Friendship with the World and Homosexuality

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by: Jared

“You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. ”  James 4:4

Why is everyone talking about homosexuality these days?  It seems like everywhere you turn, there it is; on the television, on the internet, and in the papers.  Why is it so popular?  The answer is the following: We are in a battle, and homosexuality is a tool of the enemy.

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Are You Enjoying God?

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When you think of God, what do you think of? Many Christians lack imagination when they think of God.  Yes, He is all-knowing and all-present, but a lot of times we don’t really think about Him much more beyond that. What we think about God will determine our level of enjoyment in our relationship with God. This are why the names of God are so important: They give us insights into the beauty, drama, and majesty of God.

My idea of who God is will be different from yours because of my worldviews and circumstances. And your will be different because of your worldviews. I met someone once who always pictured God as angry, and thinking of Him as a loving Daddy was a big stretch! What about if you believe that God doesn’t really care what happens on earth? Then thinking of Him as your rock during hard times would be hard. Is God more abstract to you? Or more personal?

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Friendship With The World- Physical Purity

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written by Jared

 We live in a culture that doesn’t respect the Bible’s claim for purity.  The idea of staying both physically and emotionally pure, as you wait for your future spouse, is not regularly practiced.  In fact, this idea is mocked.  You would think that a man of purity, such as Tim Tebow, should be a role-model for our children.  The remnant honors him, but our culture mocks his virginity.  Why?  Because it shines a light on their inner guilt and shame.   Remember the following: The enemy loves dating because it deceives God’s little-ones into sin and shame.

From ancient past up until the 1950’s, the idea of dating didn’t really exist.  We have become so accustomed to idea of dating, that we fail to recognize its danger.  Dating is a pseudo-marriage.  The couple becomes exclusive.  They are physical.  Often, the pseudo-marriage ends in pseudo-divorce, and the two people are the worse for it.  By the time marriage comes, they’ve been attached, torn apart, and reattached to so many people (both physically and emotionally) that they go into real marriage tattered and torn.  Most people, in hindsight, will admit to these facts.  And yet, parents continue to encourage or allow their children to date while saying, “Isn’t that cute?”

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Friendship With The World- Introduction (Part 1)

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This series is written by my husband.  I’ll be posting the series every Thursday, so if you like it follow us online to get the latest posts.

 

“You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.” – James 4:4

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Your Life is on a Big Screen T.V.

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You’ve probably seen movies with that big screen billboard in Times Square, right? Or maybe you have actually gone to New York City and seen it. What if every thought you have and every moment you live (both good and bad) was up on that screen? Every time you thought something terrible about a person or a family member; every time you lost your temper; every time you lusted about a man. It was all up there and people just sat there and watched. That would be pretty intimidating wouldn’t it?

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Guarding your Home: Closing the Door to Satan

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God has given women a powerful job. He has called us to manage our homes. (Titus 2:3-5) This may not seem like job with power but remember who hates the home: Satan. He has a special hatred for our home because it houses the family (and God loves the family). Satan wants to make his way into your home.  He prowls around like a lion searching for families to devour.  (1 Peter 5:8) You must be on our guard. If you choose to sin or stay in sin, it leaves the gates open for the enemy. If you get angry or bitter and don’t resolve it, if you can’t control lustful or sinful thoughts etc., you are leaving your home open for him and your sin will effect your children and your husband.

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