Obviously, for a Pastor to say he’s going to hell because he is gay, misses the whole point of the gospel. You don’t go to hell for specific acts, but for lack of repentance of sin and rejection of Jesus. There is no sin too big for God to forgive. “For by grace you have been saved through faith, not according to works it is the gift of God.” Eph. 2:8-9 Yes, he has disqualified himself for ministry, but not eternal life if he really is a true Christian he will repent of his sin.
Exactly, brother. You dont go to Hell for sinning, you go to Hell for not accepting Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour. This doesn't not disqualify this homosexual from getting into the ministry, though. With Jesus's blood, all our sines are washed away. In other words, they arent there anymore. In the section where it gives qualifications for a bishop (known as a pastor today) the first thing it says is that they must be faultless. Nobody is faultless. The Old Testament shows nobody can follow the whole Law. The point is that you must not be living in sin. If the homosexual kids seeks forgiveness and repents, he can minister.
 May 19, 2015 at 2:36pm
Girl Scouts and The Boy Scouts are all now caving in to the few that have loud voices. This is not the majority but they have the leaders on their side now. Obama didn’t run on this, he had to lie to get elected and then we saw his true views come out. There is an alternative now http://www.trailLifeUSA.com for boys. Anything and everything is approved of now. Sad days in America.
 May 18, 2015 at 3:51pm
Right wing as defined by most liberals means that Fox News is fair, unlike CNN, MSNBC, ABC News etc…..
[-1] May 18, 2015 at 3:47pm
The conversation is going on in more places than just the Blaze. Why don’t you give us the best evidence for an old earth?
All radiometric dating requires 3 primary assumptions: the rate of decay remained constant, the amount of parent or daughter elements present in the atmosphere at the time the rock formed has always been equal to what is observed today, and there has been no contamination. Those are a LOT of assumptions. And in fact, we are now finding that some are untenable assumptions.
Over billionfold acceleration of radiometric decay has been demonstrated in the laboratory with heat and pressure. How are rocks formed? Heat and pressure. Radiometric dating is NOT a reliable measure of time, but rather only a reliable measure of how much decay has happened. Recently the RATE group did a study to determine if there was evidence that acceleration had occurred. They found that in granite rocks, one of the byproducts of radiometric decay is helium. The helium leaks out of the rocks at a constant rate. They measured the amount of helium in the rock and found it consistent with 6000 years of diffusion, while the amount of radiometric decay was consistent with millions of years of decay at default rates. What this demonstrated is that millions of years worth of decay happened in a short period of time - in other words the rate was accelerated by heat or pressure.
Therefore radiometric dating is an unreliable determiner of time.
Gup20, assumptions: the rate of decay remained constant,
This is not an assumption - this is an observed fact. We can also verify these rates have remained unchanged over time by watching radiometric decay from supernovas millions of light years away ..
If one were able to speed up the radio metric decay process, in order to get to the levels necessary to give a 6000 year old earth the appearances of a 4.5 billion year old planet - the generated heat from that decay process would literally melt the planet.
[-4] May 18, 2015 at 12:39pm
I’m a Christian but bullet proof will not be the only thing he will need. Is it airplane crash proof? God doesn’t speak through dreams like this anymore, just read your Bible.
Where does it say that the gifts of the Spirit no longer exist?
Which Bible exactly?
“And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom” (Matthew 27:50-51a).
Clearly, you do not understand or have a personal relationship with our Creator. He gives me dreams occasionally to those who believe in Him and His gifts, and they always come true. He warns me about things occasionally (he warned me about Obama before Obama ever ran for Presidential office) and once, He even showed me what the Rapture would be like. That was over 35 years ago and I can still see it clearly. He told me it would happen in my time and I am 67 years old.
Only those who have a personal relationship with the Father, will be given these things, UNLESS you are like Paul was in the NT. Only God knows your heart and only you know your relationship with Jesus. If you have none, then you will be blessed very little or you will just struggle along. My family is blessed beyond belief. Our blessings may not be blessing to you, but we own our own home, we have everything we need (not want) and we thank HIM every single hour of the day.
Nothing has changed since the New Testament. People still have visions, dreams, gifts of the Spirit from God. Just because you don't have them, does not mean no one else will. You will have to tell us all WHY you think God does not talk to His children today? I will then prove to you, that He still does with MORE than 1 scripture - many scriptures.
Our God is an awesome God!
28 ¶And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
Apparently He is reaching a lot of Muslims through dreams. I believe it.
Maybe they could add a spritz with a turkey baster?
 May 8, 2015 at 3:13pm
Why would anyone ever think there could be a connection? No way. I am shocked anyone would ever think that.
 May 8, 2015 at 1:17am
A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that run rapidly to evil,
Proverbs 6:18 Describes this IMAM and those like him. They love violence, intimidation, pride and lifting up of one’s self. There is no humility. This demonstrates what’s in their heart! If the true God comes into your heart, He gives you a new heart, that demonstrates the fruit of the spirit. Love, joy peace patience. I don’t see anything like this in Islam.
 May 8, 2015 at 12:13am
The IMAM is the one who needs to be punished. And he will be by the God of the Universe The Lord Jesus Christ!
 May 1, 2015 at 1:51pm
True, but you can’t infringe on the other religions even if they are the majority. That’s called freedom of religion.
 May 1, 2015 at 1:50pm
Of course anything that stands up for respect or honesty needs to be destroyed! This is a part of the change Mr. Obama promised.
 April 29, 2015 at 3:50pm
So, Jared are you saying it is sin? Hard to tell where you stand? I agree with the love part, but you also have to speak the truth. That’s another item that Jesus pointed out is truth.
Dear Bruce Jenner,
Homosexuality is an abomination.
'I believe God doesn’t make mistakes when he creates his children'
We are all God's creation, we are not all God's children...
John 3:16 'For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM shall not perish but have eternal life.'
John 1:12 'Yet to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, HE GAVE THE RIGHT to become children of God.'
1 John 3:8 'Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.'
Jarrid, in this article http://jarridwilson.com/christians-are-failing-at-showing-love-to-the-lgbt-community/ you state...'You are CALLED to befriend those who are different than you'...can you tell us where that is found in the Bible...? In the meantime...
2 Corinthians 6:14 'Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?'
Ephesians 5:11 'Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret.'
Mark 6:11 'And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, leave that place and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.'
Proverbs 29:5 'Those who flatter their neighbors are spreading nets for their feet.'
Proverbs 28:23 'Whoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favor rather than one who has a flattering tongue.'
John 15:19 'If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.'
Matthew 10:22 'You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.'
Does the world hate you, Jarrid...?
It's not a sin. Jarrid may not be ready to say that, not knowing enough himself, but I can firmly say with every certainty as a Christian that neither homosexuality nor transgenderism is a sin. Both are biological traits as proven many times over by scientific study, and as science is one of God's ways of telling us who He is, science trumps man-made dogma.
jarred is a emergent church teacher and does not stand for Jesus in this world. He is a false teacher through and through.
Jenner has rejected 'THE' Jesus Christ of 'THE' scriptures and has been turned over to his own lusts
Romans 1:24-29 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality,[c] wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers,
Jenner has clearly rejected God and has been turned over to his own lusts
 April 28, 2015 at 4:19pm
Parent’s decision. Children belong to their parents not the school, state or the country. Wow, what a shock!
 April 28, 2015 at 4:12pm
Why would he feel bad. This is who he is…to the core of his “character.” There is no character with this administration. May God have mercy on America.
 April 28, 2015 at 3:50pm
I would never give them a dime!! This is communism not freedom. They have no right to tell this couple they MUST provide a cake for them. If as Americans we don’t stand up to this tyranny now we will lose our freedoms, including our freedom of religion. Who would of ever dreamed this could be happening in America??
It's a racket isn't it? Look for a Christian and target him for an accusation of discrimination. Pocket huge settlement and look for next victim.
If the settlement went from the pockets of the business owner to pay down the Ntl Debt or raise money for improvements to the city sewers ( to reduce the public tax burden that would have paid for it) how many of these lawsuits would still be around?
April 28, 2015 at 3:45pm
Mankind in general is born with sin. The reason that we end up dying is because of sin. Each person is tempted by different things i.e. money, material things, sexual issues but all of them are distorted because of sin. There is only one way to deal with sin and that’s by recognizing that’s it’s sin and that we need a Savior. According to the Bible the one and only true Savior is Jesus Christ. Bruce Jenner needs a transformation of another kind. A heart transformation by Jesus Christ. I pray for his salvation.
[-2] April 28, 2015 at 3:42pm
If your born with a deformity, God did will it, but God also gave us doctors to help correct issues that can be corrected. There’s a big difference between physical issues and mental issues.
April 21, 2015 at 2:09pm
I’m sure I can see the Apostle Paul making a guest appearance on a “show” like this. This is not the Church or Christianity. This is entertainment and what Andy is doing is gearing what he does by what the world wants. True Pastors need to give the world what they don’t want and that’s the Word of God. I’m not saying you can’t be creative or switch things up but a true Church is a living body of believers not a show that entertains you as you “learn” about principles that will help you. Jesus was confrontative and exclusive in His message. He also demonstrated love and patience but never compromised in how He communicated. This is compromise.
As a Catholic, I cant agree to this man's theology, but I will give him credit for trying. Steven Colbert used his show many times to discuss his Catholic faith I hope he continues to do so on his new show as well. There is nothing wrong with using TV to spread the faith. However, making money from it is not a good thing. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen had his own shows "Life is Worth Living" and "The Fulton Sheen Program" for almost 15 years in the '50's and '60's. Unfortunately this type of show doesn't get on the mainstream networks anymore, but is relegated to Networks devoted to this type of programming.
I have heard some of Andy Stanley's teaching on guard rails in our lives which are rules that keep us on the right path. One such thing he mentioned was the fact that he will not have a meal or ride in a car alone with any woman who is not his wife. He doesnt want to let even the tiniest suggestion of temptation into his life. Doesnt sound like a compromiser to me. You do realize he is not on snl but is buying tv time afterwards dont you?
I don't agree with everything Pastor Stanley says, but I've watched a number of his messages (sermons) and he almost always challenges the Christians in the audience to examine and follow the truth according to scripture. Where you see his motive as giving what the world wants (maybe by the format or style of service he uses), I see him as a voice for God to challenge both Christians and non-Christians in the audience. Maybe this particular video is Bible lite to you, but for many it may be the first step that leads them to a deeper study and faith. I may not care for his worship style either, but I try to focus on the message. Even though I don't agree with all of his theology, I have been blessed by many of his messages. Many of Jesus messages were delivered informally, on the road, on a hillside, under a tree, in a boat, by the well, around a dinner table and not in a traditional church setting and He was not dressed in the typical priest garments of His time. Although Jesus was confrontational at times, I also believe that much of what Jesus taught were principles to help us, such as forgiving 70 x 7, take care of the beam in your eye before removing the speck in someone else's eye, the parable of the good Samaritan, treating women, children, the poor and outcasts with love and respect. May God bless you in your ministry for Him.
 April 21, 2015 at 2:01pm
The real question is if it is a sin? Are you responsible? Sure people are born with different bents to sinning. But when people say “you are born that way” the implication is that this exonerates you. But it doesn’t because everyone is accountable to God. I understand many don’t believe in God or think they are accountable and that is your decision but the Bible does say you are accountable. Funny how Christians are now seen as intolerant and those that are “tolerant” of everyone and everything except Christians are seen as those that are ethical. I will stand with the Bible’s principles that have stood the test of time, rather than man’s current fads and deceitful desires.