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Homosexual Born-Again Christians: They Do Exist!
The Christian Post ^ | December 16, 2013 | James R. Aist

Posted on 12/18/2013 3:01:35 PM PST by James R. Aist

We should all be aware that there are many people who name the name of Jesus but are not helping homosexual born-again Christians become who Christ really wants them to be. I will not belabor this point, but I will call out these "wolves in sheep's clothing" for what they are, based on what they are doing, regardless of how well-intentioned they may be. Firstly, there are those who seem to have only condemnation, and no compassion, for those who have turned out to be homosexual. They are quick to point out the sinfulness of homosexual behavior, but seem to ignore the fact that God loves homosexual people and wants them to repent and receive the good news just as much as He wants the rest of us to do so. Secondly, there are the purveyors of "gay theology", who tell homosexual people that God approves of homosexual sex and that it is not necessary for them to repent in order to spend their eternity in heaven (3). And thirdly, there are those who teach the "gay gospel", saying that, although God considers homosexual sex to be sinful, he does not require repentance in this case because His grace somehow gives homosexual people a dispensation, or exemption, that will enable them to spend their eternity in heaven despite their sinful lifestyle (4). Many of the homosexual, born-again Christians have believed these heresies and will, therefore, have to reject them in order to repent and become the men and women that God intended them to be all along.

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1 posted on 12/18/2013 3:01:36 PM PST by James R. Aist
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To: James R. Aist

“turned out to be homosexuals” ??

bias...


2 posted on 12/18/2013 3:04:55 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: James R. Aist
You may be surprised, so please read carefully and thoughtfully.

I might except for this:

(Excerpt) Read more at..

Post it here. No hits for you.

3 posted on 12/18/2013 3:06:54 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: James R. Aist

There are:

Alcoholic born again Christians
Adultery born again Christians
Thieves, murders and rapist who are born again Christians.

How do they differ from the majority of homosexual “Christians”. In a word - repentance. The changing of their thinking. They have called their former behavior sin and work to change their lives by not repeating that sin. The majority of homosexuals that I have met are UNREPENTANT. Further, they work to try and convince the rest of the world that they did not sin and thus suffer from the second sin of pride.


4 posted on 12/18/2013 3:08:11 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: James R. Aist

Homosexual is what a person DOES—not what a person IS. No one is born a pedophile. Are they? Neither is any one born homosexual.


5 posted on 12/18/2013 3:08:30 PM PST by Keli Kilohana (Editor, ZARR CHASM CHRONICAL [sic], Sore, WV)
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To: James R. Aist

God loves murderers as well, but His forgiveness is not license to continue their behavior either.


6 posted on 12/18/2013 3:08:49 PM PST by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: James R. Aist

Hard to have a lot of compassion for those who not only do not repent of their sins but are “proud” of them.


7 posted on 12/18/2013 3:10:03 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: James R. Aist

First, nobody has been ‘born again’ yet but Yeshua himself. That will happen for those that ‘endure to the end’ when the last trump sounds.

Second, the Mikva (baptisms) that begins by the grace of Yehova involves confession, repentance, and walkout to righteousness in Yeshua. Anyone that is still a homosexual has not had that experience in their life.

You might want to ask that this thread be deleted.


8 posted on 12/18/2013 3:15:53 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: James R. Aist

I have more compassion for homosexuals than I do for the pro-abortion folks, just my two cents. Fortunately, God did not send me to Earth to judge others but to love them and help them to repent.


9 posted on 12/18/2013 3:15:59 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: James R. Aist
Mark 7:18-23

18 And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;

19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?

20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.

21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:

23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

I post this scripture with one express purpose. Christ's primary purpose was not to change our outside actions, but to change our heart.

As this scripture points out, sin proceeds from the heart, so when you propose that someone who has homosexual desires is not sinning, you are not being scriptural. I'm sure your church has taught you that, but Christ has not.

II Cor. 5:17

17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

He came to give us power over our sin, and as Christ has shown, sin originates from the heart.

And as the Apostle Paul shows in Romans chapters 7 and 8, without Christ, we cannot help BUT sin(Chapter 7), but with Christ, after believing the Gospel and letting Christ forgive us and change us, there is no more condemnation for sin (because we are not sinning anymore)(Chapter 8)
10 posted on 12/18/2013 3:16:23 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: James R. Aist
They're perverts who MUST prey on "non homos" to propogate their numbers.

Russia got it right. We got it wrong.

11 posted on 12/18/2013 3:26:15 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: James R. Aist
This message is for everyone on the thread.

If a person is a homosexual, then turns to Christ but yet struggles with the sin, I got news for you they are indeed saved and they are going to heaven. When a person is truly saved their mind will change such that they do not accept their sins any longer (even though they might struggle with those sins even after believing).

The key is that the mind changes (metanoia in the Greek) the moment someone gets saved. God does not expect perfect obedience, if God did than there is no need of grace through the shed blood of Jesus Christ and we are all condemned, because we cannot meet the requirements of God's law on our own and by our own merit.

In other words the saved person will cry for mercy for their sins and not say the opposite which would be something along the lines of "God thinks my sins are OK".

12 posted on 12/18/2013 3:27:22 PM PST by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: James R. Aist

13 posted on 12/18/2013 3:27:28 PM PST by Bikkuri ( those would have been affected.)
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To: James R. Aist

born again and homosexual. repentance from sin. a new life in christ how can one be both. That is the problem with the church today the subjective before the objective. Christians cannot be homosexuals. In the whole of scripture God destroyed people whom committed this lifestyle. Sodom and Gomorrah - Notice Sodom the root of sinful relations with another person of the same sex.


14 posted on 12/18/2013 3:28:40 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: Keli Kilohana; James R. Aist
Much confusion results from the fact that the word "homosexual" CAN BE and IS used to refer both to a pattern of attraction (orientation) and a pattern of behavior (man-with-man fornication, sodomy.)

A person who experiences same-sex attraction even without acting out on it, can be called "homosexual" because he or she suffers from a psychosexual disorder, homosexuality. This disorder may pave the way to certain serious sins of thought, word or deed (like lustful fantasies, porn and masturbation, fornication, prostitution, perverse "marriage," etc.) but the disorder in itself is not a sin. Rather it's an unwilled tendency, comparable with a person with a tendency to irascibility and aggressiveness, or depression and suicidal ideation.

I would say that in contrast to the word "homosexual," which has a kind of clinical or diagnostic connotation, the word "gay" more strongly suggests deliberate attachment to a sinful lifestyle. "Gay" pairs with "pride".

Does that clarify things somewhat?

15 posted on 12/18/2013 3:32:29 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into Him who is the Head, into Christ.")
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To: James R. Aist

This needs better formatting. Even paragraph beaks would help.


16 posted on 12/18/2013 3:33:18 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into Him who is the Head, into Christ.")
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To: James R. Aist
"You may be surprised, so please read carefully and thoughtfully."

Why?


17 posted on 12/18/2013 3:35:11 PM PST by John 3_19-21 (Don't like Gramnesty? Support Lee Bright www.brightforsenate.com/)
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To: James R. Aist

I was prepared to rebut your article, however you mention that truly born again people (who were homosexuals or act like that) will eventually turn from their sins; this is correct.

It is the difference between those who have truly been born again (even though in their past they have been “homosexuals”) and those that claim to be Christians but live unrepentant homosexual lifestyles (these people cannot be saved-as we see their life, like it or not this is such a big part of a person’s life (their sexual nature) that we see their fruit is rotten (in the unrepentant/unsaved homosexual). Some people may pose as Christians, but they are truly not.

Some (Hopefully!) will get saved then the Holy Spirit will lead them out of this lifestyle and (God willing if it is His will) into a normal relationship with a person of the opposite sex!~

God Bless,
and Merry Christmas! I would refer back to Romans Chapter 1 as to the true cause of homosexuality (an idolatry of self, and more specially the sexual part of the self) that replaces God with a person’s self. Jesus of course restores a right relationship with a person and their sexual nature, which this “Rock” can then build healthy marriage and family relationships on!

“Such as were some of you” (1 Cor 6:11).

THANK GOD FOR HIS GRACE FOR THE HOMOSEXUAL SINNER (And the rest of us that sin in other ways and ALL deserve the 2nd Death)!


18 posted on 12/18/2013 3:35:51 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Do you still think people who celebrate Christmas are going to hell?


19 posted on 12/18/2013 3:38:13 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into Him who is the Head, into Christ.")
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To: ColdSteelTalon
If a person is a homosexual, then turns to Christ but yet struggles with the sin, I got news for you they are indeed saved and they are going to heaven. When a person is truly saved their mind will change such that they do not accept their sins any longer (even though they might struggle with those sins even after believing).

The Gospel does not match your understanding of what it means to be "Born Again".

This "Gospel" that you have accepted as truth, does not bring Victory over sin, but accepts sin in the believer's life. God, and Christ are not accepting of sin in the believer's life and it was for this express purpose that Christ died on the cross, to give us power over the sin in our lives, not just in our minds, but in our hearts as well.

The Gospel you preach is a dead Gospel, it is not a rejuvenating Gospel, the Gospel that the Apostle Paul preached where in Chapter 8 of Romans he states unequivocally that there is now NO MORE condemnation to those that are in Christ Jesus.

Condemnation, as Paul proves in Chapter 7 of Romans, comes from sin, if there is no more condemnation, then there is no more sin.

For further proof, read 1 John 2:1-10

1. My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

7 Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.

8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.

9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.

10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.

When we sin, we are no longer in fellowship with God or Christ as the Apostle John points out.

If we sin, we have an advocate, because as the bible states, God is married to the backslider, but don't let yourself believe that if you are sinning, you are still saved, you are not.
20 posted on 12/18/2013 3:40:41 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: James R. Aist

Don’t delete the thread. Looks like you have a discussion of sorts going. I guess that’s what Free Republic is all about.


21 posted on 12/18/2013 3:41:38 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into Him who is the Head, into Christ.")
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To: James R. Aist

The born again homosexuals should read Romans1:27-29.That should make the hair stand up on the back of their necks.


22 posted on 12/18/2013 3:43:26 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: James R. Aist

Thanks for a very well-reasoned and insightful post. You are a brave soul to post a link to it here as there are many who are utterly convinced that same sex attraction is, in and of itself, tantamount to the unpardonable sin (second only to posting a link to one’s blog) while remaining blind to the true nature of their own condemning spirit and hatred for anyone who disagrees with them or their political or theological ideologies in even the slightest iota. Of course, like all believers they are subject Philippians 1:6. They, along with the rest of us, can be assured that God, who began the good work in them, will continue that work until it is finished.

Among my friends and relatives are a number of people who are both Christian and have struggled with same sex attraction. Their perseverance is a marvel to me and a genuine testimony to the power of God. I imagine that if God were to somehow ran out of room in heaven, my friends would be more likely to have a place than I would.


23 posted on 12/18/2013 4:00:15 PM PST by newheart (The worst thing the Left ever did was to convince the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Farmer Dean

All people want to hear today is that God is love. Yes, He is and because of His love -he sent His only Son to take our punishment for sins upon the cross. However, Jesus talked more about hell in the NT than He did heaven. God is slow to anger - but from studying His true nature within the Scriptures - I sure wouldn’t want Him angry at me. People misinterpret His love to imply that He accepts everything we do and that there are no consequences for our actions.


24 posted on 12/18/2013 4:03:23 PM PST by Catsrus (A)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Mrs. Don-O,

I would like to ask you a serious question.

Why is it that soo many “women” seem to be OK with homosexual men?

Not for them, but OK with it outside of their lives.

Even among conservative women, they seem to find it “cute” or “entertaining”, I don’t know, but their acceptance is seen virtually everywhere.


25 posted on 12/18/2013 4:10:27 PM PST by Zeneta
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Those that fail to repent of honoring Baal’s days will not find Yehova’s rest.

In Yehova’s word there is no mass, and especially no christmas. Rejecting the feast he proclaimed and then honoring a false feast on Baal’s days does not honor Yehova nor his son Yeshua.


26 posted on 12/18/2013 4:11:50 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: James R. Aist

Yes, the key is repentance and not actively practicing. If anyone os going about actively participating in sin, they are not Christians, they do not have Christ within them.


27 posted on 12/18/2013 4:13:53 PM PST by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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To: James R. Aist
A men's group at my church is currently going through The Quest for Authentic Manhood by Dr. Robert Lewis. Dr. Lewis refers to 5 'wounds' that a man may experience as a boy. ALL of us suffer the 'heart' wound (ie: the Fall in Genesis 3). Among the other four wounds (nurture not nature), is the 'absent father wound'. Among the results of this wound are:

1. Anger and pain,

2. Extreme behaviour and addictions or obsessions,

3. An inner sense of lostness or incompleteness and,

4. HOMOSEXUALITY.

From personal experience, I can attest to the first three but thank God, not the last! Given what is/has happened in the West (ie 'Christendom'), 50+% marriages end in divorce, even among Christians, and especially the number of absent fathers among African Americans, it is no wonder the problems that exist, and they will only get worse.

I would go so far as to suggest that 'homosexuality' is in fact, a sexual addiction. One can see that from the homosexual lifestyle, the constantly changing partners, etc. Like alcohol to an alcoholic, sexual activity to a homosexual is merely 'medicating' the pain, often caused by an absent father (whether physically absent of emotionally absent).

28 posted on 12/18/2013 4:21:26 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: James R. Aist
not helping homosexual born-again Christians become who Christ really wants them to be.

Jesus just told me He wants you to knock off excerpting in order to get blog hits.

He says if you keep it up, you'll burn in hell for eternity.

29 posted on 12/18/2013 4:31:23 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: James R. Aist
The editorial speaks of befriending "homosexual Christians", yet there are some scriptures that may apply. The first speaks of befriending an immoral person:

"But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner—not even to eat with such a person." 1 Cor 5:11.

The second passage speaks of rejecting God:
"Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God; for you know what commandments we gave you through the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; . . "
"Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, . . " 1Thess 4:1-8

30 posted on 12/18/2013 4:38:09 PM PST by aimhigh
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To: ColdSteelTalon
>> “The key is that the mind changes (metanoia in the Greek) the moment someone gets saved.” <<

The “moment someone gets saved” is at the last trump when yeshua comes in the cloud with his angels to gather us up. No one is saved before that. There is absolutely nothing in scripture that calls out any other moment.

Our salvation is a hope for the future, carried out through confession, repentance, and walkout to righteousness, enduring to the end.

Here is what the word says :

Romans 1:

[18] For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
[19] Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
[20] For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
[21] Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
[22] Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
[23] And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
[24] Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
[25] Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
[26] For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
[27] And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
[28] And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
[29] Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
[30] Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
[31] Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
[32] Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Romans 2:

[1] Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
[2] But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.
[3] And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
[4] Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
[5] But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
[6] Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
[7] To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
[8] But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
[9] Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
[10] But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
[11] For there is no respect of persons with God.
[12] For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
[13] (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
[14] For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
[15] Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)

Where in there do you see a "moment of salvation?"

It is a life long process of conforming to righteousness in Yeshua.

31 posted on 12/18/2013 4:43:47 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

Christ said you must be born again.....


32 posted on 12/18/2013 4:44:06 PM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: ealgeone
>> “Christ said you must be born again” <<

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Yes he did but he was telling Nicodemus that his flesh and blood corruptible body could not enter the kingdom; it had to be born again as an incorruptible body.

That doesn't happen until the last trump. Paul also said the same thing:

1Corinthians 15:

51] Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
[52] In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
[53] For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
[54] So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
[55] O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
[56] The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
[57] But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
[58] Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

33 posted on 12/18/2013 4:56:08 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Zeneta
I don't know --- but I have been astounded at the numbers of women (I suppose they're straight??) (and they bring their kids!) who line the streets to cheer the drag queens at the Gay Pride parades, and who shriek with joy in the audience for the L.A. Gay Men's Chorus.

I don't get it, personally. And I don't go there. I stay a million miles from that stuff. But even Ann Coulter --- and supposedly conservative Republican politicians' wives, several Mrs Bushes, it seems --- are OK with "Gay" as an activist political movement.

It's odd.

Queer.

34 posted on 12/18/2013 5:07:29 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into Him who is the Head, into Christ.")
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To: editor-surveyor
Baal doesn't have any days.

Baal doesn't exist.

All days, all times and seasons belong to the Lord.

Merry Christmas.

35 posted on 12/18/2013 5:08:40 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into Him who is the Head, into Christ.")
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To: Mrs. Don-o

If Baal had no days, Why did the House of Israel get sent into bondage? Was Yehova wrong?


36 posted on 12/18/2013 5:27:49 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Keli Kilohana

I believe that each of us is born with certain traits and proclivities. Alcoholics may be born with a gene that makes them more susceptible to alcoholism, for example, and that applies to those people who may be attracted to others of the same sex. We are all born as sinners!!

HOWEVER, continuing down those paths is a choice! We all have our sins. But we must fight the desire to continue doing them and pray for strength to defeat them. The choice is ours!!


37 posted on 12/18/2013 6:09:33 PM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: editor-surveyor; ColdSteelTalon

ES,

Please read Romans Chapter 7 and 8 and let me know if your interpretation of these other chapters of Romans stays the same.


38 posted on 12/18/2013 6:09:53 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: editor-surveyor

They evidently worshipped Baal as Supreme Being.


39 posted on 12/18/2013 6:23:36 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into Him who is the Head, into Christ.")
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To: aimhigh

Jesus ate with sinners.


40 posted on 12/18/2013 6:47:23 PM PST by James R. Aist
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

Good comment; I agree wholeheartedly.


41 posted on 12/18/2013 6:49:28 PM PST by James R. Aist
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To: newheart

I don’t have a blog.


42 posted on 12/18/2013 6:50:49 PM PST by James R. Aist
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To: hondact200

Did you read and understand all that was said in the article? It appears that you did not.


43 posted on 12/18/2013 6:53:51 PM PST by James R. Aist
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To: ColdSteelTalon

Agreed.


44 posted on 12/18/2013 6:55:20 PM PST by James R. Aist
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To: SoConPubbie

1 John 1:9-10. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.” You and I continue(d) to sin after were born again. “There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”, not because we no longer sin, as you say, but because our sins are covered by the blood of Jesus.


45 posted on 12/18/2013 7:01:49 PM PST by James R. Aist
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To: James R. Aist
I don’t have a blog.

I know, I was just referencing that some on FR consider to be the greatest possible evil. ;-)

46 posted on 12/18/2013 7:03:35 PM PST by newheart (The worst thing the Left ever did was to convince the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.

I agree. However, we must try to follow Jesus, who had compassion, even toward the vilest of sinners.


47 posted on 12/18/2013 7:05:11 PM PST by James R. Aist
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To: Keli Kilohana

You got it!


48 posted on 12/18/2013 7:06:04 PM PST by James R. Aist
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To: taxcontrol

That’s right.


49 posted on 12/18/2013 7:07:09 PM PST by James R. Aist
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To: editor-surveyor

If you must be a pure-gospels man, which is a bible distortion but I am working with what I have, you might note Jesus himself stated there was but one unforgivable sin.

Typically, the most vitriol is dispensed by people who are hypocrites.


50 posted on 12/18/2013 7:08:56 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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