Transgenderism

   Male and female icon vector symbols        I want to be clear, we should be as loving as possible to people experiencing gender dysphoria. This is not about hating anyone, as Christians, we are forbidden to hate even our enemies. Love isn’t just about 100 percent acceptance. For example, if someone with anorexia comes to you and says that they want you to drive them to get a tummy tuck, you would take one look at a 90-pound 5ft 6 in woman, you would know that this person does not need a tummy tuck, they need help from a doctor that can help them deal with the false image that they have of themselves.   The loving thing would be to take them to a doctor that can help them with thier real issues. Accepting the person’s belief that they are fat, when they are actually overly skinny could actually kill them, well-intentioned or not. When a person’s mind says something that the actual body rejects, it isn’t the body that needs to be corrected, it is the false idea in their mind that needs correction.

Don’t take my word for it, please watch this video featuring Dr. Michelle A. Cretella, MD, FCP is the President of the American College of Pediatricians. She is a board certified general pediatrician with a special interest in adolescent mental and sexual health.

I say again we must love these people, but that doesn’t mean that we should encourage them to get healthy body parts removed, and it does not include giving a man in a dress the right to frighten everyone in the locker rooms, and bathrooms across the world.

What theory of truth should a Bible-believing Christian accept?

WINTERY KNIGHT

Investigation in progress Investigation in progress

I was just thinking to myself this week about why I keep running into people who identify as Christians who are open and unrepentant about habitual sin. Now, I’m not perfect, but you don’t see me out there in public saying that the Bible is wrong. I would not claim that some behavior that was condemned by all previous generations of Christians is suddenly ok.

So, I thought and thought and thought about it, and here is what I came up with. Somehow, people have come to a view of Christianity that tells them that Christianity is not something that is true about the universe out there. Instead, Christianity is “true” in the sense that it “works for them”.

So they aren’t saying that God actually exists or that Jesus actually rose from the dead, because they don’t know if those things are objectively true. They’re just…

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Houston Pastor Reportedly Refused to Host Funeral for 93-Y-O Member Because She Didn’t Tithe Enough

   I am so angry right now!  A 93-year-old woman attended the same church all her life until she had to go to a nursing home. During part of that time, she was in a coma.  Her preacher was asked to perform her funeral service for her when she died. He said no. His reason was that she wasn’t up to date with her tithing!   I guess he wanted her to wake up from her coma, and walk to church, and pay him with money she probably no longer had because of her nursing home bills.
Houston Pastor Reportedly Refused to Host Funeral for 93-Year old Member Because She Didn’t Tithe Enough

Jude 3-4 King James Version (KJV)
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.  For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Everyone who goes to church wants to trust their preacher/teacher, but with all the crazy stuff going on in the Church today, it is clear that we have to be watchful! There was only one perfect preacher that has ever graced this Earth and his essential teachings can be found in his book, The Bible. We must have some grace when judging what our preachers do and say, but we must also be sure that the preacher is preaching about the Christ that is found in the Bible. Those preachers who deny the basic tenets of the Bible, who are teaching for the love of money rather than the love of Christ, or whose moral behavior crosses the line so deeply that they should be in jail, or become proud of their sin, should not be leading Christians.

If you are concerned about your pastor’s ability to lead fellow Christians, nicely and with respect have a talk with him, bringing appropriate Bible verses with you.
If you are still troubled by the pastor when your talk is over, go to a couple of elders in the Church, and talk to them, and if they agree with you set up a meeting with your preacher, and bring along the elders that you talked to.  If the elders are as concerned as you, then it is time to go to the congregation as a group.

If nothing works then pray, and study the Bible until you have decided if the issue is one that can possibly be overlooked with grace, or if it warrants looking for a more Biblical Church to attend.

Acts 17:11  (KJV)
11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

If you don’t have enough time to read the Bible, please consider getting an audible one, so you can listen to it in traffic, at lunch, or any other time that you are unable to read, but still able to listen.

DO YOU REALLY LOVE GOD OR IS IT JUST THE RIGHT THING TO SAY? | BE BLESSTIFIED!

But, do you love Him? Or do just feel it’s the right to say? You may even be afraid not to say it. Which is a healthy fear and reverence of God, but still isn’t love.When you love someone, you want to be in their presence as much as possible, in fact you look forward to it. When you love someone you want to know what’s important to them. When you love someone you don’t want to hurt them, intentionally or unintentionally.

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