“Gay Marriage – Why Are “Christians” Divided?” – Shane Idleman

November 12th, 2016 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on “Gay Marriage – Why Are “Christians” Divided?” – Shane Idleman)

​When Christians believe that God has given them the authority to change truth in order to keep it relevant, they are departing from God.
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“Opposing Gay Marriage – 5 Reasons Why It’s Not Hate Speech” – Shane Idleman

September 4th, 2016 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on “Opposing Gay Marriage – 5 Reasons Why It’s Not Hate Speech” – Shane Idleman)

To say that authentic Christians hate or fear those trapped in the homosexual lifestyle demonstrates a gross misunderstanding of the Christian faith.
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6/26/15 “Opposing Gay Marriage – 5 Reasons Why It’s Not Hate Speech” – Pastor Shane Idleman

June 26th, 2015 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 6/26/15 “Opposing Gay Marriage – 5 Reasons Why It’s Not Hate Speech” – Pastor Shane Idleman)

Times change but God’s standards do not change. No matter how many laws are passed in favor of sexual orientation, it will not change God’s mind. His principles are guardrails through the canyons of life. State legislators are removing these guardrails.​
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5-5-14 – “Pastor Offers 5 Biblical Reasons Why Gay-Marriage Is Wrong” – Pastor Shane Idleman

May 5th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 5-5-14 – “Pastor Offers 5 Biblical Reasons Why Gay-Marriage Is Wrong” – Pastor Shane Idleman)

Many say that we cannot take a position on homosexuality because all positions will hurt someone. Here’s my question: “Are those who defend homosexuality, or who say nothing, truly loving the homosexual, or are they simply seeking to avoid conflict?” If they are more worried about being liked than being truthful, do they really care for homosexuals more than the person who is willing to risk their reputation, and quite possibly their safety, in order to speak the truth in love? The answer is obvious: Authentic Christians love the truth, and others, so much so that they are willing to risk the consequences of confrontation in order to help others. This is genuine love, not hatred. “When we become so tolerant that we lead people into mental fog and spiritual darkness, we are not acting like Christians—we are acting like cowards” (A.W. Tozer).
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4/26/2014 – “Gay Marriage : What Does God Say Not Jars Of Clay” – Shane Idleman

April 26th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 4/26/2014 – “Gay Marriage : What Does God Say Not Jars Of Clay” – Shane Idleman)

Many say that we cannot take a position on homosexuality because all positions will hurt someone. Here’s my question: “Are those who defend homosexuality, or who say nothing, truly loving the homosexual, or are they simply seeking to avoid conflict?” If they are more worried about being liked than being truthful, do they really care for homosexuals more than the person who is willing to risk their reputation, and quite possibly their safety, in order to speak the truth in love? The answer is obvious: Authentic Christians love the truth, and others, so much so that they are willing to risk the consequences of confrontation in order to help others. This is genuine love, not hatred. “When we become so tolerant that we lead people into mental fog and spiritual darkness, we are not acting like Christians—we are acting like cowards” (A.W. Tozer).
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4-3-14 “An Open Letter to Brendan Eich; Pastor Says, “You Don’t Have to Apologize””

April 4th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 4-3-14 “An Open Letter to Brendan Eich; Pastor Says, “You Don’t Have to Apologize””)

My hope is that readers will read the entire article before drawing any conclusions. I have nothing but compassion for those trapped in the homosexual lifestyle. Those who strongly believe in the Bible and God’s will regarding sexual behavior, also strongly believe in unconditional love and forgiveness. To say that authentic Christians hate, or fear, those trapped in the homosexual lifestyle demonstrates a gross misunderstanding of the principles of the Christian faith. To “speak the truth in love” simply comes from a desire to honor God, and to truly love and care for others.
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1/5/2013 – Marriage & Divorce—the walls built to protect may imprison – Shane Idleman

January 4th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 1/5/2013 – Marriage & Divorce—the walls built to protect may imprison – Shane Idleman)

Part four in a series …

As stated last week: A Focus on the Family newsletter stated that when a research team studied 5,232 married adults who were interviewed in the late 1980s, they discovered that 645 of them were unhappily married. Five years later, these same adults (some divorced, separated, or still married) were interviewed again. The study revealed that two-thirds of the unhappily married spouses who stayed together were actually happier five years later. The opposite is often true for those divorced. Although those who divorce may temporarily escape the pain, divorce introduces new emotional and relational difficulties.
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12/29/2012 – Marriages are failing because the foundation has weakened – Shane Idleman

December 29th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 12/29/2012 – Marriages are failing because the foundation has weakened – Shane Idleman)

Part three in a series on marriage…

Throughout my teen years, I worked with my father in the under-ground construction business. My dad’s closest friends, builders respected for their work, were very careful in preparing the ground and laying the foundation…
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