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Letter to Millennials from the Frustrated Church

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The Bible Police

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“Christian” Is A Label, Not A Life

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Why Do We Read The Bible?

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What Do We Do Now?

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Here’s a couple of probing questions for you:

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Try A Little Tenderness

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When Do We Own Scripture?

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Did You Know You Are God’s Masterpiece?

By Mari Plank
Christian Life Coach
at Rhema Life Coach.com 

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A Perfect Memory

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“In Control” vs. “Controlling”

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Homosexuality

By Rob Morley
Co-founder of Light and Life Ministries
Guest Blogger

While I don’t necessarily advocate demonstrations, nor do I support anything less than love for individuals who practice homosexuality, I like the truth in the caption which is a translation of one of the banners: “Say stop to raping our morality under the name of freedom”

You see, many Christians have become confused and soft in their stance toward the sin of homosexuality. While on the one hand many see it as sin, on the other, they indirectly consent to it through not wanting to take away people’s rights to practice their “sexual orientation”. This is further fuelled by the notion that in order to be loving we should “live and let live” as long as it doesn’t affect others. But, is the negative effect of even a monogamous committed homosexual relationship only confined to the two involved?

Let’s consider who gets affected by someone practicing a homosexual lifestyle. Firstly, he is sinning against God and himself by denying the Creator’s design for his life. Then, just like with adultery and fornication, anyone who practices homosexuality is automatically causing his partner to sin and be missing out on God’s plan for his life. Finally, and what is often overlooked, he is sinning against the community by being a very likely, although not necessarily intentional, influence on others to do the same.

By allowing people to have homosexual relationships, whether monogamous or not, they become billboards that reinforce the idea that homosexuality is a viable lifestyle. Effectively we create an environment where other people can be more easily influenced into the same sin. Many people may fall as a result of the appeal that homosexuality may have on their sinful nature, while others may fall to the deception that homosexuality is a normal social way of life.

The permission to practice homosexuality, along with its promotion in the media and the prolific nature of the practice, can confuse and entice many vulnerable youth and adults into embracing what they may never even have thought of. Let alone the influence that it is having on kids growing up in this environment.

A few weeks ago a teenager who is very close to me and who has grown up in a Christian family and environment spoke to me of how he had wrestled with the question of his own sexuality and whether or not he was homosexual. I wonder to what extent the prevailing climate of open homosexuality that exists in this world has been an influence on his thinking.

As the ecclesia we need to be a clear voice of truth to a broken world. Love is telling the truth!

Seriously causing others to miss out on God’s best may be part of the reason for God’s harsh words

Editor’s Note: Rob and Tina Morely co-founded Light and Life Ministries, a teaching ministry in the bodymorley rob and tina of Christ helping people to understand and effectively apply God’s word, the Bible, as it relates to all of life. “While reaching people with the gospel is essential,” Rob said, “the goal of the Great Commission is to have effectively discipled believers. The Bible deals with all areas of life, but if not taught properly, believers remain ineffective for God’s kingdom in those areas.”

and punishments for this crime. These seeds are sown all around. But woe to those whose seeds germinate! And, anyone who condones this practice is an accomplice. “Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! (Luke 17:1).

I have a very dear family member who has lived an open homosexual lifestyle for years with one partner. I love both him and his partner and recognize that their sin is no different to mine. Our difference before God is not that I am not a homosexual or that I don’t sin anymore, but that I was given a free pardon for all my sins, past present and future, and am now joined to Jesus.  My sins and wayward nature are not held against me anymore and although I still easily sin, it’s not in my new nature to continue in it. And, God wants to do the same for them.

I don’t condemn any homosexual just as I don’t condemn any adulterer, but I do want to warn against the destructiveness of participating in this lifestyle, both to individuals and societies. It’s not the Creator’s plan for anybody!

Finally, some may need to repent of practicing homosexuality, others of supporting it, and others of not loving those practicing it. Whichever it is, God is willing to forgive.

You can contact Rob or Tina Morley via e-mail at lightandlifebibleministries@yahoo.com

So, what do YOU think? Your opinion matters.

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For His Glory 2013 Season Preview

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Jesus Loves . . .Whom Exactly?

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The Problem Of Being Different In Church; Welcoming Differences, Avoiding Divisions

By Rob Morley
Pastor, Real Life Church

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Gun Control And God

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President Obama Won. Now What?

By Bryan Ridenauer
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Tim Tebow, quarterback for the Denver Broncos American professional football team, is impacting  his sport, our society and our language.

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God’s Plan For Man Unfolds From Genesis To Revelation

God gives us evidence of His perfect plan for man on earth in Scripture. What he started with Abraham in Genesis He finishes with Himself and the Lamb of God in Revelation.

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Instant Meditation

I ran across a website today that promises “deep, instant meditation.” They begin their spiel with these words, “Did you know that people who meditate are much happier and healthier than everyone else? It‘s true. And they have greatly extended life spans, too.”

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