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Idaho Ministers Ordered To Perform Same Sex Marriages

City officials of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho told  Donald and Evelyn KnappKnapps , both ordained ministers, they have  to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies or be fined and face jail time.

The city passed a  “non-discrimination” ordinance requiring  “public accommodations” businesses to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies. The Knapps have been informed that their Hitching Post Wedding Chapel falls under such category and  will be forced to abide by the “non discrimination” ordinance.

How can this happen?  Think  U.S. Circuit Court  that overruled  Idaho’s voter-approved constitutional amendment that affirmed marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

Elections are important since we may be nearing the time when one single Supreme Court ruling could legally force all churches and ministers to abide by a same-sex marriage non-discrimination law or be sentenced to jail time and pay huge fines.

 

 

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Methodist Pastors Performing Homosexual Weddings

“Denominational Apostasy” is gaining momentum as more and more ministers in the Methodist Church  advocate for and add their blessing to, methodist-gay-weddingsame-sex marriage vows.

At least 1,500 clergy have signed a public statement declaring they are willing to officiate same-sex marriages. Multi-state Jurisdictions are passing resolutions declaring  Methodist Church law to be in error concerning its opposition to same-sex marriage.

Reconciling Ministries Network, an independent United Methodist group that includes 569 churches, advocates full inclusion of gay people.

read more: http://www.charismanews.com/us/41053-more-methodist-pastors-defy-church-law-wed-gays

 
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Posted by on October 3, 2013 in anathema, antinomian, Apostasy, homosexuality

 

Al Mohler: “Tebow’s Big Fumble”

Wow! While most were supportive, some were angered by my inclusion of the word “compromise” in the title of the post imagesCAP0YIWSregarding Tebow’s recent announcement that he would not follow through with his speaking engagement at First Baptist Church in Dallas.  However,  I am comforted by the insight of Dr. Al Mohler in his recent coverage of the controversy.

Did Tebow actually compromise on serious convictional issues in scripture about the  “Exclusivity of Christ” and  “homosexuality?” I am inclined to think so.

Read Mohler before you decide. He documents the kind of  pressure  applied to Tebow to withdraw from his speaking engagement as revealed in the articles extracts below.

Remember, it is always wrong to be “lovingly winsome” if it means portraying  biblical truth as “hatefully offensive”.

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“…controversy quickly shifted to secular outrage that Tebow would agree to speak to a church known for such beliefs.

Gregg Doyel of CBS Sports warned, “Tim Tebow is about to make the biggest mistake of his life” by speaking at “a hateful Baptist preacher’s church.” Doyel described Jeffress as “an evangelical cretin” guilty of serial hate speech. Of course, Doyel engaged in hateful and slanderous speech of his own by associating Jeffress with the truly hateful Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas. Jeffress “isn’t as bad as Westboro,” Doyel admitted, “But he comes close. Too close.”

Other sportswriters piled on. Benjamin Hochman of The Denver Post offered his own warning to Tebow: “After a season on the sidelines, the ball’s in your hands, Timmy. Better not fumble this one.”

…Writing at The Huffington Post, Paul Brandeis Raushenbush made it clear the controversy wasn’t just a matter of Jeffress’s tone, conceding, “while Dr. Jeffress has a tendency not to sugarcoat his feelings,” he is nonetheless voicing what evangelical Christians “have been saying for a long time.” The central scandal here is the belief that Jesus is the only Savior and that homosexual behavior is sin. In terms of the larger public debate, it is the issue of homosexuality that has predominated the larger public debate… “

Evangelical Christians are now called upon to think strategically about what it means to speak truthfully and lovingly to a society that increasingly sees us as the moral outlaws.”

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2013/february-web-only/tebows-big-fumble.html?utm_source=ctweekly-html&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_term=9682733&utm_content=157598634&utm_campaign=2013

 

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Tim Tebow The Compromiser?

imagesI have personally been a huge fan of Tim Tebow as an athlete but more importantly, as a  Christ confessor. However, it appears he now is descending into the  hollow core abyss of becoming compromised. Seems he covets high-profile popularity over the Christ like virtue of being persecuted for righteousness sake.

Tebow recently  cancelled  a commitment to speak at First Baptist Church, Dallas and did so based upon the false premise of “unconditional Love”. Meaning, he believes that the Pastor of the influential Church should never have taken a convictional stand against the evils of our day. This may very well be the beginning of the end for ole Tim. Covetousness cannot be sanctified in the name of un-principled love. And First Baptist is no hate group. Pastor Jeffress is in fact my new hero.

We may be watching Tim Tebow fall  into the ranks of Rob Bell, Brian McClaren Tony Campollo, and Tony Jones. And a sad tragedy it is.

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“After opposition arose against First Baptist, Dallas, TX and pastor Robert Jeffress for what were called “controversial” stands against homosexuals, Muslims, Mormons, and other groups, Tim Tebow, who was scheduled to speak there, has just cancelled his appearance in a series of tweets.

@TimTebow: “While I was looking forward to sharing a message of hope and Christ’s unconditional love with the faithful members of the historic…First Baptist Church of Dallas in April, due to new information that has been brought to my attention, I have decided to cancel my…upcoming appearance. I will continue to use the platform God has blessed me with to bring Faith, Hope and Love to all those……needing a brighter day. Thank you for all of your love and support.” God Bless!Sent Feb 21, 09:09 AM”

https://www.change.org/petitions/tim-tebow-please-don-t-speak-at-first-baptist-dallas

http://sbcvoices.com/under-pressure-tim-tebow-cancels-first-baptist-dallas-tx-appearance-by-alan-cross/

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2013 in antinomian, convictional, GOOOFY, homosexuality

 

If Anyone Destroys God’s Temple, Him God Will Destroy!

In the 1 Corinthians 3:17 context, this sober warning is God’s covenant promise  issued toward those responsible for k0536988building the church upon the historic gospel  foundation laid by the Apostle Paul. The meaning of the warning is understood by credible scholars:

>Barnes Notes: “If any man by his doctrines or precepts shall pursue such a course as tends to destroy the church, God shall severely punish him.

>Clarke’s Commentary:”If any man injure, corrupt, or destroy the Church of God by false doctrine, God will destroy him..”

>Jaimeson-Fausset-Brown:”the destroyers…assail the foundation with false teaching, and so subvert the temple itself, and shall therefore be destroyed.”

Not only are churches like Robert Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral experiencing the fulfillment of the words of Jesus through the Apostle Paul, but  entire apostate denominations are coming under the sway of this righteous promise of God. Long having rejected the historic gospel and the authority of inscripturated revelation for nominal or cultural “christians”. These ministers and their denominations now flagrantly affirm homosexuality, lesbianism, and same-sex marriage.

The consequences of God’s righteous judgment is now coming to full fruition. To which I heartily sing the words written by John the Revelator regarding the Song of Moses and the Lamb, “Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the ages.”

For at the same time, attendance for “Word based-Christ centered-Gospel oriented” churches is on the rise.

Somebody shout!

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“An October poll from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life drew attention to the rise of the religiously unaffiliated—now 1 out of 5 adults and 1 out of 3 adults under 30. Because the survey also found a precipitous fall in Protestant affiliation—the first time it’s ever dropped below 50 percent—it looks like bad news. But the decline is almost entirely among people who had identified as Christians culturally. Even among 18- to 29-year-olds, evangelical identity and church attendance are up, according to the General Social Survey.”

http://www.christianpost.com/news/the-latest-pew-survey-christianity-losing-secularism-winning-83325/

htthttp://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/religion/2009-03-09-american-religion-ARIS_N.htmp://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/content/pdf/121201_spot_protestantism.pdf

 

Brian McLaren Leads Same-Sex Ceremony

Brian McLaren is an author, speaker, pastor, and networker among innovative Christian leaders, thinkers, and activists. Brian has been active in networking and mentoring church planters and pastors. He is a popular conference speaker and a frequent guest lecturer at seminaries and denominational gatherings,nationally and internationally

His Bio is important since Christianity Today  posted the following  blog concerning Brian McLaren leading a marriage commitment ceremony absent a bride.

In fact, McLaren is simply advancing his  pro-homosexual agenda while demonstrating his wholesale apostasy from authentic Christianity.

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“Brian McLaren, author of A New Kind of Christian and a prominent Christian speaker, led a non-traditional marriage commitment ceremony this weekend, according to The New York Times.

Held at the Audubon Naturalist Society in Chevy Chase, Maryland, this ceremony included “traditional Christian elements,” but no bride. And the groom—one of them—was McLaren’s son, Trevor McLaren. The Times reports that Trevor McLaren wed Owen Ryan Saturday in Washington, D.C., followed by the afternoon commitment ceremony.

Brian McLaren, who formerly was chair of the board for Sojourners, is among a minority of evangelical progressives who advocate that the church should abandon heterosexism and move toward reconciliation with homosexuals.”

 

http://blog.christianitytoday.com/ctliveblog/archives/2012/09/brian_mclaren_l.html

http://apprising.org/2012/09/24/brian-mclaren-leads-ceremony-at-sons-same-sex-wedding/

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2012 in anathema, antinomian, Apostasy, counterfeit, heresy, homosexuality

 

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Episcopal Denomination Is Anathema!

“Bishops can begin using “The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant” on December 2, when same-sex couples can exchange vows and rings. Each bishop will decide whether to allow the rite within each local diocese, and a conscience clause bars penalties for bishops who oppose the rite.

“… Proponents offered stories of gay friends who would benefit from the rites, while opponents suggested the denomination was contradicting its own doctrine.”

“…the Episcopal Church approved new anti-discrimination language for transgendered clergy candidates and church members. Some Episcopal dioceses already ordain transgendered people or elect them to positions of parish leadership.”

“By adding “gender identity and expression” to its nondiscrimination canons, those who are transgendered shall not “be denied rights, status, or access to an equal place in the life, worship, and governance of this church.”

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2012/julyweb-only/episcopal-church-approves-same-sex-blessing-rites.html

 

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