Many feel shocked and afraid, and typically withdraw. We should feel desperate for help in the midst of overwhelming sin. Name-calling, catch phrases, sound bites, and anger become the weapons of choice. If we were perfect, there would be no need of a relationship with Him.
If I were to give you my e-mail address, and John Pavlovitz will kindly let me do that here, could I ask you some questions in private by e-mail about Medicare sign up and Medicare itself—one Christian to another—so I can feel on more secure ground. The physical part of you is not some property belonging to the spiritual part of you.
When he noticed Rick with pleasure he felt some kind of draw that he did not feel with others that he also noticed. This is the spirit of Neognosticism that is making dangerous headway into our culture. Remember when you stumble that a fall is not the same as a wholesale return to your old life.
We are sinful to the core Jer Notify me of new posts by email. I was born this way. As followers of Christ, we resist immoral behavior and strive to become like Him. A man experiencing this attraction for another man, a married man experiencing this attraction for a woman not his wife, or a man experiencing this attraction for a woman he intends to treat dishonorably are all experiencing a sinful manifestation of this attraction.
You are guilty of coveting when you desire more than what you have received.
Is homosexuality an orientation God intended for some people, or is it a perversion of normal sexuality? No matter how long and hard you prayed you could not make me enjoy eating liver or other organ meats.
Despite the cover impression that a "gay gene" had been discovered, this article gives a fairly balanced consideration to various sides of the debate on the meaning of the research from a secular perspective. We are missing the point if we think that changing the terminology is the only battle out there.
A Look at Three Passages The hard work in all of this is evaluating what we see up against what God would have us to see. When we look at a person who is not our spouse our seeing is to be motivated by purity.