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To: SeekAndFind
If one were to follow Vines' logic, that calling homosexuality a sin marginalizes homosexuals, then the church would have to approve of all things that the Bible calls sin "lest we marginalize any segment of society," Lenow noted.

"This would, in effect, eliminate sin from Scripture and eliminate our need for a Savior. By doing so, we would eliminate the church and Christianity."

And that, ladies and germs, IS the real goal behind such unabashed rationalizations and justifications for what Scripture clearly labels as SIN. The devil's operational mode has always been to countermand God's plan. Why should we be surprised when he pulls yet another trick out of his hat? Vines is not nearly as objective as he thinks he is nor is he being at all honest with others OR himself.

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap. (Galatians 6:7)

But you have planted wickedness, you have reaped evil, you have eaten the fruit of deception. (Hosea 10:13)

38 posted on 10/01/2012 10:51:22 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: boatbums

If he really wanted to address his temptation, he should first start on steady ground, studying more basic Bible doctrines, then after firming up a relationship with God, let God guide him through adversity.

Instead he has sought to take God’s Provision and reinterpret it by his own carnal mind, only proving a carnal reasoning to himself independent of God the Holy Spirit, thereby scarring his soul even more deeply.

It will be more difficult for him to approach God as though he were a babe, to begin a sanctifying process worked by God and not himself.


40 posted on 10/02/2012 2:45:20 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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