By Coach Dave Daubenmire
February 26, 2015
In his campaign speeches, Obama repeatedly pledged that he would “fundamentally transform America.” If you truly love something, would you desire to “fundamentally transform” it? If I told my wife that I loved her, but wanted to “fundamentally transform” her, I’d better duck…and fast.
If moral values don’t come from the Bible, where do they come from? Does the vote of Congress or a Supreme Court decision make something right or wrong? Is the Bible true or is it made up? If it is made up, what parts of it are we supposed to believe? Do we just pick and choose which things we will believe, and is everyone allowed to simply choose which tenets they believe to be true? When there is conflict in beliefs, where do we turn to straighten them out? The courts? Our Pastors? Our political leaders? If truth is merely an opinion, whose opinion do we listen to?
I’m Proud to be White
Criticism’s Broad Brush
Why is it taboo to criticize the Jews? Not everyone who claims to be a Christian is a good example of Christ, just as not every Muslims is a terrorist. Not all Jews are bloodline Jews, and not all Jews are “God’s chosen people”, yet criticizing Jews and Judaism is the third rail of politics. Why does criticizing any group of people automatically mean the criticism somehow applies to every member of that group?
God Does Not Change
God does not change. This simple truth is a scary proposition for any believer. In fact, it is the fear of the Lord that is the beginning of all wisdom. The Old Testament God was one tough dude. He killed a lot of folks. He destroyed a bunch of cities. He rained fire and brimstone down on a city famous for homosexuality. Christianity teaches that Jesus is God. If it’s true that God doesn’t change, how does the modern church justify the acceptance of homosexuality? You can’t have it both ways. Either God approves of it or He doesn’t. It might be a good idea to get on the same side of the debate as Yahweh.
If a fetus is not alive, why do they have to kill it? Why is abortion a “difficult choice” between a woman and her doctor, if it is just a medical procedure? Is getting one’s appendix removed a difficult choice between a woman and her doctor?
Did you know that Jesus cursed? That’s right, He cursed a lot. But today we confuse cursing with cussing. Many of the words that we consider “curse” words appear in the Bible. To cuss is “to profane” or use unholy words. To curse, is to project evil, harm, or danger upon another. Jesus didn’t cuss, but He certainly did a lot of cursing. The 2nd Commandment has nothing to do with cussing, but rather using the Name of God for an unholy purpose. Do people take the Lord’s name in vain when they calls themselves Christian yet don’t adhere to Biblical positions? Is that worse than cussing?
Jesus Called People Names
Is calling people names a sin? If so, then does that make Jesus a sinner? He called people “vipers, hypocrites, whited sepulchers, a child of hell, fools, serpents…” If Jesus was all about love, why did He use such harsh language when speaking to “sinners?” If Jesus “loves the sinner but hates the sin”, why is it that He casts the sinner into the lake of fire instead of merely the sin? Souls go to hell, not sin.
Lust -vs- Love
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