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The Apostle Paul said:

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good… (Romans 13:1-4)

Likewise, Peter said:

Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor. (1 Peter 2:13-17)

But this is only when they’re godly right? We don’t have to submit to ungodly authority. After all, rulers are to punish evil and praise good – so whenever they aren’t following the Bible, we don’t have to follow them!

No, you still have to obey the government or you bring judgment on yourself.

Whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. (Romans 13:2)

Daniel said that God removes kings and sets them up… even tyrants such as Nebuchadnezzar!

He removes kings and sets up kings. (Daniel 2:21)

Jesus told Pilate

“You would have no authority over Me at all unless it had been given you from above.” (John 19:11)

And Pilate was a guy who liked to kill Jews in the temple just to show them he could!

Government is a blessing from God. Because without it, things would be a whole lot worse. God also uses government to bring about His judgment. We are to obey our rulers because God said so. We pay taxes out of obedience, because that’s how He made government to run.

He is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. (Romans 13:4-6)

Now, if that authority tells you to renounce your faith or be silent, follow the Apostles’ example and keep preaching Christ!

We must obey God rather than men. The God of our fathers raised Jesus, whom you killed by hanging Him on a tree. God exalted Him at His right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. And we are witnesses to those things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him. (Acts 5:29-32)

It’s the will of God that we should submit to earthly authority (even though you won’t always agree with the government), putting to silence the talk of foolish people who would otherwise paint us as law breakers.

Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution… For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people… Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor. (1 Peter 2:13-17)

The Bible says to pray for our governors, not rebel against them…Christians must obey government officials even when we disagree

First of all then I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. (1 Timothy 2:1-2)

… that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, Godly and dignified in every way, when we understand the text. 

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1 Timothy 2 begins:

First of all then I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. (1 Timothy 2:1-2)

Hang-on now! prayers and thanksgiving for kings and all who are in high positions?? So, Presidents, Prime Ministers, Dictators, Governors, Chiefs of State, Cabinet Members, Congress…we’re supposed to pray for them and thank God for them?

Yes. Well, that’s what the Bible says.Does the Bible Say to be Thankful for the President?

Not just because it’s good for us, but especially because it pleases God.

This is good and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:3-4)

In Jeremiah 29:1-28, Israel had been exiled to the Babylonians because of their sin. But, through the Prophet Jeremiah, God assured them that He would not annihilate them. Rather, they needed to pray for the welfare of their captors, work the land and be successful, be fruitful and multiply their families, and watch out for false teachers in the meantime, who would not be spared judgment.

Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat of their produce. Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf for in its welfare you will find your welfare. (Jeremiah 29:4-7)

God would indeed deliver His people as He promised He would do.

The Apostle Paul, writing to his servant Timothy, says that same thing still applies:

We are exiles in this world. Pray for those who are of this world, especially rulers, realizing that everyone needs to hear the saving message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We, too, must watch out for false teachers who will not escape the wrath of God – nor will those who follow them.

Some people may contradict our teaching, but these are the wholesome teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. These teachings promote a godly life.  Anyone who teaches something different is arrogant and lacks understanding. Such a person has an unhealthy desire to quibble over the meaning of words. This stirs up arguments ending in jealousy, division, slander, and evil suspicions.  These people always cause trouble. Their minds are corrupt, and they have turned their backs on the truth. To them, a show of godliness is just a way to become wealthy. (1 Timothy 6:3-5)

And, just like He did in Israel, God will save all whom He means to save and lead them to a knowledge of the truth. Not one of His people will be lost!

when we understand the text. 

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Romans 12:2 says,

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Many Bible websites and apps have said this is one of the most looked up Bible verses on the web. The way it usually gets interpreted is like this: Don’t be like anyone else or who the world wants you to be. Be who God made you to be!

That’s all well and good; but when this verse is taken by itself, “who God made you to be” is typically “who you want to be.” And “God’s will for your life” is really “your will for your life.” After all, God’s will is for you to be happy, right?

God’s will for you is that you would be sanctified, abstain from sexual immorality, control your own body, grow in holiness, and give thanks to God in all circumstances.

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor. (1 Thessalonians 4:3-4)

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

Which, by the way, that happens to be Romans 12:1,

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:1-2)

Paul previously spent the first 11 chapters of Romans explaining the mercies of God into giving up His Son. Jesus died for us so we are to live for Him – holy and acceptable to God and this is worship.

So you must consider yourselves dead to sin, and alive to God in Christ Jesus. (Romans 6:11)

Present yourselves then to God as those who have been brought from death to life… (Romans 6:13)

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23)

do not conform to this world?To be holy means to be set apart. Don’t think like the world thinks. Have the mind of Christ. Then we’re able to know God’s will as revealed in His Word, the Bible.

Jesus turned around and looked at his disciples, then reprimanded Peter. “Get away from me, Satan!” he said. “You are seeing things merely from a human point of view, not from God’s.” (Mark 8:33)

“Who can know the Lord’s thoughts?
    Who knows enough to teach him?

But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:16)

You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. (Philippians 2:5)

Being transformed in Christ, we desire to worship God in a way that is good and acceptable and perfect…

when we understand the text. 

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Should we invite unbelievers to church?

Should we invite unbelievers to church?

Sure! Why not? Church should be a place where anyone who comes through the doors will hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ proclaimed!

The Scripture says, “The wages of sin is death! But the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord!” (Romans 6:23)

May this message be preached from every pulpit! But, we need to understand unbelievers are not part of the Church.

In Romans 8:9, Paul said:

You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to Him.

The church is the Body of Christ. Whoever is not of Christ is not part of His Body.

Christ is the head of the church, His body, and is Himself its Savior. (Ephesians 5:23)

Don’t let an unbeliever get comfortable. They need to be convicted.

We are ambassadors for Christ, God making His appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:20)

Though they’re in the doors, they’re still outside the Church until they repent of their sin and are reconciled to God in Christ Jesus.

And don’t use gimmicks to get them there. What you win them with is what you win them to.Should we invite unbelievers to church?

For the one who sows to the flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. (Galatians 6:8)

Not one soul has ever come to Christ through pop music or door prizes. Give them the Word of God.

What’s more important than inviting unbelievers is going to unbelievers.

Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. (Matthew 28:19-20)

This is evangelism.

How will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in Him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written,

“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”

But they’ve not all obeyed the Gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he’s heard from us?” So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the Word of Christ.” (Romans 10:14-17)

So yes, invite your unbelieving friend to church; AND take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the rest of the unbelieving world…

when we understand the text.

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What is God’s will for your life? Well the Bible says:

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

Not the answer you were looking for?

That’s probably because what you actually want is to have your fortune told.how to know God's perfect will for your life

Many ask about the will of God as though it’s the Christian equivalent of ”wishing upon a star”. When they talk about God’s will for their life, what they’re probably talking about is the hopes and dreams they have and it’s God’s will for them to have him.

But the Bible isn’t going to tell you:

  • What career you should pursue
  • Where to go to school
  • Where you will live
  • What tax bracket you should be in
  • What church to attend
  • Whether you should get married or not get married
  • How many kids you will have
  • Where you should be buried

For those kinds of questions, the Bible says wisdom is found in an abundance of counselors.

Where there’s no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety. (Proverbs 11:14)

Ephesians 5:15-17 says this:

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Now understanding the will of the Lord doesn’t mean what He’s going to reveal to you in a vision or a dream or some false prophet trying to con you. It’s understanding what He’s already revealed in His Word.

Know what the Word of God says and how to apply it, and it will make you wise.

The Bible also says:

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor. (1 Thessalonians 4:3)

So what is God’s will for your life?

That you praise Him in all circumstances and that you live holy lives in Christ Jesus according to His Word, the Bible…

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Colossians 1:15 says that:

Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.

Now, there are many we’ve interpreted, “firstborn of all creation,” to mean that Jesus is the first being created by God.

The Mormons teach He is the literal offspring of “Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother” (also, literally the brother of Satan).

The Jehovah’s Witnesses believe Jesus is the Archangel Michael.

However, the very next verse says:

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities – all things were created through Him and for Him. (Colossians 1:15-16)

what does "Jesus is the firstborn of all creation" mean?So, since Jesus is the Creator of all things, He Himself cannot be a created being because if He was created, He can’t be the Creator of all things.

Jesus, the Son of God, is eternal and uncaused – one with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. Jesus is God.

John 1:18 says:

No one has ever seen God; the only God who is at the Father’s side (that would be Jesus Christ) He has made Him known.

1 John 5:20 says:

And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

Paul says in Titus 2;13 that He is our God and Savior.

Waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ… (Titus 2:13)

In Isaiah 43:10, God says:

“Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me.”

So, Jesus, who is God, is eternal with no beginning and no end from everlasting to everlasting.

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting, you are God. (Psalm 90:2)

So, what does it mean to say Jesus is the firstborn of all creation? It’s just another way of saying that all things belong to Him. The Father has given Him all the rights of a firstborn Son.

The Father loves the Son and has given all things into His hand. (John 3:35)

Everything that belongs to God the Father belongs to the Son of God, the true God of the Bible…

when we understand the text.

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1 John 4:16 says, “God is love.”

Isn’t that beautiful? God is love. He’s not just loving, God IS love.

So, we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love and whoever abides in love abides in God and God abides in him. (1 John 4:16)

So, if God is love, what does that make you?

Well, you are evil.

Genesis 8:21 says, “The intention of man’s heart is evil from his youth.”

Jeremiah 17:9 says, “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately sick; who can understand it?”

Romans 3:12 says, “All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one person.”

What an unloving thing to say, right?

Well, Jesus said it in the Sermon on the Mount:

You are evil. (Matthew 7:11)

No, He was talking to the Pharisees!

No, it says at the beginning of the sermon:

Seeing the crowds, He went up on a mountain, and when He sat down, His disciples came to Him. And He opened His mount and taught them… (Matthew 5:1-2)

He was talking to His disciples.

Was it wrong for Jesus to say we’re evil? Well Hebrews 4:15 says,

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.

He was without sin, so clearly not.

He is the true God and eternal life. (1 John 5:20)

Jesus said ,”No one is good except God alone.” (Mark 10:18)

And, we just read that God is love. (1 John 4:16)

God Is Love?So, if Jesus is going to call us evil, it must be a loving thing to say. In fact, you cannot know that God is love unless you know that you are evil. If you don’t know that you are evil, deserving of God’s wrath, than the version of God that you have in mind is not the loving God but a sissy God, who doesn’t go anywhere He’s not invited and doesn’t do anything without your permission. And that’s not the Maker of the universe; it’s a god of your own making.

God is love, but that’s not all that He is. The Bible also says:

God is a righteous judge, and a God who feels indignation everyday. (Psalm 7:11)

But God shows His love for us in that while we were sinners, Christ died for us! (Romans 5:8)

All who follow Him are not under His wrath, but in His love. And we come to know that God is love… when we understand the text.

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Take heart Christian, you are elect!

According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with His blood. (1 Peter 1:2)

In love, God predestined you for His glory!

In love, He predestined us for adoption to Himself as Sons and daughters through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of His will to the praise of His glorious grace! (Ephesians 1:4-5)

Your name was written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain! (See Revelation 13:8, 17:8)

Got elected you!

The elect, whom He chose! (Mark 13:20)

That’s the Doctrine of Election.

You might say, “But, wait… didn’t I choose to believe in God? I repented of my sins and I have decided to follow Jesus, right?”

As far as your experience is concerned, yes. You chose to become a Christian. But, when you read the Bible and understand the theology, you find out you didn’t choose Christ, but He chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit.

You did not choose me, but I chose you, and I appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide… (John 15:16)

Romans three says:

No one is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. (Romans 3:10-11)

For there is no distinction: for all have send and fallen short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)

We are born into sin, living in the passions of our flesh carrying out the desires of the body, and the mind and were by nature children of wrath like the rest of mankind.

And you were once dead in your trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, the spirit now at work in the sons of disobedience, among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath like the rest of mankind. (Ephesians 2:1-3)

But God says,

I will give you a new heart and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules. (Ezekiel 36:26-27)

He has caused us to be born again, to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Blessed be the God and Father or our Lord Jesus Christ! According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith… (1 Peter 1:3-5)

Someone might say, “But how can I know if I am elect?”

And the answer is this:

Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved. (Acts 16:31)

Take up your cross daily and follow after Him…

If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily, and follow me. (Luke 9:23)

THAT’S how you know you are elect… When we understand the text.

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Essential Biblical Doctrines are those teachings, which are crucial to saving faith. And everything contrary to those doctrines is heresy. There are several ways to narrow down what these doctrines are, but one helpful way is by using the word DOCTRINE as an acronym.

D stands for deity of Christ. For salvation, it is necessary to know that Jesus is God.

No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, He has made Him known (John 1:18)

 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. By Him all things were created… (Colossians 1:15-16)

O stands for original sin. All have sinned and the wages of sin is death. If we don’t know we’ve sinned against a holy God, we can’t know what Jesus has saved us from.

Sin came into the world through one man [Adam], and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned… (Romans 5:12)

Truly I say to you, unless one is born again, he can’t see the kingdom of God. (John 3:3)

C stands for Canon – just another word for the Bible, God’s inerrant Word. For without it, we can’t know Him or the words for eternal life.

All Scripture is breathed out by God, and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness… (2 Timothy 3:16)

T stands for Trinity. God is one God in three persons: Father, Son and Spirit. Salvation is given by the Father; it is acquired through the Son; it is experienced in the Holy Spirit.doctrine

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit… (Matthew 28:19)

R stands for resurrection. Not only did Jesus rise from the grave, so do all who believe in Him. If Christ has not been raised, no one gets raised and our faith is hopeless.

If we have been united with Him in a death like His, we shall certainly be united with Him in a resurrection like His (Romans 6:5)

If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. (1 Corinthians 15:17)

I stands for Incarnation – meaning the Son of God put on flesh and dwelt among us. Jesus was fully man and fully God, born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless human life, and died a sinner’s death to atone for sins. He rose again and ascended into heaven where He alone intercedes for us at the right hand of the Father.

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)

 By sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh… (Romans 8:3)

The Lord Himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14)

For we do not have a high priest unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. (Hebrews 4:15)

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus… (1 Timothy 2:5)

N stands for New Creation. We must no longer walk in our old sinful ways, but live anew in Christ.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

E is for Eschatology – the study of end times. While there are many End Times theories, we need to know that Jesus will return to judge the living and the dead, ushering in His peaceful kingdom and we will be with our Lord forever.

The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever! (Revelation 11:15)

Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done. (Revelation 22:12)

These doctrines are the foundation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ… when we understand the text.

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Jesus never said anything condemning homosexuality, so that must mean it’s okay, right?

Well, based on that argument, you could also say that Jesus never condoned it, either, so that must mean it’s wrong. There’s actually a lot of things Jesus didn’t say, but on the subject of marriage, He said everything He needed to say in Matthew 19:4-6. It’s there He reiterates God’s design for marriage:

“Have you not read that He [God] Who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

…or redefine!

And there you go. In three sentences, Jesus has just given the definition of marriage – which He created, by the way. And anything contrary to that definition is sin, including adultery, divorce, polygamy, pedophilia, and homosexuality.

A few verses later, He says that those are not capable of keeping with this design for marriage should not get married.

Jesus replied, “Moses permitted divorce only as a concession to your hard hearts, but it was not what God had originally intended… 

…Jesus’ disciples then said to him, “If this is the case, it is better not to marry!”

“Not everyone can accept this statement,” Jesus said. “Only those whom God helps… some choose not to marry for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven. He who is able to accept this, let him accept it.” (Matthew 19:8-12)

And He addresses sexual sins in other places like Matthew 15:19-20, where He says that all sexual morality is evil.

For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.  These are what defile a person.

Something else worth noting here: Whatever is written in red letters is no more important than what appears in the Bible in black-and-white. After all, 2 Timothy 3:16 describes all Scripture as being from God.

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,  so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

And in John 16:12-13, Jesus said to His disciples, more teaching was coming through the Holy Spirit – Who is God… just as Christ is.

“I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on His own; He will speak only what He hears, and He will tell you what is yet to come.14 He will glorify me because it is from Me that He will receive what He will make known to you.

So, passages such as:

The men gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.” (Romans 1:27)

“Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the Kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)

Understand that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine.” (1 Timothy 1:9-10)

…which condemn homosexuality as sin are also the words of Christ.

The Old Testament, the Gospels and the Epistles are all God’s word. It is imperative to receive the Bible this way… when we understand the text.

(Many of the Bible stories and verses we think we know, we don’t! When We Understand the Text is an internet-based video ministry committed to righting some of the wrong understanding of scripture, all while advancing the gospel of Jesus Christ. Check out more at WWUTT.com!)

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