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Where Are Our Voices? (No.2)

May 20, 2012

Where Are Our Voices?
(No.2)

We are in a fight for our spiritual lives. Evil is conducting an assault on every hand. The devil is relentless and the weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. They have the power to demolish strongholds! (2 Cor. 10:4-5) The question is: what are we doing to sustain the battle, to win the war, and to let it be known that we take our stand with God. As stated in last week’s bulletin,

“One of the hardest things to do is to get people to ‘take a stand’ and be heard.”

Most people do not like controversy even though God’s word teaches that we must be controversialists. We must be fearless in the defense of the gospel of Jesus Christ. (l Tim. 6:12; Jude 3)

Where are our voices when a nation and its administrators enact laws that openly defy God’s will? God has stated that
homosexuality is wrong, unnatural, and unacceptable. Yet,
authorities in high places have declared that same sex marriages
should be allowed. God says otherwise! Any attempt to allow what God forbids is defiance, disrespect, and will lead to eternal ruin. No person has the right to contradict God for political, social, or economic reasons. Same sex unions, marriages, and courtships are unacceptable and should not be allowed. God says homosexuals are wrongdoers, and that they will not inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Cor. 6:9-10) God says homosexuality is shameful, unnatural, degrading, impure and depraved. (Rom 1:24-27)

In the beginning God made a man and a woman for one another’s companionship. (Gen. 2:22-25) God made a wife for Adam. The relationship involved Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve! God brought Eve to Adam. He did not bring Eve to Bev! God made a female for Adam. He did not make a hemale for the man! At the beginning the Creator made them male and female. (Mat.19:4) When an acceptable marriage takes place, God joins the man to his wife. (Mat.19:5)

• Same sex marriages have never been acceptable to God.

• Same sex marriages are not now acceptable to God.

• And same sex marriages will not ever be acceptable to God.

Where are our voices in opposition to what is now transpiring in our nation? How can you conscientiously remain quiet knowing what God’s will teaches about what constitutes an acceptable marriage? Would you remain quiet if there were an attack on your financial, physical, and mental well-being? The current attack being made by society’s extremely liberal element is an attack against your spiritual well-being. Will you continue to remain silent?             More to follow.

Ron Daly

New teaching material has been added to the internet teaching
blogs. You may access it by going to the following links.

http://www.exegeticalessays.blogspot.com
http://www.biblicallanguagesresearch.blogspot.com
http://www.dalysnttranslationproject.blogspot.com

We also want to encourage people with bible questions to
write them down and pass them along to someone who is
qualified to give answers from the scriptures.

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Nations That Forget God

February 19, 2012

Nations That Forget God

Psalm 9: 17 says, “The wicked go down to the realm of the dead, all the nations that forget God.” (NIV-20ll) The word translated “nations” is the Hebrew word goy and it means “nation or people.” No nation is so strong militarily, financially, politically or socially that it will continue to stand if it continues to defy the will of Almighty God! There have been many large and powerful empires and kingdoms of days gone by, that were thought to be invincible, but they met their demise when things got so bad that there was no conscience and no tarn-a-round in sight. Ancient Babylon, Greece, and Rome are all examples of “Oh, how the mighty have fallen.” We learn from history that there are certain telltale signs that the road leading to an ultimate fall is being traveled. What are some of the signs that indicate a nation is traveling the road leading to destruction?

First, when it forgets God!

This is seen when those who are its leaders have little if any concern for governing according to principles of righteousness and fairness. Instead, they become seekers of pleasure, hungry for corruptly obtained wealth, and they seek the good-will of human beings instead of God. No nation is stronger than those who lead it! Leaders tend to be the “voice” for the people, especially in a society that elects its leaders. People tend to elect leaders who reflect their political, social, and religious beliefs.

When a nation disregards principles of righteousness and elects leaders based on race, “intelligence,” or to “send a message” instead of right and wrong, something is amiss!

Principles of right and wrong should be the guiding light in all situations.

Second, a nation is traveling the road to destruction when it
devalues human life! There is nothing that magnifies this attitude
more than the practice of abortion. Abortion is the murder of
innocent unborn human beings! Life begins at conception. What
has an unborn baby done that deserves death? We often hear
people say, “It’s about the mothers rights.” No, it’s about the
baby’s life! No nation that murders its own innocent people can
survive the wrath of God.

Murdering unborn children is the taking of innocent life.

One thing that should bother us is the fact that generally speaking, relatively few of God’s own people realize the seriousness of abortion because some cringe when this sin is condemned. God teaches us that the attitude underlying such senseless acts is wrong and inexcusable! (l Tim.1:8-11)

Where is the same clear, emphatic, and bold denunciation of abortion among us as there is of sins of a moral and doctrinal nature? There’s a dead cat on the line somewhere!

Third, a nation’s demise is forthcoming when God’s law of morality and marriage are disregarded! God’s word dearly teaches that the sins of bestiality, adultery, child molestation, lesbianism, rape, and homosexuality will end in hell unless those who practice such things repent. (l Cor. 6:9-11; Rev. 21:8) Sexual sins are not only addictive, but they are also destructive to one’s body, mind, and society. Who would have believed that this nation would “progress” to the point that lawmakers would support same sex marriages?

A person cannot believe the Bible and support, accept, and defend same sex marriages!

Yet, many of those who accept and defend such are “religious” people. This proves that many people have no real concept of what God teaches about true religion. To them religion is just a “belief system.” Atheism is a belief system, and is false to the core!

Ron Daly

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