An open letter to Matthew Vines regarding his contention that one can be “gay” and a “Christian” and being “gay” is not sin. This answers his contention with Scripture, demonstrating that he willfully ignored important and pertinent teaching from Scripture to “prove” his point.
A warning about the time.
What? Are members of the military not worthy to be presented the gospel? Instead of trying to reach them, you preach hate. Are you kin to Fred Phelps? You must be spiritually, because you share a common spirit.
Wouldn’t it be so much better to have the spirit and attitude presented in the following passage?
This lesson focuses on the failure of Israel to maintain the truth and how that relates to the New Testament church. It is a lesson we should all pay heed to as no church or individual is immune from failing.
The follow-up documentary also highlights the dangers of learning that you are involved in a system that teaches and promotes a lie, and upon leaving that system, having no one to actually teach you the whole counsel of God and explain the Scripture to you. It is frequently the case that individuals who leave such systems, end up being snared by other belief systems that are also wrong, just in a different way. Though there is a church in that community which ministers to those leaving the Amish doctrine, it also has errors which lead astray those involved in it.
A BBC produced story of the persecution of Bible-believing Amish by the Amish church.
The audio from the Wednesday night lesson on rebellion and authority.
And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the LORD: for he is an holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins. If ye forsake the LORD, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you good.
The pull to allow allegiance to the nation one was born in to take precedence over the kingdom of God is quite strong. After all, it is natural to hold an allegiance to the land of one’s nativity.