Illinois Senate Votes to Require Public Schools to Teach About Homosexuals in National, State History

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Senate has advanced a bill that would require public schools to teach children about homosexuals and transgenders in national and state history. The legislation is opposed by at least one family group in the state.

S.B. 3249 cleared the Senate 34-18 on Wednesday, and now moves to the House for consideration.

“In public schools only, the teaching of history shall include a study of the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this state,” the bill reads.

It also states that “[t]extbooks authorized to be purchased … must include the roles and contributions of all people protected under the Illinois Human Rights Act.”

Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, who sponsored the legislation, told reporters that she believes the requirement would teach students to be more accepting of homosexuals and transgenders.

“By teaching students an inclusive curriculum, Illinois classrooms will promote acceptance and a more accurate portrayal of history,” she told the State Journal-Register. “LGBT students also will learn about people who had some similar qualities to them and became historical role models.”

However, the Illinois Family Institute says that while students should be taught to be respectful to others, public schools shouldn’t be normalizing certain lifestyles in children’s minds contrary to their family’s values.

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“It is well known that the controversies of the transgender and homosexual movements are in direct contradiction to the clear Judeo-Christian beliefs of many in Illinois,” Ralph Rivera wrote to legislators. “Schools should teach that we should be respectful of each student and each person. This is what we all agree on. However, schools should not be used to advocate for lifestyles that are against the religious values of the students and parents.”

“The left’s motive is what it always is: It is to normalize homosexuality,” spokeswoman Laurie Higgins also told the Associated Press.

If passed, Illinois would be the second state to require schools to include homosexual history in their curriculum. California signed the Fair Education Act into law in 2012.

Read the bill in full here.

Some Christians believe that ongoing concerns in public schools serve as all the more reason for parents to homeschool.

“Throughout Israel’s history, God ordained that thousands upon thousands of Israelite parents teach their children at home in Israel. The only time that did not happen was when they had no choice and their children were taken from them,” wrote Matthew and Ellen Gerwitz in 2014 on the “IndoctriNation” film website.

“Education is just one tool in the hands of the Creator who ultimately decides the direction every life will take. Parents who voluntarily choose to allow Egypt or Babylon to educate their children when they still have the freedom to educate them according to God’s mandate are without excuse,” they said.

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  • Amos Moses – He>i

    gotta recruit them …..must insure the constant supply of younger bodies to debauch …..

    • Mark Cash

      It’s so interesting to me that you fear this idea of “recruitment” so much when you’re an evangelizing Christian. Recruitment is your middle name! Well, not everyone in this world is a malleable puppet who is suggestible to other people’s attempts to sway them. I have no problem telling Jehovah’s Witnesses to leave me alone when they attempt to win me over, and I’d have no problem telling homosexuals the same thing. Oh…wait. They never DO try to recruit. It’s a pretty ridiculous idea to start with, trying to urge someone to change sexuality.

      • Amos Moses – He>i

        NOPE … we do not “recruit” anyone ….. we proclaim the gospel ….. Christ does the rest ….. our only job is to PRESENT the truth ….. it is not our job to CONVINCE you or anyone what the truth is …… if it is not self-evident that it is the truth …… then it is not my problem ….. nor do i care if you reject it …… but i will continue to proclaim it as truth …. because it is ….

        • Mark Cash

          You wouldn’t be called “evangelicals” if you didn’t recruit. Look the word up sometime. Or rather, I’ll do it for you: “zealous in advocating something.”

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            you cannot even define what “evangelical” means ….. it has nothing to do with “recruitment” …… FAIL …………

          • Mark Cash

            Its root is in the word “evangelize”. You’ve already been told what that means. I think you are the one who fails.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            From G2097; a preacher of the gospel: – evangelist.

            From G2095 and G32; to announce good news (“evangelize”) especially the gospel: – declare, bring (declare, show) glad (good) tidings, preach (the gospel).

            NOTHING there about “recruitment” ……….. FAIL …………

          • Mark Cash

            All right, then don’t start saying homosexuals recruit, because they don’t.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            they most certainly do ……. as they cannot REPRODUCE among themselves …….. and the only way for them to find others to DEBAUCH is to RECRUIT ………….. and the best way they have found to do that is lie to them when they are still children ………. making it pedophilia …………..

          • Mark Cash

            That’s ridiculous! People don’t change their sexuality and even if they could there would be no need or even interest in changing other people! And pedophilia means having sex with children which is completely unrelated to homosexuality! How can you not know that?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            REALLY …. so “gender fluidity” is a LIE ………. and you want to tell that to the TRANSWHATEVERS ……. REALLY …… “And pedophilia means having sex with children which is completely unrelated to homosexuality! ” …… not when you lie to them as children so that when they become older you can then successfully target them …..

            it is called GROOMING ………

          • Mark Cash

            Who’s talking about gender fluidity? Stay on topic, we’re talking about homosexuality. Not transgenders, not pedophiles, not anyone else you’re trying to demonize. Homosexuals.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “Who’s talking about gender fluidity? ”

            “People don’t change their sexuality and even if they could there would be no need ”

            so you are saying GENDER FLUIDITY does not exist …… do we understand you correctly ……. CAREFUL ….. you are about to FALL into SELF CONTRADICTION …………

          • Mark Cash

            I’m not saying ANYTHING about gender fluidity, I don’t know the first thing ABOUT gender fluidity. But it’s unrelated to what we are talking about. And the little I DO know about gender fluidity doesn’t mean that you can move around on the scale, it means that you might find yourself at different points on the scale (and remain there)…not different from bisexuality and very much in line with the idea of there being a “scale”. A bisexual person can’t change any more than a gay or straight person, although they might be attracted to a person of either sex.

  • 337noname

    Will they teach them about how many thousands of them die from a disease they give each other?

  • Reason2012

    Adults continue to permanently turn away from homosexuality, even after decades of believing the lie they were “born that way”, proving it’s not genetic, but the product of indoctrination, confusion, mental instability and/or abuse.

    Homosexual behavior is most literally pointed out as a sin, and God has not changed on that regard. But if a person has those inclinations but does not act upon them, does not dwell in lust upon others, but is instead struggling against them to avoid them, then it’s not a sin. It’s just like sinful inclinations of any kind: it’s acting upon it when it becomes a sin.

    And this is what God says about sin and specifically the behavior of homosexuality:

    Romans 1:26-27 ”For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: (27) And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their_lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”

    1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ”Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate [men who willingly take on the part of a “woman” with another man], nor abusers of themselves with mankind [s odomites], (10) Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”

    1 Timothy 1:9-10 ”Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, (10) For_whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind [s odomites], for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;”

    Jude 1:7 ”Even as_Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”

    Luke 17:29 ”[Jesus said] But the same day that Lot went out of_Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.”

    Matthew 19:4-6 ”And he [Jesus] answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, (5) And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? (6) Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”

    Jesus made it quite clear God made us male and female so that a man will leave his father and mother (not two fathers, not three mothers and so on) and cleave onto his wife (not his husband and so on).

    The Word of God rebukes us all – even if we all try to say we don’t believe the Bible, the very Word of God will be our judge when we face Him. And God is a righteous judge and will judge us all – not turn a blind eye to our sin. Do not be deceived by the world: it’s God we will have to convince that His word was a lie, not men. What happened in Noah’s day when the entire world rejected God? Did God spare them because there were so many? No – they all perished except for Noah and his family!

    Proverbs 9:10 ”The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”

    God spared not His chosen people – we are kidding ourselves if we think He will spare the United States of America if we choose to blatantly turn away from Him.

    Jeremiah 12:17 ”But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith the LORD.”

    Luke 17:28-30 “So also as it was in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; (29) but the day Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from the heaven and destroyed them all. (30) Even so it shall be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.”

    Romans 1:18-32 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold [suppress] the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

    For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

    Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

    For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

    And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, m urder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

    The entire Bible points out men having_sex with men is an abomination. Likewise woman having_sex with women. It’s not just Paul that pointed it out.

    Genesis 19:4-13 “But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of S odom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them [men wanting to have_sex with men].

    And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing [he offers his daughters to be_raped to keep them from having_sex with another man – shows_rape is not the issue but male on male_sex]; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.

    And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door. But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

    And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place: For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.”

    These two messengers were sent to destroy that place before the event where they tried to_rape these messengers.

    Leviticus 18:22 “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”

    Leviticus 20:13 “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination …”

    Even cross-dressing is an abomination:

    Deuteronomy 22:5 “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.”

    Deuteronomy 23:17 “There shall be no_whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a s odomite of the sons of Israel.”

    1 Kings 22:46 “And the remnant of the s odomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land.”

    1 Kings 15:11-12 “And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father. And he took away the s odomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.”

    2 Kings 23:7 “And he brake down the houses of the s odomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove.”

    Ezekiel 16:49-50 “Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister S odom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.”

    And the “pride” parades about homosexuality are more of the same.

    Even Jesus points out marriage is a man and a woman.

    Matthew 19:4-5 “And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?”

    Not father and father. Not mother and mother. Not his husband.

    And only two people of opposite gender can become “one flesh”.

    Live forever, people – not temporarily only to be cast out for living for the things of this world.

    May God/Jesus Christ be glorified!

    • MessengerFromSevenSeas

      And any of that is relevant to this topic because…..?

  • They cannot read/write at their grade level and enough of them cannot tell what time it is looking at a traditional clock but there is time and resources to teach them about perverts and their perversions in school?????

    • Susan Perelka

      Believe it or not, these kids don’t even know cursive, just enough so they can barely sign their name in it. Very interesting, considering our founding documents and letters from that generation were all written in cursive. “Don’t worry, believe us, this is what it says, we translated it to English for you”. So, how can they read themselves to see if they are telling the truth or not? I took my son out of public school after 8th grade (my daughter after 1st) and was shocked to find out he couldn’t read cursive and barely could sign his name in it. I smell a rat. He and my daughter now know cursive. Be vigilant parents, the deceivers are out in force.

      • I agree with all you said 100%.

      • Nick Halflinger

        “Very interesting, considering our founding documents and letters from
        that generation were all written in cursive. ‘Don’t worry, believe us,
        this is what it says, we translated it to English for you’.”

        And do you read ancient Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic or do you just trust what Queen James tells you?

  • TheSayer

    ….and their role in the spread of AIDS because the community was stubborn to reason and good old common sense and are still so now.

    • Kevin Canuckster

      And that living this lifestyle reduces their lifespan by 8 – 20years on average.

  • MessengerFromSevenSeas

    Well….if there are homosexuals who figure in national or state history – as there are – schools should be teaching about them, right? Whether you approve of homosexuality or not, we can’t pretend homosexual people don’t and/or haven’t existed and have played roles in the history of the country. This seems like the kind of thing you shouldn’t even need a law for, if you ask me.

    • Sabienne

      The difference is that Illinois wants to put their homosexuality at the top of their “accomplishments.”

      • MessengerFromSevenSeas

        Well, I didn’t see anything in the article, even from the law’s critics, that said they would do that. I’m just saying, when we teach history, let’s just teach history. It shouldn’t matter what someone’s sexual orientation is or was, if they played a part in history, teach that. Even teaching about the history of LGBT people in general. Like it or not, it is a part of history, it’s things that happened. I mean, come on now, there’s a lot of things and people in history most of us don’t approve of, but we teach about them because they were important parts of history.

        • Sabienne

          You want history? Fine, then they can start with the biggest of all. They can start teaching about homosexuals and the AIDS epidemic.

          • ppp777

            Propaganda is clearly their aim , the truth would have them put down .

          • MessengerFromSevenSeas

            Well, they can teach the truth about it, (which is what I’ve been talking about all along here) which is, yes, for various reasons, it was and is more prevalent among homosexuals, but not as some seem to imply, limited to them, not by any stretch of the imagination. (because, for one thing, what you guys probably think of as “gay sex” isn’t limited to gays, nor do all gays do that, for that matter)

            I guess I just have a different reaction to things like that than a lot of people here. I see something like that, something about AIDS among homosexuals, and I think “OK let’s see if we do something to reduce that.” People here, their response seems to be “Arrrgh! Ban the gays!!”

          • Sabienne

            This is a Christian site, and the Bible is very clear about homosexuality. Perhaps you should be cheerleading for the sodomites on a gay forum.

          • MessengerFromSevenSeas

            I’ve looked at the comment guidelines for this site; there’s nothing that says I can’t post here if I’m not a Christian or if I have opposing views. Just as long as I don’t have what they call “a contentious spirit”, that is.

          • Susan Perelka

            A “contentious spirit” means someone who just comes to start a fight. They love to fight and quarrel. It is their “practice” which means their habit. They don’t come to discuss, but start trouble because they are very prideful. Just thought I would let you know that is the biblical definition of “contentious”, thought it only fair that you know what it means. I hope that clarifies it for you.

            I don’t mind hearing how non-christian’s think, it helps me to understand where they are coming from. I hope they will be willing to hear me out also, in a respectful way. “Contentious” people don’t want to do that, they just want to pick a fight no matter what. There are contentious people on both sides of the isle. Christians should stop it because God does not like it and I think the moderators block it because it isn’t productive, it just creates hate.

          • MessengerFromSevenSeas

            Thanks for the thoughtful and respectful reply…though I think people who really want to avoid any “contentious spirits” would be advised to completely avoid the Internet altogether. I think that’s one of the chief uses of the Internet; arguing. Possibly either right ahead of or behind “watching cat videos”…

            You said people are pretending to be something they’re not, meaning pretending to be Christians when they’re not? I don’t know about that. You might feel that someone isn’t a Christian when they claim to be, but that would be a different matter. The person most likely sincerely believes they are a Christian, so I wouldn’t call that “pretending.”

          • Susan Perelka

            If they believe it and really aren’t- it is what the bible then refers to as “self-deception” because they were a hearer of Gods Word, but not a doer and because of it they are self-deceived. Both are possible according to the bible. They never really wanted the truth to begin with, they just wanted an easy way out. They came to God on their terms (not His), thinking they could still get the promises.

            It’s like telling your boss, I know you hired me to wash the cars, but I want the pay, even though I didn’t wash them. What would the boss have to say about that? The person may have all kinds of “reasons” why they think that is fair, but the boss told them the terms in order to receive the pay, he never lied to them, they are the ones who didn’t want to accept it. (They never intended to listen in the first place). So, they don’t wash the cars (and aren’t employed), but go around telling everyone they are a car washer and they are getting paid, when in reality they aren’t, but they sincerely believe they are, I think we would call that case more delusional than pretender. Somehow, they think they are an exception to the rule.

            It’s really arrogant pride at work here. The pretenders do so for financial gain or power, they know what they are doing. I refer to them as Jesus pimpers.

            Then some people have never been given the truth to begin with, they have been deceived by someone, may have grown up in a religion that twisted the truth in the bible.

            In any of the cases, isn’t the loving thing to point out the truth to them?

            If the medicine you are taking won’t cure you, but I know of the medicine that will, shouldn’t I tell you about it? If I withhold that information, aren’t I hateful towards them? They may listen or they may not, but at least I tried to help or in the case of the pretender, warn them, but the warning is with the hope they will listen, stop, and turn away from it, so they are healed. The reason should be because of love and care for people, not for selfish reasons.

            Not sure if I said that well enough, I hope I did. The example I used was kind of clumsy because salvation is a free gift, but when you accept it (on Gods terms) there are wonderful promises given to you.

            This is something which doesn’t get discussed in the church in a lot of places, but it should be because it’s in the bible also. When non-believers call a lot of christians “hypocrites”, sadly a lot of times they are correct. Sometimes they aren’t because the christian is doing what the bible says, it’s just the unbeliever doesn’t know it says it. So then they aren’t really a hypocrite, but instead very genuine. The person just didn’t want to accept what they were saying.

            Christians aren’t perfect, but sometimes can stumble, but God intervenes in those cases with discipline. They just don’t make a “practice/habit” of it. If it is a “practice” than the bible says it shows they aren’t truly His because God changes a persons heart when they come to Him. That’s what “born again” means.. they are a new person by Gods grace and power.

            As for your comment about lot’s of contentious people on the internet, sadly I agree. So much hate for one another. We are all human beings, we ought to love one another and be respectful to each other. Our culture today has become very toxic. We can disagree respectfully. Pride is the root of why we don’t. Pride wants to force others, love encourages others to consider.

            I don’t know about you, but I am weary of all the fighting and name calling. My hearts desire is to see a change. Thanks for being willing to hear me out, I appreciate it.

  • Sabienne

    PRAYER FOR ILLINOIS (From the Illinois Family Institute)

    Heavenly Father,

    alone are worthy of all praise, honor and glory. You are the King of
    all kings and Lord of all lords. You have no equal. You sit on the
    heavenly throne and rule over the universe and
    everything in it, including the affairs of man. Though our mortal
    minds can’t fathom Your greatness, nor begin to understand Your mercy
    toward us, we believe Your Word and its promises, because You are
    unchanging, ever faithful and completely trustworthy.
    And we believe that You love us because You took on human flesh and
    took the punishment we deserve so that we could spend eternity with You.

    Father, we thank you!

    we humbly implore You to move in Illinois, which is sick and in
    desperate need of healing. Many have turned away from You and have done
    what seems right to them; to their peril. Even
    some who proclaim You as Lord live no differently than the world.

    Lord, please forgive us for the wickedness of our culture.

    forgive me for falling short of Your call to holiness. Give me the
    strength I need to overcome the lies of Satan and the sinful desires of
    my old nature.

    us all for our failure to recognize that You alone sit on the throne.
    Forgive us for not speaking out when schools indoctrinate our children
    with godless ideology.

    us for our apathy and lack of love for our neighbors; for looking the
    other way as we allow things once called evil to be called good.

    us for feeling as though there’s nothing that can be done to remove the
    darkness over our land, when Your Word is clear that there’s hope and
    have called us to shine the light of

    In 2
    Chronicles 7:14, You
    say “if My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and
    pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear
    from heaven, and I will forgive their sin
    and will heal their land.”

    Illinois’ healing is contingent upon us.

    You see all things and know all things. You already know all that
    plagues Illinois. But You also tell us that we don’t receive because we
    don’t ask. (James

    we specifically appeal to You to stop the Equal Rights Amendment, which
    will enshrine abortion rights into the U.S. Constitution, force states
    to subsidize abortion, and strike down
    laws that protect women and children.

    ask that You would stop the efforts to subject children to further
    indoctrination into perverse sexual behavior that Your Word clearly says
    is sin. Father, we pray for the demise of
    HB 5596 and SB 3249.

    Lord, please protect our children.

    ask that the plans of the proponents to legalize “recreational”
    marijuana would fall apart. We pray that this juggernaut would be
    derailed and that our lawmakers would fully realize
    the dramatic, costly and deadly consequences of approving this
    legislation. We pray that IFI and other opponents of this policy would
    have success in educating and activating voters in Illinois to the

    Thank you for hearing our prayer, Lord.


    • ♥LadyInChrist♥InGodITrust♥


  • Susan Perelka

    Abba Father, You know the thoughts, motives, and intentions of every heart. I ask You to search the hearts of every individual in our land, that has authority over our children in the education system. Father, if there are any with ill intentions, trying to deceive our young ones in any way or to physically harm them, that You yourself would stop them. If they will not repent, then I ask that you would remove the authority from them and deliver our children from their hands. If they are setting traps, let our children go free, and let the wicked instead get caught. Replace them with individuals who’s intentions are righteous. Thank You Father, for hearing the cries of Your people. We seek shelter under Your wings. In Jesus Mighty Name. AMEN

  • ppp777

    You have to remember these reprobates are recruiters not producers .

  • Susan Perelka

    Why do christian’s say homosexuality is a sin?

    Because God says it is. HOWEVER, it is not the only sin man has done. Other sexual sins are there too; Fornication, adultery, effeminate. But so is lying, greed, drunkeness, idolatry, coveting, murder, etc…….. No sin gets a pass just because society is trying to declare it not to be a sin.

    ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. The wages of sin is death. The point is, we have ALL sinned against a Righteous and Holy God. We have ALL broken His laws (which He has the right to establish since it is ALL His creation – He made it all, not us). We are in REBELLION against the Creator and deserve death, ALL of us.

    But praise God, that His MERCY is greater than His wrath. His wrath is coming, judgement will fall because a Holy God must punish sin (rebellion). However, He has provided a way out, He is temporarily holding back His wrath.

    Jesus, God put Himself in flesh (Son of God and Son of man), had NO sin and could take our sin upon Himself (since He had none Himself to pay for). God placed His wrath upon “Himself” because He is merciful and, in love, wants to rescue you from your bondage in sin. Since Jesus took our sin upon Himself, then the debt we owe God is paid in full. Gods justice is satisfied. Both His justice and His love were shown on that cross.

    BUT you must accept it by FAITH. How? You must grieve over the sins you committed against Him, you must desire to no longer rebel against the Creator, and “choose” to submit your life to Him from now on (He becomes Lord in your life), you come to Him in “humility” (It is called repentance-the first step).

    Then you “accept” what Jesus did on the cross for you, He paid your sin debt fully. You “accept” the free gift God is offering you. That is the way to become “born again” and now have PEACE with God. Before, you were his enemy because of your rebellion. BUT you can no longer be under His wrath, but under His grace (undeserved favor) through Jesus. Jesus is the only one who can forgive. You will be safe in Jesus on the day of Gods judgement.

    BUT it is on Gods terms, not ours. Our terms are rebellion against God. (God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble) When you do this, God changes your heart. You are no longer a slave to sin. You have been set free by Jesus. He gives you the power to overcome. You now become a child of God. What about you? What will you choose?