From the comments at false teacher Mark Sandlin’s recent post.
“You lose points every time you use the phrase “real Christian”… You don’t speak for all Christians, only yourself.”
I don’t care if I lose points with the “Christian” Left — in fact, that’s a good sign if they don’t agree with me! They actively deny the essentials of the faith. Example: They deny that Jesus is the only way to salvation, but that is taught over 100 times in the Bible. Why pick up a book you insist is full of blasphemous lies? https://1eternitymatters.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/should-you-believe-the-authors-of-the-bible-or-the-christians-who-claim-the-writers-were-blasphemous-pathological-liars/
“You most especially cannot speak for God.”
Of course I don’t speak for him in the sense of new revelations, but I can quote him far more accurately than the “Christian” Left. They openly mock his word.
“Use the Bible all you want, but without the original books/letters, all we can do is guess.”
That is demonstrably false and even if it was true, you should be making the same claim against Sandlin and the “Christian” Left. They quote the parts they think they like and claim they are from God. Leopard Theology (aka Dalmatian Theology) is where people claim that the Bible is only inspired in spots and that they are inspired to spot the spots. Then there is Advanced Leopard Theology, where God is also changing spots and adding and removing spots, and, oddly enough, He is only telling theological Leftists and “Progressives.” https://1eternitymatters.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/leopard-theology/
We have thousands of manuscripts from many centuries in many parts of the world, plus the Dead Sea Scrolls, to show us that despite minor differences in spellings and such that we know what the originals said. Even atheist textual critics like Bart Ehrman concede that.
“Allowing same sex marriage will not mean the end of the world. Your life is in no way impacted by same sex marriage.”
No one claimed it would be the end of the world. Our claim is that there are no legitimate reasons for the gov’t to recognize these unions. And as Christians we know that they mock God and that no Christian should support them.
Romans 1:18–20 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
Romans 1:26–27 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
And their recognition by the gov’t inevitably leads to reduced religious freedom, freedom of speech and parental rights. It is happening already and will get worse. Here are 300 examples of the LGBTQX agenda at work — large and small — http://barbwire.com/2014/07/07/300-examples-read-understand-meant-term-homofascism/
Also see what government recognition of “same-sex marriage” did in Massachussetts — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZX55HUPFSU&feature=youtu.be