Word of God is STRICTLY and EXPLICITLY opposed to ANY
union, that is outside God’s defined definition of
marriage. This includes but is not limited to Homosexual
or Lesbian Unions and extends to “common law” marriages
(what the church calls “shacking up” or “living
together”) Since God is the one who instituted marriage
in the first place and since God defines HIS requirements
for marriage, the church MUST oppose any “union” that
violates the Biblical Grounds for marriage.
The Bible is also against divorce
but permits it under certain circumstances and with
strict guidelines afterward. See the teaching on
this site concerning
Divorce and Remarriage for more
Bible doesn’t mention anything about cloning, however, it
does tell of the reproductive process and in may placed
speaks of women passing the “flower” of her age and the
“seed” of men. Cloning is NOT a natural reproductive
process and is in fact, Men attempting to bring to
themselves “creative powers of life”. This is NOT in any
form or fashion against artificial insemination where the
man and woman are BOTH married to each other.
The Bible clearly tells us that the LIFE OF THE FLESH IS
IN THE BLOOD. Since the Blood is immediately present in
the union of male and female cells, we understand that
Life begins at conception. The Word of God does not
support Abortion for any reason, including the commonly
given reason “when the life of the Mother is in danger”.
The truth of the abortion matter is that Abortion is being
used as a means of birth control to cover up sin. The
church today MUST stand against abortion at all costs.
is not a biblical issue and as such, one is free to decide
this is another area that is not a biblical issue.
Obviously, morality is lacking in
every case of
Webster’s Dictionary says:
Main Entry: ob·scene
Pronunciation: äb-'sEn, &b-
Etymology: Middle French, from Latin obscenus,
1 : disgusting to the senses
2 a : abhorrent to morality or
virtue; specifically : designed
to incite to lust or depravity b
: containing or being language regarded as
taboo in polite usage <obscene lyrics>
c : repulsive by reason of crass
disregard of moral or ethical principles <an
obscene misuse of power> d : so
excessive as to be offensive <obscene wealth>
Pornography and lewd behavior is not acceptable in ANY
life, especially the Christian one. This could go as far
as saying that ANY foul mouthed cursing is “obscene”. If
you’re having a problem with foul language (and this
includes street slang), why don’t you try something new?
Get yourself a Thesaurus and a Dictionary and increase
the bible supports helping your brother in need as a good
Samaritan would, the issue at hand (that of health
insurance) is not one of which the bible speaks.
bible very clearly states: A man that Won’t
work, should not eat. There is a vast difference between
Won’t and Can’t. The church should encourage all able
bodied people everywhere to work and to provide for
themselves, not sit around and collect handouts.
On the other hand, the church should be ready, willing
and able to help those who CANNOT work.
unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s! If you don't
like it that way, then either change the law of face the
consequences of breaking that law. It's YOUR
choice. Yes, I agree taxes may be excessive, but
you still have a moral, godly and legal obligation to
give to Caesar that which is Caesar's.
is not a Biblical issue, except in the Old Testament which
tells us when a stranger comes into the house (or to be
joined with the nation of Israel), then he is to be
treated well and IF he wishes to be joined to the country,
then he MUST learn the customs, ways, and lifestyles of
the Israelites. This was not man’s command, but God’s.
The same "moral" principle applies today.
child in the bible was not considered an Adult and capable
of making their own decisions UNTIL THEY MOVED AND LEFT
THEIR FATHER’S HOUSE. (It didn’t matter if they were 40
years old...they were not afforded Adult status until they
LEFT). As such, according to the Word of God, they were
to obey the rules set forth by the Father of the House. A
child has EVERY REASONABLE expectation and RESPONSIBILITY
to OBEY their parents and to HONOR them and their wishes.
Any other view is a violation of the 5th
Commandment and is in fact, REBELLION.
Gambling and the Lottery:
Sponsored Gambling? Is this being a good steward? Since
God owns ALL Things, he also requires us to give an
account of how we use the tools he give us. Money is a
tool and therefore requires that a steward be found
faithful and that a steward gives a good account of how he
uses God’s money. You decide for yourself if you believe
it is a good use of God’s money to gamble.
must decide for yourself. The bible is very clear that
there is a penalty for sin. The bible is also clear that
all MORAL law has not been eradicated. If you get
a speeding ticket, should you pay a penalty? How much
more is a life worth than a violation of motor vehicle
laws? Let me put it this way, without getting into the
biblical teaching of it. You and I have a responsibility
to ensure the safety and well being of those under our
care and those around us. Would YOU want a murder living
next to you? How about living in your home, your
neighborhood? I personally do not want either. The Word
of God states that NO murderer has eternal life abiding in
him. (Those who have truly repented and have changed are
of course, excepted)
case of the death penalty, we have a duty to obey the laws
of the government under which we live. It is therefore
not YOU, but the government who has judged and assessed
issue at hand is not whether children should be taught
about sex. The issue that arises today is whether
abstinence should be taught. I believe the bible is very
clear on this. Fornication is forbidden in any
circumstance. Not only are there spiritual penalties, but
there are also, in today’s world, physical penalties.
Just ask any young person who has contracted AIDS,
Hepatitis C or some other disease. Abstinence should
absolutely be taught and it should be adhered to until
after marriage. There is no other position supported by
the Word of God.
The bible expressly prohibits drunkenness. The
best policy for the church to stand on when it comes to
alcohol is ABSTINENCE from any form of it.
Allow me to ask you a few questions concerning the
drinking of alcoholic beverages: Is it a
good Christian testimony for you to sit in a bar, have a
few drinks and try to lead someone into a HOLY,
Righteous life? Is it "ok" to get drunk with
the guys all in the name of "fun" and excuse the
behavior because you claim to be saved? Is
it ok to have a few, get behind the wheel of a motor
vehicle and then drive on the roads with other vehicles
that contain innocent children? Is it responsible to do this? Are you being a
good watchman for your neighbor? Are you watching for
your neighbor’s welfare? Probably not.
Today's church people have a
pill for everything, even to the extent that they
are addicted to prescription drugs. I know
several who testify that they couldn't "function" or
have a "normal" life without their little pill (or
two or three). It matters little how you look
at it: the church of the Living God has NO
business seeking psychosomatic drugs of any kind.
If you need your "mood" or your "mind" altered just
to function, then may I boldly submit to you that
you don't need a pill, you need Jesus.
Do you mean to say you have the "mind of
Christ" while you're doping yourself up on your
drugs, prescription or otherwise? I think not.
issue here is should a parent be required to testify
against their minor child. What is truth? If you hide
the truth and you know your child is guilty, are you doing
him a favor by covering up his guilt? Suppose he murders
your wife or your husband and you KNEW it. Would you
testify against him (or her), or would you let them go
free? Is that honest? Is it Godly to do this? It would
do you well to read God’s rules for things like this.
Even though parents love their children very much, it was
often required that a parent bring their children before
the elders for discipline.
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