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  • Church Denominational Positions on Homosexuality and Same Sex Marriages- On February 26, 2019, the United Methodist Church (UMC) Special Session of General Conference met to consider the UMC churchwide official doctrinal position on homosexuality. The group rightly voted to denounce homosexuality. They rightly declared homosexuality, same sex marriage, ordination of openy gay members to be bishops, and the LGBT movement in general as incompatible with the Christian faith. Prior to this vote it is reported that a majority of the UMC Council of Bishops had issued a letter to the global UMC in support of homosexuality tolerance within theRead More
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  • Indigestion, Acid Reflux, GERD, Stomach Issues- Beware commonly prescribed indigestion medicine may lead to creeping undetected kidney disease until late in the process according to a Veterans Affairs database study. Click here for more info. For alternatives to medicine use small amount of apple cider vinegar mixed with water, etc. For more info on alternatives click PPI Enzymes Treatment, Gerd Alternative Treatment , Acid Reflux Natural Alternative Treatment , Naturally Treat Acid Reflux at Home , Naturally Remedies for Acid Reflux , Alternatives to PPI , Natural Home Remedies For Heartburn , and Natural GERD Remedies
  • Slave Codes, Slavery Abolishment, Reconstruction, Black Codes, Jim Crow Laws, Constitution Amendments- American form of slavery was enforced under slave codes. The 13th Amendment abolishing slavery was passed in 1865. Those desiring to maintain superiority to and power over freed slaves and blacks in general created the black codes in response to the 13th Amendment. The 1865-1877 Reconstruction policies/laws were created in response to the black codes. This includes the 14th amendment (1868) that granted citizenship and legal rights to slaves freed under 13th Amendment. The 15th Amendment (1870) granted voting rights regardless of race to further clarify rights of blacks andRead More
  • Foster Care- The Federal Government has reportedly granted a waiver to a South Carolina Christian based foster care ministry. The waiver allows the ministry to deny foster care opportunity to same sex couples and non-Christians. I suppose this includes homosexual single persons as well. The waiver does require that the ministry make known that other foster care agencies are available to the public for possible access to the person (s) seeking to participate in foster care.   I certainly agree that same sex couples should not be foster parents. But the religionRead More
  • Spiritual Warfare in America- The spiritual warfare is intensifying in America. Let us not think it is just about our lifetime. Let us consider our children’s and grandchildren’s and other family members lifetime. Let’s stand strong for Jesus and the Christian Faith! Our Constitution does not restrict America to being Christian. But it is based on Christian principles. The founders were willing to stand against Britain for Christian values and founding of a new nation where those Christian values could flourish. Yes, they did so imperfectly but nevertheless, they tried as we who areRead More
  • Immigration Laws and Enforcement- For some time, there has been much controversy over US Immigration laws and enforcement. People seem to differ over the following questions: Should the US have open borders such that anyone who wants to come into the US be allowed to do so but not be required or expected to register with US Authorities?  Should the US have open borders such that anyone who wants to come into the US be allowed to do so with the hope they will voluntarily register with US Authorities but have no legal requirementRead More
  • Christmas and Santa Claus- Santa Claus involves a fictitious man who lives at the North Pole, having elves as helpers, and reindeer that fly. In this sense Santa Claus is an unrighteous fable rooted in dishonesty. The notion of Santa Claus is problematic. One would be hardpressed to envision Santa Claus without reindeer, elves, and Santa delivering gifts. But reindeer, elves, and Santa delivering gifts involve dishonesty and pretense. These pretenses facilitate commercialization and removal of the focus from Jesus and God as the giver of gifts to children. It would be best forRead More
  • Parables, Myths, Fables, and Fairy Tales- A parable is a short true story that also teach a good moral lesson. It may involve animals or other inanimate objects taking on human features as in the case of the donkey and rocks in parables given by Jesus. A parable always involves truth even about the donkey and rocks for Jesus spoke about what God could do. We know God can do what he wants to do. A tale is a short story about something or someone. A story can be true or untrue. Therefore, a tale canRead More
  • Paul Participation in Mosaic Laws and Rituals- Acts 21:18-26, Luke records how Paul participated in a ceremonial Jewish purification rite involving offerings under the law which I presume to involve sacrifice of some type of animal. The question arises as to why did Paul submit to this ritual given his faith in the sufficiency of Christ sacrifice at the cross. Did Paul sin in so participating. Well, certainly Paul like Peter in Galatians 2 was capable of doing wrong as biblical apostles were not perfect as no one in human flesh other than the pre-resurrected Jesus was/isRead More