A sin is a sin in God’s eyes, until He is asked to forgive it. Then God forgets it, even if we (or the devil doesn’t). “Go and sin no more” the Lord told the woman taken in adultery. Jesus also said of divorce, that it was allowed by Moses “for the hardness of your hearts”. It makes no sense scripturally to run around repeatedly asking God to forgive a sin that He says He has forgotten. “go and sin no more”.
 June 30, 2015 at 10:06am
“Every man did right in his own eyes”… a statement that occurs over and again in the book of Judges. It is a demonstration of what happens to a society that turns it’s back on God. And, where will this all end, after the restraints of Christian morality are removed? One has only to look to the history of Ancient Rome and Greece, who both embraced homosexuality (and a host of other debaucheries). The US of A is mostly there, only WE have the sophistication of Science behind us so that makes us better because we’re smarter… not.
June 29, 2015 at 8:55pm
Light bulb? The democrats skated around that one as they made light bulbs (incandescent ones :) illegal.
[-1] June 29, 2015 at 8:50pm
The problem is that the unbelieving will reject any manifestation of the presence and power of God out of hand. This is due to 1) a predisposed position against proof or evidence of God. He has said that the creation is enough proof for you, and furthermore He has said that because He has done this, you, the unbeliever, are without excuse. The second reason you guys have a huge problem is that for understanding of spiritual matters, one must first have the Holy Spirit, a condition 1Corinthians 2:14 says you do not possess. Sorry, but you don’t get to make the rules when it comes to God; He does.
[-2] June 29, 2015 at 10:29am
Now why would I waste precious time trying to convince you? Accept or reject: it is as simple as that. Rejection of God and His Word always, always ends up in what the book of Judges says repeatedly “every man did right in his own eyes”. Have fun reinventing the moral and spiritual wheel Blink: your handiwork will receive a review some day.
 June 29, 2015 at 10:24am
There is a book entitled “Number in Scripture” by E.W. Bullinger that will tell you waaay more than you would ever want to know about the significance of numbers in the Bible. 7 is ‘spiritual perfection’ while 6 is ‘man’. Satan is 13 which also stands for rebellion. Add spiritual perfection to man and one gets rebellion. God is 1 but also 3. Man making himself God is 6/6/6. There is more…:)
The whole LGBT thing is of course nothing new, just being acted out on a ‘modernized’ stage. I think the summations in Ecclesiastes say it quite nicely: 1) “there is nothing new under the sun” and 2) “let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: fear God and keep His commandments for this is the whole duty of man” (Eccl.13:10)
June 29, 2015 at 10:06am
For shame, Proverbs….(!)
 June 28, 2015 at 9:33pm
The LGBT rainbow has only 6 colors: the one God puts in the sky, signifying the first covenant He made with mankind, has 7. Counterfeit rainbow to go with counterfeit marriage.
Oh... this soft focus Christian never realized that. Thanks for the heads up.
My wife said ROYGBIV
That's right, they can never take indigo from you.
Oh, lighten up.
7 - God...6 - satan, not surprised...
And your wife is 100% correct!
What's really ironic is that God sent the rainbow as a pledge to never destroy the earth by flood again. The Flood occurred because God could no longer tolerate the perverse and deviant behavior of mankind.
There is a book entitled "Number in Scripture" by E.W. Bullinger that will tell you waaay more than you would ever want to know about the significance of numbers in the Bible. 7 is 'spiritual perfection' while 6 is 'man'. Satan is 13 which also stands for rebellion. Add spiritual perfection to man and one gets rebellion. God is 1 but also 3. Man making himself God is 6/6/6. There is more...:)
The whole LGBT thing is of course nothing new, just being acted out on a 'modernized' stage. I think the summations in Ecclesiastes say it quite nicely: 1) "there is nothing new under the sun" and 2) "let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: fear God and keep His commandments for this is the whole duty of man" (Eccl.13:10)
 June 28, 2015 at 7:40pm
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap.” (Galatians 6:7) No matter how much mankind wants to tinker with the definition of things like marriage, the truth remains that God instituted the covenant of marriage, and it will remain so until the end of time. That the SCOTUS has ruled as they did should not come as a surprise to any Christian that knows the Word. The world lies in the clutches of the evil one and will never conform itself to what the Word says. Christians are to be salt and light in a crooked and perverse place and to testify less about the evil of the world (as any with eyes to see and ears to hear can tell for themselves) but more to the goodness of God and the way of salvation, who is Jesus Christ.
Homosexuality is a sin committed against self; Romans 1 lists several other sins, all of which including homosexuality are the result of mankind’s turn away from God as Creator. THAT is the problem: gay marriage is a symptom of a much greater problem, that of God being removed from His rightful place in the hearts of mankind. Christianity was instituted so the fallen world could see and perchance believe.
The sowing of man’s attempt to redefine marriage will of a surety reap consequences in the lives, fortunes and health of those defiant enough to thumb their noses at Him. Christians need to be ready not to judge and say “I told you so”, but to minister and heal and tell of God’s love and forgiveness.
 June 28, 2015 at 4:52pm
On behalf of my Palestinian brothers and sisters in Christ, “May the Lord bless and keep you and give you favor in the face of your enemies. May He cause you to be hidden from those who would do you or your families harm, even if you are in plain sight. May He cause you to be unafraid, and to continue to speak His Word with boldness.”
June 28, 2015 at 4:18pm
The Law of Unintended Consequences is also going to kick in, and perhaps already has, and that is the very lucrative “Gay divorce”.The Legal Beagles must already be salivating over the above average wealth the gay community enjoys. I have watched at a distance a gay “marriage” that was performed here in Washington state, that moved to Alaska and then to Arizona where upon one of the women getting artificially inseminated bore a daughter. The other woman who simply does not have any genetic contribution to this child, started cheating on her ‘wife’ shortly after the pregnancy was achieved. They now want a divorce over this ‘infidelity’ and the ‘husband’ wants joint custody, even after having little input into raising the baby and zero input into the conception and pregnancy. The Arizona courts wouldn’t touch the case, as they didn’t perform the ‘marriage’, so the mother moved back home, the ‘husband’ trailing behind her. One can only wonder what the courts in Washington will do.. Sad but true. The ‘husband’ is already hustling other women even though she still is ‘married’. Is there no shame? No sense of propriety? The mother, despite her lesbian behavior, nevertheless is attempting to raise the daughter alone. What a mess, and all because two women insisted in having it their way. The ‘husband’ is moving on, and the mother is having to cope with the pieces and the child of course is the one on whom most of the unintended consequences have fallen.
 June 27, 2015 at 8:28pm
This gives a wider perspective to the term “pigging out”.
 June 27, 2015 at 11:49am
Yes, Helen of Troy… the chick that launched a thousand ships with her face..
 June 27, 2015 at 11:46am
The two men were probably U. of O. grads or at least fans. Beavers and Ducks…two of the most ferocious critters that could be used as mascots :)
 June 27, 2015 at 10:17am
Tax exemption for churches existed long before LBJ foisted the 501c-3 exemption on the churches in America.. done by the usual smoke and mirrors routine the Federal Gov’t has been using re: taxation ever since an odious ruling regarding taxation in territories vs. the States in 1901.
The hook in the 501c-3 exemption is the simple fact that in order to receive it, the requesting entity HAS to incorporate, therefore subjecting it to the laws regarding corporations, which after all is a status granted by (and also removed by) the Federal Gov’t. Incorporation effectively puts the IRS on any church board that has the 501c-3 exemption. Oh so very easy to get the exemption but very difficult to get rid of it. It would actually be a blessing in disguise if the government did decide to strip away the non profit exemption from churches. But don’t think they will because that would legally put churches back in to the previous arrangement, which was tax exemption on collections and property owned WITHOUT government oversight as to the activities the local church engages, including speaking out about the immoral behavior and practices prevalent today. No, the government will want to continue the charade because to stop means to expose itself to what has been going on “behind the curtain”.
 June 26, 2015 at 10:22am
The First Amendment is to insure that all have access to the public forum, and not to give governmental sanction to one particular belief over or at the expense of another. You have trumpeted your interpretation of this over and again, Blink. But what in practice you propose is the exclusion of Christianity from ANY participation in the public arena, something that the Freedom of Religion clause says Congress cannot do. That this is being done by Judicial fiat is another disturbing issue and can be addressed by Congress, should they develop the intestinal fortitude to do so.
One has to wonder at the vociferous nature with which you pursue Christianity. Is it because you are or were severely “wounded’ in your forming years by religious Christians or is it merely your intellectual nature has led you down the dangerous path of intellectual snobbery and the arrogance that almost always leads the sufferer to think they are smarter and therefore more able to discern what the other ‘idiots and morons’ (you use these terms with great frequency) cannot do? Or are you some hybrid form of vampire who will burst into flame at the mere viewing of a bible or cross or at the mention of Jesus Christ?
The manner in which the opponents of Christianity pursue it at every opportunity and venue is a pattern that Fascists have used over the years; is it your intent to play their game thinking that you as an atheist will somehow escape their remolding of the beliefs of the nation?
 June 26, 2015 at 10:06am
I wouldn’t dream of trying to force you to attend a prayer meeting. It has always been the wiser move to have unbelief left out as it too often is a poison to those who do believe. “Bad company corrupts good morals”.. that’s in the Bible :)
 June 26, 2015 at 9:56am
From a cursory glance at the maps, I failed to see any comment as to the motivation behind these searches. Has Google attained the ability to discern the reason behind the search yet? No? Then how in the ‘ell can they (or anyone else for that matter) infer that searches for gun control automatically translates into ‘searching by those in favor’ of gun control? More stirring of the pot.. er.. kettle I think.
Um...no, not spot on. Both of you must be daft. From the article:"Google Trends makes no speculation as to whether the searches for “gun control” during this time were for, against or just seeking information on the topic following the shooting."
Literacy is your friend. Embrace it for a change.
Google and Facebook are Demo sites and will never tell the truth and love sending our profiles to the administration! Don't like either and don't use either.
I Googled for Confederate flags, then clicked “shop”. Nothing. Googled for Nazi flags and found dozens of sources where to buy one. Google, Goebbels–is there a similarity there?
 June 25, 2015 at 12:32pm
Actually, it was Fat Fong who said that… along with many other equally salty expressions.
 June 25, 2015 at 12:30pm
“loved on” is a phrase left over from the Jesus Freak days…. repackaging is all that is needed.