1596. Do you think Jesus ever experimented with sodomy so that he could still be a virgin?

Well this is definitely an unexpected question, but I’ll give it a go.

Would Jesus partake in sodomy? Most assuredly not, and here’s why:

1. God commanded that all acts of sexual immorality are sinful.

We also know that Jesus lived a sinless life. Since any and all types of sexual contact outside of marriage are considered sinful, it contradicts with Jesus being without sin. Furthermore, in God’s eyes, sex is sex. Even if he had committed sodomy, he would still be considered a non-virgin. Here are just a few [Read more…]

1595. Your last paragraph for question 1291 is interesting. So you don’t think that God is giving the gifts of tongues today? Why? Has God changed? Was the gift of tongues nullified without our warning?

Full Question: (1596. Your last paragraph for question 1291 is interesting. So you don’t think that God is giving the gifts of tongues today? Why? Has God changed? Was the gift of tongues nullified without our warning?
In 1 Cor. 14:4, scripture states, “The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church.”
According to your definition of tongues in question 1291, how does speaking a language he doesn’t know build himself up? It would be of no use to the person if they didn’t understand what they were saying.
If Paul in, v5. says that he wants us all to speak in tongues and prophesy, shouldn’t that be our desire, like in v1? To earnestly desire spritual gifts?
Perhaps God hasn’t changed, rather we have lost a desire and faith for spiritual gifts.)

 

 

The original post being discussed can be viewed here.

I think there may have been some confusion. I stated before I posted the article in that post, that I do believe God still uses it properly in the church today. I just posted that article for some more background on the topic. I do also believe there are those that abuse the gift as well, but that does not nullify that God is unchanging and it still exists today.

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1594. Why do you think you speak for your deity? Why can’t the Muslims speak for him, or what if the Jews speak for him? How are you sure you are right? Provide evidence.

If I understand your question correctly, I think you are basically asking how I know that God of the Bible is God, and not God of the Torah, or God (Allah) of the Qu’ran. Because Christians, Jews, and Muslims all worship the same God, right? Not quite. I think it’s first important to make a few distinctions.

1. Contrary to popular belief, the God of the Bible is not the same person as Allah in Islam. 

The fundamental difference between Christianity and Islam (and every other belief system for that matter) is that Christians view God as triune. It can be a difficult doctrine to understand, but the Bible teaches that God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit are all separate but equal parts God. Islam rejects this notion. Islam worships Allah, and teaches that Jesus was simply a Muslim prophet of God, but not God himself. As for Jews, it gets a bit more complicated. There are Orthodox Jews, and there are Messianic Jews. Orthodox Jews follow Jehovah (God) and use the Torah, which is comprised of the first five books of the Old Testament. However, they reject that Jesus was the son of God. Messianic Jews on the other hand are Jews who are Jewish by culture and/or religion, but also believe in salvation through Christ, and acknowledge that Christ came and died for our sins.

2. We can tell the difference in the actions.

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DUCK DYNASTY! GAY MARRIAGE! CONTROVERSY!!!

So unless you’ve been living in a bubble over the past two days, you probably heard something about Phil Robertson, (the patriarch of Cable TV’s most popular show in history, Duck Dynasty), being accused of hating gays, comparing homosexuality to bestiality, and that he said being gay is as bad as being a terrorist.

Well…that’s what the media wants you to think happened at least.

As usual with these stories, and just like with happened with last year’s Chick-Fil-A made-up controversy that I wrote extensively about, a lot is taken out of context, and there is a lot of one-sided reporting in order to advance a specific agenda, and make someone who is not hateful at all, seem like the devil-incarnate. Phil Robertson is no exception.

So since half of America seems illiterate in the process of reading something within the actual context of what it was said, I’ll do my best to help educate you. Here is what Robertson said initially that set off the firestorm:

“It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me,” Robertson told the magazine. “I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”

Almost immediately, GLAAD and other gay-friendly organizations jumped on the comment, saying it was such a hateful thing to say, stating,

“Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil’s lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe.”

Now, I don’t know about you, but if I want to go somewhere to find out what “true Christians” believe, I’m certainly not going to go to GLAAD. We live in [Read more…]

Purity Extremism?

The DailyMail came out with an article today talking about how extreme it was for a Colorado Christian family to have each saved themselves for marriage.

 

It’s so incredibly sad that our world views abstinence until marriage as such an extremist act. In a world where 52,055 Americans contract a new STD every DAY, and when more than 60% of college-aged women have or will have Herpes, it’s so sad that the only full-proof and safest method is so rare. I’ve been saving myself my entire life for the woman I’d marry, and in exactly one month from today, my wife and I will be able to give each other the best gifts we could have ever given each other. Ourselves; fully and wholly. For that, I am eternally thankful.

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