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Where is the Lord’s fear?

armed_wedding_partyRecently, Lifeway conducted a research poll containing some startling statistics that reveal where public opinion stands in relation to same-sex “marriage” and the acceptance of homosexual behavior. The poll reported that 58 percent of those surveyed believe that same-sex “marriage” is a civil rights issue just like age, race, and gender. The narrative by those who want to redefine marriage that same-sex “marriage” is a “civil right” seems to have taken hold.

Some of the other research findings are:
– 63 percent agree and 27 percent disagree that pastors should be allowed to refuse to officiate same-sex weddings if they are made legal in their state;
– 58 percent agree and 33 percent disagree that photographers should be allowed to refuse to work same-sex weddings if they are made legal in their state;
-40 percent agree and 52 percent disagree that rental halls should be allowed to refuse to rent out their facilities for same-sex weddings if they are made legal in their state;

These statistics should be a wake-up call for pastors who think that they can avoid preaching about these issues. Public opinion on the issues of same-sex “marriage” and homosexual behavior is shifting dramatically. What are you as a pastor doing to counter this shift?

The Supreme Court is poised to render decisions on two cases by the end of June that could redefine marriage. Before the Supreme Court has its say, shouldn’t America’s pastors be heard about what God says on the subject?

Make your voice heard by participating in Pulpit Freedom Sunday on June 9, 2013. Make sure your congregation knows where the Church stands on marriage. The Bible has not changed.  God’s Word remains true that homosexual behavior is wrong and that marriage is as God Himself defined it in the beginning pages of Scripture – between one man and one woman only.  Public opinion cannot change Truth. But Truth must be proclaimed to be believed and adopted.  And that is where your role as a pastor comes in. You are to proclaim the Truth of God’s Word “in season and out of season.” (2 Tim. 4:2).  After all, God’s Word is profitable for, among other things, teaching and correction. (2 Tim. 3:16). But, as the Apostle Paul reminds pastors, how are others to hear God’s Truth without someone preaching to them? (Rom. 10:14-15).

The fact of the matter is that our society desperately needs to hear what the Creator of marriage and sexual behavior says about what He created. That’s what Pulpit Freedom Sunday this year is all about – marriage. Pastor, please do not let this opportunity pass you by. Go to www.pulpitfreedom.org and sign up to participate either on June 9 or on a Sunday as close to that as you can. Stand together with hundreds of your fellow pastors from across the country proclaiming God’s Truth to a…continue

USE THE TOOLS!

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I hear the word debt and see the verse that says “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law (Romans 13:8). Could love be the catalyst of debt destruction? One thing I have noticed concerning the state of residents in America is that white and blacks are the greatest users of welfare. Some may blame immigration and so on, but Asians and Hispanics are in the single digits percentage wise.

Have they learned something that whites and black must come to realize? Are they closer to their families and this is why some statistics reveal this? After all they say the married are more financially well off then the divorced and single. Poverty’s greatest fear is rejection and hate. For when love comes on the seen, we find healing and restoration.

Some are saying there is a debt crisis in America and the state of the nation is bad, but Man of Steel is breaking records at the box office? Women are complaining about pay when more women in this nation are employed then men? More millionaires and billionaires were added to the list in 2012? Charities are being exposed for mishandling the funds. What is really going on?

Child of God (white, black, Hispanic, Asian, mixed, other), acknowledge the Lord Jesus in all your actions. You should have the mind of Christ and follow a different set of rules then the world. Although the time for true worshippers in America is ending, concerning earthly prosperity, I see a lot of pretenders (Revelations 2:9; 3:9); we still have an opportunity to live debt free and should.

If we are honest with ourselves our lusts have created our debts. We spend more money advancing the Kingdom of Darkness then the Kingdom of God and we are feeling the results. The reason the church is facing the same problems as the world is because most people are using the world’s wisdom for life and you are receiving their reward. STD’s, Divorce, Repossessions, Obesity and Blindness (spiritual). I am speaking to American Christians here.

If you believe that through Christ you can do all things, then you must believe he can cure STD’s, remove repossessions, stop obesity and give sight to the blind.  Use the tool he gave us. Pray children of God and then move toward the direction of your prayer. Turn a death ear to the world and become sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading. He leads to green pastures.

I know Kim Kardashian had her baby. I know Miss Utah fumbled on a question. I know Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy, but I follow the wisdom of GOD.

IS YOUR SICKNESS BIBLICAL OR FROM SIN?

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Do you find it amazing that much of the sickness found in the world is in direct correlation to sin? Take for instance STDs. STDs are the product of fornication, adultery, homosexuality, and bestiality. The Bible records these actions as sin. Could STDs be God’s judgment?

Take for instance obesity or gluttony. Those who are obese account for many who are in the hospital right now. There is $190,000,000,000 annual health cost in America due to obesity. Gluttony in the Bible is sin. Could the link between obesity and sickness be God’s judgment?

Without going into depression, linked with a reprobate mind, the issues above would remove America out of the financial crisis we find ourselves. Imagine what a difference it would make. Countless marriages restored. Countless men and women with restored minds. Astronomical productivity increases. Instead of focusing on damage control we could focus on the future.

Is this not obvious? Or am I grabbing at the wind?

Our failure is not the sin that entices and tries hard to grip us. It’s not spending enough time absorbing the scriptures, worshipping God and praying to the Father for direction.

picture of herpes: Not so sensual as a sinful night of passion. Some of us have praying parents and God’s grace spared us, how long will you test his mercy?

CAN I AFFORD IT?

maxresdefaultYou may have heard the words of Suze Orman on her segment “can I afford it” and heard, caller after caller, get Denied! Why is that? Why would someone who clearly does not have the funds to afford a trip to Tahiti even make the call? Is it because they need to hear someone of financial authority to tell them which way to go? Is it because they made a deal with the spouse that if Suze says yes, that they would go?

It could be neither or both. It may be strength seekers, which gather strength when they hear Suze loudly say, Denied! In any case, the Lord has given us something that we may use for discernment. It is called prayer. Have you acknowledged him on your decision-making or have you decided to go it alone? Remember, your view and God’s view is different. He can see the future and you cannot. He knows the destination of a bad decision and you may only know half of the consequences of this move.

God is not interested in stifling your joy, but making sure it last. Some bad financial decisions are easier to bounce back from and others are not so easy. Take time today to think. Is this financial decision good or bad? Ask the Lord and let his peace and wisdom guide you and not your emotions.

Phillipsburg teacher allegedly fired for giving Bible to student, files complaint against school district

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“A substitute teacher who says he was fired after giving a student a Bible filed a complaint yesterday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The complaint against the Phillipsburg School District alleges religious discrimination and retaliation.

Walt Tutka was working as a substitute teacher on October 12 when, according to the complaint filed by Tutka, he said to a student who was last in line, “The first shall be the last and the last shall be the first.”

After the student “repeatedly” asked where the line was from, Tutka told him the Bible. Tutka asked the student if he had a Bible and, when he said no, Tutka said he could have his and he gave him his Bible, the complaint states.

Tutka says he served his last day as substitute teacher on October 15 and alleges that Superintendent George Chando told him on October 18 that he was recommending Tutka’s termination because he gave a student a Bible, the complaint states. Tutka says he was dismissed on January 14.

The Liberty Institute, a nonprofit legal group dedicated to” restoring and defending religious liberty across America,” alleges that on March 28 Phillipsburg School District “refused to turn over emails and other documents” related to Tutka, despite an open-records request (via nj.com).”

Should we as Christians be surprised by this behavior? Should we shake our heads in rage against the establishment?