Archive for December, 2018

Was Sodom’s Sin Only Pride And Inhospitality?

December 28, 2018

Gay church preachers claim Ezek 16:49 teaches Sodom’s sin was only pride, selfishness, and being inhospitable, and had nothing to do with their homosexual practices.

We agree Sodom had more problems than just homosexuality. People steeped in sexual sin are almost always involved in many other sins as well. But notice in addition to their sin of pride (verse 49), verse 50 says Sodom also “committed abomination.” And what does Lev 18:22 and 20:13 call the sin of homosexuality? Right, an “abomination.”

Notice verse 58 also accuses Sodom of “lewdness.” Here is how Gesenius defines that word (#2154) – wickedness … Especially used in speaking of sins of uncleanness, such as fornication, rape, or incest.

Finally, Gen 19:1-24 shows Sodom was guilty of the sin of homosexuality, plain and simple.  Read it for yourself.

Veil Or Hair Covering? – Does Praying or Prophesying Have Any Real Significance?

December 20, 2018

Some contend I Cor 11:2-16 only requires the long hair as a covering on a woman. But I suggest that if that were so, the three phrases like “praying or prophesying” found in verse 4, 5 and 13 would have no real significance. Because the passage would teach the same thing if those phrases were left out (not there).

To illustrate my point, would the New Testament law on divorce and remarriage be any different if the phrases “saving for the cause of fornication” in Matt 5:32 and “except it be for fornication” in Matt 19:9 were not there? Sure it would; if it weren’t for these phrases, there would be no exception to God’s no divorce law. The two phrases are very important.

Likewise the “praying or prophesying” phrases are there in I Cor 11, and their obvious significance is to tell us when a woman must be covered and when man must not be covered. And that fact rules out the view that the long hair is the only covering required by the text, because the woman’s long hair covering is worn all the time.

Conclusion: The three “prayeth or prophesieth” type phrases in I Cor 11 are very important. They were put there by God for a reason. Their presence proves a temporary artificial covering is also required by the passage in addition to the permanent long hair covering.

To Whom The Stroke Was Due – Isaiah 53:8b

December 12, 2018

Isaiah 53:8 says about Jesus “… he was cut off out of the land of the living for the transgression of my people to whom the stroke was due … (ASV).” If that translation is accurate, it sure sounds like Jesus got what was due us, what we deserved. So Jesus got what we deserved instead of us getting what we deserved. That then would be just another verse that conclusively proves Jesus died a Substitutionary Death.

If that is not definite, Isaiah 53:6c most certainly is. It says “the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” So our sins were on Jesus instead of on us. Again that is exactly what we mean by Substitution.

Love Means Warn People About Their Sin Not Ignore It

December 6, 2018

Who loves the most, the one who warns others of their sin, or the one who ignores others’ sin?

Acts 20:31 “Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.”

Ezek 3:18 “When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.”

Eph 4:15 “But speaking the truth in love …”

Heb 12:6 “For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth …”

Gal 3:16 “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?”

Prov 27:6 “Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.”