A mere fifty or sixty years ago I doubt you’d find any practicing Catholic who would say they supported gay ‘marriage’.

People are getting weary of fighting immorality on all levels because what is and isn’t moral has been warped.  Things aren’t always so black and white anymore.  Where black and white once held the bounds of moral and immoral firmly in place, they have now given way to shades of grey.

What God determined as immoral, has been redefined. Lust has become love. Marriage between a man and a woman as God defined it, as been redefined by mere man.

When lust was redefined as “love” people forgot when REAL LOVE meant.
Today’s “love” is a rip off.  A counterfeit of what real love is.

So women read “romance” novels and sigh over what they see as romantic love. While men read porn magazines and lust after the very thing that will lead them to Hell.

We are being desensitized and most of us don’t even know it.

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Obama is a Gift from God

How is Obama a gift from God? Look at it this way. We get what we deserve. The American people voted for Obama. They did so for a complex net of reasons, but when they are all summed up, we chose him. I’m in a hurry this morning, and it would take a very long post to analyze all those complex reasons, but the fact of the matter he is our president and everything is a gift from God.

What interests me is how, looking at history, the bad stuff that happens is also a gift from God because it is his judgement on the human race. This is the message of the Old Testament prophets and the message of the Old Testament to our society today. Read the Old Testament. Understand the prophets. Read the history. See what happened.

The people turn away from God. They turn to their own lust, their own greed, their own cruelty. The drift into complacency and despair and decadence and then they are swept away. Doomsday. Judgement, and all that is a gift of God just as much as the prosperity and peace and goodness and happiness that comes when a person or a nation obeys God and follows his rule book.

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Spock and Kirk on Truth and the Catholic Catechism

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Sexual sins, craved by the lusts of the eyes and flesh, lead to death and hell.

Samson and Delilah

Keith’s weekly Bible study reminds us that God’s precepts and people’s weaknesses never really change. Here’s some hard-fitting, heavy duty scripture and reflection about sins of the flesh, based on Proverbs, Chapter 5.

You can die more than once; you can go to hell more than once. A whorish woman is a certain way to experience both in this life (2:18-19; 7:27; 9:18). Sexual sins, craved by the lusts of the eyes and flesh, lead to death and hell. The lifestyle of adultery and fornication will destroy your soul, life, and body, and take you to hell here and hereafter. Solomon used this chapter to warn his son, and all men, against fornication (5:1). He offered wisdom, understanding, discretion, and knowledge (5:1-2). He sought to save men from the fascinating temptation and horrible dangers of the strange woman (5:3). He described the painful consequences (5:4-14), the safety in a good marriage (5:15-20), the omniscience of God (5:21), and the judgment for such sins (5:22-23). Solomon had more experience with women than any hundred men. He had 700 wives and 300 concubines, and these were high class (I Kgs 11:3). God gave him exceeding great wisdom and understanding to analyze their danger (I Kgs 4:29). He also knew of his father’s adultery with his mother (II Sam 11:1 – 12:25), his brother Amnon’s incest with his sister (II Sam 13:1-39); his brother Absalom’s folly with his father’s concubines (II Sam 16:21-22); and his brother Adonijah’s obsession with Abishag (II Kgs 2:12-25).

He saw death and hell – a miserable life of pain and trouble – caused by adultery many times. All men die physically, but they can also die to joy and success in this life. Wicked men go to hell after death, but there is another hell in this life – a torturous existence of guilt, misery, defeat, and pain. Scripture commonly uses death and hell in this figurative way (23:14; Ps 18:5; 86:13; 116:3; Jonah 2:2; Luke 15:24; I Tim 5:6; Jas 5:20).

The “other woman” has ripped many homes apart. Children were confused; long-term marriages were violated; soul pain was multiplied. Men have lost their jobs, their focus, their health, their wealth, their wives, their children, their reputations, their confidence, their peace, and their souls by this heinous sin. Its results are truly described as death and hell. Ask any sober man who has come back from its death (5:14; Ps 51:8).

Marc Antony lost Rome, and his life, through love for the seductive Cleopatra. These words – death and hell – perfectly describe Lot, destitute in a cave after impregnating his daughters (Gen 19:30-38), and Samson, blindly grinding for the Philistines (Judges 16:21). Solomon himself knew such women to be more bitter than death (Eccl 7:26).

Yet it is no less true that wicked women take men down to literal death, eternal death, and the lake of fire. How many adulterers have been killed by the jealous spouse of their paramour (6:34-35)? How many whoremongers have died from venereal disease (7:23)? How many have become trapped in sexual addiction (5:22-23; 6:32; Hos 4:11)?

All whoremongers, unless the Lord Jesus Christ makes an exception by grace, as in the case of David, will be in the lake of fire (Rev 21:8; I Cor 6:9-11). Her beautiful feet and mincing steps are not as attractive now, are they, young man? That sexy walk leads to death and hell! Her path of sweet seduction and loving liaisons goes down, down, down!

No wonder the Lord Jesus taught the plucking out of right eyes and cutting off of right hands, rather than following the steps of this cruel fiend to hell (Matt 5:27-30). Paul said, “Flee youthful lusts” (II Tim 2:22). Get far away from her, now (5:8)! She hides the precipice over hell behind her skirts! Step back! Run away! Never go near her again!

Solomon’s own son did not heed this lifesaving advice and warning against strange women. But why should he have? His father’s example was unlimited love of many women. Rehoboam, following dad, foolishly lost ten of Israel’s twelve tribes and desired many wives. He had 18 wives and 60 concubines (II Chron 11:21-23).

Fathers! Teach your sons plainly, practically, and pointedly the dangers of whorish women and fornication. This is no small temptation, especially in our ungodly generation with every former limitation being taken out of the way for greedy lasciviousness. Keep your sons far from her! Teach them to avoid her at all costs! There will be death and hell to pay! Her love is a lie! And her reward is bitter and sharp pain (5:4; 6:28,33; 23:27).

Don’t look at her enticements; look at her path; it leads straight to death and hell(II Thess 2:9-15)!

Written and submitted by Keith F.