Christians are under pressure (if not under attack) for their views on same-sex marriage, gender identity and other related topics. Those who stand up for Biblical values on sexuality and marriage are accused of being divisive or worse!
This is a very good blog from Stand to Reason that we recommend reading – The Pragmatic Benefits of God-Given Sexual Boundaries.
It is ‘reason’ that many people struggle with as Christianity is usually singled out as the problem in our ‘modern’ culture. It is welcoming to read some rational thoughts on this subject that has become over-complicated and driven by ’emotion’ more than reason.
As sexual scandals now dominate our… Continue reading
When asked about the signs of the end-times in the Olivet Discourse, Jesus drew a parallel between the ‘days of Noah’ and the days prior to His return – effectively Jesus was saying that there would be a repeat of the situation that led to the flood:
But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the… Continue reading
It is increasingly obvious that the mainstream church simply adjusts it ‘position’ on moral and ethical issues depending on the changeable trends of the surrounding culture while going to extraordinary lengths to ‘explain away’ any problematic Bible passages. There is no better example than the Christian’s who proudly display rainbow flags in support of same sex ‘marriage’.
This excellent article poses 40 questions for Christians who are displaying rainbow flags – these are a sobering read and provide a clear insight into where society is going to head in coming years. If your church has thrown its support behind same sex ‘marriage’, there is no Biblical basis to object to… Continue reading
At present, the marriage debate is a hot topic with the recent SCOTUS ruling in America. This has leaded to many conversations about the ‘right’ to marry, some of which, especially on social media, can turn quite heated!
As Christians it is important to allow God and His Word to be the final authority in our exchanges and maintaining a loving, compassionate and graceful manner is vital whatever the reaction of others. There are many different questions around this issue and we don’t need to know all the answers but to have a basic understanding of the arguments and a good understanding of Scripture can help to stay calm… Continue reading
The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has been the driving force behind a legal case against Ashers Baking Company for refusing to make a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan. Yesterday a Belfast judge ruled in favour of gay-rights activist Gareth Lee as the BBC Reports.
In the current legal climate this is no great surprise – the secular world is obsessed with silencing the views of Bible believing Christians who simply want to follow the convictions of their faith. As usual, they have picked the softest possible target to ensure a cheap token ‘win’ – we can be fairly confident these gay-rights activists would not have the appetite or… Continue reading
As the General Election here in the UK approaches, the political parties are in full swing with their election campaigns attempting to appeal to every person for those crucial votes. For the true Christians in this country it can be a difficult decision to make, none of the main party leaders display any real belief in God, so we have to prayerfully decide who will be this countries most fitting leader.
While we are no political experts some say the divide between UK politics and Christianity closing, this is welcoming news but from our point of view what visible effects is this having? We introduce same-sex marriage and find… Continue reading
We live in days of great confusion and the Christian environment is certainly no exception! Every Christian is exposed to a huge range of views and opinions which can lead to a sense of feeling lost. In the midst of this, it really is vital for every believer to be able to sift out anything that not Scriptural and in order to achieve this, it’s more important than ever to be firmly versed in Scripture. Deception always comes in a subtle form and this can be a particularly strong pull in the UK’s liberal society.
One example of this can be found in Genesis 3 where Eve was initially deceived… Continue reading