Archive for July, 2012

Jesus Said Nothing Against Homosexuality ?

July 28, 2012

Homosexual apologists sometimes make the argument that Jesus said nothing against homosexuality while he was on earth, therefore the practice must be okay. But by this reasoning, since Jesus never spoke directly about them, bestiality, arson, and rape would also be okay.

Jesus did indirectly condemn homosexuality in Matthew 19:4-5 when he said “Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?” Jesus confirmed from its institution that marriage must be between male and female. In addition to this, the rest of the New Testament is teaching what Jesus wanted taught:

· John 16:13 (to the apostles) the Spirit of truth … will guide you into all truth

· John 14:26 the Holy Ghost … shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you

· I Corinthians14:37 (an apostle said) the things … I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord

And what does the rest of New Testament teach about homosexuality?:

· Romans 1:26-27 vile, against nature, unseemly, error

· I Corinthians 6:9 shall not inherit the kingdom of God

· I Timothy 1:10 ungodly, defiling

And so Jesus did condemn homosexuality after all!

By the way, I recently participated in a public debate in Columbus, Ohio on the “Homosexual Marriage” issue. Here is the link if you would like to listen:

http://www.bibledebates.info/DebatesAudio/Homosexuality-HawkDonahueDebate20120716/index.htm

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Titus 2:13 Proves Jesus Is Deity

July 20, 2012

Titus 2:13 reads “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.”

The NKJV translates it “… the … glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.”

The ASV has it “… the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.”

Titus 2:13 has two descriptions for the same person (similar to Colossians 1:2 “To the saints and faithful brethren”). “Great God” has to be referring to Jesus (not to God the Father) since it is talking about His appearing (the second coming). That only applies to Jesus. The verse is conclusive on the deity of Christ question.

In relation to this, notice I Timothy 4:10 also calls our Saviour (Jesus Christ) God: “because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men.”

Jesus is God; there are no two ways about it!

A Woman Must Have Long Hair

July 13, 2012

I Corinthians 11:15 reads “But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.” It seems almost all women today neglect this teaching. They either have short or medium length hair, but very few have truly long hair. Some have said this passage only requires a woman to have hair long enough to distinguish her from a man. But that is not what “long” means. Notice the following definitions for this Greek word translated “long hair” (Strong’s #2863):

· Thayer – to let the hair grow, have long hair

· Wigram-Green – to wear long hair

What if I were to say the definition of “red” is “different than blue”? While it is true red is different than blue, that is not its complete meaning. For something to be called “red,” it must actually be red, not just any color different than blue. Likewise, for a woman’s hair to be “long,” it must actually be long, not just a length different than a man’s hair length. Short is not long; even medium is not long; only long is long. One last thought: Since God said a woman’s hair ought to be long because it is a glory to her, wouldn’t a woman’s love for God suggest she would want to display as much “God desired glory” as possible?

I Timothy 3:16 Is Another Verse That Calls Jesus God

July 6, 2012

I Timothy 3:16 reads “… God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” The NKJV has it “God was manifested in the flesh, … Received up in glory.”

The Father never came in the flesh nor ascended into heaven, so this person manifested in the flesh and received up into glory is obviously none other than Jesus, and this verse plainly calls Him God. We can either try to get around the force of this text, or just submissively accept it at face value.

The Biblical evidence for the deity of Christ is overwhelming!