(Here is an excerpt from an editorial piece that I read today; click on the title link above to read the article in its entirety. Earlier this week, I had hoped to post an article about the recent news stories this week in which this article addresses, but alas, I have been busy at work and home, so this will have to suffice..... I do believe America is full of several generations of Bible illiterates; the lack of knowledge of professed Christians of God's Word is truly sad!!!)
In a season supposed to be filled with glad tidings of God echoing throughout the land, we have the president of the United States questioning the Bible's literal content and a major newsmagazine suggesting the Good Book has no problem with same-sex marriage.
"You know. Probably not," Bush told ABC's Cynthia McFadden. "No, I'm not a literalist, but I think you can learn a lot from it, but I do think that the New Testament for example is ... has got ... You know, the important lesson is 'God sent a son."'
He also said he thinks God's creation of the Earth could have taken place along with human evolution.
"I don't think it's incompatible with the scientific proof that there is evolution," he said.
And then there are the morons at Newsweek.
Huh? What Bible are these doofuses reading?
I don't know about you, but I am absolutely fed up with idiocy like this.
First, regarding Bush's statements, I don't know why he has such a problem with believing the literal truth of Scripture. If he agrees a supernatural event took place when God the Father sent His Son to Earth by miraculously impregnating a young woman who never had sex, then why is it so hard to believe the rest? If God can create the planet, then why can't He scoop up some dirt, shape it in the image of Himself and then breathe the breath of life into the first man?
Is it impossible? For us, yes. But obviously, not for the eternal Creator. Why believe one miracle, and not any other? Are we supposed to just pick and choose which fantastic miracle to believe?
On Newsweek's ludicrous claim, here's the real truth. The Bible never mentions any case of same-sex marriage, but it soundly condemns homosexuality. I know some people hear conflicting messages these days and rarely crack open their Bibles, so here's a quick lesson.
Lev. 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
Lev. 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
Newsweek's Lisa Miller calls such verses "throwaway lines in a peculiar text given over to codes for living in the ancient Jewish world ... ." What kind of psychobabble is that?
Even the ancient city of Sodom was known for its sexual perversion, and was firebombed by God shortly after the homosexuals there demanded to have sex with two of God's angels who were appearing in the form of men: Gen. 19:5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
If you've ever been to or heard of a "gay"-pride parade in recent times, keep in mind that flaunting perversion is not necessarily new.
Isa 3:9 The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
The New Testament brings up Sodom quite often, with examples such as:
Jude 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
Rom. 1:22-32 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Ladies and gentlemen, I am fed up with people lying about the Bible. I'm fed up with people twisting the words of Holy Scripture to fit some depraved, politically correct, anti-God agenda. I'm fed up with fables and misconceptions about the Bible that have endured for centuries. I'm fed up with people saying the Bible doesn't mean what it says. It means exactly what it says and it says what it means.
God is coming back to put an end to this nonsense.
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