Hey guys! New series at my Church, F.A.Q.
I still need to update you all with the last two Unstoppable series. (coming soon)
At Church they are taking the most FAQ and answering them, short and simple.
Video of week one.
Week one: Is homosexuality a sin? - Aren't people born gay? - What about same sex marriage? - Can those who struggle with homosexuality be a Christian? - Can a person who has chosen homosexuality change? Is it OK to be cremated? Heaven - Will we be married in heaven? - Will we recognize each other in heaven? - Can people see us from heaven? - Do pets go to heaven? If a person commits suicide do they automatically go to hell? What happens to someone who commits suicide eternally?
Scripture reference: Homosexuality - Leviticus 18:22 - Romans 1:24, 26-27 - Genesis 1:27 - 1 Corinthians 6: 9-12 Cremation - Genesis 3:19 Heaven - Matthew 22:30 - Luke 16 - 1 Corinthians 13:12 Suicide - 1 John 3:15 - Romans 5: 1-2
Pastor Dumas says that whatever is taken from the old testament is interpreted through the new testament. Bible says, The truth sets us FREE.
Homosexuality: "Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable." Leviticus 18:22
"Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations with unnatural ones. In the same way men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion." Romans 1: 24-27 The Bible is VERY clear that it is a sin. Are people born this way? As a Pastor not a scientist, he says people are born with sin IE: unfaithfulness, deceit, depression and diseases that are carried through the family...He says whatever your proclivity you were born with you DON'T have to live it. The proclivity in his family is for the men in his family to become violent and go into prison. He is glad he is preaching and not in prison. (HeHe) EVERY person on the planet has the power to live in the fullness of Christs redemption! AMEN
Same Sex Marriage: No. It undefines what God has defined. "So God created Man in his own image, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them." Genesis 1:27 God Created Adam and Eve, not Adam and 'Steve'. If we were to say yes to gay marriage, where would we say no? Its bad for civilization. Its the wrong decision. But the church doesn't want to hate it, they want to have a relationship with them, communication....so they can lead them to the throne of Christ. Inalienable rights and Civil rights. Just because you can, doesn't mean its right for civilization. You can drink but it doesn't mean you can drink and drive. Polygamy. A person marrying an animal. In other words: If God gives a definition, lets NOT redefine it.
Can a person who struggles with homosexuality be a Christian? Undoubtedly YES. Key word: Struggles. Can a person who struggles with homosexuality change? YES. ANYONE can change with the grace of GOD. 1 Corinthians 6: 9-12 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything.
What Pastor Dumas calls the bonus round:
Is it OK to be cremated? Yes, Genesis 3:19
Will we be married in Heaven? No, Matthew 22
Will we recognize each other in Heaven? Yes, 1 Corinthians 13:12
Can People in Heaven see us on Earth? No, Luke 16
Question for the Pastor specifically: Do you and your family trick or treat on Halloween? Yes, but first they go to a Friends house, eat Chili and Pray, then they go and hand out tracks and get lots of candy!
Does 'Fluffy' go to Heaven? Well he teased with that question, answer next week he said.....
If someone commits suicide do they go to hell? Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him. 1 John 3:15.... There is only one unforgivable sin, In which you eternally shut off the invitation of Jesus Christ. Suicide is not that sin, however it IS very sinful and very selfish. "Therefore,, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace through God with our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:1-2 ...Pastor Dumas's advice, Don't make a permanent decision on temporary circumstances. There IS hope in Jesus Christ. Do you agree? I do. AMEN!
Really recommend viewing this sermon. I might have missed something you need to hear. And some of the humor of our Pastor.
Week two: shacking up, tattoo's....
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