March 28, 2017

“Settled? … Maybe Not”

Wally Morris Should we accept that a moral issue has reached the point where continuing to fight for Biblical standards is not a wise use of our time and resources? That is the question Christians face as President Trump seems uninterested in the issue of homosexual marriage, calling it “settled law”. In his acceptance speech […]

SAME SEX “MIRAGE” (CONCLUSION)

Pastor Mike Harding[1] Marriage is the first and most basic of all human institutions. Before governments, schools, and churches, God established the home, and all institutions issue from it. Family led to patriarchal and tribal systems of human government, then to monarchial systems, and now a democratic republic. Note: Special thanks to Doug Wilson for […]

SAME SEX “MIRAGE” (II. Man and Woman are joined by God to fulfill the mandate of God.)

Pastor Mike Harding[1] A. Definition of Marriage Marriage is the exclusive God ordained institution between one man (husband) and one woman (wife) in a mutually consented “one-flesh” relationship, consisting of mutually supportive companionship and physical union (Gen 1:27; 2:24; 1 Cor 7:1-6; Rom 1:26-27). As such marriage is a life-long, monogamous, heterosexual, covenant relationship between […]

SAME SEX “MIRAGE” (I. Man and Woman are made by God in the image of God.)

Pastor Mike Harding[1] A. Old Testament The “image of God” (imago dei) describes man in his original creation that distinguishes him from all of creation. There are profound similarities in the nature of man and God’s nature. We were created as finite replicas of the infinite God. It is what makes man human, a created […]

SAME SEX “MIRAGE” (Introduction)

Pastor Mike Harding[1] Friday, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling about same-sex marriage in the Obergefell decision: “The 14th Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex.” President Obama remarked approvingly, “It […]

Homosexuality: What the World Promotes, God Condemns

Randolph Shaylor One of the greatest problems facing contemporary American culture and Biblical Christianity is the pressure to accept homosexuality and same-sex marriage as the moral equivalent of heterosexuality and Biblical marriage. Today’s Christians face misinterpretation, twisting, and perversions of Scripture: God created homosexuals; they are born that way and cannot change; the sin of […]

Biblical Sexual Ethics in Light of God’s Institution of Marriage

Mike Harding Definition of Marriage Marriage is the exclusive God-ordained institution between one man (husband) and one woman (wife) in a mutually consented “one-flesh” relationship, consisting of mutually supportive companionship and physical union (Gen. 1:27; 2:24; 1 Cor. 7:1–6; Rom. 1:26, 27). As such, marriage is a lifelong, monogamous, heterosexual, covenant relationship between the man […]

Unchanging Witness – A Review

Reviewed by Don Johnson Fortson, S. Donald, and Rollin Gene Grams. Unchanging Witness: The Consistent Christian Teaching on Homosexuality in Scripture and Tradition. Nashville: B & H Academic, 2016. Unchanging Witness addresses the white hot topic of homosexuality, one of the most important issues of our day. The authors, S. Donald Fortson and Rollin Gene […]

Gender is Not our Choice

God Made us Either Male or Female Matt Recker I woke up today and asked myself, what in the world is going on in North Carolina? Why is the Obama Administration filing a federal lawsuit against the State of North Carolina? What is all this fuss about bathrooms, anyway? Is going to the bathroom now […]

Compassion for Confusion – A Christian Response to Same-sex Attraction

A Christian Response to “Same-Sex Marriage” and Same-Sex Attraction: Part 5 of 5. by Ken Endean In Part 4 I dealt with several key Bible passages that are challenged by “pro-gay theologians.” There I presented a Biblical answer to attempts to reinterpret the Scriptures to meet an agenda. In this last article, we will conclude […]