Monthly News Roundup (08.26.21)

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This is the last episode for the month of August – time for our monthly news roundup. In this episode, we’ll be talking about a web designer being forced to make a website for a same-sex wedding, the percentage of Americans who consume alcohol, and a woman who made a complete handwritten copy of the Bible.Continue Reading

Number of People in the U.S. Who Support Same-Sex Marriage (06.17.21)

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This week we’re going to be talking about same-sex marriage. With it being “pride month,” I figured we ought to take at least one episode on the podcast to talk about something related to that. Last week Gallup came out with new statistics regarding the number of Americans who support same-sex marriage. In what should be no surprise to anyone, the percentage of people in our society who support same-sex marriage continues to increase. There are some lessons in this that we need to consider that go beyond simply what the Bible teaches about homosexuality. We’re going to consider some of these lessons today.Continue Reading

The Continuing Effort to Normalize Sexual Immorality (04.22.21)

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In this episode, we’re going to be talking about three different news stories that are all centered around a theme – the continuing efforts to normalize sexual immorality in our society. This is being done within the religious world and by those who are outside of it.Continue Reading

Social Issues (Part 2): Homosexuality

Social Issues

Homosexuality is a compound word that refers to the sexual relations between two people of the same sex (the Greek homo means same). This is in contrast with heterosexuality which involves two people of the opposite sex (the Greek hetero means other or different).

Those who argue in favor of homosexuality will often argue from the standpoint that those in these relationships “love” one another and since it is based upon love their behavior is not to be questioned; instead, it should be celebrated. Many who defend homosexuality claim that homosexuals are “born that way”; therefore, we cannot judge them. However, while the “born that way” argument is common, it is not as popular as it used to be. Why? First, it is simply not true. Second, it is too limiting. The argument was used initially to get more people to accept homosexuality. After it is more widely accepted, the argument can be dropped to get more people to experiment with homosexuality.Continue Reading

Homosexuality (Season 13, Episode 3)

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Homosexuality (Season 13, Episode 3)

In this season, we’re discussing social issues – problems that are facing our society and what the Bible has to say about these issues.

Homosexuality is a compound word that refers to the sexual relations between two people of the same sex (the Greek homo means same). This is in contrast with heterosexuality which involves two people of the opposite sex (the Greek hetero means other or different).

Those who argue in favor of homosexuality will often argue from the standpoint that those in these relationships “love” one another and since it is based upon love their behavior is not to be questioned; instead, it should be celebrated. Many who defend homosexuality claim that homosexuals are “born that way”; therefore, we cannot judge them (however, while this argument is common, it is not as popular as it used to be).

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Audio: The Fall of Babylon

The United States is becoming more of an immoral and godless country. Last week’s Supreme Court ruling that opened the door for further acceptance of homosexuality and same-sex “marriage” is another example of this.

Some have speculated that this ruling moves the United States one step closer to God bringing about its downfall. A growing acceptance of sin may mean we are closer to the downfall of this nation (Proverbs 14:34), but we should be careful about speculating too much about what God is actively doing because of what we are told in the book of Amos: “Surely the Lord God does nothing unless He reveals His secret counsel to His servants the prophets” (Amos 3:7). But sin certainly has consequences, even though not all of them are the result of God’s direct action.

This lesson examines the fall of “Babylon” in Revelation 18 and the important lessons it teaches us today.
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Preaching Politics

Michelle Obama recently said there is “no better place” than church to talk about political issues. To some extent she is right. While not all political matters are worthy of our discussion in the assembly of the saints, those “political” matters that are addressed in the Bible will be taught by faithful men who are striving to speak as the oracles of God (1 Peter 4:11), proclaiming the whole counsel of God (Acts 20:27). Therefore, we speak where the Bible speaks, even on certain “political” topics. Some examples of such topics are listed below:
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