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In light of the Orlando massacre, The New York Times published a forum of evangelicals writing on the question, “Have Christians Created a Harmful Atmosphere for Gays?” Two noted evangelical leaders, popular blogger Julie Rodgers and professor David Gushee, represented the “yes” perspective. Remarkably, they both hold that kindness and sincere friendship toward same-sex-attracted persons is not enough. Failing to affirm their sexuality does them harm, contributing in measure to demonic...
We hear much in the news nowadays about the evangelical community. Political analysts and various religious leaders and others oftentimes throw the word around and it is assumed that everyone knows who they refer to.
I don't remember if anyone here has ever defined the term; forgive me if they have. I often have friends and nonbelievers use the term to make statements. My impression is that it does not necessarily refer to church attendance (some evangelical may not even...
Christ as Son, and God as Father. Are these superfluous labels, or metaphor, or are these male gender roles vital both to who God is, and our very redemption as the Bride of Christ?
Was it just an arbitrary choice that God revealed Himself as a man arbitrary choices or an expression of who God is.
Could God have come to earth in the flesh as a woman?
Those who do not want to be of God and for God,
God wood burn them up ...
Yet knot really have HIS HEART in ...
(Not suffer contamination of IS-HEART)
So UNPERFECTED BEING is likely to suffer eternal pain ...
Not being present with God...
[Those who want the worst things of humanity - God would let them keep their awful humanity - that they endorse so much - for eternity.]
This post will hurt but truth be told, some prayers are just too much!!!
"O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Heavenly beauty and splendor of the Father, You are the most valued Heavenly treasure.
New Eve, immaculate in soul, spirit and body, Created of the godly seed by the Spirit of God, You are the spiritual Mother of mankind.
Pure Virgin, full of grace then and now, Your whole being was raised Heavenly in full glory, To be elevated above all the hosts within the Kingdom of God.
These are things that we've heard so many times that we've assumed them true, but are they?
Drop a cliché on us (One per customer please. Don't list 50), and explain why it's wrong.
Here's the first:
"God looks at the heart"
This is true, but not in how it's often used.
What God meant: You can't fool me. I know all, and I see all.
How people use it: I know that my son Jack beats his wife, drinks like a fish, and never darkens the doorway of a church, but. . . "God looks at the heart"...