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Mission # 1 For Parents Who Have New Born Children

Mission # 1 For Parents Who Have New Born Children

After the obvious physical needs of your new born baby your Mission # 1 should be to introduce your child to the Lord Jesus as soon as possible. Despite the seemingly innocent appearance of your precious child he is born with a sinful nature inherited from the first man, Adam, and passed down through the ages. While each child will progress differently age-wise when comprehending God it would never be too early to bring Him into his life. In fact some mothers start when the child is in to womb, sings and praising God, knowing that the baby can receive blessings in this way. Read More

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Oneness in Marriage is an Aspect of Obedience Before God

Oneness in Marriage is an Aspect of Obedience Before God

Oneness in Marriage is an Aspect of Obedience Before God Being God’s disciples, we are to have a successful oneness in our marriage. We saw in the last article that oneness in marriage is one of God’s ways of displaying Himself to our children and to other people. We can have salvation before God, and then God wants us to display Him by performing His behaviors. So, to do that, we are to be disciples. And as disciples we are to avoid our flesh and love people. We are to love our spouse even if there is any difficulty in our marriage, and we need to display God to children. A marriage can actually be difficult, but since we have salvation and since we are being disciples, we are to have oneness in our marriages. There is one of the illustrations I have used in marriage ministry. Here is the illustration: Read More

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Don’t Be Afraid to Call Redefining Marriage Abominable

Don’t Be Afraid to Call Redefining Marriage Abominable

Linda Wall | Barbwire Over thirty-three years ago God called me out of the darkness of homosexuality into His marvelous light. Thirty-three years ago I sat on a couch in the home of some Virginia Beach school teachers turning down an invitation to attend a wedding in Vermont. Even in my lost state I knew deep down inside of me that marriage was holy and it was not a place two men or two women should go. Yet, here we are thirty-three years later with men marrying men and women marrying women being the law of the land. Although I saw it coming, I still want to vomit every time I am reminded of this abomination. Did I say abomination Absolutely! If the Creator calls it abomination, then I have a right, I have a commitment to Him to call it the same. Read More

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Supreme Court Decision – Same Sex Marriage

Supreme Court Decision – Same Sex Marriage

Virginia Christian Alliance Response to SCOTUS Decision on Same-Sex Marriage by Don Blake “THIS DAY SHALL LIVE IN INFAMY.” FDR This is our nation’s darkest hour.We are a nation now fully under God’s judgment.We must fear our own government.The Supreme Court has a cynical disregard of morality based in the name of reason and liberty.We will become a churchless community.The Church has abandoned Biblical Truth. Read More

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Being Disciples Before God Calls us to Have Oneness in Marriage

Being Disciples Before God Calls us to Have Oneness in Marriage

Discipleship has steps for us to take before God. Tom ClarkA list of steps is something for us to see. We receive salvation not by work-behaviors before God, but by a reliance on God’s gift to us of His righteousness and God’s gracious provision of a debt that we could not pay. Having received salvation, our relationship with God leads us toward deeper sets of righteous pursuits - not to gain salvation, but in response to salvation. We pursue two basic aspects in response to God’s grace. Romans 12:1-2 displays a form of “sacrifice” before God: Read More

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Find the Morality Missing in the Case for Natural Marriage, or Lose

Find the Morality Missing in the Case for Natural Marriage, or Lose

Building the Resistance to Same-Sex Marriage (third in a series of articles, see Part 1and Part 2)  By Robert R. Reilly; June 8, 2015 Why have the pro-natural family forces been losing in court  Intentionally or not, Judge Richard Posner explained the reason in a 7th Circuit Court ruling (Sept. 4, 2014), in which he decided against the Indiana and Wisconsin laws restricting marriage to a man and a woman: "The state [Wisconsin] does not mention Justice Alito’s invocation [in the Windsor case] of a moral case against same-sex marriage, when he states in his dissent that ‘others explain the basis for the institution in more philosophical terms.  They argue that marriage is essentially the solemnizing of a comprehensive, exclusive, permanent union that is intrinsically ordered to producing new life, even if it does not always do so.’ [U.S. v. Windsor, 133 S.Ct. 2675, 2718 (2013).]  That is a moral argument for limiting marriage to heterosexuals. The state does not mention the argument because as we said, it mounts no moral arguments against same-sex marriage.”  Baskin v. Bogan, 766 F.3d 648, 669 (7th Cir. 2014) (emphasis added). Read More

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The Fourteenth Amendment Does Not Mandate Same-Sex Marriage

The Fourteenth Amendment Does Not Mandate Same-Sex Marriage

By Herbert W. Titus and William J. Olson(Part 2, see Part 1 of Building the Resistance to Same-Sex Marriage Within the month, the nation will receive the opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court as to whether the U.S. Constitution requires all of the states to jettison their domestic laws and sanction same-sex marriage. Numerous federal judges have so ruled, and most states have simply yielded to those federal court decisions. In a few cases, beginning with Vermont and Massachusetts, state courts ruled for same sex marriage, and state officials have accepted passively those decisions as well.Generally, courts have ruled for same-sex marriage using either the “due process clause” or the “equal protection clause” of the Fourteenth Amendment, or both. That raises a simple question: is it really possible that when the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified in 1868 the framers intended that it sanction same-sex marriage Of course not. The U.S. Constitution says nothing about same-sex marriage. Then, how could the Constitution be manipulated to support a decision in favor of same-sex marriage Well it has not been easy.   The Constitutional case for same-sex marriage is pathetically weak — unless you adopt the notion of an “evolving” Constitution — which is, of course, the polar opposite of the notion of our “written” Constitution. Read More

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Reconsidering the U.S. Supreme Court’s Authority to Mandate Same-Sex Marriage

Reconsidering the U.S. Supreme Court’s Authority to Mandate Same-Sex Marriage

By William J. Olson and Herbert W. Titus(Part one of a series) On April 28, 2015, nine unelected lawyers drawn from three elite law schools (Harvard, Yale, and Columbia) listened to 90-minutes of oral argument about same-sex marriage and then retreated behind a wall of red velvet drapes to confer secretly about whether the U.S. Constitution requires that the U.S. Supreme Court impose same-sex marriage on the entire nation. Consider for a moment the process by which that decision will be reached. When the Court decided to hear the Obergefell consolidated cases from the Sixth Circuit, that decision was reached in secret. The Justices consult only with their colleagues and their law clerks, also drawn from elite law schools. When a decision in the case is issued, presumably before the end of the current term toward the end of June, the Court will address only those issues argued by parties and the amici curiae that it cares to address. Its opinion will contain only those reasons for its decision that the Court chooses to reveal. The majority decision may be agreed to by as few as five of these nine justices unaccountable to no one but themselves. And then, the Court will expect the American people to set aside their individual and collective judgment and passively abide by whatever decision is reached -- based on a doctrine no where found in the U.S. Constitution -- “judicial supremacy.” Read More

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Discipleship and Oneness in Marriage Are God’s Callings

Discipleship and Oneness in Marriage Are God’s Callings

 Marriage is Part of God’s Calling We need to be disciples before God - and focusing on marriage. Tom ClarkGod calls us as believers in Christ to be disciples. Not only do we trust Christ as our Savior, but we are to bow before God and obey God. What we see here on marriage is that if we are believers in Christ - and especially if we are disciples of Christ - we need to have consistent “oneness in marriage.” What we can see here in this article is that both discipleship and oneness in marriage are God’s callings. Discipleship is one of God’s primary callings toward us, and an aspect of discipleship is pursuing God versus ourselves. And having oneness in marriage is an aspect of pursuing God versus pursuing our own thoughts or feelings toward our spouse. Read More

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Collision at the “Crossroads” in Indiana: Religious Freedom in Critical Condition

Collision at the “Crossroads” in Indiana: Religious Freedom in Critical Condition

What Happened Why Did It Happen And So What “No man can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and Mammon.” (Jesus – Mt. 6:24) “Render unto God what is God’s and unto Caesar what is Caesars.” (Jesus -- Mt. 22:21) Indiana Collision: What Happened It all started with good intentions. Just like a law that Congress passed almost unanimously and which President Clinton then signed into law in 1993, Indiana passed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act several weeks ago designed to protect Christians from being forced to take actions that violate their deeply held beliefs. Furthermore, it was much like a law which 19 other states have also passed. Read More