Homosexuality and the Christian

Over the last decade the topic of 'homosexuality' has become a very sensitive issue for Christianity in general.

In part, that is a good thing, as the Church has often been guilty of failing to love its neighbour; instead, it has often harshly targeted a segment of the community for its sexual practices whilst turning a blind eye on other sexual practices - including its own.

However, there is also a disturbing trend that is gaining momentum in the Church and it's also to do with a failure to love that same segment of the community. This failure has been in its refusal to speak the truth in love when it comes to the need for repentance of sexual sin. Entry into the Kingdom is always on God's terms - not ours.

The following extensive article by Terry Allen deals with how the church is currently addressing 'homosexuality' and how it should deal with 'homosexuality'. I commend it to you [Ed.]

 

Who is this guy called Jesus? Six reasons I think he is in fact the Son of God as he claimed by Dr. Bruce Watts

Are there justifiable reasons to believe that Jesus was more than a mere man?

Dr. Bruce Watts shares with us 6 key reasons as to why he personally believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

Each key reason is compelling, well articulated and thought-provoking.

1. The reality of God surrounds us and is unavoidable to the unprejudiced mind. 

Key reasons for me to think this way are:

Humans are full of, and appreciative of, - beauty, love, music, imagination, maths, logic, literature, art, kindness, laughter, humour and nobility of spirit. None of this has any reasonable explanation in evolutionary theory. It is far more consistent with being created in the image of God. For example, see The beauty of the peacock tail and the problems with the theory of sexual selection by Stuart Burgess.

The universe generally, and this planet specifically, is finely tuned to allow life to exist. Not only that, the universe and this planet are aesthetic and beautiful in form and design (see The universe is finely tuned for life by Jonathan Sarfati).

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Articles: Joyce Meyer by Matt Slick (CARM) and Exposing Joyce Meyer by Josh Buice (DBG).

Article: How long can we flog this parson? by Simon Manchester (The Briefing). An illuminating article about the second chaplain to New South Wales - Samuel Marsden - who is known as the 'flogging parson'.

Question: "I am a Buddhist. Why should I consider becoming a Christian?" (Got Questions?)

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Jesus and that awkward question mp3

The miraculous feeding of 5,000 men (plus thousands of others, of course) is the only miracle of Jesus that is mentioned in all 4 New Testament Gospels.

Was the 'sign', as John prefers to call the miracle, significant? If so, how significant? What is a 'sign' anyway? And why did Jesus ask Philip that very awkward question when He knew what He was going to do all along?

A lot of questions are raised in this fascinating passage including the questionable motives of the large crowd itself.

Perhaps there is much more in this 'sign' than meets the eye.

This sermon is well worth listening to ... download it now ...

 

Hugo be thy name

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

That old French saying is never more true than when sin manifests.

It has been over a year since Venezuelan Hugo Chavez passed away, but the former president was, politically, brought back to life this week in an all too familiar scene.

 

Free audiobook: How Should We Then Live? by Francis A. Schaeffer

This is a true Christian classic and should not be ignored - highly recommended by 'Christian Faith'.

For the month of September only, you can download this wonderful book,  How Should We Then Live? by Francis A. Schaeffer, for free.

Schaeffer is one of our favourite authors and if you have never come across his books - then now is the time!

Thanks to Christian Audio and also Crossway Books.

 

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BLOGS FOR WOMEN BY WOMEN: 'THE GALOTTIES’ by Elisha Galotti, 'a thirty five year old wife to the best man I know, Justin. He's also my pastor at a church we love in a city we love, West Toronto Baptist Church.

Premier website! Ex-Mormon Christians United For Jesus! (Michael Wilder and Lynn Wilder). See video: " Unveiling Grace: The Film.' on our front page.

Free Bible Software: e-SWORD has more capabilities than you would expect for free!

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