss off and get a clue about life and what made the country great you buffoon.
posted on 01/16/2013 7:26:56 AM PST
(Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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