Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Pleasure in Heaven.


When I say that gay sex is O.K. with God there are serious implications.

One theory of salvation claims that you cannot have pleasure on earth and still go to Heaven.

As if it was a trade - pleasure on earth for pleasure in Heaven.

But does this mean that married couples - who have sex an average of 2 to 3 times a week - don't go to Heaven?

Obviously not.

So why would this rule apply to others - to homosexuals for example - who are not allowed to marry?

This is a double standard.

And God does not deal in double standards.

So this theory of pleasure on earth for pleasure in Heaven is bankrupt.

I believe that all people go to Heaven.

Regardless of their pleasures on earth.


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Monday, 24 April 2017

Evil.


It has been said that anything someone is doing to others they are doing to themselves.

So Satanists in our popular culture hate themselves and condemn themselves to hell.

They destroy themselves with their own evil.


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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Criminal.


The criminal mentality says: "You don't give a damn about me so why should I obey your laws?"

The criminal knows that those who are in positions of power and influence care only about themselves and no one else.

They are corrupt and deceitful.

They oppress and exploit everyone.

So it should be no surprise that people who are disadvantaged in our world choose crime as a way of life.

Neither should it be a surprise that some people in the Third World choose violence and war.

They are only following the example of the rich and powerful.

There will be no peace until the issues of inequality are addressed.

War and oppression are no answers.


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Saturday, 22 April 2017

No One Perishes.


Contrary to popular religious thinking I believe that no one will perish.

My experience of God has taught me that He never punishes us.

We make mistakes - this is inevitable.

God forgives us - this is certain.

So it is just a matter of degree.

There will be no Judgement Day.

There will be no Personal Judgement.

God's mercy is infinite.

God's Grace is absolute.

We have nothing to fear.

No one will perish.


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Friday, 21 April 2017

Forgiveness.


Without forgiveness there can be no progress.

Because we are bound to make mistakes.

And when we make mistakes we must ask for forgiveness.

And as we have been forgiven so we must forgive.

"'And forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors.'"  Matthew 6:12 (NRSV)

Unless there is forgiveness no one would ever be saved.

For we have all made mistakes.

And we must humble ourselves.

And ask forgiveness.

From those whom we have wronged.

And from God.


[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Could God be Homosexual?


Is it possible that God could be homosexual?

In as much as God is all things it is possible.

Most religious people would dismiss this possibility out of hand.

But is it so outrageous?

God is Love.

And God does not just love the opposite sex.

God loves everyone.

God loves men as well as women.

So before you dismiss the possibility that God may be homosexual think about His love for men throughout history.


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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Free Gift.


We are used to thinking that we have to earn a place in Heaven.

But this is not true.

Salvation is a free gift.

We are not required to earn it.

Neither are we required to do good works.

We are free to behave as we please.

It is possible, however, that gratitude may inspire us to do good for others when we are saved.

But this is not compulsory.

We can share in the work, but it is voluntary.

We should not allow fear of losing God's love to motivate our actions.

Our motivation should be Love.


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