I cannot wait for there to be an agreement between Iran and America. Their past has been full of turmoil with issues like Operation AJAX and the Iranian Revolution. However, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is a level guy who knows how to work with others. At least that’s the impression I get from watching his actions and his words. We have much more to gain from a deal with Iran and much more to lose should politicians ruin this decision.
There seems to be a more hostile mindset from American politicians which the Iranians have been gracious to forgive. Let’s hope they learn how to behave and coexist with others they may not fully agree with. If we can do it with one another then we can do it with other nations as well.
Just kidding. Of course the way some Christians act would lead you to believe that this statement was true. Did Jesus not say His Kingdom was not of this world? Does the American government control the Church or does the Church control the government? Could neither be true?
God certainly hasn’t changed and neither has the Christian definition of marriage. So why are people upset? Understand that it’s okay to be upset but nothing has truly changed. Paul pointed out that we are not to judge those in the world but only those in the Church. He stated it clearly when he said,
“For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?” (1 Corinthians 5:12)
So instead of focusing on what goes on outside the Church we should rather focus on what goes on inside the Church. Scandals and extra-marital affairs are just as devastating to marriage as divorce. Why not judge these things and work to maintain Christian marriages? If we as Christians spent as much time talking about marriage and building up the family as we do speaking against homosexuality, then divorce and adultery wouldn’t be as prevalent. It’s time we get our priorities straight.
To those who say God will judge America, I hate to break it to you but all nations will be judged. Many countries have legalized homosexual marriage and they haven’t been destroyed nor has the institution of marriage been dashed to pieces. This rhetoric is merely fearmongering. It’s appealing to your fear not to your reasoning. Reject it for what it is, namely, a way to control you.
All that time spent speaking against homosexuality and pushing for control in the political realm has obviously been wasted and cannot be redeemed. Abandon that route and instead choose the route the Jesus did by encouraging, teaching and praying for His Kingdom to be done and His will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven. It starts with the Church.
Has government fixed the problem or merely enlarged the problem?
Are homosexuals really free to marry or are they still obedient slaves that must obey the State by ask for permission to be free?
Can Christians say that marriage has been destroyed because of a court ruling when Christians believe the Bible correctly defines marriage?
What are your thoughts?