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storypeddler commented on Why I Don’t Want or Need a License to Counsel:

Sep 1

You raise some very valid points. Still, God’s Word remains true and the only standard of behavior by which we can properly live in a fallen world. Even if there is a biological reason for why some individuals find themselves attracted to the same gender, it doesn’t change the fact that God has told us sexual relations outside of a man-woman marriage relationship are wrong and sinful. Being born with a predisposition toward alcoholism doesn’t excuse the alcoholic for submitting to this character weakness and becoming a drunk. There are all sorts of individuals who have all sorts of weaknesses or tendencies or predispositions for one thing or another. That doesn’t give them license to behave in any manner they choose in those areas. The Bible is full of admonitions for us to trust God’s strength in those areas where we are weak. Kleptomania may be a real mental condition where people feel an incredible desire to steal—-but stealing is still wrong. There are undoubtedly people who have true psychological issues with overeating, but gluttony is still wrong. I may have inherited the tendency to have a very short temper from my father or my grandmother, but it is still wrong for me to fly off the handle with people. The child with a cleft palate isn’t committing any sin because of his condition. The man or woman who engages in extra-marital sex—-with someone of the same OR opposite gender—-IS committing sin and the scriptures are crystal clear on this point. Sin is sin, whether it be lying, pride, sloth, immorality, or something else—-but a behavior cannot be defended or excused simply because someone was born a certain way. The truth is that we are ALL born in a broken, fallen state and, left to ourselves, tend toward our fallen natures and sin. That is why we need redemption. And that is why there can be understanding for people who commit sin, but there can never be excuse. God gives us the ability to choose. What’s more, He expects us to choose. Rightly.

sharlene janish commented on 10 Ways that Satan Loves to Watch Marriages Fall Apart:

Aug 31

What can I do .pray for or even get help praying for, to save marriage and have husband true and also show love to me and turn his heart.It was said he needs to believe respect and fear the LORD because of his actions and pattern

sharlene janish commented on 10 Ways that Satan Loves to Watch Marriages Fall Apart:

Aug 31

SO HOW CAN I WORK AGAINST THE ODDS AND SAVE MY MARRIAGE??