My Conviction on Marriage

I have decided to follow Jesus and speak up!

I have a sincere conviction that marriage is a covenant agreement between a man and a woman. This conviction is based on the Bible. I believe the Bible is God’s inspired, infallible and authoritative Word.

Today my conviction is in question. It is threatened, intimidated and being removed from the public square. Through legislation the LGBT community is attempting to lift their rights above religious rights.¹

If this happens no one will have the right to voice or practice a different belief without being hassled, bullied, sued, fined or perhaps imprisoned. This will happen unless public sanity is restored.

Does this alarm you? It surely alarms me.

Recently, Bethany Christian Services, the largest U.S. adoption agency, was bullied (in my opinion) into dropping its position on the family.² Now Bethany is placing children with gay and lesbian couples.

Denny Burk, professor at Boyce College and Southern Seminary, commented on Bethany’s change in policy by saying, “‘We are watching a great sorting unfold before our eyes. When the pressure is on, some will follow Jesus, and some won’t. It’s only just begun.'”³

 I have decided to follow Jesus. The following are my reasons:

The LGBT lifestyle is unreflective of God’s design for the family. A married man and woman and their children are a family. These family units are a microcosm or picture of Christ and the Church. When the definition of the family is changed, God’s sacred design is tampered with.

Satan himself is behind this assault on the family. Divorce, abortion, sex outside of marriage, woman’s rights, and LGBT rights all challenge God’s sacred design. Why is there an assault on the family? There is an assault on the family because Christ and the Church represents a foundational Christian truth.†  

The LGBT lifestyle is unnatural. It goes against the “order of God in the natural world.”‡ (See The Bible, Romans 1: 16-32) I do not believe a person is guilty of sin just by being a LGBT. It is the practice or the lifestyle, not the person that is sin.

The LGBT lifestyle is unscriptural. See the following scriptures from The Bible: Leviticus 18:22; Leviticus 20:13; 1 Corinthians 6:9, 10; 1 Timothy 1:9-10; Romans 1:26-27. In several ways, God has said same-sex practice is sin.

We all sin but a Christian’s goal is holiness. The problem with the churches that are endorsing the LBGT lifestyle is this; they are promoting sin. They are turning people away from God and His good plan, which is intended to cause them to thrive and flourish.

Those of us who believe God’s design for the family is good, need to stand up and say so. Instead, we have let society say God’s design is not good. The time is now! We must stop being intimated by society and speak up. God’s ways are good because God is good.

If you find yourself not liking what you’re reading here you don’t need to stay. Simply leave this blog. But please know you are in my prayers. I am praying God opens your eyes to the truth before it is too late. If God, in His mercy, has enlightened your mind please click here.

God loves you and so do I.

Related: great lakes catechism on marriage and sexuality

¹ Jamie Dean, “Bethany’s Break,” World Magazine, vol. 36, no. 6, 3/27/21, pgs. 11-15
² Ibid.
³ ibid.
† See The Bible, Ephesians 5:21-33
‡ Zodhiates, Spiros, The Complete Word Study Dictionary NT, Chattanooga, TN:  AMG Publishers, 1992, pg. 1459

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A Broken Window

When it was my turn I didn’t aim high enough

When the weather got warm the kids in my neighborhood used to play Ante Over. We would say “Annie-Annie Over” then throw a ball over the house. We used different balls but found a baseball worked the best because throwing over the house was quite a ways over.

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First Poke | Covid-19 Vaccine

I got my Covid-19 shot 😷

Last Saturday I got my first Covid-19 vaccination. The clinic was set up like an assembly line in the basement of a medical center. After getting vaccinated my husband and I sat down to wait 15 minutes before we could leave. On the walls were two large digital clocks. We watched them while we waited.

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God So Loved the World

A Beautiful Song!

God So Loved the World.
God so loved the world,
that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoso believeth, believeth in Him
should not perish, should not perish
but have everlasting life.

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Joe Biden – part 2

God’s Man for our Times

I am a Christian so whenever a Democrat becomes President I am concerned. It feels like the ground is shifting under my feet. I wonder what it will mean for Christians. I speculate whether Christians will be persecuted with the inevitable changes.

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American Heritage | What is it?

A culture that cannot save

Before continuing on I would like to share what I learned from my readers. Last week’s post was whether America, in the true sense of the word, was ever a Christian nation. I concluded it was not.

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Joe Biden | God’s Man for Our Times

Moving forward no matter what

As a Christian, how can I say President Joe Biden is God’s man for our times? Especially after Biden just lifted the transgender military ban. Am I deluded? Would you believe God showed me this while I was reading the Bible and praying?

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You Matter to God

Your Father Dearly Loves You!

In my distress I send up prayers to God. When God answers my little, inadequate prayers I am always amazed. Compared to the grand scheme of things, my prayers are trivial and trite. God surely has more important things to do.

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What is happening to the U.S.A.?

America in decline

When the mob descended on the U.S. capitol this week did you wonder what was happening to America? Maybe you have been thinking about this long before Trump-supporters occupied Congress. I know I have.

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Untouched Hearts

More Sundays when I was a kid

On Sundays when I was kid, I would dress up in my Sunday best, go to church, sing praises to God, hear a great sermon and go home to a big Sunday dinner. When I grew up I continued the same practice. Plus I read the Bible, attended Bible study and sang in the choir.

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In the Fullness of Time

More Sundays when I was a kid

When the fullness of time came,
God sent forth His Son,
born of a woman,
born under the Law,
so that He might redeem those
who were under the Law,
that we might receive
the adoption as sons.
Galatians 4:5 NASB

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More Sundays When I Was a Kid

Rethinking what Sundays are all about

I was age 9 before I gave much thought to how my family observed Sundays. My mom and I were looking at her flower garden. I noticed our neighbor was doing more than looking at his flowers. He was gardening! This surprised me. I figured everyone observed Sundays the way we did. So I asked mom why our neighbor was doing yard work on a Sunday. She graciously said,

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How World War II Affected Me

My Dad did not play golf in Japan

On this day, December 7, 1941, Japan Air Raided Pearl Harbor.

I was afraid of my dad. Even as an adult I couldn’t be alone with him in the same room without trembling. My dad was a veteran of WWII. As soon as he graduated high school and received a diploma, he signed up for the draft at the next table. No young man of able body was exempt. After basic training he was shipped to the Asiatic Pacific Theater.

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Sundays When I Was a Kid

A look into my world

Sunday dinner at Grandma’s was a special time

I figure I have gone to church 4,000 times in my life. Give or take a few. 😊 When I was a kid Sundays were a day of worship and family. My church had both morning and evening services. Most people attended both, only missing when ill or out of town.  

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