Christians have historically focused on the sin of sodomy for two primary reasons: 1) Paul uses it as a measuring stick for degrees of sin and reprobation in Romans chapter 1 and 2), It brings God's harshest, judgment and destruction on both nations and individuals.
It's not the sin of being a so-called 'homosexual' that causes the problem. That's insinuating that you can indeed be 'born that way'. It is the act of sodomy and it's widespread acceptance that brings God's judgment.
Christians should continue to focus on the sin of sodomy. It is destroying America.
Why do you folks talk to Lincoln? He is worse than useless. And that's not hyperbole. He can't just read whatever his (per)version of choice is. He insists on doing his best to undermine your faith in yours (partly because he's too daft to understand it himself).
Ask yourself: Why would a man who appears to have such disdain for the KJV spend so much time villifying it if he really didn't believe it was powerful? Why is he not content to let you read your AV and he read his whatever? Why is he so obsessed that he turns every thread on SA into a diatribe against God's Word? Why waste his time (for years now!)? And exactly what book does he consider to be God's inerrant Word in the English language? Allow me to answer that one: NONE OF THEM.
Why does anybody care what Al Mohler says, thinks or does? Why does Al Mohler feel compelled to comment on everything and why does the whole world seem to be so interested? WHO CARES? Same goes for Rick Warren, John Piper, RC Sproul, Rob Bell or anybody else. Who are they? What makes their opinion so important? How on earth did I get along for 50 years without hearing what silly Al Mohler thinks about something? Good grief. Study your Bible. It's crystal clear on God's opinion of sodomites and His is the only one that counts. I can assure you that He doesn't want them mingling among His elect. Al Mohler and his opinion are both irrelevant.
If you lived in Georgia (like I do) and knew who Billy Payne is (runs the Masters) you would understand. The UGA Dawgs are like a religion to a lot of folks here. Often to the point of being obnoxious. It's hard to go to any public gathering here without some nut yelling 'GO DAWGS!' at the top of their lungs.
jpw, I'm not at all shocked that these intrusions COULD happen. I'm shocked that anybody with half a brain would suggest that it's OK for them TO happen.
GW Bush and both sides of the congressional aisle declared war on personal liberty and the Bill of Rights via their 'homeland security' nonsense and the American people stepped right into it.
But for otherwise reasonable people to accept the idea that some government entity can be allowed unwarranted access to an individual's home or children is unfathomable. Some of these folks on SA seem to think it's just to be expected! I disagree and anybody who's attempted an even cursory reading of the Constitution should understand why. Where on earth does anybody get the idea that some government agent can get into any citizen's home or personal business without a VERY good reason (and a warrant)?
Isn't that assuming an imaginary negative? Are we to assume that the government has an obligation to enter anyone's home at any time and inspect for 'buggery, bestiality, mormon and muslim polygamy and all manner of evil'? How can it not repulse you to dare suggest living in that kind of police state tyranny? What kind of world must you live in to even suggest that level of government intrusion? Are you aware of the freedoms and rights outlined in our Constitution and Bill of Rights as American citzens? (Assuming Nimfy is an American.) Where do any of you get the idea that any US government entity or agent has a smidgen of unbridled freedom to intrude into my or ANY citizen's opportunity to live as they please within the parameters of our system of law? At what point would you allow the intrusion to end? What you are advocating is facsism.
What some of you (Lincoln, Homeschooler, Dirk Yoder) are advocating are nothing short of gestapo tactics. This is America - it is absolutely none of the government's business whatsoever what goes on in my home or anyone else's home unless there is reason to believe the law is being broken or someone is in physical danger. No government entity or agent should have access without a court issued warrant. How on earth can you justify them entering otherwise? Why is it ANY of their business?
I've known hundreds if not thousands of homeschooling families thru the years and I can't ever remember any of them ever breaking the law or anyone being intentionally injured.
The government schools are where you find metal detectors and roaming police officers, not my living room. If you want the governement to run your life & raise your kids, send them to their schools.
If that is indeed the case, then I sincerely apologize to Jim and I truly appreciate his (Jim's) service to our country. If what Neil says is correct, I am wrong and I am sorry. Thanks, Neil.
But I still believe Jim's posts to be often inane, usually shallow and sometimes even blasphemous. This nonsense he's posted on American homeschooling represents a statist, big government mindset that just gets my goat.
That may be the stupidest thing you've posted yet on an SA thread, Jim Lincoln, and that's saying something.
Where is the world do you get the horribly misguided idea that 'state officials' have any business at all coming into my house uninvited to check on ANYTHING much less to check on my (now grown and gone) children? What is the matter with you? It isd simply NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS.
We homeschooled at our house for over 20 years and I can assure you that if somebody from the 'state' had tried to come into my home without a warrant and an armed escort they would have left sorely disappointed and probably have had their feelings badly hurt.
No 'state official' has any business at all concerning themselves with what goes on in my home (or anyone elses) unless there's a REAL good reason to suspect something. When I notified the county that I would be homeschooling each year, I wasn't asking permission -I was telling them my intentions (as a courtesy).
BTW - How do you manage to post on virtually every single thread here around the clock, Jim? Is your wife still out earning you a living? Does she know what you're doing all day while she's working? Shouldn't you be working? Maybe get a hobby?
Look at the four pictures of the candidates at the top of this article. Romney is made to look strong & noble. Like some kind of determined visionary. The other three are pictured as goofball buffoons.
Americans are being played again by the media, just like we were with Dole and McCain. It's sad.