With the recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage (marriage equality), there have been dire warnings from numerous sources heralding the negative effects of this landmark decision. Todd Starnes has outlined one in this opinion piece: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/08/11/chaplains-banned-from-preaching-that-homosexuality-is-sin.html.
Essentially, a Christian chaplain in Kentucky was told he could no longer minister to juvenile inmates because he refused to “sign a state-mandated document promising to never tell inmates that homosexuality is ‘sinful’”. Although the final outcome will be decided in court, this is just one example of Christians being discriminated against for not toeing the the line of political correctness. Continue reading
Here is a news article about the image of Jesus supposedly appearing on the cinder-block of a bathroom in a Mexican home. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3186245/Do-Image-Jesus-seen-bathroom-wall-Mexico-home.html
As we know, people from all over the world have said they have seen Jesus in clouds, various foodstuffs, buildings, etc. There is one little problem with this. Nobody knows what Jesus looked like. Continue reading
Deuteronomy 4:31 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.
These words were spoken by Moses to the children of Israel. They communicate one general fact and three facts which are specific to the nation of Israel.
The general fact is that God is merciful. This is true for the Jews and the Gentiles. Regardless of who you are, God is merciful. Continue reading
…ye also the called of Jesus Christ (Romans 1:6)
Paul wrote this to the Roman believers and it emphasizes an important part of the Christian’s role. Every believer in Jesus Christ is called by Him. The Greek word translated “called” basically means “invited”, but within the context is better understood as “divinely appointed”. Continue reading