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Here is something I read on Facebook.
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Emily Thomes once lived a lesbian lifestyle. She considered herself a Christian but only believed those parts of the Bible that didn’t condemn her way of life. She began attending a Bible study about the attributes of God and as she came to understand God better she also began to see herself as she really was. Here is her description of what happened.
I was grieved that my whole life I’d been sinning against Him, not only in my dating life but in every other way, too. My drunkenness, my haughtiness, my refusal to submit to what had been plain in His word all along but that I’d denied because I didn’t want to give up my autonomy; I claimed faith but had no concern with what God actually said or wanted of me. I was overwhelmed with the love and mercy He was showing me in letting me live long enough to repent and truly trust in Him. I didn’t know what my life would be like or what I was going to do, but I knew what I was not going to do anymore. It was incredibly clear. That day was the day the Lord granted me eyes to see Him as holy and righteous and myself as a sinner desperately in need of His forgiveness and grace.
Nearly one third of the Bible consists of prophecies. Some of these prophesies have been fulfilled while some will be fulfilled in the future. You would think that people who believe the Bible and read it regularly would be well informed on this subject. That isn’t always the case because many prophecies are hard to understand and there are a lot of conflicting ideas about what they mean. If you have a hard time understanding this subject you might be able to find help at this site: raptureforums.com. Read the rest of this entry
A friend of mine started a blog called Thoughts from my back porch, Some of you might enjoy reading it.
Have you ever wondered what famous author your writing is most like? If so you can find out here:
Write something or copy and paste something you have already written on the internet and ask the program to analyze it. It will tell you what well known author you most resemble.
Apparently my writing style is a cross between Anne Rice’s and Arthur Clarke’s. I submitted five posts from this blog. Three resembled the writing of Anne Rice and two that of Arthur Clarke. Obviously having the same style as an author doesn’t mean you have the same talent. If it did I could have been a professional author all of my life rather than having to do manual work and I would probably be famous today.
Recently I published a post called Transgender – the other side of the story in which I listed some sites of organizations that opposed society’s support of people who wish to change their genders. Since then I have learned about another such site. It is called help4families.org.
Help4Families acknowledges that the struggles gender-confused people endure are more than psychosomatic; they are real and they need to be addressed seriously, with godly compassion. But God’s compassion cannot—must not—be divorced from His perfection and His sovereign, righteous rule. Just as Jesus concurrently displayed God’s compassion and righteousness (John 8:2-11), so must His followers (Galatians 6:1-2; Ephesians 4:15; Jude 1:22–23).
There is a lot of news about transgender people in the media today. Most of the stories support the belief that some people are really of the opposite gender of the bodies they are born in and we need to support their decision to live as their “real” gender. Among other things this means they should be allowed to use the restrooms and dressing rooms of their choice and not be be limited to using the ones assigned to their physical gender. Anyone who objects is condemned as being transphobic.
Although we live in a culture which believes we should affirm transgenders by allowing them to live as they choose there are still some who disagree with this. Here are some sites that reject the popular views. Read the rest of this entry
Many people believe that science and the Bible contradict each other and that we must choose to believe one or the other. William T. Pelletier, also known as The Bible-Science Guy, has a blog that proves that this isn’t true. He discusses science from a Biblical point of view.
Here is his introduction.
Here is the table of contents for the blog.
The author of the blog doesn’t do his job alone. He has a Jack Russell terrier named Kepler who sometimes who sometimes contributes articles. (I suspect that he has some help from his master.) Here is Kepler’s latest post.
If you have a problem and need a professional counselor you probably won’t have much trouble finding one unless you want a counselor who believes the Bible and uses that as the basis for his work. Most counselors base their work on secular beliefs. One organization that does offer Biblical counseling is Restoration Counseling Ministries. Here is their website: Restoration Counseling Ministries.
The Restoration Counseling center was founded in January 2016 by Dr. David Johnny Nixon and Joshua Agan. Both have served as church planting pastors and still serve actively in ministry today. The counseling center is designed to be a help to pastors by lightening their load and offering specialized help as they strive to shepherd the flock God gave them.
Based out of South Georgia, Restoration Counseling serves as the official counseling provider for multiple Georgia municipalities, several private organizations, and most importantly, we help pastors and churches across the country.
They offer both local and long distance counseling. Here are the services they offer: Getting Started
I met Joshua Agan several years ago on an internet forum and I have read one book that Dr. Nixon has written so I am confident that they both know the Bible well and will use it as the basis for any counseling they offer.
God established marriage as a lifelong union between a man and a woman. One purpose was to ensure that every child would be brought up and trained by his biological parents.
Did he not make them one, with a portion of the Spirit in their union?And what was the one God seeking? Godly offspring. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and let none of you be faithless to the wife of your youth. (Malachi 2:15)
Sometimes this plan is disrupted by the death of one or both of the parents. This is unfortunate but it isn’t anyone’s fault. But sometimes the plan is disrupted because of the actions of one or both of the parents. Parents get divorced or conceive children without getting married. Children may end up being raised by a gay couple; they have two mothers or two fathers, rather than having a mother and a father as God intended. These situations usually come about because people care more about their rights than they do about the welfare of their children. There is an organization called Them Before Us that seeks to remind us of our responsibilities to our children both by stories of how children are affected and by scientific studies that show that God’s plan is best.