I have been thinking about this for some time, why is it that some churches feel if an individual has been divorced they cannot hold a place of leadership in the church and some will refuse membership to the church. I believe that any Christian who ends a marriage in divorce should never fill any less loved by God. First, I think we can say that divorce is a sin, and God hates sin. It’s very simple; God hates sin as it separates us from Him: “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear” (Isaiah 59:2). God hates sin and that separates us from Him, but He hates being separated from us. But there is good news, his name is Jesus and He took all of our sins, past, present and future, when he died on the cross and we are forgiven. So, I don’t see God forgiving some sins and not others, but there is one little catch, something we must do and this is repenting our sins and because God is always in the forgiving mood He will forgive us. So, shame on the churches that feel divorce is such a huge sin it can’t be forgiven.
It seems many of the leaders in the good old USA just cannot find the courage to address events for what they are and not as they “feel.” The rationality is they do not want to glorify their action. We do not have to be concerned about glorifying all the terrorist attacks and actions of the Radical Islamic hoodlums; the news media does that for us, well at so do. Let us break down the title RADICAL ISLAM:
RADICAL: very different from the usual or traditional: favoring extreme changes in existing views, habits, conditions, or institutions: associated with political views, practices, and policies of extreme change: advocating extreme measures to retain or restore a political state of affairs. Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
Therefore, to spell it out Radical Islam is a person or persons that practice the Islamic religion very different from the usual or traditional, these individuals are favoring extreme changes in existing views, habits, conditions, or institutions. They are also advocating extreme measures to retain or restore a political state of affairs.
There is a great discussion about what the Koran states about killing infidels, much like the sixth Commandment in the Bible Thou shall not Kill, or Thou Shalt not Murder, depending on which verse being quoted from which bible version. Nevertheless, as far as I can see there is only one version of the Koran, hmmm, it is always great to hear Muslims explain away about killing infidels.
One last thought, there seems to be more “non-violent” Muslims then Radical ones, but we don’t hear about the “non-violent” Muslims standing up for the Jews or Christians, ever wonder why?
I was searching the internet for some information about Christianity and found this excellent article regarding cultural and biblical Christianity. My question to you is, what group do you fall into and what group would you like to be in? Please take a look at this article and decide for yourself.