Friday, October 31, 2008

Are there couples that are gay that can be loving and competent parents? I am sure there are, however the best thing for children is a two parent heterosexual married home. What those who do support homosexual marriages, do not understand, is that according to California law family code 297.5, same sex couples ALREADY HAVE the exact same rights as married couples- so the emotional appeal of discrimination of homosexuals does not apply. What the world and society at large is attempting to do, is a smooth calculating removal God's authoritative principle to the given roles of male and females in the covenant of marriage.Man by nature is attempting to implement the dissolving of how SIN fits into the paradigm of sexual activity. Since God has stated in His word what is wrong and right- humans, "leaning to their own understanding", make up their own ideas of right and wrong. For example as Paul states in Rom. 10:13 "For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God". This "deciding" of what is right and "not judging people" and the way they live is a subtle way of redefining the word "marriage". What is really happening is that through the imposition of "gay marriage", gay couples are attempting to remove the stigma of sin and shame that is felt as they engage in an activity that is described as Sin in both the New and Old Testaments of Scripture. Through reasoning and the emotional appeals of political correctness, gays have now gathered the sympathy of a society that had previously viewed them as victims of hatred and discrimination and that now need the rights of being called married. However propositions cannot remove how they feel about themselves and how others feel about them regardless of how many laws are made including the crowning of the title "married" on them.
I personally feel that evil done to anyone because they are gay is wrong and in fact criminal; and I don't think that any believer in Christ should behave in such a way. I also feel that Christ would have reached out to the gay community with the love of God as he did to all. With that said, let us not confuse the issue at hand which is sin. When one engages in the act of homosexual sex or heterosexual sex out of the boundaries of God's ordained covenant of marriage it is in violation of God's law and therefore designated as sin- regardless of yes or no on Prop 8 or any other Prop for that mater. For God says: "woe unto them that call evil good and good evil…" (Isa. 5:20). So attempting to redefine marriage to include: a man and man or a woman and a woman or a man and a dog or a grandmother and a grandson, etc… is as one of the political candidates stated: "putting lipstick on a pig" you can do that if you want- but it's still a pig.

Pastor Paul Starks

Marriage first of all is a cornerstone to the civility and structure of society as God -and not culture- has defined it. In fact by design, long-term heterosexual monogamous relationships are the healthiest relationships for the continuation of the family and offspring as well as the next generation that will be developed -therefore the government and state has a vested interest in protecting this institution and its designation as well as it's definition including the boundaries as to what it is and what it isn't.

Friday, October 24, 2008

A sad but true clip

Unfortunately a lot of churches are caught up in being everything but church. Listen as Dr. David Wells describes the weakness and softness of the modern church. He accurately describes a church of today that is so compromised that it will act and be anything to get and keep people in the pews

Sermon: "How Close Are You and God?"