When the world disagrees with God, The Bible teaches that we should choose to follow God anyway
There will be times when people will disobey God and do things he says they should not do. Sometimes they will even show disrespect to him. The Bible says we must always put God before all things. In fact, it is the fist commandment: Exodus 20:3 says, " You shall have no other Gods before me."
This means we must put God first in all things. The first man and woman---Adam and Eve made the mistake of disobeying this one command and it brought sin into the world. Sin is the reason we have death and hell. God sent his son Jesus to die for our sins, so that whoever believes in Jesus will not go to hell but be saved. (John 3:16)
It is important to live as God wants us to live. That's hard in a world where people can do whatever they want and many do not believe in God. In fact today, because of unbelief, people are saying that some sins are alright. As a Christian believer, it's important to read your Bible so you can see what God says about many things that are popular but wrong.
Here is a list of some popular sins that people are saying are alright, but God has said they are not alright.
The Bible says "Thou shalt not kill." But today, many people believe it's alright to kill their baby. They say their bodies belong to them. But the Bible teaches in 1 Corinthians chapter 6 verses 19-20 that a person's body belongs to Jesus when they become a Christian. And even if they are not a Christian, everything belongs to God anyway.
The Bible also teaches that God meant for marriage to be between a man and woman only. Men should not marry men or date them. Women should not marry women or date them. But this is popular and legal. Just because it's legal does not mean God approves of a thing.
Today, people also believe it's alright to have sex before marriage. The Bible calls this the sin of fornication and says it is not alright. What's the big deal? Well, the Bible says that you cannot get into heaven without repenting for sin. To repent means you have to admit that a sin is wrong and ask God to forgive you. Repentance is turning around and leaving a sin. If you do not repent, you cannot be forgiven. If you are not forgiven, you cannot enter heaven. Read 1 Corinthians 6:9-10.
Sin is never okay. No matter how popular a sin is, it is wrong if God says it is. Pray and ask God to help you let go of sin and accept Jesus as savior and lord.
Read these verses from the Bible. The Bible is clear on these issues:
Leviticus 18:22 says, "Man should not have sex with man." (Same sex relationships are not approved by God.)
Genesis 1:27 says, "God made them male and female." (Only God can determine a person's gender.)
Exodus 20:13 says "Thou shalt not kill." (Abortion is taking the life of baby. That is murder.)
Also, please read 1 Corinthians 6:9-11.
"Woe (great sorrow) to those who call evil good." Isaiah 5:20
Many children want to go to church. But we need churches to volunteer to take them
We are receiving more and more requests from children to take them to church. Sometimes their parents can't take them because of lack of a vehicle at home. Other times, the children are the only ones who go to church in the home. Whatever the reason, they need help getting to church. Jesus said, "Allow the little children to come to me." Will you help these children get to him? Remember, no one can get to heaven unless they have accepted Jesus as Lord and savior. But how can they get to Jesus if they can't even get to a church? Please help. Talk to your pastor and Sunday School about helping us transport children to church.
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The Bible tells us that all of us are to honor our parents. Exodus 20:12 says, "Honor your father and mother so that you may have a long life in the land that the LORD your God is giving you." But also respect all adults.
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WHAT DOES THE BIBLE TEACH ABOUT GAY MARRIAGE?
Today this is a very important quetion as gay marriage is a subject in the news. Many people believe people should marry whoever they want regardless. But what does the Bible say about it? What is God's veiw point and what does he want Christians to do? In 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, we're reminded that as Christians, our bodies are not our own. They were bought for a price by Jesus dying on the cross for our sins. You see, when you become a Christian you give your body to Jesus and he gets to decide how you use it. That means that we as Christians must submit to God and Christ's view point instead of going with what is popular. In Leviticus 18:22 God said to men, "You are not to sleep with a man as with a woman; it is detesable." In the New Testament, Romans, chapter 1, we are told that homosexuality is a sin and in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, we are also told that those who practice same sex relationships
or gay lifestyles and who do not repent can't get into heaven. That's why we warn gay people to turn from the sin of homosexuality. This is misunderstood by some and they criticize believers. The Bible tells us to remain strong and obey God despite what the world says. In Acts 5:29 we're told that when the world and God disagree, a Christian must obey God. It is a loving thing to tell a gay person that homosexuality is a sin and that like all sin they must repent and turn from it and stop doing it, in order to be saved and go to heaven. That is not bigotry. It's an act of love. We love all people gay and straight and we should pray for God to use us to witness his truth to them. Ask God to help you witness to those who are gay and to do so in love.
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