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Final Trumpet wrote:A Brazilian Christian has been fined 2,000 reales (834 USD), and his book confiscated for publishing his belief that God condemns and punishes homosexual acts.
Naurio Martins Franca, a resident of the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, is the author of "The Curse of God on the Homosexual: The Homosexual Needs to Know the Divine Curse that is Upon Him".
The book reportedly states the Christian belief that homosexual behavior is sinful, and even "demonic", and warns those who do not repent that "he who continues being a homosexual is defying the power of God and runs a great risk."
Brazilian Christian Censored and Fined for Making "Homophobic" Remarks in Book
We should get his address and send him some money. No point in hoarding money. Use it for the BODY of CHRIST!
LandscapeMan wrote:I truely believe what this man published is true, however we are past the time when such a book or statements are productive. We are living in a time where the chuch is under more pressure than ever about what we say and do, being seen as judgemental.
I believe that we need to start addessing homosexuality in the context of sexual sin. By singleing out as specific behavior or activity we come across as being condeming. That plays into the hands of the the homosexual community, and the left.
Truth is that as things are going we are becoming less and less able to name anykind of sin. According to the law of man, sin is left up to the individual sees as right and wrong.
The church is going to have to stick to the preaching the gospel. The model presented on Way of the Master is affective and allows the holy spirit to convict, not the messenger. Anyother method leaves the church open for persecution.
LandscapeMan wrote:As christians we have to walk the line between presenting Gods mesage and commtting PR suicide. My point is that we need to do it the way Jesus taught. He never condemed, he always taught, and preached the gospel. The holy spirit will do its job if the message is sent the right way. The holy spirit will only have the opportunity if door are not closed before it gewts a chance.
LandscapeMan wrote:John the baptist was before christ and the gospel message.
LandscapeMan wrote:It will be happening because we tell the truth. Persecution for being a follower of Christ can come just from the way you live everyday.
I have never said that anyone should not speak up about their faith. I just do not think it is ever productive to go out looking for a fight or to stir up trouble. The trouble will come to you if its Gods will. When God puts you in that situation he will also provide you with what to say in response.
I have never seen anyone come out of a mud slinging looking good, whether right or wrong.
You are on a roll. Preach on!
beeps wrote:Oh and I am not stockpiling weapons and food, stocklpile bibles instead.
LandscapeMan wrote:I read a post this morning that speaks to this subject as wel as anything I have read concerning hohmosexuality.
You can find it at RatureAlert.com. Look for the topis homosexuality and the rapture.
Swayde wrote:LandscapeMan wrote:I fully expect to be punished for my sins, not an eternity in hell, but I do expect consequences for my actions.
kyle wrote:Swayde wrote:LandscapeMan wrote:I fully expect to be punished for my sins, not an eternity in hell, but I do expect consequences for my actions.
If you mean once you die and are with Jesus, that you expect to be punished for your sins, you're in for a present surprise.
If you mean consequences while you're still on earth, though, there may be them. I still think you'll be pleasantly surprised, but even believers do sometimes have consequences for their sins while on earth (examples include cirrhosis of the liver, venereal diseases, broken marriages, jail time, etc.).
Oh I am far from perfect. But each time I am aware of something, the Lord helps me to get past it...from promiscuous sex to drinking to smoking to drugs to even biting my finger nails.... I still have issues, like over eating, being lazy, lack of patience (really not sure I want to ask for help on that one cause I dont think I want to go thru the trials to get patience lol), anger issues (which have improved HUGELY since I got saved)...and then I am sure there are plenty of other things that haven't come to light yet, that I will be worked on eventually =)
A pastor once told me I am like a diamond in the rough and God was no where near through with me yet, and it's been true, and I think the same can really be said for all of us =)
Maybe we need some of those good old fashioned hell fire preaching like we used to hear so long ago.
The Old Timer
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