Tuesday, February 19, 2008

So what’s wrong with this story???

Hmmmm.... this is interesting and really... well... I'll let you read it for yourself.

This is a story that came across the AP wire today.

YBOR CITY, Fla. - A southwest Florida church issued a challenge for its married members this past Sunday: Hanky-panky every day. Relevant Church head pastor Paul Wirth says the 50 percent divorce rate was the catalyst for The 30-Day Sex Challenge.

"And that's no different for people who attend church," Wirth said. "Sometimes life gets in the way. Our jobs get in the way."

Oh, and the flip side of the challenge? No rolling in the sheets for the unwed.

Church member Tim Jones and his fiancée agreed to take on the challenge, though he acknowledges it'll be a tough month. But he added: "I think it's worth trying to find out other things about each other."


So am I missing something there at the end of that story??? "Church member".... "fiancée "...."he acknowledges it'll be a tough month".... "it's worth trying to find out other things about each other". So assuming he is referencing a bit further up in the story where it says..."No rolling in the sheets for the unwed".

????????? They are members of church???? Like no matter what you shouldn't be having sex before you are married. This just jumped out at me and really hurt my brain. And the way that the news story is presented... that viewpoint isn't even considered. Oh... how far has society slide to thinking that sin is the norm?!?

I googled the "Relevant Church" and read their beliefs. Even that seems a bit watered down. Someone needs to go there and recommend that they study I John and Jude.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Random question

So in contemplating the reasoning of some animals this question popped into my head. Just know that I have not attempted to discover the answer for myself yet. So if it is a reasonable question to be asked... take it for what it is.

Before the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11.... could humans and animals understand each other?

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Interesting video on homosexuality

Ok... so here is a topic that I am passionate about.

Is homosexuality genetic, or is it something people choose? What if it's neither! Dr. Julie Harren, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Palm Beach, Florida, discusses the meaning and causes of homosexuality. Dr. Harren is also an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Graduate Counseling Psychology program at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Watch video here

So.... she really doesn't conclude but I want to add my conclusion. That this (homosexuality) is something in lives that the devils gets ahold of to take us away from God. Just like alcohol, all other sexual sins, lust, anger, hatred, drugs, lying etc.

Remember God is bigger than all of this and there is freedom!! This reminds me of one of the first Bible verses that stuck out to me in my own personal quest for truth.

""Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you WERE. But you WERE washed, you WERE sanctified, you WERE justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.""1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Emphasis on "were" is my own. None of this is new... including homosexuality. They were dealing with it in Biblical times. But "what some of you were".... PAST TENSE--- Therefore we weren't born that way!!! The sometimes painful circumstances in our lives when we were growing up allowed the devil to find an opening and exploit it. But there is freedom in Jesus Christ!!!! I thank the Lord personally for that!!