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Transforming Normalcy

Marshall Art Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 7:55 AM
What you say is true, regarding Jesus being the final arbiter in determining who is hell worthy. And it is true (or at least, "true-ISH") that feeling a compulsion is not a guarantee one is hell bound. But how one acts on one's compulsions makes a big difference and it is that which will determine one's final destination, as how one acts determines whether or not one's faith is true. Grace is not a free pass to live as one chooses. Nothing in Scripture justifies or allows for homosexual behavior.
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Obama's 'Cynicism' on Gay Marriage

Marshall Art Wrote: May 13, 2012 4:33 PM
I see a major difference with this comparison. I don't know if Lincoln can be said to have been in favor of slavery at any point in his life. Perhaps he was, but I've not heard or read that. What his position on the subject was did not reflect his personal opinion on slave owning, but on what should be done about slavery in the states where it existed. Even in Chapman's piece, it implies that Lincoln felt the institution would die out on its own without gov't forcing the issue. Thus, there's nothing to suggest that he ever hoped to support it or defend it. Obama, on the other hand, had stated his support for it, then changed and now has changed back to where everyone, on both sides of the political divide, knew he was the whole time.
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Obama's 'Cynicism' on Gay Marriage

Marshall Art Wrote: May 13, 2012 4:26 PM
I'm sure a decent orphanage would have been better for you, as well. But you can't compare parents of different character and claim the comparison is a good argument. Would you not have preferred a heterosexual couple who loved and fed you to those drunks who raised you, or only a homosexual couple? I would agree that a homosexual couple that proper vetting found to be (otherwise) good for a child in need would be better than any other couple of any persuasion that would be harmful. But we really need not consider such a scenario until no other possibilities are available.
What difference is it which is the greater sin if both are sins? If you want to make comparisons, a closer one would be the committed homosexuals you mention compared to committed heteros living together without the benefit of marriage. OR, serial cheaters of either "orientation". Whichever, neither reflects the ideal set for us by God.
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