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  1. Thanks man! You been alright?
  2. I just dropped back in myself! Crazy how we lost a decade.
  3. Oh the memories.
  4. ^ This is where I stand, essentially. I don't favor guys going without shirts, or girls in two piece bikinis. There's nothing modest about either. Scripture seems to favor modesty and humility in all things. Sure, some guys will lust even if the girl is wearing overalls and a turtleneck. That's wrong and that's their responsibility. And yet God leaves a lot of room for Christians to consider the weaker brother, (or sister.) Caleb said it well: do all to the glory of God.
  5. I won't say much more because there isn't much more to say. The Bible says it; I'm simply pointing to its truth. Homosexuality is a sin. Period. It must be repented of, like any other sin. And like any other sin, repenting isn't just flipping a switch. Rather, it's making the choice to fight against that thing until, by the grace of God, it can be laid aside forever. Whether this happens on earth or finally in Heaven, God knows, and it varies for every believer. Again, Scripture says it's wrong. I have no authority to say otherwise. How can I? With this post, I'm taking myself out of this thread. Any more words from me will serve no good purpose. Thanks for your ear!
  6. "Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God." - 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 This verse shows that God can change the sinner's heart. People can, in fact, repent of homosexuality. And to spend eternity in Heaven, they must!
  7. But that's just the thing: if the Bible says it's a sin, and God holds us responsible to repent of our sin, (or be lost,) then a person is indeed responsible to turn away from that thing. Again, the Bible calls homosexuality a sin, God calls it a sin. Matthew 16:24-25 says, "Then Jesus told his disciples, 'If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.' " To follow Jesus, we must deny ourselves. If our thoughts for either sex are sinful, then we must repent; we must stop thinking those thoughts. This is only possible with God's grace. I believe you either misread or misunderstood my post.
  8. One thing is certain; we are born in sin. That which Scripture condemns is sin. Homosexuality is sin. Is a person born homosexual? Let him repent, as would a rapist, liar, thief, etc.
  9. Okay.
  10. What do you make of Romans 1:26?
  11. A lot of what you refer to in your post were covenant laws that OT Israel were commanded to abide by. When Christ came many of those things were done away with. As far as gay marriage, or more specifically, homosexuality is concerned; the NT clearly speaks against it. This isn't gay slamming, but simply truth.
  12. According to Scripture, homosexuality is wrong. According to Scripture, hating people is wrong.
  13. I don't recall receiving a text. Do you remember the day?