Christian Sexual Conservatism Today

 

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Christian Sexual Conservatism Today

Sexual temptations have been around since the beginning; one of the prevalent sins that prompted GOD to inflict “The Flood” – to cleanse earth. Nevertheless some questionable situations continued after “The Flood” the most notorious probably is the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. Surely you are aware of that story, if not d Read Genesis Chapters 1223 ESV. 

Lot and Daughters
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                                               Genesis 18:20-21 ESV

Lot Fleeing

Then the Lord said, “Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great and their sin is very grave, I will go down to see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry that has come to me. And if not, I will know.”

 

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Christian Sexual Conservatism Today

Sexual temptations have been around since the beginning; one of the prevalent sins that prompted GOD to inflict “The Flood” – to cleanse earth. Nevertheless some questionable situations continued after “The Flood” the most notorious probably is the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. Surely you are aware of that story, if not d Read Genesis Chapters 1223 ESV. 

Lot and Daughters
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection, The New York Public Library. “Lot and his daughters” New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 7, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1fe2fb00-504e-0135-fecb-5524b514baba

One of the saddest ironies that exists in our culture aside from sexually transmitted diseases from sex outside of marriage is unwanted pregnancies resulting in killing unborn children.
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Abstinence still works but if you partake in sexual sin use some form of birth control at least. It is unbelievable that our healthcare industry takes pride in saving premature babies while at the same time destroys in abortions babies older than the premature children.   

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When Christians Fall to Sexual Temptation we Loose our Effectiveness as Witnesses for Jesus.

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What Concerns Me as a Christian?

People today think GOD has changed and there is no reference to sexual immorality in the new Testament.

1 Corinthians 6:18 ESV 

Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.

Galatians 5:19 ESV 

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality,

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ESV

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.  

The Bible is Clear and GOD has not Changed.

Hebrews 13:8 ESV

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Christians take their name from Jesus Christ, think  about it . . . he is still the same son of GOD.

 


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One of the saddest ironies that exists in our culture aside from sexually transmitted diseases from sex outside of marriage is unwanted pregnancies resulting in killing unborn children.
Premature 2

Abstinence still works but if you partake in sexual sin use some form of birth control at least. It is unbelievable that our healthcare industry takes pride in saving premature babies while at the same time destroys in abortions babies older than the premature children.   

When Christians Fall to Sexual Temptation we Loose our Effectiveness as Witnesses for Jesus.

Internet Danger

What Concerns Me as a Christian?

People today think GOD has changed and there is no reference to sexual immorality in the new Testament.

1 Corinthians 6:18 ESV 

Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.

Galatians 5:19 ESV 

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality,

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ESV

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.  

The Bible is Clear and GOD has not Changed.

Hebrews 13:8 ESV

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Christians take their name from Jesus Christ, think  about it . . . he is still the same son of GOD.

 


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Are People Here on Earth Just to Have Fun

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Are People Here on Earth Just to Have Fun?

Having fun “IS” a good thing and part of life – even animals play and enjoy doing so. Fun, however it is not our primary purpose and fun at the expense of others is even more sinful.

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Ecclesiastes 12:13 ESV 

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.  

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With so much life ahead of them I know that those children must be taught right from wrong, all about GOD and what GOD’s purpose for them will be and, too soon,  how to be productive citizens. It is a challenge that we have faced and they soon will face. We do not expect to live out our lives dashing about playfully all day without an awareness of who we are and who GOD is.

 

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Jeremiah 29:11 ESV

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.    


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Why Do Christians Believe The Bible Is Complete

The Bible Is Complete

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The Bible is complete because at the end of Revelation it is revealed to us. It is a warning about adding to or taking away parts of it. The Bible is a contract with GOD and honest people know it is illegal and morally corrupt to alter agreements between human entities so unilaterally, how much more is it sinful and evil to attempt to alter The Word of GOD.

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Especially for any person’s or persons’ self gain. We know sin is not rewarded in fact it is an affront to our Holy GOD.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV 

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

 

 

Revelation 1:1 ESV 

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show  his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, . . .

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Revelation 22:18-19 ESV 

I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

Scripture can only help us to be more Christ like if it is stable, sound and self proving.

Our Faith dictates we accept what GOD commands and live according to GOD’s standards. Where to we acquire this knowledge? The Bible in its completeness provides all we need to know, do and become acceptable to GOD because of our acceptance of Jesus  and what He has done.

 


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How to Break the Cycle of Revenge

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How to Break the Cycle of Revenge

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My Sisters and Brothers in Christ surely you must know how destructive a cycle of revenge  is: The Bible is clear about that and so is the message Jesus gave on how to avoid or stop this human violent characteristic.

Romans 12:19 ESV 

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”what Jesus said about violence

Revenge

I am not referring to self defense for even the Disciples carried swords. The sense here is forgive an offense and set it aside – or forget it.      

How Destructive is this Violent Cycle?

Affects all Involved

Look to history, yet, wars of annihilation and genocide are still taking place even now. Tribes, nations, countries, races, religions  even families. Feuds, revolutions, terrorism and hate fuel these cycles. Jesus taught a better way:

Matthew 5:38-39 ESV 

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.


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How Many gods do Humans Worship

Humans Worship and have Worshiped many gods

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We Christians Worship One GOD

1 Timothy 2:5 ESV 

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

Trinity

We believe in one GOD  three persons: Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. That should not be too great a mystery since GOD created us in GOD’S likeness – we are flesh, mind and soul are we not? Many of my Christian Brothers and Sisters may say I am over simplifying the Trinity with that metaphor yet, it gives those of us who are less philosophical something to help us to understand (akin to a triangle, water-ice-vapor, a three leaf clover, egg shell-egg white-egg yolk and on to ever more complex illustrations).

Matthew 28:19 ESV

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Water

 

Consider this: GOD comes to and came to us. We can do nothing except believe, trust Jesus and worship.

All we need to know is contained in the Bible. Old Covenant and New Covenant.

Love of God

All we need to do is accept The Grace of GOD offered by the Perfect Sacrifice of Jesus Christ and allow The Holy Spirit to teach and guide us. We do good because we then know what good is and appreciate that because of Jesus we will experience the GOD’S Mercy for eternity. We want to worship out of gratitude and share the Good News with all people.

Romans 6:23 ESV 

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Worshiping God


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Does Life Make Sense

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Ecclesiastes 3:1 ESV

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

Wondering

Having lived a long life I have learned that much of which I thought I knew was in error or limited by ignorance on my part. It seems that lately I find myself murmuring, “I never knew that”.  Sometimes I simply recognize that I have changed my perspective and that has altered my thoughts. So many things seem to flip-flop as well: eggs are not good for you . . . eggs are good for you; aspirin is good now its bad and so on. Humans know all about “blank” no wait that is all wrong it is “blank”. Take comfort in knowing:

Hebrews 13:8 ESV 

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Everlasting

 

Humans Have A Special Relationship with GOD and Creation

Genesis 1:26 ESV 

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

Dominion is responsible and compassionate stewardship not greedy exploitation: Read the Bible

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Jeremiah 29:11 ESV 

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Seek GOD’S way and trust GOD for guidance.

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Psalm 150:6 ESV

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!


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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Where are you going Christian?

Where are You Going

Where are you going Christian?

Philippians 3:13-14 ESV

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Ten-commandments

What are you doing Christian?

Colossians 3:17 ESV 

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Honesty

Why are you doing that Christian?

James 1:22 ESV

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

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Where are You Going  It has been my experience that most people do not like to be questioned. Calling into question what we are all about and what we think we hope to ​_achieve can be an uncomfortable experience. A few

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GOD Does not Need Things

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GOD Does not Need Things

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Our GOD does not need things not even sacrifices for sin since Jesus paid the price for inequity for all time. So why do we worship, make offerings, confess sin and strive to do good? Yes these please GOD but the processes are for our benefit. By doing these things we are reminded that we are part of GOD’S creation and the definitions of “Good” and “Evil”  derived from GOD’S standards – as revealed in The Bible.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

GOD Loves us Unconditionally

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Worshiping God

Romans 5:8 ESV

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

GOD will not love us less or love us more  based on our  actions or omissions. The things we do that GOD enjoys is for our benefit: a better life, blessings, rejecting evil desiring to learn more each day about GOD and the ways of doing things. ALL FOR OUR BENEFIT.

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When we accept that we are sinners and that Jesus paid the ultimate price for sin by dying on the cross GOD sees us covered by the righteousness of Jesus. We are Saved. 
 

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Matthew 22:37-40 

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and ​_with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first  And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”


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I will Stay with You

Happy Thanksgiving

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I will Stay with You​

In Old-age
In Illness

 

Making a commitment is easy but keeping it may not be so. In marriage we agree “for better or worse”; can we live up to it? When a spouse lets you down? Is not all you expected? Becomes ill? Is dying? Comfort the dying by remaining with them and reassuring them of you love and GOD’S Love.

James 5:12 ESV

But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.  

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Jesus is with us

Matthew 28:20 ESV

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Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

End of Life

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