I can't say that I have never compromised myself in my life, but I wish I hadn't. Most of my friends would call me a 'man of my word' and I like to think that I have honor as a Believer, even still a sinner, and I am a praying man. There are some thresholds and lines in the sand that I just will not cross.
Joe Farah's article helped 'clean my spectacles' today and sharpened my 'eye sight' of understanding. Up to this point, I considered myself to be a 'conservative' but the definition has just changed from what it was 40 years ago, IMHO. People in the world are now crunched and squeezed from both sides now and will be forced to TAKE A STAND, one way or another, even in the Christian churches. WE all knew this would happen at some point as every man's deeds and actions will be brought to light in the end times. How can a man claim he is 'born-again' and a follower of Jesus, and yet practice or condone gross sin??
Well, I was interviewed the chief of Ortho clinic at the Milwaukee VA today who has that power to say, "Yes, or No" to knee replacement surgery, and he gave me the Green Light, after many questions. Slam me for being a wimp, but surgery is the last straw/ resort to an injury or problem! But, like pastor Scheigel told me today, who knows what will be one month from now? He said, 'the Rapture might come.' My own Dad had to be up against a wall before he had his open heart surgery...Ha! I will not accept blood, for personal reasons, either. I need to just chill out and concentrate on joyful things/ thoughts for a while now... and lose weight. As usual, I already started reading all kinds of VA literature on the knee operation, etc. All of a sudden, we become experts on the problem, don't we?
I got the 'idea'/ thoughts from the top docs that the VA in Milwaukee was a 2nd rate place for knee replacement-- but it's FREE $$$ for me. And because of my UN-surety of their skills and experience, I am only having one knee cut at a time. The finest knee surgeon in S.E. Wisconsin was the guy from St. Luke's, who initially examined me, but told me to have the surgery at the VA... LOL. And yes, I realize that many in the world wish they had my services.... think Pakistan, where many will continue to die without fresh water and food.
As for homosexuality, I consider it an abomination, just as the Bible says! But... does it really matter WHICH sin keeps one from entering heaven?? Actually, the real truth is: NOT accepting the Lord Jesus Christ, is what will send folks to hell forever. And real Christians will learn by Bible consideration and hard study that we are admonished to "put away the old man" and follow Christ, and become Christ-like in words, actions and deeds. 2nd Peter 2nd chapter, verse 9, says: "The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished."
"Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor EFFEMINATE, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,  Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, SHALL INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD." ~ 1ST Corinthians 6:9. My POINT is: It doesn't matter if you are, shot, stabbed of snake bit! You can and will die if ONE of these things happens to you! And even Christ's disciples were guilty of SOME of these sins--- but they repented and stopped practicing these sins AFTER THEY BECAME SAVED !! I would hope that I made my valid point clear enough this time, dear friends. When some of my detractors and enemies point to my past sins--- I can and will say that those sins were in my past, are now forgiven after I accepted Christ, and I don't do those things anymore, PTL. The HOLY SPIRIT is always with us [Believers] to help us avoid and control ourselves, just as Jesus told us so. [The DEFINED King James Version Bible, defines the term EFFEMINATE as: Gk lit: soft, soft to the touch; fig [in the bad sense]:effeminate--of a catamite (a boy sexually used by an adult pedophile): of a boy kept for homosexual relations with a man: of a male who submits his body to unnatural lewdness; of a male prostitute.]. Get the general picture? See: biblefortoday.org
Once we get to heaven, we will be PERFECT! [No sweat, G.I.] We ought to help each other now in the last days. I have a golden circle of friends that I can email or call on the phone to help strengthen me if I get weak, and I encourage my friends too. We are all soldiers of Christ's Army. Stand tall!
Hi everyone. I know I always think what I write is the most important post, but this time, I really do believe this is the most important one to date I have ever written. I know most of you are already believers, but I ask you to read anyway, and pass along to any friends or family you may think would benifit from this. Thank you! God Bless~ http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/2010/08/who-do-you-say-i-am.html
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 10:58 AM PDTBy Joseph Farah WorldNetDaily I can't even count how many times I've written in books and columns about why I am not a "conservative."No matter how many times I do, I am still saddled with the label by friends and adversaries alike.It seems everyone must be a conservative or a liberal in America today.Today I write with a new reason: "Conservatives" don't recognize sin when they see it. Nearly