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THE GIFT OF HUMAN SEXUALITY
COPING WITH BURNING SEXUAL DESIRES
Why are we sexually accountable to God?
THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE MARRIAGE
THE MALE FEMALE SEX DRIVE
THE GREAT PORN PANDEMIC IS UPON US
THE IMPACT OF PORN ON MARRIAGES
SAME SEX MARRIAGE
LGBT A STUNNING SUCCESS STORY ..OR IS IT??
THE TIME OF GREAT PERSECUTION
THE BEAST RISING VOLUME #1
DELAYING MARRIAGE, THE TRUE COST FOR MANY WOMEN
The my baby's daddy syndrome
VIOLENT FAITH
COPING WITH SICKNESS/SUFFERING VIA OUR FAITH
SICKNESS AS IT RELATES TO OUR FAITH
A BALANCED EXPECTATION OF GOD
THE IMPACT OF PAIN AND SUFFERING ON FAITH
HOW TO OBTAIN TRUE CONTENTMENT PART #1
DIVORCE REMARRIAGE AND BEYOUND
BY BIRTH OR BY CHOICE?  A TRUE STORY OF DELIVERANCE
When God gives up part one
When God Gives Up part two
GIVING RISE TO THE BEST
OVERCOMING-LOVE, SEX, AND ROMANCE ADDICTION
YOUNG AND COPING, in the days of youth
THE KINGDOM
Divorce Remarriage And Beyond Part 2
THE #1 PROBLEM NO FEAR OF GOD
BEING A SOUL SURVIVOR #2
PART #2 THE MIND A JOURNEY MY STORY
REMEMBER GOD IN THE DAZE OF YOUTH
LOVING GOD FIRST, LOVING OTHERS,  GETTING A RIGHT BALANCE
BY BIRTH OR BY CHOICE?
THE SALVATION CONSPIRACY
THE MIND A JOURNEY TO SELF UNDERSTANDING
THE MIND A JOURNEY TO SELF UNDERSTANDING
The beast manipulated mind
HOW TO OBTAIN TRUE CONTENTMENT #2
THE GREAT REBELLION

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MANY TODAY QUOTE THIS VERSE OUT OF CONTEXT.  ----Some say that we are not to judge others:  They say that Christ said that we are not to make moral judgment in regards to the conduct and lifestyle of others. Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.   Matt 7:1-2.  

All they qoute are the words  "JUDGE NOT"If we read the entire text we find that Christ was not telling us to not judge at all.   He stressed a continual need on our part for self examination FIRST.  He then said after we deal with our short-comings, we would be better able to help other deal with theirs.

 Thou hypocrite, FIRST cast out the beam out of thine own eye; AND THEN shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.  Matt 7:1-5. When it comes to judgment our Lord  did not say it is wrong to make moral judgment on others, (we do so all the time in our courts, when we serve as a juror).    He did say that it was hypocritical to pass judgment on others, without FIRST dealing with our own shortcoming.   

There is no denying the fact that we are to love all people, regardless of their color, religion, or sexual orientation.   But our love for others does not negate our love for God. Therefore our highest allegiance, has to be to Him and his guidelines.  

We normally look out for those who we care for, for example most would agree that " friends don't let friends drive drunk."  Because of our concern for the well being of those we care for, we would readily warn them if we saw that they were in harms way.  

Our cars sound a warning when we forget to buckle up, it might be irritating, but we still give heed.  If  a certain doctor had a policy of not telling his patients the truth about their condition, in order to spare their feelings, he would be sued for malpractice.  
 

 If  a major hurricane was heading toward our coastal cities and thousands of lives were at risk,  the public demands that a warning be sounded.  What would happen if the weather bureau  decided to not disrupt the people in harms way by not sounding a warning?  There would be public outrage.   Positive warnings are good, they help save lives.  The warnings we as believers share with others out of the scriptures are intended by God to help save souls.

Compare God's warning to us if we don't sound a warning.   "Therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.  When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand."  Ezek 3:17-18.

We normally look out for those who we care for, for example most would agree that " friends don't let friends drive drunk."  Because of our concern for the well being of those we care for, we would readily warn them if we saw that they were in harms way.  

So it is with our greatest friend of all, God almighty...He sounds a warning when he sees that we are in eternal danger.   The Bible clearly sounds a warning about the consequences of living a lifestyle which is contrary to God's guidelines.  The Bible also commands us as believers to (in love),  sound a warning to others in regards to these perilous circumstances.  

Many churches struggle to come to terms of what it means to showing the love of God, while standing up for the standards of God.   Because many churches are so ill prepared when it comes to striking a proper balance, major errors in application have occurred in the application of the two, (love and judgment). Some have sought to show love without judgment, and others have sought to show judgment without love.  In his word God tells us how to strike a proper balance between the two.

THE GREATEST LAW, LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS-- According to God’s laws, the two greatest commandments is to love God  first and foremost, and to love others as we love ourselves.

 When Christ was asked what was the greatest commandment of all, he gave this answer, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important commandment. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commandments”  Matt 22:37-40.    God's greatest commandment is duel in nature: we are to love Him first, ( A love which is best expressed by obeying His word).  And we are to love others as we love ourselves,  (which is best expressed via the way we treat others, and the inner attitudes we embrace toward them). 

 Today many have reversed these two commandments, they now stress loving our fellow man, more than we love God.   This becomes obvious when we consider the fact that  Christ tells us that the way we express our love to God is by way of obedience.   15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.  If a man loves me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”  JN 13&23.  Because we are to love God above all else, we must exalt his holy guidelines above our own ideas and carnal desires, and encourage others to do the same. 

As a believer I disagree with the LGBTQ lifestyle, and refuse to back down,  but as a believer I also deeply love those who live the LGBTQ  lifestyle.   I was deeply saddened by the senseless murders that took place in Orlando at the Pulse night club,  (A gay night club in Orlando Fl).  No one has the right to murder people in cold blood. On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 53 others inside the club.    I was deeply hurt that such meanness was perpetrated against these precious human being. 

Some believers have smugly pointed at this tragic event and said that God was punishing those at the Pulse nightclub for being gay.  We must be careful how we assess this tragic situation, because what happened in Orlando is not a isolated act of violence.

We had a very similar circumstance take place at Sandy Hook elementary school.   Yet no one in their right mind would say that God was punishing these precious children.  Then there was the shooting  which took place in during a Bible study in Charleston S.C.  (just as my wife and I was passing by the church).   This shooting hit close to home because we have a simular type Bible study at the church every week. 

I was deeply saddened by all three of these events.     It is only as we can equally grieve at the loss of  all precious lives, that we as believers can love the way God would have us to.  “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important commandment. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. Matt 22:37-40.  According to the Bible,  ALL LIVES MATTER,  therefore  if we want to please our creator, the lives of each of these individual must be precious in our sight.  

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