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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