COPYRIGHT WARNING

In a secular society where the citizens of a nation do not believe in God, the arguments for gay marriage are perfectly legitimate. If, however, a nation is founded upon the belief that God has called its people to honor Him and live according to a righteous standard that is different from the rest of the world, the union of marriage with same sex persons should not occur.

The Constitution of the United States guarantees freedom for all people, irrespective of who a person is or what they believe. The Constitution does not provide protection for perversion or those who act in ways that are in opposition to the laws of nature.

Notice the specific language from the opening text from the Declaration of Independence:

“When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.” 

The United States was founded upon the belief that God has called us as a nation, and that our liberty was given to us from God. If we remove our conviction that God is the source of our nation, and begin to act in ways that are contrary to His laws, we will experience His wrath. See: “America’s Spiritual Heritage.”

[C]an the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis: a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? – that they are not to be violated but with His wrath?[1a] —Thomas Jefferson

To the kindly influence of Christianity we owe that degree of civil freedom and political and social happiness which mankind now enjoys. All efforts made to destroy the foundations of our Holy Religion ultimately tend to the subversion also of our political freedom and happiness. In proportion as the genuine effects of Christianity are diminished in any nation… in the same proportion will the people of that nation recede from the blessings of genuine freedom… Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government – and all the blessings which flow from them – must fall with them. [1b] —Jedidiah Morse

If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”[2a] —Ronald Reagan Read the rest of this entry »


COPYRIGHT WARNING

Those who view gay marriage as a right, often misuse Bible verses for their assertions. The basis for their argument is that certain strange moral behaviors are endorsed by God and the Bible, therefore, no Christian should have any problem with gay marriage.

The following chart illustrates the lack of knowledge that many atheists, critics of the Bible and the LGBT community have, regarding what the Bible teaches:[1]

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COPYRIGHT WARNING

With the recent Supreme Court ruling that permits gay marriage in all 50 states, the LGBT community has adopted a new slogan: “Love Wins.”

Long before the United States acquiesced to gay rights, the followers of Jesus used this phrase to describe the victory that Jesus accomplished upon the cross. When Jesus died, He forever set free; all those who would place their eternal salvation in His hands. Read the rest of this entry »


COPYRIGHT WARNING

Those Who Deny God, Cannot Understand Him

A human being is made up of three components; body, soul, and Spirit. When a person is born, the body is preeminent, it rules the life of the person. Whatever the body wants, it expresses through the desires of the flesh. The soul is the inhabitation of the emotions, where a person expresses their thoughts, feelings and emotions. The spirit, which is the only part of man that can know and understand God, is dead because of sin.[1]

When Jesus told Nicodemus, in John chapter 3, that “you must be “born again,” He was describing the spirit. In order for any person to understand God, or to comprehend His word, first his spirit must be born again, into a new relationship with God. Until our sins are dealt with and removed by God, it is impossible for us to have a relationship with God.[2]

Jesus death on the cross, paid for the sins of all people, for all time. All those who are willing to repent from their sins and come to Jesus for the forgiveness of their sins, are born again—into this new spiritual life.[3]

This is one of the preeminent differences between Biblical Christianity and religion. The religions of man ignore the spiritual side of man, regarding sin, repentance and the need to experience a new life in the spirit. Man’s religion requires conformance into a set of rules or conduct. The Bible reveals that there are no rules that any person can keep that will make them acceptable to God. It is by a reliance upon what Jesus has accomplish that God will accept any person.[4]

To those who do not know God, who have yet to experience this new birth of the spirit, these things are difficult to comprehend. Some even scoff at this possibility and find it impossible to believe. Nevertheless, this is what the text of the New Testament reveals. Read the rest of this entry »


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As I write these word, my dear wife lies in a bed across from me, in the Intensive Care unit of a hospital. Two months ago, she began to experience headaches and a loss of vision. An M.R.I., revealed that she has a Craniopharyngioma, a tumor, about the size of a golf ball, inside the very center of her brain. The optic nerves of her eyes, as well as the Pituitary gland, have been compressed by the presence of this slow growing tumor, during her entire forty-eight years, until it has finally robbed her of all vitality of life.

Two months previous to my wife’s awareness that she would require two intensive brain surgeries, I suffered a heart attack on a remote island in the Philippines. We had been working together for the past five years, to bring relief to the poor of an forgotten people who live in object poverty. Just after midnight, on October 10, 2014, I awoke with a searing pain in the center of my back, left shoulder, arm, and chest. I didn’t know at the time that I was having a heart attack. I had been working so hard that I believed my pain was caused by a torn muscle in my back. I did not receive any treatment for my heart attack for another three weeks. I should have died during the early weeks after this event, but incredibly, I survived. A blood clot had formed in the lower part of my heart that doctors describe as a “Thrombosis.” Nearly one-third of my heart muscle had died during this attack. Shortly after arriving back in the United States for treatment in late November of 2014, we learned of my wife’s brain tumor. Read the rest of this entry »


COPYRIGHT WARNING

Over the course of 40 years, I have heard just about every excuse for why a person will not receive Jesus as their Savior. In all of the reasons that people give for their unwillingness, they all boil down to one source: A desire to live a certain life that they have chosen, without the interference of religion.

There are many who claim that there is no proof for the existence of God. This is perhaps the most preposterous excuse, considering the massive evidence that is available today to prove that God must exist. In these cases, those who make such assertions, do so from willing ignorance. While asserting that no proof exists for God, under investigation, we find that these persons have not done the necessary work themselves to determine whether or not God actually does exist. In an overwhelming majority, most people who make such claims, use the comments and quotes of other atheists, not their own personal research.

I have not met a single atheists who has taken an academic approach to their atheism by sincerely exploring all the facts which empirically prove that God must exist. The arguments that are frequently given are at best; insufficient, at worst; only taken from the words of other atheists. If you listen to persons who are incorrect in their hypothesis or conclusions, then your hypothesis and conclusions will also be incorrect. Read the rest of this entry »


COPYRIGHT WARNING

Where did the laws of the United States originate? To what source did the framers of the Constitution draw their inferences in establishing the rights of citizens for America?

Before the founding of America; before the Constitution existed, there was a standard for all laws that was highly revered and looked upon as the only authoritative source for human law: “Blackstone’s Commentary on the Law.”[1]

When the men who penned the words for the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States, were looking for a just basis for laws that would unite the colonies into one nation, one people, and government, they used the principles of Blackstone’s as the foundation for these laws.

We see evidence for the impact that Blackstone’s Commentary on the Law had on the framers of our Constitution when we examine the words of the Declaration of Independence:

“When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”

This term: “the laws of nature and nature’s God,” came directly from the text of Blackstone’s and is specific in its description for the origin of valid law.*

In this article, we will explore the major precepts of Blackstone’s, in order to understand the mind-set of the framers of the Constitution, when they were seeking to institute the just laws which would convey liberty to all people who would inhabit this land. Read the rest of this entry »


COPYRIGHT WARNING

This morning in South Carolina, the Confederate flag was removed—never again to be publicly displayed. For many millions of Americans, this remaining emblem of the Civil War, continues as a symbol of slavery and hatred.

The battle over slavery was a stunning low point in the early history of America. An issue so divisive, that more than 500,000 men were willing to die to determine the final outcome.

There are some today, who believe that the Bible was responsible for the enslavement of human beings in the early history of the United States.

When we examine the text of the Old and New Testaments we find that it was men who instituted the practice of slavery, not God. There is no place in the Bible where the Bible instructs, nor condones the enslavement of another human being. Read the rest of this entry »


The debate: whether the founders of the United States intended that our country would be founded as a Christian Nation, deriving our laws  from the Bible and the Laws of God, is settled by our discovery of who these men were. As we read through the actual statements of these men, we realize that their entire purpose for framing the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, was to allow those who believe in God, to worship freely, unencumbered by the newly formed government of America.

1. John Adams

SIGNER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE; JUDGE; DIPLOMAT; ONE OF TWO SIGNERS OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS; SECOND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.1 Read the rest of this entry »


COPYRIGHT WARNING

The discussion over whether the United States of America was founded as a Christian Nation, by men who intended that the new government of America would allow the expression of religion in government and schools, is an important subject today. There are many people today who are under the impression that the first amendment, which is referred to as “the establishment” clause of the Constitution, was intended by the framers, as a “wall of separation” between church and state. When we examine the facts of early American history, we find that this was never the intention of this clause. It is only in recent years that the revisionist justices of the Supreme Court have sought to change the original intent of the first amendment.

In this article, the reader will see for themselves, that the intent of the framers of our Constitution was to make certain that the government of the United States, would be prohibited from restricting the free exercise of religion. The establishment clause was not written to keep religion out of government, it was to keep government out of religion. This clause was necessitated by the action of king George of Britain, who sought to make his words, above the words of the Bible. Because he was the king, the people were forced to obey.

The framers of the Constitution wanted to ensure that government never again, infringed on the rights of the people to practice their religion in America. For this reason, they formed a “more perfect union,” that allowed the citizens of America to worship according to the dictates of their conscience, without interference from the newly formed government.

As you read about the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, and the 39 signers of the Constitution, you will be struck by the deeply held belief of these men that the land they were founding should be based upon the Bible and the laws of God.

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COPYRIGHT WARNING

The debate over evolution will never be settled amongst men and women who have no desire to know God. The institutions that convey titles, prestige, and fortunes to those who support the theory of evolution, will never allow those who view creationism as credible, based on the design and fine-tuning of the universe, to be equals amongst astute scientists.

For this reason, very few cosmologists and physicists, when confronted with the stunning facts of the universe—which support intelligence as its source, will publicly declare their belief that a super-intelligent Being is responsible for the cosmos.

Some evolutionists would have us believe that the entire discussion of evolution began with Charles Darwin. In fact, the evolutionary process was being discussed by Anaximander in the 6th century B.C., Descartes, from 1596-1650, Kant, 1724-1804, and Laplace, 1749-1827. Nearly 2,400 years before Darwin, men had considered evolution as a possible explanation for the existence of creation. In every generation, creationism was chosen by educated men as the most reasonable explanation for intelligent life and the universe itself.

The men who founded our great nation had frequently written and discussed the theory of evolution and determined that the existence of man, and the universe itself, made the possibility of evolution, an impossibility. It seems that the men who are responsible for the establishment of our United States, were much more intelligent and reasonable men than the leaders of government, education, and science, today. Read the rest of this entry »