Monthly Archives: January 2013

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

In his inauguration speech, President Obama said, “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law – for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.” If “love” is the basis for determining who should be allowed to marry, then why limit the redefinition to just gays? What about intergenerational love like the man and his grandmother who want to marry? What about polygamous marriage for people who love each other? What about the love of a brother and sister who want to marry? Without the Biblical standard for marriage, there is no solid foundation for defining what is moral good versus what is moral perversion.

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When Purple Isn’t – Psalm 96:5

Not all purples are the same! Last night when cutting my hair, I grabbed the purple guard for the clippers and made one quick pass across the top of my head. The length of the hair that fell to the ground told me I had made a mistake. You see, there are 2 purple guards in the clipper set  – one is ¼ inch and the other is ¾ inch, just different hues of purple. The differences are important! Some people claim that all religions are basically the same. However, just as with my purple guards, the differences in religions and their gods are vitally important. Some gods are worthless idols, one is the Creator of the universe. Psalm 96:5 states:

For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the LORD made the heavens.

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Not Works, but Mercy – Titus 3:5

He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy” (Titus 3:5, ESV)

This passage follows closely after this:

For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another (Titus 3:3)

It is not just that we did not do good works, but we were absolutely wicked before God saved us.

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