“one in five Americans — believe that ‘religious institutions or clergy should be required to perform same-sex marriages.’” That means that 20% of the people can’t reason their way out of a paper bag! How do you “require” someone to perform a same-sex marriage – put a gun to their head and say “read this out load”? That makes for some wedding to remember! Jesus said the world will hate Christians because the world hated Him. What’s new? “They were put to death by stoning; they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated – the world was not worthy of them..” (Hebrews 11:37-38) The world is not worthy of those who truly follow Jesus!
 July 1, 2015 at 6:32pm
Are they going to tell clergy what to say and force them to say it!
No, just declare that some verses are not acceptable in modern society and punish anyone who disseminates or discusses them. So much for separation of Church and State, right? If the State is deciding who can have sacraments of the Church (over the objections of the Church), and telling Churches what they are allowed to preach ( or forbidden to talk about ) .... then even without an official State Religion they are deciding what beliefs are acceptable and which are not and enforcing that with the power of the State... Isn't that persecution?
That's not really that far fetched. Just ask a Canadian pastor if he can say whatever he wants about homosexuality without landing in jail for hate speech. I believe that is what is next.
 June 22, 2015 at 5:58pm
“..have to depend on the Messiah to come and rescue them” – He did! Now they have to repent and believe on the name of Jesus. The issue is not when He’s coming back, it’s what Christians need to be doing before He comes back! And that’s not just waiting around or trying to scare people into believing (or making money off of books).
 November 27, 2014 at 10:42am
One wonders why you need so much to prove that God does not exist. Why not just leave it alone?
Its not for me to prove God does not exist, merely wait for others to prove that he does. As for leaving it alone, when religion lays off with the marketing campaign, I will stop commenting on it ..
I believe most atheists are closet believers. Too arrogant to admit something they can't prove because they are always so smart you know. Many just seek attention, like blink. Others just think its cool or new age to be an atheist. I find it amazing they go along with all the good things religion has brought them , like paid days off for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Never hear of anyone complaining to their boss about taking those. Also never hear anybody complain about using a calender based on the birth of Christ either. Hypocrites.
I believe most Christians are closeted atheists. Too afraid to admit that the things they claim cannot be proven. Many just seek acceptance, like painesman. Others just want the sense of community that goes with a church. I find it amazing they go along with all of the poisonous rotten things that religion brings to the world, like discrimination and mistreatment of women. Never hear them actually acknowledge those things however. Hypocrites.
What I just said was not terribly accurate, but it was a lot closer to the truth than what you came up with.
 November 27, 2014 at 10:40am
He just told you when you read this. Hopefully, that “one day” will not be one day too late.
 November 21, 2014 at 6:06pm
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. John 14:26 & “All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.” John 16:15
If you want to know Jesus, you need the Holy Spirit. Reading the Bible like an autobiography won’t do it. You need the Holy Spirit’s help as you read His word.
 August 6, 2014 at 11:36am
“atheism is merely the rejection of YOUR god claims. Not necessarily that YOUR god cannot exist” So, atheists are “bigots” – “a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions”.
August 6, 2014 at 10:41am
I’m an aatheist. That’s basically a rejection of the claims given by atheists which haven’t met their burden of proof – that they are intellectually honest people who base their claims on reason.
 August 1, 2014 at 10:43pm
Over 23 years ago my daughter was born 16 weeks early, weighed 1.5 lbs at birth and spent over 100 days in high risk neonatal. The night before she was born I prayed and God gave me a peace that lasted those 100 days. In the midst of your trials Jesus is with you if you trust Him with everything.
 June 29, 2014 at 7:59pm
“For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.” – Matthew 7:2
wrong context. It is our responsibility to Judge. Also, to Judge and let be as is, unless it effects us.
 June 9, 2014 at 10:22am
If folks are sincerely interested in God then they can read the Bible for themselves. If not, Christians should just share a simple testimony and not engage in debates. Unbelievers who want to argue are self-condemned – pray that God will grant them a spirit of repentance, but forget the debate.
June 5, 2014 at 9:59am
Seems the only thing liberals can do is say they are sorry.
June 2, 2014 at 10:52am
You’re correct the Kensy study design was a sham.
June 2, 2014 at 12:21am
So, it’s a genetic disorder? I mean, how’s this fit into evolution and survival of the species when they can’t even procreate? More like how parasites function.
June 2, 2014 at 12:15am
What 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. consenting adults do is their business, that’s freedom and Libertarian. Also some teens mature earlier that others, so we shouldn’t fix an age for adults. So what 2, 3, 4, 5, etc consenting mature teens and older folks do is their business, that’s freedom and Libertarian. And about those so called “criminal acts”…
May 20, 2014 at 12:20am
The names were: Ben Dover and Dee End.
May 19, 2014 at 9:10am
Read about George Müller and see what God can do. Of course probably wouldn’t believe even if Jesus was resurrected right before you eyes.
 May 19, 2014 at 9:07am
Do you believe Jesus when He said: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven”? Jesus calls the church His body, and you can’t do the Father’s will without joining with other believers.
May 19, 2014 at 9:01am
You mean the part where it says, “For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down”?
I am not accusing the dumbed down sheep who don't know any better. I am accusing the teachers of false doctrines and the traditions of men who add to, take from and twist the Words of God. Are you one of those teachers? Or, maybe you are one of those sheep?
 May 19, 2014 at 8:59am
Heaven is going to be a lonely place if you can’t get along with other believers. Maybe they’re not as enlightened or perfected as you, and you should attend for their sake and not yours!
No disrespect intended towards you but I believe that God sent me here for His purpose. You would have to know about my life to understand that though.
I gather in His name with other Christians all the time, with friends and family or just with a stranger in the grocery store and even here, at theBlaze. Recently a young EKG technician and I had a lively church service at the hospital.
If God should move me to join a church building I will but right now I feel I am where He wants me to be.
@ mom God is calling you to His church can you hear Him? Just ask Him and He WILL answer you. But be prepared it may not be what you want to hear.