Saturday, May 30, 2009

A Professor's Exercise

To no surprise, an obviously liberal associate professor at York University in Toronto believes the new teen crazed called “Sexting”; which is youngsters sending nude photos of themselves via cell phone; is not child pornography, and senders shouldn't be prosecuted.

The not so good professor, Peter Cumming, authored a paper at the 78th Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, arguing that this immoral act is similar to "spin-the-bottle" or "playing doctor." Now I have witnessed the liberal left wing theologians far reach before, but this is really stretching it. In essence, "Sexting” is the intentional act of a child producing child pornography. This is a clear indication of just how much trouble this society has wondered into. Pornography of any kind is not only wrong but immoral, child pornography however is the most serious crime anyone can become involved in. If children are procuring and distributing child pornography at this age, one should think what will they deem normal and acceptable as adults.

Current laws have been put into place to prohibit production and distribution of child pornography and should be enforced, and for good reason. If there is no prosecution the wrong message is sent to our youth that are clearly in trouble just with the surroundings society has placed around them at this current time.

If however, the enforcement of child pornography continues with diligent prosecution, in a juvenile environment such as juvenile courts, the children will understand that there are consequences to actions, their actions are wrong and they will stop. Any clear thinking parent needs to talk to their children now, making certain that the child understands the danger and immoral reality of “Sexting”.

“Any form of ….. pornography [is] a sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex.” Point 25 of our statement of Faith.

The perverted state of our adults is finally coming home to roost with our innocent children, whom they all parent.

For this evil to succeed, good only need do nothing.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Disoriented Parenting

A recent story came out on the wire where a Catholic school in Omaha expelled an eight-year-old boy who thinks he's a girl.

I was particularly puzzled by this until I read between the lines. It seems the parents have said the child had expressed a desire to be a girl since he was four years old and they were simply helping him live accordingly. It begs the question to be asked: Why would parents knowingly and willingly grow and permit a misguided delusion this little child has?

I for one believe their misguided actions are nothing short of criminal in nature and I believe this is one case where the State if Nebraska should step in and investigate the severe cruelty being portrayed by these parents. Clearly, their actions continue to confuse this child. Rebelling against the natural biological design God chose for this boy is demonic to the greatest degree." Further, I believe their actions of encouraging gender confusion are nothing short of child abuse.

Proverbs 22:6 tells us “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” Clearly, it is the responsibility of all parents to take children by the hand and train them by leading them in the right direction. We are also dutiful in helping them understand some of the confusing things that children go through in life while growing up. What these parents are doing is nothing short than aiding this child in living a lie

Apparently, this grievous case came to light when the parents met with school officials to transition the child into the next grade level and were told the child would not be able to be enrolled as a girl. After three years at the school as a boy, enrolling him a girl would disrupt the development of the child and the learning environment for all the students.

Just when you thought the vile couldn’t be any stupider’

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Weathering the Storm

Life is always full of storms. The Bible warns us that the storms will come more frequently as the End Times approach, just like birth pains. But you can weather these storms in peace, my dear friend. All you have to do is keep your eyes on Jesus.

Sure, there are storms. There are greater storms yet to come. But as a child of God, you can be safe, you can be at peace. At this moment—as you read these words—where are your eyes? Your physical eyes are focused on this page. But you also have spiritual eyes ... eyes of the heart ...and what you see with those eyes will transform your life. I have great news for you today!

Spiritual eyes don’t see the problem or focus on the crisis.They see Jesus and focus on the Lord! You can look at your personal situation, your medical issue, your relationship problem, and be overwhelmed by worry. Or you can see with your spiritual eyes—and feel confident. Reassured. Safe. At peace.

We can all learn something important from King Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 20), who understood one thing: where to look. A massive multinational army was forming to annihilate Israel. Jehoshaphat had no idea what to do. His natural eyes saw disaster. “We have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us,” he told God honestly, “nor do we know what to do. But, our eyes are upon You.” (2 Chronicles 20:12 NKJV) God gave Israel the victory the very next day ... without even having to fight. That’s the kind of victory I want today! I want it for me, and thats the kind of victory you should want for you! And you can have it—as you see with your spiritual eyes—as you fix your eyes on the Lord—as you pray Jehoshaphat’s prayer:
“I don’t know what to do—but my eyes are fixed on You.”

Maybe you’re saying to yourself, “I don’t even know how to ask God for help. "That’s OK—do what Jehoshaphat did: He sent “praisers” out ahead of the army, simply to thank God for His goodness, in advance of the victory! “Praise the Lord,” they sang, “For His mercy endures forever!” When you don’t know how to pray—when you don’t even know how to ask God for help—when your situation is too confusing, too confounding, too perplexing for words ... praise the Lord! Thank Him for His goodness ... thank Him for the blessings you’ve already received ... thank Him as an expression of faith that He is going to help you again ... And let Him get to work!The children of Israel could be confident in the face of the enemy because of two very basic decisions they had made—two basic decisions that you can make, too, and experience the same confidence they did: They lived in Covenant with the Lord—they trusted Him and Him alone. Not some government stimulus plan or some military power or fortress wall. They continually laid their offerings before the Lord, keeping their “seed in the ground.” They kept trusting Him as they faithfully believed that He would give them a continual protection of blessings! So many people in the midst of trials withdraw and trust other powers, rather than the one true God.

I want to encourage you to speak this promise prophetically over your life right now:“God will take care of me. God will smite my enemies. God will rebuke the devourer for my sake. God will keep famine and pestilence from me. God will bless me.”

Marriage Excavation

On May 26, 2009, the California Supreme Court affirmed that marriage is only between a man and a woman. Typical to the rarely so wise court system on the left coast,they also validated thousands of same-sex "marriages" that occurred in the Golden State of California last year.

The problem began one year prior when the California Supreme Court had legalized homosexual "marriage". That all changed however under Proposition 8, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman. The purpose of Prop. 8 was a constitutional amendment, which was approved by 52 percent of voters in November, and overturned the previous ruling by the state's high court which legalized the grievous act of homosexual marriage.

The decision was correct in as much as the Court arrived at the only conclusion possible in this case: the people of California have a fundamental right to amend their own constitution.

In their normal course of inconsistency however, the court also decided that the nearly 18,000 same sex "marriages" that were held June through early November 2008 remain valid, which is contrary to the intent of the amendment.

This problem lies solely on the court when it created the problem with the first decision. As is par for the course, despite the clear voice of the majority that marriage is between a man and a woman they have succeeded in expanding the problem. In essence the court has dug itself a deeper hole by refusing to invalidate the "marriages" it allowed last year.

The justices could have hijacked the voice of the people at the ballot box, but with Sonia Sotomayer, waiting in the wings one should suppose she will lead Mr. Obama's cause in that respect.

One last note for now, another potential battle is looming over the left coast horizon. Homosexual activists are threatening a petition drive to put homosexual marriage on a future ballot in hopes of reversing Prop. 8 thus giving new meaning to grievous behavior.