Archive for Christianity
The question as posed: “Are same-sex couples just like you?” (“You” meaning heterosexual couples).
My answer: “Only if they can have children through sexual intercourse. Oh, wait; they can’t even have sexual intercourse (whether it’s a male or a female couple being considered). The best they can manage is mutual masturbation sessions.”
Couched in technical language is a frank admission from Erwin: the history of life shows abrupt jumps in form that are not bridged by gradual “gradation of form from one species to the next.” In other words, it’s the opposite of what an evolutionary view might expect. Erwin even admits the first appearance of body plans is “abrupt”
#17 is the one that I find the most persuasive: “It is characteristic of divine dealing to deliver believers before a divine judgment is inflicted on the world as illustrated in the deliverance of Noah, Lot, Rahab, etc. (2 Peter 2:5-9).”
The angels had to physically drag Lot from Sodom before God’s judgement on the city could commence. God shut the door to the ark before the first drop of rain fell. The Tribulation is a period of God’s judgement on the World. As Christians, our judgement has already been dealt with, in Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. There is no need for us to endure God’s judgement; there is no need for the Church to be “purified”. Our purification has already been accomplished at Calvary. I believe that God will remove the Church from the World before the Tribulation begins.
I would like to add that, if we believe that God broke His promises to Israel, then there’s really no reason to think He wouldn’t break His promises to us.