Thursday, October 27, 2016

A Government Without God

Where theistic religion grows weak, that is where religion related to God grows weak, justice will weaken.  Crimes, then, are defined as antisocial activity which, in turn, then is merely what the majority says it is. Then punishments seem to be the result of the majority's ganging up on the minority. This, in turn, seems inconsistent with democratic feelings.

The result is a decline in uniform application of penalties for crime, resultant miscarriages of justice, trampling on the rights of law-abiding people, together with an increase in what ought to be called crime.

Robert D. Culver, Civil Government: A Biblical View, pg.78

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Church vs. the World

It is precisely the world’s mockery that will again and again be a sign that the Church is on the right road:  It is a surer sign than the world’s applause.  Where the Church retreats into invisibility, it despises the reality of the Spirit.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Sexual Revolution is War Against Family

The sexual revolution always has been a war waged against the ordinary family, against the ordinary ways of men and women and children. The moral law as regards sex is meant to protect that family from threats without and within: from the pseudo-marriage that is fornication, from the betrayal of marriage that is adultery, from the rickets and scurvy of impure habits, and from the mockery of the marital act that is sodomy. If a man’s home was his castle, then the walls round that castle were his people’s understanding of the moral law and the customs that gave the law vigor and force. Who then would benefit by riddling the walls with holes? All people who could not, because of their own failings and vices, enjoy the good of family life; all people who saw the family as the great opponent in the way of their statist ambitions; all rebels against Nature and Nature’s God, who would be happier to see a man leave his wife and children to take up with another man than to see a young woman turn away from the hothouse of a lesbian relationship to become a wife and mother after the ordinary way of nature.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Don't Force the Rosebud

Don’t have sex before you are married.  Remember, you’re like a rosebud.  If you force a rosebud open too early, it’s ugly.  If you let it open naturally, in its own time, it’s beautiful.

This statement is addressed to young ladies, and is one version of a teaching I’ve read in many sources and heard by many people.  I think it is a great analogy.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Good Question!

If gay apologists really believe homosexuality is not a biblically forbidden sin, why do they bother arguing, vehemently, that they cannot change?  If something is not a sin, after all, then it doesn’t matter if it’s inborn or chosen, immutable or changeable.

Joe Dallas, The Gay Gospel?, pg. 120

Saturday, October 22, 2016

A Necessity for Both Mother and Father

When studies confirm that boys raised without fathers have higher rates of impulsivity and antisocial behavior; when children have a better chance of success when both mother and father are present in their homes; when a 1987 study of violent rapists shows that 60 percent of them came from single-parent homes; when 75 percent of teenage suicides come from broken homes; and when girls raised without fathers are shown to be sexually active sooner in life and at higher risks of having children out of wedlock; can we seriously deny the need children have for both a mother and a father?

Joe Dallas, The Gay Gospel?, pg. 56-57

Friday, October 21, 2016

Redefining the Family

Redefining [the family] to accommodate same-sex couples will never make such combinations a family in God’s sight.  It will, though, weaken the effectiveness of the family in general.  Standards such as monogamy and fidelity will have to change when the qualifications for “family” change, to make room for a whole new concept.

Joe Dallas, The Gay Gospel?, pg. 56

Thursday, October 20, 2016


Controversy for its own sake is a sin.  But controversy for the sake of the truth is a divine mandate.

Walter Martin.  Cited by Joe Dallas in The Gay Gospel?, pg. 37

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Don’t Look Too Much to Government

All communities are apt to look to government for too much. . . . But this ought not to be.  The framers of our excellent Constitution . . . acted at the time on a sounder principle.  They wisely judged that the less government interferes with private pursuits the better for the general prosperity.

Martin Van Buren, 1837, Cited, by Clarence B. Carson, A Basic History of the United States, Vol. 3: The Sections and the Civil War, 1826-1877, pg.21

Monday, October 17, 2016

THE Right of a Child

Children should be conceived within a relationship that will provide them with the love and care of the man and woman who gave them life.  The unborn child has a right to life, yes, and also deserves a mother and father, and where possible the mother and father who brought the child into being.  Because of human frailty, it isn’t always possible for a child to be raised in his natural family, but that should be the ideal to which our policy aspires.  And we should never intentionally deprive a child of such an upbringing.  And yet redefining marriage does precisely that.

Ryan T. Anderson, “Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom,” pg.53

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Results of Redefining Marriage and Family

It the church allows marriage and family to be redefined, then a circular deterioration will start:  There will be an increase in the sexual confusion and exploitation of children as a result of the redefinition of family, and there will be further redefinition of family as a result of the sexual confusion and exploitation of children.  Given enough time, the original concept of “family” could be driven right out of our consciousness. . . .

So long as the family is recognized for what it is and remains sanctioned as such, it can survive; its problems can be corrected.  Redefine it, though, and through redefinition it loses its very worth.

Joe Dallas, The Gay Gospel?, pg. 54