Archive for November 17th, 2006

The Love of God That is in Christ Jesus

Friday, November 17th, 2006

38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38-39 (New International Version)

What a awesome message to us!
No matter what happens, once we have truly accepted Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, we are assured a place in Heaven, with God, forever.
How simple is that? How much straight forward can it be?
It can’t be any simpler. True faith in Jesus Christ as our savior leads to salvation. Period.
If you haven’t made the decision to accept Jesus, do so right now. Invite Him into your life and be part of God’s Love Forever.

Read The Roman Road to Salvation.

Catholics Release ‘Gay’ Ministry Guidelines

Friday, November 17th, 2006

I have a difficult time understanding why it was necessary for these Bishops to meet and determine whether homosexuality is okay or not in the Catholic church. The Bible says it is sin. What is there to debate? It seems to me that their conference only produced a bunch of double-talk. Why is it so hard for people to forget what the world thinks and look to God for answers? God says homosexuality is sin – and He doesn’t care about being politically correct.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, after substantial amendments to the proposed draft that critics had called “gravely flawed,” have approved a new document to guide them on ministry to homosexuals.
The 25-page document, “Ministry to Persons with Homosexual Inclinations: Guidelines for Pastoral Care,” restates the Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality that makes the distinction between “the inclination” and “the act.” While the inclination is “objectively disordered,” the Catholic Church teaches, it is not sinful in and of itself. However, all homosexual acts are considered “objectively sinful.”

In the week preceding this week’s meetings, Catholic physicians and psychologists who had seen the draft copy of the guidelines circulated a list of their specific worries about the wording and the substance of key sections of the document.

Rick Fitzgibbons, a Philadelphia psychiatrist, had been among the experts who contacted bishops to point out significant concerns.

“There is nothing in the document that warns people about the medical risks of homosexuality,” he said.

Other concerns included the use of “hate” terms and the lack of scientific information on the causes of homosexual attraction. The context of the physician’s concern was two-fold: first for the effective pastoral care of homosexual persons, and second, to prevent misunderstanding of the bishops’ intent in light of the recent sex-abuse scandal.

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Jimmy Carter May Lead UN Investigation of Israel

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Does it make sense that someone who claims to be a Christian would go to such great lengths to condemn God’s own people? I think that Jimmy Carter needs to realize that there is a reason he was a one-term president, He should stick to what he knows — peanuts.

As Palestinian Arab rockets struck two Israeli towns yesterday, U.N. bodies prepared to launch no fewer than two overlapping “fact-finding” missions to second-guess Israel’s anti-terrorist tactics. President Carter could head one of those missions.

The U.N. General Assembly is expected to convene a special emergency session tomorrow to deal with the November 8 Israel Defense Force artillery strike on the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun, which killed 19 civilians. A draft resolution for the assembly session calls on the U.N. secretary-general to establish a fact-finding mission into the event and requests that he report back to the assembly in a month.

And yesterday in Geneva, the U.N. Human Rights Council, which in its five months of existence has failed to pass one resolution on any country other than Israel, concluded its third emergency session on the Jewish state. In the session’s resolution, the council called on its president, Ambassador Alfonso de Alba of Mexico, to establish a fact-finding mission to investigate the incident at Beit Hanoun.

A diplomat in Geneva who requested anonymity said the sponsors of the resolution are planning to ask Mr. Carter to head the investigation. Other candidates include the diplomats Martti Ahtisaari of Finland and Sadako Ogata of Japan.

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Wal-Mart Promotes Book Calling God a ‘Fat, Black Dyke”

Friday, November 17th, 2006

The American Family Association has been telling us about Wal-Mart’s support of homosexuality for months now, but this is worse than anything I have heard about the retailer so far. Wal-Mart is promoting “The Little Black Book for Girlz” as ‘the stuff youth need to know’. If you haven’t already begun a boycott of Wal-Mart, I think now would be an excellent time to start. We have to send a message letting Wal-Mart (as well as others who have similar intentions) know that Christians will not support retailers who make light of our God. This article contains some material that you will find offensive, but it is imperative that you read what is going on down at your local Wal-Mart store.

A book that family organizations in Canada had warned about just weeks ago has found its way into the Wal-Mart stock list, and while it calls God a “fat black dyke” and provides how-to information for same-sex experimentation, the store says it’s the “stuff youth need to know.”

It’s called “The Little Black Book for Girlz: A Book on Healthy Sexuality” and it is produced by St. Stephens’ Community House in Toronto, an organization that has fled its Christian foundation.

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