Excellent article, best I have read so far on the subject of the Supreme Court’s decision on SSM and its implications for Bible-believing Christians.
Originally posted on Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog:
(Washington, D.C.) — What are the implications of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision on Friday to make same-sex marriage a Constitutionally-protected civil right? Is the Court’s decision to change the definition of marriage really such a big deal, or are Christians hyperventilating over the issue for nothing?
Unfortunately, yes, this is a very big deal, and it puts America on a perilous path. Unless we change course soon, this could accelerate the nation’s judgment andimplosion.
Let me walk through four key things Christians ought consider at this critical time.
First, the Supreme Court is overreaching its Constitutional authority, and is thus undermining its own legitimacy and pouring gasoline on a highly-politicized issue that will deeply divide Americans for years to come.
If the Constitution even mentioned the word “marriage,” the Court might theoretically have the right to address the subject. But the word is…
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This is an awfully long post if you care to read it through, but watch the VIDEO as Jim Daly expresses the thoughts which I concur with. Excerpted from his video:
“We must season our words with salt; it’s time to be a light in these dark times;
It’s not time to be combative, caustic.
Now more than ever we must maintain the character of Christ and
Remember that it is God’s kindness that leads one to repentance;
We must continue to show that loving kindness as we talk to our neighbors and friends as they see this issue differently. . .”
Please take these words to heart so that we will together strive to live in peace with all men.
Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: (Heb 12:14)
Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
I love the colors of the rainbow, but moreso its Creator, our Almighty God and Father, who came to seek and save lost humanity. God so loved ‘the world’. . .
This is the time to look hard at the scriptures and obey them.
Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Originally posted on The Christian Gazette:
Hey! Who pulled the rug from under my feet? I’m not on this boat and I won’t agree and neither will the God who this country claims to be under.
This is not okay! Where is the voice of righteousness? Where is the voice of wisdom?
Who says I have to be politically correct? I want my liberty! I want my generations to be raised under God and not the lust of this nation. Why do teenagers who have sex with the same sex get their own room in the library – the “safe zone”? Thanks ACLU for your gay sex posters all over my public libraries that we pay for. I want my posters up – God made marriage for a man and a woman.
No, this is not hate speech, I signed up for a country under God, of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and I’m…
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POSTED IN TAB BAR- PROPHETIC VISIONS
Note that the following was posted in 2013.
2-25-13 My recent oil painting of an apocalyptic event on the West Coast, U.S.
I saw this in a vision years ago: smoldering ruins in foreground and background, collapsed bridge with cars spilling out…
Added note 6-26-15: I was troubled when I first had this vision and hid it away in my heart for many years. I saw in the spirit that a catastrophic event struck the United States. An unfathomable occurrence of cataclysmic proportion had struck the West Coast of America. Some of you may recognize this landmark bridge and the one in the background. I had an eerie feeling when I looked at a recent photo of myself standing looking out at the Golden Gate Bridge from almost this same vantage point.
5-6-13 Fires Raging Across the U.S.
There have always been wild fires during dry spells, but some years ago I had a vision of fires raging not sporatically here and there in the states. I saw fires burning out of control across the ENTIRE U.S., from the West to East Coast. It was an end times apocalypse scene.
(Added note 6-26-15: This vision which I saw over 30 years ago has haunted me. Looking from above the earth I saw the contour of the land mass. The continental U.S., America, was flattened out in smoldering ruins and ash heaps with fires still burning out of control across the entire U.S., from the West to East Coast.)
A post on the California fires brought this to my mind and also another post of moral corruption in administering California schools confirmed that our nation is in a free fall. If God doesn’t judge us for our wickedness, He will have to raise up Sodom and Gomorrah!
http://endtimeheadlines.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/california-offers-free-condoms-and-lubricants-to-kids-without-parents-consent/ California leads the pack incurring God’s wrath on America to bring on fire from heaven!
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AMEN AND AMEN!!! MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON AMERICA!!!
“For darkness shall cover the earth and gross darkness the people.” (Isaiah 60:2)
“Woe unto them that calleth evil good, and good, evil…” (Isaiah 5:20)
Originally posted on Defending. Contending.:
FOR THE RECORD — DEFCON STANDS OPPOSED TO THE SUPREME COURT!!!
No matter what the Supreme Court says, there is One Who is supreme above all men and governments, and He has stated that homosexuality is an abomination. It is a very sad day for America that the moral foundations upon which this nation were built has just been trashed and trampled underfoot. If there is no repentance and forgiveness sought from God, there will be no mercy.
Despite the horrendous news that our beloved nation has taken a huge leap toward the pit of being an amoral society, I am SO THANKFUL that there are some things that will never change.
1. God is STILL sovereign.
2. God knew the Supreme Court would stand against His Word. He is NOT asleep and is not slumbering.
3. Psalm 2 reminds us that while the rulers and kings stand against the…
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GOD WILL NOT BE MOCKED!!!
Originally posted on By the Blood of the Lamb:
This is no surprise, but it is sobering to see that we really are living in the final moments of world history. The birth pangs are quickening! Get ready, things will change dramatically from this day forward. MARANATHA!
I love that Matt Barber can produce an original piece of work so in tune with the changing face of American society. This is unlike a post I came across where a ‘Christian’ journalist recently committed the cardinal sin of plagiarism. She ‘lifted’ a good part of someone else’s article and passed it on as her own writing! But Matt Barber’s writing is distinctively his, not to be imitated and stolen by a no class wannabe writer! More power to your pen, Matt!
My earthly father left me in 2000, then I became an orphan of sorts. But I have a Father who will never leave me, nor forsake me. (Heb 13:5)
Originally posted on God's Enduring Love:
(Originally posted June 16, 2012)
While many of us will remember our fathers this Father’s Day, we need to honor another father, the Father of all fathers- our Father God in heaven. It is God, our Father, who loves us with an Enduring Love. Unlike our earthly fathers, God knew us and loved us from before we were born (Jeremiah 1:5). And when our fathers leave this earth and they can no longer care for us, our Father in heaven will continue to love and care for us. Some children have not had good earthly fathers. Some have had absentee fathers or fathers that they have not had a very good relationship with.
This is not the case with our Father God in heaven. It says in 1 Peter 5:7, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you“. Isaiah 59:1 tells us, “Behold, the…
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Are you happy or sad, glad or mad, rejoicing or grieving, going through minor or major battles? It is always something or other as we journey through life. Yet the Bible tells us that we can ‘rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.’ (1 Peter 1:8) How is this possible? This joy that is ‘unspeakable’ is directly related to God’s ‘unspeakable gift’ (John 3:16, Rom 6:23). Only if we have received God’s gift of salvation can we even imagine experiencing a measure of this kind of ‘unspeakable joy’.
Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift. (2 Cor 9:15)
Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: (1 Peter 1:8)
In John 21:25 we read that there are not enough words or books that can be written which testify of the Great Love and Mercy, and Blessings that God for us. Through the words penned by the apostle John, also known as John the Beloved and John the Revelator, we can get a glimpse of Almighty God and His great love for us. For new believers and for everyone else, the gospel of John is a ‘MUST READ’!
And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.
YOU CAN HAVE UNSPEAKABLE JOY!
The fact that we have accepted Jesus into our hearts and received God’s unspeakable gift of salvation is reason to rejoice! Jesus said that we should ‘rejoice because your names are written in heaven.’ (Luke 10:20)
We can rejoice knowing that we have pleased God and brought joy to His heart by accepting His Love and joining the family of God, and that all heaven rejoices as well!
Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. (Luke 15:10)
We rejoice with the knowledge that God, our Father in Heaven, loves us and has our present and future in mind, and He is preparing a place for us.
(Jesus said) And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. (John 14:3)
(The Holy Spirit whom Jesus Has sent to be our Comforter, Teacher and Guide) will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. (John 16:13)
For I know the plans I have for you, . . . plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jer 29:11)
Before Jesus went back to heaven He gave important instructions. Please read John chapters 15-16.
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. (John 15:11) This refers to ‘joy unspeakable and full of glory’ (1Pet 1:8)!
It is by believing in Christ and God’s great love for us that we, despite our personal circumstances, the conditions of society or the world, no matter what situations we find ourselves in, whether good or bad, that we can rejoice knowing that we have a Father in Heaven who loves us and cares for us and wants us to be blessed.
. . .Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. (Jer 31:3)
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. (Heb 13:5)
GOD BLESS YOU ALL! Rejoice in the Lord always! (Phil 4:4) The JOY of the LORD is your strength! (Neh 8:10)
It was a popular tradition for weddings to be held in the month of June, thus we have the ‘June bride’. Now, however, June has become known as LGBT PRIDE month for celebrations and a festive parade. President Bill Clinton declared that it would be so in June 2000, and President Barack Obama has taken special note of this occasion every year since coming into office in 2009.
Last year’s 2014 LGBT PRIDE parade in San Francisco, California was the largest in the nation. It drew over a million participants, and had 200+ floats, marchers and dancers, exhibits, stages and other venues. The parade ran 4 hours long, after which revelry continued through the night. The LGBT PRIDE theme was ‘My Body, My Business, My Power.’
The San Francisco parade was listed as tied with Rome in 2011 as having the largest gay pride parade in the world. A week long schedule of celebrations also attracts many non-LGBT spectators and groups friendly to LGBT PRIDE to participate. The event generates publicity for many businesses and vendors as well as receives support from major sponsors such as Kaiser Permanente, Apple, Facebook, and Google. The 2015 San Francisco LGBT PRIDE celebration and parade is scheduled for June 27-28, 2015. Its theme is ‘Equality Without Exception’. By now, you may have already missed the Honolulu Pride parade and activity week which occurred this past weekend in Hawaii. In comparison to San Francisco, Honolulu had just a few hundred in attendance.
The purpose for these parades is to promote greater public awareness of the LGBT agenda and individuals who are seeking to find acceptance, social justice and equality in society and the world. Presently, legalization of same sex marriage in the majority of the United States has resulted in the LGBT agenda sweeping not only America, but also the whole world. Its main goal is said to make the world a better place for LGBT persons to live in, without them experiencing discrimination or prejudice. Unfortunately, as the LGBT culture gains strength, it brings strong conflicts to those who disagree with their life styles when it affects their moral values and standards of living. Sadly, laws that promote the LGBT agenda are being indiscriminately enacted, without the electoral process, and we will likely see more changes in our society.
Here are a few of the multitude of links of LGBT history and activities:
PHOTOS- LGBT PRIDE parade in san francisco 2014 Largest in United States.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_LGBT_events S.F. and Rome Parades largest in the world in 2011