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Adultery Prevention

December 12, 2013 2 comments

One of the most depressing aspects of blogging is having a blog post ready, then checking Challies before you post, only to see him tackle the same subject earlier this morning. But if that post was how people fall into extra marital affairs, then this is how people who have remained faithfully married have, by grace, done so. Here are some practical ways to maintain faithfulness to your spouse. (I am writing from a woman’s perspective, but much of this would apply to husbands as well.)

 

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Matthew Vines’ Interpretations Refuted

October 1, 2012 2 comments

About a week ago Christianpost.com interviewed a young man, whose name is Matthew Vines. Matthew Vines has become quite popular on Youtube for an hour long video in which he tries to reinterpret six scriptures; claiming that homosexuality is never spoken against in the Bible. This he does not do with any success, seeing that he twists scripture to his and homosexuals destruction.

One can find Matthew Vines interview with Christianpost right here. In this interview Vines appeals to the emotions of his listeners, instead of rightly interpreting scripture. This has become a norm in society and especially within the Church. I have often encountered arguments from those who claim to be theologians or ministers and who are suppose to be speaking from the word of God on a subject, yet who instead speak from their feelings on a particular subject. For instance, just the other week one of my friends went to a Catholic funeral and blogged about his experience. In his blog he tries to make Catholicism orthodox because he felt that he was around Christian bretheren at the funeral. Since these individuals acted so pleasant and nice, (in his eyes), then certainly Protestants have misappropriated certain unorthodox views to Catholics. What my friend should have done, before concluding that someone within Catholicism was orthodox, is ask what they believe about salvation and how one is justified before God. My friend then would have found that Rome has not changed its views on justification and that Rome still teaches that one is justified based upon Christ merit and ours. Grace plus works. This view is still unorthodox and still condemned by Paul the apostle 500 years after the Reformation. Scripture has not changed.

Matthew Vines has been answered by some top theologians within the Christian community. They were interviewed by Christianpost and the interview can be found right here. In their assessments of Matthew Vines’ interpretations of six scriptures, these theologians have concluded that Matthew Vines has twisted scripture because of his bias towards the homosexual lifestyle. This is one of the most common errors of misinterpreting scripture. Since every one of us approach scripture with a bias, we sometimes read that bias into scripture.

To show that I have rightly judged Vines’ approach to the scriptures I will quote from one of the theologians who responded to him:

But for McDonough, Vines’ main appeal is emotional, “with a thin dusting of logic on top.”

Theologians, Ministers, Christian bloggers, and all who represent Christ have a mandate by God too speak the truth in love. We need to stand on the word of God, in this trying time. We have a duty, to Christ and the word of God, to proclaim truth that is based upon God’s views and not ours.

As I close this short post I want to state that Matthew Vines has misinterpreted scripture and is leading people astray. The Bible clearly states that there will come individuals who will privily bring in damnable heresies, bringing swift destruction upon themselves 2 Peter 2:1. Of course today we do not see most false teachings and heresies coming in so privately, but openly and the Church is embracing them rapidly.

James White has also refuted Matthew Vines’ misinterpretations and you can find his audio critiquing homosexual behavior right here. Or right here.

Chapter XXV : Of Marriage

September 19, 2012 Leave a comment

1. Marriage is to be between one Man and one Woman; (a) neither is it lawful for any man to have more then one Wife, nor for any Woman to have more then one Husband at the same time.

a Gen. 2.24. Mal. 2 15. Mat. 19.5,6.

2. Marriage was ordained for the mutual help (b) of Husband and Wife, (c) for the increase of Mankind, with a legitimate issue, and for (d) preventing of uncleanness.

b Gen. 2.18.

c Gen 1.28.

d 1 Cor. 7 2,9.

3. It is lawful for (e) all sorts of people to Marry, who are able with judgment to give their consent; yet it is the duty of Christians (f) to marry in the Lord, and therefore such as profess the true Religion, should not Marry with Infidels, (g) or Idolaters; neither should such as are godly be unequally yoked, by marrying with such as are wicked, in their life, or maintain damnable Heresie.

e Heb. 13,4. 1 Tim. 4,3.

f 1 Cor. 7.39.

g Neh. 13 25,26,27.

4. Marriage ought not to be within the degrees of consanguinity, (h) or Affinity forbidden in the word; nor can such incestuous Marriage ever be made lawful, by any law of Man or consent of parties, (i) so as those persons may live together as Man and Wife.

h Levit. 18.

i Mar. 6.18. 1 Cor. 5.1.

The 1677/89 London Baptist Confession of Faith

Gays Shove Evangelists

It never ceases to amaze me how those who push for rights, that are twisted and perverted, will do so under the guise that the opposing side are just bigots. What I am speaking of today is the homosexual movement’s agenda to gain rights that are supposedly equal to what heterosexual couples enjoy. The fact of the matter however; is that they don’t want the same rights as heterosexual couples, but instead want special rights. In other words they want to do what they want to do and everyone else has to stand around and agree with it. I am going to prove this assertion in the video below.

In the video below we will see gays mocking and making fun and even resorting to violence in order to get their so-called points across. This is the real mindset of homosexuals. They believe that no one has any rights to do what they please, except for them. If you stand on a corner and preach the gospel, in a land where you have the right to do so, then homosexuals who don’t like it, will violate your rights by resulting to violence against you.

Before I go any further I want to state what God says about homosexuality. God condemns this act. He declares it an abomination in his sight and one that will result in the participant’s eternal destruction.

 

Leviticus18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

1 Corinthians 6:9 You know that wicked people will not inherit thekingdomofGod, don’t you? Stop deceiving yourselves! Sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, HOMOSEXUALS,

1 Corinthians  6:10  thieves, greedy people, drunks, slanderers, and robbers will not inherit the kingdom of God.

 

WARNING: Video contains partial nudity and profanity. Click on link to play.

  http://www.mrctv.org/embed/113865

Homosexuals Are the Real Bigots

Homosexuality is against nature itself. It is sin against a Holy Creator, who designed human beings to have sex with a member of the opposite sex, but only within a marriage covenant relationship. Homosexuality is a perversion and corruption of the very foundation of human society. Those who practice such things will not be accepted of God, but will face eternal damnation in Hell.

Those who claim to be homosexuals want to call those who speak against their life style, bigots. But in this short video, Dr. Alan Cairn will tell us who the real bigots are.

Chapter XXV : Of Marriage—Point 1

February 8, 2012 2 comments

1. Marriage is to be between one Man and one Woman; (a) neither is it lawful for any man to have more then one Wife, nor for any Woman to have more then one Husband at the same time.

a Gen. 2.24. Mal. 2 15. Mat. 19.5,6.

I wish those in America who are pushing for gay marriage would read the first part of my confession on marriage and then read the scripture reference to it.

The 1677/89LondonBaptist Confession

 

Concerning a Good Marriage

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.

Martin Luther (1483-1546)