Archive for September 2013

Homosexuality and the Church

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The focus of this article is to believers within the Church on the issue of homosexuality.

All unrepented sin is offensive to God and those who practice a lifestyle of unrepented sin will not inherit the kingdom of God. Gal 5:19-21; – (look through this list carefully and we all will see areas we are vulnerable in.) We shouldn’t judge the sin of homosexuality with any greater severity then we do those other sins listed in this passage. We all face temptations and we shouldn’t be any less compassionate to a fellow believer who struggles with the temptation of homosexuality then the temptation of hatred ect… All of us at one time were dead in our sin. Eph 2:1-3; But when we accepted salvation we were freed from the slavery of sin Rom 6:17-18; And we were washed, sanctified and justified in the name of Jesus by the Spirit of God. 1 Cor 6:9-11;

Understanding who we are and where we came from should humble us and give us the right attitude to approach this subject.

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World Views (Presuppositional Apologetics)

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Every human being’s beliefs about the world has a starting point, a line of reasoning that has a beginning. Most have not even taken the time to think about the fact that they have this starting point, but everyone, no one excluded, has a starting point to all lines of reasoning. Most assume their starting point without giving it any thought.

This starting point can be described as a world view. A world view is comprised of a set of presuppositions and is controlled by an ultimate authority. Some will insist that they have no world view. They may say that they are completely objective and weigh all the evidence for all arguments and choose the one with the most evidence. This may sound good at face value, but the belief that we need to except the possibility of everything and weigh all the evidence is in itself a world view and a rather absurd and self-refuting one at that. They will say they are completely objective but by their own definition of their world view they exclude all world views that they don’t believe to be objective therefore they are not being completely objective. These same people often claim to be tolerant but won’t tolerate a view they deem intolerant. This means they will only tolerate those that share their world view of tolerance. This is very intolerant and therefore refutes their own world view. No human being is completely objective. All approach the evidence with a set of presuppositions and an ultimate authority. As a Christian I do not claim to be completely objective or tolerant. I will not even waste any time examining evolution to see if it might be true or has enough evidence to support it. Any world view outside of the Bible has to argue for itself by borrowing presuppositions from the Biblical world view therefore I have no reason to even entertain it. (I will expound on this further in the article)

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