Let me begin by saying God is love. Everything I write is based on my love for God, but, I am living in a real, sinful world.
That being said, there are some recent writings that I am thrilled with. There are some I’m confused about and can’t believe folks are still not getting that sin is sin.
I’ll start by saying that my blog posts can be found via goodreads.com author page: Lori Church. I’ve seen some comments that want to know where else I can be found. I can be found on Facebook via sanity in the waiting page and more. I am happy to say, I am seeing positive comments on this blog. Thank you!
I saw where this blog site is a 71 on woorank. Woorank is a site that sort of grades blogs and such, I believe. My response, is as always: WOW!
Now, the difficult stuff. I was almost bowled over when I read a post on a Christian based page on Facebook, where the person asked the world what they thought of living together outside of marriage. I’m sure the responses were immediate, with the negativity and scriptures. After seeing many responses, the writer of the post added that they didn’t say they were engaging in fornication. So, if I understand this, there’s a Christian person, writing to Facebook about moving in with the opposite sex, on a Christian persons’ page, asking where and if God says anything about living together.Well, God made humans to be sexual creatures. If not already, the situation where the couple is going to, or is living together, will be tempted to sin. Agree??
Marriage and relationships can be difficult. There’s no need to add difficulty like temptation, fighting over temptation, or, when things are just messy: having tensions rise. When there is tension, even the cap being left off the toothpaste will bring about arguments, yelling and who knows what else. The Apostle Paul knew this stuff and wrote to have folks just try to avoid all this mess at all cost. 1 Corinthians 7: 8 and 9 say: “I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, it is good for them if they abide even as I. But if they cannot contain, let them marry than to burn”.
I mentioned this verse to the person on Facebook. I added “than to burn in hell forever”. That is what Paul meant.
Boy! You would have thought….I don’t know what. I got a response from that person, that said they, in no way thought they would burn forever…. that that was ridiculous. Ummmm…..are people still reading the Bible? Are they asking God the meanings of what they read???? I know 2018 is a sinful time and in the end times people will not be given to marriage and so on…..BUT…..
Thou shalt have no other gods before Me
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord in vain
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it Holy
Honor thy father and mother
Thou shalt not kill
Thou shalt not commit adultery
Thou shalt not steal
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor
Thou shalt not covet
These commandments still stand today. Believe it!!!