Yes, it is back. For the fourth time. I finished the T-cell transplant process in early January, and it was already coming back as early as April/May. I have three spots where it returned – by my kidney, my mid-section, and my right thigh. The last one is extremely rare and was tough to diagnose. It is pressing on my sciatic nerve and has caused great pain for a couple months. My right foot is immobile for now. I was actually glad that a tumor was causing this because the MRI had already shown that it wasn’t my back. If it hadn’t been this tumor causing it, then it would have been quite the mystery. We’ve tried many pain control options for the leg, but most have failed.
Next step: Biopsy to confirm the type of cancer, and then hopefully I’ll qualify for a clinical trial that looks promising. If that doesn’t work, then options are limited.
We are blessed at being good at enjoying whatever time we have. Even though we only had a few months in the first half of the year when I was feeling healthy and energetic, we had a great time doing normal things and getting back to dancing together. We were even able to do a dance competition. God willing, we’ll get some remission and healing soon.
As always, we completely trust in Jesus and pray that He will use all this for his glory.
I probably won’t be blogging for a while. These things take a lot of time and focus. But I’ll still try to read your blogs. And I want to finally finish a book I’ve been working on called Manage Your Mission. It is about the approach I’ve taken to life the last few decades with respect to the “7 Fs” (Faith, Family, Fitness, Field (vocation), Friends, Fun (entertainment), and Finance) that has worked spectacularly well. The idea is to ensure you have your priorities straight for the categories and that you have concrete ways to excel in each of them. I couldn’t control the cancers, but I controlled what I could and have no regrets about that course.
Transgender ‘Rights’ vs. Common Sense — Male inmate impregnates two female inmates. Shocking. This is so simple to solve. People with XY chromosomes shouldn’t be in women’s sports competitions or in women’s prisons, but if moronic and malicious Leftists want to pretend they are women then the men should have to cut off their penises. Problem solved. Hardest hit: Caitlyn Jenner, Lia Thomas
I always make short prayers, so I’m safe here. Seriously, watch for the pastors – especially at megachurches – who are all about their glory and not that of Jesus. Also, note that some sins have greater consequences than others. All sins separate us from a perfect and Holy God, but not all sins have the same temporal or eternal consequences.
Luke 20:46–47 “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love greetings in the marketplaces and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, who devour widows’ houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”
Victoria’s Secret Went Woke. Now They’re Laying Off 160 Management Positions — Hopefully, they are firing those who made the woke decisions. Women want to see what they could look like in clothes, not what overweight people do look like. And what moron hires a sworn enemy, who happens to be an androgynous, unattractive woman (Megan Rapinoe), to help market the company? You have to be really bad at business to think you can write-off all of your base customers and win over even more new customers.
Beni Johnson Of Bethel Church Has Died — Sad for her family and friends, of course, but a complete indictment of their false teachings about healing. From Bill having to wear glasses to Beni’s death, these wolves live with constant evidence that their core message is fake.
Yes, this is super-gross. This food delivery company made a video telling gays how to get less feces on their penises when having sex. Ironically, while the homosexual lifestyle is disgusting, they exploit the “ick” factor in knowing that most people don’t want to talk about what they actually do. But toilet paper is a 20+ billion dollar industry for a reason. The fact that gays have to be encouraged to use condoms — and often still don’t! — is an additional sign of their pathology. There is nothing wrong with periodically reminding people that homosexual sex involves feces-covered genitalia.
The SBC Wants To Die On Redefining Adultery / Jennifer Lyell is not an abuse survivor — They’ve gone full feminist and started infantilizing women as being unable to have any accountability. “She was a 26 year old woman having sex with a seminary professor over the course of 12 years as she climbed up the corporate ladder within the Southern Baptist Convention. As a Lifeway executive, she held more sway over his career than he ever could over hers. The SBC would pay her over $1 million dollars.”
What the public school did to the teacher who warned a student about transformer regret — That is so creepy how CRT is tied to the “trans” craze. How satanic to make the kids feel bad and unpopular and then offer them the LGBTQX pass to the front of the line. As if you didn’t have enough reasons to keep your kids out of government schools! “I have since spoken to more than a dozen ROGD [Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria] parents and parent-group leaders who tell a similar story. Their schools compulsively tell their children how awful it is to be white, how white people enjoy unearned “privilege,” how they benefit from “systems” put in place by and for white people for the sole purpose of oppressing “people of color.” Plagued by guilt, the children—almost all of them girls—rush to the sanctuary of “LGBTQ+” identity. Once there, they are catapulted into hero status.”
He’s a corrupt liar who sold out U.S. interests to foreign countries, and the media has known this. But they refused to tell you.
United Church of Christ Funeral For Roe — It is no surprise that these Molech-worshiping ghouls mourn when fewer children are slaughtered. The UCC keeps losing members. In addition to the ejector seats, it might be because “Christian” Leftists worship the ability to crush and dismember their children.
The only good news is that the wolves got warm and took off the sheep’s clothing. Anyone supporting the UCC has zero excuses before God. They know they are rebelling against God and worshiping Satan and do it anyway.
One of our Italian Greyhounds drank half a glass of wine once and didn’t spill a drop. She normally got up at 6:00 AM, but slept until 10:00 AM the next day. She had a doggie hangover.
Pure gaslighting from the “media” in pretending that Gray was wrong with her original comments. Notice how the host never offered facts or logic as to how one “really” changes gender, but just assumed it was true. Classic question begging. But Gray took the coward’s way out, so now no one will respect her. Despite her claim, being part of the Pervert Lobby doesn’t make you a hero. The bar for heroism is a *little* higher than having butt-sex with another guy. And just because you think you are something doesn’t make it so. If you want to be “who you are” then be the gender that matches your chromosomes. Anything else is fake.
My 87-year-old mom said she’d heard about Monkey Pox. I told her that as long as she stays out of gay orgies then she has nothing to worry about. She laughed, but it put her at ease over the latest “pandemic.”
I can’t imagine why small business owners and employees would still vote Democrat after what was done to them during the pandemic.
Anyone hiring a freak like this isn’t doing it based on the employee’s merits, but to rub your face in the Pervert Agenda. Not pictured: Rachel Levine. Any entity that hires people like this has too much money to spend.
I accidentally turned my music on my iPhone during Sunday School once, and it happened to play Call Me by Blondie. People thought it was my ringtone, which would have been appropriate.
Paying for abortions makes you an accessory to murder in God’s eyes. Woe to all the corporate ghouls who knowingly fund these.
Yep, the pro-aborts exploit rape and incest victims to justify killing children for any reason.
To paraphrase Christopher Hitchens: Any “____phobia” term was created by perverted fascists to manipulate weak-minded people.
Another great episode of this Podcast (you can also listen on any Podcast app). This one had a terrific analysis of Islam, especially how women are treated. Lots of points you can use and share. Be sure to like and subscribe on YouTube. It is really well done.
We celebrate Valentine’s Day at Arby’s (OK, we usually go out dancing as well). We got married right out of college and got dressed up and went out on a Friday night for our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple. We never thought about making reservations. The lines were unbelievably long so we left and ended up at the Arby’s drive-through. Then we went back to the apartment and watched Miami Vice. Good times! A couple years back, through the magic of IMDB and Netflix (before I canceled it), we were able to watch the same episode of Miami Vice that we watched that night. Boy, did it suck.
P.S. I don’t like to brag, but I’m an Arby’s alumnus. I worked at one the summer after my freshman year in college. Oddly, that doesn’t translate into discounts with them. A little bit after I left, the assistant manager stole the weekend receipts and a bunch of roast beef. Spoiler alert: He got caught. We had joked about him doing that, but apparently, he was serious about it.
Big roundup to start your weekend! Grab some coffee and enjoy.
I sometimes think through this Psalm on Sunday mornings, along with Psalm 122:1.
Psalm 100:1–5 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
Psalm 122:1 I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”
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Is the SBC ruled by women and children? Short answer: Yes. Many churches that don’t officially ordain women pastors still have de facto women pastors in leadership over men. The SBC is so corrupt at the top. Their approval and defense of Ed Litton’s rampant plagiarism were all you needed to realize that. And they continue to infantilize women and assume they have no moral agency and accountability. Example: This woman was 26 years old when an affair started and she continued with it for 12 years — but they treat her as a victim — SBC Woman Reportedly Paid $1.5 Million for Having 12 Year-Long Affair with Married Man.
The SBC is going the same route as the United Methodists. The believers should split now.
Isaiah 3:12 My people—infants are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, your guides mislead you and they have swallowed up the course of your paths.
WaPo Seemingly Perturbed by TX Abortion Law Saving Twins: ‘Glimpse of What Much of the Country Would Face’ — There will be thousands, and perhaps millions, of stories like this in the coming years. Yes, some women will travel to other states to kill their children. But many won’t. The Leftists will lament how these children weren’t crushed and dismembered, of course. But couple this with the increased concern by women about pregnancies — so much so that they are threatening sex strikes and fewer hookups, and beta males are getting more vasectomies — and abortions will go down significantly. I hope more women give up children for adoption rather than raise them as single mothers. Yeah, it is still a fallen world, but overturning Roe is a great thing to celebrate.
Make no mistake: Abortion-loving Leftists wanted these kids dead.
Brought to you by the Left — including the “Christian” Left. Ugh. If only they’d say, “Stop having butt sex and you’ll eliminate many medical problems! Gay sex involves feces on genitals. It is gross. Don’t do it.”
“Grab some UNO cards (a few of each color) and place them in the middle of the group. Have your students take turns going around in the circle turning over the next card. Follow the instructions (below) as to what to do with that particular card. This exercise is best with groups of 6-8 students.”
RED – you give a prophetic word to the person on your left about their financial situation.
GREEN – you give a prophetic word to the person on your right about their relationship with someone close to them
YELLOW – you choose who to give a prophetic word to in the group about their career/employment/job
DRAW 2 – give any 2 people in the group a prophetic word about their identity
WILD CARD – choose whether you give a prophetic word to someone about their destiny or choose someone to give you one about your destiny.
This is golden. Joe Biden says abortion would “abort a child.” Hey, we agree! I’ve been encouraging people to use “child” instead of “baby” because the former is more precise. If pro-aborts say the unborn aren’t children, I refer them to dictionary.com, which lists a human fetus as one of the definitions of child. And now we can just quote Biden on the matter. Please use and share this!
And not just because abortion will still be legal in so many states. The Care Net Pregnancy Center leaders have said for years that even if Roe was overturned (and we thought it probably never would be because of so many false RINO promises) that the services we offered would still be needed. And they were right.
One thing I liked about the pregnancy center we were involved in was that the leader didn’t just trot out old favorite stories to win over audiences. Every time I saw her speak she could tell about a recent story where a child’s life had been saved because of pro-lifers sharing their time and money to operate the center.
I’ll share one example of my own: A poor couple came in who thought they had no choice but to abort. He lost his job and was desperate. His two young boys were playing with some toys at the center. I said, “You really love your sons, don’t you?” He beamed with pride and agreed. I looked him in the eyes and said, “You know you have three children, right?” and I glanced over at his wife. It was like the scales came off his eyes. Once he thought of his unborn child that way, abortion was off the table.
The center offered hope and help — mind-changing ultrasounds, Bible-based pro-life counseling, clothes, formula, life-skills training classes (my wife taught the clients the importance of reading to their children), and more.
And we shared the gospel as well. One girl was pregnant a 2nd time and heard the gospel from a counselor. She exclaimed, “I’ve been waiting for someone to tell me this!” It was a Zaccheus-type moment, where God had her ready to listen.
They don’t all turn out like that, but I trust the process. So yes, every little thing you do for the movement counts, whether Roe was overturned or not. God is sovereign and will use your efforts — donating money, volunteering, learning and sharing pro-life reasoning, etc.
Even though we moved from that city years ago, we still support that center financially. They have stuck to their mission of saving children, helping women, and sharing the gospel. It is one of many answers to the pro-abortion canard that pro-lifers don’t care about children after they are born. I coined a phrase that the center still uses today: Saving lives today and for eternity.
I memorized v. 4 long ago but added the first three as well. Great reminders of what we should and shouldn’t think about. We shouldn’t covet at all, but we should especially not covet what evil people have.
Psalm 37:1–4 Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Jen Hatmaker Comes out as Pro-Choice — I’m sure you are as shocked as I was /sarcasm. But pro-choice? Hardly. No, she’s pro-abortion. Super, duper, pro-abortion. If only she’d have that much wailing and gnashing of teeth over the millions of children crushed and dismembered because of people like her.
One of the blessings God gives us with these abortion and LGBTQX perversions is that it outs the wolves so clearly. They could hide better in the past, but now they are without excuse.
Historical fact: Donald Trump is the most pro-life/anti-abortion President.
Whenever they post Handmaid’s Tale memes, just say, “Now do Islam.”
Make no mistake: They’d kill you right now if they could. They have already rationalized how noble it would be. But let’s give up our guns . . .
I love his confidence that he will see God and his passion for it – especially in light of his circumstances.
Job 19:25–27 For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me!
One example of the stupidity I saw on social media on “No-mo-Roe” day (which should now be a national holiday). Of course, it got lots of cheers from fellow Molech-worshiping ghouls who don’t know how to think critically.
This marks the first time in history that the United States Supreme Court has taken away a constitutional right…
No, the Supreme Court rightly ruled that there had never been a Constitutional right to kill your child.
What happened to the separation of church and state?
This had nothing to do with church and state. It was about what the Constitution says. Try reading it. That said, God is against killing your children. You’ll answer to him for that.
What happened to my rights over my body and what I choose to do with it?
There are countless laws telling you what you can’t do with your body, such as killing your children outside the womb. Now some states will have laws making it illegal to kill them inside the womb. Do what you like, just don’t kill your children. Or live in one of the many states where you can still legally kill your children.
What next? We can no longer purchase contraceptives?
Hold on, drama queen. There is nothing about that in the Constitution, either. It should be left to the states, which are unlikely to ban them.
What about the right to love who you love?
The Constitution has never said anything about who you can love. Oh, you mean whether oxymoronic “same-sex marriage” is enshrined in the Constitution? Yeah, hopefully, they’ll get rid of that silly ruling as well.
What about trans rights?
“Trans” rights? Sure, I suppose you have the legal right to be delusional and mock God’s created order. I’ll defend those rights. But you don’t have the right to push your perversions on children or to force me to lie and say that people can change genders. I won’t violate my conscience that way. And no, the Constitution said nothing about “trans” rights.
Oh, but you can still own an assault rifle and that’s all that matter right???
Yes, because that is in the Constitution! Thanks for noticing.
This ruling won’t end abortions, only the safe ones.
They are never safe for the child you murder. And we are under no obligation to make it safer for you to murder your child. And make no mistake: It will reduce abortions. Every life counts.
This ruling is not a ban on abortions, it’s a ban on women.
LOL that’s just stupid. Yeah, we’ve now banned women. They disappeared.
Sorry but we aren’t going to revert back to being worth less than a man.
So if you can’t legally kill your children you are less than a man? That’s some pretty low self-esteem you have there.
It’s time to fight back.
Too bad the 50,000,000 children you murdered couldn’t fight back.
Never trust politicians. Remember when they said we didn’t need to amend the Constitution to protect real marriage? Here’s Joe Biden emphatically saying that marriage is only a union of a man and a woman.
Sometimes, I use my Bible Memory app to memorize verses like these to ensure I know the twelve tribes of Israel, the seven “-ites” to be driven out of the Promised Land, and the twelve apostles. I also used it for memorizing the books of the Bible, as you can edit verses and add things like that.
Exodus 1:2–4 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher.
Joshua 3:10 And Joshua said, “Here is how you shall know that the living God is among you and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Hivites, the Perizzites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, and the Jebusites.
Matthew 10:2–4 The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
The Molech-worshiping ghouls over at the “Christian” Left must really be wetting their pants today. They LOVE child-killing and loudly and proudly insist that their “Jesus” says you can kill children up to their first breath, and without anesthetic.
False teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way but He sure is a bigot” Currie posted this on his blog:
This court has no legitimacy. We will not live by this decision.
You Molech-worshiping ghouls may not live by it, but lots of children will! The “Christian” Left is so upset that black children won’t be killed at a rate three times that of whites in some states.
So the past elections were stolen, and future elections will be stolen if we don’t pass all their laws, but the 2020 election definitely wasn’t stolen. Check.
Get your kids out of government schools.
Another High-Profile Business Announces It Will Pay For Employees’ Abortion Tourism — Cynical businesses killing children so they don’t have to pay for labor and delivery and insurance, and the employees won’t need parental leave? Classy. Molech-worshiping ghouls thinking that the companies are being altruistic? Predictable. Make no mistake: This will still save many lives. It will change behaviors, and not everyone works for a company so eager to kill their children.
My guess is that when they see the tab the companies will quietly roll this back, just like Starbucks quietly rescinded the public bathrooms thing once they were finished virtue-signaling over it. Plus, employees usually don’t want to advertise their abortions, regardless of the “shout your abortion” mantra. They may be reluctant to take up their companies’ offer. Or they may get pregnant on purpose to get a free vacation. Think about it: If you are willing to kill your child, you’ll do just about anything.
Kudos to the justices for sticking to their decision despite the illegal protests and the assassination attempt.
Hopefully, the extremists will push the middle ground farther to the right.
Shame on the NeverTrumpers like David French trying to take credit for this when they fought it every step of the way. This never happens without Trump’s judges, yet they refuse to give him any credit at all.
I would love to have heard and seen just how Jesus said this. It was obviously a reference to his coming resurrection.
Luke 16:31 He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’
As ridiculous as it was that Biden’s DOJ targeted people legally speaking at school boards, it will be a useful fact whenever they mention red flag laws or the like.
If only the media would play these clips by Trump.
Affirming “trans” desires of kids will eliminate any hope of a normal sex life, the ability to produce children, and having a normal marriage. Who would want to marry them except another wildly confused person? They are confused and falling for peer pressure and have no idea what they are giving up.
I thought this was a parody. It is real. The fact that the Left tells you this is healthy is more proof of their disingenuous nature.
Yep. Just go through the 10 Commandments and see how Dems live to oppose them all. And they take them to extremes: Not only will they murder, but they’ll murder their own children and shout their pride about it. Adultery is just a warm-up for them, as they’ll go full-on LGBTQX to really stick it to God. They steal on the largest scale imaginable, begging “Caesar” to take wealth by force from the populace to benefit them or to “give” in their name. They covet 24×7. They lie as a native tongue. And so on. Yes, we are all sinners, but the American Left turns it into an art form.
The World’s Most Taboo Legal Case — Gee, should male rapists be housed with female prisoners? What could possibly go wrong? The pro-“trans” people know how ridiculous their premise is, so they must fight cases like this with everything they have. It is easy to shout down run of the mill “transphobes,” but in situations as obvious as male rapists wanting to be housed with women, they know they’ll lose their entire foundation. Hence, the memory-holing of these cases. It is so sick on so many levels, and it exposes them for the Satan-lovers that they are. They don’t want to help women, they want to stick it to God.
SCOTUS Strikes Down New York Concealed Carry Restrictions — Great news, and such a no-brainer SC decision. I’m thrilled that regular people, and not just the elites, will be able to protect themselves. This should reduce crime. Whenever the bad guys think others are armed, their behavior changes. Anyone opposing it has no understanding of the Constitution or what judges do. The three that voted against it demonstrate once again that they are partisan hacks who should be fired for being horrific judges. They know what the law says but vote their preferences instead.
“If people aren’t safe here, they’re not going to live here,” he told the outlet. “I’ve had multiple colleagues mugged at gunpoint. I’ve had a colleague stabbed on the way to work. Countless issues of burglary. I mean, that’s a really difficult backdrop with which to draw talent to your city from.”
One of my all-time favorite passages. The statement of Jesus’ deity is so clear that the “Christian” Left and the cults must work overtime to deny it. And what beautiful news that the darkness will not overcome his light.
John 1:1–5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
The Left has a playbook, and they execute it better than the Right any day.
Typical “Christian” Left but encouraging that the kids didn’t want to participate. Yeah, they can’t worship their god without a gay guy dressed as a woman reading some perverted book.
Biden used the FBI as his own secret police. He should be impeached. And the FBI employees who approved this should be fired. And why did he shower with his daughter in a way that she described as inappropriate?
The Great Reset theme of global elitists: You will own nothing, and you’ll be happy. Spoiler alert: They’ll own everything and completely control your lives because of it.
Two simple responses:
1. You go first, billionaires and Leftists.
2. Chairman Mao said the same thing and 45 million people starved to death.
Many Christians teach Leopard Theology* because they believe that the Bible is only inspired in spots and that they are inspired to spot the spots. They don’t call it that, but that is exactly what their theology is founded upon. And, like the leopard, they camouflage themselves and are dangerous predators. They take on church leadership roles even though they teach the opposite of the Bible.
Saying the Bible isn’t fully inspired by God may seem like a humble premise, but it actually makes several strong and unfounded claims.
It implies that God couldn’t or wouldn’t deliver His word to us in a reliable way and that despite God’s alleged failings flawed humans are able to discern which parts were inspired and which parts were not. Are we to believe that humans are to correct for God’s errors? That the Holy Spirit got it wrong the first time and He needs the world-loving “Christian” Left to fix things for him 2,000 years later?
Why is this a serious problem? It is hard enough to follow the teachings of the Bible without having “Christians” choose what “really” came from God. Worse yet, they ignore some parts of scripture so they can teach that the opposite is not only acceptable but desirable. Some may do it accidentally or out of laziness but others are just blatant false teachers. They have made up their own god and their own religion.
If someone claims the Bible is only partly inspired, ask a few questions:
How did they come to this conclusion?
Do they think their favorite verses are inspired? If so, how do they know? How about John 3:16? How about “love your neighbor?” Whenever “Judge not, lest ye be judged” is quoted, I never hear the liberal theologians question whether Jesus really said that.
If the Bible is only partly inspired, how can they be sure that their preferred verses aren’t the ones that are uninspired and the ones they don’t like are the “real” verses?
Why is it that God couldn’t inspire the original writings of forty writers, but He can inspire billions of people to properly determine which parts are right and which aren’t?
If He couldn’t get Paul, Luke, Matthew, John, etc. to record his word accurately, how can He get you to do it?
Why should I trust your “inspiration” over those who penned the Bible, or over my “inspiration?”
Then there is Advanced Leopard Theology. It is just like basic Leopard Theology, except God is also changing spots and adding or removing spots, and, oddly enough, He is only telling theological liberals and progressives. They use phrases such as “God is still speaking,” but they don’t mean He still speaks through his Word (that would be a true statement). They think He is still revealing new truths to the church and changing doctrines taught in the Bible. They may also say things like, “The Holy Spirit is moving in a new direction.” Indeed.
Here’s an example: A Methodist pastor named Laurie Hays Coffman did a pro-gay theology piece that made the argument that she wants to “unfurl our corporate sails to catch today’s winds as the Spirit blows afresh.” She said she was challenged by the vision God gave to Peter in Acts 10-11 where God makes it clear that the Gospel is for the Gentiles, too, and that the Israelites’ ceremonial dietary laws are no longer in force. Her reasoning is that in the same way that God overturned those laws He is now overturning the prohibitions against homosexual behavior. If that looks like a non sequitur to you then you are correct. The problem is her poor Biblical analysis. There are at least nine things wrong with this view:
The person with the revelation was Peter, one of Jesus’ inner circle and a key leader in the early church. It wasn’t made to you, me, or someone like Ms. Coffman. That doesn’t mean God couldn’t reveal something important like this to us, just that it is highly unlikely.
The visions were clear and emphatic. Peter was given the vision three times and the incident is mentioned twice.
Peter was inclined to reject the meaning of the vision, whereas these Advanced Leopard Theologians have views on human sexuality that are virtually indistinguishable from the prevailing culture and they are glad to accept this allegedly new revelation.
There was external validation for Peter from the Roman centurion, which also included a supernatural intervention.
This lesson showed up in the Bible, not outside it. I’m not saying miracles don’t happen outside the Bible. It is just that things appear in the Bible for a reason. God communicating that the ceremonial laws had been fulfilled was one of those “big deals.”
This vision overturned a ceremonial law, not a moral law. There are zero examples in the Bible of God reversing his moral laws. In fact, the more Jesus talked the stricter the laws seemed to get because He emphasized the spirit of the law and not just the letter (i.e., lust was akin to committing adultery, anger was akin to murder, etc.). The dietary laws never applied to Gentiles.
The “God has changed his mind view” is primarily being “revealed” to theologically liberal Christians in the U.S. . . . the very ones who often deny the authority of his Word to begin with! So we can’t trust the accurate transmission of the original writings but we can trust their new revelations? I’m skeptical.
If God is revealing a change, why is it necessarily more liberal? Why couldn’t God make his laws more stringent?
The Bible gives strong warnings not to add or take away from its teachings.
But the orthodox can fall prey to this in a more subtle way by claiming full inspiration but conveniently ignoring passages we don’t like. Consider this passage on church leadership, where some exaggerate “not given to drunkenness” to mean no alcohol whatsoever but ignore the “must manage his own family well . . .” part.
1 Timothy 3:2-4 Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect.
Another example is correctly teaching about the sin of homosexual behavior while neglecting to give proper emphasis to Biblical admonitions against divorce, adultery, and fornication. We need to teach all of scripture with balance. Grandstanding on sins that aren’t temptations to us and soft-pedaling those that are not attractive or Christian things to do.
There are plenty of reasons and resources to defend the accuracy and integrity of all of the original scriptures. We don’t need to get sloppy and just follow the parts we like. And we truly miss out when we cast doubts on every passage and question if it is really the word of God.
I’ll close with some friendly advice: Don’t mess with God’s Word.
Deuteronomy 4:2 You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you.
Proverbs 30:5–6 Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar.
Revelation 22:18–19 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.
Mocking the concept of “trans” is a loving thing to do. It might keep some people from ruining their lives. Satan wants to silence you. That’s why the Left immediately accuses you of having a mental disorder (“transphobia!!”) if you make the mildest criticism or joke about their movement. Don’t give in.
“A woman who chased “high status” men will never be attracted to a good man. She may eventually want to settle for one, but she will never respect him.”
Yes, hence the term “Alpha Widow.” A guy who is an 8 will gladly do it with a woman who is a 5 or 6 who gives it up easily, but of course, he’ll never invest in her or marry her. But the 5 or 6 woman now thinks she’s an 8. Worse yet, over the years she’ll develop a composite Alpha guy that has all the best traits of her many partners. The Beta husband she settles for has to compete with a fictional character. He would lose out to her memories of any Alpha, but he really gets crushed by the composite.
So glad that the pastor woke up to the truth. I hope many other pastors recognize that and educate their congregations, as well as hold members to biblical standards.
The pastor had a few good starting tips, though he “forgot” to tell pastors to hold people accountable for having sex out of wedlock, and “forgot” to tell parents to constantly warn their children against it:
What is a Christian parent to do?
Here are a few things to consider…
– Keep your children off social media as long as possible, especially your daughters.
– Delay getting your children cell phones as long as possible. We use Gabb Wireless’ app-less smartphone. Google it.
19/ – Get your children involved in real world skill building activities (e.g. sports, 4H, job) as soon as possible. This goes double for your sons. Keep them busy & it’ll naturally decrease the time available & desire for gaming. Video games in moderation are fine.
20/ – Network with other solid Christian families & communities. 58% of people meet their spouse through the network of friends. I don’t think this means formalized family camps, etc. I think more of informal casual “networks.” Normal, natural, organic are good descriptors here.
21/ – Build a love for family and legacy in your kids through words and action. Give them an example and model to aspire towards.
I don’t have a silver bullet for every situation. These are merely steps and suggestions. It’s a bumpy road we’re driving down.
Affirming kids’ “trans” desires will eliminate any hope of a normal sex life, the ability to produce children, and having a normal marriage. They are confused and falling for peer pressure and have no idea what they are giving up.