The Church – Tax Free Without Freedom

© Original content written by James R. Carlson

IRS-Cross

The limits placed on the modern American Church by the IRS, limiting the political speech and activity that comes from within the Church, is an example of a violation of the separation of Church and State. Separation, as a principle, should limit the State not the Church. When the Church accepts a tax-exempt status through the IRS 501-C3 laws, they mute their voice in the public arena. I recommend that the American Church throw off the constraints of their 501-C3 tax exemptions (and associated political restrictions), pay income taxes, and return to the political marketplace of ideas. The only way we can we preserve our freedoms is to use them.

Legally, the Church can perform some political activity under a 501-C3 or C4 status (see your Church’s tax attorney). The ability the Church already has, however, is limited by the threat of lawsuit that costs so much money. This occurs because religious atheists and secularists use the government (judiciary) and the threat of a law suit to stifle the Church. Each Church has to weigh in a balance the decision of using the legally allowed amount of political activity under a tax-exempt status while facing a constant threat from those who want to change our nation’s religious character by limiting the voice of the Church.

The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Junior (MLK Jr.) began his political movement for liberty from within the Church. The Black community had no access to the political community at large before the Civil Rights movement led by Dr. King and others. As a Reverend, King was familiar with the fact that the only politics available to the Black community was in the Church halls. That’s why you still see politicians like Bill and Hillary Clinton showing up in Black Churches to make an appeal for their candidacy for public office. This is an example we should all follow.

Removing a religious group from political activity is familiar within the context of Nazi Germany. The Jews were made to wear symbols of their religion (yellow Star of David) and live in a ghetto. The lawsuits that atheists bring against the Church for using their voice in politics is like the night of broken glass (Kristallnacht) and forcing Churches to remain silent on political matters is like putting them into political ghettos.

The Church under Nazi Germany was not allowed to speak against the political authority of the Nazi party. In fact, a campaign to silence the German Church in WWII led to the increased murder of Jews and others during the holocaust. Where is the American Church today in voicing an opposition to the murder of 55 million babies in this country? The Church cannot afford to stand on the sidelines and allow the government to continue down a path of destruction unabated.

The American people continue to voice their God given conscience in society, politics, and government yet the politicized judiciary, who is familiar with the desires of the atheist religious political agenda, dismisses the Will of The People and the Will of God on subjects such as gay marriage. The Church needs to step forward and renounce the political tyranny that is spreading over our land just like it did in Nazi Germany. What is wrong with people exercising their God given right to do what is right in the sight of God?

Money has taken root in the American Church as the central means of doing good deeds for others. The left wing social gospel Church has even advocated government run charity by taxation, which is a violation of the separation of Church and State (aka Madison’s “Remonstrance against Religious Assessments”). Whether in the Church or in the State, money is not the means of the Church’s ministry. The Spirit of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the means of the Church’s success. Losing some money that is paid in taxes does no mean losing the ministry God has given to the Church. It may be time for the Church to lose some money to win some battles of conscience.

Building the Kingdom of God does not necessarily mean the Church has to succeed in building God’s kingdom on the earth. The Church is not supposed to go forth and conquer as Islam does. The State is supposed to cooperate with the Church to share God’s moral truths with society but the State is not supposed to be a vehicle whereby the Gospel is presented. The United States is unique in that it was founded upon Christian principles for the praise and glory of God. We are losing our nation as atheists who want to dismiss God and His judgements of moral truths are gaining an influence in the media and other political avenues. The Church has to compete for the hearts and minds of society if our nation will continue as it began.

The Church can and should begin to compete in the political arena by putting out yard signs on the Church lawn during an election. Candidates wanting an endorsement from individual Churches should appear before the members of the congregation and answer tough questions on issues that are of concern to God’s people. Certainly, this opens a potential door for political strife in the Church but having candidates pass the scrutiny of various congregations for their endorsement of their campaigns requires candidate to observe God’s morals.

Vote ProLife

Years ago the Church was at the center of town. Now the town hall is the center of the city. Years ago the steeple of the Church was the highest emblem on top of the city landscape. Now the radio or television broadcast tower looms over the city and the community. And as the media has grown increasingly disrespectful of God’s moral teachings, the Church needs to reenter the political arena to help shape the vision of a moral government for a moral society.

Certainly one thing is clear. Jesus is the Head of the Church. His eyes are as a flame of fire and his countenance is as a bolt of lightning; only Jesus walks among the seven golden candlesticks. No one can order the path of the Church apart from Him. I recommend that individual Churches prayerfully consider abandoning the tax free status they’ve enjoyed and begin a new ministry to the nation of the United States of America within individual congregations. The Church has been called the conscience of the nation. Let that conscience speak louder than ever before.

Paid in Full

© Original content written by James R. Carlson

Romans 6-23

The death of Christ on the Cross was not because of his sins. Jesus never committed sin as sin is disobedience to the will of God. Adam disobeyed God and from him sin entered all mankind. Jesus obeyed God even to the death of the Cross so that we may be forgiven of our sin. Through Jesus righteousness entered back into mankind. It is because of his work on the Cross that our sins are paid in full and we can have renewed fellowship with God.

Jesus died on the Cross in payment of the sins of mankind. The Bible tells us that the wages of sin is death.

23 For the wages of sin is death …

[Romans 6:23 (KJV)]

His death was the death we should have died. And because he paid for our sins, he had to fully die.

Jesus was in the grave when he rose from the dead. Jesus could not have risen from the dead because of his own goodness. If his goodness could have allowed him to raise from the dead then his goodness would also have prevented him from dying. No, Jesus rose from the dead not because of his goodness but because all our sins have been forgiven; he rose because of our goodness. Our sins that had power on the Cross for the death of Christ had no more power in the grave after they had been paid in full. That is why Jesus rose from the dead. Our sins were paid in full.

God is not interested in us doing good works to become good enough for him. Jesus’ work on the Cross is good enough to satisfy God for us. God doesn’t want our good works he wants our faith – just believe in Jesus. Why fight the fight God has already won. Jesus was good enough and for our salvation – just believe.

23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

[Romans 6:23 (KJV)]

No matter who you are or what you have done, Jesus is good enough for you to be forgiven of your sins. Jesus died on the Cross, rose from the dead, and desires to have renewed fellowship with you as you are resurrected from the death of your sins into a new life with God.

Please pray this prayer:

God of heaven, I believe in Jesus Christ who died on the Cross for me. I believe that he paid for the penalty of my sin, which I admit I have done. I ask for your forgiveness of my sin and thank you for your love. Please bring me closer to you so that I may know you. By your Holy Spirit, please make in me a clean heart, a renewed spirit, and a right mind that I may do those things that are pleasing to you. Thank you God, Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, and now my Father in Heaven. Amen!

Unveiling the Apocalypse

© Original content written by James R. Carlson

Revelations

The book of Revelations is a book of prophecy. All too often Bible teachers are not teaching it correctly. The message of prophecy is not one of prediction but repentance. Prophecy is focused on one thing only, turn to God (which may mean away from sin). The book of Revelations is a book of prophecy that should lead people to God but it is not a book meant to be used for future telling.

One of the most peculiar aspects of Revelations is that it has not been written yet. If we take it at face value, John, the beloved apostle of Jesus, was told to write down those things he saw. John was supposed to write events as they unfolded from a first person standpoint.

9 I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet,  

11 saying, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,” and, “What you see, write in a book…

and

19 Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this.

[Revelations 1:9-11, 19 (NKJV)]

John was even told to not write what he witnessed on one occasion:

4 Now when the seven thunders uttered their voices, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Seal up the things which the seven thunders uttered, and do not write them.”

[Revelations 10:4 (NKJV)]

We have a first person witness of things that have not happened yet. But we also have the newspaper from John who reported what he saw in his vision.

In fact, the word Revelation comes from the Greek word, apokálypsis, which means an unveiling. The book of Revelations is unveiling future events that will be understood by a contemporary society but not by the rest of us. The message of prophecy is that when you see these things happen, repent – turn to the Lord Jesus.

Chapter 1 of Revelations points to the past, whereas chapters 2 and 3 point to the present in John’s day. Chapters 4 to 22 point to the future, which may occur in the 21st century. We gain further insight in reading the book of Revelations by knowing the division of chapters 4 to 22.

Chapters 4 to 19 tell us about the Great Tribulation that lasts for 7 years. Chapters 4 to 11 show what is happening from a heavenly point of view. Chapters 13 to 19 show what is happening from an earthly point of view. Putting these 2 views together allows the contemporary observer to see the things John saw firsthand. Both the witness of John and the individual who is reading Revelations coincides to show that God is working during the Tribulation and that we need to return to God – repent.

Jesus rules as King of the Earth for 1000 years following the Tribulation. In chapter 20, we see the punishment of satan, in hell for 1000 years and then again in the lake of fire for eternity.  Chapters 21 and 22 present the everlasting kingdom of God. We can participate with God and share in His kingdom that is built on the sacrifice of Jesus, the Lamb of God that was slain for our sins. Repent means to turn to God ask for his forgiveness of our sin and receiving his forgiving love.

17 And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.

[Revelations 22:17 (NKJV)]

Please pray this prayer:

God of heaven, I believe in Jesus Christ who died on the Cross for me. I believe that he paid for the penalty of my sin, which I admit I have done. I ask for your forgiveness of my sin and thank you for your love. Please bring me closer to you so that I may know you. By your Holy Spirit, please make in me a clean heart, a renewed spirit, and a right mind that I may do those things that are pleasing to you. Thank you God, Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, and now my Father in Heaven. Amen!

The Kennedy Assassination – Acoustic Report

© Original content written by James R. Carlson

Due to recent accusations of Ted Cruz’s father being an associate of Lee Oswald, I decided to publish this article. The final chapter has not been written on this story but it has nothing to do with the Cruz family.

kennedy 1

Overhead View of Dealey Plaza

On November 22, 1963, President Kennedy was killed by a lone gunman, Lee H. Oswald. Conspiracy theories have multiplied but have been debunked over time. However, not all the information is in about the assassination of our late President. There is no solid explanation of the supposed gunman at the top of the grassy knoll, until now. An acoustic report may explain this missing piece of information.

The best method to discover facts about the Kennedy assassination is the empirical method of forensic science. Speculation abounds with everyone presenting their best guess. But science has something to say that will give positive information about what happened that day in 1963. That science is acoustics.

When sound travels it goes through the air causing the air molecules to compress. Behind the compression is a rarefied space. Compression and rarefication helps define the action of acoustic energy upon the air around us. The compression waves that reach our ears are sensed in the form of sound. And there are many sources of sounds we hear on a daily basis.

During the assassination of Mr. Kennedy, the sound heard in Dealey Plaza was the report (shock wave) of the rifle used to kill the President. This report came in the form of shock waves out of the rifle from the breach and the barrel of the rifle. The acoustic energy that came from Oswald’s gun spread out in Dealey Plaza and entered the area of the grassy knoll.

Acoustic energy behaves according to scientific principles and does not merely spread out and dissipate. If that energy strikes and object, the sound wave will reflect. The way in which sound reflects is determined by many things: the shape of the object it hits, the material composition of the object, and the strength of the sound wave that hits that object. These are critical factors in determining the behavior of the acoustic report that entered into the grassy knoll.

At the top of the grassy knoll is what is called a pergola; this is a covered structure that can serve to hand plants or create a colorful walkway. Also to the side of the grassy knoll was a fence. These are two objects that the acoustic energy would have struck on the day President Kennedy was assassinated.

kennedy 2

The Pergola’s at the Top of the Grassy Knoll

The shape of the pergola was in the form of a parabola. The geometry of a parabola has a focus and any structure shaped in this form will reflect acoustic energy through that focus. The shape of the fence was flat and any acoustic energy that impacted the fence would have been reflected by an angle similar to it’s arrive at the fence. The material of both the pergola and the fence would have reflected the energy of the rifle report back from these structures.

The critical thing is that both the pergola and the fence would have reflected the acoustic report in the direction of the President’s motorcade. The line bisecting the pergola’s parabola and the line perpendicular to the fence are in the direction of the car the President was in at the point in time he was shot.

kennedy 3

Photo of Kennedy below the Grassy Knoll

People are only human. We have eyes in front of our head and ears on the side. We take in photonic and acoustic information daily and process them with our big brains, so we think. As such, we rely upon our perception of light and sound and trust what we see and hear. But the people in the Dealey Plaza on the grassy knoll had a problem they were not able to resolve.

As they saw their President being shot to death, they heard sound coming from behind them. Putting the pieces of perception together, approximately 40 people said they concluded that there was a gunman behind them. This perception is perfectly understandable when the reflected acoustic energy did come from the top of the grassy knoll. However, putting the pieces together, we may know that this reflected energy did not originate at the top of the grassy knoll but was merely a reflection of that energy.

Above the Grassy Knoll in the pergola that is shaped in the geometric form of a parabola, the acoustic energy from Oswald’s rifle report, originating from the sixth floor of the Texas Schoolbook Depository, entered into the grassy knoll and was reflected through the parabola’s geometric focus. The alignment of the reflected acoustic energy through this focus, oddly, is in the precise direction of the Kennedy motorcar the day he was assassinated. This missing piece of information can account for the false perception that people had that day of a gunman at the top of the Grassy Knoll. The supposed gunman may have been nothing more than an acoustic echo!

Homosexual Dysfunction

© Original content written by James R. Carlson

American society is plagued with competing ideas, some of which can be harmful if followed – homosexual legitimacy is one case in point. As we struggle with the definition of social norms in America, many advocates of homosexual legitimacy are emerging and pressing for legal changes that would force society to accept what they already deem is unacceptable; however, this can cause more harm than good. In the face of such social and legal challenges, we need to gain perspective on the public debates that rage in various social institutions and what their views may be.

Christian View

Cross to Rescue Homo-Homosexuality is sin! The Bible is clear on this. The gospel of Jesus Christ tells us two things about sin. Jesus died on the cross to pay for the penalty of sin and to forgive us of our sin. Everyone is offered the gifts that God has for us all by faith in Jesus. Homosexual deceit, however, tells people that if you embrace sin, you will find liberty therein, which is a lie! Jesus clearly taught that if you practice sin, you will be the servants of sin. Homosexuality is a lifestyle of bondage. Homosexuals are sinners too!

Sadly, the enabling view of homosexuality that liberal Christian churches teach is that we should love the homosexual. However, God’s love rebukes and forgives sin whereas man’s love embraces and makes enabling excuses for sin. God gave us His gospel so we can live a life separate from sin, not in sin. Sadly, liberal and misguided churches teach that homosexuals can both believe in God and live in their sin. This teaching, express or implied, is sinister and leads to the eternal damnation of the homosexual (Galatians 5.19-21).

Where is the love of Christians? Are they truly willing to hold the hand of a homosexual while they are living a life of sin and headed to hell?! They need to be rebuked for their sin, told of the forgiving love of God, and assisted in a life in Christ lived apart from sin. Church, follow Christ!

The active homosexual is living a life of sin. The wages of sin is death. These people are in the bondage and slavery of sin, which is leading them to death. As we preach love, we need to show love by not enabling them in their sin. Homosexuals may have a knowledge of God, but are lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God. They need the forgiving love of God so they can be freed from their sin and live a healthy life apart from their sin.

Psychological View

Too often, society enables those whose self destructive behavior is better treated with a compassionate rebuke as a first step towards healing rather than blind acceptance of their poor behavior. Psychology is a field of study related to the behavior of individuals and groups that focuses on poor behavior, its definitions, recognition, and treatment. However, the psychological profession has abandoned the homosexual community and enabled them to consider themselves normal in a society that often, and rightly, views them as abnormal.

In 1973 the American Psychiatric Association declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder. The American Psychological Association Council of Representatives followed in 1975. This was done in contradiction to prevailing social norms, which has led many homosexuals to seek acceptance by society of their homosexual behavior. Homosexual behavior is contrary to nature and should continue to be considered a mental illness by the professional community of psychology.

Among the many things that can be said of homosexual behavior is the fact that it is a self destructive lifestyle.

Homosexual behavior is born of sexual addiction, which goes beyond a normal healthy sexual appetite. Active homosexuals are more likely to be infected by and carry sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) virus was first labeled GRIDS (Gay Related Immune Deficiency Syndrome). However, the medical health profession, following in suit with the psychological profession, has abandoned the homosexual community and no longer preserves the community against needless infections. Whereas gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, and other STDs are tracked by public health officials, AIDS has special exemption from scrutiny. Millions of people are suffering from AIDS and the medical community ignores the homosexual community in tracking and treating it all in the name of political correctness.

Homosexual behavior is also very codependent and the hallmarks of codependency are evident in the homosexual lifestyle. The study of codependency should include homosexuals in order to treat them and help them recover from the lifestyle they are trapped in, which is destructive of their body, their soul, their spirit, and their lives.

Homosexuals are also the victims of sexual predators. Many, if not all, homosexuals have been seduced and molested by other homosexuals. And just as many children who have been molested and grow up to become molesters, homosexuals are people who have been abused by other homosexuals and later turn to abuse others. These people are living a captive life of abuse and oppression and deep within their heart are begging God for relief. However, like most codependent behavior, they are unable to account for their own responsibilities and focus the blame of their troubles upon society.

Political View

Having abandoned the unborn child following the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, the liberal political community abandoned the homosexual following the declarations of the psychological profession that same year. While Christian conservatives oppose the legitimacy of either abortion or the homosexual political agenda, many liberal Christians support the homosexual in a misguided pursuit of political legitimacy.

Sadly, many people with homosexual relatives are taught to enable their loved ones with a false sense of Christian love. Christian liberals, taught a false sense of Christian charity without purity, seek legitimacy for their family members by advocating ‘gay rights’ in the political arena. However, as Allan Keyes said, ‘there is no right to do what is wrong’ and the homosexual lifestyle is one of sinful behavior that cannot be legitimatized by law.

Libertarians are often advocates of social liberalism and economic conservatism. While the word for ‘economy’ comes from the Greek root ‘eco nomos’ meaning ‘management of the household’ or ‘rule of the family,’ economics is a sociology that cannot be separated from social issues. Instead of being half and half, liberal and conservative, libertarians should support conservative values on both sides of the ledger. Libertarians often advocate the repeal of the laws prosecuting criminal abortion, sodomy, and drug use. As such, they are pseudo anarchists. The Tea Party and Moderates in the GOP both claim to have conservative credentials but lack them in key areas of social morality.

Government View

President Clinton, a liberal politician, implemented the don’t ask, don’t tell (DADT; 21 Dec. 1993) policy for the military, which ended the previous policy of general discharge for announcing one is homosexual and a less than honorable discharge for practicing homosexuality (sodomy). Referring to non-vaginal intercourse, the acts of sodomy are abnormal (oral or anal). While Bill Clinton and Miss Lewinsky were practicing this form of sex between 1995 and 1997, a violation of Maryland law (Clinton should have been prosecuted), the Texas law prohibiting sodomy began to be challenged. In 2003, in Lawrence v. Texas, the state sodomy laws were overturned because they were being applied to homosexuals only and not heterosexuals like Clinton.

30 years after the psychological profession gave up on the homosexual community, special interest judges found a way to abandon the immoral and previously illegal behavior of sodomy that snares and defines the lifestyle of the homosexual. The laws of Texas and elsewhere should be returned to prohibit the unnatural practices of sodomy for anyone (hetero- and homo- sexual) and our social norms should be validated by law and not rejected by judges.

As social norms continue to be eroded in our nation, prevention of sexual harassment (POSH) laws have taken root in the workplace to curtail the sexual revolution occurring elsewhere in society; what is acceptable in popular media is not always acceptable in the workplace. While social norms are blurred in some elements of popular entertainment media, workplace norms have largely remained the same. Many things considered acceptable to some are not acceptable to others in the workplace. POSH training has become a part of the training required in the military for all personnel and in private sector businesses as well.

Key to POSH training is the elimination of sex as a topic of discussion in the work place. Homosexuality is a topic of sexuality that does not belong in the workplace. Clinton had no intention of preventing sexual harassment in the workplace when he introduced don’t ask don’t tell (DADT) into the government Clinton practiced homosexual behavior (oral sex – sodomy) while in public office and was an advocate for the homosexual behavior with DADT. None-the-less, DADT policies actually work to reduce sexual harassment in the workplace.

Government officials, imbibed by false religious teachings, dysfunctional psychological norms, and enabling political perspectives, actively encourage homosexual behavior by trying to legitimatize them. The growing pressure that some politicians are under from the left wing in the halls of power speaks to their lack of moral resolve. As Daniel Webster once said, we need to stand up for public morality to defend our liberty.

Academic View

Academia is highly charged politically and often the fountain from which many liberals spew their propaganda. Sadly, I have experienced homosexual propaganda in the classroom at the University in Texas in Austin just as millions of others have in their schools. Academics are respected in society but the substance of what they teach is questionable. Not only is it found in colleges across the nation, it is beginning to emerge in public schools with at-risk children.

Prepubescent children have no business learning anything about sexuality in public schools. That little children, or any children, should be introduced to homosexual behavior (passive or active) should be a violation of law as endangering children. Sadly, many children in public schools are openly gay and are not receiving any counseling about their abnormal behavior. As they have been sexually seduced and molested to become ‘gay,’ they should be protected against continued abuse and prevented from abusing others in public schools.

An often overlooked area of homosexuality is the lack of relational skills. There is nothing wrong with same sex relationships; we call them friendships. The problem with homosexuals is that they couple the sex drive with their desire for friends. Homosexuals typically confuse friendships with their sex drive. Children need mentoring in their relational skills not the brainwashing of homosexual propaganda. Boys and girls need to grow in their mutual respect of one another and develop healthy friendships and relationships without addressing sexuality.

The Democrat Party is the repository of the teachers unions in this nation and they are advocates of homosexual rights. As such, the curriculum of public education is slowly bending in the direction of the Democrat Party platform as it advocates ‘gay’ rights. The arena of public education is no place for the politics of sex and children should be protected against those who would seek to profit politically from the public education of homosexual perspectives.

Media View

The tabloid media and professional journalists in America (often indistinguishable from each other) also support supposed ‘gay’ rights. As a politically charged medium, they too are vocal advocates of homosexuals gaining more liberties that society traditionally refused to give them. As an institution, the media has a political agenda to sponsor those who advocate homosexual legitimacy while chastising those who oppose such things has homosexual marriage.

As it is typical with liberal thinking, traditional social norms and morality are often thrown under the proverbial bus so that the standards which prohibit abnormal behavior no longer pose a threat to those who seek perverted lifestyles. Society functions as a society based upon socially accepted norms while the media is at war against them. Anyone seeking to advocate responsible, moral, social behavior is subject to endless harangues by the media.

Even the supposed conservative Fox news agency is subject to the typical media world view. While claiming to be conservative, Fox news personalities are more libertarian than conservative (O’Reilly, Beck, etc). As Fox continues to portray soft porn on their network as a steady diet (pornographic media bias), they are soft on their moral stance against sexual immorality, which includes homosexuality. Expect the same kind of liberal media bias from libertarians on Fox. Having the libertarian media bias, you can expect the same stance on the social moral issues as you would from the liberal media bias on the whole.

My View

In case you missed it, I oppose any legitimacy being granted to people practicing illegitimate (read immoral) behavior. I agree with Allan Keyes who said ‘there is no right to do what is wrong.’ Openly gay people in the workplace create an environment that is hostile when they require my participation with their viewpoint; perspectives that I oppose. Sex has no place in the workplace as a topic of discussion and the workplace is not a political arena or a political theater.

I for one advocate a return of the Texas sodomy laws by amending them to agree with the Supreme Court’s decision in 2003 – apply them to both hetero- and homo- sexuals. I believe the Christian church should openly promote the gospel of Jesus Christ and rebuke the sin of both sodomy and homosexuality while proclaiming the liberty we have in Christ apart from sin. I believe the professionals in psychology should begin to treat homosexuals for their mental illness and stop teaching society how to enable them in a self destructive lifestyle. I also believe public education should stop teaching ‘sex ed’ and leave that to the parents of children. If public schools can’t stop enabling children in homosexual practices, we need to prosecute that as well. Also, I believe people in politics should avoid the libertarian social liberal views and advocate social moral norms that defend social moral standards and not attack them. I won’t even bother to ask the media for help, they are at war against God and morality and have no desire to stop anytime soon.

In the end, we are only individuals in a vast society with many social and institutional currents tugging at us every day and in every way. To swim upstream against the homosexual lobby, like salmon swimming against the current, may mean a headlong trek into troubled waters. However, each of us should examine their own souls and ask God what is best. As we truly pray for others and share the love of God for their forgiveness and renewal, let us always remember that purity goes with love. Love and righteousness are no strangers; love without morality is a lie. It is a sin to continue lying to the homosexual community, enabling them in a self-destructive lifestyle.

God’s View

To be liberated from the snare of homosexuality and find true peace with God, please pray this prayer:

God of heaven, I believe in Jesus Christ who died on the Cross for me. I believe that he paid for the penalty of my sin, which I admit I have done. I ask for your forgiveness of my sin and thank you for your love. Please bring me closer to you so that I may know you. By your Holy Spirit, please make in me a clean heart, a renewed spirit, and a right mind that I may do those things that are pleasing to you. Thank you God, Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, and now my Father in Heaven. Amen!